This quick guide serves the purpose of equipping parents or guardians with the knowledge to register a SIM card for minors in the Philippines. It’s crucial to register your child’s SIM card to ensure their safety and comply with the regulations set by telecom companies.

In this guide, we will provide you with all the necessary information, requirements, and guidelines that you need to know when registering a SIM card for a minor. Let’s dive in!

HOW TO REGISTER SIM CARDS FOR MINORS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Parents or legal guardians must register SIMs for minors under their names.

The use of mobile phones and SIM cards has become an essential part of daily life, including for minors. However, it is important to consider the potential risks when minors use unregistered SIM cards. Therefore, registering SIMs for minors under the name of the parent or legal guardian is crucial.

By registering the SIM card under the name of the parent or legal guardian, it becomes easier to identify and locate the owner of the SIM card in case of loss or theft. This action ensures that the SIM card and the mobile phone cannot be used for illegal or fraudulent activities.

REGISTRATION GUIDE BY TELECOM COMPANY

If you plan to register a SIM card in the Philippines, it’s crucial to understand the registration process and requirements established by telecom companies. To facilitate a smooth registration process, these companies offer detailed registration guides. You can explore these guides and learn more about the registration process by clicking on the links below. These quick guides will take you directly to the telecom company websites, where you can find comprehensive information about their registration procedures, necessary documents, and frequently asked questions (FAQs) that can help you complete the registration process smoothly.

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PHILIPPINE SIM CARD REGISTRATION FREQUENTLY ASKS QUESTIONS

1. What Information is Required to Register a Philippine SIM Card?

The end user needs to provide the following information:

  • Full name
  • Date of Birth
  • Sex
  • Address
  • Government ID with photo
  • Declaration that the ID presented is true and correct

For corporations, the requirements are an SEC Certificate of Registration, a Board Resolution designating the authorized representative, and, in the case of other juridical entities, a Special Power of Attorney.

Recognized official identification cards for registering SIMs are as follows:

  • Passport
  • National ID
  • 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
  • Other government-issued ID with photo

2. How To Register More Than One SIM

Subscribers can use multiple SIMs, but they must register each SIM in their own name.

3. How To Register SIM For Minors

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

4. How To Register SIM For Foreigners

Your registered SIM will only be valid for 30 days if you are a foreign tourist visiting the country, and it will be automatically canceled after that.

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
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Requirements for Foreign Nationals With Other Types of Visa

  • 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 document, whichever is applicable:
    • Alien Certificate of Registration Identification Card (ACRI-Card) from the Bureau of Immigration or other types of official ID issued by any other visa-issuing agency
    • Alien Employment Permit from the Department of Labor and Employment or School registration and ID for students
    • For Persons of Concern or POCs, the type of travel or admission document validly issued by the Philippine Department of Justice

5. What is the Penalty for Non-Compliance

Laws specify penalties for both individuals and telcos. 

False information or fraudulent identification, spoofing a registered SIM, or selling a stolen SIM are all crimes that are subject to a prison time of six months to 2 years and a P300,000 fine.

For refusing to register SIM cards, telecommunications may be fined between P100,000 and P1,000,000 depending on the severity of the offences.

Additionally, telcos, their representatives, or employees who violate data confidentiality may be penalized with fines between P500,000 and P4,000,000 for their actions.

6. When is the Deadline for SIM Card Registration

  • APRIL 26, 2023
Philippine Sim Card Registration of Minors

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