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I suggest you just go to the nuns and have your wife do the seminar, this is what they require so its best to do it, it aint ALL THAT BAD.

There wont be an "interogation" they will just educate her about Australia give her info etc etc etc

it will save you possible headaches when you do decide to leave the PH.

 

I went with my wife and waited for her 8am-3pm then we hurried of to the CFO office to recieve the sticker etc

Remeber you cant really afford/gamble to take short cutswhen it comes to departure.

 

 

Good Luck.

 

That's crazy isn't it as it doesn't prove anything, especially not that you are a Oz Resident, I have opened bank accounts in several countries before leaving them and not closing the accounts.

Just means that you once lived their for a while, proves nothing!

Amazing what some of these government agencies like to ask for...

 

This is the Philippines, so expect the unexpected!

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hookedtothenet, on 12 January 2012 - 09:17 AM, said: That's crazy isn't it as it doesn't prove anything, especially not that you are a Oz Resident, I have opened bank accounts in several countries before leaving them and not closing the accounts. Just means that you once lived their for a while, proves nothing! Amazing what some of these government agencies like to ask for... This is the Philippines, so expect the unexpected! Selective Quote Quote MultiQuote Thanks

 

Yes Pal, but I was referring to a post about the Australian embassy and not a RP office!

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When you get to Oz apply for an Aust passport for your new kid.

 

It might be easier to do that when you're at the Oz embassy in Manila applying for a tourist visa.

 

 

 

The DFO in Davao requires a CFO sticker regardless. My wife has travelled abroad several times under her maiden name and has never needed a CFO sticker - her passport was issued in Cebu. However she wants to change the name in her passport to her married name and she's been told that she must attend a CFO seminar first and get that all-important sticker.

 

The nuns who do the CFO seminar in Cebu can be "difficult" - to put it mildly - so I'd suggest flying up to Manila where it's a simple two-hour procedure, which is actually the advice the DFO gave my wife.

 

No matter what anyone says repeatedly about not needing the sticker, the reality is that all it takes is one errant immigration official at the airport to ruin your holiday. The only way my wife could get a passport in her married name was to go to the seminar, period, no argument, no speculation, just do the seminar and you'll get the passport.

 

As for the seminar in Cebu, it must depend on which nun is working that particular day. My wife got told that I will require a clean house, a cooked meal when I get home from work, "obedience" (wtf?), and all done with a congenial smile... all that 50s and 60s stuff... a ridiculous and pointless tirade, but nothing really negative... and I'm sure plenty would see this as very positive... and that it was up to her to learn my dialect and culture, not the other way around.

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Yes Pal, but I was referring to a post about the Australian embassy and not a RP office!

I see, my mistake, as for any governments hen do they ever make sense?

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I see, my mistake, as for any governments hen do they ever make sense?

 

Nope! LOL!

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Hi i have gone through all of this, if you are married to a foreigner and would like to apply for a passport using your husband's last name then you have to attend a CFO seminar.

Once you are done with the seminar you will be given a certificate.

That is the certificate you will use to apply for your passport together with your NSO marriage certificate.

 

You do not need the sticker when leaving on tourist visa.

but once you get a spousal visa you need to come back to the CFO office with your CFO certificate and Visa, they will then issue you with the CFO sticker.

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Update.. Well, my wife and I flew to Cebu from Davao to do the CFO seminar and get the certificate. It took all day and I just waited around for her outside as husbands are not allowed in. I asked her afterwards what it was like and she said they told so many horror stories and that she was scared of coming to Australia with me! What?!! Thankfully common sense prevailed when I recounted to her how I've burned all my bridges to my homeland to come and live here in the home we have built together here. I would not have done that if I had any ulterior motives.

 

Anyway, she got the certificate ok and we then went to the other CFO office to pay for and get the stamp.

This is where it get very frustrating as the would not give us the stamp, as she did not have her passport yet!

(and the DFA in Davao would not give her the passport without the CFO certificate) :)

 

I asked if they would mail the sticker to DFO office in Davao so we could pick it up there once her passport was issued and the said no.

 

They said we would have to fly back to Cebu again to pick up the sticker!

 

This is such an axpensive nighmare of gov regulations and lack of care for the public. I'm not sure what to do next as I can't really afford all this expensive running around via air travel and hotels just to satisfy government regulations. I only want to take my wife and our baby on a 3 week holiday to Australia to meet my family.

 

As it stands now, my wife and baby have both received their passports but have not yet applied for their Australian tourist visa.

 

If any of you Australians in Davao have taken your wife for a holiday to Australia on a toursit Visa, please let me know how you went about it and the costs involved. I was going to do it online via the Australian Immigrations website, but it seem they won't let us do it as we are in the Phillipines.

 

Any comments welcome.

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