The UMID, Bow!
This has been properly addressed by majority of the countries around the globe however, this might be the first time we have heard of this. An ID card that encompasses all IDs. Think of it as Sauron’s Ring of Power… ONE ID TO RULE THEM ALL! The Unified Multi-Purpose ID, or UMID.
What is it good for?
Now how does this help you as a Pinoy? Well here are just a couple of benefits for having a UMID:
- You can use it anywhere as an acceptable and valid ID
- Transaction made simple in government offices and agencies
- Use the UMID Card on any SSS and GSIS Kiosk to view your profile and account you can view your contributions, account history, employee static info, balance inquiry and even your current loan
How do you get one?
Now let’s get down business! How to get this ID. Before you leave your house… make sure you have the following:
What you will need
- Any Primary ID:
- Driver’s License
- PRC License
- Seaman’s Book
- If you do not have any of the IDs above, you can bring TWO of the following:
- Company ID
- School ID
- Postal ID
- Philhealth ID Card
- GSIS Card
- Tax Identification Card
- Voter’s Identification Card
- NSO Birth Certificate
- Marriage Contract
- NBI Clearance
- Police Clearance
- ID Card issued by Local Government Units
- ID Card issued by Professional Associations
- Baptismal Certificate
- Transcript of School Records
- Bank Account Passbook
- Permit to Carry Firearms issued by the Firearms & Explosive Unit of PNP
- Certificate of Naturalization from the Bureau of Immigration
- Temporary License issued by Land Transportation Office (LTO)
Where to apply?
Now, where are you going correct? You may go to the following government offices to have your UMID done:
- Social Security System (SSS)
- Government Service Insurance System (GSIS)
What do you need to do?
Once you are there, you can ask anyone there and they will give you a form to fill out. Here are some info you need to fill out:
- Accomplish the UMID Form. Make sure to double check all the information you’ve entered
- Below are the data required to accomplish the UMID Form:
- Full name of applicant
- Name of Father
- Mother Maiden’s Name
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Home address
- Marital status
- Any prominent distinguishing features
- Taxpayer ID Number (TIN)
The next thing you will be doing is to submit your form for verification. You need to bring the form along with the IDs you have.
After having your information and form verified, they will take your picture, finger prints and have you sign on a signature pad.
The next step for you to do is wait. Though the wait time can be a tad bit long since you have to sit around for 1 to 3 months. Yep! That long!
I saved the best information for last! This ID is FREE! No need to pay anything to anyone or stand in line and count your change. You just have to go there and process it.