Over the past months, the government has opened various satellite offices in the malls and offices to name a few, to encourage Filipinos to apply for their Phil Sys. Now that the Filipinos have responded to the government’s initiative to create this PhilID, the distribution of the card is now the next step. How do we track the status of our National ID?
The Philippine National ID
In any important transactions nowadays, it is necessary to present a valid ID to start processing the transactions such as getting a real estate investment with Bria Homes or simply opening a mobile phone line, or just availing of discounts or perks. According to Republic Act No. 11055, also known as the “Philippine Identification System Act”, this PhilID or National ID serves as a valid proof of identity for all transactions and caters to seamless service delivery. It would act as the government’s main identity system for all Filipinos and resident foreigners in the country.
How do I get a PhilID?
Filipinos can easily walk in, register, and apply for the PilID as the PhilSys kiosks are located in the satellite offices over several regions across the Philippines. Usually, they are in the malls or workplaces. But initial step is a registration online.
Step 1: Registration online here.
In this registration portal, you will be asked for your demographic profile:
- Full Name
- Date of Birth
- Place of Birth
- Blood Type
- Home Address
- Marital Status
- Contact Number
- Email Address
After collecting the data, you schedule an appointment and proceed to Step 2.
Step 2: You may proceed to the designated registration center on the day of the appointment.
In the registration center, you will be asked to provide the transaction number. Once the information has been validated, you may proceed to have your biometric information processed:
- Iris scan
- Front-facing paragraph
Step 3: Wait patiently for the National ID or PhilID card will be delivered to your home.
As soon as the National ID is available, this will be directly sent to your home. Take note that this should not be shared on social media as the information are confidential.
However, it has been months since the registration and the IDs are not yet available. How to track the Status of Your National ID?
1. Through Social Media
You may check the social media accounts of the PSA or Phil Sys. For updates and some infographics, you may visit their Facebook page here.
2. Through the Official Website
You may check the website of the Philippine Postal Corp (PHLPost) in this link.
A. Check your transaction slip and get your transaction number.
This transaction slip is what you received during the registration at the satellite office. A tracking number is a 29-digit number used to determine the status of the National ID in the PHL Post tracker. Note that the transaction slip is important and necessary to track the status of your national ID. This tracking number shall be presented together with the valid ID to the person delivering the ID.it will validate that you are receiving your ID.
B. Go to PHL Post Tracker here.
C. Enter your transaction number and click the “Track” button.
D. Check the status of your National ID delivery
If the status displayed says “Not found”, it says that the ID is still being processed and you’ll have to extend your patience for it to be processed.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Philippine National ID
1. What to do if my transaction slip is lost?
If for some reason you lost or misplaced your transaction slip, you can still claim your National ID as long as you present government-issued valid IDs on the day of the delivery. However, Barangay Clearance is not acceptable.
Here is the list of the valid IDs that you can use:
- Philippine Passport or ePassport (DFA-Issued)
- Unified Multi-Purpose Identification Card (UMID) (GSIS or SSS Issued)
- Student’s License Permit or Non-Pro/Professional Driver’s License (LTO Issued)
- Certificate of Live Birth (PSA-Issued) and one other government-issued identification document which contains the following:
a. Full Name
b. Front Facing Photograph
c. Signature and/or Thumb Mark
- PSA-Issued Certificates
i. Report of Birth
ii. Certificate of Founding
iii. Certificate of Live Birth (can be NSO or LCRO Issued)
- Solo Parent’s ID
- School ID
- Employee ID
- Police/NBI/Barangay Clearance
- Person with Disabilities (PWD) ID
- Taxpayer Identification (TIN) ID
- Postal ID
- Social Security System (SSS) ID
- Senior Citizen’s ID
- Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) ID
- Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SSRRV) – Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA)-Issued
- Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) ID
- Philhealth ID
- Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID
- Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID
- IDs Possessed from other countries
i. National ID
ii. Residence ID
- Seaman’s Book
- License to Own/Possess Firearms (LTOPF) ID
- Voter’s ID
2. How do I know if my National ID card is ready?
Upon checking in the PHL Post Tracker in this link, if the status displayed says “In Transit”, it means that it is already available and is dispatched for delivery on the way to the registered address.
3. How long will the National ID be delivered?
In the registration center, the expectation was set that it will take a while, like about 2 to 3 months to process the said National ID. However, some say that it might take longer because of the security features it entails, thus having it about 6 months. But, due to the demand and almost millions of Filipinos applying for the Philippine National ID already, it would still need more time and may take more than just 6 months for you to receive the PhilID.
However, in times that you cannot wait for the delivery, you may go to the local post office of your area and claim your ID if it is already available by presenting your transaction slip and any valid ID.
4. Where can I follow up on the issuance of my Philippine National ID?
To track the status of your national ID, you may check with PhilSys Registry Office by calling the hotline 1388 or sending an email to [email protected] However, there are circumstances in that you can check out the tracking system through your transaction number to check the status of the item.
5. Is the National ID’s delivery free of charge?
Yes, it will be delivered for free by PHLPost. Just make sure to expect it at the registered delivery address indicated.
6. How to claim the National ID?
It will be delivered right straight to your registered delivery address. If you are not at home to claim it, the PHLPost will try at most three times to deliver the National ID. Otherwise, it will be held in the designated Post Office and will be there for 30 calendar days. As proof to claim it, a transaction slip or a valid ID may be required proof of identity.
7. How long is a National ID valid once it is issued?
Once it is issued, it has no expiration date anymore. It shall be valid as long as the information demographically or biometrically has changed or if it is defective.
Having a national ID is more convenient since you only have to maintain just one ID. It is better to have a national ID just like all the other countries as proof of identification so that the government services may be fully enjoyed by the citizen. No matter what transaction you have, may it be with OFW investment or Pag-IBIG Home loans or just receiving an item, you must have identification. It is quite easy to apply and get the Phil National ID, it may just require a huge amount of patience. You may track the status of your national ID via their Facebook page, their website or you can check walk-in.
Written by Marico Badig