Five Things You Should Know Before Applying For Your SSS ID

Bryce Zapanta
Bryce Zapanta
on September 3, 2011

SSS ID is very important Identification Card you must obtain. Any SSS member with at least one monthly contribution and SSS pensioners may apply for the new SS ID by filling out and submitting an SSS Form E-6 together with some requirements to the nearest SSS branch that has facilities for SS ID capture.

There are Six things you must know before rushing down to the nearest SSS Office. I listed the guide for you to be able to easily apply for you Social Security ID.

Are You In or Out?

Every SSS member is entitled to a SS ID. The member should have at least one (1) month of contribution before the He/She can apply. That means if you’re not working and have SS Number and you’re planning to apply for SSS ID card for some Identification purposes, you can forget about it for now. You don’t meet the criteria “Should Have at Least One (1) month of Contribution“.

Do you have it?

As a requirement, SSS demands you to bring Two (2) other primary Identification cards such as:

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

If mentioned above is not available, you can just bring Two (2) of the following Identification cards:

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

When you already have the Two Valid  Identification Cards, you can now fill up the E-6 Application for Social Security ID Form. Download it by clicking the link below, just select what you prefer.

Application for Social Security (SS) ID - SSS E6 Form

E-6 Application for Social Security ID Form Editable PDF File – Download this form if you want to directly fill out the E-6 Form in your computer then print it.

E-6 Application for Social Security ID Form (Recommended) – Download this form if you want to fill out your Form with your handwriting.

First Time?

Is this your first time? Or you just lost your previous SS ID? Take note that SS ID free of charge for the first issuance of the card. A replacement fee is charged for the following circumstances:

  • Your SS ID card got lost
  • Your SS ID card is damaged
  • or You want to avail of the option to omit the printing of your Date of Birth

Yes. Yes. Yes.

You already questioned yourself three times, and all your answers is positive. It is the time when you start processing your SS ID card. Go to the nearest SSS Office. I would like to put emphasis on this, my people. It’s not just an SSS Office, you have to go to the SSS Office with SS ID Capture Facilities (Picture Taking Booth). You’ll be wasting your time if you don’t follow me. Trust me I know. In my experience, to be sure and my time won’t be wasted. I directly go to the Main Office located at East Avenue. For public information purposes, the complete address is:

SSS Building East Avenue Diliman, Quezon City / Telephone Numbers: 920-6401 or 920-6464

When you arrived at the SSS Main Office, ask the guards for the SS ID Capture Facilities for the application of SS ID card. He’ll give you a number. Fall in line and be patient. After that session, you can now go home.

That’s it?!

Yes, that’s it! You just completed your application for your very first SS ID Card. SSS will send you the SS ID Card through snail mail on the address you have written in your E-6 Application Form. Wait for at least Thirty (30) days before calling them, you have the numbers right? I got my SS ID Card after a month, maybe I’m lucky. Others got theirs for two.

Have A Good Day! :)

Bryce Zapanta

Bryce Zapanta

is a graphic designer in a small sized printing company. He specializes on drawing caricatures for their client. He also works on the different layouts of greeting cards especially on weddings invitations (his favorite and area of expertise). During weekends, Bryce enjoys to spends his time going out of town and taking pictures of old houses and any wood carvings that fascinates him.

24 Responses to “Five Things You Should Know Before Applying For Your SSS ID”

  1. Kei says:

    This is very informative. I visited a lot of sites but did’nt answer my questions unlike this site. It’s all here. Thanks much! ^_^

    • Joyce E says:

      Hi Kei! This is indeed a very informative post. Even before I applied for my SSS ID, I did some research online and read bloggers’ experiences on how to apply for SSS ID. However, I’m not sure if SSS still issue the old SSS ID. I applied for the new SSS UMID Card. I also wrote my experience about my application on my new blog.

  2. ronald says:

    Hi! Puede ba akong mag apply ng sss id never pa akong nag ka work pero nag bbayad ako monthly. Self employed po pala ako ,p312 monthly ang contribution . Puede ba akong mag apply ? Thx!

  3. Danny says:

    Hello! Thanks for the very informative post. I just want to ask a favor. Do you have the E-6 Fill-in PDF file? I can’t seem to find it on the SSS website. It looks like it has been removed. Please send it to my email. Thanks in advance.

  4. efren buere musa says:

    gud am po ask ko lng po pno po ako kuha ng sss id nwla po ung sss E1 ko po mtgal na xerox lng po ang meron ako po hnd po ako mk absent pra mkkuha ng sss id pano po ba gagawin ko po maraming salamat po sana mapaliwanag nio po sa akin

  5. suzette says:

    hi
    npanood ko po s news n my new system kau online s pgkuha ng id,is it true po b.hrap po kc mg absent s work.thanks po s reply

    • zxet2 says:

      Meron. pero kelangan pa din ng personal appearance mo sa SSS Branch para makunan ka ng picture at magfill up ng form.

  6. marlene says:

    Hi. there I am living overseas now but got interested in the SSS again. I contributed 7 yrs so i tried to create a online id.
    I know my sss number but for the employer id, it says it has to be 13 digits. But mine is only 10 digits which is already given by my previous employer.

    Can you please xplain this to me. Unfortunately there are no SSS branches in this country where I now live. Thank you. If you can reply to my email, I appreciate.

    More power on your blog. Marami kang natutulungan.

    • zxet2 says:

      Good day Marlene,
      Baka po mali ang SSS Number na ibinigay sayo ng dati mong employer. Pwede mo silang balikan about jan at iexplain sa kanila na mali ung number nila at ayaw tanggapin ng system ng SSS Online Inquiry.

      Nabanggit mo din na “PREVIOUS EMPLOYER”, that means wala ka na sa kanila? tama ba? Possibleng hindi din tanggapin ung registration mo kasi wala ka na sa list ng employees ng Previous employer mo.

      un ang pagkakaalam ko. Hindi kasi match kasi. Idedeclare mo silang employer mo pero ung previous employer mo eh hindi ka na nila idedeclare na current employee nila.

      Itry mo nalang po magpalit ng status as Voluntary Member. Yun po eh kung gusto nyo lang ipagpatuloy ang paghuhulog ng kontribusyon sa SSS. Hindi ko lang po alam kung paano ipoprocess ung iyo kasi nga diba, nasa abroad ka na. Pero, i am really sure, Authorization letter will do the job for you.

  7. regina hermoso says:

    hi ! ask ko lang po my E-1 na po ako kaya lng matagal na d qna eh update,my expiry date po ba un? at gusto q ko kumuha ng sss id,kaya lng d ko pa nahulugan ng 1month of Contribution, magkano po ba ung contribution for 1month? self employed lng po!!!
    thank you…..

  8. Francis says:

    Hi,

    eto na po ba yung updated process sa pag kuha ng sss id?? sabi po kasi ng friends q 7 months ang process .. the other says 1 year.. please respond on this ..

    Thanks!

  9. Kram says:

    Hi! Nag apply ako ng card sa SSS kaso sabi sa akin balik daw ako after 1 month.. Ganon po ba talaga? Or pumunta nalang ako sa main office sa QC? Thanks!

  10. Hannah says:

    hi..good info..

    i just wanna ask this

    our hr told me to process first my sss id before i can update my status..if that will be the case the last name that will appear in my sss id will be my last name when i am still single..

    how could i alter my last name into the last name of my husband?

    do i need to apply again for another sss id? eventhough i am not yet applying for my first sss id?

    thanks a lot

  11. Dina B. says:

    May requirement po bang paper size sa mga form pag pinirint? Gusto ko lng po makasiguro. Bka kasi pagdating dun sa office ng SSS, sabihan ako na mali. Salamat po!

  12. jm says:

    gusto ko lang po itanong. naguguluhan po kasi ako. for what is this SSS?? do i need it? kasi im applying for part time job. i dont know if i should apply. kasi nung nagpunta ako sa US as a j1 student, required kami magapply ng SSS. two weeks lang natangap na namin. i dont know if its similar here in the Philippines. Need your Feedabck ASAP. tnx

  13. sheila says:

    Thank for that comprehensive info!

  14. Jun Batican says:

    regarding s sss id card almost 7 months n hindi p rin ako n bigyan o nka tanggap ng id card..wat will i do.thanks

  15. Edward says:

    Thanks for your infos on How to apply for SS ID card.

  16. Carol Felipe says:

    Thank you for sharing a comprehensive guide on how to apply for Social Security (SS) ID Card! Very helpful!

  17. Emir says:

    Thanks for sharing!

  18. Karala says:

    Pwede po bang magapply ng loan sa mga branches o kelangan po tlga sa main office?

  19. Ina G. says:

    Thanks for sharing! Very helpful po!!!

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