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How to Get UMID/SSS ID Online in the Philippines?

How to Get UMID/SSS ID Online in the Philippines?

UMID is considered a primary valid ID and helps streamline transactions in both public and private sectors. Learn the latest updates on how to get UMID this 2022.

(UPDATED) To offer enhanced services to several government agencies for their member contributors, the Philippine Government has launched the UMID (Unified Multi-Purpose ID) Card. 

UMID helps to provide a unique identity card to member contributors, as well as a valid ID. Featuring a shared database between several government agencies, including the Social Security System (SSS), the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), and the Pag-IBIG Fund (Home Development Mutual Fund), it makes it easier for everyone to transact with said agencies.

In addition to serving as an identity card for transactions with the aforementioned agencies and other places of business, UMID cards also serve as an ATM bank account through the SSS UMID Pay Card. This is helpful, especially for new members who do not yet have a bank account

Active members of SSS and GSIS may apply for a UMID card online.

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What is UMID Card?

Sometimes referred to as an SSS ID, UMID Card is an identity card in the Philippines that is considered a primary valid-government-issued document for individuals who are members of the Social Security System (SSS). Said card was institutionalized on January 16, 2008, and directed SSS as the primary government agency to facilitate UMID.

Currently, UMID Card serves as a single card for relations between several government agencies, particularly, SSS, GSIS, PhilHealth, and Pag-IBIG. It can also be used in a variety of transactions in both the public and private sectors because it is sufficient proof of an individual's identity in the Philippines.

UMID Card sample with EMV technology. You can get this through an online appointment if you are a new or existing SSS member.

Who may apply for a UMID Card?

SSS members who want to apply for a UMID card must first have at least one contribution posted to their account. GSIS members (government employees) and pensioners/retirees are also eligible to apply for a UMID card. 

Aside from that, here are the other conditions for applying for a UMID Card:

For updates and lost UMID Cards

According to SSS, members who have lost their cards or need to update them may apply for a new UMID Card, but a P200 replacement fee is required.

For members who applied for SS numbers online

If you applied for a Social Security number online before December 10, 2020, you are exempt from completing the UMID Application Form. 

You simply need to schedule a biometric data capture appointment through the My.SSS Appointment System. You must bring your printed SS Number application and the transaction number slip to your appointment.

How to get a UMID ID online in the Philippines this 2022?

You can easily obtain a UMID using the MySSS online platform if you already have a social security number. Simply log in to your account, then go to the "appointment system" option under "member info," and fill out the necessary information.

You could also proceed by following the steps below:

Step 1 - Go to the SSS Member Portal or MySSS and log in to your account

Go to and click on the "member" button to access the MySSS portal to schedule your UMID online appointment. You can also go straight to

To begin, visit the SSS Member Portal (MySSS) at and log in to your account. If you don't already have an SSS account or SS number, you can sign up here:

Step 2 - Go to the "Member Info" tab and choose "Appointment System"

To schedule an online appointment and get a UMID ID, go to "Member Info" and select "Appointment System" from the drop-down menu.

After logging in to MySSS, you must navigate to the "member info" tab and then select "appointment system" from the drop-down menu. You will be redirected to a form where you must enter the required information, including your 'appointment purpose' and preferred SSS branch.

Step 3 - Complete the form by filling out the required information 

On the "member appointments" page, select "application for UMID" from the drop-down menu as the appointment purpose. Select your region and preferred branch afterward.

Once you're redirected to the appointment form, choose "Application for Unified Multi-purpose Identification (UMID) Card" from the purposes. You just need to click "purposes" and scroll down to a list of options to do this.

Schedule an appointment and choose from the available dates.

Upon choosing your purpose, you can select the region where you reside, your preferred SSS Branch, and your appointment date. When you choose an "appointment date," a calendar will appear on which you can select the date that still has an available slot. 

After selecting an appointment date, select an available time slot and enter your concern in the textbox. Once finished, click the "Submit" button.

After that, you can choose the time of your appointment. You must also include your concerns to proceed with the online appointment process. Click on the "submit" button to confirm your appointment. (Example of concern: To get a UMID card for SSS.)

Step 4 - Save or print your appointment details

Save and print your appointment details because you will need to present it when you visit your preferred SSS branch.

Once you have successfully set up an appointment with SSS, you must take note of your appointment details. It will be shown on the next page once you have completed the appointment process, and an email will also be sent to your registered email address. 

You can either save it to your phone or print it so you can easily show it on the day of your appointment.

Step 5 - Proceed to your chosen SSS branch on the day of your appointment

After completing the online UMID application, you must visit your preferred SSS branch to complete your application and receive your UMID card.

Now all you have to do is wait for your appointment date and time. When the day arrives, go to the SSS branch where you made your appointment. You must also arrive at the SSS branch at least fifteen minutes before your appointment time and present your SS Card (if available), two valid IDs, and at least one photo for authentication.

You can also fill out the Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID) card application in advance by downloading and printing the form.

After completing all required steps and procedures, you must wait for the UMID card to be delivered to the address you provided. Typically, delivery takes two weeks within Metro Manila or NCR and four weeks outside of Metro Manila.

How to get a UMID for GSIS members?

There is a different procedure for GSIS members to obtain a UMID card. To do this, visit a GSIS Branch and apply for a UMID Card. You must also bring two valid government-issued identification cards.

After completing the registration process for applying for a UMID Card, you must wait for an SMS confirmation indicating when you can pick up your GSIS UMID Card. You must claim the card in person and bring a valid ID.

GSIS pensioners who need to enroll in an eCard UMID Card can follow the steps on this link.

What are the requirements to get a UMID ID?

As mentioned previously, you must be a member of SSS or GSIS to obtain a UMID Card. Additionally, your account must contain at least one month of posted contributions. You only need two valid IDs ( to meet the requirements; if you have an SSS ID, you must also present it.

On the day of your appointment, you must bring the original copy of your valid ID since they will check it. You can check the list of acceptable forms of identification accepted by SSS below:

Identification Requirements (Present the original)
Unified Multi-Purpose ID Card (UMID)
Social Security Card (SSS ID)
Postal Identity Card (Postal ID)
Driver's License
Voter's ID Card
Seaman's Book
NBI Clearance
Firearm Registration
License to Own and Possess Firearms
Permit to Carry Firearms Outside of Residence
Alien Certificate of Registration
National ID
Any 2 other valid ID cards/documents with signature and at least 1 photo

Identification requirements for those applying for a UMID card or replacing a lost SS digitized ID/UMID card.

Benefits of UMID Card

There are a lot of benefits once you're able to get your Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID), and they are the following:

  • Option as an ATM Card – A useful feature for those who do not yet have a bank account. Maintaining balance is not required, and members can use the UMID to receive the proceeds of their SSS benefits, loans, and refunds.
  • Streamlined ID for SSS, GSIS, PhilHealth, and Pag-IBIG Fund – If you are a member-contributor of any of the aforementioned government agencies, you can use your UMID for streamlined transactions, as it is one of the primary valid IDs in the Philippines.
  • Disbursement card for GSIS pensioners – This card can be used to withdraw the proceeds of GSIS loans, claims, or loans from any Bancnet, Megalink, or Expressnet ATM.
  • Mobile banking features – Those who have a UMID Pay Card can use it to access UnionBank of the Philippines' online and mobile banking platforms. They may also conduct additional transactions such as depositing checks, purchasing loads, and so on.

The UMID Card is more than just proof of identity; it is one of the most powerful IDs in the Philippines, which is why applying for one is very advantageous.

Checklist Before Getting a UMID in the Philippines

  • Make sure to schedule a time when you are available during the online appointment process. (If you can't make it on the day of the appointment, you can cancel it by sending an email to the SSS branch you've chosen.)
  • You will be filling out a card application form on the day of your appointment, so fill it out ahead of time by downloading the form from the SSS website.
  • Make sure you have two valid IDs, one primary and one secondary, as well as a front-facing photograph of yourself for authentication.
  • You must dress appropriately for your appointment because a photograph of you will be taken and stored in your UMID Card.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about UMID Card:

Can I apply online for an SSS UMID card?

Yes, as mentioned in this article we've written here on iTacloban, you can apply for an SSS UMID card online via the MySSS online portal. Once you have an appointment date, you must go to your preferred branch in person to continue your UMID application.

There is a different process for GSIS members (or those employed by the government) to get a UMID.

How can I obtain UMID ID quickly?

The best and fastest way to obtain a UMID ID is to schedule an online appointment and prepare all of the necessary documents. This includes the application form, as well as your valid government-issued IDs.

Is the UMID application free?

Yes, according to SSS, it is free for first-time applicants; however, those who have lost their UMID Cards or need to update them must pay a P200 replacement fee at their preferred SSS branch.

How to get a UMID ID through a walk-in application?

To obtain a UMID Card through a branch walk-in, you must adhere to the over-the-counter branch number coding system. This may differ for other SSS branches, as they provide priority or queue numbers when you walk in to process any SSS Transactions.

How long does it take to get your UMID ID?

Those who chose card delivery will receive their UMID card within 30 days of submitting their registration. Meanwhile, UMID Cards must be picked up at SSS offices where the card application was filed within sixty days of receiving an SMS notification from SSS.


We hope that this article we have written here in iTacloban is useful for those who want to get their UMID/SSS ID online in the Philippines. It's truly beneficial to get a UMID since it is considered a primary ID and can be used to streamline transactions in several government agencies. 

Aside from serving as a valid government identification card, UMID also includes an ATM, which is useful for those who do not yet have a bank account. So, if you don't already have a UMID, you should get one now. —iTacloban/AJ Yes

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