SSS ID - Requirements, Form, How to Apply and Fees for UMID

The old SSS ID is already phased out. Welcome to the new identification card of the Social Security System of the Philippines - UMID or unified multi-purpose ID. Here, you can literally use the said card securely with any of the listed government agencies like GSIS, Pag-Ibig Fund (HDMF) (Home Development Mutual Fund) and Philippine Health Insurance (PhilHealth) which you can find lined up at the back of the new card.

You may download the ID (E-6) application form here

SSS ID (UMID) Processing Time is Now Only 10 Days

In a report from the official ABS-CBN website last January 14, 2014, it was clearly stated that the processing time of SSS ID application has been cut down by the Social Security System to only 10 days from the starting day of the processing to the release of the ID card.

What is UMID?

Basically, UMID means Unified Multi-Purpose ID. To further justify the slow turnover of the said new ID by the SSS, allow me to inform you through comparison that it's production, compared to postal ID, voter's ID, PhilHealth ID, old Pag-Ibig ID and the rest, the actual making process involves much more than your ordinary printing which include a member's photo and personal details to be embedded on a plastic card.

This new ID system uses biometric technology to confirm a person's identity and sensitivity with respect to security is a major component. It also needs to come up with measures along the process that will prevent issuance of multiple UMID cards that can be used to cheat the SSS system that scammers could use to reap off SSS of undeserved benefits and services.

SSS UMID Requirements

Requirements for ID Application:

(Primary documents)

* Passport
* Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) card
* Seaman’s book

(If you don’t have any of these primary documents, you may use any 2 IDs of the listed documents as substitute or alternative)

* Driver’s license
* Valid National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance
* School or company ID
* Postal ID
* Senior citizen card (SSS pensioner)
* Major credit card
* Voter’s ID
* Savings account passbook
* Alien certificate of registration
* Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) member’s record
* Certification from the Office of Southern/Northern Cultural Communities or Office of Muslim Affairs
* Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) card

  • Alien Certificate of Registration
  • ATM card with the cardholder’s name
  • ATM card and certification from the issuing bank that the account number belongs to the cardholder, if the card does not bear the cardholder’s name.
  • Bank Account Passbook
  • Birth/Baptismal Certificate of children
  • Certificate form:
  • -Office of the Southern/Northern Cultural Communities
  • -Office of Muslim Affairs
  • Certificate of Naturalization issued by the Bureau of Immigration
  • Company ID
  • Company Representative Authorization Card issued by SSS
  • Credit Card
  • Fishermen’s Card issued by Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources (BFAR)
  • GSIS Card
  • GSIS Certificate of Membership
  • Health or Medical Card
  • ID Card issued by Local Government Units (e.g. Barangay/ Municipality/City)
  • ID Card issued by professional associations recognized by PRC
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Marriage Contract
  • NBI Clearance
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Card
  • Pag-Ibig Member’s Data Form
  • Permit to Carry Firearms issued by the Firearms & Explosives Unit of the Philippine National Police (PNP)
  • PHIC Member’s Data Record
  • Police Clearance
  • Postal ID Card
  • School ID
  • Senior Citizen Card
  • Tax Identification Card/Affidavit
  • Transcript of School Records
  • Voter’s Identification Card/Affidavit

How to Apply for SSS ID Using Online Appointment System - Step by Step Procedures

This system is something new and useful to all members of the SSS. I would like to inform all of you that there is a new (not so new) system of application which allows members with online username and password login details to use them to reserve for an online appointment system.

Step 1: Log in to your online account by visiting this page - Member Login

Step 2: After you have successfully logged in, on the page that will appear, just find and click on "online appointment system" link.

Step 3: Next step is to choose from the page that will appear with a calendar, the exact date of appointment you want to set up and branch to process your request.

Step 4: Fill up all needed information and details in the next page for the appointment. Then click on "submit"

Step 5: After receiving an email confirmation detailing your schedule, and branch to report to, be sure to save a printable copy or print a copy outright.

Step 6: Be sure to list down what you need to bring at the Public Assistance Desk before reporting to the branch on your scheduled date and time.

Step 7: Don't forget to bring the copy printout of your scheduled appointment. Bring 2 primary valid IDs and a photocopy of the 2 IDs in one page including the E-6 (SSS ID application form).

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