How To Get A UMID Card

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Since its introduction in 2010, the Social Security System (SSS) Unified Multi-Purpose Card (UMID) has gone through a lot of updates. Most recently, it has brought more convenience to Filipinos with its contactless smart chip technology that enables UMIDs to also function as ATMs for SSS benefits and loans.

The UMID is a multipurpose card for transactions with SSS/GSIS, PagIBIG, and PhilHealth . It stores SSS members’ personal information and biometric data such as a photo, fingerprint, and signature.

How To Get A UMID Card

In this guide, we’re going to tell you more about the uses of the UMID. We’re also going to walk you through the application process, whether you’re a first-time applicant or you just need a replacement.

Why do I need a UMID?

The UMID is a streamlined identification system for the four major government agencies mentioned above. It functions as a valid government ID . You can also use it for the following purposes:

  • Easier transactions with government offices and agencies with its unified ID system
  • The UMID Card can be used in any SSS and GSIS office or kiosk to view your account, contributions, and history
  • The third-generation UMID Card works as an ATM for SSS loan releases and benefits with its smart chip technology. Members or beneficiaries can withdraw and deposit to the UMID bank account where the UMID ATM is enrolled.
    • These banks include Philippine National Bank (PNB), Unionbank, Security Bank, and Asia United Bank (AUB), with more banks to be added
  • The smart chip in the UMID also protects cardholders for instances of fraud , as it contains personal information and fingerprints.
  • It reduces government costs through its centralized database
  • It saves individuals’ time and money by eliminating the need to apply for multiple IDs with government agencies mentioned above

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First-time application requirements

SSS members with no existing SSS ID and UMID are considered first-time applicants. To be eligible, they must have at least one month of contributions.

These first timers also include death survivorship pensioners. If they qualify for “Initial Enrollment”, they can apply for a UMID application at any SSS branch near them.

The UMID application is free. These are the application steps for first time UMID applicants:

  • Completely fill out the SSS UMID Multi-Purpose ID (UMID) Application Form. It can be downloaded from the SSS website or found at your nearest SSS branch.
  • Fill out the form and bring it to an SSS branch.
  • Submit the form plus a photocopy of a valid government ID, with a photo. The following are only a few examples of valid IDs:
    • Passport
    • Driver’s License
    • NSO Birth Certificate
    • PRC Card
    • NBI Clearance
    • Seaman’s Book

A complete list of valid IDs is listed at the back of the SSS UMID Multi-Purpose ID (UMID) Application Form. Make sure to bring the actual ID with you for verification purposes.

  • Review your UMID Card Application Form for any errors before you submit. There should be no corrections or erasures. You can ask an SSS staff if you’re unsure about an item on the form.
  • Have your photo, signature, and biometrics (fingerprints) taken . Like passport photos, smiling and wearing any accessory or contact lenses are not allowed.
  • Once done, you will be informed of the delivery date of your UMID Card. It usually takes eight (8) days to verify and print the UMID card. As for delivery, it takes two (2) weeks for those who live in Metro Manila and National Capital Region (NCR), and four (4) weeks outside of NCR.

UMID card replacement requirements

Replacement of UMID Cards costs P200 . Individuals eligible for a replacement are those who have lost their ID Card, and those that have changed their personal information such as home address, last name, or change in specimen signature.

The replacement card is free if there was an error in the data as encoded by the SSS.

Replacement application process:

  • Visit the nearest SSS branch, and fill up the UMID Multi-Purpose ID (UMID) Application Form
  • Bring valid government IDs with photo , listed above.
  • Double check and verify the Application Form before you submit.
  • If you want to enroll your UMID as an ATM, you must specify the preferred SSS-accredited bank on the application form .
    • These banks include Philippine National Bank (PNB), Unionbank, Security Bank, and Asia United Bank (AUB), with more banks to be added
  • Take note of the delivery date of your UMID. It takes two (2) weeks to be delivered for those who live in Metro Manila and National Capital Region (NCR), and four (4) weeks outside of NCR .

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