Who conducts PDOS in the Philippines?
PDOS for workers is conducted by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), and is facilitated by personnel with first-hand experience of the destination countries. Taking PDOS is mandatory to minimize the risk to workers, especially those who are leaving the Philippines for the first time to work abroad.
Can PDOS be done online?
ONLINE PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION SEMINAR (PDOS) for Filipino Emigrants to the United States of America (USA) Welcome to the Commission on Filipinos Overseas! In lieu of attending the PDOS at the CFO offices, you must go through the seven (7) online modules to successfully complete the process.
How do I book an appointment with PDOS?
HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE. After providing your valid email address, you will receive an email asking a number of questions to determine if you need to attend the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar PDOS. You will be asked to choose the schedule for your Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar PDOS.
How many hours is PDOS online?
The program will be covered within six hours and consists of the following topics: Migration realities. Destination country profile.
How long is PDOS seminar Philippines?
Pre-Departure Orientation Seminars (PDOS) are mandatory information programmes that provide comprehensive guidance to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) who plan to migrate. The programme provides a one-day seminar of seven modules over six hours.
Is PDOS required for immigrants?
Philippine law requires all departing Filipino emigrants or those leaving the country to settle permanently abroad to attend the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO). Only emigrants aged 12 years and younger are exempted from attending the PDOS.
How do I pay PDOS online?
Below are the steps when paying for your registration and courier fees through GCASH for OF-CORS:
- Click “Pay Online” once you’re on the Delivery Details screen.
- Select the payment method: “GCASH WebPay,” then click “proceed.”
- Confirm the payment as well as the amount provided on the screen then click “agree and pay.”
Is PDOS required for student visa?
A. What is the Pre-departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) for J1 visa holders in CFO? Filipinos leaving the country to participate in the Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) are required to register with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas and attend the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS).
Can I leave Philippines without PDOS?
How much is the fee for PDOS?
Pay the Php 400.00 registration fee in Counter 7 and keep your official receipt. 7. Attend the PDOS.
How do I leave the Philippines after PDOs?
CFO STICKER After attending the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar PDOS or the Peer Counseling Session, a sticker will be placed on the Filipino immigrant’s passport. You will need to show this sticker to the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation BID officer at the airport before being granted an Exit Clearance to leave the Philippines.
How do I register for PDOs?
Click on any of the following locations to register for PDOS: After providing your valid email address, you will receive an email asking a number of questions to determine if you need to attend the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar PDOS. You will be asked to choose the schedule for your Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar PDOS.
How much does it cost to attend the PDOs?
There is no cost for attending the PDOS. The use of third party representatives or fixers are strongly discouraged. The CFO will not be responsible for any payments made to such third party representatives or fixers.
What is a PDoS seminar?
The seminar is specific to region or country, meaning there are different seminars for different domestic work destinations. These seminars are facilitated by people who have previously worked in those destination countries. The programme takes 6 hours in a day to finish. PDOS provides modules about: