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Are You A Fresh Grad with No Primary Identification Document? Postal ID Will Save Your Day!


Are You A Fresh Grad with No Primary Identification Document? Postal ID Will Save Your Day!

Graduating students, brace yourselves for the life that awaits you outside the university premises. Anticipate the daily travel to work which eats about 3 hours of your day, the preparation of reports that gets you to work overtime, the constant pressure of hitting targets and quotas, and of course, the joy of receiving your first payslip.

But hold that thought – let’s not get too excited! Even before you step into your dream workplace, first you’d have to start fulfilling your employment application requirements such as NBI Clearance, Police Clearance, Philhealth, SSS, TIN, Birth Certificate among others. If you need another document to validate your identity, fret no more as the government released an easier way to apply for a Postal ID.



Postal ID serves as a valid proof of an individual’s identity and residence. It is a good option for people without any ID since it is issued by the government and acknowledged by government offices.




On March 2015, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost) declared a new postal ID card that is easier to apply for and can be used as an official ID valid for 3 years. The ID Card is accepted and recognized as a primary identification document when getting a passport, transacting on banks and most especially, when applying for a job.


To get your postal ID, follow the simple steps below!


1. Prepare these three (3) following requirements:

  • Duly accomplished application form (available at and at nationwide capture-sites)
  • Original and photocopy of birth certificate from the National Statistics Office or the Local Civil Registry
  • Original and photocopy of proof of address (barangay clearance or utility bill showing the applicant’s name and address (married females will also need to present a marriage certificate, while minors need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian)



2. After securing the abovementioned requirements, submit them to the nearest ID Capture Station Sites and have your ID photo and fingerprint registered. Find here which among the 260 capture sites nationwide is nearest you.

Philpost Caption Sites Cavite - Postal ID




3. Pay the fees.

Postal I.D. Card + Delivery Fee: P450
12% VAT: P54

(as of June 2017)



4. Wait for the document to be delivered right to your doorstep! For Metro Manila-based applicants, postal IDs are released and delivered within 15 working days.


Are you a fresh graduate applying for a Postal ID? Let us know your experience by sharing your thoughts on Facebook or posting your comment below!


Source: Official Gazette PH, PhilPad

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  1. Jane

    June 1, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Why is it too costly compared to other gov IDs which is given free?. Others would prefer to get and avail IDs which do not cost them much and could have a free ID anyways.Just saying.

  2. Milagros v.cruz

    June 2, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    So hard to get a postal id ,i have no record with nso regarding my birth cert. And the staff ask me to go home in my hometown to get a birthcert.before i could get a postal id. …i think we should hae a national id so everybody could have an identification

  3. Kima

    June 26, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Thanks for the infos.

  4. Maya

    January 16, 2018 at 2:23 am

    Hi! May I know where the post office is here in Bacoor? Newly moved in so I’m not so familiar with the place,yet. Thank you and God bless!

  5. renee lovedorial

    April 3, 2018 at 4:31 am

    i have one question how many month to process the postal id, because i apply my postal id a month ago march 01 2018 now it’s almost a month after

  6. Lilibeth estrel

    May 4, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Pwede na po ba ako kumuha ng postal I’d ..
    I’m 17 years old turning 18 years old this may 15 ??

  7. aileen mae b baylosis

    August 2, 2018 at 2:05 am

    kukuha po ako ng postal id ano po ang kailangan

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