In every official transactions, an identification card is always required to verify the authenticity of the person engaged in the process. From a simple guard check in the school gate to getting your passport for travel purposes, a valid document that gives a short information about yourself is always needed. This procedure is mandatory since it serves as the first line of defense against those who have ill intentions.

The most common information written in any of the IDs issued either by the government or private institution includes your name, birthday, address, contact details, photo picture and signature. Even the moment we are born, our parents gave us our very first identity- a name that we proudly carry forever. After that, the first black and white Identification that we have is our Birth Certificate. This is the default ID for every human being on the planet.

But as we grow old, our identification also changes or improves depending on the organization that we are in, the job that we entered or even the hobby that we indulge. Below is the most common list of acceptable valid IDs that we can use to process any transactions either in government agencies or private.

  • Alien Certificate of Registration
  • Authenticated Birth Certificate
  • Driver’s License
  • Philhealth ID
  • Postal ID
  • Police Clearance
  • PRC License
  • School ID
  • Senior Citizen ID
  • SSS ID
  • TIN ID
  • Valid passport
  • Voter’s ID
  • Previous Copy of NBI Clearance (For those who would like to renew their NBI Clearance)

There are other IDs out there that are also valid to be used for any transactions. I only listed the most common ones since these documents are obtainable for the general public. Aside from that, most Filipinos are have at least two or three of those types.

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