SSS Membership Application Requirements

To become a member of Social Security System (SSS), applicants must first meet the SSS membership application requirements. The set of requirements vary from status of individual applicant like single or married and has children or not. It also depends on the type of application whether walk-in or online applicant.

Check out the list of ID Cards and/or documents listed below for you to bring at the SSS Branch.

SSS Membership Application Requirements

SSS Membership Application Requirements

For walk-in applicants

Before going to the nearest SSS Branch to apply for SSS Membership, make sure to bring the required ID cards and/or documents listed at the bottom of this article. Dress properly and bring a black ballpen.

For online applicants

For those who have applied online, make sure to bring your printed Personal Record Form, SSS Number Slip including the SSS Application Confirmation Email Body. The SSS Application Confirmation Email was sent in your email after you clicked the “Generate SS Number” button on the online application form. If you don’t know this, check your email and make sure to look also in the SPAM Folder if not found in Email Inbox.

 Online Application: If you want to learn how to apply online rather than going to spend waiting hours in SSS Branch, read How to Apply for SSS Membership Online for Non-Members

List of Required ID Cards and/or Documents for the Issuance of SS Number

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. In the absence of the Birth Certificate, bring any of the following documents:
    • Baptismal Certificate
    • Driver’s License
    • Passport
    • Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Card
    • Seaman’s Book(Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book)
  3. In the absence Birth Certificate and ID cards/documents listed above, bring any two (2) of the following, both with the Correct Name and at least one(1) with Birth Date:
    • (GSIS) card/Member’s Record/Certificate of Membership
    • Police Clearance
    • Postal ID card
    • School ID card
    • Company ID card
    • Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN) card
    • Voter’s Identification card or Affidavit/Certificate of Registration
    • ATM Card (with cardholder’s name)
    • Alien Certificate of Registration
    • Bank Account Passbook
    • Baptismal Certificate of child/children
    • Birth Certificate of child/children
    • Certificate of Licensure/Qualification Document from Maritime Industry Authority
    • Certificate from Office of Muslim Affairs
    • Certificate from Office of Northern Cultural Community
    • Certificate from Office of Southern Cultural Community
    • Certificate of Naturalization from the Bureau of Immigration
    • Company Representative Authorization Card(ACR) issued by SSS
    • Credit card
    • Firearm License card issued by Philippine National Police (PNP)
    • Fisherman’s card issued by Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)
    • Health or Medical Card
    • Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG) Member’s Data Form
    • ID card issued by (LGUs) (e.g Barangay/Municipality/City)
    • ID card issued by professional association recognized by PRC
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Marriage Contract/Certificate of Marriage
    • Membership card issued by Private Co.
    • National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance
    • Overseas Worker Welfare Administration (OWWA) card
    • Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) ID card/Member Data Record
    • Seafarer’s Registration Certificate issued by (POEA)
    • Senior Citizen card
    • Student Permit issued by Land Transportation Office (LTO)
    • Transcript of Records

In simple words, you can bring your Birth Certificate in the office and use it to apply for membership. If you don’t have a Birth Certificate, you can bring any of the documents listed in #2 list of documents.

And if you don’t have any of them, meaning you don’t have Birth Certificate, Baptismal CertificateDriver’s License, PassportPRC Card or Seaman’s Book, you can bring at least 2 ID cards/documents listed at #3 list. Make sure that the 2 ID cards/documents contains your Full Name and at least 1 of them has your Birth Date.

Bring the true copy and photo copy of the ID cards or documents you will bring. For example you want to bring your Birth Certificate, have if photo copied and bring also the true copy. You don’t have to submit the true copy, it’s just for reference. The staff will just take the photo copies.

For married, married with children or non-working spouse, check out the additional requirements below.

Other Requirements:

  • For married applicant, bring a copy of your Marriage Contract.
  • For married applicant and have children, bring also a copy of their Birth Certificate.
  • For non-working spouse, the working spouse must sign before his/her name on the Personal Record Form. The signature of the working spouse signifies that he/she agrees with the SSS Membership of the non-working spouse.

That was the complete list of SSS Membership Application Requirements. Should you have any questions, feel free to let us know in comment.

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