Quick Way To Have your Postal ID: A Step by Step Guide On Your Journey For Postal ID Application

Bryce Zapanta
Bryce Zapanta
on February 23, 2012

Instead of sitting around at home and do nothing while having my five days vacation leave, I decided to get my very first postal ID. I really wanted to open a bank account to save up but unfortunately, the bank requires two valid IDs. The Bank Representative suggested that I should get a Postal ID since it is very easy to get. Second, the Municipal Hall is near from the bank which is where the Postal Office is located. My experience applying for a Postal ID was pretty much boring. It took me 30 minutes to get one. However, it cost me some extra bucks to get my hands to my precious Postal ID.

Quick Way To Have your Postal ID - A Step by Step Guide On Your Journey For Postal ID Application

A Postal ID is one of the valid identification card you can easily obtain. You can get your Postal ID from the nearest Postal Office in your community. Postal ID Application can last for an hour to one day of waiting. Well, it depends upon the situation. Sometimes, there are too many postal ID applicants that the Post Office will delay the release of your ID.
To apply for you Postal ID, here are the few and very easy steps:

Download and print two (2) copies of the Postal ID application form. Fill out the required information needed in the Postal ID Application Form.

The Postal ID Application form can be obtain here: Download Postal ID Application Form .

The Postal ID requirements you need to bring are the following: two (2) pieces of 2×2 ID picture with white background, Barangay Clearance and Cedula (Community Tax Certificate).

Once you have all the Postal ID requirements, Go to your Barangay Hall to obtain a Barangay Clearance. Also, bring your accomplished Post ID Application Form and ask the Officer in charge that you need your Barangay Chairman to sign your Postal ID Application Form. If your Barangay Chairman is not available, your Barangay Clearance will suffice it. My Postal Application Form was not signed by our Chairman since he was not around and the officer in charge said that the Postal Office will honor the Barangay Clearance they had given me.

After that, you can now go to your Postal Office and submit your Postal ID Application Form, two pieces of 2×2 Picture, Barangay Clearance and your Cedula.

When you submit your Postal ID Application, ask them if the form needs to be Notarized. A collegue of mine was asked to notarize his Postal ID Application Form. But to be sure ASK FIRST so that you’ll not be wasting your money. Notarial Fee for your Postal Id Application Form cost around P150.

The Postal Office will give you your blank Postal ID to let you put your thumb mark. You know where your thumb, right?

Postal ID cost P315 only.

See also How much really is the Postal ID?

They will tell you when they will release your Postal ID. It’s either you wait for a while or you wait until the next working day. Totally depends on the Postal Office. : D

Some Postal Office offers its Postal ID application a “rush application”. If you badly need it and too lazy to come back the next day, you need to shell out extra bucks to get your Postal ID instantly. Keep in mind that this “rush application” process is unreceipted. Why unreceipted? Of course, because it’s more fun in the Philippines! Right? Lol.

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.

80 Responses to “Quick Way To Have your Postal ID: A Step by Step Guide On Your Journey For Postal ID Application”

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  2. Chai says:

    Can I get postal ID from Makati even if my permanent address is Batangas. I am renting a place in Makati.

    Many Thanks!

  3. Efren Bustamante says:

    bakit napakahalaga ng Postal ID samantalang hindi naman naka DATA BASE ang file nito???

  4. airha says:

    is the application form that i will going to sign out is computerized also or not ? :)

  5. 0x003 says:

    much appreciated, great help!

  6. Rock Remollo says:

    thanks! great help.

  7. carissa says:

    thank you its really a big help for us . :) keep it up
    -careh

  8. lilibeth abelilla says:

    what can i do.my imployer not to signed in my brgy.clearance form.i want to open s bank account in BPI..i have new NBI clearance..the information said,i need atleast 2 ID,,but the postal requirments is brgy.clearance..

  9. MICHELLE NABLO ALIMENTO says:

    thank you .. this informations really help ,esp for me , coz im just about to get my very first postal I.D.

  10. ciara says:

    hi. what if my maling information sa postal id? how can i change it ?

  11. marls says:

    hi good day po!!!!Can i ask if i can apply postal id even im here and abroad cause i really need that id for some reason..pls do help me as soon possible..thank you..

    • Anderson D says:

      That’s impossible. required ang presence mo pag kukuha ka ng postal id. di ko din sure kung i-o-honor yan abroad…

  12. gemini says:

    pede na ren po ba i pa rush pag kuha ng postal id taga Quirino highway quezon city po kc ako ? pede po ba ipalakad ito sa ibang tao? magbigay nlang ako ng pictures?

    • Anje says:

      Ang alam ko ah, halos lahat ng Postal ID office merong “rush” na transaction. Makukuha mo din agad within 30mins. Un nga lang may extra na bayad. pero kung nagmamadali ka talaga para sa postal id mo, ok lang ung ibabayad mo na mahal.

  13. Claire Lee says:

    Currently staying in quezon. Our househelper wanted to get an ID as well and happened to mention it to the security guard in the village when they once asked where the post office is located.
    Sabi nung security guard, may post master daw na once in a while nagpupunta dun. Sya na daw bahala mag process ng application. Just give him your 2 pieces 2×2 ID picture and fill out the application form. The guy came pinag thumbmark sya sa application form and got 400 pesos as payment. The next day the ID arrived. It wasn’t laminated yetkc kailangan pang pirmahan. They just gave the plastic cover with it then ikaw na bahala magpalaminate.
    Just wondering if anybody has their postal ID processed by a postmaster like us? And do you think of the ID’s authenticity? The one we got from Pasig city hall and this look exactly the same.

    • Ben Daggers says:

      My Mom also did this! though this is an illegal transaction (not really sure about this), pero i think the postal master’s responsibility is to deliver mails. sideline lang nila yun actually. same price din naman pala. 450 ang binayad ng mother ko sa postmaster.

  14. j says:

    got mine for P465, rushed. No receipt, courtesy of Roxas City Post Office.

  15. WOOHOO says:

    Can a minor (17 yrs. old) apply for a Postal ID? I need/want another valid ID aside from School ID….

  16. jennylyn bayani says:

    naku. .maraming salmat sa pgsagot.pnag mukha ako tanga ng mga un ah!bnalikan ko ng aftr 2wiks wla pa dn tapos s iba pala wla pa 1day kuha. .puntahan ko cla sa lunes tlgang kailangan ko na ung id na un eh.slamt ulit.nalinwan n isip ko

  17. jennylyn bayani says:

    gudam. .ask ko lang sana ulit kung ganu b katgal makuha ang postal id,1month b?nkakuha na ko nung march.1 tapos sbi sakn balik ako aftr 2wiks pagblik ko mali daw ung nfo n nbgay 1mos.dw bgo mareleasd im from silang,cavite. .please answer my question. .kailangang kailangn ko na kc ung id n un

    • batousai says:

      Sobrang tagal po nung processing sayo. 30-45 mins lang ung akin eh. pero dito un sa las pinas.

      masyado ung matagal alam mo kung baket? wala nman silang viniverify dun eh. Ni isave sa computer ung information mo eh di nila ginagawa. bulok ang sistema ng postal service ng pilipinas!

      subukan mong itanong kung pwede ipa “RUSH” kapag sumagot ng “Oo meron” ibig sabihin lang nun eh kelangan kang mag dagdag ng bayad. alam mo naman dito sa pilipinas, kelangan may pampadulas!

      tarantado kamo sila. typewritter lang ang gamit nila ang tatamad pa! Kakapal ng mga mukha!

  18. rommel g malixi says:

    how much the renewal of postal id and what the requirements

  19. bayani jennilyn says:

    gudpm ask ko lang 1mos.b tlaga bgo makuha ang postal id?

  20. liezel says:

    hello po pde ask po ok lng qng birth certificate lang ung dala ko at isang high school ID lng po pwde na po kaya yon….?

  21. Brenda Lee says:

    All you need is to submit 2 pcs. 2×2 ID pictures,barangay clearance and cedula plus five hundred seventy five if you want it rushed or four hundred seventy five if you have to wait for three days. That is from Santa Rosa Laguna Post Office,Ha.ha.ha.tuwid na daan?walang corruption?para sa mahirap?aagawin pa ang pambili ng pagkain ng isang mahirap na Juan!

    • Kobe Kebab says:

      Hi Brenda, i would like to point out additional information regarding what you’ve said to clarify some matters. Ibebreak down ko lang po ung price para din po makatulong sa iba :)

      The actual Postal ID Price – P 175.00 lang po talaga. Yan yung nakalagay din sa application form nila.
      Notary Public – Depende. Mostly nasa P100-200 sya. Pero nung kumuha ako, 150 lang.
      Doc stamps – according dun sa nakausap ko nung nagapply ako P50 daw.
      Picture – P50
      Cedula – P7

      Postal ID Total Price - P432

      Yung ganito pong presyo ng Postal ID dito sa atin eh matagal na pong nangyayari. Wala pa din pong pagbabago eversince.

      Gusto ko din po sanang idagdag na ung Notary Public at Doc Stamps na binayaran ko, dun din mismo sa Postal Office ako nagbayad. Yung Postal Office Employee na po ang nagproseso nun para sa akin, ibinalik nalang po nya ung application form ko na naka notaryo na. Kung kukuha kasi ako sa labas at ako mismo ang lalakad, hassle pa at baka mapamahal pa ako.

  22. Erica Polonan says:

    ilan taon po ang pwede kumuha ng postal id?

  23. nylrose says:

    Hi… Ask ko lang po magkaano babayaran
    kong kukuha po ako ngayon ng postal id?

  24. rowena says:

    before i got my postal ID year 2003 it was 175.00 then 2006 i ask how much still 175 rush pa yun kasi kilala ko ang postmaster family friend na at na rush yun kasi pa abroad ako need other valid id..but now i ask how much wow it cost for 575 na daw..hanep ang buhay ngayun noh..super taas na pala….but i still need it because i need to renew my passport and it needs to valid ID in dfa and in attending cfo as i am changing my surname to my husband lastname as i am a newly married..

  25. ehra says:

    ask ko lng po ttanggapin po ba sa post ofc yung brgy clearance ko walang chaiman’s signature pero my signature ng secretary …

    • Tingin ko Oo. Ung sa akin dati, baranggay kagawad ung pumirma eh. Wag mo nalang sabihin na secretary ang pumirma. Kung sasabihin mo kikwestyunin ka pa. Hayaan mo lang. Kung di tanggapin, eh di bumalik ka nalang.

  26. jerry says:

    ask ko lang ung pag ibig number ko,? jerry ricafrente

  27. Sarah Khulitz says:

    Ask ko po kung paano irenew ung postal id ko na nag expire nung dec 2012 lang na to..Paano po mga steps para ma-irenewal & magkano po ung fees & expenses?Mas Mura po ba kase iparerenew ko lang o 315 pesos pa rin po ba?Thanks..

    • Howard says:

      Hi Sarah, same Lang po ang process. Dashing mo ung required requirements ng postal I’d na nakasulat as tiaras then ung lumang postal I’d mo. Pay the fees and that’s it.

  28. Ruth says:

    Linked your blog post to mine. I also blogged about my experience (and dismay) on getting this darned piece of paper. Let’s hope somebody high up in the government would act on this soon. Corruption is pulling our country down :(

  29. mhaie says:

    Hi po,, ok lang po ba kumuha ng postal i.d kahit bago lang ako dito sa Maynila 5 mos na po ako dito then i need a valid i.d actually meron naman akong cedula and brgy clearance pero expired na nga lang.. yung cedula ko lang po ang hinde pa.. wala na po bang substitute sa brgy clearance bali 6 mos. na po kasi iyon( brggy clearance).. thank u for answering…

    • Ben Daggers says:

      As long as makakakuha ka ng Barangay Clearance sa current home address mo dito sa Manila, walang problema sa pagkuha ng Postal ID. Hindi naman po mahirap kumuha nun, ang importante eh taga dun ka talaga sa baranggay na kinukuhaan mo. Yung ibang Barangay, bago magissue ng Barangay Clearance ay nanghihingi muna ng proof of address, un yung gaya ng Meralco bill, MWSS Bill o ID na may address. Pero ung iba nman ay hindi na kelangan. Strikto lang talaga yung iba.

  30. NicoYerel says:

    ask lang po sana kung pede ung 2×2 picture na edited po ung likod?
    bale white naman po ung background kaso edited po…..
    salamat po!

  31. jerico says:

    Hi guys! Kailangan ko kasi ng valid id. and i was advised getting a POSTAL ID is the easiest. Pero i fear baka kailangan muna ng valid id para magkaroon nito. Am i right? I just badly need a valid id para makuha ko yung birth certificate ko at makapagapply sa PRC.

    • Ben Daggers says:

      Hi Jerico, Sorry for the late reply. It is true that Postal ID is the easiest ID to obtain. You only need baranggay clearance, ID picture and cash for payment to have it. Price is different from one Postal office to another. Some claimed that you can get one for P175 but I got mine for P380. Notary Public and Doc Stamps is included on my price. I also got my Postal ID within 30minutes. I guess that’s what you call “express lane” (if you know what i mean).

  32. larain says:

    in my experience here at COA q.c when u complete ur requirements that they need they will process ur postal i.d on that time and then just wait for an hour and it cost only for 150-175 and if u pay for 300 plus maybe there something behind that so guys think wisely and ask for the reciept …

  33. Leigh says:

    Hi. In Manila Post Office, the charge is 300 Php so as to get a postal ID. It only takes 30 minutes or so, if and when the requirements have been prepared and brought upon attendance to the Post Office.

    Kaso, 1 to 5 PM lang sila nag-aaccept ng applications for postal ID.

    Hope it helps! :)

  34. Spyros Pappas says:

    There is extremelyuy annoying add covering text and makiong it very difficult ro read!!! No way to get frid of it.

  35. geb says:

    175 po talaga? in my experience naman they charge me in binangonan, 300 pesos.. tapos yung form pa eh xerox copy lang kaya hindi mo masyado mababasa yung nakasulat sa baba.. nakita ko yung link ng form na nakapost dito na may amount nga na naka-indicate pero yung form na finilapan ko eh hindi mo na siya mababasa kung magkano.. grabe ang laking patong ng siningil pala sakin..

    • Ben Daggers says:

      Hi Geb,

      Late na namin narealize na cost na nilagay namin dito na P315 ay total amount ng Postal ID.

      Kumuha ako ng Postal ID last month lang. Same scenario kagaya mo. Pero sa Las Pinas City Hall. Ang presyo? P380 lahat lahat! Nagulat ako.

      Pinabreak down ko dun sa mabait na Postal Office personnel ung P380 na payment ko. at ganito sinabi nya.

      Application of Postal: P175
      Notary Public: P150
      Documentary Stamps: P55

      Hindi na ako naglakad para sa Notary public, sila na ang lumakad para sa akin. Wala ka na akong choice nun dahil kung ako pa lalakad pra sa Notary Public at doc stamps, hassle pa sa akin at nagmamadali na din ako. Willing to pay nman ako kasi expected ko ganon tlaga ang price.

      Kung papansinin mo ang bottom half ng form, merong nakalagay na “Supporting Affidavit of Witness”. I guess requirement tlga na i Notary public un. At kasama din dun ang Doc Stamps.

      Ang problema lang talaga dito eh nagkakaiba iba ang TOTAL
      AMOUNT/PRICE
      ng Postal ID sa bawat Postal Office dahil sa Notary public at Doc stamps. Pero kung tatanungin mo ako kung magkano ang Postal ID, P175 lang talaga.

      Salamat sa pag share mo ng experience mo Geb!

    • AAA says:

      Hi Geb,

      Ask ko lang sa binangonan kung ano ang required docs sayo for Postal ID application. Napansin ko lang dito sa thread na parang iba iba ang nirerequire depende sa lugar.

      I live in binangonan kasi but I am not a registered voter there. I don’t have other IDs stating address kasi kaka lipat ko lang. Ayoko sana masayang yung lakad ko if I go to post office tapos kulang or mali docs ko.

      Looking forward to your response

  36. ric says:

    im also in the process if getting mine, to get your barangay clearance they need to verify that youre a registered voter in their barangay unless your already a registered voter, you have to register first just make sure you use the barangay number where youre applying your clearance.

    my other valid ids(driver,passport) doesnt count for verification im not sure why. maybe its the Filipino way of making simple things complex or they just want me to vote for barangay elections. I dont vote I dont believe in voting, not yet(as minority wins the election but thats a diff story). :)

    HTH

  37. Johan Salarda says:

    But when you check, http://www.philpost.gov.ph/web/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/postal-id-form.pdf , it shows that it is only php175 for a postal id.

    • Johan Salarda says:

      I asked PhlPost in Liwasang Bonifacio and they said the fee should be php175 only anywhere in the Philippines. Hmmm..

      • have you tried getting one? that’s great if you can get P175 postal id. you saved few bucks. unfortunately in my case, i didn’t. There’s some sort of a scam in every post office. I’ve tried reading other blogs about postal id and noticed that we have different prices on how much you can obtain one.

  38. leia says:

    Bakit po sa form ang nakalagay lang na cost is Php 175.00, whereas you indicated here na Php 315.00 sya? You might have mixed it with the NBI clearance fee po. Unless nagtaas na ng presyo ang Post Office for the Postal ID fee..

    • Hi Leia,

      P315 po talaga ang binayarad ko sa Postal ID. Ganon po talaga ang presyo sa Las Piñas. Nagtataka ka po baket dun sa form eh P175 lang? Ung po talaga ang tunay na presyo pero sa actual po hindi ganon ang binibigay ng mga Postal offices. Paiba iba po sila gaya ng sa QC City Hall at sa sa Manila Post Office na P290.

  39. emilio says:

    pwede ko po bang makuha agad kc nawala po ung postal id ko ngayong augost 31 2012 ok lang po ba?

  40. Saicy says:

    Hello po,ask q lang po pwede po bang kumuha ng requirements at pagkuha ng postal id. sa Caloocan,kahit po dito talaga aq sa Taguig nakatira? help lang po pls.asap :S

    • Ben Daggers says:

      Kung meron ka nito, makakakuha ka:

      Valid ID (dapat ang address mo na nakasulat ay sa Caloocan)
      Baranggay Clearance issued from any Baranggay in Caloocan.

      Kapag wala, forget about it. Kung meron naman po, wala ka pong magiging problema.

      ang isang purpose po kasi ng Postal Id ay patunayan na isa kang residente ng isang Lungsod. Kung Taga Taguig ka, kaya mong patunayan na taga Taguig ka dahil makakakuha ka ng Baranggay Clearance sa inyong Baranggay hall. Malamang meron ka ding ID na ang address na nakasulat ay Taguig.

      OK po? Salamat!

  41. jeff says:

    hi!
    i need help, please teach me how can i apply postal id of my friend who’s in canada right now, kelangan nya po kasi postal id dito sa pinas. i really appreciate your response,, thanks

  42. aztigen says:

    Hello everyone! I’m from Sta. Rosa Laguna, right now I have my sedula and barangay clearance na inapply ko sa barangay hall namin here in Laguna. Pwede bang mag apply sa kahit saan na Post office like sa makati? kasi di ko alam kung saan yung post office ng Sta. Rosa.

    • Pia Belen says:

      Hello aztigen, i not really sure they (makati postal office) will allow you to have their postal ID. If you bring you cedula and barangay clearance issued by the Municipality of Sta. Rosa, Laguna, it only proves that you are a current resident of Sta. Rosa Laguna. One of the purpose of Postal ID is to serves as a valid government Identification card which proves your residency of a certain Municipality. You’re not a resident of Makati. They will tell you that you should get your postal id in Laguna.
       
      if you really want to get a postal id from Makati, ask someone you know that you’re using their address. Go to their Barangay hall and get a clearance. Just pretend that you’re really living in that place. You should also get a cedula from the city hall of makati. Actually hindi nman strict ang Postal Office sa mga ganyan dahil hindi din nman nila machechek un. Ang problem mo lang tlga eh kapag kumuha ka ng barangay clearance, pwede kasing malaman na hindi ka talaga taga dun. Kung taga makati ka talaga, walang problema. Pero i suggest na kumuha k nlng sa Sta Rosa. Magtanong tanong ka nalang. Possibleng nasa munisipyo din un.
       
      hindi ako expert sa bagay na ‘to dahil nakikibasa lang din ako. pero un ung nakikita kong maganda mong gawin.

  43. Catherine Cordero says:

    Yes you can do that. Just don’t say that you already have a Postal ID that is unexpired to avoid questioning. Let’s assume that you “lost” your old one.

    If they traced that you have an unexpired postal id (this is the worst scenario and very unlikely to happen), tell them that you lost your wallet together with your postal id.

    Lusot! Hahaha

  44. Angel Empire says:

    It depends on the location of the Postal Office you’re applying to. Kung sa QC ka magaapply, then mareretain ang QC address mo. Kung sa Cavite, eh di cavite ang postal id address mo.

    Kung sa cavite ka, don’t show your old postal id na qc. baka questionin ka pa kasi nga lumipat ka na nga location. baka kasi hindi ka nman permanent resident ng cavite at nakikitira lang. Just do this to avoid the hassle.

    Basta dala mo ang complete requirements. Ok na yan.

    • Linggo Roslinda Recitas says:

      I’m from San Mateo Rizal. I’m staying here in Pasay Harrison for less than 2 years now because of my job here. Registered ako as voter in our Barangay in San Mateo Rizal. My question is: Once na kumuha po ba ako ng Barangay clearance dito sa barangay where I’m living for my postal ID, considered na ba ako as voter dito sa Pasay? Please reply me on my FB account Linggo Roslinda Recitas or to my Globe no. +639167493836. Thank you and more power! GOD bless!

      • Ben Daggers says:

        “Once na kumuha po ba ako ng Barangay clearance dito sa barangay where I’m living for my postal ID, considered na ba ako as voter dito sa Pasay?”
         
        Nope. Hangga’t hindi ka nagpaparegister sa upcoming election sa Pasay, hindi ka pa din considered as registered voter ng pasay. magparegister ka po muna. Barangay clearance has nothing to do with it.

  45. Sheila says:

    Hello everyone..,just wanna ask if are we allowed to obtain another postal id even though its not yet expired..cause I have my postal id now,I was told by a certain personnel just put the word caregiver on the field of occupation but I know Im not working..and this postal id is very much needed by me,I need to be honest especially that Im processing my papers in the in Manila Embassy..So am I allowed to renew it though its not yet expired?Please give me some advice..Thank you..

  46. Gigi says:

    I am presently staying in dasmarinas, cavite but my residence is in quezon city. i need to renew my postal id which expires on april 2012. my postal id was issued in quezon city. if i apply for a renewal of my postal id here in cavite, will my quezon city address be retained in my new postal id?

  47. Say Directo says:

    Its in Letter Size 8.5 x 11, short bond paper my dear :)

  48. Mynameisjoyce02 says:

    Yung form po, sa letter size po ba yun ipiprint or sa legal size?

  49. IssaGonzales says:

    madali lang po, punta ka po sa Postal Office ng mandaluyong then follow nyo po ung instructions na nasa itaas. Madali lang talaga kumuha ng Postal ID.

  50. Issa Gonzales says:

    yes po, updated po yang Postal ID application form na yan, kasi yan ung ginamit ko last week eh :)

  51. Mark Julius Beltran says:

    updated po ba yan Postal id Application na i dodownload po?
    and long or short po ba yan xD haha d ko kasi alam sry …
    plss reply thx! ^^

  52. Kevin Galdo says:

    obviously, sarado ang postal office kaya di ka makakakuha ng postal id. Monday to friday lang schedule nun!

  53. Kevin Galdo says:

    Hi, pano po kumuha ng postal id dito sa mandaluyong?

  54. Vangie Corteza says:

    how much did you pay to get your postal id instantly so that you’ll not come back the next day. I also need it and i want to have it in a rush?

  55. Kashmeer says:

    open po ba ang postal office pag saturdays?

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