SSS ID is a valid Id accepted in all our transaction so its really important to get the Id.
Mostly, what comes into our mind is the long queue of people in the SSS office so just by thinking of it,
it makes us lazy to go to SSS and when time comes that we badly needed it,that is the time that we head our
way to the office no matter how long the queue is.
In my case, my SSS Id was lost but it doesn't matter to me because that was the old Id. Today, SSS has unified Id system, an Id that is different from the old one. Heres what I did to get the Id in SSS Cebu office:
1. Bring with you the following:
photocopy of a valid Id at least one:
or two photocopy of these documents:
Valid National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance
School or company ID
Senior citizen card
Major credit card
Savings account passbook
Alien certificate of registration
Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) member's record
Certification from the Office of Southern/Northern Cultural
Communities or Office of Muslim Affairs
Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) card
For lost Id, secure an affidavit of loss duly signed by an attorney. Affidavit of loss form can be
downloaded in sss web site. Download the form, fill it up and have it sign by a lawyer. Bring this along
with the photocopy of the ids listed above. Also bring some candy, food and water in case you get
starve from waiting long hours and dont forget to fix yourself, your hair and face especially cuz you'll will
be photograph in any minute.
2. Go to the form section, asked for E-6 that is application for social security card. They will give you the
form along with the priority number. No need to fall in another line to get a priority number. Fill up the
form and wait for your number to be displayed in the electronic board. Go to counter 1 when it is your
turn and submit your form for screening.
For lost/renewal Id, you to have to pay Php300 and dont pay yet unless you are told by the sss
employee who screen you documents. They will give another form for payment.
3. After the screening, proceed to the ID Capture Section. You'll be photograph and before you knew it
your finish. Your Id be will be delivered at your permanent address. I think it will take about months
to arrive. The lady in the id capture section told me to wait 8 months to 1 year, too long but I have no
So this is it, I hope this will give you an idea on getting an SSS Id in SSS Cebu office. Just be patience
and if you want to finish early go to the office early in the morning. The SSS office will be open at 7am.