How to Get a Digitized SSS ID Card

The Social Security System (SSS) ID is one of the most acceptable identification card when doing transactions in the country. It is free of charge and easy to acquire. All you have to do is go to the nearest SSS branch and follow the simple steps below.

Having a digitized SSS ID has many advantages. It is a valid ID that has no expiration so you can use it for life. You can easily check your contributions by just swiping this ID at any SSS kiosk anytime. You can also use this when applying for other ID’s, like TIN, passport, Driver’s license, etc.

Before applying for an ID, be sure that you are an active member with at least one month contribution, otherwise you cannot proceed. If you are not a member yet, register now for your SSS number and start your contributions.

There are two way on how to get the E-6 form which you will need for the application. It’s either you line up at the long queue of applicants requesting for different forms for different purposes or you can log in on the SSS website and download the E-6 form.

I suggest that you choose the latter because it is more practical as it will save you a lot of time and trouble.


First of all you will be required to present at least 1 valid ID. You can submit any from this list.

Primary documents:

  • Passport
  • Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) card
  • Seaman’s Book

Or you may use the following as substitutes:

  • 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 Certificate of Registration
  • Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) member’s record
  • Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN) card

Step 1: E-6 Form

  1. Download the E-6 form from the SSS website. You can find the “Forms” button on the left side of the page. Select E-6 from the list.
  2. Click on the Employment History located at the left panel. A list of your past and present employers will appear. Copy the SSS number of your current employer into the form.
  3. Click SSS ID Clearance at the left panel. If a note says “Member Qualified for an SSS ID Card”, then you are eligible to apply for an ID.
  4. Click the File menu of the browser then print the form.
  5. Fill out the form providing all the necessary personal information.

Step 2: Submission and Verification

Submit the accomplished E-6 form at the SSS branch near you, along with photocopies of your valid ID’s or any supporting document you will submit. Don’t forget to bring the original copies of your ID’s. They will not require you to submit the original copies but they will need it to authenticate the photocopies you will submit. The person in charge will verify your application. If there is no question, you will be asked to wait.

Step 2: ID Capture Schedule

After a few minutes of waiting, your name will be called and a small slip of paper that indicate your schedule for ID capture. The schedule will be at least 2-3 days from day of application. Punctuality is advised on your scheduled ID capture. Each applicant will be given a number. The process is done in batches composed of 20 people per batch. So if you are late, you will be left behind.

Step 3: ID Capture and Biometrics

The ID capture only takes a few minutes. The next step will be obtaining your other personal data such as fingerprints, signature, facial images, and a 4-digit PIN number. You will be assisted by an SSS personnel during this whole process.

Step 4: Acknowledgement

Afterwards, an acknowledgement slip will be given to you

Step 5: Wait for your SSS ID Card

Wait for your digitized SSS ID card to arrive at your home address via mail. You have to wait for 30 days to receive your SSS ID but if you fail to receive it after a month, you can follow it up at the SSS branch office near you.

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