DFA now accepts ePhilID, the printed national ID, for passport applications

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The Department of Foreign Affairs announced that it will be accepting the printed ePhilID as a government-issued valid ID for passport applications starting October 21, 2022.

To be accepted as a valid government-issued ID, the printed ePhilID should be clear, readable, and contain the same details as the presented documentary requirements during the passport application.

According to this Public Advisory, the digitized version of the national ID is a valid and sufficient proof of identity and age, subject to authentication. It contains a person’s PhilSys Card Number (PCN) and basic demographic information such as the last name, given name, middle name and suffix (if available), sex, blood type, marital status (if declared), date and place of birth, front-facing photograph, address, generation date, and a QR Code.

See also: DICT: Mobile app for digital copy of national ID is coming soon

Apart from the DFA, the printed ePhilID is honored and accepted 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 private sector.

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