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My fiance went to the cfo and it was a nightmare. Her cfo seminar was scheduled 2 days before her flight. This was supposed to be the easy part. They wouldn't give her the sticker because she wouldn't show "my" cenomar. They had her in tears. She kept trying to explain that there is no cenomar in the USA, but the idiot lady she interviewed with didn't want to accept her explanation. Needless to say, the easiest part of the process turned out to be the hardest. You would think that a government organization that actually has country specific seminars would know this and not make a difficult situation more difficult with some ignorant bs. Obviously, the US embassy approved her passport and visa. They already did the investigative work as well as USCIS. Eventually she got the sticker, made her flight and has been here in the USA with me for a week. She is very fierce and determined and gave them a piece of her mind. The CFO seminar is just another excuse to extort an extra $10 from the US petitioner.

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Oh wow. So how did she go about it? She just explained it over and over again that there is no cenomar in the us? Or did she show any divorce decree?


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CFO is just another way to get some money and give some people a job. Philippines Government doesn't give a damn about their people.

It perfectly fine for girls to go to Japan and prostitute for a living, just as long as the girls send money home. It fine for helpers to go to Middle East and get acted like slaves, just as long as you remit money back to Philippines

Back about 15 years ago when you went to CFO they tried to get the girls going abroad to remit money back to social security in Philippine, Then in 2009 they had a bank rep trying to get the people to sign up for Philippine credit cards.

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Sad that it hAppened to your fiancee. But i still believe that cfo is not just a way to extort people. It is educational. And i truly believe that they tend to scrutinize applicants if they dont have have enough docs to support their answers or if there is a tiny bit questionable to a relationship.

happy to know that your fiancee is there for a week now. Goodluck on your marriage.

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What happens if you fail the cfo? Or is it even possible to fail the cfo? :)


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02-25-2015: I-129f sent
03-03-2015: NOA1
03-25-2015: NOA2
04-29-2015: Medical (passed)
05-18-2015: Interview (approved) yay!
05-21-2015: Issued! ?
06-25-2015: US entry

AOS
09-16-2015: Sent AOS, EAD and AP packets
09-22-2015: NOA

10-15-2015: Biometrics

11-20-2015: EAD and AP approval

12-21-2015: Interview

12-30-2015: AOS approval :)

 

ROC

11-02-2017: I-751 sent

11-07-2017: NOA1

11-30-2017: Biometrics

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She should send a formal complaint so whoever that woman is will be punished if not, reminded to be nicer and be well-informed so that she will not repeat this idiocy to others.


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04/04/16 In Line for an Interview (txt, email, and checked case status)

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What happens if you fail the cfo? Or is it even possible to fail the cfo? :)

CFO is one of the gatekeepers and can prevent you from leaving. We talk about the experience and how to prepare for your interview at CFO. See Hank's or my guide. See link at twisting arrow below.


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AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Sad that it hAppened to your fiancee. But i still believe that cfo is not just a way to extort people. It is educational. And i truly believe that they tend to scrutinize applicants if they dont have have enough docs to support their answers or if there is a tiny bit questionable to a relationship.

happy to know that your fiancee is there for a week now. Goodluck on your marriage.

They don't need to scrutinize anything. The embassy and USCIS have already done the scrutinizing. Once someone goes there as the last step of the process, they should just give them the seminar and sticker. What makes the CFO more qualified than USCIS or the US embassy? The only hard part for us was this CFO nonsense. All the other steps were a piece of cake. All you have to do is follow the visa journey guides.

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CFO is one of the gatekeepers and can prevent you from leaving. We talk about the experience and how to prepare for your interview at CFO. See Hank's or my guide. See link at twisting arrow below.

Hmm so it is possible to fail cfo. And i am forever grateful to the guides you provide. Am all set for cfo questions and info needed (my fiance's info, his mom and dad's). Lol i even know my fiance's ex wife's birthday wahahahahaha!


K1 VISA :)
02-25-2015: I-129f sent
03-03-2015: NOA1
03-25-2015: NOA2
04-29-2015: Medical (passed)
05-18-2015: Interview (approved) yay!
05-21-2015: Issued! ?
06-25-2015: US entry

AOS
09-16-2015: Sent AOS, EAD and AP packets
09-22-2015: NOA

10-15-2015: Biometrics

11-20-2015: EAD and AP approval

12-21-2015: Interview

12-30-2015: AOS approval :)

 

ROC

11-02-2017: I-751 sent

11-07-2017: NOA1

11-30-2017: Biometrics

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My fiance went to the cfo and it was a nightmare. Her cfo seminar was scheduled 2 days before her flight. This was supposed to be the easy part. They wouldn't give her the sticker because she wouldn't show "my" cenomar. They had her in tears. She kept trying to explain that there is no cenomar in the USA, but the idiot lady she interviewed with didn't want to accept her explanation. Needless to say, the easiest part of the process turned out to be the hardest. You would think that a government organization that actually has country specific seminars would know this and not make a difficult situation more difficult with some ignorant bs. Obviously, the US embassy approved her passport and visa. They already did the investigative work as well as USCIS. Eventually she got the sticker, made her flight and has been here in the USA with me for a week. She is very fierce and determined and gave them a piece of her mind. The CFO seminar is just another excuse to extort an extra $10 from the US petitioner.

CFO has never been known to be the "easy" part, it has always been the most annoying and difficult part, especially if the Filipina is shy, meek and not self assured and confident. And no CFO is not all about extort $10.. it has a purpose to protect the Filipina from "dangerous kanos" ;)


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I can see you are PO'd. It will eventually pass and you'll be able to remember the episode in a different light.

Not that it makes any difference now but everyone needs to realize that CFO = Philippines and USEM = United States. They don't talk to each other at all.

That's why it is so important to have all the bola-bola docs they are asking for before you enter the CFO offices. There must have been some incident or misunderstanding that set the CFO off and it deteriorated from there. We very seldom hear of incidents as yours here. A lot of frustration but nothing like this.

I thought the seminar was just more PI bola-bola, just like the pre-marriage LCR seminar I had to attend. In the end I believe both my asawa and I saw value in each. You just need to attend each with an open mind.

Just my $0.02


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I-130 RFE : 2014-08-11 (Wanted NSO Marriage Certificate, not LCR)
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NVC Received : 2014-09-15
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SLEC completed: 2015-04-22
Visa Approved: 2015-05-05
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Hmm so it is possible to fail cfo. And i am forever grateful to the guides you provide. Am all set for cfo questions and info needed (my fiance's info, his mom and dad's). Lol i even know my fiance's ex wife's birthday wahahahahaha!

Too funny that you know her birthday.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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What happens if you fail the cfo? Or is it even possible to fail the cfo? :)

I have never heard of anyone failing CFO. I have heard of them having having to come back for stupid stuff like fiancé mothers maiden name, etc.

About 6 years ago you could go to CFO in Manila at either St. Marys (Ran by nuns and more relaxed) or PRISM (This location was giving some applicants going to USA a hard time, but again never heard anyone fail, Cry Yes, but never failed)

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I have never heard of anyone failing CFO. I have heard of them having having to come back for stupid stuff like fiancé mothers maiden name, etc.

About 6 years ago you could go to CFO in Manila at either St. Marys (Ran by nuns and more relaxed) or PRISM (This location was giving some applicants going to USA a hard time, but again never heard anyone fail, Cry Yes, but never failed)

Vol, it does happen. http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/460612-anyone-denied-cfo-every-went-to-other-cfo/


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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I suspect she went back and re did CFO and got her sticker. Let me clarify I have seen a 2 reports of the girl leaving crying CFO and no sticker being issued after another CFO session, I have never seen anyone not getting a CFO sticker, It might take more than one attempt.

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