PhilSys registration now open to kids 1 to 4 years old

Date of Release: 22 March 2024
Reference No. 2024-86

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has officially opened Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) registration to Filipino children one to four years old.

The rollout of this service is part of the PSA’s continued efforts to register more Filipinos to PhilSys, including minors.

Parents and their children line up to register to PhilSys at the fixed registration center in the Provincial Statistical Office (PSO) Rizal.

“We encourage parents and guardians to join us in taking the step towards a makabagong Pilipinas for the next generation by registering their children ages 1 to 4 to PhilSys,” said PSA Undersecretary Claire Dennis S. Mapa, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General. “The PSA is continually making efforts to make the registration process child-friendly; our registration personnel are ready to assist our young registrants and their parents in the process.”

To register a child one to four years old, a parent or guardian who is already PhilSys-registered must be present. The PhilSys Number (PSN) or permanent identification number of the child that will be generated will be linked to the accompanying parent or guardian.

Supporting documents must also be presented to validate demographic information of the child. Any of the following supporting documents may be presented:
(1) Certificate of Live Birth issued by the PSA or the Local Civil Registry Office (LCRO); (2) Report of Birth issued by the PSA or Philippine Foreign Service Post (PFSP); (3) Certificate of Foundling issued by the PSA; (4) Certificate of Foundling or Certificate of Live Birth or Persons with No Known Parent/s issued by the PSA; (5) Municipal Form No. 102; (6) Philippine Passport or ePassport issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); or (7) any document showing the full name of the child, date and place of birth, the full name of the mother, and the full name of the father, if acknowledged.

Upon validation of demographic information, the front-facing photograph of the child will be captured. Only when the child reaches the age of five will their complete biometric information be captured, including the fingerprints, iris scan, and the updated front-facing photograph.

Cherry Benitez, a parent from Sampaloc, Manila, has already registered her two-year-old daughter, Chloe, to PhilSys.

Cherry Benitez of Sampaloc, Manila registers her two-year-old daughter, Chloe, to PhilSys.

“Madali naman [ang registration process]. Overall, okay naman,” she said. “Balak ko gamitin ang matatanggap na [PhilID] ng anak ko sa pag-proseso ng ibang legal documents niya.”

Likewise, Jean Kathleen Cajeric from Caloocan registered her four-year-old child, Diana, who is about to begin formal schooling.

“Next year, magki-kinder na siya. Magagamit niya [ang national ID] kapag in-enroll namin [at] hinanapan siya ng valid ID,” she explained.

Meanwhile, PhilSys registration continues across the country through various efforts.

Registration centers remain open to walk-in registrations. Mobile registration activities are also being conducted to accommodate Filipinos residing in Geographically-Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDAs) or for those who have no means to visit any registration centers.

In addition, registration activities in public and private institutions continue. For instance, registration services are brought to schools to register students or minors aged 5 years old and above.

Registration services, along with ePhilID issuance and authentication for identity verification, are also provided to Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries and their children during Family Development Sessions (FDS).

As of 01 March 2024, a total of 84,738,963 Filipinos have already registered to PhilSys.

For any questions or concerns, the public can send them to the official channels of PhilSys: email at; message; or call hotline 1388.

Quick Links:

– PhilSys Registry Office