How to Easily Get Your UMID Id in Marikina

Unified Multi-Purpose Identification Card or commonly known as UMID is a 4 in 1 identification card for SSS, GSIS, Pag-ibig and Philhealth. It is a valid ID acceptable for many establishments and also doubles as an ATM card used for viewing your contributions and other transactions just by swiping it on available kiosks in SSS.

For such an all purpose ID, you can't help but think its expensive or it will take forever to have one. But based on my experience in applying for UMID here in Marikina, it's actually a lot easier and simple. I listed down below how I got my UMID in 5 easy steps


Before you apply for your UMID, make sure you have at least 1 month of SSS contribution. You can find that out by requesting for a verification form.

Applying for UMID for the first time is completely free so you don't have to worry about any expenses whatsoever. Just fill out their form and bring 2 valid Id's with you (e.g TIN, NBI, driver's license, etc.). No need for a photocopy, just present them to their employee for confirmation. And no erasures please!


They have a separate aisle for UMID which is convenient and makes the queue shorter and a lot faster.

3. Hand over your Id's and double check your info

Beware though, their system sometimes always experience downtime so have patience and expect to wait a little longer


The last step is getting your biometrics taken (picture, signature and fingerprints). They have a few requirements when taking your picture so keep this in mind before you go:

  • Don't wear sleeveless top or sando
  • Don't wear eyeglasses and colored contacts
  • No earrings and necklaces
  • For the ladies, it is a must to tie your hair in a ponytail (keep your hair off your face)

They have many more (I just forgot to take note ^^;) but I figured this is the most important.

And lastly, they'll give you a stub and tell you how long it will be finished (mine was expected to be 2-3 months). If ever you didn't receive it in your home on the set date. You can claim it at Marikina's postal office with the given stub.

By the way, this whole process only took me half a day. To be fair though, I got there early in the morning so theres not much of a line and by the afternoon I was already done. So I highly suggest coming as early as you can.


The letter I recieved and my UMID card (only the back tho)

So I received my UMID at my house by February, a month after I applied. Which is surprisingly fast since I was expecting it will take longer. Overall I'm glad with the outcome, its fast and simple unlike before.

And that's about it, I hope my experience have been somewhat helpful for those of you planning on getting your own UMID. 



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