PhilSys to release mobile version of nat’l ID


The Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) is currently developing a mobile application that will serve as a digital version of the national ID pending the availability of the physical card.

According to PhilSys, the digital version once launched can be used in digital transactions. The National ID serves as the government’s unified, centralized form of identification for Filipino citizens and resident aliens.

Late last year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), in an advisory said that the PhilID, in both physical and mobile formats, shall be accepted as sufficient proof of identity without the need for another ID.

At least 8.17 million cards have already been delivered by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to Filipinos who have completed its Step 1 and Step 2 as of February 2022.

The PSA continues to remind those who are awaiting for the delivery of their PhilID to keep their transaction slip, along with a valid ID, which they will present to the Philippine Postal Corporation personnel delivering their PhilID card and PSN letter.