Last week, I finally had the time to process the renewal. Good thing my office mate told me about the renewal centers at different SM malls. I went to SM North Edsa's business center located beside the Cinemas; within the boundary of the main mall and The Block.
What are the requirements needed?
1. Passport sized photo wearing a collared top with name plate and white background. If in case you came without a picture, you can go to SM Annex and look for photo editing shops. I didn't have one with me so I went to Photoline to have my picture taken for P80.00.
2. Existing professional ID card. Photocopies will also do.
3. Fill out the renewal form given at the business center and have your picture taken for back-up.
4. A renewal fee of P500.00 should be payed. Kindly take note that there is also a minor fee for late renewal.
The process has been very easy. It only took me 30 hassle-free minutes to submit the requirements including the time I had to wait for the pictures. They told me to come back after 20 to 30 working days to claim my new ID.
The collaborative idea of PRC and SM is indeed very efficient, cost-effective and time-saving. I was overjoyed to know that I don't have to go to the PRC office, wait for the long line and jump from one window to another anymore. Cheers!