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How to Apply for UMID ID Online: Full Guide

By March 5, 2022December 30th, 2022One Comment
How to apply UMID ID online

Those who want to have an SSS ID Card are no longer issued, and you can directly get a UMID Card instead.

It is a valid ID that can also incorporate your GSIS, PhilHealth, and Pag-IBIG Fund membership.

If you want to know how to apply for UMID ID online, read more on this article.

What is the UMID ID?


The Unified Multi-Purpose ID was first issued in 2010 to create a national identification system.

It was limited since we now have a separate National ID, but the UMID is still valid.

The UMID is being issued by the Social Security System for the private sector and GSIS for the public sector.

If you cannot get an ID from either SSS or GSIS, you can apply for it through PhilHealth.

UMID is free of charge for first-time applicants.

Requirements to apply for UMID?

Generally, you have to fill out an application form whether you are applying through SSS or GSIS.

If you applied online through SSS, you need to go to their SSS branch for the taking of the following:

  • biometric data
  • a printed copy of SS Number application
  • transaction number slip

If you are applying through GSIS, you cannot apply for it online, and you still need to submit your requirements to a physical branch, unlike SSS.

It is easiest to apply through SSS if you are a first-time applicant.

How to Apply for UMID Online?

These are the steps on how to apply for UMID ID online:

Step 1: Make sure you have a My.SSS account and log in to your account.

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Step 2: Hover your mouse cursor above the member info and click Appointment System.

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Step 3: Select UMID Card Application on the dropdown menu for purpose.

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Step 4: Choose your region and SSS servicing branch.

Step 5: Select an available appointment date.

Step 6: Select your preferred schedule and counter number.

Step 7: Click Submit and print or take note of your appointment details.

Step 8: Check your email for notification and print the three attachments sent by SSS.

Step 8: Go to your selected SSS branch on your appointment date and bring one primary valid ID or two valid secondary IDs aside from your printed documents.

Step 9: Wait for an SMS notification that your UMID Card is now ready for claiming.

Take note that not all SSS branches accept UMID applications, but you can apply to other branches as long as you have an SS ID and at least one posted contribution.

Also, your appointment time may not matter if there is a long line at your SSS branch, so it’s better if you can go early.

How much does a UMID Card cost?

If you are applying for your UMID ID for the first time, you do not have to pay for anything.

However, you need to pay P200 as a replacement fee if your UMID ID is lost or you need to update some details.


What is the SSS Number Coding scheme?

It is a schedule on when a member or employer can personally go to the SSS branch for any transaction on the days of the week.

It is scheduled as follows, corresponding with the last number of your ID number:

  • Monday – 1 and 2
  • Tuesday – 3 and 4
  • Wednesday – 5 and 6
  • Thursday – 7 and 8
  • Friday – 9 and 10

Where can I contact my SSS branch?

You can check their phone and email contact details by searching through the SSS website at

Can I still apply for UMID ID even if I do not have a My.SSS account?

Yes, you can still apply for UMID even when you do not have an SSS Online account.

However, you need to fill out the application form and bring it with you when you go to your preferred SSS branch.

It is just one additional step compared to when you have a My.SSS account.

Where can I download the UMID application form?

You can download the UMID application form at

Additional details can also be seen on the second page, such as the list of accepted valid IDs.

What are valid primary IDs for SSS?

These include a Passport, PRC card, Seaman’s Book, or Alien Certificate of Registration.

What are valid secondary IDs for SSS?

There are many options considered as valid secondary IDS, as follows:

  • IDs such as Company ID, Homeowner’s Association ID, Barangay ID, Municipal or City ID, Firearm License card, PhilHealth ID card, Postal ID, School ID, Senior Citizen Card, TIN Card, and Voter’s ID.
  • Personal documents such as ATM Card with cardholder’s name, Bank Account passbook, Birth or Baptismal Certificate, Health or Medical card, Life Insurance Policy, Marriage Contract or Certificate, Police or NBI clearance, LTO student permit.
  • Other IDs mentioned at

Can I already use my UMID ID after receiving it?

Not yet, as you still need to activate it in an SSS Self-Service Express Terminal located at select SSS branch locations.

You need to insert your card and follow the prompts.

Can I use my UMID ID to register for an online SSS account?

Yes, applying for a My.SSS account will now be more accessible since you need your card pin code and other details.

Now that I have my UMID ID, where can I use it?

Once you have your UMID ID, it now serves as an additional ID that you can use for transactions with GSIS, Pag-IBIG, PhilHealth, and other government agencies that accept it.

It can even be used as a cash card when successfully applied for SSS benefits or loans.

How to Apply for UMID ID Online – Conclusion

Applying for a UMID ID through SSS is very convenient and organized.

Get your UMID card since it can be your following valid ID used in government transactions.

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Jerico Saquing

Jerico is the founder of Peso Hacks. He's also a freelance writer who specializes in topics related to finance, travel and games. In his spare time, he likes to watch anime, play mobile games and read books.

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