Filipino fiances with a K1 Fiance visa who plan to leave the Philippines to settle permanently in the United States are required to register with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas. Part of its registration requirements is attendance in the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) to prepare them for settlement overseas.
Country-specific PDOS are conducted for Filipino emigrants to address their adjustment concerns in their destination countries. In these seminars, various topics are discussed such as travel regulations, immigration procedures, cultural differences, settlement concerns, employment and social security concerns and rights and obligations of Filipino migrants.
Those who are 12 years old and below are exempted from attending the PDOS. They must, however, be registered, even if by proxy. Children of emigrants, aged 13 to 19, are required to attend the Peer Counseling Program to help facilitate their adjustment to a new environment.
A list of the required documents for registration can be found by going directly to the web site for The Commision on Filipinos Overseas.
Feel free to call me anytime at 1-888-515-3529 if you have questions about the K1 Fiance Visa.
Attorney Jeff Pettys