The production of the Unified Multi-Purpose Identification Card or UMID was started by the SSS to enhance transactions and protect the institution as it uses biometric technology and fingerprint matching to identify the identity of its members. This card contains a contactless chip and magnetic stripes that stores information which can be used when transacting with other government agencies such as GSIS, PAG-IBIG and PhilHealth.
If you are an active SSS member with at least one monthly contribution, or SSS pensioners, you may apply for the UMID by filing out and submitting SSS Form E-6 to the nearest SSS branch in your area that has facilities for SSS ID capture.
You have to submit any of the following, together with the SSS Form E-6;
- Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) card
- Seaman's book.
If in any case you don't have the abovementioned documents, you can provide any two of the following documents, granted they have the applicant's photograph:
- Driver's License
- Valid NBI Clearance
- School or Company ID
- Postal ID
- Senior Citizen Card
- Major Credit Card
- Voter's ID
- Savings Account Passbook
- Alien Certificaton of Registration
- GSIS member's record
- Certificaton form the Office of Muslim Affairs
- TIN card
Upon submission of the application, the SSS will gather your personal data to transfer to your UMID. This new ID will be mailed to the address in your application. This UMID is free for first-time applicants, but if you encounter any of the following conditions, a replacement fee will be charged for your UMID:
- If the ID card is lost.
- If the ID card is damaged.
- If changing from your old SSS Biometric card to the new UMID card.
- If the applicant avails of the option of not printing his birthdate on the card.