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Old 26th May 2019, 02:29 PM
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What is a postal I. D. ? Is it excepted as an official government I.D.
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Not sure about the Postal ID but can say as a foreigner a passport is probably your only official ID. Even my bank did not know what an ACR card was.

No such thing as "official" in the PI.
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It is a government ID card and I and my wife have one it also has an expiration date that reminds I need to get a new card mines expired, the cost 7 years ago was 140 pesos.

At a bare minimum you are listed under the Philippine postal system when delivering packages and if an ID card is required it works.
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https://www.postalidph.com/
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I don’t know, my GF got a police clearance, then postal ID, NBI clearance, then her passport last year. In that order.

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Wow what an upgrade Lol and ? I think a little ridiculous just for a postal ID Card and wants to pay over 500 pesos for this so I'll just keep my expired Postal ID card... Geez.

If I'm not mistaken eventually we all are supposed to get a National ID card you'd think the Postal ID would work and I'll bet this card is not available in all area's heck, I guess I'll go in to find out, I had to wait 10 months to get my Drivers License in plastic form.

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Yeah, lol... the ultimate goal was the passport but, it never hurts to have many forms of ID.

Yes, I heard also about the national ID card. No clue when that goes into effect. Took long enough to be able to take bio stuff for exit clearances w/o having to bounce to two locations in order to get it done.
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Wow what an upgrade Lol and ? I think a little ridiculous just for a postal ID Card and wants to pay over 500 pesos for this so I'll just keep my expired Postal ID card... Geez.

If I'm not mistaken eventually we all are supposed to get a Philippine ID card you'd think the Postal ID would work and I'll bet this card is not available in all area's heck, I guess I'll go in to find out, I had to wait 10 months to get my Drivers License in plastic form.
The National ID isn't mandatory and and ever since the big DOD data breach in the U.S. I wouldn't let any government get my information. If the DOD couldn't protect my information I highly suspect the Philippine government could not keep that information secure. The information that they will be storing on their system could easily be used for the wrong purposes if their system is hacked or someone decides to sell that database. Plus it really doesn't benefit us in the first place since it's used to get government services.

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/101898...-authority-psa
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The National ID isn't mandatory and and ever since the big DOD data breach in the U.S. I wouldn't let any government get my information. If the DOD couldn't protect my information I highly suspect the Philippine government could not keep that information secure. The information that they will be storing on their system could easily be used for the wrong purposes if their system is hacked or someone decides to sell that database. Plus it really doesn't benefit us in the first place since it's used to get government services.

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/101898...-authority-psa
An excellent link for that National ID card and it appears that the card is mainly for accessing benefits so really we as expats get squat so there's really no use in getting one we have enough ID's, check-ins and renewals to deal with already.
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