PhilSys registration reaches 85 million

Date of Release: 27 March 2024
Reference No. 2024-85

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has successfully registered over 85 million Filipinos to the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys).

As of 15 March 2024, 85,229,486 Filipinos are already PhilSys-registered.

“This milestone is a testament of the continued support of Filipinos to the implementation of the national ID,” said PSA Undersecretary Claire Dennis S. Mapa, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General. “My utmost gratitude goes to our registration teams who work twice as hard to reach the last mile of the population in line with our commitment to ensure that no one will be left behind.”

The latest PhilSys registration initiative of the PSA is to cater to children ages 1 to 4, making the registration open to all Filipinos one year old and above.

Christopher Dacaymat from Caloocan has already registered his four-year-old son, Samir, to PhilSys.

Christopher Dacaymat from Caloocan registers his four-year-old son, Samir, to PhilSys.

Dacaymat says he registered his son to PhilSys to help him become future-ready. “[Para may valid ID] na rin niya, in case na kailangan, maganda na may national ID siya. Paglaki niya, ready na siya,” he says.

For Filipinos who wish to register, walk-ins are welcome at registration centers in numerous locations nationwide, as listed at

A child from Barangay Landugan in Lantawan, Basilan registers to PhilSys through PhilSys on Wheels.

Mobile registration efforts also continue for Filipinos residing in Geographically-Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDAs) or for those who have difficulty in visiting registration centers.

A resident from the far-flung coastal town of Castilla in Sorsogon registers to PhilSys.

Institutional registration activities are also being conducted in public and private institutions. Bringing registration services in schools has allowed students and school personnel to register to PhilSys conveniently. The same service, along with ePhilID issuance and authentication for identity verification, is now available for Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries and their children via Family Development Sessions (FDS) under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

A Filipino residing in Malaysia registers to PhilSys.

In partnership with the Philippine Embassy in Malaysia and Migrant Workers Office (MWO), the PSA has also begun registering overseas Filipinos. PhilSys registration was offered to our kababayans at the Philippine Foreign Service Post in Kuala Lumpur. Registration services were also offered to Filipinos in Sandakan, Sabah.

Mentioned efforts requires the presentation of supporting documents. The full list of accepted supporting documents is accessible via

Meanwhile, parallel to registration efforts, the PSA continues to issue PhilIDs and ePhilIDs to PhilSys-registered Filipinos.

As of 15 March 2024, 49,216,259 PhilIDs have already been delivered, while 45,955,483 ePhilIDs have been issued.

Quick Links:

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  • ePhilID appointment:
  • PhilID/ePhilID authentication:

– PhilSys Registry Office