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Old 11-30-2012, 06:30 PM
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Thanks for all the congratulations and well wishes! Just be patient and surely yours will come next..

Now a few questions i'm not sure if this has been answered before, i'm just too lazy to back read

1. For those who were granted a PMV visa are we still required to attend the CFO seminar?

2. When you'll buy or already bought your plane tickets did you buy just a one way ticket or should we get a roundtrip ticket?

3. Do you have any suggestions of forwarders to send some of my things to Australia? I'll definitely be having excess baggage and i'm thinking it would be much cheaper to have it packaged and sent instead of bringing it with me on my flight and pay the penalty.

Thank you again!
Hi hanzyman! I'll answer your queries as much as I can

1. If you are a fiance or spouse of foreign nationals, you fall in the spouse/fiance category in the CFO website. Here is the link Fiancee, Spouses and Other Partners of Foreign Nationals | Commission on Filipinos Overseas

However, if you're fiance or spouse is also a Filipino then you fall under the Emigrant category. Here is the link For Filipinos leaving the country with immigrant VISA | Commission on Filipinos Overseas

In both cases, you are required to attend the CFO.

2. I bought mine and my husband's ticket at IOM. You can book by emailing them but the hassle part is you have to deposit the payment in their Chinabank account then scan the deposit slip to them but its fine considering the ticket is cheap; around 27k for Nov 22 MLA-SYD flight. Baggage allowance is 46kg plus 7kg hand carry. By the way, we only bought one way ticket. The airline is Qantas.

Here's contact the details if you are interested.


Kent Madarcos
Operations Unit
International Organization for Migration - Philippines
tel: +632 2301757
fax: +632 8481257
email: [email protected]

3. That was my biggest problem even before my husband's visa was granted coz we're bringing in most of our stuff here in Oz. One of the consideration in sending package are the customs duties upon arrival in OZ so I've search in the internet for my quest for low cost and reliable freight forwarder. Some freight forwarder's cost is very surprising i.e. cost is around 18k for 25kg package. I found one on the internet that's quite cheap but I don't have the confidence in using them as courier.. Until a friend of mine suggested the following:

3.1 Philippine post - i havent tried this but I've read in one forum that it is possible that the package might get lost..

3.2 Purchase extra check-in baggage allowance - This what we did.. I've purchased 23kg extra baggage allowance at Qantas' website for only 90 AUD or more or less Php 4k.. Not too bad! You could also purchase more equivalent to 5 bags (1 bag is 23kg). I suggest you do this as well as it is cheap compared to using freight forwarders, no worries that your stuff might get loss along the way and hopefully no problem at Oz airport customs. My husband had no problem at all when he arrived here last Friday..

Hope this helps! By the way, where in Oz are you going to?

Cheers!

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Old 11-30-2012, 08:32 PM
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Hi hanzyman! I'll answer your queries as much as I can

1. If you are a fiance or spouse of foreign nationals, you fall in the spouse/fiance category in the CFO website. Here is the link Fiancee, Spouses and Other Partners of Foreign Nationals | Commission on Filipinos Overseas

However, if you're fiance or spouse is also a Filipino then you fall under the Emigrant category. Here is the link For Filipinos leaving the country with immigrant VISA | Commission on Filipinos Overseas

In both cases, you are required to attend the CFO.

2. I bought mine and my husband's ticket at IOM. You can book by emailing them but the hassle part is you have to deposit the payment in their Chinabank account then scan the deposit slip to them but its fine considering the ticket is cheap; around 27k for Nov 22 MLA-SYD flight. Baggage allowance is 46kg plus 7kg hand carry. By the way, we only bought one way ticket. The airline is Qantas.

Here's contact the details if you are interested.


Kent Madarcos
Operations Unit
International Organization for Migration - Philippines
tel: +632 2301757
fax: +632 8481257
email: [email protected]

3. That was my biggest problem even before my husband's visa was granted coz we're bringing in most of our stuff here in Oz. One of the consideration in sending package are the customs duties upon arrival in OZ so I've search in the internet for my quest for low cost and reliable freight forwarder. Some freight forwarder's cost is very surprising i.e. cost is around 18k for 25kg package. I found one on the internet that's quite cheap but I don't have the confidence in using them as courier.. Until a friend of mine suggested the following:

3.1 Philippine post - i havent tried this but I've read in one forum that it is possible that the package might get lost..

3.2 Purchase extra check-in baggage allowance - This what we did.. I've purchased 23kg extra baggage allowance at Qantas' website for only 90 AUD or more or less Php 4k.. Not too bad! You could also purchase more equivalent to 5 bags (1 bag is 23kg). I suggest you do this as well as it is cheap compared to using freight forwarders, no worries that your stuff might get loss along the way and hopefully no problem at Oz airport customs. My husband had no problem at all when he arrived here last Friday..

Hope this helps! By the way, where in Oz are you going to?

Cheers!
Thankyou jajp23 - for the comprehemsive details on departure - and to the others who give details of the seminar ... most helpfuil to have this information documented in the forum where it is easily retrieved.

My Fiance birthday is next week so we are hoping she will get a nice present ( PMV) form the embassy on that day !!

And she can be here in melbourne with me soon!..

BTW congrats to all --- princess, raeocf, hanzyman, Pommywife , jonacp -- on your visa .. I wish you all the best in our great country , enjoy and prosper!!


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Old 12-01-2012, 12:07 AM
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Hi guys, How are we meant to send our chat logs?
I have the full history of our chat logs from facebook, skype and yahoo, But there is over 50,000 messages....Is it okay to burn them to a CD? Would I need to write a stat dec stating that it is a true, unedited history of our conversations?

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Hi guys, How are we meant to send our chat logs?
I have the full history of our chat logs from facebook, skype and yahoo, But there is over 50,000 messages....Is it okay to burn them to a CD? Would I need to write a stat dec stating that it is a true, unedited history of our conversations?

Thanks
Hi Teedo, a chronological sampling of your chatlogs will suffice, maybe one per month (or more if you deem necessary) which would give the DIAC a fairly good idea of the development as well as the extent of your relationship. They will not accept discs, USB sticks and the like. It will all have to be on paper. You may make a stat dec to attest to their veracity.

Thanks for all the very useful info everyone has shared (and will share).

djdba188, praying you will receive your best birthday presents soon... so are we! Continuing to storm the heavens with prayer that all of us will be reunited with our loved ones at the soonest possible time.

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Old 12-01-2012, 01:09 AM
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Hi Teedo, a chronological sampling of your chatlogs will suffice, maybe one per month (or more if you deem necessary) which would give the DIAC a fairly good idea of the development as well as the extent of your relationship. They will not accept discs, USB sticks and the like. It will all have to be on paper. You may make a stat dec to attest to their veracity.

Thanks for all the very useful info everyone has shared (and will share).

djdba188, praying you will receive your best birthday presents soon... so are we! Continuing to storm the heavens with prayer that all of us will be reunited with our loved ones at the soonest possible time.


Thanks Marianina .. my Pangga is going to Virgin Mary Shrine in Simala,lindogon Simala,lindogon Sibong today .. so many prayers will be made methinks !

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Old 12-01-2012, 01:49 AM
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hello everyone,is anybody here know about the exact address in cebu CFO? going there on monday but not know the right address yet,,thanksss,,
Its at the old DFA building. Im from Cebu too! Good luck to you

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Thankyou jajp23 - for the comprehemsive details on departure - and to the others who give details of the seminar ... most helpfuil to have this information documented in the forum where it is easily retrieved.

My Fiance birthday is next week so we are hoping she will get a nice present ( PMV) form the embassy on that day !!

And she can be here in melbourne with me soon!..

BTW congrats to all --- princess, raeocf, hanzyman, Pommywife , jonacp -- on your visa .. I wish you all the best in our great country , enjoy and prosper!!

thank you djdba I'm sure yours will come this week or the next

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Old 12-01-2012, 04:51 AM
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Belated thanks to everyone for the congratulations, and congratulations too to Princess, raeocf, hanzyman, Pommywife
thank you Miir!

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Old 12-01-2012, 09:18 AM
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Thankyou jajp23 - for the comprehemsive details on departure - and to the others who give details of the seminar ... most helpfuil to have this information documented in the forum where it is easily retrieved.

My Fiance birthday is next week so we are hoping she will get a nice present ( PMV) form the embassy on that day !!

And she can be here in melbourne with me soon!..

BTW congrats to all --- princess, raeocf, hanzyman, Pommywife , jonacp -- on your visa .. I wish you all the best in our great country , enjoy and prosper!!

thank uu...
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:30 AM
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Hi guys, How are we meant to send our chat logs?
I have the full history of our chat logs from facebook, skype and yahoo, But there is over 50,000 messages....Is it okay to burn them to a CD? Would I need to write a stat dec stating that it is a true, unedited history of our conversations?

Thanks
Hi Teedo! What we need was, I set notifications of all facebook messages into my personal email and printed the facebook notifications instead of selecting chatlogs directly from our facebook. If you did not set the notifications, I guess you could just select a few by copying the chatlogs in word file and make a stat dec that those are fb chat logs.. That's what I did in skype.

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