Online Services is the new normal. Clients who are requesting for revalidation, amendment of CFO documents, replacement of lost Guidance and Counseling Certificate and registration of valid spouse or partner visa who were issued CFO Guidance and Counseling certificate prior to visa issuance may register online via Overseas Filipinos – CFO Online Registration System or OF-CORS (https://cfo.ph/Certificate_ReIssuance_And_Sticker_Request/).

Through online registration, clients need not go to any CFO office to avail of these pre-departure services. They could just print their own OF-CORS Digital Certificate, which will be presented to the Bureau of Immigration on the day of their departure from the Philippines.

Replacement of Lost Counseling Certificate

Filipino spouses and other partners of foreign nationals and former Filipino citizens may request for a replacement of their counseling certificate in case of loss. In requesting for a replacement, the following shall be required:

(a) One (1) Valid Government-issued identification card with photograph; and
(b) Notarized affidavit of loss; and
(c) Colored passport size photograph

Digital certificate will be issued thru her e-mail after proper verification of documents, completion of registration online thru OFCORS and payment of authorize fee unless significant findings in the records that may require further verification and requirements. In such a case, the applicant will be informed of the status of the request including the exact date of the release.


Amendment of Counseling Certificate

Filipino spouses, fiancé(e)s and other partners of foreign nationals or former Filipino citizens may request for subsequent amendment of the CFO guidance and counseling certificate when there is a change in their civil status or an erroneous entry in the certificate. In requesting for amendment, the following shall be required:

(a) Marriage Certificate or Report of Marriage (issue by the PSA in security paper for Filipina adopting married name);
(b) Birth certificate (issued by the PSA in security paper (for amendment in single name due to erroneous spelling)
(c) Old CFO Guidance and Counseling Certificate;
(d) One (1) Valid Government-issued identification card with photograph; and
(e) Colored passport size photograph.

Digital certificate will be issued thru her e-mail after proper verification of documents, completion of registration online thru OFCORS and payment of authorize fee unless significant findings in the records that may require further verification and requirements. In such a case, the applicant will be informed of the status of the request including the exact date of the release.


Re-issuance/Revalidation of Emigrant Registration Sticker

An emigrant may apply for the re-issuance/revalidation of the emigrant registration sticker only under the following circumstances:

  • When the immigrant visa in a foreign country has been revoked or has expired but the applicant has acquired another immigrant visa in the same country;
  • When the immigrant visa in a foreign country has been revoked but the applicant has acquired another immigrant visa in another country, in which case, the person shall be registered as a new emigrant;
  • When the emigrant has acquired another immigrant visa in another country;
  • Passport with emigrant registration sticker is lost; and
  • Passport with emigrant registration sticker is mutilated or damaged.

The following shall be required for the re-issuance or revalidation of emigrant registration sticker:

(a) valid passport;
(b) Original and/or photocopy of old emigrant registration sticker; (if available)
(c) Original new valid visa; and
(d) Payment of the authorized fee.

Registration of visa of the spouses and other partners of foreign nationals with visa and CFO Guidance and Counseling Certificate (GCC)

(a) Valid passport;
(b) valid visa
(c) Original Guidance and Counseling Certificate
(d) Petitioner’s passport
(e) Payment of the authorized courier fee.

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