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Prism Or CitiGOLD?

Also anyone know the times they give the sessions? What happens if she gets there and they aren't accepting any new people for the seminar because it's full?

And lastly, what is a good way to get to the CITIGOLD or PRISM for the seminar from the ST lukes medical center? Jeepney? LRT? Thank you.

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Prism Or CitiGOLD?

Also anyone know the times they give the sessions? What happens if she gets there and they aren't accepting any new people for the seminar because it's full?

And lastly, what is a good way to get to the CITIGOLD or PRISM for the seminar from the ST lukes medical center? Jeepney? LRT? Thank you.

http://www.cfo.gov.ph/emig_manila.htm

http://www.cfo.gov.ph/emig_cebu.htm

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What happens if she gets there and they aren't accepting any new people for the seminar because it's full?

She would have to try again the next available day.

And lastly, what is a good way to get to the CITIGOLD or PRISM for the seminar from the ST lukes medical center? Jeepney? LRT? Thank you.

A taxi is most convenient.


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She can try to get there as early as she can to avoid any circumstances like being full.


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She can try to get there as early as she can to avoid any circumstances like being full.

Ok how early though?

Isn't there a session at 10-12 and one at 2-4pm?

How early does she need to be there for those sessions?

And lastly is there a jeepney that goes from ermita to cfo Prism?

Which one does she need to go for the seminar? The CitiGold Or Prism?

Please help, my girl is going to manila tonight.

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http://www.cfo.gov.ph/fs_manila.htm

She will need to attend the guidance and counselling session

It can be done at either location according to the website.

The schedule is on this link ... M - F : 3 sessions each day

I don't know about jeepneys as we always travel by taxi.

These links are for the predeparture seminar. That's not the seminar for marriage based visas.


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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http://www.cfo.gov.ph/fs_manila.htm

She will need to attend the guidance and counselling session

It can be done at either location according to the website.

That CFO website is a bit confusing but thank you for your help its much clearer now. So if I'm understanding right, she can go to either CITIGOLD or PRISM to get her seminar? Can she get her stamp at both places too?

I'll have her take a taxi that's fine, I wasn't sure if it was very crowded there which is why I'd prefer her to take the LRT.

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She can try to get there as early as she can to avoid any circumstances like being full.

Ok how early though?

Isn't there a session at 10-12 and one at 2-4pm?

How early does she need to be there for those sessions?

And lastly is there a jeepney that goes from ermita to cfo Prism?

Which one does she need to go for the seminar? The CitiGold Or Prism?

Please help, my girl is going to manila tonight.

She can go as early as 6:00 am.

The session starts at 10-12 and 2-4 but since there are numbers petition going to Philippines, we can expect the amount of people lining up outside before that specific time for counselling.

My fiancee said that there is no jeepney direct to CFO since the road is only for BUS and private vehicles. She can take a jeepney from Ermita to Quiapo and then Quiapo to Pedro Gil. In that case she is going to walk a little farther from the corner to the other corner of the building. Taxi is going to be convenient and quite safer. Zane said that taxi from Ermita to CFO wont cost more than 4$ specially during 6 am. Traffic is not heavy during that time according to her. (By the way she's been already there to get her passport and she is living near Ermita).

She will need to go to CFO Citigold first and she will be given an instruction after she's done paying the registration fee. (Please note: The are fixers outside the CFO building before you enter the gate. Tell your fiancee to ask the guard of the building and not the people around chasing her for different service.)

And lastly my fiancee asked is where is your girl from lol and to please tell you to tell her to be cautious, Manila has a lot difference than in province. To just be watchful.)

PLEASE CHECK THE FLOWCHART

http://www.cfo.gov.ph/fs_manila.htm

She will need to attend the guidance and counselling session

It can be done at either location according to the website.

That CFO website is a bit confusing but thank you for your help its much clearer now. So if I'm understanding right, she can go to either CITIGOLD or PRISM to get her seminar? Can she get her stamp at both places too?

I'll have her take a taxi that's fine, I wasn't sure if it was very crowded there which is why I'd prefer her to take the LRT.

Yes she can get the stamp in the same building.

LRT is not operating until 7 am according to Zane and the station is still farther from the CFO building and she still need to walk 2 corners before she's going to get there.


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04-04-2006 - NOA1

09-04-2006 - NOA2

09-16-2006 - NVC received

09-26-2006 - Received in MANILA EMBASSY

01-18-2007 - INTERVIEW - -APPROVED

02-02-2007 Zeraline and Zeahne Arrived in Hawaii

AOS

09-18-2008 - Sent AOS Application

09-25-2008 - NOA Received

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She can try to get there as early as she can to avoid any circumstances like being full.

Ok how early though?

Isn't there a session at 10-12 and one at 2-4pm?

How early does she need to be there for those sessions?

And lastly is there a jeepney that goes from ermita to cfo Prism?

Which one does she need to go for the seminar? The CitiGold Or Prism?

Please help, my girl is going to manila tonight.

She can go as early as 6:00 am.

The session starts at 10-12 and 2-4 but since there are numbers petition going to Philippines, we can expect the amount of people lining up outside before that specific time for counselling.

My fiancee said that there is no jeepney direct to CFO since the road is only for BUS and private vehicles. She can take a jeepney from Ermita to Quiapo and then Quiapo to Pedro Gil. In that case she is going to walk a little farther from the corner to the other corner of the building. Taxi is going to be convenient and quite safer. Zane said that taxi from Ermita to CFO wont cost more than 4$ specially during 6 am. Traffic is not heavy during that time according to her. (By the way she's been already there to get her passport and she is living near Ermita).

She will need to go to CFO Citigold first and she will be given an instruction after she's done paying the registration fee. (Please note: The are fixers outside the CFO building before you enter the gate. Tell your fiancee to ask the guard of the building and not the people around chasing her for different service.)

And lastly my fiancee asked is where is your girl from lol and to please tell you to tell her to be cautious, Manila has a lot difference than in province. To just be watchful.)

PLEASE CHECK THE FLOWCHART

http://www.cfo.gov.ph/fs_manila.htm

She will need to attend the guidance and counselling session

It can be done at either location according to the website.

That CFO website is a bit confusing but thank you for your help its much clearer now. So if I'm understanding right, she can go to either CITIGOLD or PRISM to get her seminar? Can she get her stamp at both places too?

I'll have her take a taxi that's fine, I wasn't sure if it was very crowded there which is why I'd prefer her to take the LRT.

Yes she can get the stamp in the same building.

LRT is not operating until 7 am according to Zane and the station is still farther from the CFO building and she still need to walk 2 corners before she's going to get there.

She's from Murcia.. province near bacolod city negros occidental.

So she needs to go to CITIGOLD first?

But I thought the seminar is in PRISM not CITIGOLD?

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She need to go to first in CFO located in Quezon City, then, she will go to Citigold (Manila) after the seminar to get the certification.

Thanks for that info. We thought CFO Guidance and counselling is under the same building CITIGOLD. :blush:


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04-04-2006 - NOA1

09-04-2006 - NOA2

09-16-2006 - NVC received

09-26-2006 - Received in MANILA EMBASSY

01-18-2007 - INTERVIEW - -APPROVED

02-02-2007 Zeraline and Zeahne Arrived in Hawaii

AOS

09-18-2008 - Sent AOS Application

09-25-2008 - NOA Received

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She need to go to first in CFO located in Quezon City, then, she will go to Citigold (Manila) after the seminar to get the certification.

Can't she go to the one in PRISM building in manila and not quezon city?

And also can someone please tell me what she needs to take there for the seminar?

Just photocopy of her Birth Cert and NBI.

Anything else?

On the site it says something like she needs an application form.

She won't have her passport because she will go after her medical so she will get her stamp later when she gets her visa.

Also what is the total cost?

CFO seminar is 400p?

What about for the stamp? thank you and sorry for so many questions.

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http://www.smef-cow-phil.org

Steps in CFO Guidance and Counseling Program

Step 1: Guidance and Counseling at SMEF-COW

Accomplishment of CFO Guidance and Counseling form

Payment of P250.00 counseling fee

Attendance in the counseling: group or one-on-one counseling, including IDC

Issuance of SMEF-COW Certificate of Attendance

For Clients who will apply for passport and visa:

Step 2: Issuance of Guidance and Counseling Certificate at CFO

Step 3: Passport/Visa Application

Step 4: Registration at CFO

- Accomplishment and verification of CFO Registration form

- Payment of P250.00 registration fee

Step 5: Release of passport with CFO registration sticker, Distribution of CFO Information Kit

For Clients with Visa

Step 2: Issuance of Guidance and Counseling Certificate at CFO

Step 3: Registration at CFO

- Accomplishment and verification of CFO Registration form

- Payment of P250.00 registration fee

Step 4: Release of passport with CFO registration sticker, Distribution of CFO Information Kit

Counseling Requirements for Filipino Spouses and Other Partners of Foreign Nationals

Two (2) valid identification cards with photograph (i.e. passport, driver’s license, NBI Clearance, SSS or GSIS ID, company ID, professional license card);

Duly completed Guidance and Counseling form (available at CFO or SMEF-COW);

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 duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/consulate (if married abroad);

Other documents (i.e. divorce or separation papers, photographs, parental consent, letters, other proofs of identity, civil status, etc.) as may be required by the counselors; and

Payment of P250.00 counseling fee.

After receipt of the passport and visa, the Filipino spouses and other partners of foreign nationals will have to register with CFO prior to their departure. Registration is done either in CFO Manila or Cebu Extension Office, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. An emigrant registration sticker is affixed to the emigrants passport as proof of registration.

Registration Requirements for Filipino Spouses and Other Partners of Foreign Nationals

Original Passport;

Original and photocopy of visa;

Original and photocopy of Immigrant Data Summary for US bound/Confirmation of Permanent Residence for Canada bound;

Original CFO guidance and counseling certificate;

Duly completed emigrant registration form; and

Payment of the authorized registration fee.

* CFO has a Satellite Office within the C.O.W. building

For the immediate issuance of CFO guidance and counseling certificate and registration sticker after completion of the guidance and counseling session, CFO has established a Satellite Office within the building of C.O.W.

Guidance and Counseling Schedules

Schedule of Guidance and Counseling Sessions in Metro Manila

North America

Destination Country Day Time

United States of America Monday to Friday 10:00 am

1:30 pm

3:30 pm

Canada Tuesday

and Friday 1:30 pm

Schedule of Guidance and Counseling Sessions in Metro Manila

Asia-Pacific

Destination Country Day Time

Japan Monday

to Friday 10:00 am

1:30 pm

3:30 pm

Australia Monday to Friday 3:30 pm

New Zealand

Wednesday 3:30 pm

Taiwan Tuesday

and Friday 10:00 am

Korea

and other

Asia-Pacific Countries Tuesday and Thursday 1:30 pm

Schedule of Guidance and Counseling Sessions in Metro Manila

Europe

Destination Country Day Time

Germany Monday, Wednesday & Friday 1:30 pm

United Kingdom Tuesday

and Thursday 10:00 am

Sweden Monday 10:00 am

Norway Monday 1:30 pm

Denmark Tuesday 3:30 pm

Belgium Wednesday 10:00 am

Netherlands Wednesday 1:30 pm

Italy Thursday 10:00 am

France Friday 3:30 pm

Other

European Countries Monday 3:30 pm

Schedule of Guidance and Counseling Sessions in Metro Manila

Other Countries

Destination Country Day Time

Middle East and African Countries

Thursday 3:30 pm

South / Latin American Countries Monday 3:30 pm

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Steps in CFO Guidance and Counseling Program

Step 1: Guidance and Counseling at SMEF-COW

Accomplishment of CFO Guidance and Counseling form

Payment of P250.00 counseling fee

Attendance in the counseling: group or one-on-one counseling, including IDC

Issuance of SMEF-COW Certificate of Attendance

For Clients who will apply for passport and visa:

Step 2: Issuance of Guidance and Counseling Certificate at CFO

Step 3: Passport/Visa Application

Step 4: Registration at CFO

- Accomplishment and verification of CFO Registration form

- Payment of P250.00 registration fee

Step 5: Release of passport with CFO registration sticker, Distribution of CFO Information Kit

For Clients with Visa

Step 2: Issuance of Guidance and Counseling Certificate at CFO

Step 3: Registration at CFO

- Accomplishment and verification of CFO Registration form

- Payment of P250.00 registration fee

Step 4: Release of passport with CFO registration sticker, Distribution of CFO Information Kit

Counseling Requirements for Filipino Spouses and Other Partners of Foreign Nationals

Two (2) valid identification cards with photograph (i.e. passport, driver’s license, NBI Clearance, SSS or GSIS ID, company ID, professional license card);

Duly completed Guidance and Counseling form (available at CFO or SMEF-COW);

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 duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/consulate (if married abroad);

Other documents (i.e. divorce or separation papers, photographs, parental consent, letters, other proofs of identity, civil status, etc.) as may be required by the counselors; and

Payment of P250.00 counseling fee.

After receipt of the passport and visa, the Filipino spouses and other partners of foreign nationals will have to register with CFO prior to their departure. Registration is done either in CFO Manila or Cebu Extension Office, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. An emigrant registration sticker is affixed to the emigrants passport as proof of registration.

Registration Requirements for Filipino Spouses and Other Partners of Foreign Nationals

Original Passport;

Original and photocopy of visa;

Original and photocopy of Immigrant Data Summary for US bound/Confirmation of Permanent Residence for Canada bound;

Original CFO guidance and counseling certificate;

Duly completed emigrant registration form; and

Payment of the authorized registration fee.

* CFO has a Satellite Office within the C.O.W. building

For the immediate issuance of CFO guidance and counseling certificate and registration sticker after completion of the guidance and counseling session, CFO has established a Satellite Office within the building of C.O.W.

Guidance and Counseling Schedules

Schedule of Guidance and Counseling Sessions in Metro Manila

North America

Destination Country Day Time

United States of America Monday to Friday 10:00 am

1:30 pm

3:30 pm

Canada Tuesday

and Friday 1:30 pm

Schedule of Guidance and Counseling Sessions in Metro Manila

Asia-Pacific

Destination Country Day Time

Japan Monday

to Friday 10:00 am

1:30 pm

3:30 pm

Australia Monday to Friday 3:30 pm

New Zealand

Wednesday 3:30 pm

Taiwan Tuesday

and Friday 10:00 am

Korea

and other

Asia-Pacific Countries Tuesday and Thursday 1:30 pm

Schedule of Guidance and Counseling Sessions in Metro Manila

Europe

Destination Country Day Time

Germany Monday, Wednesday & Friday 1:30 pm

United Kingdom Tuesday

and Thursday 10:00 am

Sweden Monday 10:00 am

Norway Monday 1:30 pm

Denmark Tuesday 3:30 pm

Belgium Wednesday 10:00 am

Netherlands Wednesday 1:30 pm

Italy Thursday 10:00 am

France Friday 3:30 pm

Other

European Countries Monday 3:30 pm

Schedule of Guidance and Counseling Sessions in Metro Manila

Other Countries

Destination Country Day Time

Middle East and African Countries

Thursday 3:30 pm

South / Latin American Countries Monday 3:30 pm

Thanks for copying and pasting what's already on the CFO website. I was hoping someone here would be nice enough to confirm what I'm asking because that website is a bit confusing. First of all what is a Duly completed Emegrant registraton form? I never heard of that.Duly completed Guidance and Counseling form? What is that? Where do you get that do they fill it out there or before? Please someone help.

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