How to apply and get Postal ID?

Do you need a valid ID that is quick and easy to obtain? In this article, I will teach you what are the requirements, the fees to pay, and the steps on how to get a Postal ID from PhilPost.

Postal ID from the Philippine Postal Corporation, or better known as PhilPost, is one of the valid IDs which is the easiest to obtain.


Why do you need a Postal ID?

Almost all legal transactions from schools, banks, markets (physical or online), and private and public institutions, require a valid, presentable, and valid ID to identify your identity.

Postal ID is recognized as a valid ID by the government and private sector agencies.


What are the requirements to get a Postal ID?

Here are the three things to bring to apply for a Postal ID.

  1. Two (2) copies of the PID Application form. Download here. This form can also be obtained at the nearest Philippine Postal Office.
  2. Bring any proof of identity, such as the following;
    • Birth Certificate (Issued by PSA or Local Civil Registrar is accepted)
    • College or Post-Graduate Transcript of Records
    • College, School, or University ID
    • Company ID
    • NBI Clearance
    • Police Clearance
    • Senior Citizen ID
  3. Bring any proof of address, as follows;
    • Barangay Certificate of Residency
    • Certified True Copy of Titles issued by the Land Registration Authority (LRA)
    • Certified True Copy of Real Estate Tax Receipt
    • School Billing Statement
    • Utility Bill (electric, internet, landline, telephone, water, etc.)


Step by step procedure for applying Postal ID

  1. Go to the nearest postal office.
  2. Submit the required documents so that they can start screening and encoding your personal information.
  3. When your name is called, go to the Photo Booth to take pictures, fingerprints, and signatures.
  4. Before they submit your profile, the officer will review the information you provide to make sure there are no errors in its encoding.
  5. Go to the cashier and pay P504.00. This includes the card, processing fee, 12% VAT, and shipping fee


Release at Delivery of Postal ID

After your application, wait a few days before getting your Postal ID. PhilPost will deliver it to the address you provided.

  • Metro Manila – 15 working days
  • Major Cities, Municipalities, & Metro Areas – 20 working days
  • Province, & Remote Island – 30 Working Days


Postal ID Application and Delivery Review

Based on my experience, acquiring a Postal ID is the easiest and fastest way to get a valid ID, as of today.


Can I get the Postal ID quickly?

I applied for a postal I.D. when I was only in college because we needed valid IDs for various transactions especially when opening a bank savings account.

Since my address is in the province, I expect 30 working days before my I.D. arrives. So I was very surprised when the delivery guy from PhilPost arrived only just 3 working days after I applied.


Is Postal ID easy to obtain?

This is probably the easiest valid ID that anyone can apply easily.

How can I say that? Because, since college, until now that I have been employed, this is the easiest valid ID to apply.

I also tried to get other government IDs but they are also asking me for 2 valid IDs for the application.


The information in this article is based on my experience. For more details, visit the PhilPost Website, or call (02) 8527 0107, (02) 8527 0111.

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