A person registering with the SSS for the first time as an employee, self-employed, non-working spouse or OFW should submit, together with the SSS registration form, a photocopy of his/her birth or baptismal certificate or passport. In the absence of these documents, any two of the following documents:
record of employment
GSIS member's record
certificate from the National Archive
birth certificate/baptismal certificate of children
school records or voters ID card
Alien Certificate of Registration, or
joint affidavit of two disinterested parties attesting to the correct name and/or fact of birth of the person concerned
A married person should also submit his or her marriage certificate upon registration. If reporting children, he or she should submit the birth or baptismal certificate of the child, if legitimate; proof of filiation showing acknowledgment of the child, if illegitimate; or decree of adoption, if legally adopted.
The original or certified true copies of these documents should be presented to the SSS for authentication.
2. For Employees
An employee should accomplish SSS Form E-1 (Personal Data Record) and submit it together with the general requirements.
3. For Employers
Any of the partners of a partnership firm should accomplish SSS Forms R-1 (Employer's Data Record) and R-1A (Initial or Subsequent List of Employees) and submit these forms together with a photocopy of the Articles of Partnership. The original copy of the Articles of Partnership must be presented for authentication.
A corporation must accomplish SSS Forms R-1 (Employer's Data Record) and R-1A (Initial or Subsequent List of Employees) signed by its President or any of the corporate officers or incorporators and submit these forms together with the photocopy of the Articles of Incorporation. The original copy of the Articles of Incorporation must be presented to the SSS for authentication.
A household-helper employer who has an existing SS number should use his personal SS number as his employer number in all transactions with regard to his household-helper.
If the employer has no existing SS number, he should get his SS number by accomplishing SSS Form E-1 (Member's Data Record).
4. For Self-Employed Members
A self-employed person should accomplish SSS Form RS-1 (Self-Employed Data Record) and submit it together with the general requirements.
If the self-employed member has employees, he should also register as an employer and secure an employer ID number that his company must use in all transactions with the SSS.
5. For Voluntary Members
A member who is separated from employment or ceased to be self-employed/ overseas Filipino worker/ non-working spouse and would like to continue paying his contributions should get in touch with the nearest SSS office.
Being a previous member, he will not be issued a new number. It is only his membership status that will be changed from covered employee, self-employed, OFW or non-working spouse to a voluntary paying member.
A non-working spouse should accomplish SSS Form NW-1 (Non-Working Spouse Data Record) and submit it, duly signed by the working spouse, with a copy of his marriage certificate. In the absence of the marriage certificate, the applicant may submit a copy of SSS Form E-1 or E-4 of the working spouse where his name is reported.
Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)
An OFW should accomplish SSS Form OW-1 (Overseas Worker Record Form) and submit it together with the general requirements.