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I am aware the CFO requirement consists of two parts.

1. Guidance and Counseling Seminar

2. Attain a CFO sticker to be placed inside the passport/visa.

My question, can both be accomplished at the Manila CFO location. This is our preferred method.

Or will my fiancé have to go to PRISM in Malate for the Guidance and Counseling Seminar then to the CFO location for the sticker.

Also, is this the correct fee schedule:

1. Guidance and Counseling Seminar – P250

2. CFO Registration – P400

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I am aware the CFO requirement consists of two parts.

1. Guidance and Counseling Seminar

2. Attain a CFO sticker to be placed inside the passport/visa.

My question, can both be accomplished at the Manila CFO location. This is our preferred method.

Or will my fiancé have to go to PRISM in Malate for the Guidance and Counseling Seminar then to the CFO location for the sticker.

Also, is this the correct fee schedule:

1. Guidance and Counseling Seminar – P250

2. CFO Registration – P400

I couldn't find the topic where somebody said you can do both in Manila CFO. All I know is if you'll do the seminar in PRISM, the sticker will be at Pres. Quirino Highway, which is not so far away. And I believe you are correct about the fees. Maybe you can poke around here: www.cfo.gov.

Good luck!

--Mae


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if in Manila, counselling and stamping would have to be done in two different locations. i believe counselling will be in PRISM near DLSU. for the sticker/stamp you would need to go to the CFO office in Quirino cor. South Superhighway.

i think its only in Cubao (SMEF-COW) where you can have your counselling and stamping done without the need to commute to another location.

:yes: yup! you have the right fees. :thumbs:


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attend the seminar at PRISM in taft avenue and then proceed to quirino ave. (CFO) for the remaining processess (e.g. sticker) and that's it. she's ready to go! :thumbs:

the fees are right :thumbs:

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I think Manila is the main CFO office. Claudeth did hers in Cebu because it was more convenient for her


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I am aware the CFO requirement consists of two parts.

1. Guidance and Counseling Seminar

2. Attain a CFO sticker to be placed inside the passport/visa.

My question, can both be accomplished at the Manila CFO location. This is our preferred method.

Or will my fiancé have to go to PRISM in Malate for the Guidance and Counseling Seminar then to the CFO location for the sticker.

Also, is this the correct fee schedule:

1. Guidance and Counseling Seminar – P250

2. CFO Registration – P400

I guess no..She needs to have her seminar in PRISM and stamp at CFO..She can both do it at St. Marys Euphrasia in Aurora, Cubao since the said place has a CFO office inside..They will stick it inside her passport..Her visa was stick inside her passport too.. :D


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Nov. 28, 07 - Arrived in US with my asawa

Dec. 8. 07 - Received my SSC through mail

Jan. 19, 08 - Received welcome notice from USCIS 3x

Jan. 25, 08 - Got my GC

Sept. 4, 08 - Jody, our baby arrived

 

~Removal of condition Time line~

Aug. 5, 09 - Reminder letter from USCIS regarding my immigration status received

Sept. 8, 2009 - Sent I-751

Sept. 11, 2009 - Mail delivered to VT

Sept. 18, 2009 - NOA1 & extension letter DATED 09/14/09

Sept. 25, 2009 - Biometrics appointment letter received

Oct. 14, 2009 - Early biometrics

Oct. 15, 2009 - Touched

Oct. 23, 2009 - Scheduled biometrics

Dec. 31, 2009 - Approval letter received dated 12/24/09

Jan. 08, 2010 - Card production ordered

Jan. 19, 2010 - GC received

 

~Naturalization Timeline~

April 30, 2018 - Filed N400 online

May 1, 2018 - NOA

May 21, 2018 - Biometrics Appointment

Feb. 5, 2019 - Interview and Oath Ceremony Combined

 

~Tatay's I-130 Journey~

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March 15, 2019 - check cashed

 

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I am aware the CFO requirement consists of two parts.

1. Guidance and Counseling Seminar

2. Attain a CFO sticker to be placed inside the passport/visa.

My question, can both be accomplished at the Manila CFO location. This is our preferred method.

Or will my fiancé have to go to PRISM in Malate for the Guidance and Counseling Seminar then to the CFO location for the sticker.

Also, is this the correct fee schedule:

1. Guidance and Counseling Seminar – P250

2. CFO Registration – P400

I guess no..She needs to have her seminar in PRISM and stamp at CFO..She can both do it at St. Marys Euphrasia in Aurora, Cubao since the said place has a CFO office inside..They will stick it inside her passport..Her visa was stick inside her passport too.. :D

He was actually referring St Mary's as the Manila CFO... So to answer his question, yes, his fiancee can do seminar and get the sticker there.


N-400 NATURALIZATION

04/04/2011 - Mailed N-400 to AZ Lockbox

04/06/2011 - Received

04/07/2011 - NOA

04/07/2011 - Check cashed

04/14/2011 - Biometrics appointment in the mail

04/21/2011 - Early Biometrics (was scheduled on May 4, 2011)

05/09/2011 - Case Status Notification - In line for interview and testing

05/10/2011 - Case Status Notification - Interview scheduled

05/14/2011 - Interview Appointment Letter in the mail

06/21/2011 - Interview Appointment Date

06/29/2011 - Case Status Notification - Placed in the oath scheduling que

08/16/2011 - Case Status Notification - Oath ceremony scheduled

09/15/2011 - Oath Taking - good riddance!

09/23/2011 - Applied for Passport

10/08/2011 - Passport in the mail

10/17/2011 - Certificate of Naturalization in the mail -- OFFICIALLY DONE!

"Love is a noble act of self-giving, offering trust, faith, and loyalty.

The more you love, the more you lose a part of yourself, yet you don't become less of who you are;

you end up being complete with your loved ones."

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:help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help:

hi, i will attend my cfo seminar soon.

im just worried about the things I have to bring on that day.

on the website, there's a list that say I have to bring the following; link

Counseling Requirements for Filipino Spouses and Other Partners of Foreign Nationals

Two (2) valid identification cards (IDs) with photograph;

Duly completed guidance and counseling form; - what's this? is this the form they give upon registration? :help:

Other documents as may be required by the counselors; and - what do you think are these documents? :help:

Payment of P250.00 counseling fee.

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 - what's this? where can i get this one? :help:

Original CFO guidance and counseling certificate;

Duly completed emigrant registration form; and - what's this? where can i get this one? :help:

Payment of the authorized registration fee.

pls help! thanks in advance! :)

Neki :help:


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I am aware the CFO requirement consists of two parts.

1. Guidance and Counseling Seminar

2. Attain a CFO sticker to be placed inside the passport/visa.

My question, can both be accomplished at the Manila CFO location. This is our preferred method.

Or will my fiancé have to go to PRISM in Malate for the Guidance and Counseling Seminar then to the CFO location for the sticker.

Also, is this the correct fee schedule:

1. Guidance and Counseling Seminar – P250

2. CFO Registration – P400

I guess no..She needs to have her seminar in PRISM and stamp at CFO..She can both do it at St. Marys Euphrasia in Aurora, Cubao since the said place has a CFO office inside..They will stick it inside her passport..Her visa was stick inside her passport too.. :D

He was actually referring St Mary's as the Manila CFO... So to answer his question, yes, his fiancee can do seminar and get the sticker there.

There are 2 CFO offices around metro manila area..One in Cubao and other one in Quirino Ave. Manila..I guess the PO needs to specify stuff..Thats how I understand it..Thanks..


~ Ledy

 

Nov. 28, 07 - Arrived in US with my asawa

Dec. 8. 07 - Received my SSC through mail

Jan. 19, 08 - Received welcome notice from USCIS 3x

Jan. 25, 08 - Got my GC

Sept. 4, 08 - Jody, our baby arrived

 

~Removal of condition Time line~

Aug. 5, 09 - Reminder letter from USCIS regarding my immigration status received

Sept. 8, 2009 - Sent I-751

Sept. 11, 2009 - Mail delivered to VT

Sept. 18, 2009 - NOA1 & extension letter DATED 09/14/09

Sept. 25, 2009 - Biometrics appointment letter received

Oct. 14, 2009 - Early biometrics

Oct. 15, 2009 - Touched

Oct. 23, 2009 - Scheduled biometrics

Dec. 31, 2009 - Approval letter received dated 12/24/09

Jan. 08, 2010 - Card production ordered

Jan. 19, 2010 - GC received

 

~Naturalization Timeline~

April 30, 2018 - Filed N400 online

May 1, 2018 - NOA

May 21, 2018 - Biometrics Appointment

Feb. 5, 2019 - Interview and Oath Ceremony Combined

 

~Tatay's I-130 Journey~

March 8, 2019 - Filed I-130 for Tatay

March 15, 2019 - check cashed

 

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:help::help::help::help::help::help::help::help:

hi, i will attend my cfo seminar soon.

im just worried about the things I have to bring on that day.

on the website, there's a list that say I have to bring the following; link

Counseling Requirements for Filipino Spouses and Other Partners of Foreign Nationals

Two (2) valid identification cards (IDs) with photograph;

Duly completed guidance and counseling form; - what's this? is this the form they give upon registration? :help:

~ They will let u accomplish this form when u get there..Dont worry about it..lol :P

Other documents as may be required by the counselors; and - what do you think are these documents? :help:

~ They asked for my husband's divorce decree..Some asked for pictures for proofs..

Payment of P250.00 counseling fee.

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 - what's this? where can i get this one? :help:

~ When they deliver your visa, there is this yellow sealed envelope (that you are not allowed to open, your POE will be the one who will handle it) and there's a Data summary inside..It will be place on which you can photocopy it without opening..CFO will asked for it..

Original CFO guidance and counseling certificate;

Duly completed emigrant registration form; and - what's this? where can i get this one? :help:

~ Same as the other one, they will provide it for u and just need to fill it up..

Payment of the authorized registration fee.

Just relax..That seminar is too easy..You can do it.. Good luck.. :D

pls help! thanks in advance! :)

Neki :help:

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~ Ledy

 

Nov. 28, 07 - Arrived in US with my asawa

Dec. 8. 07 - Received my SSC through mail

Jan. 19, 08 - Received welcome notice from USCIS 3x

Jan. 25, 08 - Got my GC

Sept. 4, 08 - Jody, our baby arrived

 

~Removal of condition Time line~

Aug. 5, 09 - Reminder letter from USCIS regarding my immigration status received

Sept. 8, 2009 - Sent I-751

Sept. 11, 2009 - Mail delivered to VT

Sept. 18, 2009 - NOA1 & extension letter DATED 09/14/09

Sept. 25, 2009 - Biometrics appointment letter received

Oct. 14, 2009 - Early biometrics

Oct. 15, 2009 - Touched

Oct. 23, 2009 - Scheduled biometrics

Dec. 31, 2009 - Approval letter received dated 12/24/09

Jan. 08, 2010 - Card production ordered

Jan. 19, 2010 - GC received

 

~Naturalization Timeline~

April 30, 2018 - Filed N400 online

May 1, 2018 - NOA

May 21, 2018 - Biometrics Appointment

Feb. 5, 2019 - Interview and Oath Ceremony Combined

 

~Tatay's I-130 Journey~

March 8, 2019 - Filed I-130 for Tatay

March 15, 2019 - check cashed

 

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Original and photocopy of Immigrant Data Summary for US bound - what's this? where can i get this one? :help:

~ When they deliver your visa, there is this yellow sealed envelope (that you are not allowed to open, your POE will be the one who will handle it) and there's a Data summary inside..It will be place on which you can photocopy it without opening..CFO will asked for it..

hi Lhedy, thanks for the immediate reply. :)

I see that I have to bring the POE package on my CFO seminar, but I dont know how can I photocopy it without opening it. Are the CFO personnel be the one to photocopy it? Pls enlighten me with this one. thanks in advance. :)


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Original and photocopy of Immigrant Data Summary for US bound - what's this? where can i get this one? :help:

~ When they deliver your visa, there is this yellow sealed envelope (that you are not allowed to open, your POE will be the one who will handle it) and there's a Data summary inside..It will be place on which you can photocopy it without opening..CFO will asked for it..

hi Lhedy, thanks for the immediate reply. :)

I see that I have to bring the POE package on my CFO seminar, but I dont know how can I photocopy it without opening it. Are the CFO personnel be the one to photocopy it? Pls enlighten me with this one. thanks in advance. :)

You don't have to open the brown envelope. Just take out your passport. K-1 visa holder is not required for the Immigrant visa summary on the seminar. Just attend the seminar and you'll learn what to do in the CFO.

YOu can also attend the seminar ahead of time (without the visa). Just bring your NBI clearance, BC, CENOMAR, valid ID's, photo of you and your fiance and 250pesos for the seminar fee.

here's what you need for the CFO registration after the seminar and when you have your VISA and the brown envelope :

Original Passport; Original and photocopy of visa; Original and photocopy of Immigrant Data Summary for US bound/Confirmation of Permanent Residence for Canada bound/ Embassy Certification of Eligibility (for Spain bound C visa holders); (NO NEED FOR K-1 VISA HOLDER) Original CFO guidance and counseling certificate; Duly completed emigrant registration form; and Payment of the authorized registration fee.

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