PhilSys Number

The PhilSys Number (PSN) is a randomly generated, unique, and permanent identification number that will be assigned to every citizen or resident alien upon birth or registration by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). All government agencies, including government-owned or -controlled corporations (GOCCs) shall incorporate in their identification systems and databases the PSN of covered individuals which shall be the standard number for the individual across all agencies of the government. The PSN, in print, electronic or any other form, subject to authentication, shall be accepted as sufficient proof of identity. It is a component of the Philippine Identification System. (Sec. 7(a), R.A. No. 11055)