How To Register SIM Card In The Philippines | Step-By-Step Guide

Nilagdaan ni Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr. ang batas na “SIM Registration Act o RA No. 11934” noong Oktubre 10. Ito ay nag-uutos sa lahat ng gumagamit ng cellular phone na irehistro ang kanilang SIM card sa ilalim ng kani-kanilang telco database.

Ang batas ay ginawa bilang isang paraan upang pigilan ang mga mensaheng spam at upang matulungan ang mga tagapagpatupad ng batas na subaybayan ang mga nagkasala na gumagamit ng mga telepono o text upang gumawa ng panloloko, at iba pang mga maling gawain.

At ngayong araw ng Martes, Disyembre 27, ay sinumulan na ang pagpaparehistro sa lahat ng SIM sa bansa.

Lahat ng SIM card holder, bago man ito o luma, ay kinakailangang irehistro ang kanilang mga SIM card sa kani-kanilang telco provider. Ang pagpaparehistro ng iyong SIM card ay libre lamang.

Duration and deadline of SIM registration

All existing SIM users shall register within one hundred eighty (180) days from the effectivity of the Act. This means that the deadline for registration is set in June 2023.

The registration may be extended for a period not exceeding one hundred twenty (120) days.
Failure to register the existing SIM within the period prescribed shall result in the automatic deactivation of the SIM. The deactivated SIM may only be reactivated after registration; provided, however, that reactivation shall be made not later than five (5) days after such automatic deactivation.

To register your SIM card, you will need to present the following:

  • Full name
  • Birthday
  • Sex
  • Present or official address
  • Identification card and ID number
  • Any valid government-issued ID, including:
    -Philippine Identification System ID
    -SSS ID
    -GSIS ID
    -Driver’s license
    -NBI clearance
    -Police clearance
    -Firearms’ license to own and possess ID
    -PRC ID
    -IBP ID
    -OWWA ID
    -BIR ID
    -Voter’s ID
    -Senior citizen card
    -PWD card

For Postpaid subscribers:

If you are a postpaid subscriber, you must still confirm your information and data through the online registration form provided by the telco provider.

For Minors:

Users under the age of 18 will have to register their SIM cards under the name of their parent or guardian. They must present a valid ID and proof of consent from their authorized guardian.

For Businesses or organizations:

If you are using the SIM card for a business, you will need to present the following:

-Business name
-Business address
-Full name of authorized signatory

Foreigners also need to register their SIM cards. You will be asked to provide the following details:

-Full name
-Date of birth
-Address in the Philippines
-Type of travel or admission document presented
-ID number or number of the document presented

Note: If you hold a tourist visa, your SIM card will only be valid for 30 days. You may request an extension if your visa also extends.

Official Links for SIM Registration:

Smart: https://simreg.smart.com.ph

Globe: https://www.globe.com.ph/register-sim-card.html

Dito: https://dito.ph/sim-registration (via Dito app or SMS)

Paalala: Sa ngayon ay marami ang nakaka-ranas ng hirap sa pag-access sa smart at globe website. Bunsod ito ng dami ng mga bumibista upang magpa rehistro ng kanilang SIM Card. Kailangan ng mahabang pasensya lalo na ngayong unang linggo ng pag-paparehistro. Huwag mag-alala dahil mahaba-haba naman ang panahon na ibinigay upang makapagpa-rehistro ng inyong mga SIM Card.

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What to do if you lose your SIM card:

If you lose your SIM card, immediately report it to your respective telco. You will be asked for the following information:

-Date of Birth
-Mobile subscriber number
-Other relevant and reasonable information

Penalties for violations:

If you don’t register your SIM card, you will face the following penalties:

  • First offense: Fine from ₱100,000 to ₱300,000
  • Second offense: Fine from ₱300,000 to ₱500,000
  • Third and subsequent offense: Fine from ₱500,000 to P1,000,000 for every offense

Selling or transferring your registered SIM card without first complying with the registration requirement, or providing false information to register your SIM card, warrants imprisonment for six months to two years or/and a fine from ₱100,000 to ₱300,000.

Moreover, if you use your registered SIM card to spread inaccurate information to defraud, you will face imprisonment of no less than six years, or/and a fine of ₱200,0000.

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