Post by delphinos2005 on Dec 6, 2017 16:52:42 GMT 12
Hello everyone! I'll share my PDOS experience to update this thread, and as my way of saying 'thanks' to this forum.
My kids and I are 'dependents' of my hubby who has a WTR visa. He is already there and kami pasunod pa lang. When I received our passports with visas (work visa for me, student visa for our son, visitor visa for our baby), I checked the accompanying 'letter/note' from NZ Immigration. It says that for partners of WTR visa holder, it is required to attend a PDOS under CFO. For my son's student visa, it states the same too -- PDOS under CFO. For our baby's visitor visa, walang ganung statement, but I also included her in the pre-registration at CFO website.
Because I want to be prepared before going to CFO, I back read this whole thread from page 1. And somewhere along page 4,5 or 6, which are posts from 2014/2015, majority of those with the same situation did not do PDOS anymore, because di sya needed, as stated by the CFO Officers. Ang gulo, di ba?
So anyway, because I'll be travelling with a baby, mas mabuti na yung over-prepared. I tried calling CFO hotline to check kung ano ba talaga, pero laging voice prompts lang, and I cannot get in touch with a real person. I decided to go there after pre-registration.
The things I brought with me: Pre-registration bar codes/reference numbers for the 3 of us Passports with visas Letter/note from NZ immigration (the one inserted in our passports) Hubby's WTR visa (which I printed from email) Cash for payment
The processing was quite fast, which was all done in the 1st floor. I arrived there around 1pm. Guard checked my bar coded registration forms, then he allowed me to proceed to the 'ID' section. The ID guys asked me to leave a valid ID in exchange for a gray ID (color code for AU and NZ) and a queuing number, then I was allowed to enter the room.
Inside the room there are 5-7 windows and a queuing monitor, so I waited for my number to be flashed. I was called within 5-10 minutes to window 3 (encoder). I think it helps if your pre-registration has no errors, para wala ng i-e-edit yung encoder. She asked for the things I listed above, and she seems unsure if the 'WTR letter' I presented is the one she's looking for, so she asked her neighbor encoder who said 'yes, yan na yun'. She asked me to proceed to cashier who only accepts cash for payment. I asked why cash only, e ganun daw talaga, and I realized that majority of gov't offices only accept cash -- DFA, real property tax, etc. Di ako madalas makipag-transact with gov't kaya medyo nagulat ako because all other companies I deal with accepts either credit card or online payment. After payment, cashier collected our passports.
Anyway, queuing and encoding and payment took me 30-35 minutes. By 1:35pm, an announcement was made that all those bound for NZ and AU should proceed to the 2nd floor. We were assigned sa 'Canada' room. Orientation started at exactly 2pm. There was an 'orientation' booklet given away, 2016 edition daw, pero the info there IMO is not updated. It ended around 3:45pm, after which the speaker distributed our passports with CFO sticker on it.
Observations/Comments/Suggestions: The info during the talk was not updated (He was still talking about 'Center of Gravity', e alam ko matagal ng wala na yun, di ba?) He mentioned that if WTR ang visa, dapat sa POEA ang PDOS. (Though I didn't clarify anymore paano yung dependents of WTR) Since it is a combo of AU and NZ, the speaker was jumping from one country to the other. So you have to be quick to listen para you can follow which country he is discussing. The only new info I learned is how to be 'dual citizen'. All the rest can be read from the booklet or online.
Post by marianestaana on Jan 21, 2018 2:04:41 GMT 12
Hello everyone, Gusto ko lang po malaman ang latest about PDOS. Kasi po paalis na po kami ng Pinas papuntang NZ this coming april 2018. Tanong lang po, kelangan pa po ba namin magPDOS, I have 2 children going to nz. Sila po ba required din? Resident visa po kami, may mga nababasa po kasi ako about PDOS, pero di po ako sure kung nabago na po ba ang rules ngayon. Sana po may makasagot sa tanong ko, especially yung mga bagong dating sa nz from pinas. At anu-ano po ba ang mga kelangan pa namin gawin bago po kami umalis? Salamat po sa makakatulong..
Hello marianestaana nung kami nag PDOS passports at bayad lang dala namin. For kids below 12 years old di na kelangan kasali sa seminar pero kasama sila sa i-register. Walk in lang din kami kasi sa Cebu kami nag PDOS so yung form dun na namin ni-fill out. Sa Manila naman appointment system. Check their website for the schedule.
Post by marianestaana on Jan 21, 2018 14:09:01 GMT 12
Hi minuchee, since ireregister ko din po mga anak ko, so I have to pay for them 400 din po? Thank you po ulit! Malaking tulong po talaga to.. buti nabasa ko yng thread, kung hindi, baka di ko magagawa magPDOS.
Hi guys. Anybody here who registered for CFO kahit AIP pa lang ang RV? Possible ba, in the first place? 🙁
I just got my RV approved last week but I still have to send my passport to INZ to get the evisa. Problem is I'm going on a holiday to the Philippines next week Monday. I'm not sure whether to apply for CFO or OEC.
Hope you could help. Thanks. 🙂
08 Apr 19 - RV approved 12 Mar 19 - 2nd person check 04 Feb 19 - CO assigned/add'l docs sent 29 Sep 18 - 2nd ESV approved 24 Sep 18 - ITA lodged 21 Sep 18 - ITA docs sent, 2nd ESV submitted 20 Sep 18 - ITA received 19 Sep 18 - EOI selected 18 Sep 18 - EOI submitted 22 Nov 17 - ESV approved 08 Nov 17 - submitted ESV 18 Sep 17 - started work 03 Aug 17 - Arrival in NZ 14 Feb 17 - WHV approved 08 Feb 17 - WHV slot secured
Sagutin ko na rin yung question ko above in case there are people in the same situation. Haha I emailed CFO and this was their reply.
We wish to inform you that you are only required to register and attend the seminar at the CFO if you are leaving the country with resident visa. However, if you will leave the country with working visa, we suggest that you contact the POEA regarding the application for OEC.
Post by residentpessimist on Jan 4, 2020 16:12:44 GMT 12
Share ko lang yung experience ng pagkuha ng CFO sa NAIA for those looking for answers dun sa matagal ng residente sa NZ (2 years above) and magbabakasyon sa Pinas. Note na applicable to sa may residency or PR visa na hindi nagdepart sa Pinas to NZ ha - backread lang dito sa forum dun sa ibang scenario.
Maghanda ng photocopy ng visa nyo para mapabilis ang proseso (kung resident to PR, maghanda ng copy ng resident visa bukod pa sa copy ng PR visa). Dala nyo rin dapat yung passport nyo saka dapat alam nyo kung kelan kayo unang pumunta ng NZ for residency. Magdala din ng photocopy ng photo page ng passport.
Better kung may dala kayong NZ driver licence pero di naman sya kelangan - pag nanghingi lang ng proof kung gano na kayo katagal sa NZ.
Pumunta sa CFO kiosk. Sa NAIA Terminal 1, andun sya sa pagakyat ng daan bago yung entrance sa airport sa departure level. Pag Terminal 3, nasa loob sya ng check-in counters. Pag Terminal 1, madali pumasok kasi may separate na entrance at x-ray papasok ng kiosk. Andun din ang POEA/OWWA kiosks. Pag terminal 3, sabihin nyo lang sa gwardya na kukuha kayo ng CFO tapos pakita nyo yung passport nyo saka boarding pass if ever. Pwede kayo kumuha ng CFO kahit di pa nyo flight - kinuha ko yung akin 1 day before ng flight ko.
Ang hours ng CFO eh 5am to 12mn araw-araw (ata). Maganda na icheck nyo beforehand kung available sila ng sunday.
Ipakita nyo yung photocopy ng visa nyo saka yung passport. May mga ilang tanong sila tulad ng gano na katagal doon, kelan ang unang pasok sa NZ, etc. etc. Sagutin nyo lang. Itake note nyo rin kasi yung ilang tanong nila nasa application form din.
Bibigyan kayo ng application form - fillout nyo lang yung form tapos ibigay sa kanila
Magpiprint sila ng CFO sticker - bago nila idikit tanungin nyo kung pwede nyo muna icheck ang detalye: Yung sa akin, nadikit na nila tapos nung pinacheck sakin imbes NZ ang nakalagay eh Australia - buti na lang madali pang naalis yung sticker.
Pagtapos nilang idikit yung CFO sticker, ieemboss nila yung seal. Hihingan na rin kayo ng bayad na PHP400.00 (as at Dec 2019).
Pagtapos maibigay sa inyo yung resibo - oks na. May CFO sticker na kayo
Post by residentpessimist on Jan 9, 2020 22:24:13 GMT 12
ModM pag more than 2 years ng naninirahan sa NZ as resident or PR, wala ng PDOS. I think ang goal lang ng PDOS kasi is magkaron ng orientation ang mga kababayan natin kung pano mamuhay sa ibang bansa as immigrant.