APRIL 24 2018 List of Valid ID in the Philippines
List of Valid ID in the Philippines and Supporting Documents

ID or Identity Card may be used to prove a person's identity. Here in the Philippines. There are 2 kinds, the Primary and the Secondary. ID’s with security features are considered as primary on the other hand ID’s with no security features are secondary.



Check the list of ID's in the Philippines  and find out if your ID is now a primary or a secondary


List of Primary Valid IDs in the Philippines

  • Philippine Passport – Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
  • UMID Card – Single ID Card of all SSS, GSIS, Philhealth and PAG-IBIG Members
  • PRC ID – Professional Regulations Commission
  • IBP ID – Integrated Bar of the Philippines
  • Digitised BIR Taxpayer’s ID – Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)
  • Senior Citizen’s ID Card – Office of Senior Citizen’s Affairs (OSCA)
  • Diplomat ID – Philippine Embassy
  • Voter’s ID – Commission on Election (COMELEC)
  • New Digitized Postal ID – Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost)
  • OFW ID – Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
  • Driver’s License – Land Transportation Office (LTO)
  • SSS Card – Social Security System (SSS)
  • GSIS Card – Government Service Insurance System (GSIS)
  • OWWA ID – Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)


List of Secondary IDs and Supporting Documents in the Philippines

  • Police Clearance – Philippine National Police (PNP)
  • PhilHealth ID Card – Philippine Health Insurance Corporation
  • TIN ID Card – Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)
  • NBI Clearance – National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)
  • Barangay Certification – Barangay Hall
  • Community Tax Certificate (Cedula) – Barangay Hall
  • Seaman’s Book – Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA)
  • Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) or Immigrant Certification of Registration – Bureau of Immigration
  • POEA Card – Philippine Overseas Employment Association (POEA)
  • Consular ID – Philippine Embassy
  • DSWD Certification – Department of Social Welfare and Development
  • PRA Special Resident Retiree Visa – Philippine Retirement Authority
  • NCWDP Certification – National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons
  • Firearms Licence – PNP Firearms and Explosives Office
  • PLRA ID – Philippine Leisure and Retirement Authority
  • PSA Birth Certificate – Philippine Statistics Authority
  • Marriage Contract – Philippine Statistics Authority
  • Student’s ID – School Registrar’s Office


Primary and Secondary are both important. Make sure to secure these ID’s because if you lost it you need to re apply for a new one and it would be a big hassle in your part.


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