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Office of the President of the Philippines
COMMISSION ON FILIPINOS OVERSEAS
PRE-DEPARTURE REGISTRATION AND PRE-DEPARTURE
ORIENTATION SEMINAR FOR EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM
PARTICIPANTS (J-1 VISA HOLDERS)

Filipinos leaving the country to participate in the Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) are required to register with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas. Part of its registration requirements is attendance in the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) to inform them about the conditions and requirements of the EVP as well as their responsibilities as J-1 visa holders.

Please do not finalize your travel arrangements until you have undergone registraton with CFO.

Link to J-1 Appointment System: http://cfo.ph/evpreservation/evp_online_login.aspx

Requirements for Registration:

1. Original valid passport;

2. Original J-1 visa;

3. Original and photocopy of Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status (DS-2019 or IAP -66);

4. Original Training/Internship Plan from the host institution (for trainees and interns)/ Authenticated Contract with Host Family (for Au Pairs);

5. One (1) valid identification card with photograph;

6. Duly completed registration form; and

7. Payment of P 400.00 registration fee.

For youth Exchange Visitors below 18 years old, the following additional documents are also required:

a.    Photocopy of parent's passport or valid identification card, if accompanied by parent/s during registration;
b.    Letter of authorization from parent/s authorizing the guardian to register the child with CFO on their behalf (if accompanied by guardian during registration); and
c.    Original DSWD travel clearance.


Note: After satisfactory compliance with the above requirements, a J-1 registration sticker is affixed to the exchange visitor’s passport.


Schedule of PDOS for Exchange Visitor Program Participants

CFO-Manila: Wednesday 2:00p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday 2:00p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration starts at 12:00 n.n.

For revalidation of registration:
Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Please bring your previous CFO Registration Sticker along with other documents

For further inquiries, please contact:

COMMISSION ON FILIPINOS OVERSEAS
c/o Exchange Visitor Program Secretariat
Citigold Center, 1345 President Quirino Avenue

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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