All SIMs, including those in card and electronic form, must be registered before being activated, according to the SIM Registration Act. All mobile device users, including those who utilize prepaid broadband devices, are required by law to register their SIM cards. Follow the link provided below to register your Talk N Text and SMART SIM online.

LINK FOR TNT & SMART SIM CARD ONLINE REGISTRATION

Registration starts on December 27, 2022. Follow this link to register.

INFORMATION REQUIRED TO REGISTER SIM

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 are true and correct

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

IDs ACCEPTED TO REGISTER SIM

The official Identification cards that will be recognised when 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

REGISTRATION OF MORE THAN ONE SIM

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

SMART SIM REGISTRATION FOR MINORS WITH NO GOVERNMENT ID

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

TNT & SMART SIM CARD REGISTRATION 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 cancelled after that.

Foreign Tourists

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

Foreign Nationals With Other Type Of Visa

Requirements

  • 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

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 that violate data confidentiality may be penalized with fines between P500,000 and P4,000,000 for their actions.

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