Here is how to deal with PRC No Slots Available notification when you want to set an appointment schedule online for your PRC-related transactions.
The Professional Regulations Commission of the Philippines has shifted most of its transaction processing through its online facility. This massive improvement allows professionals and graduates to process their transactions online without visiting a PRC branch.
However, the influx of users who want to get an appointment schedule online causes the PRC website to prompt a “No Slots Available” notification.
How to Deal with PRC No Slot Available: 3 Tips to get an Appointment Schedule Online
If you are planning to process your PRC documents and you somehow encounter a “No Slot Available” notification. Here are 3 suggestions to get an appointment schedule in your preferred PRC branch. These tips are not foolproof but somehow can get you a more favorable schedule.
Suggestion 1: Check If There are Appointment Slots Available in the Nearby PRC Branch
Due to the number of registered professionals that want an appointment schedule in major cities in the Philippines such as Metro Manila, Cebu, and Davao. The branches in these locations often prompt a “No Slot Available” notification. Simply because the respective offices do not have the capacity to accommodate thousands of applications per day.
If they confirmed that there is no available schedule in the branches in their city. They can check out the branches in the provinces that are still considered near their location.
There is a high chance of an available schedule in the nearby province. You can check the regional branches outside of the major cities for schedules. The disadvantage is you need to travel for long hours to get to the respective branch. For those who have limited time, this move is better than waiting for a schedule to pop up in your preferred branch.
For example, if you are residing in Manila and there are no slots available in satellite offices in the city. You can first check the branch in nearby cities such as in Quezon City, Novaliches, Las Pinas, and Pasay.
If there is really no schedule in the city. Your last option is to check the satellite offices in the nearby province such as Robinsons Place Dasmarinas Cavite, Robinsons Sta. Rosa Laguna, or Robinsons Starmills Pampanga. You can weigh the advantages/disadvantages and then make a decision.
Suggestion 2: Check the PRC LERIS website Multiple Times for an Appointment Schedule
If at first, you did not see an available schedule in your preferred list of branches. I suggest that you check the appointment schedule multiple times a day on the LERIS page. You can check it in the morning, in the afternoon, and during the nighttime. Chances are a favorable appointment schedule that may show up on the website.
I also suggest that you check the website on a daily basis until you see a more favorable schedule on your part. Because sometimes, the same branch may not have an available slot yesterday but will show up with a good schedule today or tomorrow.
Here is an example: when I checked the PRC website for two consecutive days the same branch shows up on two different schedules.
The PRC branch located in Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City, Metro Manila. As you can see in the photo. When I checked online, it has an available appointment schedule on June 1 and June 2.
The satellite office in Robinsons Place Manila has an available schedule on June 1 but does not have on schedule on June 2. The PRC branch in Robinsons Galleria Ortigas in Quezon City has an available schedule on June 1 but none on June 2.
My point here is you are allowed to check the PRC website as many times as you want until you see a more favorable appointment schedule for you.
You can also try doing both suggestions 1 and 2 at the same time to increase the chance of getting a suitable schedule.
Suggestion 3: Contact the PRC Regional Branch to request for Appointment Schedule
I got this suggestion after visiting the PRC website (www.prc.gov.ph). Based on their details, if there is no available schedule online. You can try sending an email to the regional branches or offsite service centers. Currently, PRC has 15 regional branches all over the Philippines. They have branches in the following regions:
- 1. Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) in Baguio City
- 2. Rosales Pangasinan – Regional Office I
- 3. Tuguegarao City – Regional Office II
- 4. San Fernando City Pampanga –
- 5. Lucena City – Regional Office IVA
- 6. Legaspi City – Regional Office V
- 7. Iloilo City – Regional Office VI
- 8. Tacloban City – Regional Office VIII
- 9. Cebu City – Regional Office VII
- 10. Butuan City – Regional Office XIII
- 11. Davao City – Regional Office XI
- 12. General Santos City – Regional Office XII
- 13. Cagayan De Oro – Regional Office XII
- 14. Pagadian City – Regional Office IX
- 15. National Capital Region (NCR) – Metro Manila
You can get reach out to the concerned offices regarding the no slots available issue. For the complete details of respective regional branches, visit the PRC website. The reason is, that respective office addresses and telephone numbers may change from time to time.
You can also watch this video for additional details:
Always remember that PRC appointment slots are free. For your own safety, do not make transactions with fixers in exchange for fees. PRC does not allow such fixers in their office. Also, do not share with anyone your personal information such as your PRC username and password. To avoid forgetting your login details, write them down on a piece of paper.
There you have it guys! I hope this post will be able to help you deal with the no slots available notification and be able to get a more favorable appointment schedule in PRC.