How to make a Guidance and Counseling Program Online Appointment

Now a days for a spouse of foreign national who would change their civil status from single to married on their passport the original and photocopy of Commission of Filipino Overseas (CFO) Guidance and Counseling Certificate of Attendance is required to submit. 

To attend the Guidance and Counseling Program (GCP), you must secure an appointment through the GCP On-line Appointment System (GOAS). Below are two links for the GCP sessions. 

  • When you are in the GCP Online appointment website, answer the preliminary questions by clicking "Yes" or "No" and choosing from the drop-down list, put your email address then submit to verify if you need to attend the GCP. 
GCP Online Appointment Preliminary Questions
  • To proceed with your appointment, check your email account inbox/spam and click the confirmation link sent to your email address and you will be redirected to the daily schedule of counseling. Scroll down to the lower portion so you can select date of appointment. Be sure of the appointment date you have chosen. Once you click, you can no longer go back and change to another date. 

  • After successfully providing the details, you will be emailed the PDF file of your appointment. 
Come an hour and a half before the start of the session as they conduct checking of documents and take photos for your online record. 

Its better to come early than be late because some security guards and receptionists were very strict and they wont allow you to enter. If you are lucky they might let you in if not you need to reschedule, but there was an instance that they really don't let you in when you were late like what they did to me. On my first schedule I was 15 minutes late and the guard on duty did not allow me to get in and headed me to the one who will reschedule my appointment. However, on my second appointment, I was an hour and a half early and I saw loads of late comers that they accepted. I was disappointed because I spent money coming over and on my second schedule I even rented a room in Manila just to make it so early, knowing traffic here in the Philippines, I was forced to do it and spent more money and when I saw that the guard on duty allowed late comers, I was so gutted. So unfair and very inconsistent.

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