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How Do I Apply for an SSS ID in the Philippines?

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Social Security System in the Philippines

The Filipino Social Security System (SSS) provides social insurance, retirement benefits, and healthcare for workers in the Philippines. This article will explain the steps and required documents and forms needed to obtain an SSS number. Upon obtaining an SSS number, you become an active SSS member after paying at least one monthly contribution.

An example of a Filipino Social Security System card.

An example of a Filipino Social Security System card.

1. Get an SSS Number: E-1 Form and Required Documents

A person registering with the SSS for the first time as a prospective employee first needs to fill out an E-1, or Personal Record form. Submit it to your regional SSS office together with the original certified true copy and a photocopy of any of the following:

  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Driver's license
  • Passport
  • Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) card
  • Seafarer's Identification and Record Book, or Seaman's book

Alternate Documents

In the absence of any of the above documents, you may present 2 of any of the documents listed below. One document must include a recent photograph and your date of birth.

  • Alien Certificate of Registration
  • ATM card with cardholder's name
  • ATM card and, if it does not bear cardholder's name, certification from the issuing bank that the account number belongs to the cardholder
  • Bank Account Passbook
  • Birth/Baptismal Certificate of children.
  • Certificate from the Office of the Northern/Southern Cultural Communities or Office of Muslim Affairs
  • Certificate of Naturalization issued by the Bureau of Immigration
  • Company ID
  • Company Representative Authorization Card issued by the SSS
  • Credit Card
  • Fishermen's Card issued by the Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources
  • GSIS Card
  • GSIS Certificate of Membership
  • Health or Medical Card
  • ID card issued by local governments (e.g. Barangay, Municipality, or City)
  • ID card issued by professional associations recognized by PRC
  • Life insurance policy
  • Marriage contract
  • NBI Clearance
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Card
  • Pag-Ibig Member's Data Form
  • Permit to Carry Firearms issued by the Firearms & Explosives Unit of the Philippine National Police
  • PHIC Member's Data Record
  • Police Clearance
  • Postal ID Card
  • School ID
  • Senior Citizen Card
  • Tax Identification Card/Affidavit
  • Transcript of school records
  • Voter's Identification Card/Affidavit

Once you have an SSS Number and have contributed into the system for one month, you may apply for an SSS ID card.

2. Documents Needed to Submit an E-6 Form

In order to get an SSS ID, you must be an active SSS member with at least one month's contribution.

Fill out an E-6 form and submit it at your local SSS branch, along with any of the following primary documents:

  • Passport
  • Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) card
  • Seaman's book

Alternate Documents

Or, in these absence of those, two of the following, at least one of which must have a recent photograph:

  • Driver's license
  • Valid National Bureau of Investigation clearance
  • School or company ID
  • Postal ID
  • Senior citizen card
  • Voter's ID
  • Savings account passbook
  • Alien certificate of registration
  • Government Service Insurance System member's record
  • Certification from the Office of Southern/Northern Cultural Communities or Office of Muslim Affairs
  • Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) card

Bring the Originals

Always remember to bring the original copies of documents and IDs at all times. The office won't require you to submit the original copies, but they need to see them in order to authenticate the photocopies and verify that they are identical.

Go to the Branch Office Early

Get to the SSS branch office as early as possible. If you arrive at 6a.m., you'll probably finish at 10a.m. At the office, get a number from the clerk responsible for giving away the E-6 Form.

One of the documents you can use to obtain an SSS card is a passport.

One of the documents you can use to obtain an SSS card is a passport.

3. Obtain an ID Clearance and Capture

An ID clearance is a small paper that will indicate your schedule for ID capture. You can't finish the whole process in one day; you need at least 2–3 days to complete the steps. After you submit the E-6 form, ID capture is always scheduled for a time in the following few days.

Again, be prompt arriving at the SSS office. If you are early, you'll be in the front of the queue. When you arrive, you will need to get another number from the designated officer or guard for your ID capture. Every ID capture batch has 20 people, regardless of your schedule. If you are scheduled for 7:00a.m., and you arrived at 7:30a.m., and the next people on queue aren't scheduled until 8:00a.m., you'll still be left behind. They operate on the first come, first served basis.

The ID capture process only takes a few minutes. SSS Clerks will immediately obtain your personal data (fingerprints, signature, facial images, and 4-digit PIN number).

4. Wait for Your SSS ID Card to Arrive by Mail

After your ID capture, you will have to wait for 30 days to receive your SSS ID by mail. If you fail to receive the ID after 30 days, inquire with your nearest SSS Branch Office and have your 4-digit PIN number on hand.

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This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.


Claide on December 21, 2019:

Good day sa lahat deto

how to get my SSS I.D??

3 buwan na ako nag hentay sabe nang nag capture sa akin one to two mounths lang..tapus taga punta ko sa branch palage nalang mag sabe na sera ang system kaya delay..

Plss reply i need my SSS ID for my passport plss help me.salamat po

Cezar on December 02, 2019:

Good day, ask lang po. Dati po akong nakatira sa Taguig City while I work in Makati.. In 2016 i moved to iloilo and kasaluluyan pong nagtatrabaho doon. Nagpunta po akong SSS office Iloilo branch, at ang sabi ay nakapag apply na daw ako ng UMID card when i was in taguig and my record's still there. Paano ko po yun macclaim w/out having to go back to Manila po? Thanks.

celinapajanilla on November 05, 2019:

how to get my sss# coz i forgot it

Marilyn padua on September 27, 2019:

How to get my sss id?

Liya on September 21, 2019:

Hello, I'm just asking po kung bakit hanggang ngayon wala pa pong text ang SSS sa akin kase sabi po noong nag pa capture po ako wait ko daw po ang text nila pero wala pa po

Chin on September 04, 2019:

Hello sir/ma'am.

I would like to us if how much is the expected bill for registering SSS as well as the ID?

Hoping for you to response immediately.

Thank you and best regards.

kristine on August 20, 2019:

hello sir/ma'am,,

i have it already the E-1 form,,but almost 9yrs napo walang hulog,then gustp kopo mag apply for E-6 para sa SSS ID,..that one of the requirements for applying passport

Florenda Galandi David on August 07, 2019:

How to apply as member of the SSS onlie?Thank you

Rhyann Villegas Borgonia on June 21, 2019:

How to get my sss id card

Adonis G. Licardo on June 17, 2019:

Please advise how to get sss id online i have already sss no. with the old id card. Need to change the new sss id only.

Awaiting for your reply

Thank you

mark norman halina on June 11, 2019:

how to get sss number online

Thine21simon on May 22, 2019:

How can i apply my sss id or umid id

Jade sarcos villanueva on May 07, 2019:

How to get SSS.ID tns

Mark mamaug on May 06, 2019:

How to get s.s.s i.d

joryl on April 28, 2019:

can a 18 year old can get an sss id

Aubrey suyo on April 26, 2019:

How to get sss id online

Liz on April 25, 2019:

How to get sss I'd online

Toque G Estremera on April 07, 2019:

Very long time when i apply this id tel now nothing

Patrick john cailang on March 29, 2019:

How to apply sss umid?

Jonale Cabanting on March 17, 2019:

My mother is about 20yrs ng nag contribute sa sss and never siyang naka pag loan and till now wala parin i.d how to apply loan? And to get her i.d card.

Emy rose Genoves on March 10, 2019:

How can i activate my SSS account online?

Mary Jean Llaneta Furing on March 02, 2019:

how to apply sss umid id online?

Jovelyn on February 28, 2019:

How to apply SSS id online

R Duell on February 27, 2019:

Very informative on how to join to become a member a step by step way to do so very pleased with all the information

Emee on February 15, 2019:

Thanks for this info

Paz on February 12, 2019:


How to get sss id online

RENALYN on January 29, 2019:

Good morning Ma’am & Sir ,, tanong lang po ako paano po mag apply ng sss id or paano makuha miron na po akong E-1 number

Thank u

Richelle V. Intia on January 26, 2019:

I already have my sss number from my previous employment how can i get sss id? Because its been 3 years i didn't have any i d to receive...

candysantiago550 on January 15, 2019:

good morning po ano po ba ang mga kailangan pag nag apply sa sss. at ilan buwan po ba maku2ha magkano po ang babayaran sa sss pag rush po. ilang months po ba un bago makuha merun na po bang ID un..salamat po

Arvin Colisao on January 14, 2019:

Paano makuha Ang SSS I'd number

Marieta I.Ulang on January 13, 2019:

How i get my sss id

Louie cajucom on December 23, 2018:

How much do I have to pay for sss id?

Joyce on December 21, 2018:

How to get SSS ID?

Cessang on December 07, 2018:

Ilang araw po ba mkukuha ung SSS ID,,kc kailangan ko po s passport.. Thankz..

Marichu seronio on November 24, 2018:

Pano po pag first time pang maka kuha ng sss,tapos nso lang mo meron,makakakuha parin po ba?

Maria on November 16, 2018:

Gaano po katagal lumabas SSS ID need on Passport

Maner on November 14, 2018:

NSO or PSA can also be a requirement either on E1 or E6. You can get an ID after 3 months of the posted contribution.

hajis abubakar on November 10, 2018:

i have my sss number how to get and sss id

Asifsattarasif123 on October 30, 2018:


Theresa Mae on September 22, 2018:

I only have 1 valid id. Is it okay? or do I need to have a police clearance just to appoint to have an sss id?

Jenmerian bayaon on September 21, 2018:

Ano Po Ang requirements sa pag kuha nang sss I'd.

Mariam eballar on September 21, 2018:

I already have an sss from and number . But i don't know where to get my sss ID.

Jee sinon on September 21, 2018:

How can i get sss online

Dulcie Gata on September 20, 2018:

Hello po,paano pag ang isang katulong nagpamember sa sss pero ayaw po bayaran ng amo nya. Ano pong gagawin nya para sya nalang mismo maghulog sa sarili nya? Salamat po

aisah aguam abbas on September 13, 2018:

Good AM po? Pano ko po makuha ang ID ko po sa SSS, Ano po Requirement? salamat po

Babel C. Pepiga on August 27, 2018:

Applying for SSS ID

Mark Cotingjo on August 26, 2018:

Do they need a recent NBI or not? I have a NBI but that was years ago. Do they accept it or do I need to get a new one?

Mary Grace Schneider on August 24, 2018:

I have an SSS number but I never continue paying it I got that last 2013 is it possible to continue using that same number pls help? Thanks!

Lui on August 17, 2018:

what is the easist way to get my SSS ID. I have been a memeber since 2010 but never applied for the ID. How po?

Nora on August 13, 2018:

I have a yellow card id,im a member since 90's,how do i apply or get my new id online.

Margoux on August 08, 2018:

Is it true that it will take 6 months before you can get your SSS ID? Is it possible to get the SSS ID less than a month?

Mie on August 07, 2018:

I payed my1st SSS monthly contribution last july 30 2018. can i apply SSS id?

Rosemarie Agusan on July 31, 2018:

How can i get a sss id before one month po kasi needed ko po tlaga ng id pra mka kuha po ako ng passport please message me back urgent lang po ...thank you ng marami

Sose on July 24, 2018:

How can we get this SSS ID Before one month anyone know that tell me Very important .have Already E1five .Course I want to get my passport very quickly Thank you everybody

Sose on July 24, 2018:

How can we get this SSS ID Before one month anyone know that tell me Very important .have Already E1five .Course I want to get my passport very quickly Thank you everybody

Maricar BM on July 14, 2018:

Pano kung nkapgApply nko ng SSS tpos ilang weeks pnababalik ako tpos d ko nbalikan till now 1year na ata pero d pko nkbalik pwde pa ba yon pgbnalikan ko pa?

joselyn Tomas on July 08, 2018:

I have an old sss number year 1993 Last payment is 1995 at single p po but now I'm married can I continue and get an ID

Emelyn aves on July 06, 2018:

Pano po ang gagawin ko kung nag apply na po ako ng sss true online tas ipapa verify kuna po Sana sa sss branch dahil may sss number na po ako kaya lang pagdating ko sa sss branch may nadagdag sa name ko at sa name ng binificiary ko at name ng mother ko like dapat name ko emelyn patron aves pero ang nakalagay emelyn patron 2nd aves, ganun din sa name ng mama ko na may 7Th at sa binifiaciary ko na 1st? Pano po ang gagawin ko

Mark and Mara on July 04, 2018:

pede b mag apply at makakuha ng SSS I.D kahit nasa ibang bansa?

Karell Anne C Mercado on July 02, 2018:

How to apply SSS i.d online ?

vicky halina caseñas on June 30, 2018:

Get i.d card by mail

Ronalyn So on June 19, 2018:

Nag pa ID na ako, kaya lang Hindi pa nakarating sa akin, makukuha ko pa kaya ito kahit dalawang taon na nakalipas


Jennilyn Sadiasa on June 19, 2018:

nice advice, very helpful to me, thanks

jerico peralta on June 18, 2018:

meron po bng pagkuha s online ng sss id?

Kimberly almera on June 10, 2018:

Can i apply ss id online i have none working untill now .im already resign to my previous company start on sept 2017..

Cherry Dechoson on June 03, 2018:

how to apply SSS ID online?

hana on May 30, 2018:

can i apply Sss id

Mary joy Malto on May 26, 2018:

Hi .. I already have my sss number from my previous employment how can i get sss id? Because its been 3 years i didn't have any i d to receive...

Habashi Alawi on May 11, 2018:

how to get sss card and to have get sss number?

Jenefer PAULINO on May 01, 2018:

How can apply for SS I'd

Randy labong walat on April 22, 2018:

How to get an sss ID?

i dont have any valid ID.

may on April 21, 2018:

can i use may e1 form for passport requirments?

because ihave no valid id.

TOPH on April 15, 2018:

i already have an sss umid ID but this is not accepted in most companies. do i need to sign up for e1 or e6 to be able to get a real sss id?

shirley hernane on April 10, 2018:

how to get a sss id a member of sss already but i have no id its a sss # that ive got now with my company id...

reynold on April 08, 2018:

How to Apply SS ID Mam/Sir Need may paspport on March 18, 2018:

Hi .. I already have my sss number from my previous employment how can i get sss id? requirements needed.. Thank you

VON on March 02, 2018:


Merry m tabios, from,,sanjuan laur Nuevo ecija on February 27, 2018:

How to apply via online."im a 4ps member

Tin I. Silvero on February 14, 2018:

Hi! Can I ask the direct link for membership registration? Thank you

rose rio s. marcojos on February 13, 2018:

how to apply via online? im a 4p's member

Riza on February 11, 2018:

Hi! ... can I apply SSS ID even I'm still 17 years old ?

Ethel Pedraya on February 05, 2018:

How to verify my sss no.

Crisalyn Sabinada on February 04, 2018:

How to apply sss ID?

Ariel bermillo on January 25, 2018:

How to apply SSS

Marilyn degohas on January 24, 2018:

How to apply sss id

Estoya Gema etil on January 20, 2018:

How to apply SSS thank you

Monalona placer on January 19, 2018:

How to get sss , thank u ....

emily on January 02, 2018:

How to apply SSS ID Ma'am/Sir???

jeanelyn on November 23, 2017:

HOW can i apply sss id sir!

Hannah on November 21, 2017:

Thanks !

dante gabac fabillar on November 14, 2017:

Gud am.. Sir ma'am ask kulang po pano po ba mag aply sss id online?

ARLYN EBON on November 14, 2017:


Argen r manato on November 13, 2017:

I just want to ask i can get my sss id to by online can be

elsie joson on November 13, 2017:

bakit HND makapasok ang e-mail account ko sa SAS online nyo?

Rhea on October 29, 2017:

How to get sss id

Ry on October 28, 2017:

How much is the payment for SSS ID?

Kimsheena on October 25, 2017:

Can i apply sss by online?

JANE :) on October 19, 2017:

Hi Good Afternoon!

I would like to ask if can I change my SSS account details?

Lei on September 22, 2017:

I just want to ask if i can apply here online to get an SSS Id Card? Thank you!

Hannah on August 23, 2017:

How much is the fee for the SSS ID? Thank you!

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