ePhilID issuance reaches 22 million

Date of Release: 16 February 2023
Reference No. 2023 – 81

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has successfully issued over 22 million ePhilIDs to PhilSys-registered Filipinos.

As of 14 February 2023, the total ePhilID issued is already at 22,218,718.

This milestone was achieved through the combined efforts of the PSA and its field offices in the implementation of the ePhilID. This included the claiming of ePhilIDs at registration centers, plaza-type, and house-to-house distribution.

The PSA also gradually rolled out a website through which a portable document format (PDF) copy of the ePhilID can be downloaded, providing registered persons the convenience of an ID that can be stored in their mobile devices.

“Through this strategy, registered persons can now conveniently download their ePhilID on their mobile device and use it in transactions anytime,” said PSA Undersecretary Dennis S. Mapa, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General. “Just like the PhilID, the ePhilID holds the same functionality and validity whether printed on paper or as a PDF file.”

Registered persons who receive an SMS sent by the PSA may download the ePhilID.

Similar to the PhilID, the ePhilID also has a QR code which serves as its security feature. It can be scanned using PhilSys Check via verify.philsys.gov.ph, an identity authentication tool that cross-checks the data stored in the QR code against the data printed on the ePhilID.

Meanwhile, the PSA continues to closely work with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Philippine Postal Corporation (Post Office) to expedite the printing and delivery of PhilIDs. As of 10 February 2023, a total of 23,934,533 PhilIDs have already been delivered.

Quick Links:

– PhilSys Registry Office

Press Release on ePhilID issuance reaches 22 million