List of Valid ID’s in the Philippines

A Valid Identification Card (Valid ID) or Government ID is very essential to our existence. As long as you live in this country it is very important to have and keep an ID card. Aside from your NSO Birth Certificate, a valid ID or government ID is a proof of your citizenship. Many industries and institutions need a quick identification and verification of it’s members, for this reason ID’s were created.

Some ID’s are only applicable to one institution but other’s can be used to identify you as a citizen of the Philippines. That’s what we call a “VALID ID” or “GOVERNMENT ID”.

Some transactions like sending money to your relatives far away or even abroad needs your valid ID to proceed. Going abroad needs a valid ID (Passport), driving in the public roads needs ID (Driver’s license), opening a bank account needs valid ID’s, and many more.


If you want smooth and easy transactions, you should have at least 2 of this list of Valid ID’s in the Philippines.

Complete List of Valid ID’s in the Philippines 2016

No.ID NameGovernment Agency
1.Philippine PassportDepartment of Foregn Affairs (DFA)
2.Driver’s LicenseLand Transportation Office (LTO)
3.SSS CardSocial Security System (SSS)
4.GSIS CardGovernment Service Insurance System (GSIS)
5.Philhealth CardPhilhealth
6.Voter’s IDCommission on Election (COMELEC)
7.Postal IDPhilippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost)
8.TIN IDBureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)
9.PRC IDProfessional Regulations Commission
10.NBI ClearanceNational Bureau of Investigation (NBI)
11.Police ClearancePhilippine National Police (PNP)
12.Barangay CertificationBarangay Hall
13.Seaman’s BookMaritime Industry Authority (MARINA)
14.Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) or Immigrant Certification of RegistrationBureau of Immigration
15.OFW IDDepartment of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
16.OWWA IDOverseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)
17.Diplomat IDPhilippine Embassy
18.POEA CardPhilippine Overseas Employment Association (POEA)
19.Consular IDPhilippine Embassy
20.DSWD CertificationDepartment of Social Welfare and Development
21.PRA Special Resident Retiree VisaPhilippine Retirement Authority
22.NCWDP CertificationNational Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons
23.PNP Firearms and Explosives OfficeFirearms License
24.PLRA IDPhilippine Leisure and Retirement Authority
25.OSCA / Senior Citizen’s CardOffice of Senior Citizen’s Affairs
26.BIR Taxpayer’s IDBureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)
27.NSO Birth CertificateNational Statistics Office
28.Marriage ContractNational Statistics Office
29.Community Tax CertificateBarangay Hall
30.Student’s IDSchool Registrar’s Office
31.UMID CardSingle ID Card of all SSS, GSIS, Philhealth and PAG-IBIG Members

That was the complete list of Valid ID’s in the Philippines. Share to your friends that needs this information.


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