SSS has a number of branches in Makati and I chose the Buendia Makati branch. You don’t have to go to their head office to apply for your ID. Their offices are scattered all over the metro. In my case, I have lost the one that I have acquired years ago so I have to apply for a SSS ID replacement.
1. SSS Form E-6
This is the Application for the Social Security Card which can be downloaded in the SSS Website here. There are two types of the form available for download. One is a Fill In form which you can fill up electronically using a PDF reader before printing. The other is an ordinary PDF which you can print then fill it up manually.
2. Affidavit of Loss
A typical requirement stating that you have indeed lost your ID.
3. 2 Valid ID’s.
I presented my voter’s ID and my PRC license. Passport is also accepted.
4. SSS Form R-6
This is the Miscellaneous Payment Form which you will present when paying for the replacement fee.
The fee is 300 PHP.
1. Download the E-6 form and fill it up and print it out. Make sure to fill up all required fields including your height in centimeters and weight in kilos etc. In the Purpose section of the form, tick the box next to Card Replacement then tick the box next to Replacement of Lost Card.
2. Once you have entered the SSS branch, present your documents to the guard and he will give you a transaction number. It’s electronically generated and you have to wait for your number to be flashed on a screen with the number of the counter for your transaction.
3. When you see your number, go to the counter and present your documents. This is the time when you will be given the R-6 form. Fill it up in four copies and proceed to the payments window.
4. After payment, go back straight to the counter where you at previously and present the R-6 form.
5. Proceed to the ID capture room.
6. Aside from taking a picture of you, they will also take specimens of your signature and finger prints.
7. Lastly, you will be given a slip of paper and inform you that your SSS ID will be delivered to the address you have indicated in 2 to 3 months.
1. You can also get the E-6 form in the SSS branch but I suggest you already have the printed document before going there. This is to save you time because you still have to fall in line just to get that form.
2. The Affidavit of Loss doesn’t have to be specific to the SSS ID. If you lost your ID together with other ID’s and cards, it’s enough that the SSS ID is included in the list of lost items indicated in your affidavit.
3. Not all SSS branches have tellering facility. In which case you have to go out of the branch and go to a SSS-accredited bank to pay the fee together with the R-6 form.
4. They process transactions even on lunch break. Two counters are still open during this time.
5. Not all SSS branches have ID capture facility. This means they do not process ID Application or Replacement. Check first with the branch nearest you.
6. This branch has a 400 transactions limit daily. Be sure to go there early in the morning.
7. If you also choose the Buendia Makati branch and commuting from EDSA, there is no unloading zone in front of the SSS building. You have to get off from Makati Ave. and walk from there.