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The implementation of Republic Act 11934 or the SIM Card registration Act went into effect last December 27. If you haven't registered, I posted a YouTube video that will walk you through how to register Globe & Smart SIM Cards

Who Should Register:

The law covers all individuals, both local and foreign, and corporate entities using SIMs purchased in the Philippines for use in devices such as mobile phones, pocket wifis, etc.

SIMs for minors must be registered under the name of the parent or legal guardian.

All existing mobile phones, broadband, prepaid WiFi (ex. Prepaid Internet Kit (PIK), Pocket WiFi), and myBusiness Fixed Budget Plan subscribers are given until April 26, 2023 to register their SIMs with their respective telco. The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) may extend the registration period for 120 days, though this has yet to be confirmed.

Requirements for Registration

1. Your SIM card and mobile phone to receive the OTP. If you are using pocket wifi, you need to login to your router dashboard to access the inbox.

Full name, date or birth, sex, present or official address, type of identification card, and identification card number presented.

2. You need a photo of your Valid ID. Acceptable ID's include the following with a maximum file size of 2MB:

  • Passport
  • Philippine Identification System ID, or the Philippine Identification Card
  • 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 or
  • Other government-issued ID with photo

3. You also need a selfie photo of you holding the ID you will submit.

Where to Register:

For Globe users, you can register by going to https://new.globe.com.ph/simreg

For Smart users, visit https://simreg.smart.com.ph/

How to Register Your SIM Card

Should Foreigners Register their SIM too?

Yes.

If you are a foreigner visiting as a tourist, your registered SIM shall only be valid for 30 days and automatically deactivated upon the SIM's expiration. In order to register, please ensure you have these requirements:

  • Passport (i.e., copy of the bio-page and pages where the current visa is stamped or shown)
  • Proof of address in the Philippines (booking in a hotel or other type of accommodation, or in the absence thereof, an affidavit/letter from the owner of the house or residence where such foreign national will stay)
  • Return ticket to country of origin or to another country indicating date and time of departure from the Philippines 

If you are a foreign national with another type of visa, please present: 

  • Passport (i.e., copy of the bio-page and pages where the current visa is stamped or shown) indicating passport number, full name and nationality
  • Proof of address in the Philippines (booking in a hotel or other type of accommodation, or in the absence thereof, an affidavit/letter from the owner of the house or residence where such foreign national will stay)
  • Other pertinent documents, whichever is applicable: