Still haven’t received your National ID Cards yet? According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), you can claim a printed digital version while you wait for the physical copy.
“This is to inform the public and all relying parties of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) on the use and acceptance of the various formats of the PhilSys digital ID, including the printed ePhilID, as a valid and sufficient proof of identity and age, subject to authentication,” said the PSA in a Public Advisory released on October 5, 2022.
According to the PSA, the printed PhilSys digital ID will allow its registrants to immediately enjoy the benefits of being PhilSys-registered.
It can be used as an official government-issued ID for transactions in all national government agencies, local government units (LGUs), government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs), government financial institutions (GFIs), financial institutions, and the private sector.
Those who reject the ePhilID as a valid ID without sufficient cause will be penalized.
How to avail of the ePhilID printed digital copy?
Those who have successfully registered to PhilSys or those with a PhilSys Number (PSN) may avail of the ePhilID in its various formats, including the printed digital copy.
You need to set an appointment here and present your transaction slip to select PhilSys Registration Centers on the reserved date. The ePhilID can be claimed subject to availability.
The printed ePhilID contains your PhilSys Card Number (PCN) and basic information such as last name, given name, middle name, sex, blood type, marital status, date and place of birth, front-facing photograph, address, generation date, and a QR Code.
The QR code can be scanned via the PhilSys Check (https://verify.philsys.gov.ph/QrScan/) to verify its authenticity.
It can be folded crosswise or lengthwise, so long as the QR code is not affected. Those who have one are advised to laminate it to prevent damage.