UMID ID Requirements for Application to SSS — Here’s A Complete Guide

List of UMID ID Requirements for Application

UMID ID REQUIREMENTS – You can check the guide below for the documents needed in applying for a UMID ID at the Social Security System (SSS).

The identification documents which include the IDs are among the most important documents that a person can have. It is often part of the requirements in applying for a loan, availing a benefit offer, booking a flight, getting a passport, etc. Public and private entities usually require a valid ID.

Social Security System (SSS)
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An ID is considered valid when it is within its validity period. In the Philippines, there are two (2) categories of IDs — primary and secondary. Most transactions require the presentation of a primary ID.

One of the primary IDs in the country is the Unified Multi-Purpose Identification card or more popularly called the UMID ID. It is the unified identification card for the Social Security System (SSS), Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Pag-IBIG Fund, and PhilHealth members.

UMID ID Requirements
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The UMID is issued by the Social Security System. It is beneficial in claiming SSS benefits or SSS loans as well as the offers of GSIS, PhilHealth, and the Pag-IBIG Fund. The UMID ID requirements for eligibility requires the applicant to have an active SSS account and to have posted at least one (1) monthly contribution to his/her account.

With regards to the UMID ID requirements for application (documentary), the applicant must present a valid ID or two (2) secondary IDs in the absence of a primary ID. Here are the IDs that are considered primary in the Philippines:

  • Social Security (SS) Card
  • Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID) Card (for replacement or upgrading)
  • Driver’s License
  • Postal Identity Card
  • Voter’s ID Card
  • Passport
  • Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book (Seaman’s Book)
  • National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance
  • Firearm Registration
  • Permit to Carry Firearms Outside of Residence
  • Alien Certificate of Registration
  • License to Own and Possess Firearms

Here are the secondary valid IDs that you can choose from:

  • Pag-IBIG Member’s Data Form (MDF)
  • School or Company ID
  • Birth Certificate
  • Senior Citizen Card
  • Police Clearance
  • Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN) ID
  • Transcript of School Records
  • PhilHealth Member’s Data Record (MDR)
  • Permanent Residency ID
  • Marriage Contract
  • Health or Medical Card
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Card
  • Bank Account Passbook
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • ATM Card with Cardholder’s Name
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Credit Card
  • ID Card issued by a professional association recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)
  • Temporary License issued by the Land Transportation Office (LTO)
  • ID Card issued by the LGU (Barangay/Municipal/City)
  • Seafarer’s Registration Certificate issued by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)
  • Fisherman’s Card issued by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)
  • Certificate of Naturalization from the Bureau of Immigration
  • Certificate from the Office of Northern/Southern Cultural Communities
  • Certificate from the Office of Muslim Affairs

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