4 Easy Steps to SS Number Online Application in 2020

You are excited to know the news from HR that you were hired and you need to submit many documents before you can start working.


You went from one government agencies after another.  But you cannot accomplish everything in a day.


You want to get the documents online but you don’t how.  


Good news.  The Social Security System (SSS) now requires covered members to go to their online platform to make their transactions.

Is SSS contribution payment mandatory?


No.  Only employed individuals and their employers, including self-employed individuals and OFWs are required to pay the SSS premium contributions.


In the case of non-employed individuals, they may choose to pay the SSS premium as voluntary-paying members.


What are the steps?


Here is the quick guide in the online application of  your SS number.  

By applying online, you can avoid the inconvenience and long queues you usually observed when making business with a government institution.


1.  Access the SS Number Online Application here. Follow the instructions and accomplish all fields correctly;


2. Check your email (which you have keyed in in Step No. 1) for the link to continue with your application. Click the link and fill in all the required information in the registration form correctly and click “Generate SS Number” button.


3.  Print the email confirmation which indicates your SS number, a copy of your SS Number Slip, and other instruction to complete the application. You may also print a copy of your ePersonal Record for reference purposes.


4.  Visit the nearest SSS branch and submit the SS Number Slip together with the required ID or documents to finally complete your application and your SS Number placed on “Permanent” status. 





The link is sent after 30 minutes and will expire in 5 days. Once it expires, you have to repeat Step No. 1;


Review all the information you supplied in the registration form before clicking the “Generate SS Number” button;


The correction, if any after the “Generate SS Number” button is clicked will have to be done to the nearest SSS Branch;


Your SS Number is on a “Temporary” status until you submit the required ID and/or documents;


For married applicant and/or with child/ren, you should bring a copy of your Marriage Contract and/or Birth Certificate/s;


For a non-working spouse, you should let him/her sign on the printed Personal Record Form signifying that he/she agrees to your SSS membership.

What are the 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


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

Final Thoughts

Lately, we have seen major changes in the way  the SSS serves its members.  Gone were the days, when you need to submit many documents to file  a claim.

Making your SS number application online is a big help.  The processing time is shortened and the supporting documents are lessened.

With its major services now digitized, we can expect a lot more from SSS.



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  1. This is very timely, sir, as we are going to get SSS for our house help. Glad that it’s easier now with online application.

  2. Super helpful information friend, thanks for sharing this!

  3. Rose Ann Sales says:

    Nice tutorial. Thanks for sharing this information.

  4. Nikki Wayne says:

    This is such an informative post. I will share this to the elderly people I know that doesn't have it yet. Thanks!

  5. There is so much useful information here! I really think people will find this to be helpful because it is so detailed!

  6. Quite informative! good job on sharing these steps. Will help a lot of our kababayans hehe

  7. Really helpful for those who need it now.

  8. This is a really helpful article! I'm not that familiar with online applications, so I'm glad you shared all these information with us, thank you!

  9. This is such an informative post. The shift is def. online now so this is very useful info. – sincerely jackline

  10. Anonymous says:

    Wow! Such an informative and detailed article. Thanks for sharing this step-by-step guide.

    everything Enchanting

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