Step-By-Step Guide In Applying UMID Card

UMID Card is a valid identification card to many establishments that is why most of us want to have one. It is a powerful 4 in 1 card for your SSS, GSIS, PagIBIG, PhilHealth transactions. It can be used as an ATM to withdraw SSS Loan and Benefits.

Awesome card huh? Don’t have one yet?

As of April 2017 the new UMID being released by the SSS uses a contact less smartchip technology that stores member’s SSS information and biometrics data such as fingerprints, facial image and signature. The UMID or Unified Multi Purpose Card is the Unified ID Card of SSS, GSIS, PhilHealth and PagIBIG.

UMID Card is very useful. It serves not only an identification purpose but also, it can be used in withdrawing benefits and loans proceeds from ATMs since SSS can now be paid via deposit to the bank account of the member/beneficiary where the UMID card is enrolled as an ATM.

The SSS issues UMID cards to its members comprising of GSIS to public sector workers, Philhealth to those not covered by either SSS or GSIS, and private sector workers.

UMID Card Application: How?


For First Time Application

  • Member has no existing UMID Cards issued by GSIS or PhilHealth.
  • Member has at least one (1) month contribution and a valid Date of Coverage;
  • Member Information (SS Number, Complete Name, Date of Birth, Gender) must be the same in the UMID Card Application and SSS Membership database.
  • Valid Identification Card Photocopy (Bring the original card/document for verification). Click here to check the list of documents honored by SSS.

For UMID Card Replacement

A. Replacement fee amounting to 200 pesos. The same fee shall apply for the following:

  • Correction/Change of name (e.g., from maiden name to married name)
  • Correction of date/place of birth and/or sex
  • Replacement of lost/damaged card
  • Change of home address
  • Change of authenticating finger due to amputation/sickness (e.g., index to middle finger)
  • Update of member’s photo
  • Change of old card to new card
  • Change of specimen signature printed on the card

B. For lost or non-received cards, the submission of a duly-notarized affidavit of non-receipt of card, or notarized affidavit of loss is required.

C. For card replacement caused by change or correction of member information, the old SS ID/UMID Card must be surrendered.


  1. Visit the nearest SSS Branch that has UMID enrollment/ID Capture facility. Make sure that the branch have Data Capture facility since not all SSS branches have one. Big branches have one for sure. Ask someone reliable or directly contact the SSS to know if the branch near you has an ID Capture facility.
  2. Fill ip the Multi Purpose ID Card Application Form.
  3. Bring one of the primary valid ID’s (Professional Regulation Commission or PRC, Driver’s License, Passport, Seaman’s Book/Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book). Bring two of your secondary identification/documents if you don’t have any primary valid IDs.
  4. Double check and verify the form before submitting to the verification counter. Bare in mind that:
  • All fields in the UMID Card Application Form must be properly completed, particularly the address, and without erasures and alterations. Always indicate “Not Applicable” or “NA”, if the required data is not applicable.
  • At least one (1) contact information detail (such as email address, home landline or mobile phone number) must be provided by the applicant in order for the SSS to notify him/her on the status of the card application.
  • For those who wish to enroll their UMID as an ATM card, the applicant must specify the preferred SSS-accredited bank on the application form.
  • The applicant should indicate his/her permanent address rather than the temporary mailing address. For example, Juan has permanent residence in the province but is working or staying in the City during weekdays, Juan should indicate the provincial address instead of his City address.

5. After verification, you will be instructed to proceed to the ID capture booth, fingerprint scanning and electronic signature process.

6. Based on the SSS Guidebook, after verification and printing of card, UMID is then packaged and sent to PhilPost for delivery via registered mail. Mailing takes 5 to 7 working days for addresses in Metro Manila, 7 to 10 working days for outside Metro Manila, and 10 to 20 working days for remote areas.

7. Visit any SSS Branch near you, or SSS Kiosks available in some Malls, to activate your UMID Card. You can then use your UMID card to inquire your SSS Information like Eligibility to benefits, Contribution, Loans thru SSS Kiosk.


One Primary ID Cards and or documents

  • Professional Regulation Commision (PRC) Card
  • Passport
  • PRC Card
  • Driver’s License

In the absence of the above Primary ID cards and or documents, any two of the following Secondary ID cards or documents should bear the correct name of the person and at least one with the correct date birth:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Postal ID
  • ATM Card with cardholder’s name; or bank certification if without cardholder’s name
  • School or Company ID
  • Alien Certificate of Registration
  • TIN Card
  • Voter’s ID Card/Affidavit/Certification of Registration with COMELEC
  • Membership Card issued by Private Companies
  • Senior Citizen Card
  • OWWA Card
  • Bank Account Passbook
  • ID Card issued by professional associations recognized by the PRC
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • ID Card issued by LGU’s (e.g., Barangay/Municipality/City)
  • Credit Card
  • Pag-IBIG Member’s Data Form
  • Firearm License Card issued by the PNP
  • Health or Madical Card
  • Fishworker’s License issued by BFAR
  • GSIS Card/Member’s Record/Certificate of Membership
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Birth/Baptismal Certificate of child/children or its equivalent
  • Marriage Contract/Marriage Certificate
  • Certificate of Naturalization from BI
  • NBI Clearance
  • Certificate of Licensure/Qualification documents from MARINA
  • PhilHealth Member’s Data Record
  • Certificate from National Commission on Indigenous Peoples or Office of Muslim Affairs
  • Police Clearance
  • Transcript of School Records
  • Seafarer’s Registration Certificate issued by POEA
  • Student Permit issued by the LTO

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