Where to register the children of separated parents? What do I have to do if I will be traveling on the day of the census? Is the security of the information guaranteed? These are some of the most frequent questions when completing the digital questionnaire for the 2022 National Census, available from this Wednesday until May 18 when the traditional house-by-house survey is carried out.
People who choose to complete the virtual form in the Official site Through a mobile phone, computer or other type of device, they will receive in their email box a receipt with a six-digit alphanumeric code that must be presented to the census taker on May 18, a national holiday.
How are sons and daughters of separated parents registered?
They must be registered where they reside and sleep four days or more a week, even if they also have another home. If they usually spend the same number of days in both households, they are included in only one of them.
Where are the people who study in another locality, but return home during breaks, registered?
They are registered in the locality in which they study.
Does a person who is temporarily in Argentina have to be registered?
You only have to register if you resided during the last 6 months or if you plan to establish residence for the next 6 months.
What do I have to do if I will be traveling on the day of the Census?
You can complete the Digital Census starting March 16 and get your proof of completion. If you live in an apartment, leave the voucher code with a neighbor, manager or trusted person in the building so that they can give it to the census taker. If you live in a house, it can be left in the house next to or adjoining yours.
What is the unique housing code? What should I do if I didn’t receive it?
It’s a 5-digit alphanumeric code associated with a home generated on the home page of the Digital Census when entering the address and received by email. To obtain this code, the system will request various data from the reference person who enters to complete the Census on behalf of all the members of your household. This information is presented in a time window and is used only to verify that the requester is a human, and not a robot, old enough to respond.
If you do not receive the code, you must check the spam folder of the email with which you registered and check the space available in your mailbox. If that email is not found, you will have to wait for the census taker who will visit your home on May 18. That day all the people who have not been able to complete the digital questionnaire must answer the Census through the face-to-face interview.
Can the Digital Questionnaire be completed at different times?
Yes. For this, you must keep the unique code of the dwelling that will be sent to you by email when you enter the digital Census for the first time. Completed responses are automatically saved. Once the Digital Census is completed in its entirety, the responses entered cannot be edited.
Will the information provided during the Digital Census be protected?
All information will be safeguarded through “a strict computer security protocol”, and will be stored in the arsat’s servers under “data anonymization, encryption and governance techniques”, according to Law 17,622, Decree 3,110/70 and Indec Resolution 181/2020, is indicated on the official census website.
The only mechanism by which information will be requested from the inhabitants in digital form will be through the official website www.censo.gob and later the completion code will be sent to the email provided by the person. No one from INDEC will communicate by phone, WhatsApp or any other means.
Why do I have to wait for the visit on the day of the Census if I have already completed the digital Census?
It is essential to wait for the visit even if the digital questionnaire has been completed because proof of completion must be presented to the census taker for registration. The method still considers that a census taker visits each dwelling to ensure that the entire population, households and dwellings of the Argentine territory have been counted.
Do I have to have the proof of completion printed on Census Day?
No. She suffices with saying it verbally. Each census taker will verify the validity of that code in an app that will have the validity of that code on their phone. Also, it is not necessary for the census taker to enter the household. You can answer all the questions or show proof of completion of the digital Census from the intercom, door or window of your home.
What is the difference between private housing and collective housing?
Private dwellings are those intended for the accommodation of one or more households where people live under a family-type regime (whether or not they are relatives).
The types of private homes are: house, ranch, cabin, apartment, room occupied in a tenancy, in a family hotel or pension, premises not built for occupied habitation and occupied mobile home (mobile home, boat, tent or other).
On the other hand, collective dwellings are those intended for the accommodation of people who live under an institutional (non-family) regime. These households cannot answer the questionnaire through the digital Census. They must wait for the face-to-face interview on Census Day.
The types of collective housing are: barracks, religious homes, hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, camps/workshops, student residences, schools or boarding schools, homes for minors and tourist hotels.