APIR stands for Annual Pensioners’ Information Revalidation. This is the Annual Personal Appearance of GSIS pensioners to inform GSIS that their status is still active.

APIR is the former Annual Renewal of Active Status (ARAS), last implemented by GSIS in 2011.

Pensioners are required to comply with APIR during their birth month to avoid suspension of pension. Once suspended, pension will only be reinstated once the pensioner complies with APIR successfully. Pensioners may do the APIR during their respective BIRTH MONTHS (i.e. 1st day of the month until the last day of the month).

APIR provides the assurance that the pension rightfully goes to the pensioner and ultimately secures the fund from unscrupulous individuals who prey on others’ pensions.

WHO SHOULD APIR:

  • Old-age pensioners
  • Survivorship Pensioners
Requirements for Application

  1. APIR through GWAPS kiosk – GSIS-issued Unified Multi-Purpose Identification Card (UMID) eCard.
  2. APIR through personal appearance at any GSIS Office or Service Desk:
    1. Accomplished Annual Pensioners Information Revalidation (APIR) Form (link form here)
    2. Original UMID eCard, eCard Plus or in its absence at least two (2) valid government issued IDs
    3. For survivorship pensioners, duly accomplished Self-declaration of Surviving Spouse (on Non Marriage/Non-Cohabitation) form (Annex B)*
    4. For PTD Pensioners below 60 years of age, a copy of the annual Medical Progress Report (MPR) shall be required. (PTD MEDICAL RECORDS)

    Note: Under this mode, original documents and duly accomplished and signed forms shall be required for submission.

  3. APIR through personal online interview, arranged through eMail filing, for pensioners based in the Philippines and abroad:
    1. Original UMID eCard, eCard Plus or in its absence at least two (2) valid government issued IDs;
    2. For survivorship pensioners, duly accomplished Self-declaration of Surviving Spouse (on Non-Marriage/Non-Cohabitation) form (Annex B)*
    3. For PTD Pensioners below 60 years of age, a copy of the annual Medical Progress Report (MPR) shall be required. (PTD MEDICAL RECORDS)
  4. APIR, arranged through SMS filing, for pensioners based in the Philippines
    1. Original UMID eCard, eCard Plus or in its absence at least two (2) valid government issued IDs;
    2. For survivorship pensioners, duly accomplished Self-declaration of Surviving Spouse (on Non-Marriage/Non-Cohabitation) form (Annex B)*
    3. For PTD Pensioners below 60 years of age, a copy of the annual Medical Progress Report (MPR) shall be required. (PTD MEDICAL RECORDS)
  5. APIR through visitation at the Home/Hospital/Hospice/Penitentiary for pensioners based in the Philippines: (SUSPENDED DUE TO PANDEMIC)
    1. Letter request signed by the pensioner, relative, representative or guardian of the pensioner indicating reason(s) for visit request (e.g. physical condition of pensioner, pensioner is unable to speak or pensioner is not of sound mind)
    2. Photocopy of the pensioner’s UMID eCard (front only), eCard Plus (front only) or in its absence at least two (2) valid government-issued IDs (front and back);
    3. Sketch of the place where visit is to be conducted;
    4. For survivorship pensioners, duly accomplished Self-declaration of Surviving Spouse (on Non-Marriage/Non-Cohabitation)* form which states, among others, that pensioner has not remarried nor engaged in a common law relationship. Failure of the relative, representative or guardian to accomplish and submit the Self-declaration of Surviving Spouse* (on Non-Marriage/Non-Cohabitation) form on behalf of the pensioner shall result in the non-renewal of active status and suspension of survivorship pension
    5. For pensioners under custody of a penal institution, a certificate of incarceration issued by the Jail Management or Warden

Step by Step Procedure on how to apply

For Manual APIR

  1. Proceed to the Pensioners Lounge to get a queue number and wait to be called. Release queuing number
  2. Submit the VRF together with the eCard or valid IDs to the Service Counter and for Survivorship Pensioners, the Self Declaration of Surviving Spouse*
APIR via SMS

  1. Use the following details/format:
    a. Full name (Surname, First name, Middle Name)
    b. Date of birth
    c. Preferred channel e.g. Viber, FB Messenger, Skype, Zoom.
    Example:
    Dela Cruz, Josefina Santos
    December 1, 1940
    FB Messenger
  2. Send the SMS to your GSIS handling branch (see list here: https://www.gsis.gov.ph/downloads/20210105-APIR_Mobile_Numbers.pdf)
APIR via EMAIL

  1. For subject line: APIR (Birth Month of pensioner) / (Surname_First Name_Middle Name)

    Example: APIR (December) / Dela Cruz_Juana Amanda_Cortez
  2. On the body of the email, the following details must be included:
    a. Full name (Surname, First name, Middle Name)
    b. Date of birth
    c. Preferred channel for the interview. Pensioners may choose (Viber, FB Messenger, Skype, or Zoom).
  3. Attached the following:
    a. Photo image of UMID card or temporary eCard, or in the absence of both, 2 valid IDs
    b. Duly accomplished Self-declaration of Surviving Spouse (on Non-Marriage/Non-Cohabitation)* form (if survivorship pensioner)
    c. If a PTD pensioner, submit the annual Medical Progress Report (MPR).
  4. Send your email to your designated GSIS email address located on the list
APIR for abroad-based pensioners

  1. For email, please use this format in the Subject line: APIR Abroad (Birth Month of pensioner) / (Surname_ First Name _ Middle Name)

    Example: APIR Abroad (December) / Dela Cruz_Juana Amanda_Cortez
  2. On the body of the email, the following details must be included:
    a. Full name of the pensioner (Surname, First name, Middle Name)
    b. Preferred channel for online interview:
    c. FB messenger – include FB username
    d. Viber – include Viber number
    e. Skype – include Skype address
    f. Zoom – include email address for Zoom
    g. Date of birth;
    h. Landline or mobile number;
    i. Complete address; and
    j. GSIS BP number or Common Reference Number (CRN).
  3. For abroad-based pensioners, send your email to pensionglobal@gsis.gov.ph / gsiscares@gsis.gov.ph or access this link: https://gsis-sas.admerexsolutions.com/

*Self-declaration of Surviving Spouse

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