The Technology Behind iCivil
iCivil is an integrated solution for the registration of births and other vital events. It is “integrated” because iCivil is the only solution that offers the declaration, registration and issue of birth certificates.
For evident reasons, we have started by focusing iCivil on the registration of births, but this CRVS solution can be applied to every vital event in a citizen’s life: birth, marriage, adoption, divorce, death.
The solution comprises a smartphone app and a unique and authenticated bubble code for each identifier.
When registering births, the unique bubble code is integrated to a plastic hospital bracelet for newborns. The midwife, nurse, or any other authorized operator, flashes the bracelet with the smartphone via the iCivil app. The operator then fills in the form on the phone and the data is sent via an encrypted SMS to the central server at the national civil registration center. At the end, confirmation of this declaration will be returned to the nurse if the bracelet exists in the national registration center. The newborns are officially registered as citizens, just hours after their birth.
After this first step, the child’s parents can collect the birth certificate at any moment (the same day and even 20 or 80 years later), at any civil registration office nationwide. After presenting the Bubble Bracelet, they are prompted to fill in extra details. Once that is accomplished, the final birth certificate will be issued.