good question trizienne, yung husband ko canadian citizen talaga. pero it should be included naman sa letter nila kung ano yung dapat na seminar satin diba?
(7) Acquire CFO Sticker >> Sponsored person is required to attend seminar A (PDOS)
or seminar B (GCS)
prior issuance of CFO sticker. For more info visit http://www.cfo.gov.ph/
a. CFO sticker is issued at CFO offices.
b. No reservation required to attend the seminar. Slot is limited so come early.
c. Print out the necessary registration form and fill-up before going for CFO seminar to save time in line.
d. Photocopy the following: Passport, Visa, MCOPR
e. Seminar A: PDOS (Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar) >> when fiancée, spouse, common law or conjugal partner of a Canada permanent resident sponsor; visa is needed to attend; conducted at CFO offices:
i. Commission on Filipinos Overseas Manila
Citigold Center, 1345 Pres. Quirino Avenue Cor. South Superhighway, Manila
Tel. (632) 561-8321 ext. 104, 105, 201-204, 300-304
E-mail: cfodfa @ info.com.ph; cfomieo @ info.com.ph
ii. CFO Cebu Extension Office
Causing Lozada Bldg, Osmena Blvd, cor MJ Cuenco Ave, Cebu City
Tel. (032) 255-5253
iii. The Peer Counseling Seminar is a special session for those with ages 13 to 19 years, which aims to prepare them emotionally for the adjustments they will have to take.
iv. Fees and Requirements: (click here to go directly to the website)
f. Seminar B: GCS (Guidance and Counseling Seminar) >> when fiancée, spouse, common law or conjugal partner of a Canadian citizen sponsor (also Filipino Canadian citizen); can attend with or without the visa; conducted at any CFO service providers:
i. People's Reform Initiative for Social Mobilization (PRISM)
2nd Floor Equitable PCI Bank (BDO) Bldg.
2422 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila
Tel. Nos.: (632) 525-3114, (632) 525-3783, (632) 525-4314
E-mail: prism_inc06 @ yahoo.com.ph
ii. St. Mary Euphrasia Foundation - Center for Overseas Workers (SMEF-COW)
Good Shepherd Convent
1043 Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City
Tel. (632) 913-6439
E-mail: smef_cow @ yahoo.com.ph
>> SMEF-COW has ONE STOP PROCESSING for its CFO Guidance and Counseling. CFO has an EXTENSION office at COW for immediate release of CFO Guidance and Counseling Certificate.
>> Counseling Sessions Schedules: 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. for All countries from Monday to Friday
iii. Fees and Requirements: (click here to go directly to the website)
iv. To renew or apply for passport at Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) certificate from GCS/ Seminar B is required.
g. Seminar C: COA (Canadian Orientation Abroad) >> a one-full day pre-departure orientation seminar offered voluntarily by Canadian gov't through the International Organization for Migration [IOM] for Temporary Workers in the Live-in Caregiver Program and all categories of immigrants; free-of-charge; attendance in these seminars is not mandatory.
i. Participants: voluntary for all Filipinos leaving the country as temporary workers under the Live-in Caregiver Program or in any permanent resident category.
ii. Where: IOM office on the 24th Floor of the Citibank Tower Bldg. at 8741 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
iii. To register, accepted applicants must call the IOM office upon receiving instructions included in their visa package.
iv. The COA seminar is held at the IOM office. Their telephone number: 811-3445, SMS: 09175684868, Fax: 848-1272, E-mail: COAmanila @ iom.int
h. Do not fill-up/sign at the COPR (dikit-dikit na me carbon paper). Filling-up/signing must be done in the presence of Canadian customs or immigration officer.