The National Telecommunications Commission has released the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 11934 or the SIM Card Registration Act, which will take effect starting December 27.
According to the law, users must register their new SIM cards with the relevant Public Telecommunications Entity (PTE) to activate them. Meanwhile, all existing SIM subscribers must register with PTEs within 180 days of the law’s implementation.
Here’s what you need to know about the whole process:
- Starting December 27, new SIM cards will require SIM registration prior to activation. The following information will be collected:
- Full name
- Present or official address
- ID and ID number
- A liveness check or selfie photo will be required for validation
- Businesses or organizations will be required to provide the following:
- Business name
- Business address
- Full name of authorized signatory
New subscribers can register for free through the following:
- Globe, TM, or Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi customers must register through https://new.globe.com.ph/simreg. By January, customers may also register through the GlobeOne app.
- All existing Globe Postpaid, Globe Platinum, and Globe Business postpaid customers will be pre-registered by Globe using the details provided upon initial application. The telco will get in touch with you should there be missing information needed in order to comply with the SIM Registration Act.
- Smart Prepaid, Smart Bro, and TNT subscribers must register through https://smart.com.ph/simreg.
- Smart Postpaid subscribers will be notified and will be asked for their confirmation. The customer details and documents they have provided when they subscribed to Smart service/s will suffice.
- Enterprise Customers will be notified and will be asked for their confirmation to register their existing information with Smart thru their authorized signatories.
- DITO prepaid customers must register through https://dito.ph.
- Existing DITO postpaid customers will be notified and will have to confirm their submitted information.
SIM card registration for minors
- For minor end-users, the registration of the SIM shall be under the name of the minor’s parent or guardian.
SIM card registration for foreign nationals/tourists
- Foreign nationals are required to give the following information:
- Full name
- Address in the Philippines
- Type of travel or admission document presented
- ID number or number of document presented
- SIM cards of tourists will only be valid for 30 days. It will be deactivated upon expiration.
- Foreign nationals with other types of visas can acquire SIM cards without the 30-day restriction.