STEP 2 REGISTRATION is the validation of supporting documents and collection of biometric information such as iris scan, fingerprints and front-facing photograph.

What are the steps for completing PhilSys Step 2 Registration?

  • When you arrive at the registration center, the screener will check your appointment slip and supporting documents. If the document is complete, line up properly and wait for the registration staff to call you.
  • Registration staff will re-check your demographic information based on your supporting document/s.
  • They will begin to capture your iris scan, fingerprints and front-facing photograph.
  • Your demographic information will be checked again for validation purposes. Make sure the information provided is correct to avoid error on your PhilID.
  • Finally, you will be given a transaction slip that you will use for the issuance of your PhilSys Number (PSN) and PhilID. PHLPost will deliver this to your preferred delivery address.

Just a reminder to NOT POST your transaction slip ON SOCIAL MEDIA for the security of your information.

Reminders for Step 2 Registration!

What do you need to prepare and bring for Step 2 Registration of PhilSys?

  1. Bring documents proving your name, birthday and address. You may access through this link the list of supporting documents accepted by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
  2. Do not forget to bring the appointment slip provided by the data collector if you are registered via house-to-house Step 1 registration, or the Appointment Reference Number (ARN) if you registered online. The ARN can be found on the confirmation page of the Online Step 1 Registration. It is also sent to your email address or as a text message.

When you go to the registration center, learn the guidelines here:

  • DO NOT wear a shirt or sleeveless dress. It is advisable to wear presentable attire.
  • It is also FORBIDDEN to put on heavy or thick make-up.
  • REMOVE eyeglasses or contact lenses, earrings, necklaces and other types of facial piercings before taking biometric information.

PSA continues to remind the public to follow health and safety protocols for your safety while performing Step 2 registration.

The Step 2 Registration process for PhilSys is fast and secure! Here are the reminders for this:

  • WEAR a FACE MASK and FACE SHIELD at all times unless a photo will be taken.
  • DO NOT CONTINUE if you experience COVID-19 symptoms such as cough, fever, or difficulty breathing.
  • MAKE IT A HABIT to sanitize, and keep a meter of physical distancing.

AVOID physical contact with other people such as registration staff and fellow registrants to prevent the spread of the virus.

Frequently Asked Questions

The PSA established a 3-step registration process:
STEP 1: Submission of demographic data and set schedule of appointment for the Step 2
STEP 2: Validation of demographic data and capture of biometric information
STEP 3: Issuance of PhilSys Number or PSN and PhilID

Yes, Step 1 registration can be done online through the Philsys web portal at
Step 2 registration still has to be done at the registration center since it will involve validation of your demographic information against your  original documents and capture of your biometric information.

The average time for the Step 2 Registration is around 15-minutes.

The system of online Step 1 registration to input demographic information and schedule the appointment for Step 2 Registration limits exposure of registrants at the registration center and avoids congestion. 
Aside from the minimum standard of wearing PPEs such as face masks and face shields and contact tracing upon entering our registration center, a sanitation personnel is assigned to ensure that equipment used by the public (e.g., fingerprint scanner, iris-scanner) is regularly sanitized after every use.

Prior to entering the registration center, the guard gets the temperature of the registrants and asks them to fill-up a health declaration form. The registration staff ensures that the registrants follow the health and safety protocols imposed in the registration centers. Information materials are also posted containing health and safety reminders.

Should there be stricter quarantine protocols implemented in our target areas given the new COVID-19 strain, we have a back-up plan and the online registration is ready to be implemented for us to reach the 2021 registration target.
The adjustments in health and safety protocols started when operations back in October 2020 have proven to be effective in ensuring the safety of our registrants and registration staff. Scheduling of appointments during Step 1 registration effectively (1) secures a well-manage number of Step 2 registrants at registration centers and (2) shortens the amount of time spent in the area. 
Any new IATF standards added to existing health and safety protocols strictly will be adhered to during the registration process.