For Pinoys who does not have any digitized ID to transact with other government offices, you can now avail of the new Postal ID. It is digitized and recognized as one of the primary ID's that you can present when transacting with various offices.
Both my husband and I got hold of our ID's yesterday. It was delivered in our home. We applied in Sta. Rosa Postal Office because it was the nearest postal office that is also a capturing site. For other capturing sites and other info, please visit the Philpost website here.
Procedures are almost the same as with any other government agencies. You'd be ask to fill up three similar forms, attached the required documents, pay for the fees, and have your details encoded and your photo taken. Please also note that the staff who would encode your details will be asking you to review what he/she have encoded. Take your time reviewing because once they have captured and saved your data, it can never be edited. Only when your digitized ID expired.
The required documents are as follows:
1. Birth certificate;
2. Marriage certificate for married women;
3. Barangay certificate; or in absence of this, any utility bill
with the applicant's name and address
I think the delivery dates varies with the postal office that you applied with. When we were applying, the postal teller told us that we should expect its delivery after 22 working days. But ours came a little early. It was delivered in our doorstep within 12 working days.
The Philpost website states that the postal id would cost around 414.40. but my husband and I paid a little higher than that. I have no idea why and I didn't dare ask the teller because our line is getting long.