That’s how long it took for me to get my new SSS ID.
I had to update my name, since I wanted to use my married name on their files. I thought that would lessen the hassle when I need to make a loan and stuff like that.
Didn’t expect that getting my ID would be a hassle in itself.
I remembered it was in February when I withstood hunger and boredom while falling in line for processing. They asked me to come back a week after for the photo and fingerprint capture. Then I was told to wait.
I even remember the board where the instructions were posted. I knew I read there, “No follow-ups.”
Ang taray, diba?
My mom-in-law asked someone she knew in SSS about the release of my ID. She was told that it really takes that long, kasi centralized na daw. They didn’t think of upgrading their process prior to centralization. Sheesh!
Oh well, at least I got my ID yesterday. My first official accepted-anywhere-in-the-Philippines government-issued ID with my new name.
So if you’re getting your SSS ID, be ready to wait. And for those who already have one, don’t lose it so you won’t experience this kind of hassle.