Now that the Philippine Identification System Act (RA No. 11055) is in place, it's time we finally registered and applied for a national ID. Thankfully, the process is not difficult. You can register online and there are no fees involved. The national ID system serves as a central identification platform for Filipinos. It is a proof of identity, which can be used in various transactions that need it, for both the government and the private sector. You can, for example, use it as a primary ID when applying for a bank account. In this post, we're going to show you how you can apply for your PhilSys National ID. Let's go. Who can apply The PhilSys National ID is open to all Filipinos living in the Philippines or abroad. No age limit is required, but those below 18 years old will need to be accompanied by a guardian when they go to the registration centers. Foreigners who have lived in the Philippines for more than six months can also apply. Step 1: Register Online The first step is to register online by going to register.philsys.gov.ph. Online application is pretty straightforward. Go to register.philsys.gov.ph and click Proceed.We recommend you use your PH mobile number to register. You will be sent an OTP via SMS.Enter the OTP and agree to the privacy notice.Fill out the online form. Choose a Registration Center nearest you and schedule an appointment. If there are no open schedules, you can choose book later.If a schedule is confirmed, take a screen shot your appointment slip. You can now log out at this point. To log back in, just use the PH mobile number you registered. You'll be sent a new OTP, so a password is not required. Step 2: Registration Center At the registration center, your details and supporting documents will be checked and validated. Next, they will record your biometric information, such as your fingerprint and iris scans, and a front-facing photograph. Eligible registrants are required to show any of the following documents: Primary Supporting Documents DFA-issued Philippine Passport or ePassportGSIS or SSS-issued Unified Multi-purpose Identification Card (UMID)Land Transportation Office (LTO)-issued Student\u2019s License Permit or Non-Professional\/Professional Driver\u2019s LicensePSA-issued Certificate of Live Birth AND one (1) government-issued identification document which bears full name, front-facing photograph, and signature or thumb mark Secondary Supporting Documents PSA-issued Certificate of Live Birth\/NSO-issued Certificate of Live Birth with Birth Reference Number (BreN)LCRO-issued Certificate of Live BirthPSA-issued Report of BirthPSA-issued Certificate of FoundlingIntegrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Identification CardProfessional Regulatory Commission (PRC) IDSeaman\u2019s BookOverseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) IDSenior Citizen\u2019s IDSSS IDPantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) ID License to Own or Possess Firearms (LTOPF) IDNBI ClearancePolice Clearance\/IDSolo Parent\u2019s IDPWD IDVoter\u2019s IDPostal IDTaxpayer Identification Number (TIN) IDPhilhealth IDPhilippine Retirement Authority (PRA)-issued Special Resident Retiree\u2019s Visa (SRRV)National ID from other countriesResidence ID from other countries You can view the full list of primary and secondary documents at https:\/\/www.philsys.gov.ph\/supporting-documents\/. The application process is pretty much done at this point. They will issue your PhilSys Number or PSN. The national ID will be delivered to your home. Be sure to register and secure your PhilSys National ID. For more information, you can visit the\u00a0PhilSys official website.\u00a0You can also follow the PSA Philippine Identification System on\u00a0Facebook.