A fully interoperable digital civil registration system is key to enabling inclusive and equitable government service delivery.
OpenCRVS is built using open standards, facilitating easy interoperability and data exchange with various systems.
We hosted an Interoperability Hackathon at ID4Africa in May 2023 that demonstrated the value of interoperability use cases with OpenCRVS acting as the digital civil registration system. Read more about successful integrations below.
During birth and death registration, parents and informants can use the MOSIP E-Signet application for assured identity verification with the MOSIP national identity provider and consent to share their profile information with OpenCRVS. On birth registration, the National ID system trusts the data from OpenCRVS and generates a National ID automatically. On point of death, the deceased's National ID is automatically invalidated.
The informant can declare a birth remotely using the INGroupe public portal, which submits parents’ details and validated national ID numbers. OpenCRVS can entirely trust the authenticity of this data, and when the birth is registered in OpenCRVS, a national ID number is generated. When the certificate is issued, INGroupe receive a digital copy that is rendered in both parents' digital wallets immediately. This vastly speeds up the process and ensures parents have immediate mobile access to the record.
Secure Identity Alliance
OpenCRVS demonstrates compliance with the OSIA standard for national ID integration and the Birth Use Case.
In OpenCRVS, birth certificates are printed with a QR code so that an external system can validate their authenticity. After consent of the individual concerned, the OpenSPP social protection system scans the QR code and uses the OpenCRVS Record Search API to validate and automatically retrieve profile information. This simplifies the application process for citizens and guarantees authenticity for government payments.
Digital Convergence Initiative
After the death of her husband, a wife visits the local authorities to apply for the Widow’s Allowance. The social protection system needs to complete verification and eligibility checks to gain access to the husband's pension. Using the OpenCRVS Record Search API, the social protection system retrieves the marriage certificate, death certificate and validates the wife's own details against her birth certificate. In this way, the system can ensure that the wife is authorised to receive the pension.
After the birth of a child, the birth event is recorded at the health facility (in the Intellisoft antenatal application). After consent, Intellisoft automatically notifies OpenCRVS of the birth, which speeds up the formal registration process. Once the birth is registered, Intellisoft is automatically informed of the Birth Registration Number. Intellisoft uses the BRN as a unique patient identifier for lifetime healthcare. When the mother or child visit health facilities for first & second vaccinations or receive chronic or acute care in the future, the shared health record can be retrieved easily using the BRN.