SSS to issue New UMID cards


SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio S. de Quiros, Jr., announced the major development on the Unified Multipurpose Identification System or  “UMID”, which could change the way they do things in the  Social Security System, that would make life easier for members, in their transactions with SSS and other government agencies on July 18, 2011 at the SSS Conference Room.


            He said that the institution would start issuing UMID cards free to members before the end of the month (July).


            De Quiros also said that at least four other government agencies, Government Service Insurance System, Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-ibig) and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation on May 11, 2009 signed a Memorandum of Understanding towards the joint implementation of the UMID.


            The new UMID ID has a contactless chip and a magnetic stripe, which stores information not only for identification purposes, but will serve as a transaction card that can eventually be used in withdrawing SSS benefits and loan proceeds from automated teller machines.


            He also said that other state agencies which uses biometric technology and fingerprint matching to determine a person’s identity, can also join the UMID, so more people can be benefitted.


            The SSS card production facility broke down in 2010, after issuing 11 million cards since it started operation in 1998.


            “Members who have been waiting for their IDs after SSS card production stopped on April 2010 would be the first to get UMID cards,” de Quiros said.


            Production has started at the rate of 5,000 cards per day, and will increase to the maximum daily output of 20,000 to eliminate the backlog of about 600,000 applications in one and a half months.


            To attend to new applicants, 131 data capture machines were installed in 95 SSS branches all over the country from May to June this year, replacing the old ones.


            A mobile data capture service will also be fielded to companies so employees can get IDs without leaving the company premises.


            SSS has piloted a mobile data capture projects at Resorts World in Pasay City last month, where around 800 employees have availed of the service.


            The UMID concept was introduced under the Executive Order 420 issued on April 13, 2005 directing all government agencies and Government Owned-Controlled Corporations (GOCC) issuing ID cards to adapt a unified multipurpose ID system.


            It aims to reduce cost and financial burden on government and the public due to the use of multiple ID cards and maintaining of databases with the same or related information.


            EO 700 issued on January 16, 2008 placed the SSS identification system at the core of the UMID, in recognition of the agency’s expertise in managing a biometric ID system for its millions of members. Estrella Z. Gallardo, PSciJourn Mega Manila

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18 Responses to SSS to issue New UMID cards

  1. lyn says:

    hi good afternoon…its nice to know that the new sss id has a new look and use.

  2. Redel Cardona Tiburcio says:


    ask ko lang sana kung gaano katagl bago makuha ung umid na yan,, our photos were taken may 28, 2011, tapos magantay daw kami ng 5-7 months. ngayun lang po march 02, 2012 pinallow up ko ung card sa sss-laoag city, ilocos norte. sabi ung captured date iba pa dun sa verification date as far as i remember wala po nasabi na ganun… willing naman po kami na magantay kaso ndi po naipapaliwanag ng maayos,,, kulang ng proper instruction and paki orient po mga employees nyo na sana maging pasensyoso po pag may tinatanung sa kanila kasi trabaho po nila. mr alwin gamiao. yan po name nung nakausap ko na mukhang ayaw man lang ipaliwang kung ano at papano ung process..

  3. ALJID TIMBANG says:

    tama po. ang tatapang nilang magsalita. magiisang taon na ang akin and yet everytime i go to the office ganun din.wala.

    • mitch says:

      ganun na nga mga walang pasensya lalo na yung mga oldies parang iritado kapag nagtanong ka.. dahil din naman sa mga contributions ng tao kaya sila sumisweldo.

  4. JV says:

    Ako I just got my ID yesterday lng and its already one year since nung nagapply ako para dun. Mejo matagal lng talaga xa, sbi nung delivery man 3 months na daw un sknya hanap daw xa ng hanap ng address pero d daw nya mkita kaya pabalik balik daw xa. Bakt kya pagnagaaoply ako ng ATM card, nhahanap nmn agad ang bahay ko haha. Anyway, ang ganda ng look ng ID and mukang maganda nga maiooffer nya sa mga member when it comes to convenice. Just wanna say thanks for your blog. Very informative.

  5. joel castillo says:

    last mnday i received it,,,, i activate p baun?

  6. nomer mercado says:

    follow up nyo lang, i’ve got my UMID card today, 4 months after ako magpa-pic sa sss cubao.

  7. deejay says:

    i already have my UMID card.. kya lng mali un address ku.. anyone knows what should i do to correct it?? thanks

  8. cora gamorot macalino says:

    follow up ko lang po my UMID CARD until now i did not received it is more than one year. I file it in SSS TAGAYTAY CITY last December 2011.

  9. Norle Bajado says:

    The new SSS ID card is issued free for first-time applicants. However, a replacement fee will be charged under the following circumstances:

    when the ID card is lost
    when the ID card is damaged
    when the applicant avails of the option to omit the printing of the date of birth on the card

    I surrendered my old id no damaged, not lost and i didnt ask to omit my bday..still sss asked me to pay 300 pesos,which i did.,…..bkit po ganun?

    • Noli Tambaoan says:

      This is true. I also inquired about this at SSS – San Mateo, Rizal. I was informed that if I wanted to have the UMID I have to pay 300 pesos. Why is this so?

  10. punta po kayo s post office ng lugar ninyo bka po andun lng un, kysa po mag intay kyo ng matagal, ako nakuha ko kanina lng s post office ng lugar nmen, ang instruction sa akin tumawag ako o pumunt s pinakamalapit n sss s lugar nmen, tpos ibibigay syo ung registry number pra makuha mo ung id s post office.

  11. cora macalino says:

    Sa Tagaytay branch ako kumuha sa UMID card but until now wala pa rin isang taon na mahigit kong alam ko lang hindi ko na sinurender and old sss I.D. ko. Pumunta ako sa Head Office para mg follow up galit pa ang matanda nasa counter bakit daw doon ako ng follow up, sabi ko sa kanya yan ang sabi sa Tagaytay branch. Sana naman ayusin lang ang panalita niya. And I hope matanggap ko na hindi pa matapos ang 2013.

  12. zai says:

    gudpm po. i applied umid card po sa sss tarlac ang sbi po sa akin 3months dw po un idideliver sa bahay. nkalagay po kse ang process nun 5-7days lng. bket po kya sobrang tagal ng release nila? sa main office po b ginagawa ung id? or s bawat branches po ng sss? help me nman po.. pra mfollow up ko po agad.. kailangan ko po kse un asap for application ng taiwan visa. thank u po..

  13. nova cabarrubias says:

    Dito po ako sa cebu kumuha ng umid id sabi ng sss cebu 10days to 1month ang processing…..mam follow up ko sana kung na ipadala na ninyo dito sa cebu post office kasi po requirements ko po sa medical….last Oct. 8, 2013 nag file ako ng umid id……at ito yun sss number ko po…..0618595949…….

  14. junard obiedo says:


    We would like to inform you that we already applied for sss umid card last May 20, 2014. However, the said application is still pending as of the moment. We did some queries about the delay but showed no progress. With regards to this inconvenience, we would humbly ask, your good office for prioritization. We do hope that it will be released before our deployment schedule which will be on July 14, 2014. As it is one of the requirements for the renewal of our work contract in Taiwan under the employment of OPTOTECH CORPORATION.

    We are hoping for your kind consideration and immediate response. Thank you and More Power!

    Attached herewith is our names with our corresponding sss number:

    Charisse Nova G. Ponting
    sss# 06 2987 0734

    Junard Obiedo
    sss# 06 2452 3439

  15. Jessa B.Sabio says:

    sa cagayan de oro branch ako kumuha sa UMID card pero hanggang ngayon wala pa rin.nag punta ako sa post office at sa SSS office na balik na daw sa main office.Paanu ba yan? makuha.And i hope matangap ko na hindi pa matapos ang buwan na ito.

  16. rodel says:

    gud day poh, ask ko lang poh, kasi ung letter sa apelyido ko e may “ñ” pero dun sa umid id ko e letter “N” lang..ok lang poh ba un?thnx

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