UMID Card stands for Unified Multipurpose ID. It is a single identification card for members of GSIS, SSS, Philhealth, and Pag ibig Fund. This is also accepted as a valid ID thus you can use it in any transactions in the bank, airports, or government agencies.
It uses a contactless smart chip technology that stores biometric data such as your fingerprints, facial image, and signature.
If you are interested in obtaining a UMID ID, this comprehensive guide will walk you through the application process and the necessary requirements.
What are the benefits of getting a UMID Card?
Having at least one or two valid I.Ds is a must especially when transacting with banks, airports, and any government agencies in the Philippines. One of the Valid IDs that is free to get and very easy to apply is the UMID Card.
UMID card is very efficient as it is a 4 in 1 card. It facilitates transactions from the 4 government agencies (SSS, GSIS, PhilHealth, Pag ibig fund). Even for any establishment, this card is accepted as a valid ID.
Aside from that, you can also see your contributions, loan status and balance, and other SSS information at any SSS kiosk. Moreover, you can use it as an ATM card to withdraw your GSIS or SSS benefits and loans.
Importantly, this card is free for first-time UMID ID holders.
Who Can Apply for the UMID Card?
For SSS Member:
- Only covered SSS members with at least one (1) posted contribution can file an application for a UMID Card.
- Members who lost their UMID Cards or need to update their Cards (due to a change of name, correction of personal details, etc.) may also apply for new Cards, subject to payment of a P200 replacement fee at the SSS Branch during their respective appointments.
For members who applied for an SS Number online beginning December 10, 2020, they do not need to fill out the UMID Application Form.
They just need to schedule an appointment for biometric data capture through the My SSS Appointment System. On the day of their appointment, they need to present their printed SS Number application and the transaction number slip.
Those who prefer manual application in branches will still be accommodated, following the branch number coding system.
For GSIS Member:
- Active members (members whose employment in the service is on a Permanent, Elected, Special Members, coterminous, Appointed, Casual, Confidential, Contractual, Emergency, Lumpsum, Provisional, or substitute but are required by law to remit regular monthly contributions)
- GSIS Pensioners (Old-Age, Survivorship, and Disability)
UMID ID Requirements
Requirements for a UMID card depend on whether you are an SSS or a GSIS member.
You can apply for a UMID card at any SSS branch near you. The UMID card for first-time applicants is free of charge. Those who want to replace their old SSS ID will have to pay a replacement fee of P200.
B. Primary ID card/document (Present the original) [any one (1) of the following]:
- Unified Multi-Purpose ID Card
- Social Security Card 3. Alien Certificate of Registration
- Driver’s License
- Firearm Registration
- License to Own and Possess Firearms
- National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance 8. Passport
- Permit to Carry Firearms Outside of Residence
- Postal Identity Card
- Seafarer’s Identification & Record Book (Seaman’s Book)
- Voter’s ID Card
C. Any two (2) other ID cards/documents, both with signature and at least one (1) with photo (In the absence of a primary card).
Secondary ID Cards/ Documents
- ATM Card with the cardholder’s name
- Bank Account Passbook
- Birth Certificate or Baptismal Certificate of children or their equivalent
- Certificate of Confirmation issued by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (formerly known as the Office of Southern Cultural Community and Office of Northern Cultural Community)
- Certificate of Licensure/Qualification Document from the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA)
- Certificate of Muslim Filipino Tribal Affiliation issued by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos
- Company ID Card
- Court Order granting the petition for change of name or date of birth
- Credit Card
- Firearm License Card issued by Philippine National Police (PNP)
- Health or Medical Card
- Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG) Member’s Data Form/Transaction Card
- Fishworkers License issued by the BFAR
- Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Card/Certificate of Membership
- Homeowners’ Association ID Card
- ID Card issued by Local Government Units (e.g. Barangay/Municipality/City) ID Card issued by associations recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)
- Life Insurance Policy
- Marriage Contract/Marriage Certificate
- National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance
- Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Card
- Philippine Health Insurance Corp
- (PhilHealth) Member’s Data Record/ID Card
- Police Clearance
- Postal ID Card
- School ID Card
- Seafarer’s Registration Certificate issued by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)
- Senior Citizen Card
- Tax Identification Number (TIN) Card
- Student Permit issued by the Land Transportation Office (LTO)
- Transcript of School Records
- Voter’s Identification
- Card/Affidavit/Certificate of Registration with COMELEC
UMID ID Requirements for Card Replacement
In addition to the identification requirements, members applying for a UMID card replacement are also required to provide the original copies of the following documentary requirements. These documents are necessary to facilitate the card replacement process and ensure the accuracy and legitimacy of the replacement request.
DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS (Submit the original)
A. For card replacement due to amendment of data/authenticating finger)
- Previously issued SS digitized ID or UMID card of the card applicant
- Proof of payment
B. For card replacement due to lost SS digitized ID or UMID Card
- Duly notarized Affidavit of Loss
- Proof of payment
C. For card replacement due to non-receipt of UMID Card
- Duly notarized Affidavit of Non-Receipt of Card
- Notice/Email from Identity Management Department (IMD) that the courier lost/was not able to deliver the UMID Card
- Proof of payment
D. For card replacement due to damaged UMID Card, UMID Card as ATM Card and other reason/s
- Proof of payment
To provide proof of payment for the UMID card replacement fee, you will need either a validated Miscellaneous Payment Form or a Special Bank Receipt (SBR). These documents are generated by an SSS-accredited bank or collecting agent when you pay the ₱200 card replacement fee.
Alternatively, you can also pay the replacement fee directly at the SSS branch office during your scheduled appointment. Whichever method you choose, obtaining the validated payment form or SBR is essential to confirm that you have completed the necessary fee payment for your UMID card replacement.
Government employees are under GSIS. You can apply for the card at any GSIS branch near you.
- GSIS UMID-eCard enrollment form
- Two valid government-issued IDs (e.g., passport, voter’s ID, driver’s license, PRC card, etc.)
How to apply for the UMID card?
As mentioned earlier, the requirements and application process depend on whether you are an SSS or GSIS member. Government employees are under GSIS thus they need to apply in the GSIS branch whereas private workers are SSS members so they need to apply in the SSS branch.
Applicants that are both members of GSIS and SSS have to apply at the agency based on whether they’re presently employed in the public or private sector.
SSS Member Application Process
There are two ways to apply for the UMID ID for SSS Members. By Branch Walk-in and by Online Appointment System.
For Branch Walk-ins, you have to follow the mandatory Branch Number Coding System for over-the-counter transactions.
On the Other hand, Online Appointment System is done through the My.SSS at their selected SSS Branch.
1. Fill out the Application Form.
You can download it here. Before writing anything make sure to read the instructions at the back.
Avoid any erasures or alterations. Importantly check if the pieces of information you put are correct and accurate.
2. Submit the form along with the requirements to any SSS branch
Bring the accomplished application form along with your requirements to the nearest sss branch. But remember not all branches of SSS can process your UMID ID.
3. Validation of your requirements
The staff will verify your requirements and if all is set, they will get your photo, fingerprints, and signature. You will pay P200 for a replacement fee. On the contrary, if you are a first-time applicant the registration is free.
4. Delivery of UMID card to your address
The processing of your card will take a week or two after your registration. It will then be delivered to your house after 3-4 weeks.
5. Activation of UMID card
After receiving your card, you can activate it at any SSS branch. After activation, it is now ready to use.
If you lost your UMID I.D. and want it to be replaced you need an additional requirement which is an Affidavit of Loss. Make sure it is notarized before going to SSS.
GSIS Members Application Process
- Go to your GSIS Handling Branch and enroll for your GSIS UMID Card.
- Wait for an SMS from GSIS on when to pick up your GSIS UMID Card. Prepare 2 valid government-issued IDs to claim.
- In claiming the cards:
- Active: In person only. Bring 2 IDs.
- Pensioners: In person or through an Authorized Representative with the following requirements:
- Duly signed Authorization Letter OR notarized Special Power of Attorney (SPA);
- Photo or print-out of pensioner holding the Authorization Letter or SPA:
- Photocopy of the pensioner’s two (2) valid government-issued IDs and their originals; and
- Photocopy of the authorized representative’s two (2) valid government-issued IDs and their originals.
1. Fill out the Application Form
Download and fill out the application form here.
2. Go to any GSIS branch along with your requirements
Submit two Valid I.Ds and the application form to the staff of the GSIS branch (e.g., passport, voter’s ID, driver’s license, PRC card, etc.). You will then have your photo, thumbmark, and signature taken after your requirements are verified.
A UMID eCard Release Form will be given to you. Keep this form for claiming your UMID card.
3. Wait for a Text from GSIS
GSIS staff will text you when your card will be ready.
4. Claim and Activate your Card
Go to the GSIS branch where you apply for your card.
Afterward, get a queue number and give the UMID eCard Release Form that was given after your registration, two valid government-issued IDs, and Accomplished Bank Customer Information Record (available at the GSIS branch).
Get your card and go to the nearest branch of GSIS and look for the Wireless Activated Processing System (G-W@PS) kiosk. Put your I.D. on the e-card reader and your finger on the fingerprint scanner. A message of activation on the screen will be shown if it is successful. You just need to wait for 72 hours to be fully activated.
You now have a UMID I.D. that can be used on any transactions. Have you tried getting yours?
The UMID card offers a convenient way to access government services and benefits. It streamlines processes and reduces the need for multiple identification documents. By following the application process and preparing the necessary requirements, you can obtain your UMID card efficiently and enjoy the advantages it provides.