SSS Requirements: What Documents are Required to Apply for SSS Membership?

Applicants of SSS accounts are required to submit specific documents before their applications are processed. SSS requirements for membership are mostly personal identification documents and fill-out forms.

SSS offers a variety of benefits — from medical to maternity and disability to death — so becoming a member is a common aim of many Filipinos to avail of such benefit coverage.

For individual members

A person registering with the SSS for the first time as a prospective employee should accomplish SSS Form E-1 (Personal Record) and submit it together with the original/certified true copy and photocopy of any of the following:

In the absence of these documents, any two of the following, one of which recent photo and date of birth, are acceptable.

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However, surviving spouses and guardians aged 60 and above securing an SS number for the Annual Confirmation of Pensioners (ACOP) program, may be allowed to submit secondary documents with recent photos and age.

  • Alien Certificate of Registration
  • ATM card with the cardholder’s name
  • ATM card and certification from the issuing bank that the account number belongs to the cardholder if the card does not bear the cardholder’s name.
  • Bank Account Passbook
  • Birth/Baptismal Certificate of children
  • Certificate form:
    -Office of the Southern/Northern Cultural Communities
    -Office of Muslim Affairs
  • Certificate of Naturalization issued by the Bureau of Immigration
  • Company ID
  • Company Representative Authorization Card issued by SSS
  • Credit Card
  • Fishermen’s Card issued by Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources (BFAR)
  • GSIS Card
  • GSIS Certificate of Membership
  • Health or Medical Card
  • ID Card issued by Local Government Units (e.g. Barangay/ Municipality/City)
  • ID Card issued by professional associations recognized by PRC
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Marriage Contract
  • NBI Clearance
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Card
  • Pag-Ibig Member’s Data Form
  • Permit to Carry Firearms issued by the Firearms & Explosives Unit of the Philippine National Police (PNP)
  • PHIC Member’s Data Record
  • Police Clearance
  • Postal ID Card
  • School ID
  • Senior Citizen Card
  • Tax Identification Card/Affidavit
  • Transcript of School Records
  • Voter’s Identification Card/AffidavitA married person should also submit a marriage contract upon registration. If with reported children, the birth or baptismal certificate/s of child/ren, if legitimate; should be submitted; if reporting legitimated child/ren birth certificate with the annotation “legitimated;” decree of adoption, if legally adopted-children. If reporting illegitimate children, birth or baptismal certificate(s) of children. In the absence, of any of the following statements the relationship to the reported dependent/beneficiary:
      • School Record
      • Insurance Policy
      • Statement before a court the original or certified true copies of the documents should be presented to the SSS for authentication purposes.

SSS Requirements For Employers

Single Proprietorships
An owner of a single proprietorship business should accomplish and submit SSS Form R-1 (Employer Registration) and R-1A (Employment Report).

Partnerships
Any of the partners of a partnership firm should accomplish SSS Forms R-1 (Employer Registration) and (R-1A (Employment Report) and submit these forms together with a photocopy of the Articles of Partnership. The original copy of the Articles of the partnership must be presented to the SSS for Authentication purposes.

Corporations
A corporation must accomplish SSS Forms R-1(Employer Registration) and R-1A (Employment Report) signed by its President or any of the corporate officers and submit these forms together with a photocopy of the Articles of Incorporation. The original copy of the Articles of Incorporation must be presented to the SSS for authentication purposes.

Household-Helper Employers
A household employer who has an existing SS number should use this SS number as the employer number and shall be used in all transactions with regard to the household helper.

If no existing SS number, the household employer should get an SS number by accomplishing SSS Form E-1 (Personal Record).

For Self-Employed Members
A self-employed person should accomplish SSS Form RS-1 (Self-Employed Data Record) and submit it together with a photocopy of any of the following baptismal, birth certificate, driver’s license, passport, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Card, Seaman’s Book. In the absence of these documents, any two of the secondary documents mentioned earlier.

A self-employed member who has employees, should also register as an employer and secure an employer ID number which the company must use in all transactions with the SSS.

SSS Requirements For Voluntary Members

Separated Members
A member who is separated from employment or ceases to be self-employed/OFW/non-working spouse may continue paying contributions through SSS Form RS-5 using the previously assigned SS number. Posting of said payment will change the membership status from the covered employee, self-employed, OFW, or non-working spouse to a voluntary paying member.

Non-Working Spouses
A non-working spouse should accomplish SSS Form NW-1 (Non-Working Spouse Record) and submit it, duly signed by the working spouse, with a copy of their marriage certificate.

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)
An OFW should accomplish SSS Form OW-1 (Overseas Worker Record) and submit it together with a photocopy of any of the following: birth certificate, baptismal certificate, driver’s license, valid passport, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Card, or Seaman’s Book. In the absence of these documents, any two of the secondary documents mentioned earlier.

SSS Contact details:

SSS Call Center: 920-6446 to 55;
IVRS: 917-7777;
SSS Email: [email protected];
SSS Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SSSPh

Related: SSS locations in the Philippines

6 Comments
  1. rachel says

    Gusto q magkasss Pero wala ko work DBA pwede nmn voluntary yun anu po need n requirements

  2. sanna zaragoza says

    How to apply sss, and what are the requirements need to apply for the membership?

  3. andrea salvador guerrero says

    Gud day po..nawala yung SSS ID ko .1992 ko apply yun s novaliches Bayan.ano po ang pwd ko gawin?mag a apply po b ako ng bago? Di ko po alam dating Kong SSS number.

  4. Emma B. Jaro says

    Gusto naming mag asawa na magpamember sa SSS,Ang available ko na ID ay ang ID ko sa Bank na pinagdepositohan ko at ATM card at passbook..pwede ba yon magamit ?

  5. Lea mendoza Dalaygon says

    Ask q lng..asawa q ung ngwowork.tpos gsto q mgapply ng sss…ano po dpat qng kunin?

  6. kristine salazar says

    May babayran ba pag kuha ss#?magkanu po?at maku2ha ko po ba dto sa malapit na sss branch yung sss# ko khit online ako nag aply??

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