For PENSIONERS ABROAD, here are the steps on how to enroll for your eCard:
Through the use of skype, a web-based software that allows users to make telephone calls over the Internet free of charge, pensioners abroad can enroll in the eCard.
To enroll in the eCard using skype as a pensioner, you must have the following:
a personal computer (either desktop of laptop),
a webcam, headset with microphone or PC speakers
a separate PC microphone, broadband internet connection
a well-lit and quiet area where the PC is placed
a passport and two more valid IDs
If you have all these things, you are ready to enroll for an eCard via the GSIS Voice Activated Processing System (GVAPS).
Enrolling for an eCard via GVAPS
Log on to http://www.skype.com and click on the downloading tool of skype and then click “run” when the file SkypeSetup.exe appears.
Once the download and installation have been completed, you have created your skype account. You must email your full name and skype username to firstname.lastname@example.org
The GSIS will then reply to you via email stating the schedule of your skype video call enrollment
On the scheduled video call, you must make sure that your computer is turned on, including the webcam, microphone and speakers (or headset), and is positioned in a well-lit and quiet area. You must have your passport and two valid IDs ready and then log on to http://www.skype.com and wait for the video call.
A GSIS representative will then call you on your scheduled date and time of video call. Right there and then, the GSIS representative will enroll you in the eCard.
Once enrolled, the eCard will be mailed to you abroad within one week.
Upon receiving your eCard abroad
You can use your eCard to renew your active status on your birth month using the GVAPS
You will receive your monthly pension and withdraw its proceeds from any ATM abroad with the VISA PLUS sign
You can apply for a pension loan using GVAPS, and as an official GSIS ID.