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J-1 Registration

Orientation Seminar

Register and attend the PDOS for J-1 visa holders to be informed about the conditions and requirements of the Exchange Visitor Program (EVP)

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Enhancement Training

Sponsorship Project
(ETSP) Application

Apply for the scholarship program funded by Exchange Visitor Program participants


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Need for Training

Certificate (NTC)

Apply for the NTC issued to Filipino licensed physicians, to extend their training program in the United States


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No Objection

Statement (NOS)

Apply for a Waiver of the 2-Year Home Residency on the Basis of the No Objection Statement issued by the Philippine Government

EVP Committee

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The following are the documentary requirements in applying for NOS:
1. Copy of the Third Party Bar Code Page indicating the Waiver Review File Number issued by the Waiver Review Division of the United States Department of State. For this purpose, you may wish to obtain information online at https://j1visawaiverrecommendation.state.gov/;
2. NOS application form;
3. Copy of the Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor participant (DS 2019);
4. Original copy of the Certificate of Completion of the Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) or Certificate of Participation;
5. Original copy of clearance from former employer/company in the Philippines clearing you from any financial accountability and contractual obligation;
6. Proof of spouse's citizenship and certified true copy of marriage contract (if applying on the basis of marriage to a United States citizen or permanent resident);
7. Birth certificate of child (if applying on the basis of having a minor US citizen child); and
8. Medical certificate of ailing family member in the US (if applying on the basis of having an ailing family member in the US).
The EVP Committee also requires an applicant for NOS to pay a processing fee of One Hundred Twenty-Five US Dollars ($125.00), exclusive of bank charges, to be deposited to the following account:

Acct. Name    : Commission on Filipinos Overseas
Acct. No.        : 000012-1149-23
Swift Code     : TLBPPHMMAXXX
Bank Name   : Land Bank of the Philippines
Branch            : Intramuros, Manila
The requirements must be submitted in three (3) copies. Each document issued by institutions and agencies in the US must be duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate that has jurisdiction over your place of residence in the US.

Kindly submit your application requirements and copy of the remittance receipt directly to the EVP Committee Secretariat, Commission on Filipinos Overseas at Citigold Center, 1345 Quirino Avenue corner Osmeña Highway, Manila 1007 Philippines.

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Guidelines on the Application of NOS

EVP Res. No. 01-2016

Amended Guidelines and Procedures on the Waiver of the Two-Year Home-Country Recidency Requirement For Exchange Visitors



Commission on Filipinos Overseas
Citigold Center, 1345 Quirino Avenue cor.
Osmeña Highway, Manila 1007
Tel. No.:(+632) 552-4700
Fax No.: (+632) 561-8332
Email: info@cfo.gov.ph
Website: www.cfo.gov.ph

EVP Secretariat
CFO, Project Management Division
Tel. No.: (+632) 552-4700 local 726,728,729, 731
Telefax No.: (+632) 561-8327
Email: pmo@cfo.gov.ph; evpsecretariat@gmail.com
Website: www.evpcommittee.ph


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