How to Apply Newly Improved Postal ID Card: Requirements and Fees

Apply Newly Improved Postal ID Card
Previously, even though the Postal ID is a government issued ID, it was not considered as a valid by Banks or even when applying for a Passport.
Finally, they have modified the Postal ID and can now be used as a valid ID anywhere. This article will show you how to apply for the Newly Improved Postal ID to be used for your Passport Application.

The new Postal Id is valid for 3 years and also has the same electronic security feature like the UMID.

Postal ID Fees:

You just need to prepare 504php which includes the Postal Id Card + Delivery Fee +12% VAT.

Postal ID Requirements:

1. Two copies of duly accomplished PID (Postal Identification) Form
2. Proof of Identity, you can submit one of the following:
  • Birth Certificate Issued by NSO or Local Civil Registry
  • GSIS or SSS UMID Card
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Valid Passport
  • Marriage Certificate for married females

3. Secondary Proof of identity:

Applicants with no Birth Certificate, UMID Card, Driver’s License or Passport may submit ANY TWO (2) of the following documents, at least one of which should bear the applicant’s photo and signature:

  • BIR ID
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Certificate of Birth
  • College or Post-Graduate Transcript of Records
  • Confirmation Certificate
  • Elementary or High School Form 137
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Valid Alumni ID
  • Valid Basic Postal ID
  • Valid College, School or University ID
  • Valid Company ID
  • Valid Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID
  • Valid NBI Clearance
  • Valid OWWA ID
  • Valid Pag-Ibig ID
  • Valid PhilHealth ID
  • Valid PRC ID
  • Valid Paper-based Postal ID
  • Valid Police Clearance
  • Valid Seaman’s Book
  • Valid Senior Citizen ID
  • Valid Tax Identification Number Card
  • Valid Voter’s ID

Proof of Address:

Submit any one (1) of the following

  • Barangay Certificate of Residency issued within three (3 months) prior to PID application
  • Certified True Copy of Lease
  • Certified True Copy of Titles issued by the Land Registration Authority (LRA)
  • Certified True Copy of Real Estate Tax Receipt
  • Bank Statement
  • Credit Card Statement
  • School Billing Statement
  • Utility Bill (cable, electric, the internet, landline, telephone, water)

For foreign applicants, please refer to Postal Id Ph official Website:


Once you have all necessary requirements, submit it to your nearest Postal ID Capture station to have your picture and fingerprint taken. To know the nearest to your area, you can refer to this link:

And done! You just need to wait for your Postal Id to be delivered right at your doorstep.

Here are the estimated delivery times for your Postal id:

15 working days – for Metro Manila address
20 working days – for other major cities and municipalities
30 working days – for island provinces and remote barangays

If you have questions about your Postal ID, you may contact the following numbers which are official PhilPost contact numbers:

(0917) 5215373
(0998) 8847629
(0925) 3212291

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