After the long and grueling process of waiting, your brand-new PhilSys National ID has finally arrived. Now the question is, what are the benefits of having one, and where can you actually use it?

You’d be getting a lot of use and perks when you own a Philippine National ID. Also known as the Philippine Identification System or PhilSys, one of the goals of the creation of this card is to provide more Filipinos access to a valid ID.

That makes access and verification of personal records much easier when transacting with government and private entities. That, by itself, is already a huge benefit of owning a card.

But the question remains, what private and public entities can you use the National ID? What are the perks and benefits of owning one? Read on to learn more about it.


Where can I use my Philippine National ID and its benefits?

  • Issuance of passports, driver’s licenses, and other IDs issued by the government
  • Opening of bank accounts and other financial transactions
  • Tax-related transactions
  • Admission to schools/government hospitals
  • Registration and voting purposes
  • Transactions for employment purposes
  • Social welfare and benefits granted by the PH government
  • Access cardholder’s criminal records and clearances

Besides those listed uses and benefits, the Philippine government has further plans that will make the ID card more useful for the Filipino people, especially when gaining access to a lot of public services and benefits. This is quite similar to what other countries do with their national IDs.

In addition, a mobile version of PhilSys for easier access and management is expected to launch soon.

These are some of the reasons why you should register and get a Philippine National ID. If you still haven’t started the process, here’s everything you should know about the PhilSys ID.

But if you already finished the process and are already waiting for your new card to arrive, you can track the National ID delivery status here.

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