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How to get an IBP ID? (local and national)

HOW TO GET AN IBP ID?

Next to passing the bar, signing the roll of attorneys, and getting your very own Roll number is the privilege of being able to acquire a small handy identification card that will exhibit the aforementioned facts (well, there’s being able to finally practice law, give legal advice, notarize, and all other cool stuff too though… but that’s not the point of this post) to anyone who dares question your certification… or your age. *curse your baby face!*

So to save you from continuously defending yourself as an official adult AND/OR a lawyer, allow me to help you obtain an Integrated Bar of the Philippines Identification Card  (IBP ID Card), from the local and national office.

N.B. This is just a guide and that the process may vary depending on your local chapters.

LOCAL IBP ID

This is what a local IBP ID looks like: 20160711_201019-1

NOTE, that this local IBP ID might look different from other local IBP IDs of other chapters. They might differ in cost too. So you might as well just skip this part and make an inquiry from your local chapters directly.

STEPS

FIRST STEP. Go to the local IBP Office of the Chapter where you belong. (In Bohol, the IBP office is located just behind the Hall of Justice). There you will be given a form (the same form handed to you by the IBP personnel at the Supreme Court during your clearance). It’ll look something like this: IBP ID FORM

SECOND STEP. Personally fill up the form. (Don’t forget to ask for your IBP ID # from the personnel in charge)

THIRD STEP. Submit the following to the printing press/printing establishment ACCREDITED by your local IBP chapter. (In Bohol, it’s the Universal press located near University of Bohol):

  1. the filled-up form
  2. Two (2) 1×1 picture
  3. Three (3) Specimen of your signature

FOURTH STEP.  Pay the cost of printing. When I got mine in 2016, it cost P200.00.

FIFTH STEP. Await its release. The printing press will call you in a week or two to tell you that your ID is ready for pickup.

NATIONAL IBP ID

The New National IBP Card now looks like this: (it has an enhanced QR as a new security feature. You may also use this ID as a discount and privilege card for selected merchant partners using the MobKard App… IKR!! super cool!! ^_^ )20170322_112858

There are three ways I know of that you can obtain a National IBP ID: one, through your local IBP Chapter Office; second, by sending your application through mail or courier; third,by directly going to the National IBP Office.  I did the last.

If you opt to go through the local IBP Office, the time that you will have to wait will take longer than actually procuring it yourself at the national office for obvious reasons. The local IBP Office will have to mail the requirements to the national office, which will then process it, and once the ID has been made, it’ll be sent to you or back to the local office through mail. But this will of course cost less since you won’t have to spend for travel. (ask your local IBP office for more details)

If you want to send your application through mail or courier, you will have to provide a Special Power of Attorney to your agent or representative who shall present a valid identification card. In addition, your current IBP dues must be paid and all required data in the application form must be complete.

But if you’re keen on getting it personally at the national office or if you happen to be at the area, then follow the following process:

STEPS

FIRST STEP. Go to the National IBP Office located at IBP Building, No.15 Doña Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

When I got there, there was an undergoing construction and I couldn’t find the proper entrance. I had to pass through a narrow alleyway to find an alternative. The office is not as conspicuous as you might think it would be. If this is still the case, feel free to ask for directions. There’s a 7/11 in the groundfloor of the building where a security guard is stationed, so go ahead and ask him.

SECOND STEP. Bring and/or present the following:

  1. Two (2) Valid Government IDs
  2. Your roll number  and, if you’re an IBP lifetime member, your IBP lifetime number (the IBP will no longer supply these data)
  3. Receipt of your current IBP contribution/fee/payment

THIRD STEP. Pay for your ID. When I got mine, it cost me P300.00.

FOURTH STEP. You will be asked to step on another room where your photograph and signature will be taken. So might I suggest that you wear something decent when you go there, lest you be photographed wearing a sando or tube top (not that they’d allow it).

FIFTH STEP. Wait for its release. It took not more than ten(10) minutes for my ID to be released, given that I was also the only one there.

The ID is renewable and expires in 2 years.

N.B. The National IBP trunklines: (02) 631-3014 and(02) 631-3018.

So there you have it. You can now flaunt your ID to the next person who’ll ask you, “abugado diay ka? Pila na diay edad nimo, doy?”

Hope this helps.

How to be a Notary Public?

You made it out of law school, hurdled the bar review, and just passed the Bar! Yay, Congratulations!

If you are contemplating on engaging in private practice, it may be essential and convenient (although not compulsory) to be commissioned as a notary public. (Some lawyers working in the government may not be commissioned as a notary public. Note also that in the present rules, only lawyers can be commissioned as Notary Public.)

A.M. No. 02-8-13-SC provides for the Rules on Notarial Practice. But allow me to break the process down for you and cite the requirements you need to comply with before you are commissioned by the proper court as a certified Notary Public.

Note: I will speak based on my own experience.

PROCESS:

  1. Prepare your petition.

-pm me for sample form or simply follow Rule III, Sec 2 (A) of the Rules

  1. Your petition must be verified (accompanied by a verification and certification)

-it must be notarized by a notary public

  1. Prepare and mark the following appendices:
Annex A, A1, and A2

 

Three (3) passport size photos

– light background

-not retouched

-sign your name at the bottom of the photographs

Annex B

 

Certificate of Membership in the Philippine Bar
Annex C Certificate of good standing from the IBP (your chapter)

HOW TO CLAIM:

–          You will go to the IBP office of your respective chapter

–          Bring and present to the person-in-charge your Official Receipt (the one given to you by the IBP personnel upon payment of your membership fee during your clearance at the Supreme Court)

–          Pay your mortuary fee as quoted to you by the IBP person-in-charge

Annex D Attach the following Official Receipts

·         IBP official receipt (P1.200)

·         Supreme Court Official Receipt for:

-Bar admission fee

-Bar-Cert/membership

(P3,600)

Annex E Professional Tax Receipt

–          Secure your PTR from the City or municipality where you intend to practice (P300)

Note: there is still another annex you have to include, which you will acquire later… I am simply walking you through the step-by-step process

  1. Make five (5) photocopies of the aforementioned
  2. Submit it (the original and the photocopies) to the court having proper jurisdiction, that is, the court having jurisdiction over the place you intend to practice in (In my case, I filed it before the multiple sala court which thereafter raffled it to the proper court)
  3. Upon submission, the person-in-charge will check the petition and the annexes, after which, you will be asked to pay to the cashier the fee for the application for notarial commission, (I was asked to pay P1532 and P468)
  4. Continue to attach the following annexes AND DON’T FORGET TO MAKE THE SAME NUMBER OF PHOTOCOPIES AS YOU DID PREVIOUSLY
ANNEX F OFFICIAL RECEIPTS FOR THE APPLICATION FOR NOTARIAL COMMISSION ISSUED BY THE COURT (the one mentioned in #6 above)
ANNEX G NBI CLEARANCE
  1. AWAIT THE SUMMONS TO BE SENT OUT TO YOU FOR YOUR HEARING
  2. Attend the hearing
  1. Granting that the court has found you worthy of its grace and knighted you an elite and noble notary public (lol), the Court will issue to you the following:
  • A certification of your commission as notary public
  • A copy of your oath of office, which you will sign upon receipt
  • An order stating that a Certificate of Authorization to purchase a notarial seal be issued to you
  • The Certificate of Authorization to purchase Notarial Seal

-you will present this to the accredited establishment that will create your seal

-this certificate of authorization has an expiry date, so take note thereof

  • another document will be issued to you. This is the one which you will surrender to the accredited establishment that will create your seal.

It will take a few weeks for your seal to be made. Mine took around 2 weeks and cost me P4500.

  1. Once done, you present to the court an impression of your seal.
  1. BUYING YOUR NOTARIAL REGISTER

-I got mine from the Office of the Court Administrator (the building next to the Supreme Court) for P1200

-You can opt to have a notarial register made as my friends did.

Hope this helps.

-atty. J