Schools don’t normally teach their students how to get documents that are essential for the working life. To make things easier for you, we’ve listed down below the different government regulated services that you need to register to if you’re planning to start working.
An additional point, don’t forget to keep calm even if the government procedures are becoming stressful. Acting out may taint how those around you see you. You never know, a potential employer may be nearby and you’ll miss a career opportunity simply because you lost your temper.
Two copies of a fully accomplished PhilHealth Membership Registration Form (PMRF). Download it here: (https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/downloads/membership/pmrf_revised.pdf)
Two recently taken 1x1 ID pictures
A photocopy of your NSO authenticated Birth Certificate or two valid IDS or any supporting documents proving your identity
A Photocopy of supporting documents for your beneficiaries
A Photocopy of Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) issued by the bureau of immigration (this is required for non-Filipino citizens only )
Once you’ve completed your transaction at the Philhealth office, you will be issued a PhilHealth Number (PN).
Most companies will automatically subtract from your salary your monthly contributions for this government service.
The PN will be used for life and ensures that you experience the benefits that PhilHealth has to offer.
For your reference, we’ve also linked Philhealth’s website (https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/services/) so you can register online instead. Simply
and you will be walked through the step-by-step process on how to become a registered PhilHealth member.
Visit the Pag-Ibig official website (www.pagibigfund.gov.ph) and then click e-services. You’ll find the option within the home page.
Under the Membership header, click Membership Registration.
After, you need to enter your full name, birth date and the code provided. Incorrect information can create inconveniences so please double-check your answers before proceeding.
Next, you will be required to enter more personal information. Please ensure that you have documents such as your Birth Certificate on hand so that everything you have a valid reference. Additionally, we recommend keeping close contact with your parents so that they may provide you with any other information necessary to complete your registration.
After this, double-check the accuracy of everything you’ve provided so as to avoid any issues.
Upon completion, you will be provided essential information that you should hold onto. To avoid further inconveniences, we recommend saving the info, printing it, or writing it down.
Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) card
Seafarer's Identification and Record Book, or Seaman's book
In the absence of any of the above documents, you may present 2 of any of the documents listed below, that include a recent photograph and your date of birth:
Alien Certificate of Registration
ATM card with cardholder's name
ATM card and, if it does not bear cardholder's name, certification from the issuing bank that the account number belongs to the cardholder
Bank Account Passbook
Birth/Baptismal Certificate of children.
Certificate from the Office of the Northern/Southern Cultural Communities or Office of Muslim Affairs
Certificate of Naturalization issued by the Bureau of Immigration
Company Representative Authorization Card issued by the SSS
Fishermen's Card issued by the Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources
GSIS Certificate of Membership
Health or Medical Card
ID card issued by local governments (e.g. Barangay, Municipality, or City)
ID card issued by professional associations recognized by PRC
Life insurance policy
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Card
Pag-Ibig Member's Data Form
Permit to Carry Firearms issued by the Firearms & Explosives Unit of the Philippine National Police
PHIC Member's Data Record
Postal ID Card
Senior Citizen Card
Tax Identification Card/Affidavit
Transcript of school records
Voter's Identification Card/Affidavit
Once you’ve received your SSS Number and contributed to the system for a month, you may apply for an SSS ID card. The ID card is widely accepted as a valid ID.
Online SSS Application
Start the registration process by clicking this link (https://www.sss.gov.ph/sss/appmanager/viewArticle.jsp?page=NR2016_019)
You will be led to a webpage that looks likes this:
Follow all the instructions properly to get your SSS Number through email.
By receiving your TIN you accredit yourself as a registered taxpayer. This permits you different government benefits and also proves that you pay your taxes. Before starting the registration process, it’s best to prepare documents such as your NSO Birth Certificate and at least one valid ID. To start, follow the next few steps:
1. Go to the nearest BIR Office with the previously mentioned requirements.
2. Fill up a TIN application form (Ask for assistance from present government personnel as to which form you need.)
3. Submit the form as well as your requirements at the designated counter.
4. Patiently wait for your Tax Identification Number to be given. We recommend bringing a book or other material you can use to pass the time. However, please make sure to stay attentive towards your surroundings.
5. Request for your TIN Card ID once you’ve received your receipt.
6. Wait for the ID. Regularly, it can be processed within 1 hour. However, it’s possible that you will be asked to come back the next day.
Online TIN Registration
The easiest and fastest way to get your TIN is online. To begin your online registration, use the link https://www.bir.gov.ph/index.php/eservices.html. It has a user-friendly interface that allows you to access services such as TIN online issuance, registration fee payment, and procurement of your Certificate of Registration.
This goes without saying but, prepare a valid email address before you start your online registration. For all online applicants, the BIR sends tax identification number registration status and confirmation through email. We’ve also listed down below the steps you need to follow to fully accomplish your registration.
Visit the BIR electronic registration page here (https://www.bir.gov.ph/index.php/eservices.html)
Enter your details. Make sure everything you enter is accurate.
Only select the submit button once you’ve double-checked every detail so as to avoid further inconveniences.
Once the form has been submitted the registration has been accomplished. Wait for an email from the BIR regarding when your TIN will be issued.
Note: You cannot have more than one TIN. Do not attempt to register multiple times.
Visit the NBI website (nbi-clearance.com).
On the upper right of your screen, click on the sign-up button.
Options will appear. Select “New”.
You will need to fill out an online form. Please make sure all the details you provide are accurate.
After completing the rest of the form, a confirmation message will be sent to your email address.
Next, after activating your account through your email, return to the NBI Website and follow the instructions of the next section.
Submitting the NBI Clearance Application Form
Once you’ve created an account, log in and start filling out your personal information sheet. When you’re done, search for the button that allows you to apply for clearance. However, don’t forget to save your information sheet before moving forward so as to avoid rewriting everything again.
Schedule an Appointment
The next step is to apply for your NBI Clearance schedule. You will be asked to bring 2 valid IDs which you need to state in the online scheduling. Also, make sure that the date you select will not have any intersecting plans or events. While the online NBI Clearance system definitely speeds up the physical lines you will encounter, the line itself still progresses slowly.
Once you’ve accomplished the transaction, check the summary of your NBI Clearance Application. From the top, you’ll see the Particular and the Amount. You will be charged a total of 140 PHP. It costs like that because you have to pay 115 PHP for the NBI Clearance and an additional fee of 25 PHP for the e-payment service.
You have four options you can choose from when paying for the NBI Clearance application fee. These would be:
Banks (Over the Counter)
Over the Counter Payment
Choose an accredited bank (BDO, Metrobank, BPI, etc) when paying for your NBI Clearance application fee. Before paying, make sure to ask the bank personnel how much they charge for transacting through their bank.
There are banking applications, such as BDO Internet Banking, BPI Express Online, Chinabank Online, Metrobank Direct, RCBC Access One, Unionbank EON/Internet Banking & UCPB Connect, which you can use to pay your application fee with. The amount they charge can vary to as low as 40 PHP to as high as 100 PHP. Make sure to read the fine print of the application you are using so that you know how much money is being charged to you.
Some mobile service providers allow you to pay using them as an outlet. In particular, Globe has GCASH which allows you to pay for your application fee hassle-free.
Payment is accepted through Bayad Center outlets or their partners such as Cebuana Lhullier, SM Savemore, LBC, Robinsons, eBiz, Petnet, Landmark, Waltermart, Isetann, Sta. Lucia East Mall, USSC and selected branches of Villarica Pawnshop, Palawan Pawnshop, Prime Asia Pawnshop, 2go Express, Tambunting Pawnshop, Raquel Pawnshop, Direct Agent 5, CVM Pawnshop, Sinag Pawnshop, San Roque Supermarket, Luzon Development Bank, Citystate Bank, Go Beyond Expectation Remittance Ci., and more.
Print NBI Clearance Application Form
After paying for your application fee, make sure that you have your deposit slips. Return to the NBI Website and look for your transaction record. Under your transaction, you will find if your payment is still pending or it already has been accomplished. Once it says paid, print our your application form. Make sure that what you printed out has all the complete content.
Process your NBI Clearance
Once you have the form, you may now process your NBI Clearance in their NBI Clearance Office. You will find a list of offices here: (http://www.clearanceph.com/where-to-apply-for-nbi-clearance-nbi-branches-offices-and-outlets/)
Bring Two (2) Valid IDs
Appropriate Clothing for Males:
Pants or slacks
Closed shoes (rubber or leather shoes)
Appropriate Clothing for Females:
Sleeved top or blouses
Blouse with sweater
Shirt dress worn with pants
Appropriate short dresses
Skirts of appropriate length
Note: When wearing skirts that go above the knee, hosiery is recommended. The color of the hosiery should be office appropriate such as Black, Gray, Brown, or Nude.
Bring the printed NBI Clearance Application form. Once you’ve reached the office, immediately ask for assistance from a stationed NBI Personnel. Inform them that you are an NBI Clearance online applicant. You will be given instructions on what to do next. Please listen to them intently. Once you’ve done everything then your NBI Clearance application has been completed.
Please note, on some occasions your application may receive a “hit” in the NBI System. If this happens, don’t panic. It’s possible that fortuitous events concerning someone with a name quite similar to yours have occurred. You will be asked to return in a few days time to finalize your request for NBI Clearance.
Fill up an online application form (https://nsohelpline.ph/order-now)
Make sure to fill out the form as accurately as you can.
Double-check to see if you’ve written all the correct information.
You will be sent an email with details on how to pay.
Confirmation will arrive around 2 days’ time.
After receiving the confirmation, you need to wait 2 to 5 days to receive your certificate.
However, it’s possible that your waiting times reaches up to 8 days.
Birth Certificate: PHP 315 per copy
CENOMAR: PHP 415 per copy
Documentary Tax: 15 per copy
Payment Procedures and Options
Provide correct contact and delivery details so as to have a hassle-free transaction.
Make sure you have your Tax Identification Number (TIN) and can fill out the necessary delivery details. They will match your personal details with your records.
Payment can be accomplished via credit card or by visiting BDO or a Unionbank branch
You can pay using your credit card, by visiting a local BDO or Unionbank branch, or through online payment.
Name of ID
Where You Can Find It
List of Valid IDs
Department of Foreign Affairs
Land Transportation Office
Professional Regulations Commission
National Bureau of Investigation
Philippine National Police
Philippine Postal Corporation
Commission on Election
Government Service Insurance System
Social Security System
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
Department of Labor and Employment
Maritime Industry Authority
Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR)/Immigrant Certification of Registration
Bureau of Immigration
National Statistics Office
National Statistics Office
Community Tax Certificate
Bureau of Internal Revenue
OSCA/Senior Citizen’s Card
Office of Senior Citizen’s Affairs
Philippine Overseas Employment Association
PRA Special Resident Retiree Visa
Philippine Retirement Authority
National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons
Department of Social Welfare and Development
BIR Taxpayer’s ID
Bureau of Internal Revenue
PNP Firearms and Explosives Office
Philippine Leisure and Retirement Authority
School Registrar’s Office