Thursday, August 1, 2019

UMID: Detailed Timeline from Application to Delivery

What is UMID?

The Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID) is a four-in-one identification card that Filipinos can use to transact with government agencies such as the Social Security System (SSS), Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), PhilHealth, and Pag-IBIG Fund. The UMID is also accepted as a valid ID in all other transactions

I applied for my UMID card at SM Cebu on March 27, 2019 via the SSS counter. I arrived there at 10:00 AM and was able to do everything within 40 minutes. 

1. Get a priority number. 
2. Wait for your turn. You will be asked to fill up a form. They will ask for an ID. 
3. Submit the form and wait for your turn to be called for your picture to be taken. 
4.You will be given a stub of paper: 

Note: The staff told me that if my UMID won't arrive within two months, I should go to my nearest postal office and claim it there.


1. Application: March 27, 2019 

2. I received a text from SSS on  June 12, 2019 

3. The UMID card was delivered to me on June 19, 2019. 

It took approximately 3 months from application to delivery. 


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