Online registration for the national ID is in full swing with several applicants already getting schedules to proceed to Step 2, or submission of documents and biometrics. You’ve submitted your information online. What now?
Here’s what to do for Step 2 of the National ID registration process:
Before your appointment
Ensure that all your documents are complete. For house-to-house Step 1 registration, bring your appointment slip. Those who registered online will have to give their Appointment Reference Number.
Supporting documents with your name, birthday, and address will be presented on the day of your appointment.
Avoid sleeveless clothes and heavy makeup. Best to skip the jewelry and accessories as you will have to remove these when your biometrics are taken. These include eyeglasses, contact lenses, earrings, necklaces, and other facial piercings. If you have them, they must be taken off before biometrics capture.
On the day of your appointment
Face masks and face shields must be worn at all times. Social distancing must also be observed.
Thumb print scans, iris scans, and photographs will be taken at the registration center. Present all the documents you prepared prior to your appointment.
If you have glasses or contact lenses, you will be asked to take them off before the scan. Same goes for other jewelry and facial piercings.
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, do not go to the registration site. You may reschedule your appointment.
After the appointment
Once you’ve submitted everything and got your biometrics taken, you will be given a transaction slip containing your PhilSys Number or PSN. Keep this safe at all times since this is the corresponding number for your physical PhilSys ID, which will be shipped to your house for free by PHLPost.