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Fiancee, Spouses and Other Partners of Foreign Nationals

 

What you need to know...

As Filipinos going abroad as fiancé(e)s, spouses or other partners of foreign nationals, you are required to attend the CFO's guidance and counseling session in order to secure the Guidance and Counseling Certificate (GCC) and the CFO sticker. You need this certificate to renew or apply for a new passport at the Department of Foreign Affairs (per Department of Foreign Affairs Order Nos. 11-97 Implementing Rules and Regulations for Republic Act 8239, "Philippine Passport Act" and 28-94). You will also need to present this certificate together with your spouse/partner visa, at the Immigration office at the international airport on your day of departure.

To attend the Guidance and Counseling program of the CFO, you may proceed at CFO Manila or Cebu Office. You will have to bring with you the required documents to be accommodated in the counseling seminar. The counseling session runs for a minimum of four hours and is meant to provide you with adequate information regarding inter-marriage and migration, the cultural and social realities abroad as well as available support networks for women in distress, among others.

After you comply with all the requirements and finish the counseling session, you will be given the Guidance and Counseling Certificate which you will have to bring along with other pertinent documents, to the CFO, for registration.

Once you already have your valid passport and spouse/partner visa, you will need to register with the CFO and received your CFO Sticker which will be affixed on your Philippine passport..

Important Notes:

  • The CFO has offices in Metro Manila and Metro Cebu. Visit the offices where it is most convenient.
  • Please check the schedule of the counseling session before proceeding to CFO because it is country-specific and the slots are limited only to 15 slots (Manila) / 12 slots (Cebu) per session. It is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • You may avail of the Guidance and Counseling Session even while you are still processing or waiting for your visa. If such is the case, you will only be issued the GCC. Once your visa is released, you will return to CFO to continue with your registration. The CFO sticker will then be affixed on your passport.
  • You will pay a counseling fee of PhP 400.00.

 


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 Schedule of Guidance and Counseling Session in CFO (first-come, first serve basis)


Guidance and Counseling Sessions in CFO Manila Office (Effective August 16, 2013)

COUNTRY

Day

Time

United States of America

Monday to Friday (15 slots)
9:00 am - 12:00 nn
Monday to Friday (15 slots)
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Canada Tuesdays and Fridays (15 slots)
9:00 am - 12:00 nn
Australia Mondays and Thursdays (15 slots)
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
New Zealand Wednesdays (15 slots)
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Japan Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (15 slots)
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taiwan and other Asia Pacific countries Tuesdays and Thursdays (15 slots) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Korea Tuesdays and Thursdays (15 slots)
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
European countries Monday to Friday (15 slots) 9:00 am - 12:00 nn
Middle East and Other Countries Fridays (15 slots)
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 


Guidance and Counseling Sessions in CFO Cebu Office (Effective July 16, 2012)

COUNTRY

DAY

TIME

United States of America and Canada

Monday to Friday (12 slots)

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Australia and New Zealand

Mondays and Wednesdays (12 slots)

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Japan and South Korea

Tuesdays and Thursdays (12 slots)

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Europe

Fridays and Tuesdays (12 slots)

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Other Countries

Thursdays

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

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Requirements for Attendance to Guidance and Counseling Program

  1. Two (2) valid identification cards (IDs) with photograph;
  2. Duly completed guidance and counseling form;
  3. If married, original and photocopy of marriage contract on security paper from the National Statistics Office, or Local Civil Registry Offices; or original and photocopy of marriage contract duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/ Consulate (if married abroad)
  4. Other documents as may be required by the counselors; and
  5. Payment of P400.00 counseling fee.


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Requirements for Registration

  1. Original and photocopy of Passport;
  2. Original and photocopy of visa
  3. Original and photocopy of Immigrant Data Summary for US-bound emigrants (except for K visa holders);
  4. Original and photocopy of Confirmation of Permanent Residence for Canada-bound emigrants;
  5. Original and photocopy of Certification of Eligibility for Japan-bound emigrants;
  6. Original CFO guidance and counseling certificate;
  7. Duly completed emigrant registration form; and
  8. Payment of the authorized registration fee.

 


 

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