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Old 06-23-2013, 02:52 AM
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In my experience when I attended CFO this feb..Most of the interview are what's in the form.Like when and where you meet your partner, have you visited his country/did he meet your family ..etc,,,,
Thanks a lot abc...

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Frankly I can't see the point of my fiancé attending the CFO seminar. She's been living with me in Perth, Australia for 2 months now while we wait for her offshore PMV to be granted.

Of what benefit is the CFO seminar to her?
If she dosen't go back to the Philippines until she is an Australian citizen and travels on an au passport then it won't matter.
But if she is traveling on her ph passport she will have to do it before she can depart the Philippines again.
Also she will need it if she has to renew her ph passport.

My wife departed Philippines July 2011 on a TV, PMV300 granted August 2011 we didn't go back to the Philippines until January 2012 for a month visit, before my wife could depart she had to attend CFO and get the label attached to her passport.




Prospective Marriage (Temporary)(Class TO Subclass 300) visa.
Applied: 15 June 2011
Granted: 25 August 2011
Married: 10 March 2012
Partner (Temporary)(Class UK Subclass 820) visa.
Applied: 23 May 2012
CO assigned: 05 July 2012
AFP clearance: 17 August 2012 (applied for this 06 July but it took a long time to get it)
Granted: 20 August 2012

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Tresha is right, the CFO On-line registration is solely for the completion of forms. Please refer to this email reply I got when I inquired about this last year:

From : Commission on Filipinos Overseas <[email protected]>
Subject : Online Pre-registration
Date : 06 December 2012

We refer to your e-mail of 30 November 2012. We wish to inform you that
the Commission on Filipinos Overseas’ (CFO) Online Pre-registration does
not automatically reserve a slot for the Guidance and Counseling Program
(GCP) or other seminars conducted by the CFO. Attendance to CFO seminars is on a walk in, first come, first serve basis. It was created to lessen time spent in filling-up the registration forms during the client’s visit
to our office.

Spouses, fiancé(e)s and other partners of foreign nationals who completed
the GCP may use the Online Pre-registration upon receipt of their spouse,
fiancé, immigrant or residence visa.


Best regards.


Ariel T. Cruz (sgd.)
Emigrant Services Officer
Migrant Integration and Education Division


I filed a complaint to Sec. M. Nicolas about this, citing how much easier it would be if their online procedures were similar to that of the NSO or even the NBI, to no avail.
Please note the bit I bolded above,

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Frankly I can't see the point of my fianc&#233; attending the CFO seminar. She's been living with me in Perth, Australia for 2 months now while we wait for her offshore PMV to be granted.

Of what benefit is the CFO seminar to her?
Hi Romulo,

Just want to share what I encounter while I was attending the CFO seminar in Manila. There was this couple both Filipinos migrating to Japan permanently. They book their ticket went to the airport but refused to leave because they do not have CFO certificates and sticker. And there is another filipina same already in the airport also refused. They need to get done the CFO.

I think tourist visa does'nt require CFO only needs when the visa is temporary permanet visa and permanent visa.

The importance of the CFO seminar is to help the filipino aware about their rights while living in oz. Also educate migrants about human trafficking, telling what are the things we need to do once we are in Oz like emergency line people we can contact in Oz in times of trouble. Als beneficial at the time the spouse want to change passport using husbands name, CFO cert is one of the requirement for those Filipino married to foreigner.

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Can someone let me know what other country's do something similar to the CFO seminar and passport sticker.
If the Philippines is the only country that does this , why????
The Government is treating the citizens like little children that cant be trusted to make a decision for them selves.
Why doesn't the Government hand out small booklets with contact information for assistance in foreign country's at the airport.
Bet I get blown out of the water for these comments.

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Instead of creating jobs this country prefers to export its citizens to work abroad. Those that are extremely lucky and can pay the huge agency fees end up in better countries like Singapore, Taiwan , Japan...etc. The rest end up as slaves in the Middle East and being predominantly Christians are treated like dirt by the Moslems.

Its all about the remittance money these OFW's have to pay the government..This CFO thing is just another example how to take money off the people under the disguise of preparing them to live n work abroad.

Besides SriLanka, Bangladesh and a handful of other 3rd world countries, no one else treats their people as export income....

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Can someone let me know what other country's do something similar to the CFO seminar and passport sticker.
If the Philippines is the only country that does this , why????
The Government is treating the citizens like little children that cant be trusted to make a decision for them selves.
Why doesn't the Government hand out small booklets with contact information for assistance in foreign country's at the airport.
Bet I get blown out of the water for these comments.
There would be no money in that, there a whole department to support.
The people who are require to attend are emigrating so its the last chance for the government to get money out of them.

"Plus the women who have a foreign spouse/fianc&#233; need to be warned the the person they are in love with will beat them, keep them locked up, or sell them into slavery or prostitution." LOL

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I wish there someone from CFO reply on this thread so this topic is over lol.because im curious too
.when i attended the seminar there's a filipina said she will apply for passport but she returned because DFA also ask for CFO,so her aussie husband bit annoyed of long process .is it true now?theres also group of girls in seminar that will tour to thailand from clark airport and said they need also CFO.well 1 word i remember from seminar is if ur out of the country dont forget philippines and love ones here of course

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I am with you Tresha
Gee just stop talking about CFO and just go as soon as possible early in the morning before 6am, fill out the form with a pen, pay your money, provide your documents, listen to whatever they want to preach get your seminar certificate. Go home and have a san Miguel and focus on the good things in life. The foreigner does not even need to go, so this will give you something to do while you wait. Look for the positives ie July is coming quickly so sort yourself out before the rush to the CFO haha.
Next topic, someone please be original ????

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Hi aussieboy im actually thinking a good reason that i can ask DIAC if HOW LONG IS THEIR "FINAL STAGE OF VISA 309';300 or other .but i dont like to rush them lol. i don't like sounds that im demanding ,if anyone has idea pls share. im aware that its different on each case

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