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manly4eva posted a topic in Passports, Visas, Permits & Immigration: IMPORTANT THREADSNot sure if this is the correct place to post.Please move if needed. I managed to secure a tourist visa for my girl and our boy to come to Australia for 3 months whilst we are waiting on her annulment to be finalized.We will then apply for the fiance visa.So anyway this is what one would expect to be the difficult part,the visa right?? Wrong...She has now been told that she must attend the CFO counselling,you know the one..The one for OFW'S and migrants..Well now they tell her that even she is travelling on a tourist visa,she must have this done because she will be coming to meet me.If she doesn't have the sticker she would be detained at the airport and refused exit.They told her that Immigration would never allow a Filipina to exit to Australia on a tourist visa because they are sure that they would be meeting a man because they just couldn't afford it alone.So we make many calls to both Manila and Cebu CFO and the DFA and have been told,no need to do it,yes you must do it,maybe you should do it..The usual responses I guess.So the next question she askes is how long will this take , I am booked in on Monday 9th March for the seminar and want to secure flights for the Monday night ? The response is sorry mam we can't say how long it will take.The session will take about 3 hrs but we don't know when you will get the sticker.It might be a day or week.So please dont book any flights until you get your sticker..So as she is 24 hrs away from Manila by jeep,boat,bus and donkey I am left with the options,book a ticket and then have to change it,( FEES ) ,send her back home to wait,maybe an hour maybe a week,or put them up in a hotel in Manila for how ever long it takes...Bloody hell can't anything be simple in this country? Surely they must run out of hoops to jump through?