How to Register Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) in the Philippines


Today marks the start of SIM registration. If you are not yet familiar about the process, here are the things you need to know:

Republic Act 11934 otherwise known as Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Registration Act was signed into law last October 10, 2022. This will regulate the use of all SIMs in the country from purchasing to activation. The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) released the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the law last December 12, 2022. 

The law aims to stop text scams/ malicious text messages and curb down crimes using phones. Prepaid and postpaid users have different ways of registering. Postpaid SIM users just need to confirm the data they provided when they availed services or products of their network providers.  On the other hand, prepaid SIM users need to register electronically. For old and new prepaid SIM users, you 180 days to register. Registration may be extended for 120 days. This also applies for the postpaid subscribers. Newly- purchased SIM will be activated after the registration. On the other hand, old SIMs must be registered within the period. Failure to do so will cause deactivation.

To register, one must provide the following information:

  • Full name
  • Birthday
  • Sex
  • Present or official address
  • ID and ID number


The following are the acceptable IDs/ Documents:

  • Passport
  • Philippine Identification System ID
  • SSS ID
  • Driver’s license
  • NBI clearance
  • Police clearance
  • Firearms’ license to own and possess ID
  • PRC ID
  • IBP ID
  • BIR ID
  • Voter’s ID
  • Senior citizen card
  • UMID
  • PWD card
  • Any valid government-issued ID with photo

Any of these must be scanned front and back. Aside from this, a registrant is required to submit a selfie.

For business owners and organizations, they must provide business name, business address, and full name of authorized signatory.

For the minors, they will be registered under the name of their parents/ guardians. They must provide any of the allowed IDs, and consent of their parents/ guardians.

READ: How to Register Smart/ Talk N’ Text/ Sun Prepaid SIM

Telecom companies shall provide website links or platforms for the registration process. The following are the provided links to access the forms.

Smart/Talk N’ Text/ Sun:

Globe/ Touch Mobile/Gomo:


To know more about the SIM Card registration, the following are the pages set up by the telco providers about the frequently asked questions:

Smart/Talk N’ Text/Sun:

Globe/ Touch Mobile/ Gomo:


People are advised to follow the instructions properly. Telco providers have warned everyone about the fake links that could put anyone at risk by providing information. Meanwhile, the Department of Information and Communications Technology has launched 24/7 complaint center for SIM registration. One can call hotline number 1326 regarding the said process. 


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