This year, the rise of spam and scam SMS, the majority of which contain the entire names of unwary Filipinos has been a relevant issue in which by the virtue of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and with the help of National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) was addressed through SIM Registration Law.
The law, which took effect on October 28, 2022 will begin its implementation on December 27, 2022, meaning, all sim card must be registered with their respective telco provider. For those who are asking how and where to register your SIM card, you may continue reading this article because we will provide a comprehensive guide to help you grasp everything you need to know about the SIM Registration law.
What will happen if I don’t register my SIM card?
All SIM card that will be sold on December 27, 2022 onwards are deactivated and can only be used when it’s registered with the respective telco provider. Failure to register for existing SIM card users will result in SIM deactivation.
How to register your SIM card?
Beginning on December 27, 2022, users must register through a secure online platform, PROVIDED by a telecommunications company (telco) within 180 days (6 months) after the law’s effectivity date (October 28, 2022) with another 120 days (4 months) registration extension, if by chance, you still didn’t meet the timeline, you will have 5 days to reactivate your SIM card.
Where to register?
Here are the registration portals of major telco firms:
For Smart/TNT/Sun users, you may register via this link: https://smart.com.ph/simreg
For Globe/TM/Gomo users: https://www.globe.com.ph/help/sim-registration-act.html
For DITO users: https://dito.ph/
Note: The registration is free. New users and existing prepaid users must register online. Meanwhile, existing postpaid users must confirm their data online.
What are the necessary information and documentary requirements for registration?
For individual end-users:
- Date of birth
- Present/official address
- Government-issued ID with picture and its ID number.
Required documents (Valid IDs):
- Philippine Identification System ID
- SSS ID
- GSIS ID
- Driver’s license
- NBI Clearance
- Police Clearance
- Firearm’s License to own and possess ID
- PRC ID
- IBP ID
- OWWA ID
- BIR ID
- Voter’s ID
- Senior Citizen Card
- PWD Card
- Any valid government-issued ID with photo
For Juridicial Entity end-users:
- Business name
- Business address
- Full name of authorized signatory
- Certificate of registration
- For corporations: duly adopted resolution designating the authorized representative
- Other Judicial entities: special power of attorney
For foreign national end-users:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Address in the Philippines
- ID number of document presented
- Proof of address in the Philippines
- Hotel booking or affidavit/letter from the owner of the residence
- Return ticket to own country of the tourist, showing date and tilme of departure from the Philippines
For other visa categories:
- Proof of address in the Philippines, including hotel booking or affidavit/letter from the owner of the residence
- Other pertinent documents, like:
- Alien employment permit
- Alien certificate or registration
- School registration and ID for students
- Department of Justice-approved admission document
For persons with concern of lost or stolen SIM card, users must report and submit the following to their telco company:
- Mobile number
- Other relevant and reasonable information to fully establish ownership of the SIM
For the case of death of end-user, the immediate family or relatives shall report the information to the telco.
Note: There’s no limitation on how many SIM cards you can have as long as you register it to the corresponding TelCo provider in the given time.