After completing the Step 1 Registration process of the Philippine National ID, the next procedure is PhilSys Step 2 which includes the appearance at the PhilSys center to verify your details and to verify your identity. Please be guided on the steps below on how you can set an appointment and what to do during the Step 2 PhilSys registration process.
In August 2018, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed R.A. No. 11055 or the “Philippine Identification System Act,” which seeks to establish a national identification system for all Filipino citizens and resident aliens (foreign residents) in the Philippines.
Registration for the Philippine National ID or “PhilSys” ID involves three major steps: Step 1, submission of demographic information; Step 2, validation of demographic information and biometrics capturing; and Step 3, issuance of the PhilSys Number and PhilSys ID. In this article, we will be focusing on the requirements and procedure for Step 2.
The PhilSys Step 2 procedure will have the PhilID applicant verify the information they’ve entered during Step 1 with an official PSA personnel. The applicant will make sure that his or her details are correct and accurate by going to the PhilSys registration center while bringing along supporting documents that will verify their identity to finally encode the data into the national ID system.
Take note that you should have an Appointment Reference Number (and QR Code) before the PSA staff can go over the Step 2 process. Please be guided on the information about this step in the details below.
PhilSys Step 2 Registration Requirements (Things to Bring)
In order to successfully register in the Step 2 process, you need to first complete the Step 1. You will need to present the following information you will get after completing the first step:
- Appointment Slip (for house-to-house Step 1 Registration)
- Appointment Reference Number (after completing Step 1)
- Documents that verify your name, birth date, and address
Applicable ID Documents to Bring at the PhilSys Center
To apply for a PhilSys ID, you need to prepare any of the following supporting documents:
- Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA);
- Birth Certificate issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) with Birth Reference Number;
- Birth Certificate issued by the Local Civil Registry Office (LCRO);
- Driver’s License or Student’s Permit issued by the Land Transportation Office (LTO);
- Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) ID;
- Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID;
- Senior Citizen ID;
- Voter’s ID;
- Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) ID;
- Unified Multipurpose Identification Card (UMID) issued by the Social Security System (SSS) or Government Service Insurance System (GSIS);
- National ID from other countries;
- Residence ID from other countries; or
- Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV) issued by the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA).
Other than the above documents, you can also present the following documents, provided that they state your full name, birth date, permanent address, photograph, and signature:
- School ID;
- Employee ID;
- Barangay ID;
- Barangay Certificate/Clearance; or
- City or Municipal ID.
These documents will be presented during Step 2 registration for the PhilSys ID. In addition, you should also bring your appointment slip, which will be issued after completing Step 1.
Before undergoing Step 2 (verification and biometrics capturing), you should have already completed Step 1 (submission of demographic information) of the PhilSys registration process. However, we would like to reiterate that Filipino citizens of all ages — including newborn children — can apply for a PhilSys ID.
For the registration of children below five (5) years old, only their photograph will be taken; their PhilSys Number would still be linked with their parent’s or legal guardian’s PhilSys Number. When the children reach 15 years old, that’s the time when they would need to update and have their biometrics captured again for a new PhilSys ID.
PhilSys Step 2 Appointment Procedure
Step 1 registration may be done through a registration center or online. Since April 2021, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) — the agency in charge of the PhilSys ID system — has made online registration available for interested applicants. By entering your demographic information online, you can set an appointment for Step 2 of the registration process.
Here is a quick rundown of the PhilSys ID online registration process, starting from the submission of demographic information up to the issuance of the PhilSys ID:
- Log in to the PhilSys Web Portal at https://register.philsys.gov.ph/#/eng and enter all the required information.
- Choose your preferred schedule of appointment for STEP 2 registration. Be sure to save a copy of your Application Reference Number (ARN) and/or QR Code.
- Go to the designated registration center on the date of your appointment. Don’t forget to bring your ARN and/or QR Code, as well as your supporting document(s).
- The registration staff will check and verify your demographic information, before capturing your biometrics (i.e. iris scan, fingerprints, and front-facing photograph). The process should take around 15 minutes only, depending on the number or applicants.
- After validation and biometrics capturing, you will receive a transaction slip.
- The PhilSys Number and PhilSys ID will be delivered to your registered address. Simply present your transaction slip or a valid ID to the courier. That’s it!
Check out this post about the Step 2 Registration:
Video: PhilSys Step 2 Online Booking Appointment
Check out this video guide shared by a Filipino who discussed the online appointment process for the Philippine National ID. He shares a tutorial of how to get an appointment to visit the nearest PhilSys registration center:
Video: Step 2 National ID Registration Experience
Here is another video shared by a Filipina about her personal experience going through the PhilSys Step 2 process at the registration center in order to verify her details and apply for the PH National ID. In the video, she also added important information about the requirements, documents, procedure, reminders, and tips to complete the Step 2:
Important Reminders – Do’s and Don’ts at the PhilSys Registration Step 2 Office
To ensure a successful PhilSys ID registration, plus considering health and safety measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic, be sure to take note of the following do’s and don’ts:
- DO… Wear a face mask and face shield before going to the registration center.
- DO… Fill up a Health Declaration Form as part of the requirements upon entering the registration center.
- DO… Make sure that you provide correct and accurate information during registration.
- DON’T… Forget to bring your supporting document(s), along with your ARN and/or QR Code (for those who registered online) to the registration center.
- DON’T… Post pictures of your transaction slip and PhilSys ID (or any other ID for that matter) on social media, for your own security and privacy.
Here’s a summary guide as shared on the official PSA Facebook Page about reminders for the Step 2 process:
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some frequently asked questions about the PhilSys ID and the PhilSys Step 2 reigstration, along with the corresponding answers:
1. What is the Use of the PhilSys ID?
The PhilSys ID is part of a single, national identification that encompasses all Filipino citizens and resident aliens of the Philippines. As a valid proof of identity, it would enable you to access government services, social welfare programs, financial services, and much, much more. The PhilSys ID may also come in handy for private and public transactions.
2. Will the PhilSys ID Replace Other IDs?
No, the PhilSys ID will not replace other IDs, especially those that already serve specific purposes. When driving a car, you would still need to carry a driver’s license issued by the Land Transportation Office (LTO). Likewise, when traveling abroad, carrying a passport issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is definitely a must!
3. How Long is the Validity of the PhilSys ID?
For Filipino citizens, the PhilSys ID has lifetime validity and no expiration. For resident aliens, however, the ID is valid for only one (1) year and must be renewed annually.
4. What other services can I avail myself at the PhilSys Step 2 Appearance day?
After you complete the verification of your identity and details, you can also apply for a LandBank account. This is a voluntary process that will help those who do not have digital bank accounts to finally have one. This Land Bank account from PhilSys does not require any initial deposit. This is just an added feature provided by the government so again, this is NOT mandatory.
5. Is there any PhilSys center that you recommend visiting?
The PSA team are opening registration centers and they have offices available in your region. Choose the best one that is nearest your area. You may also choose the Lingkod Pinoy Center Program in Robinsons Malls nationwide. Robinsons Malls is offering PhilSys registration centers in selected branches so this might be a convenient option for you.
So this is the Step 2 process of the PhilSys Registration appointment system and what you need to do during the day of your appearance at the PhilSys office. It is actually quite straightforward and easy once you have your documents ready.
To summarize the PhilSys ID registration process, just remember that it takes three major steps: submission of demographic information (Step 1); validation and biometrics capturing (Step 2); and issuance of the PhilSys Number and PhilSys ID (Step 3).
If you registered online, you will need to set an appointment for Step 2. Don’t forget to bring the required documents to the registration center; plus follow health and safety protocols at all times.
To know more about the PhilSys ID or to make an inquiry, you can get in touch with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) through the following contact details:
Address: 2nd Floor TAM Building, PSA Complex, 1101 Quezon City, Philippines
Telephone: 1388 (hotline)
We hope that the above guide is useful and handy, especially for those who are planning to apply for a PhilSys ID soon. For more information about the registration requirements and procedures, please visit the official PhilSys Web Portal at https://www.philsys.gov.ph/.