Before I went to DFA Marquee to have my passport renewed, I first went to SSS to see if I could squeeze in my hope of getting my UMID Card. But the office was full and I have no desire to wait in line so I switched to my original plan and go to Marquee.
However, I finished early with my renewal and so I decided to try the SSS Service Office we have in Robinsons Balibago, 3rd floor. There were no lines and people were few. I have doubts if they process the ID but I was relieved when the lady behind the counter informed me that yes, they do. They gave me a form and was told to go back by 2pm. I went there the exact time they’ll have lunch. But no worries, I could wait for another hour. I have an ebook in my phone and that made the wait less bearable.
15 minutes before 2 pm, the lady gave out the numbers. I was number 2. The man before me was called at exactly 2. It took about 15 minutes before I was called. I only presented my Passport and they didn’t asked for anything more. To my dismay, the system went offline the exact time my record is being verified. But I was glad I waited because it came back again after 5 minutes. Some already left though before.
After the verification, I was ushered inside to have my biometrics taken. It was quick and easy except for the part where in my thumbs and forefingers were being scanned. Mine were covered with chemicals which made the scanning difficult.
The service was free and the ID will be delivered at your doorstep 1-2 months after. If you think you won’t be around the house, make an authorization letter and leave a copy of your ID.
You can download the form here already and read the requirements needed.
Service offices in the malls are very efficient and practical for those people who work during weekdays. Kudos to the government on this one!
I can’t believe I did a lot on this day. Thank God for giving me a productive day!
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