SSS or Social Security System is a social insurance program in the Philippines run by the state for private, professional and informal sectors. This provides death, funeral, maternity leave, permanent disability, retirement, sickness and involuntary separation/unemployment benefits. For someone to avail of these benefits, an SS number must be obtained first.

Here is a step by step guide on how to acquire an SS number:

Step by Step Guide

  1. Accomplish all fields of the online form correctly.
  2. A link shall be sent to the registrant’s email which will enable them to continue with their SS Number application.
    Note: The link shall expire in 5 days and once it expires, the registrant will have to repeat the first step of the registration process. 
  3. Once the link is clicked, the registrant must supply all the required information from Basic Information up to Beneficiaries Information correctly.
  4. Prior to generation of SS number, the registrant may review and correct their electronically filled out registration form. Once an SSS Number is already generated, the applicant will need to go to the SSS Branch to correct his/her information.
  5. After clicking the “Generate SS Number” button, the system will display the SSS number of the registrant and an option to print their ePersonal Record and SS Number Slip. The registrant will also receive an email confirmation which indicates his/her SS number, a copy of his/her SS Number Slip and other instructions to complete his/her SS Number application.
  6. Print the Personal Record Form, SS Number Slip including the SSS Number Application Confirmation email body sent to you by the SS Number Issuance System. 
  7. Go to your nearest SSS Branch and submit the required documentary requirements together with the SSS Number slip.
  8. If married, bring a copy of your Marriage Contract
  9. If has child/ren, also bring a copy of the child/ren’s Birth Certificate
  10. For a Non-Working Spouse, your working spouse must sign before his/her name on the printed Personal Record Form. The signature of your working spouse signifies that he/she agrees with your SSS Membership.


  1. Registrant is advised to go to the nearest SSS Branch for submission of the required supporting documents.
  2. Registrant’s membership status with SSS shall remain “Temporary” until submission of the required supporting documents. This means that the SS Number can only be used for:
    • Contribution payment and employee reporting by the employer.
    • Submission of required documents for conversion of Membership Status from “Temporary” to “Permanent”.
  3. Availment of SSS loans and benefits (subject to qualifying conditions) and UMID Card Application (provided applicant has one (1) posted contribution) shall be allowed only for Permanent Membership Status.

Required ID Cards and/or Documents for the Issuance of SS Number

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. In the absence of the Birth Certificate, any of the following documents:
    • Baptismal Certificate
    • Driver’s License
    • Passport
    • Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) card
    • Seaman’s Book(Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book)
  3. In the absence of the above ID card(s) and/or documents, any two (2) of the following, both with the correct name and at least one(1) with date of birth:
    • (GSIS) card/Member’s Record/Certificate of Membership
    • ATM Card (with cardholder’s name)
    • Alien Certificate of Registration
    • Bank Account Passbook
    • Baptismal Certificate of child/ren
    • Birth Certificate of child/ren
    • Cert. of Licensure/Qualification Document from Maritime Industry Auth.
    • Certificate from Office of Muslim Affairs
    • Certificate from Office of Northern Cultural Community
    • Certificate from Office of Southern Cultural Community
    • Certificate of Naturalization from the Bureau of Immigration
    • Company ID card
    • Company Representative Authorization Card(ACR) issued by SSS
    • Credit card
    • Firearm License card issued by Philippine National Police (PNP)
    • Fisherman’s card issued by Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)
    • Health or Medical Card
    • Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG) Member’s Data Form
    • ID card issued by (LGUs) (e.g Barangay/Municipality/City)
    • ID card issued by professional association recognized by PRC
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Marriage Contract/Certificate of Marriage
    • Membership card issued by Private Co.
    • National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance
    • Overseas Worker Welfare Administration (OWWA) card
    • Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) ID card/Member Data Record
    • Police Clearance
    • Postal ID card
    • School ID card
    • Seafarer’s Registration Certificate issued by (POEA)
    • Senior Citizen card
    • Student Permit issued by Land Transportation Office (LTO)
    • Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN) card
    • Transcript of Records
    • Voter’s Identification card or Affidavit/Certificate of Registration