How to Apply for UMID: Unified Multi-Purpose ID

6:15:00 PM

I already have a UMID before but just recently, a good soul slashed my bag and got my wallet which has all my IDs in it. Moral Lesson?Separate all your IDs so that if you lost your wallet, all your important documents and IDs are secured. Since I don't have SSS ID or UMID anymore, this will also be my guide on how to get one. If you don't have an SSS ID or UMID yet, then might as well apply for one.

UMID stands for Unified Multi-Purpose ID. The Philippine government issued this ID in order to harmonize and streamline the identification systems to all government agencies and government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs). The first to implement the UMID card is the GSIS. This ID will be the only ID card that you need to transact with SSS, GSIS, PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG with a lesser hassle. 

Follow the steps below.

Step 1

Bring the needed requirements:

a.) Bring any of the primary valid ID's:
     > Passport
     > PRC Card
     > Seaman's book
     > Driver's License

b.) If you have no ID's mentioned above, present at least two of any of the following supporting documents:

     > valid NBI clearance
     > school/company ID
     > Postal ID
     > Senior Citizen card
     > Major credit card
     > voter's id
     > Savings account passbook
     > Alien certificate of registration
     > GSIS member's card
     > Certification from the Office of Southern/Northern Cultural Communities/Office of Muslim Affairs
     > TIN card

NO need to bring personal id pictures because the participating agency will do the picture taking on the spot.

Step 2

Go to any of the following Philippine Government agencies in order to apply or enroll for a UMID card:
Social Security System (SSS)
Government Service Insurance System (GSIS)
You can apply a UMID card to any of these agencies.

The steps provided here is applying for a UMID card in SSS.

Get an SSS Form E-6 in the nearest SSS office and fill-out the form. For those who already have their SSS card, submit the SSS Form E-6 including your SSS card.

Step 3

If you already secure SSS Form E-6 and the supporting documents, fall in line for the data capture such as:
Photo shot by means of a video camera
Fingerprint by means of a fingerprint scanner
Signature by means of a signature pad
Applying for an UMID Card is free of charge. So, apply to the nearest agency now!

How to claim your UMID Card

You can claim or receive your UMID card within a month after enrollment.

Accessing The Data of Your UMID Card

Data of your UMID card can be accessed in four (4) ways:
visual inspection of printed data of the UMID card
access to magnetic strip through ATM PIN
identification using fingerprint reader
access to contactless chip through smart card reader
15 Common Data To Be Taken During Enrollment
Full name of enrollee/applicant
Date of birth
Place of birth
Names of parents
Home address
Marital status
Picture of yourself
Two index fingers
Two thumbmarks
Any prominent distinguishing features
Taxpayer ID Number (TIN)

Frequently Asked Questions

Is UMID the "national ID"?
No. It's a mere result of inter-agency efforts to give convenience in government transactions and to save cost of service delivery.

"While possession of the UMID card and/or ownership of a Common Reference Number can facilitate transactions with government, under no condition shall the absence of the card or the CRN be a ground for denying any government service to an individual."

Hope this one helps! :) 

You Might Also Like


  1. im an inactive sss member can i apply for umid?

  2. hi, I would like to ask which form should I fill out if I will be applying for a UMID? E6 or UMID application form(note: I don't have sss id). and also if ever I will be applying for a UMID is it ok to apply on any of the sss branch? Thanks in advance :)

  3. Hi!how would i get UMID ?i dont have any contributions yet.i need it foe visa requiement?what would i do first?


  5. can i apply for umid id but im not a gsis member? tnx!

  6. Ho. Do we need philhealth and pagibig numbers to apply for umid?

  7. There is a text scam circulating about Fast UMID processing for only P100!
    The SSS already released a statement regarding this that this is not a promo of the agency and a text scam. Let us be aware and not fall prey to these scammers!