Monday, June 10, 2013

Applying for the new SSS Card

One of the grown-up things I did recently was to apply for the new SSS card!

While I have an SSS number, I've never had a card. I hear that it'll be like an all-in-one valid ID. If you have an SSS # and you're a regular contributor, you're eligible to apply. Why not, right? It's free!

Applying was easy. Lines can get a bit long at the main branch, though. I finished in 2.5 hours.

Here's how to apply:

1. Fill out form. Download here! You may get a copy of the E-6 form in SSS. Read instructions! Don't forget your valid ID and no need to have it photocopied.

I noticed that the back portion of the hard copy is different from e-form. Go through this for additional instructions and reminders.

Click to enlarge. It's hi-res.

2. Get a number at information counter. 

They were serving #380 when I got there.

3. Enrollment / Evaluation. When your number is called, the SSS officer processes your form.

People were called in groups of fives.

4. Picture taking, fingerprinting, signing, and confirming of billing address. 

Selfie at a government office.
Super lovin' the ID picture station!

After that, I went home. Card will be mailed within 2-3 months. (That long?!) 

Let the waiting game begin!


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  2. have you received your card yet? any update? thanks :)

    1. Hi Rhagmo!
      Sorry for the late reply. Must have overlooked your comment.
      I finally got my card today! What about you?