Valid ID is the primary way of an individual to present when being asked for a proof of identity. This is very common when you open a bank account, when you enter a building as visitor, exclusive subdivision or even when you receive an important package.
A valid ID should be a government issued, not disposable, should not be replicated and should not be issued several times to a single person unless there is an expiration date. This means, if you already have a passport ID, you can’t apply for another passport ID until your existing copy expires. Otherwise, you will need to file affidavit of loss, pay a penalty for losing your passport ID etc.
Nowadays, when you are making a financial loan, bank withdrawal, loan application, you will be required to present at least two government issued IDs. Not having any of so-called government IDs lead to rejection.
List of valid IDs in the Philippines:
- Philippine Passport
- Postal ID
- Driver’s License (student, non-pro and professional)
- SSSUMID card
- SeniorCitizen ID
- OWWA/ iDOLE
- PNPFirearms License
- SchoolID (if applicable)
- AirmanLicense (Aug 2016 issued onwards)
Note: List of lifetime valid ID
Always safekeep your valid IDs. Don’t bring them all at the same time unless you need them to.