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J-1 Registration

Orientation Seminar

Register and attend the PDOS for J-1 visa holders to be informed about the conditions and requirements of the Exchange Visitor Program (EVP)

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Enhancement Training

Sponsorship Project
(ETSP) Application

Apply for the scholarship program funded by Exchange Visitor Program participants


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Need for Training

Certificate (NTC)

Apply for the NTC issued to Filipino licensed physicians, to extend their training program in the United States


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No Objection

Statement (NOS)

Apply for a Waiver of the 2-Year Home Residency on the Basis of the No Objection Statement issued by the Philippine Government

EVP Committee

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Another function that figures in discussions and deliberations of the Committee is the grant of waiver on the two-year home-country physical presence requirement under the EVP. There are premises that have to be considered in order to fully understand and appreciate the restrictions imposed by the EVP. They are the following:

1. The two-year home-country physical presence requirement is imposed under the EVP Rules and Regulation. The restriction, therefore, is part of the contract between the participant and the USIA as the EVP implementor;

2. The issuance of the NOS by the EVP Committee in the Philippines is just one of the five (5) bases for the grant of the waiver of said restriction;

3. The waiver of the restriction is one of the requirements imposed by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) for those applying for a change of visa status from a "J" classification to a permanent residence status or a H-lB status in the U.S. In effect, the NOS issued by the EVP Committee does not automatically guarantee a grant of the waiver of said restriction, and vice versa. Although, the recommendation of the EVP Committee will have a bearing on the final decision, as a general rule, the final decision on whether to grant a waiver rests solely on the INS.

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Featured Projects

by: Joline Ann V. Uichanco Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

by: Mira B. Saquido
Sunnyside School District

Guidelines on the Application of NOS

EVP Res. No. 01-2016

Amended Guidelines and Procedures on the Waiver of the Two-Year Home-Country Recidency Requirement For Exchange Visitors



Commission on Filipinos Overseas
Citigold Center, 1345 Quirino Avenue cor.
Osmeña Highway, Manila 1007
Tel. No.:(+632) 552-4700
Fax No.: (+632) 561-8332
Email: info@cfo.gov.ph
Website: www.cfo.gov.ph

EVP Secretariat
CFO, Project Management Division
Tel. No.: (+632) 552-4700 local 726,728,729, 731
Telefax No.: (+632) 561-8327
Email: pmo@cfo.gov.ph; evpsecretariat@gmail.com
Website: www.evpcommittee.ph


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