The PhilID can be used by citizens and resident aliens in the Philippines as a valid proof of identity for public and private transactions.

For government transactions, it can be used for the application for social and welfare benefits, such as those offered by the GSIS, SSS, PhilHealth, HDMF, and other government agencies.

It may also be utilized for passports and driver’s license applications, and tax-related transactions. Additionally, the identification card may be presented as proof of identity for admission to any government hospital, health center, and other related institutions.

For private transactions, the PhilID can be used for bank transactions such as the opening of bank accounts.