How to Get the NEW Postal ID in the Philippines
My husband and I got married in 2013 and I decided to get a postal ID because I didn’t have any valid IDs with my married name on it. And to be able to make some transactions using my new last name, most offices require 2 valid Ids or at least 1 valid ID and a copy of the marriage certificate.
Good thing postal ID application doesn’t require as much as other valid ID applications do.
So how did I apply for my Postal ID?
Btw, I applied for my Postal ID on December 4, 2013.
First of all, I went to the post office in Ali Mall Cubao. It’s at the third floor along with SSS and Philhealth offices. I was given 2 copies of the application form and a small piece of paper with the sketch of the place where the notary public is located. In front of the side entrance of Ali Mall along P. Tuazon, there’s RCBC, and the notary public is right behind it along 12th Avenue.
I filled out the forms and had it notarized. I paid P150 for the notary and I had it photocopied and gave it to the notary guy. Then I submitted the forms to the post office together with my documents: photocopy of my birth certificate, NBI clearance, and marriage certificate. They checked the original copy of these documents but they only took the photocopies. I also submitted 3 pieces of my 2×2 id picture which I had taken at Photoline at the ground floor of the mall which cost me P80. Then they had me pay P390 for my postal ID – P300 for regular processing (P400 for rush) and P90 for the certification of my documents.
All in all, I paid P680 for my postal ID application.
Since I chose the regular processing, I was able to pick it up after a week.
If you’re a woman, who just got married legally, and you choose to use your husband’s surname, I suggest you apply for a Postal ID first because it’s the easiest and fastest to obtain, as far as I know. I also applied for my SSS ID with my updated civil status and married name, but it took three months to be delivered to my address.
The Philippine Postal Corp. (Philpost) has announced the issuance of the NEW Postal ID Card with various digital security features, making it fake-proof. Unlike the old laminated postal ID, the new one is now recognized as a valid government-issued ID by key institutions including the DFA for the application of Passport.
- Duly accomplished application form (Click HERE)
- Original and photocopy of birth certificate from the National Statistics Office or the Local Civil Registry
- Original and photocopy of proof of address (barangay clearance or utility bill showing the applicant’s name and address
(married females will also need to present a marriage certificate, while minors need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian)
- Go to any of the 260 capture-sites (Click HERE)
- Submit application form with the required documents
- Pay fee (please see the fees below)Postal I.D. Card: P330
Delivery Fee: P40
12% VAT: P44.40
- Wait for the delivery
PHLPost will deliver the new Postal ID to the applicant’s address approximately
- 5 working days – Metro Manila residents
- 7 working days – Major cities and municipalities
- 15 working days – for those residing in remote barangay’s and island provinces
Just like the old Postal ID, the new one is also valid for 3 years. However, if you still have your old Postal ID, you can still use it or you can apply for the new one, with the following discounts:
- Issued from October 2014 or later = 25% discount
- Issued from November 2013 – September 2014 = 20% discount
- Issued from November 2012 – October 2013 = 10% discount
Application Form – https://www.phlpost.gov.ph/files/phlpost_docs_2015313_93854122b2.pdf
List of postal ID capturing sites – https://www.phlpost.gov.ph/files/list_of_postal_id_capturing_sites.pdf
My old Postal ID is still valid until December 2016 and I have not applied for the new Postal ID yet. I’ll give you updates once I get the new one.