PSA brings National ID registration to Malaysia, invites Filipinos to register

Date of Release: 29 February 2024
Reference No. 2024-57

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is conducting national ID registration for Filipinos in Malaysia.

A collaboration with the Philippine Embassy and Migrant Workers Office (MWO) in Kuala Lumpur, the registration activity started on 23 February 2024, and will be available at both venues until 21 March 2024, Mondays to Thursdays from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.

“The PSA, along with the Philippine Embassy and MWO, extend our invitation to all Filipinos in Malaysia to seize this opportunity to register to the national ID and enjoy its benefits,” said PSA Undersecretary Claire Dennis S. Mapa, PhD, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General.

The registration process is being facilitated by representatives from the PSA, ensuring a seamless and accessible experience for all registrants. It entails the encoding of their demographic data upon the presentation of their supporting documents and the capture of their biometric information which includes fingerprints, iris scan, and front-facing photo. Registrants will receive their transaction slip indicating their transaction reference number (TRN) which they can use to track their registration to the national ID.

Established in 2018, the national ID or the Philippine Identification System is the country’s foundational identification system which aims to provide valid proof of identity to all Filipinos with the PhilID and ePhilID. The national ID can open doors to various transactions in government offices and private establishments, providing access to financial services, social protection, health, education, and other essential government programs.

“National ID registration abroad is a testament to the government’s dedication to serving Filipinos wherever they may be. The national ID becomes a gateway to a multitude of essential services, simplifying transactions and empowering overseas Filipinos,” Usec. Mapa said.

“The global extension of national ID registration underscores our commitment to inclusivity, ensuring that Filipinos overseas benefit from the advantages of a centralized identification system, bridging them to comprehensive government services”, he added.

For the complete list of accepted supporting documents for national ID registration, interested participants are encouraged to visit

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