What are the PhilSys Registration Requirements?

As the registration process for the Philippine National ID has begun, some registrants have encountered difficulties, particularly when they forget what documents and other requirements they need to remember and bring. This article will walk you through the list of requirements you must know and will need to bring during the registration process to assist you in obtaining your Philippine National ID.

Also Read: How to Check Status of Philippine National ID Delivery Online

In case you are wondering what you should bring during the application of your PhilID, please follow the steps below. Make sure to have them ready for an easier and more convenient way to apply for the ID.

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Eligibility to Apply for the Philippine National ID

Anyone regardless of age, who is a Filipino citizen living in the Philippines or abroad can apply for a National ID. People with various citizenship who have been in the country for more than six months are also encouraged to apply.

Only their front-facing photo and demographic information will be provided by children under the age of five. This number will be linked to the PhilSys ID numbers of their parents. When your child turns 15, an update will be required, and their biometrics will be captured once more.

Also Read: What are the Parts of the Philippine National ID (PhilID)?

List of National Philippine ID ID Requirements

The following is the complete list of requirements you will have to take note of and bring in every step in the registration process:

PhilSys Step 1 Registration Requirements

Here’s a list of the requirements to bring during the PhilSys Step 1 process:

  • Accomplish Registration Form (https://register.philsys.gov.ph/#/eng)
  • Demographic Information to be Collected
    • Name
    • Sex
    • Date of Birth
    • Place of Birth
    • Present Address
    • Permanent Address
    • Nationality
    • Blood Type
    • Civil Status
    • Mobile Number
    • Email Address

PhilSys Step 2 Registration Requirements

Here’s a list of the requirements to bring during the PhilSys Step 3 process:

  • Appointment Slip
  • Application Reference Number (ARN)
  • QR Code
  • Registration Form
  • Required Documents (at least 1 of the following)
  • 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 date:
    • Full Name
    • Front-facing Photograph
    • Signature and/or Thumb Mark

If you do not have the above primary documents, you may present any of the following secondary documents:

  • Person with Disabilities (PWD) ID
  • Taxpayer Identification (TIN) ID
  • Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) ID
  • Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV) – Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA)-Issued
  • IDs Possessed from Other Countries
    • National ID
    • Residence ID
  • Police/NBI/Barangay Clearance
  • Social Security System (SSS) ID
  • Senior Citizen’s ID
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) ID
  • PhilHealth ID
  • Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) ID
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID
  • Postal ID
  • Solo Parent’s ID
  • School ID
  • Employee ID
  • PSA-Issued Certificates
    • Report of Birth
    • Certificate of Founding
    • Certificate of Live Birth (can be NSO or LCRO Issued)
  • Seaman’s Book
  • License to Own/Possess Firearms (LTOPF) ID
  • Voter’s ID
  • Personal Data to be Collected


  • Full Name
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Home Address
  • Blood Type
  • Citizenship


  • Marital Status
  • Mobile Number
  • Email Address

Biometric Data

  • IRIS Scan
  • Fingerprints (Full Set)
  • Front-Facing Photograph

PhilSys Step 3 Registration Requirements

Here’s a list of the requirements to bring during the PhilSys Step 3 process:

  • Transaction Slip from Step 2 Registration
  • Valid ID except for Barangay Certificate

Video: Philippine National ID Requirements

Here is a video below entitled “Ano ang mga National ID Requirements?” which outlines the list of requirements you will need when you apply for the Phil ID. Please be guided and watch the whole video for your reference:


So these are the documents you will need as you go through each stage of the registration process. These are important requirements that you must remember and bring with you at every step of the registration procedure. After you’ve completed all of the registration stages, you’ll have your National ID within your hands while you wait for it to be delivered to your home via PHLPOST courier service.

The Philippine National ID, or PhilSys ID, is a government-issued identification card that can be used in any transaction that requires confirmation of identity or appropriate identification.

It is recommended that you contact the Philippine Statistics Authority directly if you have any more questions about PhilSys.

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