How to Register in SSS for First Time Employees ( Non-SSS Members )

In this article, we will guide you on how to register in SSS as well as the SSS application requirements. Social Security System or SSS is a social insurance program in the Philippines which caters to private workers, professionals and the informal sectors. Registration to SSS is compulsory to any private employee whether permanent, temporary or provisional, who is earning at least P1,000 and is not over 60 years old. The effectivity of coverage for an SSS employee-member starts on the first day of his / her employment.

How to Register in SSS for First Time Employees
( Non-SSS Members )

A person registering with the SSS for the first time as a prospective employee should:

  1. Accomplish the Personal Record (SS Form E-1)  which you can download here.
  2. You have to personally submit the fully accomplished Personal Record (SS Form E-1) to any SSS office with the original/certified true copy and photocopy of any of the following
    • One (1) Primary Identification document
    • Or any Two (2) of the Secondary documents, one of which with photo and date of birth, acceptable in securing an SSS number.

Check the accepted primary and secondary identification documents to complete the SSS Application Requirements : List of Valid IDs in the Philippines

Primary Documents (only ONE is required):

  • Birth Certificate
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Passport
  • Driver’s License
  • Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Card
  • Seaman’s Book

Secondary Documents (in the absence of primary documents, submit TWO of the following):

  • Alien Certificate of Registration
  • ATM card with the cardholder’s name
  • ATM card and certification from the issuing bank that the account number belongs to the cardholder, if the card does not bear the cardholder’s name
  • Bank Account Passbook
  • Birth/Baptismal Certificate of children
  • Certificate from:
    • Office of the Southern/Northern Cultural Communities
    • Office of Muslim Affairs
  • Certificate of Licensure/Qualification Document/Seafarer’s ID & Record Book from the Maritime Industry Authority
  • Certificate of Naturalization issued by the Bureau of Immigration
  • Company ID
  • Company Representative Authorization Card issued by SSS
  • Credit Card
  • Fisherman’s Card issued by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)
  • GSIS Card/Certificate of Membership
  • Health or Medical Card
  • ID card issued by Local Government Units (e.g. Barangay/Municipality/City)
  • ID card issued by professional organizations recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Marriage contract
  • Membership card issued by private companies
  • NBI Clearance
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) card
  • Pag-Ibig Member’s Data Form
  • Permit to carry firearms issued by the Firearms & Explosives Unit of the Philippine National Police (PNP)
  • PHIC Member’s Data Record
  • Police Clearance
  • Postal ID card
  • School ID
  • Seafarer’s Registration Certificate issued by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)
  • Senior Citizen Card
  • Tax Identification Number (TIN) Card
  • Temporary license and Student Permit issued by the Land Transportation Office (LTO)
  • Transcript of School Records
  • Voter’s Identification Card/Affidavit


A married person should also submit a marriage contract upon registration. If with reported legitimate children, the birth or baptismal certificate/s of child/ren; if with reported legitimated child/ren, birth certificate with annotation “legitimated;” if with reported legally adopted child/ren, decree of adoption. If reporting illegitimate children, birth or baptismal certificate(s) of children. In the absence of both, any of the following stating the relationship to the reported dependent/beneficiary:

  1. School Record
  2. Insurance Policy
  3. Statement before a court

The original or certified true copies of the documents should be presented to the SSS for authentication purposes.

That’s it! You can now register in any SSS office. Make sure to have a photocopy of all your SSS Application Requirements


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