How to Verify GCash Using Student ID - 2023


How to Verify GCash Using Student ID

How do I verify for GCash account using my student ID? How long does it take to verify GCash account using student ID? It is obvious you are looking for an answer to one of these questions. Great! We assure you that after reading this article, you will understand how to verify GCash using student ID.

GCash is one of the most popular e-wallets in the Philippines. The platform offers a wide range of services, which include money transfer, bill payments, and online shopping. 

However, before using GCash, it is a must to verify your account using an ID. Government-issued IDs are the most common ways to verify GCash account in the country. This posses a lot of challenge to students especially foreign students. The good news is that, you can be able to verify GCash using student ID in the Philippines.

How to Verify GCash Using Student ID 

Before using your student ID as a verification method, it is important to note that,

  • Student ID is accepted usually for offline verification. 
  • Student ID should not be submitted for in-app verification. It will lead to rejection
  • You must visit an offline partner to assist you with the verification process 
  • Students must also bring original birth certificate from PSA or NSO
  • The verification process may vary depending on the GCash offline partner
  • Also, ensure your student ID is valid and not expired

Here is how to verify GCash account using student ID via offline partner 

  • Locate a Villarica Pawnshop (GCash offline partner) branch
  • A Villarica agent will attend to you
  • Submit at least 1 valid ID and a secondary document, if applicable, to the agent
  • After submitting your documents to the agent, wait for him or her to process your document
  • Once the Villarica agent is done, a confirmation message will be sent to you indicating the status of your verification 

Once you have located an offline GCash partner, he or she can be able to assist you to verify your GCash account using your student ID. If you still do not understand the above instructions, follow the one listed below:

  • Look for a GCash offline partner near you. Check the list of partners on the GCash website or app
  • Inform the GCash partner that you want to verify your GCash account u sing student ID
  • Give them your GCash-registered mobile number and present your student ID to the partner
  • Your account will then be verified by the GCash offline partner
  • After the verification, you will receive a confirmation message indicating that your account has been approved

If the above process does not work, we will go for another option. Another method to verify your GCash account using student ID is by submitting a ticket. This is usually done by submitting a ticket to the GCash team. The will manually verify and upgrade your your GCash account.

To submit a ticket to the GCash team for review, follow the instructions below:

  • Log in to the GCash submit a request page on your smartphone or computer browser
  • Fill in the form by submitting your details (email address, GCash-registered full name, concern category, GCash-registered mobile number, explain your concern, etc)
  • Once you have filled the form, submit the form by clicking on the "Submit" icon
  • After submitting the form, GCash will send you a confirmation email. The email will contain your ticket number which means you must never delete it

Once you have submitted your form, you can keep track of your ticket status on the GCash app. GCash usually respond to their customers inquiries between 1 - 2 business days.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are some of the most asked questions about verifying your GCash account using student ID:

How do I verify my GCash account using student ID?

To verify your GCash account using your student ID, visit any nearby Villarica Pawnshop agent, tell him you are coming to verify your GCash account. Submit the ID to him, and any other recommended secondary document. Waif for the agent to complete the process.

What are the disadvantages of offline verification?

Individuals who verified their GCash through offline verification get limited access to GCash services, such as GCredit, GSave, Ginsure, and Gloan. However, that does not mean you won't be fully verified.

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How long does it take to verify GCash account using student ID?

The verification process usually takes about 7 business days to complete. However, it does not exceed a week in most cases.

Can I use GCash account without a valid student ID?

You cannot get access to certain features if you do not verify your GCash account. It is recommended you submit an government-issued IDs for verification. You can also use student ID if you are a student.


To verify GCash account using student ID, you can use any of the methods provided above in this article. If you encounter any challenges with the verification process, you can drop your question in the comments section or call GCash customer support for assistance on how to verify your GCash via student ID.

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