PSA Website for National ID Registration is Now Up and Running

Around 1,052,861 individuals have completed Step 1 of the Online National ID Registration, also known as Philippine Identification System (PhilSys).

Launching of the Step 1 Online Registration of National ID

The pilot launch for the Step 1 started last April 30, 2021. Due to the high volume of registrants, many have experienced a technical error and didn’t receive their OTP (one-time-pin).

National ID Launching

On the first day of the registration, individuals expressed their frustration with what happened since they expect a quality system. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) even issued an official advisory of what had happened during the first day of registration. They apologized for any inconvenience caused by the downtime of the pilot launch of the PhilSys online Step 1 Registration website earlier that day.

National ID Comments

Read Also: National ID Registration System | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

PhilSys Website is Now Up and Running

As of this writing, around 1,052,861 have successfully registered online for Step 1 of PhilSys. PSA also reported that 34 million registrants have already completed Step 1 through the house-to-house data collection.

National ID Registration via Online (Step 1)

1. Go to and click the “PROCEED” button.

Note: For those who completed Step 1 registration through HOUSE TO HOUSE COLLECTION, there is NO NEED to proceed and register online to avoid issues on your registration. Please wait for details of your Step 2 registration through the contact details you provided to the PSA. This online system is only open to resident Filipinos at this time.

2. Enter your Philippine mobile number or email address. Click the “SEND OTP” Button.

Note: If you do not have a Philippine mobile number, please provide an email address instead. Kindly ensure that the mobile number you entered, especially for prepaid users, is your permanent mobile number. You will need the same mobile number to log in next time.

PhilSys OTP

3. Put the OTP and click the “VERIFY” button.

4. Fill out the online application form.

There will be a Privacy Notice window, and you need to click the “I AGREE” button. Make sure to provide your active email address and Philippine mobile number to receive updates from PSA.

Step 1 PhilSys

Note that providing false information to PhilSys is punishable by law with a penalty of three (3) to six (6) years imprisonment and a fine of PHP 1,000,000 to PHP 3,000,000 following Section 19 of Republic Act No. 11055 or the PhilSys Act.

5. Review all the personal information. Click “SAVE & EXIT” button.

Note: You need to tick a checkbox stating that you have duly reviewed the entries on the preview page and declare that the information is true, complete, and correct.

6. You must receive a text and email from PSA.

PhilSys Text Email

According to the email and text, the appointment scheduling (Step 2) in selected provinces will begin on May 24, 2021. Make sure to save your application number.

Once you are done with Step 2 (Capturing of biometric information; Validation of supporting documents), you will proceed to Step 3, the Issuance of PSN and PhilID.

National ID Process

How to contact PhilSys Registry Office (PRO-PSA)?

If you have concern or inquiry regarding the Step 1 online registration, you can reach the PSA through the following channels:


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