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    CFO Experience

    This what happened CFO Manila
    Thursday Sept 14,2006, CFO Manila facing Lasalle football field, Equitable PCI building 2nd floor.

    8:30am I arrived - You will meet security guards on blue, fill up form OUTSIDE the building. Oh yes we did fill up Name, Destination, Time of Arrival on top of rear of someone else car who park there lol. After filling up on record book you will be told to go to 2nd floor.

    Then on 2nd floor you will fill up again on record book, This time your Name, Address, Fone Number, Address to be on Destination and afterwards they will ask you do you have visa or not yet. Also they will ask the requirements on my case which is fiancee visa I gave my passport, photocopy of visa. then youll be told go to room with Sign of Step 1. The staff will greet you and say sit down and hey SMILE they will take picture of you!and this picture will be ur CFO certificate picture forever. Then after picture taking theyll give you a form to fill up again. biodata-like..lol name, address, nearest relative contact infos, your spouse/fiance address tel no...and know that pls!!

    afterwards you'll pay 250. be prepared to pay exact amount sometimes they dnt have change. then they told me you can go back by 10am. so we go out first and eat(i think you should take advantage coz it will be nonstop seminar, counselling afterwards we ended up 2:30 and mostly complain they havent eaten yet)

    10:00am - after eating You will go to room with name Step 2. There you will sit down and see tv, and movie player.
    10:30am-CFO staff arrived and introduce us about CFO, mission, vission, beneficiaries, whats the seminar, counselling for
    11am- we watch video..asked your spouse/filipina fiancee if they watch MGB, Magandang Gabi Bayan hosted by Noli De castro its documentary about Filipinas who married foreign nationals. Abused sexually, physically, emotionally. Its no to discoruage you tho but to be aware those things happens. Oh yes you will shiver watching the film it scares me.
    12pm without lunchbreaks you will be group according to your destinations. UKsection is somewhere on the last room. and You will be on one room with a counselling staff assigned on your destination. You will introduce yourself...howd you guys meet , opening bank account aside from joint account, phil agencies and churches, also what to dos on ceratin scenarios on marriage, on sex, on abuse, how to get help.
    12:30pm - counselling individually. Howd you met. Can i see some of your pictures together. Are you ready? Does your parents allow you?Money involve does your parents know that once you get married its not your responsibility to support them. Afterwards you'll be told to wait outside....of Step 1 room to claim your yellow certificates

    1:30pm- Got our yellow certificate.reminders double check when you get ur certificate see if the name of your spelling is correct you dnt want to go back right? afterwards we rush Going to Citogold Building which is 10minutes away this is where you will get your sticker, stomping, handbook and guildelines.

    1:40pm (Pls bring ID so you can enter the building). Go to counter 1B, bring required documents 2 xerox of your yellow certificate given by CFO counsellor. Xerox of visa and then passport. youll be given form again to fill up. Then cashier ready ur 400peso then holla wait for ur passport and see the sticker, ur certificate and handbook...

    Hope this helps



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    very informative! if i may add....
    dont go there with an empty stomach..coz once ur there...u wont have time to eat anymore


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    Very useful maybe one of the kind admin/mods might sticky it for future refrence.


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    NOTED & PRINTED LOL

    Thank you!!!


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    Oi same here, were just done today with gensanbritish...we got the CFO stamp na here in cebu........ hey donn talk yah later...
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    Mabuhay!!!

    I attended my CFO Seminar in Cebu coz i can't change or ammend my passport if i don't have any certificate from CFO. After i got my CFO certificate & got my ammended passport, i went to Manila {Makati} & applied for a Spouse Visa at UKVACS. 5 weeks after, i got my visa. For convinience, you can download the CFO Form on the internet before going to the CFO office for the stamp/sticker of your passport. I went to CFO Manila for the stamp/sticker of my passport. It's just so easy as long as you have the certificate & valid id to show. It's the last step before you can fly & be w/ your "babe". God bless us all!

    Louella


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    TRUE!!!

    P250.00 for certificate of attendance, and another process, pay P250.00 for the CFO sticker! I don't understand the difference. Sabihin na lang nila P500.00 pesos ang CFO certificate, period.


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    Hi guys....which one is the best to attend the seminar? Manila or Cebu?


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    There just bout same......

    I went to Cebu last time. You need to come early in the morning for registration.
    Scot ===>

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    Thanks Again Scot....

    Regards
    chrisirene


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    britoyyy lol

    heyyyy britoy..
    did u get married already lats 28th? congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    im so happy for you


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    Quote Originally Posted by stuart_donnlyn View Post
    heyyyy britoy..
    did u get married already lats 28th? congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    im so happy for you
    yupp..and is it ur turn soon?


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    Quote Originally Posted by britoy View Post
    yupp..and is it ur turn soon?
    ...and we're all invited......and Stuart is paying
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    CEBU

    For newly applicants who have decided to attend seminar in cebu here are the address.

    SMEF-COW (for CFO guidance/counseling seminar):
    3d Floor Aya-ay Arcade
    Gen. Maxillon Ave.
    CEBU CITY
    (Fronting San Carlos University Boys High School beside Cherry Building, near corner of Gen Maxillon / R.Rhamann, opposite the intersection from the Family Choice Pharmacy, on the south side of Gen. Maxilom Ave about a block East of the huge Inglesia ni Cristo church, on your right when coming from Osmena circle and heading to Cebu harbor thru Gen Maxillon).
    Phone: (63 32) 235-3745/46 or 232-1033


    CFO Extension office (for CFO pre-departure registration and stamp):
    Causing-Lozada Building.
    Osmena Blvd. corner Lapulapu St. (near Plaza Independencia). It is located on the 2nd floor in DFA building, not far from Basilica Minore del Santo Niño.
    CEBU CITY
    Phone & FAX: (63 32) 255-5253
    Scot ===>

    "The world is all about diversity. I am different and you are different."


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    GANUN!!!,I never had CFO seminar before i left phils.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vbkelly View Post
    GANUN!!!,I never had CFO seminar before i left phils.
    When was that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by vbkelly View Post
    GANUN!!!,I never had CFO seminar before i left phils.
    That was before, now it is really a must to attend that seminar
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotsfiancee View Post
    That was before, now it is really a must to attend that seminar
    I think soo too


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    guys it was 2004


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    OHHHHH....2004......heheheh....tagal na un.....iba na ngaun ang PINAS at mga rules and regulation natin dito.....


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    yeah right baka nga chrisirene nag iba na bcoz every year they change the rules so the phils.government can get a money to the pinays who's settle down to the other country. so everypinays need to pay that seminar


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    Quote Originally Posted by vbkelly View Post
    yeah right baka nga chrisirene nag iba na bcoz every year they change the rules so the phils.government can get a money to the pinays who's settle down to the other country. so everypinays need to pay that seminar

    Yes we have too...and i think its for our own good nman cguro of what that seminar thought.....


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    CFO? duh! its a waste of time...just useless
    There is always death and taxes; however, death doesn't get worse every year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ervenescence View Post
    CFO? duh! its a waste of time...just useless
    Really? well....its ok...nice to try those things...and earn experience...


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    Hi Guys
    can one of you confirm something for me it sounds like it is compulsary to attend the cfo so i guess you get your visa first then go to the cfo, do you have to book a place on the seminar or just turn up, also which days do they do this on
    our papers are with the embassy now so we are just awaiting the reply
    Dave and Jasmine


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    Quote Originally Posted by dave65 View Post
    Hi Guys
    can one of you confirm something for me it sounds like it is compulsary to attend the cfo so i guess you get your visa first then go to the cfo, do you have to book a place on the seminar or just turn up, also which days do they do this on
    our papers are with the embassy now so we are just awaiting the reply
    Dave and Jasmine
    hi dave and jasmine..same here my papers at the embassy now...yeah i think we have to do the CFO things after got the visa...even they said its useless those things...but i dont think so if we can get to the plane with out those stamp.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisirene View Post
    hi dave and jasmine..same here my papers at the embassy now...yeah i think we have to do the CFO things after got the visa...even they said its useless those things...but i dont think so if we can get to the plane with out those stamp.
    You have to have the cfo stamp its a pain in the neck, but in the grand scheme of things the cfo is not that complicated if you have all the right paperwork, photos and know your Hubby.

    Also read of tales of people not realising they need the cfo getting out of the country somehow but having difficulties on a return trip on the way in or out again. When my wife went to her cfo seminar one of the ladies had a us visa but was turned away from the airport as she had no stamp.h


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    i just hope they put one as well in mindanao...since there is one in Luzon and Visayas....thats all i can say...because we from mindanao island spend more for it...actually its say u got immigrant number so its easy access for them to assist you both government if things gets bad on you....(emergency,accident,domestic violence)who know's.....
    Filipina a born survivor!


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    500 for CFO???
    babababahh, its getting expensive, ow!
    i had mine sept 8 2004 for 250 pesos.
    No nuns, no church people butting in asking my life with the french.


    One way to give money to the church is to join politics, the legal way.

    250 for gma, 250 for the church.
    Not bad business, I scratch yours , you scratch mine.
    Olaaahhh!

    tsk tsk tsk...


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    what does CFO means? and what's that for? thanks.


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