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There are a lot of valid government-issued IDs in the Philippines but not all of them are easy to obtain.
Assuming that you’re in a rush to get a valid ID, we’ve whittled down the list to include only those that meet the following criteria:
- A valid ID, meaning it has your scanned photo and signature and is accepted for critical transactions like Philippine passport application, credit card application, and whatnot
- It can be obtained within 24 hours
- It doesn’t require the applicant to secure an online appointment which means NBI clearance, police clearance, and PRC license are out of the picture
With the above criteria in mind, we’ve checked every valid ID in the Philippines and learned that only one can be considered the best choice for anyone who wants to obtain a valid ID in the shortest amount of time.
Although it may take up to 20 working days to get a postal ID through regular processing, those who desperately need one as soon as possible can avail of the rush processing instead.
For a higher fee of Php 650, rush processing can cut the processing time by 95%. This means that if you apply today, you can get your postal ID the very next day. If you want faster than that, you can go straight to the Manila Central Post Office which offers same-day release!
rush processing is available in select offices from Monday to Friday. For more information, please read our updated step-by-step guide.