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PDOS for 489 Visa

islamanislaman Stepney, SAPosts: 160Member
Hello! I know this had been discussed on other threads but I'm confused as I've read some who says there's no need for PDOS for 489 visa and some who says you have to get one. Can someone who actually holds a 489 share their experience?

Salamat :)

Training and Development Professional (223311)
10.21.14: VISA GRANT 489
01.13.15: Flight to SYD
01.30.15: Flight to ADL
03.09.17: Application for 887 Visa

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  • IsyutIsyut Adelaide
    Posts: 279Member
    Joined: Sep 30, 2011
    Hello! I know this had been discussed on other threads but I'm confused as I've read some who says there's no need for PDOS for 489 visa and some who says you have to get one. Can someone who actually holds a 489 share their experience?

    Salamat :)
    For TR visa such as 489. Hindi kailangan ang CFO/PDOS para sa PR lang.

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  • janucruzjanucruz Adelaide
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    Joined: Oct 06, 2013
    Hindi na kailangan for 489
  • islamanislaman Stepney, SA
    Posts: 160Member
    Joined: Jan 03, 2013
    Thank you guys for your clarifications! :) Cheers!

    Training and Development Professional (223311)
    10.21.14: VISA GRANT 489
    01.13.15: Flight to SYD
    01.30.15: Flight to ADL
    03.09.17: Application for 887 Visa

  • floyd2418floyd2418 Adelaide
    Posts: 8Member
    Joined: Jun 24, 2013
    Hi,

    489 Visa Holder din po ako. Tanong ko lang po kung anu hinihingi na documents sa immigration natin pag papunta na ng OZ?

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  • sarah_lynsarah_lyn North Ryde
    Posts: 153Member
    Joined: Dec 29, 2013
    hi everyone!!! happy new year! I applied for 489 in NSW Southern Inland.. According to my agent, after 2 years of working in Southern Inland, madali lng din naman mging PR viasubclass 887.. any insights po about this? Thanks a lot po!
  • markberdinmarkberdin Mandaluyong
    Posts: 4Member
    Joined: Jun 08, 2015
    Hi! I'm another 489 holder who is in need of help ;) If the CFO/PDOS is not required for a 489 holder, what document will immigration require when flying out of the Philippines?

    @islaman I would assume you are already in Australia as per your timeline. Based on your experience, any advice?

    @floyd2418 can you also share your experience?

    Thanks!!
  • fgsfgs Cooper Basin
    Posts: 966Member
    Joined: Nov 12, 2013
    @markberdin just print a copy of your visa in case hanapin ng immigration officer and you are also required to pay Travel tax...no CFO/PDOS required coz its a temp residence visa
  • markberdinmarkberdin Mandaluyong
    Posts: 4Member
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    @fgs thank you! and can you help with these two questions too? Appreciate all the help!
    1) we're not required to show a POEA clearance right? because at the moment I don't have work in AU yet. Ill look for one when i get there.
    2) Additionally, I only have a one way flight for now so no return ticket. No issues here too?
  • islamanislaman Stepney, SA
    Posts: 160Member
    Joined: Jan 03, 2013
    @markberdin, no need for POEA clearance. And no issues with having one way flight.

    Good luck!

    Training and Development Professional (223311)
    10.21.14: VISA GRANT 489
    01.13.15: Flight to SYD
    01.30.15: Flight to ADL
    03.09.17: Application for 887 Visa

  • markberdinmarkberdin Mandaluyong
    Posts: 4Member
    Joined: Jun 08, 2015
    @islaman Thank you very much!
  • ubejamubejam Sunshine Coast
    Posts: 32Member
    Joined: Sep 09, 2014
    hello! sorry po kung uulitin ko yung question, di na need ng PDOS/CFO for visa 489? I'm going to Oz next week na and ngayon ko lang narinig yung PDOS kaya medyo nagpanic ako na nalaman kong meron pala ito.. So ang docs na dadalhin ko is: Visa grant letter, ticket and passport? Thank you guys!
  • akocpaakocpa Posts: 86Member
    Joined: Jun 25, 2015
    @ubejam for sure nasa au ka na. Hehe. Hindi ka naman hinanapan? Ang alam ko kasi hindi naman required yun sa 489
  • sefsef Singapore
    Posts: 20Member
    Joined: Jan 11, 2017
    Guys, alam ko may katagalan na ung conversation nyo tungkol sa PDOS for visa 489. Ngayon kayang 2017, required na kaya yan? Tumatawag kasi ako sa hotline ng PDOS puro operator lang, wala human na makausap. Then dun sa registration wala ding visa 489, so hindi rin ako makapag proceed para malaman kung excempted or hindi. Any latest news po tungkol dito sa PDOS? Papaalis na ako sa march 15, then ngayon ko lang nalaman to kasi hindi rin naman alam ng agent ko to kasi singapore base ang agent ko. Advice po sana sa latest. Salamat.
  • chellechelle Perth WA
    Posts: 178Member
    Joined: Mar 15, 2014
    Hi. Uulitin ko lang po tanong ni @sef . May 489 visa holder ba dito na pumunta ng Oz ngayong 2017 lang? Hinanapan ba ng pdos? Nabasa ko naman sa mga previous posts na hindi kelangan worried ako sa nabasa ko na to.

    The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) conducts a mandatory Guidance and Counselling Program for departing Filippino spouses, fiance and other partners of foreign nationals.

    All Philippines nationals travelling to Australia should check with the CFO in order to comply with exit requirements. This applies equally to whether you hold a temporary or permanent Australian visa.

    Failure to comply with the CFO requirements may result in delays departing the Philippines.

    Further information can be found on the following Philippines Government websites:

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  • sefsef Singapore
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    Joined: Jan 11, 2017
    @chelle hi, sorry for late reply. Confirmed hindi na kailangan ng CFO or OEC pag papunta ka ng AU at lalabas ka galing pinas. Kakagaling ko lang dun nung nag entry kami nitong 15-20 of March. Pero ingat ka lang, ang kulit ng immigration na nakaharap ko, hindi nya kabisado ang visa 489 kaya kung sino sini pa tinawagan nya sa CFO at POEA. Pero confirmed, hindi na kailangan.
  • misisvmisisv Singapore
    Posts: 22Member
    Joined: Sep 28, 2016
    @sef we also received visa 489 last feb 2017, plan namin pumunta ng AU this June and yan din ang question namin ni hubby. Buti nabasa ko 'to. Anyway, if hindi kelangan ng PDOS, anong pinakita or hinanap sa inyo sa immig?
  • sefsef Singapore
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    Joined: Jan 11, 2017
    edited April 2017
    @misisv
    Actually wala ako ibang documents na dinala para proof na hindi na kailangan. Wala kasi binigay sakin ang CFO at POEA kasi nag tanong lang ako sa kanila through phone.
    Dala ko lang is passport at ung visa grant.
    Medyo tumagal ako sa immigration sa pinas dahil dyan, nangyari kasi na hindi kabisado nung officer ung visa number. Ang dami pa nyang pinuntahan at pinagtanungan kung kailangan ba talaga ng PDOS, tinawagan nya ung CFO office for PDOS, nung na-inform na sya na hindi na kailangan, OEC naman hinanap. Kahit sinabi ko na hindi kailangan kasi hindi naman ako OFW at sinabi ko na tinawagan ko na sila, gusto pa rin nya ng proof. Tinawagan nya ulit ung office ng POEA. Ayun na prove nya na hindi na kailangan ng PDOS at OEC.
    Matagal kasi wala silang list ng visa na excepted ng PDOS at OEC. Pero sure ako as of March 2017 na hindi na kailangan.
  • misisvmisisv Singapore
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    Joined: Sep 28, 2016
    @sef i just need to ask this, if di need ng pdos, did you just pay for the travel tax? So meaning before check in they should know na di na kelangan ng pdos, tama ba? Or they still questioned you after checking in even though you paid for the travel tax? Sorry if dami ko tanong, dala ko kasi ang baby ko pag travel ko and kami lang since we'll meet my hubby sa SG na. So as much as possible gusto ko sana maiwasan yung hassle with the immig dito sa pinas just because di nila kabisado ang 489.
  • misisvmisisv Singapore
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    Joined: Sep 28, 2016
    Hello! Any 489 visa who departed this May or who will depart on June? I contacted Official POEA fb page and they told me na need daw ng OEC kahit na sinabi ko na wala pa namang employer sa AU and it's a temp residence visa. Medyo naguguluhan ako. Meron ba nakaencounter nito?
  • snihedsnihed Adelaide
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    Joined: Nov 26, 2014
    Follow up question sa may alam: Kung exempt sa PDOS ang 489, kailangan ba kumuha pag umuwi ng Pilipinas na PR na ang visa (887)? Unless for documentary/statistics purposes, parang counter-intuitive na mandatory requirement sya to exit.
  • misterVmisterV Sydney, NSW
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    @snihed Based dun sa seminar ko last May 2, pag nagrant ka ng PR visa, kailangan mong kumuha ng CFO sticker pagbalik mo ng pinas kundi magkakaproblema ka sa ph immigration pag lumabas ka ulit ng pinas papunta oz.

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  • snihedsnihed Adelaide
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    @misterV so register lang to get sticker? kailangan pa ba magattend nung orientation? thanks
  • misterVmisterV Sydney, NSW
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    @snihed Di na need umattend ng seminar. Pumunta lang daw sa cfo office, monday to friday para sa sticker.

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    04 Nov 2016 - Submitted documents for skill assessment
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  • snihedsnihed Adelaide
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    @misterV got it salamat!
  • prayhopejoyprayhopejoy Melbourne
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    Hello po. Ask ko lang sana-- nung pag-alis nyo, hinanapan pa rin kayo ng CFO/ PDOS? 489 din visa namin. I tried to get an appointment with CFO sa online portal nila, but wala sa drop-down menu yung subclass 489. Meron lang is UC Temporary Resident-- pero hindi naman to 489 exactly. So nalito na din ako lalo if kelangan pa ng CFO/PDOS pag 489 yung visa? Very grateful for your advice kasi sa January 2019 pa naman alis namin. Salamat nang marami! God bless.
  • Hunter_08Hunter_08 Adelaide
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    @prayhopejoy hindi na need ng PDOS/CFO ang 489 visa.

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  • prayhopejoyprayhopejoy Melbourne
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    Salamat @Hunter_08 Sana hindi na sila mangulit sa immigration.
  • just.anotherguyjust.anotherguy Singapore
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    Glad to know hindi na kailangan ang PDOS/CFO sa 489 visa holders. Around Feb 2019 po kami mag initial entry. @prayhopejoy keep us updated po kung ano mga itatanong / hahanapin ng immigration sa NAIA. Bukod sa 1-way ticket, passport, visa grant letter, as much as possible gusto sana namin wala nang mamiss-out. Godbless sa big move nyo :)

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  • prayhopejoyprayhopejoy Melbourne
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    Sure, update ko rin itong thread.
  • prayhopejoyprayhopejoy Melbourne
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    @just.anotherguy Sure, update ko rin itong thread. God bless din sa inyo.
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