Everything You Need To Know About CFO GCP (Commission on Filipino Overseas Guidance And Counselling Program)

Everything you need to know about CFO GCP Commission on Filipino Overseas Guidance And Counselling Program

CFO GCP was implemented by virtue of Republic Act 10906 (“Anti-Mail Order Spouse Act of 2016) and Republic Act 10364 (“An Act Expanding the Anti-Trafficking in Person Act of 2012”) and for Filipinos who are in interracial marriages.

The counseling takes about three (3) hours. Its main goal is to brief the attendees who are partners or spouses of foreign nationals regarding inter-marriage and international migration, and how to cope with the cultural, psychological and social realities of living abroad. You will also be apprised of the alternatives you have in the event you find yourself in trouble.

If you are planning to make an appointment to secure your GCP from CFO, please take time to read the following information posted below.

No Appointment Is Needed For:

  • Senior Citizen (60 years old and up)
  • Person with Disability (PWD) with PWD ID or medical certificate
  • Pregnant women with medical certificate
  • Minors (12) years and below

Disclaimer:

  • Please be guided of the schedules of GCP with your chosen CFO location.
  • Dealing with fixers is discouraged by the agency. If you engaged with them, it is and will always be at your own risk.
  • Be at the CFO office an hour before your scheduled appointment for the administrative procedures.

CFO Locations, Contact Details and Schedules

1) CFO Manila (Strictly per appointment basis only. NO WALK-IN APPLICANTS ACCEPTED)

E-mail:  info@cfo.gov.ph

Tel. No.:  (02) 552-4700

Fax No.:  (02) 561-8332

Address:              Citigold Center, 1345 Pres. Quirino Avenue corner Osmeña Highway, Manila, Philippines 1007

***Only 15 slots per session

SESSION

(based on your fiancé(e)’s / spouse’s /partner’s citizenship)

DAYS

 

AM

PM

USA Mondays to Fridays 9:00-12:00 2:00-5:00
CANADA Tuesdays & Fridays 9:00-12:00 No session
EUROPE Mondays to Fridays 9:00-12:00 No session
AUSTRALIA Mondays & Thursdays No session 2:00-5:00
NEW ZEALAND Wednesdays No session 2:00-5:00
JAPAN M-W-F No session 2:00-5:00
TAIWAN & ASIA PACIFIC Tuesdays & Thursdays No session 2:00-5:00
SOUTH KOREA Tuesdays & Thursdays No session 2:00-5:00
MIDDLE EAST, SOUTH AMERICA, SOUTH AFRICA, OTHER COUNTRIES Fridays No session 2:00-5:00

2) CFO CEBU

Email:  cfocebu@cfo.gov.ph

Telefax: (632) 255-5253

Address:  4th floor, K&J Building, #4 Don Julio Llorente St., Capitol Site, Cebu City 6000 

***Only 15 slots per session/No AM session

SESSION

(based on your fiancé(e)’s / spouse’s /partner’s citizenship)

DAYS

PM

USA Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 2:00-5:00
CANADA Wednesdays 2:00-5:00
EUROPE Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00-5:00
AUSTRALIA Wednesdays 2:00-5:00
NEW ZEALAND Wednesdays 2:00-5:00
JAPAN Mondays 2:00-5:00
TAIWAN & ASIA PACIFIC Mondays 2:00-5:00
SOUTH KOREA Mondays 2:00-5:00
MIDDLE EAST, SOUTH AMERICA, SOUTH AFRICA, OTHER COUNTRIES Fridays 2:00-5:00

3) CFO CLARK

E-mail:  info@cfo.gov.ph

Tel. No.: (045) 499-8119

Address: Clark Polytechnic Compound, Jose Abad Santos Ave., Clark Freeport Zone 

***Only 12 slots per session/No AM session/No reservation online/First come first serve basis only

SESSION

(based on your fiancé(e)’s / spouse’s /partner’s citizenship)

DAYS

PM

USA Wednesdays 2:00-5:00
CANADA Wednesdays 2:00-5:00
EUROPE Fridays 2:00-5:00
AUSTRALIA Fridays 2:00-5:00
NEW ZEALAND Fridays 2:00-5:00
JAPAN Thursdays 2:00-5:00
TAIWAN & ASIA PACIFIC Thursdays 2:00-5:00
SOUTH KOREA Thursdays 2:00-5:00
MIDDLE EAST, SOUTH AMERICA, SOUTH AFRICA, OTHER COUNTRIES Fridays 2:00-5:00

4) CFO DAVAO

E-mail: info@cfo.gov.ph

Tel. No.: (+6382) 228-2432

Fax No.: (02) 561-8332

Address: 5th floor, AMQ Building, Lakandula St. corner, Dacudao Ave., Agdao, Davao City

***Only 12 slots per session/No AM session

SESSION

(based on your fiancé(e)’s / spouse’s /partner’s citizenship)

DAYS

PM

USA Mondays 2:00-5:00
CANADA Fridays 2:00-5:00
EUROPE Thursdays 2:00-5:00
AUSTRALIA Wednesdays 2:00-5:00
NEW ZEALAND Wednesdays 2:00-5:00
JAPAN Tuesdays 2:00-5:00
TAIWAN & ASIA PACIFIC Wednesdays 2:00-5:00
SOUTH KOREA Wednesdays 2:00-5:00
MIDDLE EAST, SOUTH AMERICA, SOUTH AFRICA, OTHER COUNTRIES Thursdays 2:00-5:00

 

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS? (With and Without Visa)

**Note: No need to submit ID photo. No need to photocopy any registration document.

  1. Two (2) original valid identification cards with photograph
  2. Duly completed guidance and counseling form to be secured at the CFO;
  3. If married in the Philippines, original Certificate of Marriage on security paper from the Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA);
  4. If married overseas, original Report of Marriage duly registered by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate or the Department of Foreign Affairs; and
  5. Payment of PhP400.00 counseling and registration fee.

Sometimes, the Guidance Counselor will ask you for additional requirements in support of the basic requirements asked. It is always a good idea to prepare and bring with you on your scheduled counseling appointment these documents so you may be able to provide to them just in case.

  1. Divorce decree/certificate (of Filipino spouse or foreign spouse, if previously married)
  2. Annulment paper (of Filipino spouse or foreign spouse, if previously married)
  3. Proof of residency/Alien Registration Card-ARC (of foreign spouse)
  4. Proof of relationship (picture together, e-mails, among others)
  5. Death certificate (of Filipino spouse or foreign spouse, if widow/widower)
  6. Certificate of Family relations/registration (of foreign spouse)

ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THOSE WITH VISA:

  1. Original valid passport
  2. Original valid visa
  3. Original Immigrant Data Summary (please do not detach from the yellow packet) for US-bound emigrants, except for K visa holders
  4. Original Confirmation of Permanent Residence for Canada-bound emigrants
  5. Original Visa Grant Notice for Australia-bound emigrants
  6. Original Certificate of Eligibility for Japan-bound emigrants
  7. Original CFO Guidance and Counselling Certificate (if already attended the GCP)
  8. Duly completed emigrant registration form

 

ACCEPTABLE IDs

  1. Primary IDs
  • Passport, Driver’s License
  • Postal ID
  • Social Security System (SSS ID)
  • Government Service Insurance System (GSIS ID)
  • Professional Regulation Commission (PRC ID)
  • Senior Citizen’s ID Card
  • Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR I-Card)
  • Consular ID
  • Seaman’s Book
  • Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) ID
  • Philippine Overseas, Employment Association (POEA) ID
  • PRA Special Resident Retiree Visa (SRRV) ID
  • Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) ID
  • Overseas Worker’s Welfare Administration (OWWA) ID
  • Unified Multi-Purpose ID (UMID), Philippine National Police (PNP) ID
  • Voter’s ID

2. Secondary IDs

  • National Statistics Office (NSO) Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate (NSO Authenticated)
  • National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance
  • Police Clearance
  • Barangay Clearance/Certificate
  • Company/Office ID
  • Student’s ID or School ID
  • OFW ID
  • Certification from the National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons (NCWDP)
  • Tax Identification Number (TIN ID)
  • PhilHealth Identification Card (PIC)
  • Home Development Mutual Fund (HMDF) or PAG-IBIG ID
  • Permit to Carry Firearms

 

LINKS TO ONLINE APPOINTMENT per CFO LOCATION

 

 

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