Congratulations, you’re about to move to a new country! It’s an exciting time for you and your family, and it’s a good idea to make sure you’ve got everything covered.

One of the mandatory requirements that your really need to take care of is the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO)’s Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS).

What is the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS)?

Filipinos who are leaving the country to live permanently overseas are required to register with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) and attend the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS). PDOS is a mandatory Philippine Government requirement for Filipinos travelling to countries for the purposes of immigration.

How do you register for PDOS?

To register for PDOS you have to sign up online through the CFO’s Reservation and Registration Online System here.

Who needs to take PDOS?

Filipinos who are leaving the country to live permanently overseas and are 20-59 years of age are required to take PDOS. Children 13-19 years of age are required to take the CFO’s Peer Counselling Program.

Who are exempted from taking PDOS?

Minors (12 years of age and below), seniors (60 years of age and above), persons with disabilities and medical conditions (medical certificate required)

What are the requirements for PDOS? *all originals

  1. Philippine Passport
  2. Immigrant Visa
  3. Government-issued identification
  4. PhP400.00 registration fee
  5. PDOS / Peer Counselling attendance
  6. Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR)

PDOS for OFWs

If you are an OFW leaving the country to work temporarily overseas, you are required to register with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for PDOS.

SCHEDULE YOUR FAMILY FOR PDOS

For more information about PDOS, contact the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) at 552-4700, email info@cfo.gov.ph. Visit their website at www.cfo.gov.ph

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