Hi everyone, let’s talk again about my US Visa procedures and one of the requirement before I came here in the
Before you buy your luggage, pack your things or get that despedida (go away) party, you need to attend a Pre Departure Orientation Seminar first to get a CFO stamp in your passport. Remember, YOU CAN’T LEAVE THE COUNTRY WITHOUT THE CFO STAMP. Why? Our government requires it and they are so strict when it comes to this rule. Plus you don’t want to delay your flight just because of this right?
Now, what is a Pre Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) and what is a CFO Stamp?
PDOS is required for all Filipino emigrants or those leaving the country to settle permanently abroad. The main topic of this seminar is to help the emigrants prepare themselves for settling overseas. Like adjustment to a new environment, how to deal with homesickness, travel regulations, immigration procedures, cultural differences, settlement concerns, etc. 12 years old and below are exempted from attending the PDOS and are only needed to be registered to the CFO Office.
- Photocopy of passport biographic page
- NBI Clearance
- Fee of Php250 or roughly $5.50
Address: People’s Reform Initiative for Social Mobilization Inc.(PRISM)
2nd Floor Equitable-PCI Bank Building, 2422 Taft Avenue, Manila
Phone Numbers: (632) 525-3114, (632) 525-3783, (632) 525-4314
CFO Stamp is a sticker, stamped into the emigrants passport. This stamp served as a proof that this visa holder has attended the PDOS and is now ready to travel.
CFO Stamp Requirement:
- PDOS Certificate
- US Visa
- Fee of Php400 or roughly $9
Address: Citigold Center, 1345 Quirino Avenue corner Osmena Highway Manila Phils
Phone numbers: (632) 562-3848,(632) 561-8321 ext. 104, 105, 201- 203
*PDOS and CFO Office are NOT located in the same building.
See the importance now? If you are from
So I completed the seminar, paid for the sticker, passed the interview then went back to
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