The UMID Card or Unified Multi-Purpose ID Card is encompassed with SSS, GSIS, PAG-IBIG and PHILHEALTH programs. This means that instead of showing your different valid ID card for any transactions, the Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID) Card can shoulder those IDs in one card only. The purpose is to reduce the expenses of Filipino people and avoid redundant to their database.

SSS UMID Card: How to Get UMID Card Complete Guide • Phil-ID

The Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID) declares one of the most powerful identifications in the Philippine right now since the UMID Card security features have a first line of defense against who attempted to defraud on their system.

The Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID) initial security features that evolved a contact-less smart-chip technology which stores the cardholder’s full identity biometrics data such as facial image, digital signature, and fingerprint that print-out in a computerized on a yellow piece of cardboard.

Last Updated: June 18, 2019

How to obtain the Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID) card? Here is the complete guide of getting the UMID Card which updated this 2019. So make sure to follow the step-by-step procedure and prepare the valid requirements that they needed.


Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID) Redesigned Features
Photo courtesy by SSS Philippines

Important Notice: First things first, before you start to apply for the UMID Card, Let me know you that there’s no online registration application for obtaining the UMID Card. Even your family, friends or other proxies are not allowed to get your application.

It is required for you to have a personal appearance since you need to go through the process of biometrics data and interview for the verification of your personal details.


1. SSS Members

    • Members have paid at least one (1) month contribution.
    • Valid date of coverage (Indicates when you started as an active SSS member).
    • No existing SSS ID /UMID Card.
    • For Kasambahay or House helpers without posted contribution/s:
        • Must be permanent the membership status of House Helper.
        • The proof of contribution must present by the employer made at the tellering section of the branch. [SSS Form R5: Download Here].

2. GSIS Members

    • All pensioners and GSIS active members are required to get eCard/UMID Card.
    • Bring two (2) government-issued IDs: (e.g., Voters Registration, LTO License, Passport, PRC ID and etc.

3. PhilHealth Members

    • UMID card is also available for those PhilHealth members and Indigent [see here the list of indigent] people who have insufficient income for family subsistence which is not covered by either SSS or GSIS members.



1. UMID Card Application Form

  • Download and print the application form. [UMID Card Form: Download Here]
  • The SSS Number, Name (first name, middle name, last name), date of birth and gender/sex must be same on their database.
  • Fill out with your complete details including:
    • Use a black pen.
    • Provide your permanent address. (The address you provide will be the reference for delivery of the UMID card. So make sure to write the correct address)
    • Provide at least one (1) contact number (Mobile, Landline or e-mail address) to notify you of the status of your application.

2. Valid Government-Issued IDs

3. Submission of Documents

Submit all the documents and check below the available SSS branches that nearest to you.

SSS Branches with UMID Enrollment Facilities

4. Photo Capture and Biometrics

After you submit all the documents, the assigned staff will verify your account. Once they are done to very your account, the next procedure is biometric which contains your image photo, fingerprint, and a digital signature that will store to their SSS data center.

5. UMID Card Delivery

One of the most prolonged processes of valid ID to deliver in the Philippines is the UMID card. It takes 7 to 10 working days to be delivered outside Metro Manila and 10 to 20 working days in any remote provinces. However, in Metro Manila, they will deliver the UMID for 5 to 7 days.

For some areas, usually, the delivered of UMID card takes 30-60 days so do not expect that it will be delivered on time.

6. SSS UMID Card Activation

The final step is to activate your SSS UMID card in any nearest SSS branch.


1. GSIS UMID e-Card Enrollment Form

[GSIS ECard Form: Download Here] and fill out the form for UMID e-Card enrollment form.

2. Valid Government-Issued IDs

Bring your two (2) Valid IDs and the accomplished GSIS UMID e-Card Enrollment form.

3. Photo Capture and Biometrics

After the review of your application, you will now undergo to photo capturing, fingerprints and digital signature.

4. Application Process

Once you are done to submit all the requirements needed, your application will be on process. Assigned staff will advise that you will wait for a text message where you can claim your UMID card.

5. Release and Claim the UMID eCard

Go to the GSIS office where your account was made and bring the following.

  • Release form of UMID eCard
  • Two (2) Valid ID, Passport and GSIS eCard. (Must bring original and photocopy)
  • Download the document for Bank Customer Information Record. [Download Here]

6. UMID Card Activation

Like bank ATM cards, UMID card needs also to activate and the procedure is quite easy. Here are the easy 3 steps you must be followed:

Step 1: By activating your new UMID card, you need to visit on the nearest GSIS branch or look for the G-W@PS kiosk in city hall, municipal hall, or Robinsons Malls.

Step 2: Register your pre-registered fingers to the touch screen, so the G-W@PS device will recognize and scan your pre-registered fingers and it will be able to store your data information.

Step 3: A Confirmation message will be notified on the screen and it will inform you that the activation of your new UMiD card will be the next 72 hours.


    1. Social Security System (SSS) release a warning to their clients that do not entertain any persons or someone telling you that they are one of the staff in SSS offering to you for a “rush” application and asking for a fees change to a fast process of UMID card.
      SSS warned the public
      Photo courtesy by SSS Facebook Fanpage

      SSS inform to the public that the only way to obtain the UMID card is “first-in-first-out” basis and if you encounter a “fixers” don’ t hesitate to report them to SSS hotline at (02) 920-6446 to 55

    2. Check carefully all your information details like your complete name, address, and phone/mobile number is correct, updated and working. So the postmen will easily locate your location for the delivering of your UMID card.
    3. Make sure that someone of your family receives the delivery since the postmen required that someone sign their receiving copy. If no one will receive the parcel, It will be sent back to the post office.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to Verify SSS UMID Application Status