CALASIAO, Pangasinan – The Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA) is now fully implementing the Online Appointment System for Vital Registration Services (CRS) in La Union and Pangasinan provinces in the Ilocos region.
In a virtual press conference on Thursday, La Union CRS outlet supervisor Joseph Estoesta said they were no longer required to accept walk-in customers except in emergencies. to obtain birth, marriage and death certificates, authentications and non-marriage certificates (CENOMAR) at CRS outlets in the city of San Fernando, La Union, and the city of Calasiao, Pangasinan.
“We launched the CRS online appointment system on December 20, 2021, but we are still accepting walk-in clients at that time, but we have disseminated the information and is now fully implemented in these two outlets, ”he said.
He added that CRS outlets in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur and Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, along with all other outlets across the country, will be implementing the online appointment system next month.
“They should click on the ‘accept’ option for the privacy notice and terms and conditions, then click on the next button. Choose the preferred CRS outlet and click the next button and set your appointment,” did he declare.
Estoesta said that confirmation of the appointment will be sent by email with the Quick Response Code (QR), which must be printed or a screenshot in digital form, and be presented at the CRS point of sale at the date and time of the appointment.
He said the system was designed in response to the ongoing pandemic to regulate the number of people at CRS outlets, as well as the automation of appointments.
Ilocos Sur CRS supervisor Karen Tamayo said the document owner or authorized representative should bring a valid ID card.
“They should arrive early before the scheduled time on the scheduled day,” she said in the same forum.
Minors are not allowed to make an appointment, while an authorized representative is only allowed to request two unrelated people to prevent fixers.
“Booking an appointment is free and the CRS appointment slip is not transferable,” Tamayo said.
She said the fee for issuing, authenticating and annotating birth, marriage and death certificate is still PHP 155 per copy, while CENOMAR is PHP 210 per copy. (ANP)