First Job? Here’s Your Hassle-Free Guide to Getting Your Pre-Employment Requirements | SM Supermalls

Ah, you have finally graduated and are free from the responsibilities of being a student. Congratulations! But you also know what that means, right? Saying goodbye to homework, exams, and school means saying hello to the adult world, and yes to your first ever job. But aside from your first paycheck (get updates on payday sales here!), here’s something else to expect: Paperwork. Lots and lots of paperwork.

The good news: You can start your new life as a member of the workforce minus the hassle with the help of our pre-employment checklist. Bonus: For extra how-to’s, you might also want to read our adulting guide here!

Pre-Employment Requirements 101

Whether you’ve just started job-hunting or have already been given a job offer, here are some of the basic requirements you need for your application. Lucky for you, most of these are available via the SM Government Service Express so you can process everything with one trip to the mall.

 Pre-Employment Guide: Basic Requirements | SM Supermalls

Your prospective employer can also help you process these additional documents, particularly government-mandated requirements: 

Pre-Employment Guide: Additional Government-Mandated Requirements | SM Supermalls

In case your employer requires you to process these yourself, though, these documents are also available at offsite offices at SM Supermalls.

SM Government Service Express
Ready to get started? Here’s a quick look at where you can procure your documents easily and conveniently:

Document Branches with Complete Processing and Issuance

PSA Birth Certificate

SM Center Dagupan
SM City Bicutan
SM City Butuan
SM City Calamba
SM City Cebu (One-Stop Service Center for OFWs)
SM City Olongapo Central
SM City Pampanga
SM City Telabastagan
SM City Urdaneta Central
SM Mall of Asia
SM Southmall

SSS Number or E-1 and UMID Card

SM Aura Premier
SM City Bacoor
SM City Cabanatuan
SM City Cebu
SM City Consolacion
SM City North Edsa
SM City Pampanga

Pag-IBIG Membership

SM City Manila
SM City North Edsa
SM City Pampanga
SM City Rosario
SM Mall of Asia

PhilHealth Membership

SM City Bacoor
SM City Consolacion
SM City North Edsa
SM City Pampanga

PNP Clearance

SM City Cabanatuan
SM Mall of Asia

NBI Clearance

For now, only payments are accepted through SM (click here for payment centers). To apply for a clearance, schedule an appointment at the NBI branch near you through their website or find one through the SM Directory.


You can also check out other government services in SM Malls here.

Don’t forget your IDs

Before you head out to the nearest SM Mall, make sure you have at least two (2) valid IDs for your document requests. A valid ID must contain your complete name, birthdate, and permanent address. Below is a list of valid IDs accepted by government and private agencies:

Pre-Employment Requirements Guide: Valid IDs | SM Supermalls

If you still don’t have a passport or your license is about to expire, check out these links on how to apply for a passport and how to renew your driver’s license. Some SM Government Service Express can also process and issue a Philippine Postal ID. You can find the complete list of branches here

Adulting and more at SM

Once you’ve got everything you need, don’t forget to squeeze in time for dining, shopping, and relaxation since you’re already at the mall! Catch the latest movie (check out schedules at SM Cinema), stock up on office supplies at The SM Store, or grab some snacks at SM Markets (make sure to get extra to share with your new officemates). After all, you’re about to embark on a new journey—and what better way to kick it off than by feeling refreshed and recharged? 

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