CFO Commission on Filipino Overseas is a filipino government agency, required to all filipino people to have a certificate and sticker stamped to every filipino passport to pass at international airport here in the Philippines. They have 2 types of seminar for spousal visa: a sponsor who is a permanent residence and canadian citizen. Permanent resident have their seminar (PDOS) at the main cfo office while canadian cit. (counselling) are at 2 different ngo's: PRISM and SMEF-COW. PRISM at taft in front dela salle univ, while SMEF-COW at katipunan, quezon city. You need to pay 250 pesos at cashier and 150 pesos, total is 400 pesos in my counseling, don't know how much in PDOS. AND IT IS MANDATORY, remember if petition person dont have this, she/he will be hold by Bureau of Immigration at the airport.
IOM International Organization for Migration which organize a COA Canadian Orientation Abroad, a world wide and official pre depature orientation project funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and as I've said to my previous post it cost NOTHING and it is very helpful seminar to all newcomers. Don't worry about this, you will receive the flyer it will attach to your wife's COPR Certificate of Permanent Resident together with passport and visa.
And kindly understand my grammar and spelling because i dont have any time to look and read all over again to my post, i'm in a bad shape today, sleepy and tired and pack my things again for my flight tomorrow to Canada, all i want is to share my experience because this forum helps me lot from the very beginning. Hope this helps...
Sis Floy question, sa PRISM na ba lahat yung guidance counselling and CFO? Or do I need to go to Katipunan pa, kasi PRISM is much more convenient from where I live.