MANILA – Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) registrants can now book appointments for Step 2 registration online.
Since May 24, 2021, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has activated digital appointment for Step 2 (biometrics capture) in the following areas:
Ilocos Sur – Candon City
Ilocos Sur – Vigan City
La Union – San Fernando City
Pangasinan – Lingayen
Isabela – Echague
Nueva Ecija – Science City of Muñoz
Camarines Sur – Naga City
Masbate – Masbate City
Antique – San Jose de Buenavista
Capiz – Roxas City
Bohol – Jagna
Cebu – Bantayan
Negros Oriental – Dumaguete City
Leyte – Baybay City
“If you live in the 14 municipalities mentioned, you can now book your appointment for Step 2 registration,” the PSA reminded on its social media posts.
PSA advised registrants to log in using the email address or mobile number provided in the Step 1 registration (demographics).
More locations for online appointment booking will be announced in the coming days.
The PSA likewise reminded those who registered physically or through house-to-house visits to wait for text messages on when and where their local government units will schedule them for Step 2.
“The day, time, and location of the registration center for your Step 2 appointment is included in a text message,” the PSA said.
PSA also clarified there is no need to register online for Step 1 if one has already finished house-to-house process.
All registrants are reminded to follow health protocols in registration centers.
Signed into law by President Rodrigo R. Duterte in August 2018, Republic Act 11055, or the Philippine Identification System Act, aims to establish a single national ID for all Filipinos and resident aliens.
The national ID shall be a valid proof of identity that shall be a means of simplifying public and private transactions, enrollment in schools, and the opening of bank accounts.
It will also boost efficiency, especially in dealing with government services where people will only need to present one ID during transactions. (PNA)