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My wife already got a CFO certificate back in 2013 when she got her son's and her passports, and will need the sticker in her passport that they will give her when she has a visa in hand.

Does her son, my stepson need a CFO certificate and sticker in his passport as well?

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My wife already got a CFO certificate back in 2013 when she got her son's and her passports, and will need the sticker in her passport that they will give her when she has a visa in hand.

Does her son, my stepson need a CFO certificate and sticker in his passport as well?

Thanks!

GuitarJam, yes. 12 y/o and below still require to have a cfo sticker, not the certificate. And he doesn't need to attend the PDOS. Edited by RoseCV

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GuitarJam, yes. 12 y/o and below still require to have a cfo sticker, not the certificate. And he doesn't need to attend the PDOS.

Thanks for the reply;

What is PDOS? Is this the Guidance and Counseling Certificate they receive from the classroom lecture? The payment for this is an Official receipt showing "registration" "documentary stamp tax" fees.


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Thanks for the link;

But it states

"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."

That would mean my 17yr old stepson would have to attend then. But he wasn't required to attend when he got his passport issued to him like my spouse had to attend.

And she didn't have any VISA yet, she had to attend prior to getting her passport...


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She had to attend prior to getting her passport or did you guys just schedule it that way since it was more convenient?


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Thanks for the link;

But it states

"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."

That would mean my 17yr old stepson would have to attend then. But he wasn't required to attend when he got his passport issued to him like my spouse had to attend.

And she didn't have any VISA yet, she had to attend prior to getting her passport...

GuitarJam

Your son need to attend the seminar for 13 to 19 y/o counselling once he get his visa. It's required by the Phil. law.

Your wife & I did the same thing.

We attend the seminar to those married to foreign spouses.

it's part of the requirements to change our lastname in new passport.

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GuitarJam

Your son need to attend the seminar for 13 to 19 y/o counselling once he get his visa. It's required by the Phil. law.

Your wife & I did the same thing.

We attend the seminar to those married to foreign spouses.

it's part of the requirements to change our lastname in new passport.

Thanks, yes will wait till the VISA's are received for my stepson to attend the seminar, that way they can both also get the stickers in their passports at the same time, instead of going back later

Thanks


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GuitarJam

Your son need to attend the seminar for 13 to 19 y/o counselling once he get his visa. It's required by the Phil. law.

Your wife & I did the same thing.

We attend the seminar to those married to foreign spouses.

it's part of the requirements to change our lastname in new passport.

So my stepson [17yrs old] will have to register here?

https://cfo.ph/PDOS_Reservation/

And he would not register for the GCP, Guidance & Counseling Program, since he's not a spouse, correct?

And my wife already got her GCP certificate, so no PDOS for her? It states that one can have the certificate, but not be registered. How does one register if they already have the certificate?'

Since the wife and stepson will both be going at the same time, she can get her sticker on her visa, and he should as well after the PDOS seminar the same day...

Thanks

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So my stepson [17yrs old] will have to register here?

https://cfo.ph/PDOS_Reservation/

Actually since he's 17 he would attend the PCS [Peer Counseling Program, but I don't see a link for that, unless its the same one for the PDOS...


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