GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING PROCEDURE FOR FILIPINO SPOUSES/PARTNERS OF FOREIGN NATIONALS
Effective 4 April 2005, the new guidance and counseling procedure for spouses and partners of foreign nationals was implemented.
Under Department Orders No. 11-97, No. 15-89, and No. 28-94 of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Filipino spouses and other partners of foreign nationals are required to attend the guidance and counseling program as a pre-requisite to the issuance of passports. The objective is to help the said clientele make informed decisions and prepare them for the realities of cross-cultural marriages.
The St. Mary Euphrasia Foundation-Center for Overseas Workers (SMEF-COW) and the People's Reform Initiative for Social Mobilization Inc. (PRISM) conduct the guidance and counseling program to Filipino spouses and other partners of foreign nationals. The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) issues the guidance and counseling certificate to clients who have satisfactorily completed the guidance and counseling requirements at SMEF-COW or PRISM.
Counseling Requirements for Filipino spouses and Other Partners of Foreign Nationals
1. Two (2) valid identification cards with photograph
2. Duly accomplished guidance and counseling form
3. If married, certified true copy and photocopy of marriage contract on security paper from the National Statistics Office (NSO), or the Local Civil Registry Offices (LCRO); or original and photocopy of Report of Marriage issued by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate in the country where marriage took place
4. Other documents as may be required by the counselors; and
5. Counseling fee: PhP 250.00
Note: Only 12 counselees in Manila and 10 counselees in Cebu are accommodated per session, on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check the CFO website for the schedule of Guidance and Counseling Sessions in Metro Manila or Cebu for those planning to go to the Netherlands.
After receipt of passport and visa, the Filipino spouses and other partners of foreign nationals will have to register with the CFO prior to their departure. Registration is done either in CFO Manila or CFO Cebu Extension Office, Monday to Friday, 0800H to 1700H. An emigrant registration sticker is affixed to the emigrant's passport as proof of registration.
Registration Requirements for Filipino Spouses and Other Partners of Foreign Nationals
1. Original Passport
2. Original and photocopy of visa
3. Original CFO guidance and counseling certificate
Sis, dito ako nag counselling (CFO) requirement kase yan nung kumuha ako ng passport; kaya tapos na ako with that counselling, i just need to go back pag may visa na raw ako for the sticker...
SMEF-COW Manila Office
Good Shepherd Convent
1043 Aurora Blvd., Quezon City
Telephone: (+632) 913-6439
Fax: (+632) 913-6438
E-mail: ofw @ edsamail.com.ph
Hope this will help you...
siguro its better to call them before u go para mconfirm mo if tama pa yung mga payment fee dito...