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I wanted to give back to this community and share a helpful tip. My fiance and I fought tooth and nail to get a primary government ID. You can see in my post history. Long story short, we waited months for SSS ID, Voter's ID, and tried to get the BIR ID on several occasions and never received them.

In mid-March, the PHLPost offers a new "International Postal ID" that the DFA will accept. Keep in mind, it is the Philippines and they don't follow any of the posted rules if they don't feel like it, so your mileage may vary, but we were successful in going this route.

The PHLPost Postal ID Facebook page has a bunch of good info. I'm not sure if it's rolled out everywhere, but this should get you started if you need an ID. From applying to receiving the ID it only took us about 10-15 days and all she needed was a birth cert and possibly a few other easily obtainable documents (possibly police clearance or NBI clearance, which you will need for the Visa anyway).

Hope this helps!!!



Service Center: California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate: Manila, Philippines
I-129F Sent: 12/15/14
I-129F NOA1 Text/Email: 12/22/14
I-129F NOA1 Hard Copy: 12/27/14
I-129F NOA2 Text/Email: 01/09/15
I-129F NOA2 Hard Copy: 01/15/15
NVC Case Number Assigned: 01/23/15
Left NVC: 01/30/15

Case Arrived at Embassy: 02/02/15
!!!Waiting for primary government IDs!!!
Interview Date: 04/22/15

!!!Approved?? K1/K2 DNA Test Requested!!!

DNA Results arrive at Embassy: 05/18/15

Passport requested to be sent 2Go to Embassy: 05/29/15

Issued!: 07/01/15 (CEAC didn't update until Jul 3)

Need a primary government ID in the Philippines? Look here -> New International Postal ID Available

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