How to Apply for UMID Card (Unified Multi-Purpose ID Card)

How to Apply for UMID Card (Unified Multi-Purpose ID Card)

UMID stands for Unified Multi-purpose ID. It is named as such because you can literally use it for SSS/GSIS/Pag-ibig HDMF, and PhilHealth. This makes transactions with these agencies more convenient because aside from having all of your essential numbers at the back of one card, you can also use it to access data through a kiosk. Another thing that makes owning a UMID card great is it is recognized as a valid primary ID.

Similar to any kind of government-related application, you will need to prepare documents that will serve as proof of identity.

Primary Documents

Bring the original and a photocopy.

  • Passport
  • PRC Card
  • Seaman’s Book
  • Driver’s License

Secondary Documents

You will need these if you don’t have any primary document. Just bring any of the 2 listed below (original and photocopy):

  • NBI Clearance
  • School or Company ID
  • Postal ID
  • Senior Citizen Card
  • Major Credit Card
  • Voter’s ID
  • Savings account passbook
  • Alien Certificate of Registration
  • GSIS Member’s Record
  • TIN Card
  • Certification from the Office of Southern/Northern Cultural Communities or Office of Muslim Affairs

Since the card services 4 different agencies, one may apply in any Social Security System, PhilHealth, GSIS (if you are a government employee), or PAG-IBIG branch. This article, however, will only discuss the steps you need to do if you wish to apply for a UMID card through SSS.

SSS Walk-in Application

  1. Fill up SSS Form E-6. Although this form will be provided at SSS, it is more convenient to download your own copy to save time and energy.
  2. Prepare your E-6 form and the required supporting documents. You will need to fall in line for data capture purposes. In this step, someone will be taking your picture, fingerprint, and signature.
  3. Once data capture is done, all you need to do is to wait for 30 days for your card to arrive by mail. If you are not always at home, it helps to visit your local post office.

Don’t wait a long time to get your UMID card. It’s best to apply for it as soon as you are able.

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6 thoughts on “How to Apply for UMID Card (Unified Multi-Purpose ID Card)

  1. God non mam ser ttanong poh sana ako myron npoh kasi ako SSS number. Kylangn po vah mghuhulong poh kmi bgo kmi mkakuha ng SSS ID.

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  2. Bkit wala pa po ang umid card po,julius lopera po,sept pa po ko nag apply ulit,kc nawala umid id ko.nagbyad pa ko ng 300 po,nagtanong nko sa philpost po wala pa daw po,e2 po adress ko419 purok 1 sucat muntinlupa city,jan nyo nlng po ipadala.

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  3. Mary Ross Valenzuela · Edit

    3months na po. Till now wala padin dumaraging ng UMID ID ko. Kaya nga po ako kumuha kase need ko ng Valid ID, pero bakit antagal naman po dumating?? Ilang months pa po ba aantayin ko?? Need ko po ng ID asap. Mary Ross Valenzuela-

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  4. Jupiter Soriano de la cruz · Edit

    Good afternoon mam/sir..si Jupiter Soriano de la Cruz poh Ito..ask koh lang poh yung UMID ID koh..nag-apply poh ako last July 24, 2018 PA poh..nka-recieve poh ako n ang text sa SSS poh saying Na for packaged Na yung umid I’d poh at for mailing Na sa phil post..97 sto. Domingo st. Urdaneta city pangasinan poh address..please poh need koh poh ung id..nagpunta yung wife koh sa phil post wla p daw poh pero yung text from sss aug. 31 p poh ung na-package poh ready for mailing aug. 28 poh..slamat poh..

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