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Philippines SIM Card Registration: How Do I Register?

December 27, 2022 and 180 days after are the important dates to remember to abide by this law.

On October 10, 2022, Philippines President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. signed Republic Act No. 11934, or the SIM Card Registration Act into law.

Basically, this law requires every person availing of a mobile SIM card with any of the telcos to register their SIM card. Read the passed law and its provisions here. It requires registration to be done within one hundred eighty (180) days starting December 27, 2022.

The Philippine telcos — Globe, Smart, DITO, etc. are required to establish processes including an online registration facility or website to facilitate the processes required by law.

What kind of subscriber are you?

So given the law, what now? You first need to check what type of subscriber you are. Are you a postpaid, prepaid, or corporate/institutional mobile subscriber? The answer to this will determine how to proceed to comply with the law.

If you are a minor, below 18 years old, you will need to have your SIM card registered by your parent or legal guardian.

If you purchase a new SIM card after December 27, 2022, you will be required to register right away in order to activate your SIM card.

Check with your mobile telco subscriber on how to proceed with SIM card registration given your subscriber type. Below are some of the processes we’ve managed to collect.

For Globe Subscribers

In an official facebook post, Globe advised that existing Postpaid and Globe Platinum subscribers are already pre-registered. Therefore, Prepaid Globe customers will need to proceed to

For official updates please proceed to

For Smart/TnT Subscribers

As of posting Smart also still does not have an online registration facility. However, in an official facebook post, Smart’s online facility will be available by December 27, 2022 via

Also, through an official FB post, the following types of Smart subscribers will proceed accordingly:

Smart Prepaid / Smart Bro / TNT subscribers must register through starting December 27, 2022.

Smart Postpaid subscribers will be notified and asked for the confirmation of their registered details.

Recently, Smart announced that Postpaid subscribers may simple text “YES” to 5858 to confirm your postpaid SIM registration.

Smart Enterprise customers will also be notified and requested to confirm their existing information. For Enterprise customers it may also be best to get in touch with your customer relationship officers.

For DITO Subscribers

DITO’s registration website will be up by December 27, 2022 at Any updates on the telco’s processes can be accessed through this site.

Existing DITO users just need to register using the DITO mobile app. New Subscribers will be notified instructions via SMS after SIM card insert.

What information is needed during registration?

Subscribers will have to provide their:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Sex
  • Present/Official Address
  • Government-issued ID

Business/Enterprise/Corporate subscribers will need:

  • SEC Certificate of Registration
  • Board Resolution designating the authorized representative or a Special Power of Attorney (SPA)

Foreign nationals/Tourists need to prepare:

  • Passport
  • Proof of address in the Philippines
  • Type of travel or admission document / Return ticket to own country showing date/time of departure from the Philippines

List of Valid Government IDs

The following are the official ID cards accepted:

  • Passport
  • National ID
  • Social Security Service ID
  • Government Service Insurance System e-Card
  • Driver’s license
  • National Bureau of Investigation clearance
  • Police clearance
  • Firearms’ License to Own and Possess ID
  • Professional Regulation Commission ID
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration ID
  • Bureau of Internal Revenue ID
  • Voter’s ID
  • Senior citizen’s card
  • Unified Multi-purpose Identification Card
  • Person with Disabilities card
  • Other government-issued ID with photo


  1. what about kids with sim card on their phone, but not yet with valid ID, are they qualified for sim registration? thank you.

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