Postal ID Application

How to Apply for Postal ID

A Postal ID facilitates redemption of goods. It verifies the existence and residence of the recipient which is useful when you receive a postal money order, mailed check payment or other tangible items sent through the post office. Postal ID can also be used on NBI Clearance ApplicationOpening Bank Accounts, Driver’s License and other important matters.

To apply for a Postal ID, go to the nearest PhilPost Office in your area or any Local Post Office of your Zip Code.

REQUIREMENTS:

Duly Notarized Postal ID Application Form or Form No. 391.

Passport Size Picture (1 1/2″ X 2″) with white background (3 pcs.) One attached to your application form and the other for your ID and the other for their own records.

A. for female applicants:

  • Xerox copy of Birth Certificate either NSO or LCR (Local Civil Registrar)
  • Original Barangay Clearance
  • Community Tax Certificate(Sedula) latest
  • Postal ID forms 2 copies

B. for married woman (may asawa) applicants:

  • Xerox copy of marriage contract either NSO or LCR
  • Xerox copy of Birth Certificate either NSO or LCR
  • Original Barangay Certificate
  • Community Tax Certificate(Sedula) latest
  • Postal ID forms 2 copies

C. for male applicants:

  • Xerox copy of Birth Certificate either NSO or LCR
  • Original Barangay Certificate
  • Community Tax Certificate(Sedula) latest
  • Postal ID forms 2 copies

Primary Documents:

  • Passport
  • Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Card ID
  • Seaman’s Book

In the absence of the above documents you may submit the following:

  • Community Tax Certificate if of legal age (CEDULA)
  • Barangay Clearance
  • Recent Utility Bills (water, electric, broadband, phone bills etcs.) bearing same surname and address that you have indicated in the form and the same address listed in your Brgy. Clearance.
  • Birth Certificate from NSO or from Local Civil Registrar (Note: Some PhilPost office required you to submit the original copy of your birth certificate)
  • NBI Clearance (Please see How to Apply for NBI Clearance)
  • Marriage Contract issued by NSO or Local Civil Registrat for married women
  • If student, school ID and certification from the Principal or School Registrar, together with photocopy of the valid identification card of the Principal or School Registrar.

What to do next?

1. First Step is to get a copy (3 copies) of a Duly Notarized Postal ID Application Form / Form No. 391. (please see the attached file below)

2. Apply for a Barangay Clearance from the Captain’s office with your Duly Notarized Postal ID application form and a Community Tax Certificate (CEDULA). The clerks from the captain’s office will usually accomplish the form for your and have it signed by the captain.

3. Submit these three documents along with the other requirements to the post office.

4. The Postal Office will give you your blank Postal ID to let you put your thumb mark

5. After verifying the documents they will start typing your details in the ID Card and will ask you to check the date for any typographical errors.

6. Pay the P 370.00 fee (amount may vary). You will not receive your Postal ID yet.

7. They will tell you when they will release your Postal ID. Mostly it will be delivered to your mailing address the next working day.

Some Postal Office offers its Postal ID application a “rush application”. If you badly need it that day, you need to shell out extra bucks to get your Postal ID instantly.

Keep in mind that this “rush application” process is WALANG RECIBONG ibibigay sayo. Bakit? because it’s more fun in the Philippines! Right? – Yan ang karanasan ko 😀 higit 500+ din ang binayaran ko.

TOTAL FEES/CHARGES:

  • P 370.00

Includes the following:

  • Postal ID Card
  • Lamination
  • Notary/Doc. Stamp
  • Picture

VALIDITY:

  • 3 Years

SERVICE SCHEDULE:

Monday to Friday, 8:00am-12:00nn and 1:00pm-4:00 pm

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM:

.pdf  Postal ID Application form.pdf (Size: 203.71 KB / Downloads: 1741)

Here are some important details of the Postal ID which are printed at the back side:

This card, issued exclusively by the postal service, is recognized as proof of identity for post office business.

Postal administrators are not liable for the the consequences of the loss, theft or fraudulent use of this card.

Quick Way To Have Your Postal ID: A Step By Step Guide On Your Journey For Postal ID Application

Instead of sitting around at home and do nothing while having my five days vacation leave, I decided to get my very first postal ID. I really wanted to open a bank account to save up but unfortunately, the bank requires two valid IDs. The Bank Representative suggested that I should get a Postal ID since it is very easy to get. Second, the Municipal Hall is near from the bank which is where the Postal Office is located. My experience applying for a Postal ID was pretty much boring. It took me 30 minutes to get one. However, it cost me some extra bucks to get my hands to my precious Postal ID.

Quick Way To Have your Postal ID - A Step by Step Guide On Your Journey For Postal ID Application

A Postal ID is one of the valid identification card you can easily obtain. You can get your Postal ID from the nearest Postal Office in your community. Postal ID Application can last for an hour to one day of waiting. Well, it depends upon the situation. Sometimes, there are too many postal ID applicants that the Post Office will delay the release of your ID.
To apply for you Postal ID, here are the few and very easy steps:

Download and print two (2) copies of the Postal ID application form. Fill out the required information needed in the Postal ID Application Form.

The Postal ID Application form can be obtain here: Download Postal ID Application Form .

The Postal ID requirements you need to bring are the following: two (2) pieces of 2×2 ID picture with white background, Barangay Clearance and Cedula (Community Tax Certificate).

Once you have all the Postal ID requirements, Go to your Barangay Hall to obtain a Barangay Clearance. Also, bring your accomplished Post ID Application Form and ask the Officer in charge that you need your Barangay Chairman to sign your Postal ID Application Form. If your Barangay Chairman is not available, your Barangay Clearance will suffice it. My Postal Application Form was not signed by our Chairman since he was not around and the officer in charge said that the Postal Office will honor the Barangay Clearance they had given me.

After that, you can now go to your Postal Office and submit your Postal ID Application Form, two pieces of 2×2 Picture, Barangay Clearance and your Cedula.
When you submit your Postal ID Application, ask them if the form needs to be Notarized. A collegue of mine was asked to notarize his Postal ID Application Form. But to be sure ASK FIRSTso that you’ll not be wasting your money. Notarial Fee for your Postal Id Application Form cost around P150.

The Postal Office will give you your blank Postal ID to let you put your thumb mark. You know where your thumb, right?

Postal ID cost P315 only.

See also How much really is the Postal ID?

They will tell you when they will release your Postal ID. It’s either you wait for a while or you wait until the next working day. Totally depends on the Postal Office. : D

Some Postal Office offers its Postal ID application a “rush application”. If you badly need it and too lazy to come back the next day, you need to shell out extra bucks to get your Postal ID instantly. Keep in mind that this “rush application” process is unreceipted. Why unreceipted? Of course, because it’s more fun in the Philippines! Right?

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