What is CFO PDOS?
CFO stands for Commision on Filipino Overseas. and PDOS means Predeparture Orientation Seminar.
What is the purpose of PDOS?
PDOS is required for every filipino citizen who are about to live or immigrate to another country. It provides a seminar to inform people on what to do and whom to contact in case of emergencies. They also give out flyers on how to contact Philippine consulate or embassies . They also conduct seminars specifically for filipinos marrying a foreign nationals. It is more likely an orientation before leaving the country.They also provide contacts and a booklet of information and rights of filipinos as an immigrant.
Can I leave without having CFO seminar?
No, you cannot. To be able to immigrate to another country, you need to attend seminar. They will issue a sticker. On the day of your departure, they will check if you have a sticker in your passport.
Information about CFO Cebu and Manila.
CFO Predeparture Seminar are conducted in Cebu and Manila, Philippines. Both has similar requirements but a slight difference. CFO manila conduct seminar base on their online registration. To register online. Click the link on step 1 shown on the CFO manila website and follow the instruction on how to fill it out correctly.
Below are the listed requirements for CFO manila.
-Passport and biopage photocopy
-k1 visa (if issued)
-2 valid IDs
-Registration Form Available Online
-CENOMAR (Original and Photocopy)
-400 pesos payment
-Income Tax Return Form (showing single status of Petitioner)
-Proof of Relationship
-Birth Certificate of Petitioner
-NSO Birth Certificate
NOTE: NOT ALL OF THE LISTED DOCUMENTS ABOVE ARE BEING ASKED FOR CFO SEMINAR, IT DEPENDS ON WHAT THEY WANT FROM YOU SO IT WOULD BE BEST TO GET PREPARED.