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SIM card registration starts December 27. Here’s how you can register.

On Monday, December 12, the National Telecommunications Commission released the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the SIM Card Registration Act which will take effect starting December 27.

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Subscribers will have 180 days from the effectivity of the law to register their SIM cards. The registration may be extended by up to 120 days.

Telco operators or public telecommunications entities (PTEs) are in charge of maintaining the database.

Here’s the process for new and existing SIM cards:

New users

New SIMs will be sold in “deactivated mode” starting December 27. 

Registration is free.

SIMs, embedded SIMs, broadband modem, and internet-of-things devices are covered in the registration.

A registration form will be filled out electronically through a secure website provided by the telco provider.

For Globe subscribers, visit Users can also use the Globe One app to register starting January 2023.

For Smart users, visit

Dito subscribers can visit or go to the Dito app and click on the banner for the registration.

The following information will be collected:

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

Any of the following identification cards or documents with photo can be presented:

  • 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

For SIMs to be used by businesses or organizations, the following information are required:

  • Business name
  • Business address
  • Full name of authorized signatory