QC launches online registration for QCitizen ID

Published January 7, 2021, 2:33 PM

by Minka Klaudia Tiangco

The Quezon City government on Thursday launched the online registration for its QCitizen identification cards that can be used to access its Q City Bus, health, and other social services.

Quezon City Administrator Mike Alimurung said QCitizen ID is a unified ID for all residents that will replace the existing senior citizen, solo parent, and persons with disability (PWD) ID over time. Meanwhile, existing IDs will continue to be valid in the interim.

These IDs will also be used to sort out the priority list for the distribution of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) vaccines, said Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte. 

“The registration will give importance to those who are on the priority list for the COVID-19 vaccine–senior citizens, PWDs (persons with disabilities), indigents, solo parents, and frontliners,” she said in a statement issued on Wednesday.

The city government recently signed a tripartite agreement with the National Task Force Against COVID-19 and British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for the purchase of 750,000 vaccines that is seen to benefit around 375,000 residents.

To register, one must create an account on the city government’s E-Services portal. Residents will need a government-issued ID and a barangay certificate to proceed with the registration. 

Alimurung said residents must register for their IDs separately because they cannot use their account to register multiple times.

All residents will be provided with a QCitizen ID number and digital ID, but only residents 15 years old and above will be given a free physical ID card.

The digital version of the ID can be accessed via the QCitizen App, which is available on Google Playstore and Apple App Store.

Belmonte said the on-the-ground registration for the QCitizen IDs will be piloted in Barangay Central on January 15. This is for those who have no internet access.