One of the important government identification cards that Filipinos must get is the TIN (Tax Identification Number) ID. This is a valid card that will never expire.

Therefore, this is convenient to have. Good news is, it is easy to get a TIN ID from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) office. Here are the steps for the application that anyone can easily follow.

New applicant How, Where can I Get a Digitized TIN Card with the BIR?

Requirements: NSO Birth Certificate and at least one valid ID especially fore those who have an existing TIN already.



1. Go to the local BIR Office in your city or town bringing the requirements mentioned
2. Fill up TIN application form (there are different kinds of forms, ask assistance to find the right form).
3. Submit the application form at the counter. Present your requirements.
4. Wait for Tax Identification Number to be given.
5. Request for your TIN Card ID, which applicants are entitled to according to E.O. 98.
6. Wait for the ID. If the office is not busy, it can be processed within 1 hour. However, during very busy days, applicants may need to return the following day.

SEE VIDEO HERE Tick the Link:

Option 1: BIR Registration Process for Self-Employed
Option 2: Applying BIR TIN No
Option 3: How to get your BIR TIN – Instructional Video

How to get TIN number for unemployed?

A TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number) is usually given to new taxpayers, such as individual taxpayers and juridical taxpayers. But how about if you’re not an income earner or if you’re an unemployed person, can you still get a TIN?

Aside from the taxpayers who are income earners, persons in need of TIN for E.O. 98 purposes are also eligible or qualified to acquire TIN from the BIR.

Persons registering under E.O. 98 are those individuals who are securing TIN to be able to transact with government offices, such as LTO, NBI, DFA, and other government agencies and instrumentalities. This order prompted the BIR to allow persons, who are required to provide TIN in their transactions with other government offices, to secure TIN from the bureau. Therefore, saying that only business owners, professionals, and employees are eligible to have TIN is not true.


1. Secure and fill out BIR Form 1904. Make a duplicate copy for your file – this should also be stamped received and signed by the BIR.
2. Attach copy of Birth Certificate or any document showing name, address, and birthdate
of the applicant.
3. Accomplish and file the BIR Form, together with the attachments, to the RDO having
jurisdiction over the place or residence of the applicant.
4. Ask when can you receive your TIN Card, and wait for its issuance.

Note: BIR will first check in their database if you have not been issued a previous and existing TIN before. So before you apply for a TIN, make sure that it’s your first time and you don’t have any previous TIN. Remember that possession of more than one Taxpayer Identification Number is criminally punishable pursuant to the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended.

How to get TIN ID Card online?

Easiest and fastest way to get TIN online dub Tax ID Number using BIR eReg. The BIR eReg or has cool features for taxpayers providing convenient services like issuance of TIN online, Payment of Registration Fee and generation of Certificate of Registration.

You must prepare a valid email address before you register because it is where BIR will send your tax identification number registration status and confirmation.

1. Go to BIR eReg page here
2. Enter your info details. Make sure every detail you enter is accurate.
3. Double check each detail and select SUBMIT.
4. You’re done. Wait for an email from the BIR regarding the issuance of your TIN.

Note: You only need to do this registration if and only if you never have registered a TIN before. It is prohibited by law to register more than one TIN.


Application for replacement of lost/damaged TIN Card

Losing such important ID is so difficult but normally if you go BIR office you can retrieve BIR TIN number.
Requirements: Affidavit of Loss, if lost; and Old TIN Card (if replacement is due to damaged card).

Where to File? Taxpayer applicant submits duly accomplished BIR Form 1905 to RDO/LTAD I or II/LTDO where he is registered.

How to File? Taxpayer applicant submits duly accomplished BIR Form 1905 to RDO/LTAD I or II/LTDO where he is registered together with the required attachments.

How to get tin number for foreigners?

BIR Form 1902 – Application for Registration for Individuals Earning Purely Compensation Income and Non Resident Citizens/OCWS/Seamen Earning Purely Foreign-Sourced Income

Requirements: Passport with Visa of the Applicant

Steps: Accomplish BIR Form 1902 and submit the same, together with the required attachments, to the RDO having jurisdiction over the place of residence of the applicant.

SEE ALSO: Tips to Increase the Chances of Your BIR Digitized TIN Card Approval

Deadline: Application for registration shall be accomplished and filed before filing a return, statement or declaration as required in the Tax Code and payment of any tax due.



  1. If you work in hong kong and i want my TIN number… what do i do ?

    and that is noooot me , right ????

    why is there NO contact information to you ????
    what do i do?

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  2. Bakit po hindi ako makakuha ng TIN Number? Isa po ang secretary ng Barangay pabalik balik na po ako dun araw araw iba ang pinagagawa saken.need ko po kasi yun

  3. Pwede po bang magon line apply po ng TIN number residente po ako sa Japan hindi ko po matandaan kung nagkaroon ako ng T I N number noong single ako .. gagamitin ko po sana to open an account sa
    Philippines please advice and thank you very much po..or pwede po bang magpaki sa relatives ko..taga Baliuag po ako..

  4. dati po akong empleyado ng garment factory sa taytay, rizal. at ngaun dto ma po aq sa laguna nkatira. di q po mttandaan kung nkakuha o ngkaroon ba po aq ng TIN# dati. paano poa-verify o mllaman kung meron na o wla pa?do i need to go to BIR-cainta rizal to verify? please po, need ko lng po tlga?
    any help please?

  5. Nandito po ko sa israel ngayon. plan ko sana mag open ng bank account dito sa israel. ang kaso hinihingian po ko ng TIN no. galing pinas. pano po ko makakakuha ng TIN kung andito po ko sa israel? Never pa po ko nag.apply ng TIN..

    • Hi Mary grace, Very Good Question.

      Option 1: You can actually apply online on the BIR web page (as mention above). Your TIN will be registered as self-employed. You can just easily fill-up all the necessary lines in the form.

      Option 2: You can call your BIR district office and request for your TIN. And they will ask for you birth date and mother’s maiden middle name for verification…

  6. Dati po ako empleyado ng sm north edsa pro hnd po ako nakakuha ng tin number,nkapagtrabaho dn ako sa mga pabrika sa cavite.ngayon po wla na akong trabaho at nandto na ako ngayon sa zamboanga del sur.anu pung kailangan kong gawin pra makakuha tin number kailangan po kc kpg nag open ng bank acount.sna matulungan nyo po ako,salamat po

  7. Pano po kaya ang sabi kasi sa opisina namin kami daw ang kukuha ng tin number at self employed daw ang gawin namin? eh diba hinahanapan pa ng mga business permit pag ganun. Available pa kaya and E.O 98?

  8. hai po as ko lang po kung hanggang what time po bukas ang BIR po dito sa paranaque ? kukuha po sana ako ng TIN# for company I.D need po kc namin. tnx

  9. pde po pa mag pa check if me TIN # na ako..Nakalimutan q n po kc kung nag apply aq last 2007..eto po full name ko AILEEN CRUCILLO FISCAL
    Thanks for your help.

    • Hi Jonah, hindi naman, hangat hindi ka pa sumasahod kapag may trabaho ka na at sumsahod ka ng above minimum wage ang HR nyo ang kakaltas ng tax sa sahod mo at ibabayad sa BIR gamit ang TIN number mo.

  10. Hi there,paano qu po ba ma retrieve ang TIN number qu.matagal n po aq ofw pero hndi qu na po maalala ang aking tin number.

  11. Hi po. Gud pm. Ask ko lng po. Meron na po xe ako TIN CARD nung september lng dis year. Then, i got employed recently lng this Oct. Then ask po ung employer ko sa TIN number ko, and 1902 dw. What to do po? Salamat sana masagot po agad.

  12. Hi! I would like to know if how can I verify if I have existing TIN number? Employment issue.
    As well as, regarding the TIN card online? You should have TIN # to do that? And it also says for “self-employed” only should we disregard that? Thank you!

  13. whats the next step after filling the taxpayer info?… the TIN doesn’t appear after i register. insted it says their that i have to visit BIR to get the TIN?…

  14. what is the next step after kong mag fil up nang Basic Taxpayer Information?… i tried many time paralang maka kuha ako nang email and almost 3 weeks wala parin akong na received.
    the last info lang na nakuha ko ay after kong mag fill up ng info ko lumabas ang other yes/ no question tapos pag submit ko sabi sa instruction na PLEASE VISIT bir FOR tin aPPLICATION. WALA PO AKONG NAKUHANG ANY TIN NO. OR WALA AKONG NAKITANG ANY NO SA PAGE

    • ung application na yan online ay para sa mga self employed lamang, better na mag visit ka sa any BIR office maaring sa pag tried mo nag ilang beses ay nag generate din ng TIN ng ilang beses.

  15. Hi! Good day po! Mayroon kase akong inapplyan, and that is actually my first ever job, so wala pa akong TIN, ngayon ang sabe nila ako daw po ang kumuha. Paano po kaya ang magandang gawin para makakuha. ako talag aang pinapakuha ng company eh. nong pumunta naman ako sa BIR, company naman daw ang kukuha non. grabeeee paano ba yan?

  16. Unemployed ako, at nag pagawa ako ng tin id online sa tao lng legit kaya yun? Paano ko ma papa verify kung may tin # na ako? Thank you..

  17. Hi! Good day po. Married po aq s Malaysian at currently living here pero un pong surname q po at use sa passport q un parin dalaga aq. Ano po ifill up q kng mgapply po aq Tru online ng tin. Married po or single. May hinuhulugan po kc aq bhay s pinas bka po pgmtapos q byaran hnapan aq ng tin. Thank u po ng sobra sa pagreply. God bless po!!!

  18. Hi,
    Gusto kong malaman kung meron naba akong previous TIN number kasi dati akong employed sa pinas ngunit hindi ko sigurado kung nagawan ako ng dati kong employer at ayon sa eREG note nyo dapat isang beses lang kumuha ng TIN as per LAW.. May way ba ONLINE kung papano ko macheck kung meron na ako existing TIN number?

  19. Kailangan daw na yung company na ang mag provide ng tin. Sabi nung andon sa bir na tinanong ko. Ehh first time ko palang kukuha eh. Tapos need nang inaaplayan kong trabaho ang tin. Need helppp.

  20. Situation: parents ko po ay may TIN number and ID na pero yung lumang edition ng card pa. Walang photo pero may card at TIN number and name na nakalagay. Retiree na po sila.

    Question: kailangan pa ho ba ng newest edition ng TIN card ng mga retiree? Meaning with photos and everything po? Thank you. 🙂

  21. For unemployed po . Pwede po ba birth certificate ang ipakita ? May mali kasi sa nso ko . Kailangan pa e correct . Thank you po sa sasagot .


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