The International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) is now part of our working life. If you are employed especially abroad, or want to travel outside the country, expect to have this kind of document.
ICVP is commonly known as the Yellow Card during our previous life- the Old Normal. It was a single piece of yellow paper indicating the vaccine we took.
If you are a seafarer, your first yellow card would probably be the Yellow Fever after completing the Yellow Fever Vaccine.
BoQ’s shift from a walk-in application to an online appointment is similar to MARINA’s MISMO system and DMW’s eReg (previously POEA eRegistration). I think this online system should have been done earlier.
Card to Passport
The Old Normal is gone and we are now in the era of the New Normal. Our Yellow Card had now become a Yellow Passport. This is because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
From a single page, our vaccine passport is now composed of my pages! It is designed that way because companies and countries now require vaccines. Each inoculation you take will be recorded here.
Where to Get an ICVP
Just like in my previous post, you can get an ICV at the Bureau of Quarantine. You have to head on to BOQ’s ICV website and start from there.
I made a very detailed ICV tutorial from creating an account to scheduling an appointment up to releasing the vaccine passport.
Knowing what to expect through that tutorial will give you an overview of what to expect.
Rescheduling your ICV Appointment
BoQ allows rescheduling of your appointment if you can’t make it for some reason.
After successfully securing a slot, I got unexpectedly ill 2 days before my appointment. I wasn’t sure if I could recover earlier.
What I did was, I rescheduled my appointment FREE of CHARGE!
Actually, you can reschedule at a later date anytime as long as there is a vacant slot available.
I also discovered another thing.
You can go any time of the day of your appointment schedule and they will still accept you.
I re-booked my appointment time from 11am to 3pm on June 29. I arrived at the site at 9am and finished everything before 10am! They didn’t ask questions but catered to me instead.
Here’s how to easily reschedule your BoQ appointment.
I always include images in my tutorials including this one. Hope this guides you well enough.
1. Head to Transactions (The “Unequally sliced pizza” icon)
The first thing you have to do is to log in to your account at https://icv.boq.ph/.
Once inside, click on the Transactions tab found at the top of the page. If you are using a mobile phone, that’s the one that looks like a pizza unequally sliced in three.
See the image below.
2. Appointment status
Once you are in the Transaction Tab, find the confirmed transaction that you want to reschedule.
Click it and an “Appointment Status” tab should show up at the bottom. Click that one to proceed to see the option for rescheduling.
3. Reschedule My Appointment
In your appointment tab, you will see the confirmed appointment date and time.
You will also see the “Reschedule My Appointment” tab.
Click it and it will prompt you to Confirm your action.
4. Select a new Date and Time
You can now reschedule your appointment. Choose which date and time is suitable for you.
Once you are satisfied, click “Next”.
That’s it. You just successfully rescheduled your ICV appointment!
You don’t have to pay anything but there is one catch.
Rescheduling can only be made once so be sure to appear on the day of your appointment. If you fail, you have to book a new one and pay again.
Furthermore, you can not also change your appointment venue upon rescheduling.
Hope this helps and.
May the winds be in your favor.