Philippine Postal ID and How to Apply

The Philippine Postal ID is an official document issued by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost), serving as a widely recognized proof of identity and address. Aimed at all Filipinos, whether residing locally or abroad, and foreign residents in the Philippines, this ID ensures secure and easy identification for a variety of transactions.

The ID comes with a suite of security features, including a QR code for fast digital verification, enhancing its reliability. With a straightforward application process, the Postal ID is accessible for a fee, with rush options available at designated locations for those requiring expedited service.Ā 

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What is the Philippine Postal ID?

The Philippine Postal ID is a government-issued identification card that serves as a valid proof of identity and address for individuals residing in the Philippines. This ID is recognized throughout the country and is widely accepted for various transactions.

Legal Basis

The issuance of the Philippine Postal ID is mandated by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost), which is authorized by the government to provide postal services and issue postal IDs to the public.


  • Widely Accepted: The Postal ID is recognized for various transactions requiring proof of identity.
  • Enhanced Security: The Improved Postal ID comes with advanced security features to prevent identity theft and fraud.
  • Ease of Verification: Equipped with a QR code for quick digital verification.
  • Accessibility: Available for application throughout the Philippines and to Filipinos living abroad but present in the country during application.

Fee Structure:

  • Regular Application: Php 504.00
  • Rush Application: Php 650.00

The validity of the ID is three years for Filipinos and SRRV holders, and one year for other foreign residents.

Eligibility / Qualifications

  • All Filipinos residing in the Philippines or abroad (if in the Philippines at the time of application).
  • Foreign residents who have lived in the Philippines for at least six months.



  • Two copies of the application form.
  • Proof of Identity: Birth Certificate, UMID Card, Driverā€™s License, or Passport.
  • Proof of Address: Barangay Certificate of Residency, Utility Bill, etc.

Foreign Residents:

  • Two copies of the application form.
  • Valid Passport and other supporting documents for identity.
  • Proof of Address: Same as for Filipino applicants.

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Apply for a Postal ID in the Philippines

  1. Gather Your Documents: Collect all the required original and photocopy documents.
  2. Fill Out the Application: Complete two copies of the PID application form.
  3. Submit Your Application: Go to any post office to submit your application forms, documents, and payment.
  4. Photo and Fingerprint Capture: Proceed to an ID capture station for digital photo and fingerprinting.
  5. Wait for Delivery: The ID will be delivered to your mailing address upon completion of the process.

What Happens to my old Postal ID?

It remains valid until its expiration and will then be replaced by the Improved version.

Rush Application Locations for the Philippine Postal ID

If you need to obtain your Philippine Postal ID quickly, the following is a list of locations offering rush application services:



  • Bangued
    • Actividad Economica St., Taft, Zone2


  • Lipa City
    • B. Morada Ave., Brgy. 1
  • Tanauan City
    • Legislative Bldg., Old City Hall, Brgy. 3
  • Balayan
    • Plaza Mabini St., Brgy. 11


  • La Trinidad
    • Brgy. Pico


  • Baguio City
    • Lower Session Road
  • Bocaue
    • Bocaue Post Office

Camarines Sur

  • Naga City
    • PHLPost Corp., Naga City


  • Bacoor City
    • New Municipal Hall, Molino Blvd., Bacoor City
  • DasmariƱas City
    • DasmariƱas City Post Office
  • Imus City
    • Imus City Post Office

Ilocos Norte

  • Laoag City
    • Brgy. 10-B, P. Gomez St.

Ilocos Sur

  • Candon City
    • San Juan Candon City, Ilocos Sur
  • Vigan City
    • Bonifacio St., Vigan City


  • Cabuyao City
    • Municipal Hall Compound, Brgy. Sala
  • City of Santa Rosa
    • City Hall Compound, Brgy. Market Area
  • City of BiƱan
    • City Hall Compound, Brgy. Poblacion
  • San Pablo City
    • City Hall Compd., Brgy. II-A
  • Los BaƱos
    • UPLB Compd., Brgy. Batong Malake

National Capital Region (NCR)


  • Manila City
    • Manila Central Post Office

Las PiƱas

  • Las PiƱas City
    • Las PiƱas Central Post Office


  • ParaƱaque City
    • ParaƱaque CPO


  • Makati City
    • Makati Central Post Office


  • Valenzuela City
    • Valenzuela Central Post Office

Quezon City

  • Quezon City
    • Quezon City Central Post Office
  • Robinson Otis
    • 2/F Lindberg Plaza, Paz M. Guanzon St., Paco, Manila


  • SM Southmall
    • G/F SM Southmall Alabang Zapote Rd.


  • Taguig City Hall
    • Gen. Luna St., Tuktukan


  • SM Aura
    • 7/F SM Aura, McKinley Parkway
  • LP Robinsons Las PiƱas
    • LP/G, Robinsons Mall, Talon, Las PiƱas City


  • Marikina City
    • Marikina Central Post Office


  • Caloocan City
    • Caloocan Central Post Office

San Juan

  • San Juan City
    • N. Domingo St., San Juan Central Post Office


  • Pateros
    • Pateros Central Post Office


  • Mandaluyong City
    • Mandaluyong Central Post Office


  • Pasay City
    • Pasay Central Post Office

La Union

  • Agoo
    • Agoo Post Office, Public Market, Sto. Tomas, 1 Union
  • City of San Fernando
    • Philpost 1 Catbangen, San Fernando La Union


  • Bayambang
    • Zone II Bayambang, Pangasinan
  • Dagupan City
    • A.B. Fernandez Avenue, Pangasinan
  • Lingayen
    • Post Office Compd., Solis Street, Lingayen, Pangasinan
  • San Carlos City
    • Post Office Bldg., San Carlos City, Pangasinan
  • Urdaneta
    • Poblacion, Alexander St., Urdaneta City, Pangasinan


  • Candelaria
    • Municipal Bldg. Brgy Poblacion, Candelaria Quezon
  • Gumaca
    • J.P. Rizal St., Brgy. Bagong Buhay, Gumaca, Quezon
  • Sariaya
    • Post Office Bldg. Sariaya, Quezon
  • Lucena City Hall
    • Lucena City Hall, Brgy. 3, Lucena City


  • Cainta
    • Cainta Central Post Office


  • Gubat
    • Gubat Central Post Office
  • Irosin
    • Irosin Central Post Office
  • Sorsogon City
    • Sorsogon Post Office, Capitol Compound, Sorsogon


  • Paniqui
    • Paniqui Central Post Office
  • Tarlac
    • Tarlac Central Post Office
  • Camiling
    • Camiling Central Post Office
  • Capas
    • Capas Central Post Office


  • Olongapo City
    • Olongapo Central Post Office
  • Castillejos
    • Castillejos Central Post Office

Make sure to check the specific addresses and operating hours of these post offices for rush applications here. It’s advisable to have all necessary documents ready and to contact the post office in advance to confirm the details of the rush service.

Data Privacy Notices

PHLPost adheres to the Data Privacy Act of 2012, ensuring the confidentiality and proper use of personal information provided during the application process. For further details or suggestions, contact the Data Protection Officer at 8527-5868.

Recent Updates

PHLPost Warns Against Purchasing Fake Postal IDs Online

In a recent announcement, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has cautioned the public against buying counterfeit Postal IDs from online sellers and Facebook Marketplace. PHLPost emphasizes that the issuance of legitimate Postal IDs is currently suspended, urging individuals to stay away from fraudulent transactions and await official updates from PHLPost regarding the resumption of Postal ID applications. (Phlpost)


The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has announced that the issuance of legitimate Postal IDs is still suspended at all Post Offices nationwide. It is important to note that online sellers offering fake Postal IDs should be avoided. Stay updated with the latest news and official announcements from PHLPost for any updates on the resumption of Postal ID application.



The Postal ID is not just a simple card; it’s a testament to one’s identity and residence, bridging the gap between individuals and their access to services. Equip yourself with one, and experience the benefits of having a secure and recognized form of identification.

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