Wednesday, July 15, 2015

How I got my BIR TIN ID card

As I am currently unemployed, I have all the time in the world to do the things that I failed to do when I was still working. I realized that after 7 years of working I only have 2 valid ID's so I decided to collect all the possible valid ID's that I can use.

One of the easiest ID to get is the TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number) ID card from BIR. Although it is not considered as a primary ID for some offices or establishments, this card does not expire; you do not need to have it renewed from time to time thus making it the most convenient ID to have.

My Free and Easy Experience

I went to RDO (Revenue District Office) No. 38 as my previous workplace is part of the North QC district. It is located in West Ave. Building, 112 West Avenue, Quezon City - in front of St. Vincent School. Before entering the premises, be sure to wear an appropriate attire as BIR implements a strict dress code for visitors. (shorts, flip flops, short skirts, spaghetti strap and sleeveless blouses are not allowed). I went there wearing slippers, thankfully the guard allowed me to enter as it was raining during that time. I told him that I am applying for my TIN card and he told me to go to the 3rd floor.

Upon reaching the 3rd floor, there is a small reception with one office staff. I told the person about my intention, he asked me if it was my 1st time to apply for the ID and I said yes. He then gave me the application form and another piece of paper with a number in it and told me to go to Counter 5. I then sat on the waiting area, filling out the necessary details such as my name, birth date and TIN number. Much to my surprise in less than 2 minutes the lady on the counter was already shouting my number.


The lady verified the details that I wrote, she also asked me to write my address. After that she gave me the claim slip and told me that I can get it the next day from 8AM to 4PM. It's strange because she didn't asked for any requirements but I still brought 1 valid ID and birth certificate just in case. All in all, the process took less than 15 minutes and it's free for 1st time applicants. I must say that I was satisfied with BIR's service.

I came back the next day with a friend. I just told the guard and the office staff that I will claim my ID and they easily allowed me to enter. same old step, I waited for the lady on Counter 5 to call my number. When it was already my turn, she verified my personal details again before giving the card. after that I signed a log sheet containing my record, it is their basis that the ID has been claimed. The process took less than 10 minutes. Kindly take note that they will only give you a paper card. You are going to be responsible for putting your 1x1 photo and of course for the lamination.

Actual TIN ID ( personal details removed for privacy)

My Observations

All in all, I can say that I had a pleasant 1st time experience in getting my TIN ID.

Just a few thoughts and observations based on my own encounter in RDO 38:

1. They did not ask me for any requirements. upon reading other blogs and articles, it is said that most offices require a valid ID and birth certificate. Be ready to bring them just in case.

2. They do not have a cut - off period. they entertain applicants from 8AM to 4PM. Whether you were there early or late, you will get your card the next day. I noticed that most counters only have 1 staff so they don't have time to encode, print and give the card to you on the same day.




96 comments:

  1. hi! ang dala mo bang borth certificate noon ay galing sa NSO?

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    1. Hello, yes NSO birth certificate po. pero nung time na kumuha ako di naman po nila hinanap. magdala nalang din po kayo just in case. thank you.

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    2. Hello po. meron akong valid id pero walang birthcert okay lang kaya yun?

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  2. hello pwede ba magtanong. meron na kc ako tin num noon. nag apply ako dati sa 1st job ko sa call center. then ngaun wla na ako work kasi bumalik ako sa pag aaral. ask ko lang if pwede pa rin ba ako kumuha ng TIN ID? paano ba ggwen ko at anu dadalhin? pls reply. thanks

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    1. Hello po.Parang sss number din yan. Dapat isa lng. Pwede ka mgtanong sa BIR para icheck nila yung dating number mo.

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    2. Tanong lang po kasi nun nagpunta ako sa bir sa calamba nag aapply ako ng tin id wala akong work ang sabi employer daw ang kumukuha sabi ko pano po yun wla akong work hindi ako binigyan, ano po ba ang dapat ko gawin? Salamat sa sasagot

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  3. Hello, yes pwede po kayo kumuha ng TIN ID. unemployed din po ako nung kumuha ako ng ID. thanks!

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    1. magkano po bayad kapag kumuha ng TIN ID ?

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  4. Hi kaialngan po ba na kung san ka nakaregister na rdo dun ka din kukuha ng ID OR KAHIT SAANG BRANCH PWEDE NA? Thank you :)

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    1. Yun lang ang di ko sure. pero it's worth a try parin kung sakaling sa ibang branch kayo kumuha. Ang tinitignan lang naman nila sa system is yung TIN number ninyo. salamat.

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    2. base kc sa experience ko nagask na dn ako ng ganyan sa marikina bir hndi daw pde

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    3. you may call their hotline number 981-8888 sa lahat ng tanong and inquiries para mas ma guide kayong mabuti

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    4. I agree with Yumi Ramos, to make things more convenient you may call the hotline of your preferred RDO branch. thanks!

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    5. Good evning tanung ko lang pwede bang i papa digitized mo ung tin id card mo kc pag cardboard lang nd acceptable sa dfa. Please reflay

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    6. Good evning tanung ko lang pwede bang i papa digitized mo ung tin id card mo kc pag cardboard lang nd acceptable sa dfa. Please reflay

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  5. hi! sabihin ko lang unemployed ako and I want to have an ID?

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    1. No need to say na unemployed po, sabihin nyo lang na kuha kayo ng TIN ID for the 1st time.

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    2. kumukuha kc ako ng tin id. q sa bir kaso svi nila nid ko daw kumuha ng certificate of employment den nso daw.. kelangan nmn daw dapt employed daw po ako... huhu..

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  6. Hi . Makakakuha kaba ng tin id kahit di ka nagtatrabaho ?? Ubg as in wala ka trabaho ?

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    1. http://ifranchise.ph/how-to-get-a-digitized-taxpayer-identification-number-tin-id/

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  7. hi okay lang ba kung ibang tao ang kukuha ng tin id?

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  8. gud am..tanung ko lang po kung pwede ko ba makuha agad ang tin id card ko..meron na po akong tin number..

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    1. In my case kinabukasan ko po nakuha. so baka makuha nyo din po the next day.

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    2. nag sign po ako nang sa b.i.r nong september 30 2008 ngaun po andtio ako sa lucena pa anu ko makukuha ang aking tin i.d JACKY RETEZA ABETRIA 230 RODRIGUEZ ST.BALUT TONDO MANILA AKO DATI NAG WOWORK PAANU KYA POH?

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    3. Hi from lucena ka po jacky abetria? Im from lucena also, ask ko lang if okay lang kumuha ng digitized id sa ibang branch ng bir? Thanks.

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    4. Hi from lucena ka po jacky abetria? Im from lucena also, ask ko lang if okay lang kumuha ng digitized id sa ibang branch ng bir? Thanks.

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  9. pwd ko po ba ma kuha ung tax i.d ko?

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  10. nag sign po ako nang sa b.i.r nong september 30 2008 ngaun po andtio ako sa lucena pa anu ko makukuha ang aking tin i.d JACKY RETEZA ABETRIA 230 RODRIGUEZ ST.BALUT TONDO MANILA AKO DATI NAG WOWORK PAANU KYA POH?

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  11. hi. ask ko lang po kasi nka kuha ako ng tin # sa bulacan kasi dun work ko pero walang ID that time. e Ngayon nag wowork ako sa QC but may malapit na BIR office sa tinitirahan ko sa marikina is it okay kung dun ako kumuha ng ID?

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    1. Yes okay lang po kung dun kayo kumuha ng ID.

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    2. Ihi,,ask q lang kung ilang ara

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    3. Ask ko lang sana kung ilang araw bago makuha ang tin i.d po

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    4. Ask ko lang sana kung ilang araw bago makuha ang tin i.d po

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    5. nag ask ako sa marikina kung pwde kumuha ng tin i.d hndi daw pde dpt daw kung san naka location ung work. panu kaya un

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    6. If pumunta po kayo before lunch, maaari nyo na po makuha on the same day. kung hindi naman po, kinabukasan nyo po makukuha. salamat!

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    7. MAM ANO PONG REQUIREMENTS KAPAG KUKUHA NG TIN ID?

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  12. pde ba magamit ung id na yan pag sasakay ka ng eroplano?

    just asking...

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  14. Hi! Pano po kung nawala ko yung TIN number ko? makakakuha pa ba ako ng ID? pano po yung process? Thank you.

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  15. Hi pretty! anyways..is it possible I can still claim my Tin ID in any branch? May nakapagsabi kasi na makukuha mo ung ID mo sa branch kung saan ka ngparegister. Too bad I've registered in our province and I'm now working in Manila. I was hoping if I can take it in here. Please email me for your response Bryanbarut@yahoo.com thanks in advance :)

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    1. Yan din po ang tanong ko.

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    2. Yan din po ang tanong ko.

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    3. Yes po pwede po sa ibang RDO. Tumawag nalang po kayo sa branch na pagkukunan nyo just to be sure. thanks!

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  16. Hi! Very helpful. thanks for this article. We have same situation. Dati din akong may work at unemployed na ngayon. I'll let you know kung ano magiging experience ko sa pagkuha ng ID (bookmarking this). sana maging okay

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    1. You're most welcome and thank you also for appreciating my blog post. I hope maging okay yung pagkuha nyo ng ID. salamat!

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  17. Gud day ask q lang if pede kumuha ng tin card sa ibang branch? Ex. Nagtrabaho aq sa carmona pero sa b.i.r trece branch aq ku2ha ng id. Tnx po sa pagsagot.

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    1. Yes po pwede po sa ibang RDO. Tumawag nalang po kayo sa branch na pagkukunan nyo just to be sure. thanks!

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  18. hello ask ko lang nakakuha kasi ako ng TIn number at may ID narin naman ako ngayon bale nakakuha ako non na wala naman ako work, , ngayon kasi nagapply ako sa sm north tanggap naman ako pwede ko ba gamitin TIn number ko??

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    1. Yes po pwede. hihingin po sainyo yun ng future employer nyo and ichecheck kung valid. thanks!

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  19. Hi mam tanong ko lang my tin no na ako dun sa first job ko ngayon bago na ang pinagtratrabahuhan ko at wala pa kong id.. ang tanong ko lang kasi sa taguig pa ko kumuha nang tin no. Possible kaya na pwedeng sa ibang branch na ko kumuha nang id bulacan po? Salamat po

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    1. Yes po pwede po sa ibang RDO. Tumawag nalang po kayo sa branch na pagkukunan nyo just to be sure. thanks!

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  20. Hi po! excellent day! inquire ko lang po if pwede mag apply for tin id kahit di pa employed and how much po kaya yung cost if ever, at gano po katagal bago ma release yung id?my papasukan po kasi akong work ni re ready ko na yung mga docs just in case kelangan na. Thanks in advance po for those who would help.

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    1. Pwede naman po as long as may TIN number na kayo. thanks!

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  22. is the TIN card different from the digitized BIR card?

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    1. As far as I know BIR is not issuing digitized cards, only paper cards. thanks!

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  23. Hello good afternoon. Tanong ko lang mgkano po ang bayad pag kukuha ng tin ID?

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  24. Tatanggapin ba yung nso at police clearance pag kukuha ng TIN #?

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  25. Good pm po ask ko lang if magpapachange status ako sa bir tas sa cavite po ako register dun pa din ba ko magpapachange status sa cavite o pwede kung san po my malapit na bir nasa mindoro po kze ako e kelangan lang po ng tin id. Pasagot naman po pls

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  26. Hi ask q lang may tin no. Na ko nung dalaga pa ko kaso wala pa kong id,kukuha sana po ako thru married name na ano po ba ang requirements magpa id?

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  27. Hi maam, ask ko lang if needed na NSO birth certificate kasi hindi NSO bc ko since hindi ako dito pinanganak, and kahit saang BIR office pwede kumuha ng tin id. May tin number na po ako from my previous job.

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  28. I just want to ask, nag patransfer n kc ako ng tin ko sa makati, pwde b q kumuha ng id kht saan?

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  29. hi, I just want to ask how much po yung TIN?

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  30. Ma'am tanung ko lang anu po requirement pag mag papa PBC ng tin id? Thank you po

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  31. Ma'am ask ko lang po ano ang kaylangan pag magpa PBC ng tin id meron po kasi ako ma'am ung dati pa po.. Thank you po

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  32. hi! i called ung RDO kung san ako dati nagwwork sabi nila i need to be currently working to get a TIN id. I told them since wala akong work ngaun, and one of the requirements for pre employment ung TIN id. Hndi daq nla ako mabbigyan.

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  33. BAKIT YUNG IBA NABIGYAN NG ID KAHIT WALANG WORK. UNEMPLOYED DIN AKO SA NGAYON. TIN NUMBER LANG BINIGAY SA AKIN. AYAW AKO BGYAN NG CARD KASI EMPLOYED AT MY BUSINESS LANG DAW BINIBIGYAN NG CARD

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  34. Ask ko lang po, nagtataka lang po ako ksi yung friend ko need ng husband nya ng TIN ID requirements for sa work overseas, sabi po raw ng BIR, after 6 months pa raw bago makuha. From Bataan po kami. Kaya namumublema yung friend ko

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  35. Meron ako tin number gamit ko for 10years.ofw kse ako.di ko pa na claim ung id ko.pede pa ba makuha ung id?

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  36. hi,ask ko lang mam :) may tin number me nkta ko din sa record ko sa MDR philhealth pde ko na ba icheck ulit sa bir ung tin number ko ulit and makakuha ng id ? thanks in advanced.

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  38. i just went to bir san fernando and they dont issue me a tin id coz according to them they issue the tin id to those employed or with business.�� they only allowed me to changed my status..

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  39. Hello paano po pag ndi naclaim ang id and more than six months na?pwede pa ba magclaim? Ano gagawin? Thanks

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  40. Hi ask ko lng po mag start nko ng training ko nxt week .. Wla p ko tin number .. Sabi nila company n daw ang magpprovide nun? Tama po ba ?

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    1. Yes tama po company po ang magpprovide ng TIN number ninyo.

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  41. Hi sis ask q lang kung magkano poh bayad kpag kumuha ng TIN number at ID? Thanks sa reply.. =)

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    1. para sa 1st time na pagkuha libre po.

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  42. pwede ba ako kumuha ng tin id card ng kapatid ko kasi nasa ibang bansa siya. may tin number na siya, id card na lang ang wala. kailangan kasi sa LTO para sa vehicle na i - transfer from private to for hire. sa kanya kasi nakapangalan ang sasakyan. salamat sa sagot.

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  43. aside po sa umid na id ano pang mgndang valid id's po?

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    1. Primary ID din po ang passport, voter's ID at postal ID

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  44. Tanung kulang po ung tin number ko kasi number lang panu po ba mag pa id ksi nuong kumoha ako ng tin number papel lang binigay sakin nan dun na ung number ko.kc ngaun page nag kuha ka tin number id card na.panu po ba ung tin number ko epa gawa ko na id .?

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  45. ..Hai???May bayad po ba ang pagkuha ng TIN ID?? Thanks😊

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    1. para sa 1st time na pagkuha libre po.

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  46. Hi. Nawala ko kasi yung id ko. Kukuha sana ako ng bago. Pwede ba ako kumuha ng id sa ibang branch since malayo yung dati kong pinagkuhanan?

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  47. Hi, pwede po kayang ipakuha sa iba yung TIN ID? May TIN # na po ako. Papasuyo ko nalang sana yung ID sa kuya ko kasi may pasok ako ng weekdays. Is it possible po kaya? Thanksss

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  48. Magkanu po mag avail ng TIN ID,? tnx po sa ssagot

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  49. pwede po b mgverify ng tin number kahit saang branch ng bir. batangas area kc q nagwork and sa calamba aq magveverify.tnx

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  50. Hi po! Ano pong mga valid ids ang kailangan? May tin number na po kasi ako.

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  51. Hello. Just wanna ask po kung as in na sasabihin na first time kukuha ng tin number, maproproseso po kaya, wala po akong trabaho. Salamat sa sasagot.

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  52. hello po free po ba talaga kc hiningan kami fee eh para daw sa card

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