Postal ID?

September 11, 2008 11:30pm CST
Hi everyone! I would like to ask, does anyone have a postal ID or knows who owns one? I'm interested in getting one since I've many overseas activities. I send and receive mails often. So I was wondering what a postal ID is for. Also, it's important to have one since it's one valid ID that most transactions might accept. Thank you in advance for your help and have a nice day!
3 responses
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
15 Sep 08
I was born in the Philippines and it is not compulsory to have a Postal ID but I choose to have one for it is much easy for me to do any documented paper and Postal ID would helped a lot especially for me who do not have much as an Identification paper except for my Passport and an ATM Card..
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
I ave two actually. from different place and none from where I reside now. It is easy to get one. From the first one I got, I just go to the post office and asked around, I guess I spend less than 500 Philippine Peso for that (pictures, affidavit, etc..) then on my second id, I just go to the postal office and ask if I knew some one there, and the process is a lot easier when they know you are friends with somebody on the office (talk about corruption hay)they would ask for a Baranggay clearance. Good luck!
@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
I have a feeling that we are both in the same country, but I didn't bother to check on your profile as I have to admit that I don't have that much time to access the internet as I'm only relying on the company's computer. As I've previously mentioned in other discussions here, I still don't have my own computer by my spouse and I plan to purchase a computer set just before our daughter starts schooling. Regarding your query on postal ID, I personally had one until last year. If my memory still serves me right, I applied for it way back 2004 or 2003. I had to get one for myself then because I don't have any identification card which is required by any local bank or government institutions and offices which I have to transact with. It just expired last year and I decided not to apply for a renewal since I am presently working with a private bank and naturally, I do have my IDs now. It used to be so easy and fast applying for a postal ID since I only had to get an application form from the postal office, pay a certain amount, then let our postmaster sign a specified portion in the form. But now, I guess it's much difficult. My husband applied for one early last year; but he and his male companion had to seek help from a postal office employee to make their transactions faster, in exchange for some cash. Call it 'red tape'. I fear that I have to apply for a postal ID again in the near future because several months from now, the company I'm working with for nearly four years now is planning to close shop by the end of the current year or until the first quarter of 2009.