UMID, also known as Unified Multi-purpose ID, is the single ID card for all SSS, GSIS, PAG-IBIG and PhilHealth members. Having this card is very handy because we need an ID in almost every transaction that we do nowadays. Plus, banks and even airports accept this as a valid ID.

Applying and getting your UMID Card is very easy. You cannot get or apply for a UMID Card online for now so you need to do it personally. And what’s more, UMID is FREE, so you don’t need to pay any fee for the issuance.

A quick reminder:

  1. If you are a government employee, go to the GSIS Enrollment Center to get your card.
  2. If you are a private employee, self-employed, or an OFW, go and visit the nearest SSS branch near you.
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Here are the requirements and steps to apply for your UMID card.

1. Bring at least two of the primary valid IDs:

a. Passport
b. Driver’s License
d. Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book, or Seaman’s book

If you do not have any of those, you can bring any of these:

2. Visit any of the following government agencies:

a. Social Security System (SSS)
b. PhilHealth
c. Government Service Insurance System (GSIS)
d. Pag-Ibig

3. Get a UMID form

You can get your form at any of the agencies stated above. It can also be download here:

For SSS members:

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For GSIS members:


Fill-up the information needed and make sure to double check what you have written. It is also important that you know your Taxpayer ID Number (TIN) as it is included in the form.

4. Submit your form along with your valid IDs

5. Once you’ve been verified, you’ll be asked to transfer to another window to get your picture taken, to scan your fingerprints and to sign on the signature pad.

6. You’re done! You just have to wait for 30 days to receive your UMID card via mail. If you fail to receive yours within 30 days, inquire to your nearest SSS or GSIS branch.