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     I have read some conflicting information regarding when you are supposed to do your CFO. My Fiancee and I are approved for everything except for the Interview which is on February 14th and the Medical. Question is, "Do you have to have your visa in hand when doing your CFO? Can we do it before her interview, or after her interview and before she picks up her Visa in Manila?

 

Is it possible to pick up your Visa at 2go Mall of Asia a day before an international flight?

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11 minutes ago, EliAnon said:

Hello,

 

     I have read some conflicting information regarding when you are supposed to do your CFO. My Fiancee and I are approved for everything except for the Interview which is on February 14th and the Medical. Question is, "Do you have to have your visa in hand when doing your CFO? Can we do it before her interview, or after her interview and before she picks up her Visa in Manila?

 

Is it possible to pick up your Visa at 2go Mall of Asia a day before an international flight?

Your fiancee can take GCP anytime.  She DOES NOT need visa on hand.  Others (like K-2) do need VOH.  Only fiancees/spouses are allowed to take it without the VOH.  They will get a certificate and will have to go back after they receive the visa to get the stamp.  Look at my signature...

 

I strongly recommend not booking any flights until VOH.  AP can be a black hole and I have seen way too many people lose money because they thought they would have the visa on a certain date.  Sometimes AP is a couple days, sometimes it is a couple months!

 

Edited by John & Rose

June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

January 22, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Rose)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (AJ)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Aira)

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

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11 minutes ago, John & Rose said:

Your fiancee can take GCP anytime.  She DOES NOT need visa on hand.  Others (like K-2) do need VOH.  Only fiancees/spouses are allowed to take it without the VOH.  They will get a certificate and will have to go back after they receive the visa to get the stamp.  Look at my signature...

 

I strongly recommend not booking any flights until VOH.  AP can be a black hole and I have seen way too many people lose money because they thought they would have the visa on a certain date.  Sometimes AP is a couple days, sometimes it is a couple months!

 

Alright, noted. Since it is her and her daughter (k2) that means they have to and probably should wait for VOH to complete it together correct? 

 

Also, that is what I was thinking. I told her it would probably be best to just make an extra flight to and from Manila to get her Visa from 2go. That way we keep the amount of variables at an all time low.

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8 minutes ago, EliAnon said:

Alright, noted. Since it is her and her daughter (k2) that means they have to and probably should wait for VOH to complete it together correct? 

 

Also, that is what I was thinking. I told her it would probably be best to just make an extra flight to and from Manila to get her Visa from 2go. That way we keep the amount of variables at an all time low.

We had the same.  Rose was able to do her GCP but the kids have to wait for the VOH.

 

You should have a days notice or so from 2GO.  Where is she picking it up?  MOA?

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June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

January 22, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Rose)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (AJ)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Aira)

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

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51 minutes ago, EliAnon said:

Hello,

 

     I have read some conflicting information regarding when you are supposed to do your CFO. My Fiancee and I are approved for everything except for the Interview which is on February 14th and the Medical. Question is, "Do you have to have your visa in hand when doing your CFO? Can we do it before her interview, or after her interview and before she picks up her Visa in Manila?

 

Is it possible to pick up your Visa at 2go Mall of Asia a day before an international flight?

For the GCP seminar you can take that before or after receiving your visa.

 

If you have MOA setup as your visa delivery location then yes you can pick it up at the 2GO office in MOA

 

 


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

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Contact Hank: HERE

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24 minutes ago, John & Rose said:

We had the same.  Rose was able to do her GCP but the kids have to wait for the VOH.

 

You should have a days notice or so from 2GO.  Where is she picking it up?  MOA?

Rose has CFO done.. one less thing this time. :)     Do the kids have to attend the Peer counseling or just register?

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Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Hank_ said:

Rose has CFO done.. one less thing this time. :)     Do the kids have to attend the Peer counseling or just register?

 

31 minutes ago, John & Rose said:

We had the same.  Rose was able to do her GCP but the kids have to wait for the VOH.

 

You should have a days notice or so from 2GO.  Where is she picking it up?  MOA?

Ah okay, maybe I will have her go do hers so then all she has to worry about is her daughters CFO.

 

But yeah we are gonna make it the MOA cause I believe Hank's site stated it is the quickest way to get your Visa in your hands. 

BTW  I keep making Mercy go through her checklist for the interview and medical to ensure she has it all ready to rock and roll lol

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.. ROCK n ROLL!!  :thumbs:  :lol:  


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, EliAnon said:

 

But yeah we are gonna make it the MOA cause I believe Hank's site stated it is the quickest way to get your Visa in your hands. 

BTW  I keep making Mercy go through her checklist for the interview and medical to ensure she has it all ready to rock and roll lol

The interview is quick and easy!  I've been through that part.  I don't have experience picking up the visa yet, though!  Good luck to you.  Tell Mercy to smile and to look the CO in the eyes when she talks to them.  She will rock it!


June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

January 22, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Rose)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (AJ)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Aira)

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

IMG_6043.jpeg.f00e0714733e6533148a7bb56d286460.jpeg

 

 

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31 minutes ago, Hank_ said:

Rose has CFO done.. one less thing this time. :)     Do the kids have to attend the Peer counseling or just register?

That is a great question.  We will sign them up after they get their visas and we will see what CFO says.  Correct, Rose is done.  She just needs the sticker.


June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

January 22, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Rose)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (AJ)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Aira)

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

IMG_6043.jpeg.f00e0714733e6533148a7bb56d286460.jpeg

 

 

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19 minutes ago, John & Rose said:

That is a great question.  We will sign them up after they get their visas and we will see what CFO says.  Correct, Rose is done.  She just needs the sticker.

It all depends on their age

 

*PDOS Seminar

All other immigrants must attend PDOS

http://cfo.gov.ph/rnr-pdos.html 

Scheduling
https://cfo.ph/pdos_reservation/

Adults:  Those 60 and above need only register to get the sticker.

Derivatives:  C
hildren above 12 years of age must attend PDOS, those younger only need to be registered to get the sticker.  

Ages 13-19 will attend PDOS Peer Consoli


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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They are 16 and 18. Peer counseling it is. 


June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

January 22, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Rose)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (AJ)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Aira)

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

IMG_6043.jpeg.f00e0714733e6533148a7bb56d286460.jpeg

 

 

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42 minutes ago, John & Rose said:

Correct, Rose is done.  She just needs the sticker.

Getting the sticker is fast and easy!   Mary did her CFO before the VISA and went by after we had the passport and visa stamp.  Since ours was a Mexican VISA issued in Hong Kong a few people had to "glance" at it.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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3 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

Getting the sticker is fast and easy!   Mary did her CFO before the VISA and went by after we had the passport and visa stamp.  Since ours was a Mexican VISA issued in Hong Kong a few people had to "glance" at it.

An international couple of mystery!!!   I think Rose is planning on getting the sticker when the kids go to peer counseling. 


June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

January 22, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Rose)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (AJ)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Aira)

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

IMG_6043.jpeg.f00e0714733e6533148a7bb56d286460.jpeg

 

 

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2 minutes ago, John & Rose said:

An international couple of mystery!!!

Shhh my facebook heading is very similar

 

2 minutes ago, John & Rose said:

I think Rose is planning on getting the sticker when the kids go to peer counseling. 

Best time to go!


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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