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16months waiting here馃槬 . Status still Initial Assessment.

Guys, I have question. We are all (filipino) required to attend the Guidance and Couseling Program in CFO office before our departure? Is there anyone here who already attended GCP?
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I have time now to attend the GCP in CFO. I have schedule already on July 4. I think it's good to attend now while waiting for the visa, so that less hassle. 🙂 thank you

It's a requirement if you have a foreign partner or former filipino. And if you are flying out from Philippines.

You can do it once you have your visa grant.

I've done it when I had a free time - even if I don't have the visa grant yet and I only got a certificate. Once I have my visa grant, I will be back to get a sticker.

Check this out https://www.cfo.gov.ph/gcp.html

16months waiting here😥 . Status still Initial Assessment.

Guys, I have question. We are all (filipino) required to attend the Guidance and Couseling Program in CFO office before our departure? Is there anyone here who already attended GCP?
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Thank you for sharing that link. 🙂

16months waiting here😥 . Status still Initial Assessment.

Guys, I have question. We are all (filipino) required to attend the Guidance and Couseling Program in CFO office before our departure? Is there anyone here who already attended GCP?
Thank you in advance
There is another thread on that..
https://www.australiaforum.com/visa...s-philippines-fiance-spouse-partner-visa.html

We avoided that by leaving the Philippines on a Tourist Visa, before the PMV was granted, and she hasn't been back since.

However, if she wants to return to, and then leave, the Philippines again, on a Filipino passport with a Partner visa, the official line is:

those who are living for 2 or more years overseas, like your wife, may be exempt from attending the 3-hour guidance and counseling session provided they present documents that prove their residence status.
In the case of your wife, she needs to come to CFO to register and undergo a one-on-one interview with a guidance and counseling facilitator.
Subsequently, she will be issued a guidance and counseling certificate and a CFO emigrant registration sticker will be affixed on her passport as proof of her attendance to the program and registration with CFO.
The certificate and the sticker are essential travel documents which your wife will need to present to the airport authorities on the day of her departure

It appears this may or may not be enforced at the Philippines departure airport.

If you don't have it, and the rule is enforced, you miss your flight.
 

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Thank you. Same to you King B 😊 .

I have question, When you attend the GCP in CFO did you bring hard copies of you and your fiance pictures together and any other proofs of your relationship? Thank you

I have time now to attend the GCP in CFO. I have schedule already on July 4. I think it's good to attend now while waiting for the visa, so that less hassle. 🙂 thank you
I hope you get your visa grant soon before your CFO schedule so you can get both Certificate and a Sticker. Cross fingers!
 

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Thank you for the instruction. 😊😊
Yes, I'll go to CFO manila site this coming thursday.

How about the print out of conversations (like in messenger, viber, or email), they will also ask?

I did, just in case they look for it.

If your appointment is in manila, bring 2 valid IDs (1 for reception and 1 for verification in 3rd floor - I showed my passport in 3rd floor), pen, appointment form, some photos and cash of course.

These are the steps I've done in Manila but I can no longer remember the exact flow:

Once you're in 3rd floor, they'll give you forms for you to fill out. They'll ask you if you already have a visa grant or none yet. Payment of P400 in the ground floor. They'll take a photo of you for the certificate purposes. Next will be the seminar. After seminar, there will be an interview. Lastly, you'll proceed to ground floor again and wait for the printing of your certificate & sticker. Then, you're done.

Not sure if it's still the same.

Thank you. Same to you King B 😊 .

I have question, When you attend the GCP in CFO did you bring hard copies of you and your fiance pictures together and any other proofs of your relationship? Thank you

I have time now to attend the GCP in CFO. I have schedule already on July 4. I think it's good to attend now while waiting for the visa, so that less hassle. 🙂 thank you
I hope you get your visa grant soon before your CFO schedule so you can get both Certificate and a Sticker. Cross fingers!
 

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Hope to receive my visa soon too. 17months this July 24. Lodge: 24 February 2018. Congratulations!😊😊😊

Hi, guys I would like to share you the good news.

Finally, after 18 months of waiting my PMV was finalised last July 2, 2019.

Timeframe:

Lodged: December 17, 2017
S56 request: July 9, 2018 and February 1, 2019
Granted: July 2, 2019

My advice for those who are still waiting, to make sure that you provide everything on the checklist so that when they look at your application they can approve your visa straight away. Waiting for them to request you additional documents would make you wait longer. Lesson learned.

Thank you to those who helped me. See you on the next step Partner Visa 820/801.
Congratulations! See, you were granted this July. Lucky you! 😁
 

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Hi, guys I would like to share you the good news.

Finally, after 18 months of waiting my PMV was finalised last July 2, 2019.

Timeframe:

Lodged: December 17, 2017
S56 request: July 9, 2018 and February 1, 2019
Granted: July 2, 2019

My advice for those who are still waiting, to make sure that you provide everything on the checklist so that when they look at your application they can approve your visa straight away. Waiting for them to request you additional documents would make you wait longer. Lesson learned.

Thank you to those who helped me. See you on the next step Partner Visa 820/801.
Hi. Congratulations!😊 What was the status of your application before it was approved? Initial Assessment?
Thank you.
 

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Hello Jevy021. What's your status?

Hope to receive my visa soon too. 17months this July 24. Lodge: 24 February 2018. Congratulations!😊😊😊

Hi, guys I would like to share you the good news.

Finally, after 18 months of waiting my PMV was finalised last July 2, 2019.

Timeframe:

Lodged: December 17, 2017
S56 request: July 9, 2018 and February 1, 2019
Granted: July 2, 2019

My advice for those who are still waiting, to make sure that you provide everything on the checklist so that when they look at your application they can approve your visa straight away. Waiting for them to request you additional documents would make you wait longer. Lesson learned.

Thank you to those who helped me. See you on the next step Partner Visa 820/801.
Congratulations! See, you were granted this July. Lucky you! 😁
Hi Koalabearwithme.. My visa status still Initial Assessment.. Lodged: 24 February 2018.
So It's my 18month this August. Hoping August is my lucky month. Cross finger.😊 How about you? What's the status of your visa now?
 

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I'm not the one who lodged my application, I used a solicitor based in Australia.
But after we provided all the supporting documents that the CO asked last July 2018, we havent heard anything from them yet. But we keep sending photos together to the migration agent to send to CO everytime my fiance visit me, just to inform them.

Did the CO request anything from you? Is there any button that you need to click once you already provided the request from your CO?

Mine still on a received status. They havent requested anything from me yet.

Hi Koalabearwithme...I'm still waiting.. 😞😓 The status still Initial Assessment.. How about yours?

Hello, Jevy021. Hows your application? 😊

Thank you!. 😊 Hope you receive your visa soon too.. 😊

Hopefully,this is your lucky month! You are 4 months ahead of me.
 

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Hi guys. After almost 14 months of waiting, Last friday, the case officer sent an email and asking for my updated NBI Certificate, my cenomar that should directly send to embassy, updated afp police certificate of my fiance and updated letter from the registered celebrant. I already submitted all today, aside to the afp police cert. of my fiance coz takes 20days I think before he receive it.

But we're just wondering if we need to submit also the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM)? Did you submit this form?
Thank you in advance. 馃槉
 

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Thank you! 🙂 We'll submit it.
Any update on your PMV grant yet?
Hi, sorry for my late reply. I'm still waiting for my PMV, :,( They asked last Aug23 to provide updated docs like our police checks, cenomar and letter from the celebrant, my agent submitted all of those docs last Oct3 but the status still IA, and one of the applicant from here in Phil also asked me if my agent already click the "information provided" button, but since I have access to view my application I checked this button and click it, then the following day my visa status become FA. So, I think coz my agent didnt click this button after he uploaded in immi those docs, thats why the whole october was not counted in my application. 😞 I'm waiting for morethan 20months already. :,(
 

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That sounds good @Jevy021. Surely you will get your visa grant soon.
Regarding the NOIM, yes we did submit the form together with the latest nbi as it was requested from us.
Hi @Ramselle22. I'm still waiting for my PMV. Morethan 20months already.😭😢 Never heard anything after we submitted those updated docs .
 

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Do you think guys, Is it possible not to receive a granted PMV on my case who's waiting for morethan 20months already? Though they already asked for my updated docs. 馃槩馃槳 I'm so worried and depressed more coz I'm waiting morethan the current global processing time which is 15-19months.馃槦馃槥
 
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