Persons aged 15-17, above 65 may register physically for nat'l ID — PSA

Published July 14, 2021, 1:05 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz


The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Wednesday, July 14, said individuals aged 15 to 17 and above 65 are now allowed to register for the second step of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys).

PSA cited that the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has issued a resolution allowing “individuals 15 to 17 years old, and above 65 years old to leave their residence for the purpose of proceeding to registration centers of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Step 2 Registration.”

Step 1 registration can be done online but Step 2 requires applicants to go to the registration centers for biometric information collection and validation of documents.

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PSA reminded the public to strictly adhere to health and safety protocols to protect themselves and the registration staff during their stay at registration centers.

It also reminded that minors are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

PSA has announced that it has opened more registration centers for the Step 2 online appointment booking.

Registrants may now book their appointment in any of the 415 registration centers across 78 provinces nationwide.

The issuance of the PhilSys Number or PSN and delivery of the Philippine ID is Step 3 and the final step of PhilSys registration.