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RoseGRoseG MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 18Member
in Migration Agent Posts: 43
Hi,

This is my first time to join this site. Many here say na kayang kaya naman mg DIY basta makumpleto ang mga documents which really encourages me to do it ourselves. May difference po ba sa timeframe kapag DIY? I mean kung diligently nyo napasa unh documents and na-lodge kgad, in less than one year makukuha na din po ung visa? Software Engineee/Computer Programmer is Mistee dto sa Dubai for 8 yrs and we are planning to apply for PR visa. Mahal po kasi sa AIVES, ung trusted agent namin dto. Kung wlang difference sa pglabas ng visa, we refer to do it ourselves po. Ano po advice nyo? Salamat.
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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 280Member, Moderator
    edited July 2014 Posts: 4,333
    We did it ourselves, took us around 4 months including waiting for IELTS, collation of documents and waiting for invite and actual visa.

    Saved us around the equivalent of at least Php300K...

    No difference in timeframe, in fact I would say na pwede mo pa mapabilis as you do it yourself. Problem kasi sa agent, di lang ikaw ang inaasikaso nila...

    All the best!!
    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!
    RoseG jsm_rm0826 DMAU2012
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  • RoseGRoseG MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 18Member
    Posts: 43
    @TasBurrfoot

    Hi, Thank you for the information. That was really fast, 4 months? Ano visa and san kyo based?

    My husband will resign from his company where he has worked for 8 yrs. We will go back to Pinas and look for work. Tpos dun sya hihingi ng COE kasi ung current company now di sila ngsusupport ng mga employees sa migration. They hinder growth.

    Ok lang ba sa new company nya sa Pinas kuha ng COE? Same job title pa di sya. Different company lang.
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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 280Member, Moderator
    edited July 2014 Posts: 4,333
    @TasBurrfoot

    Hi, Thank you for the information. That was really fast, 4 months? Ano visa and san kyo based?

    My husband will resign from his company where he has worked for 8 yrs. We will go back to Pinas and look for work. Tpos dun sya hihingi ng COE kasi ung current company now di sila ngsusupport ng mga employees sa migration. They hinder growth.

    Ok lang ba sa new company nya sa Pinas kuha ng COE? Same job title pa di sya. Different company lang.
    Unfortunately your husbands needs to get a COE (or something similar) from his current company... Sayang naman ang 8 yrs experience if di ma credit. That is a good 15pts din.
    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!
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  • RoseGRoseG MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 18Member
    Posts: 43
    @tasburrfoot

    Ok, gets sir. Macrecredit lang ang number of work experience sa current employer lang?

    Meron po syang COE from his current company addressed to US embassy (he's about to apply for tourist visa in US) and the letter was dated this June. Would be that be enough?

    Maraming Maraming Salamat po sa mga sagot. Ngiging klaro po ang lahat sa amin.
    jongi_23
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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 280Member, Moderator
    Posts: 4,333
    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!
    RoseG
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  • RoseGRoseG MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 18Member
    Posts: 43
    @TasBurrfoot

    Thank you so much, sir! Will read.
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  • jsm_rm0826jsm_rm0826 TorontoTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
    Posts: 1
    @TasBurrfoot Hi! I'm relieved to hear na meron nag DIY successfully! I'm new here sa forum and was also wondering whether to apply via agency or not. Problem kasi, ang fees nila kasing mahal or if not, mas mahal pa kesa sa visa itself! :)

    Follow-up question lang, did you lodge your application here sa Philippines?
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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 280Member, Moderator
    Posts: 4,333
    @TasBurrfoot Hi! I'm relieved to hear na meron nag DIY successfully! I'm new here sa forum and was also wondering whether to apply via agency or not. Problem kasi, ang fees nila kasing mahal or if not, mas mahal pa kesa sa visa itself! :)

    Follow-up question lang, did you lodge your application here sa Philippines?
    mate, i dunno the exact statistics but i THINK, more than 50% here who got their PR successfully did the application themselves. it will save you several thousands for sure!

    no i applied from singapore...
    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!
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  • mhejmhej SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 48Member
    Posts: 194
    Ako naman, para lang maiba ng pananaw, I recommend using a Migration Agent for a number of reasons:

    1. Time - Working 9-6 am in Manila without consistent access to internet and a personal laptop at that time, we would never be able to find time to accomplish all the necessary documents and forms. Including the time we would have needed to research on how to start the entire process itself.

    2. Security - If you get a really good and experienced agent, you will feel secured. The sense of security is in knowing that this person has done it hundreds of times before and would essentially know what you need to do to get that PR Visa. Doing it alone will always, at some point during the process, put you in a position where you second guess what you have done, wondering if what you did was correct, wondering why the CO has not yet responded when everyone else in the AU forum seems to have gotten their visas already, and wondering if a single misstep has actually cost you more money than you intended to save by doing it yourself.

    3. Cost-benefit - Personally, getting the agent may have been more expensive than doing it on my own, but I can't say that I regret it. Because now, I'm here in Sydney in less than 1 year since processing my papers. I may have owed the bank and some friends and relatives roughly 500k, and that's ok. Because the time saved from getting an agent gave me the opportunity to get here sooner than expected and land a great paying job that allowed me to pay back all that 500k debt in less than 3 months of working in AU.

    For me kasi, time saved is worth more than money saved. Kaya sulit na sulit ang agent sa pag process ng visa ko (and of my partner).
    ICT Business Analyst - 261111
    Visa Subclass 189


    24 June 2013 - Skills Assessment submitted to ACS
    15 Aug 2013 - IELTs General Speaking Test
    17 Aug 2013 - IELTs General Test (Listening, Reading, Writing)
    30 Aug 2013 - IELTs Results (L - 9.0, R - 8.0, W - 8.0, S - 8.0, Overall - 8.5)
    24 Sept 2013 - Favorable letter received from ACS (ICT Business Analyst)
    26 Sept 2013 - Submitted EOI (70 points)
    7 Oct 2013 - Received Invitation to Apply (Visa Subclass 189)
    11 Oct 2013 - Submitted Visa Application
    21 Oct 2013 - Medical Exam (I completed mine, partner had to wait for a few days to complete hers)
    - applied for NBI Clearance
    24 Oct 2013 - Primary Applicant (me) Medicals uploaded by NHSI.
    4 Nov 2013 - Partner completed Medical Exam
    5 Nov 2013 - Claim NBI Clearance
    - Secondary Applicant (partner) Medicals uploaded by NHSI.
    6 Nov 2013 - 20 Nov 2013 waiting for CO.
    21 Nov 2013 - CO Allocated
    26 Nov 2013 - Visa Grant (yehey!!)
    21 March 2014 - Flight to Sydney (Qantas 7PM HKT)
    6 May 2014 - Received 12 month contract from company (same company I worked for in Manila)
    12 May 2014 - Started work
    15 Dec 2014 - Hired permanently by current company (IT Service Manager).

    ==Slowly, but surely..Things will fall into place..==
    rareking
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  • bookwormbookworm CanberraTotal Reaction Points: 56Member
    Posts: 590
    My 2 cents.

    I went through 2 migration agents. The first one was for the skills assessment 2 years ago. I would say that they helped me a lot but I am still the one who processed my documents and did most of the footwork. Basically, they checked my documents and ensured that I had the necessary papers. They guided me on how to get the correct COE from my employers and helped me with the skills assessment stage.
    (I only paid for the skills assessment part since it was unsure if there was a state that would sponsor my skills.

    The second migration agent was for the second part, the EOI and PR visa application stage. At this point, I think it would have been better if I had done the whole thing myself as it seemed like they were holding me back.
    For example, the medical certificate and police clearance. They told me not to get it until the CO asked for it. If I had done that, it would have delayed my application for another couple of months. As it is, I still did the police clearance and medical certificate plus other documents that they did not ask for and uploaded it myself. Thus, the CO no longer asked me for more, instead, gave me the grant, directly.

    So there are pros and cons in getting migration agents. If you feel unsure and and you have the spare money, then I say go for it, but still listen to advice from people in this forum. If you need to borrow money to use a migration agent, then I say, skip it and process it yourself. You will need all the money you can save for your application process.

    Hope this helps.
    20110812 - Submitted Vetassess docs
    20120403 - Received positive assessment
    20130622 - Took the IELTS exam (L:8, R:7, W:8.5, S:8.5, OBS:8)
    20131008 - Created and submitted EOI account
    20131216 - Started gathering documents for ACT SS
    20140113 - Submitted ACT SS nomination
    20140227 - assigned a case officer :)
    20140317 - Finally got my ACT sponsorship!
    20140319 - Invited to apply (visa 190)
    20140325 - Lodged visa 190
    20140718 - Direct visa grant. IED: July 17, 2015
    20150203 - Landed in ACT :) Job hunt begins
    201510 - Started working at Woolies
    20161031 - landed a job in my field as a junior
    20180508 - landed a job in my field

    Thank you God! You are truly amazing!
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  • mhejmhej SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 48Member
    Posts: 194
    @bookworm - You're second agent was odd. They told you to do the exact opposite of what my agent was rushing me to do. My agent told me to frontload all of my documents so that by the time the CO sees my applications, everything will be in order and approval will be granted immediately. I guess these MARA agents operate differently. I'm just not sure how they derive their strategies as both our agents seem to have polarizing approaches.
    ICT Business Analyst - 261111
    Visa Subclass 189


    24 June 2013 - Skills Assessment submitted to ACS
    15 Aug 2013 - IELTs General Speaking Test
    17 Aug 2013 - IELTs General Test (Listening, Reading, Writing)
    30 Aug 2013 - IELTs Results (L - 9.0, R - 8.0, W - 8.0, S - 8.0, Overall - 8.5)
    24 Sept 2013 - Favorable letter received from ACS (ICT Business Analyst)
    26 Sept 2013 - Submitted EOI (70 points)
    7 Oct 2013 - Received Invitation to Apply (Visa Subclass 189)
    11 Oct 2013 - Submitted Visa Application
    21 Oct 2013 - Medical Exam (I completed mine, partner had to wait for a few days to complete hers)
    - applied for NBI Clearance
    24 Oct 2013 - Primary Applicant (me) Medicals uploaded by NHSI.
    4 Nov 2013 - Partner completed Medical Exam
    5 Nov 2013 - Claim NBI Clearance
    - Secondary Applicant (partner) Medicals uploaded by NHSI.
    6 Nov 2013 - 20 Nov 2013 waiting for CO.
    21 Nov 2013 - CO Allocated
    26 Nov 2013 - Visa Grant (yehey!!)
    21 March 2014 - Flight to Sydney (Qantas 7PM HKT)
    6 May 2014 - Received 12 month contract from company (same company I worked for in Manila)
    12 May 2014 - Started work
    15 Dec 2014 - Hired permanently by current company (IT Service Manager).

    ==Slowly, but surely..Things will fall into place..==
    RoseG
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  • mhejmhej SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 48Member
    Posts: 194
    *Your
    ICT Business Analyst - 261111
    Visa Subclass 189


    24 June 2013 - Skills Assessment submitted to ACS
    15 Aug 2013 - IELTs General Speaking Test
    17 Aug 2013 - IELTs General Test (Listening, Reading, Writing)
    30 Aug 2013 - IELTs Results (L - 9.0, R - 8.0, W - 8.0, S - 8.0, Overall - 8.5)
    24 Sept 2013 - Favorable letter received from ACS (ICT Business Analyst)
    26 Sept 2013 - Submitted EOI (70 points)
    7 Oct 2013 - Received Invitation to Apply (Visa Subclass 189)
    11 Oct 2013 - Submitted Visa Application
    21 Oct 2013 - Medical Exam (I completed mine, partner had to wait for a few days to complete hers)
    - applied for NBI Clearance
    24 Oct 2013 - Primary Applicant (me) Medicals uploaded by NHSI.
    4 Nov 2013 - Partner completed Medical Exam
    5 Nov 2013 - Claim NBI Clearance
    - Secondary Applicant (partner) Medicals uploaded by NHSI.
    6 Nov 2013 - 20 Nov 2013 waiting for CO.
    21 Nov 2013 - CO Allocated
    26 Nov 2013 - Visa Grant (yehey!!)
    21 March 2014 - Flight to Sydney (Qantas 7PM HKT)
    6 May 2014 - Received 12 month contract from company (same company I worked for in Manila)
    12 May 2014 - Started work
    15 Dec 2014 - Hired permanently by current company (IT Service Manager).

    ==Slowly, but surely..Things will fall into place..==
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  • bookwormbookworm CanberraTotal Reaction Points: 56Member
    Posts: 590
    Right! So each person's experience with their agent is different. Buti binasa ko tong forum! Laking tulong!
    20110812 - Submitted Vetassess docs
    20120403 - Received positive assessment
    20130622 - Took the IELTS exam (L:8, R:7, W:8.5, S:8.5, OBS:8)
    20131008 - Created and submitted EOI account
    20131216 - Started gathering documents for ACT SS
    20140113 - Submitted ACT SS nomination
    20140227 - assigned a case officer :)
    20140317 - Finally got my ACT sponsorship!
    20140319 - Invited to apply (visa 190)
    20140325 - Lodged visa 190
    20140718 - Direct visa grant. IED: July 17, 2015
    20150203 - Landed in ACT :) Job hunt begins
    201510 - Started working at Woolies
    20161031 - landed a job in my field as a junior
    20180508 - landed a job in my field

    Thank you God! You are truly amazing!
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  • sweetchina08sweetchina08 MandaluyongTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
    Posts: 5
    @TasBurrfoot hi thank you for the input, being a CPA i think your profession is in demand how about in other case? would you still recommend DIY?
    tahnk you
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  • sweetchina08sweetchina08 MandaluyongTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
    Posts: 5
    @bookworm hello! where can i get the said Australian formats?
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  • rarekingrareking MontrealTotal Reaction Points: 77Member
    Posts: 466
    Hey there --- I am processing with an agent but if I have the chance to do it again, dapat nag DIY na lang ako. Yung sa una lang kasi na parang sobrang dami mong pagaaralan bago maintindihan ang sistema at proseso.

    Di naman pala sya ganun kacomplicated. May mga case na siguro na di mo masagot agad pero masasagot ng agent but I think with enough reserach, google at mga forum na tulad neto, I think you will be okay.

    Agree lang ako with agency kapag wala ka ngang time dahil busy ka sa trabaho (or let your spouse do it for you) at meron naman extra pera.. at yung agent mo ay medyo magaling nga.

    Pero kapag DIY, natuto ka na sa proseso, pwede ka pang magencourage ng iba, bless them with your experiences. Naging mas matalino ka pa sa batas ng AU sa migration, ang bansang patutunguhan mo. So next time na may opportunity, like, sponsor a family, alam mo na proseso and you save money.

    kitakits!
    IELTS+REMARK - 2MOS | ANZSCO - 3MOS | NT 489 INVITE - 1MO | SA 190 INVITE - 1.5MOS | VISA GRANT - 1.5MOS (15-OCT 2014)
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  • chollecholle SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 61Member
    Posts: 401
    Completely agree with @rareking.

    I think an agent would be most useful only if you have a really complicated case. The whole migration process is very straightforward and the steps are clearly outlined naman. Kelangan mo lang talaga magresearch, magbasa, at umintindi. Agents won't do the legwork, they won't take your IELTS, they won't do the medicals or obtain your PCCs and other documents for you. Ikaw pa rin gagawa ng lahat ng yan.

    Unless they are giving you valuable advice that is very specific to your situation that no one else online has experienced and shared, they're basically very expensive messengers.
    Occupation: Other Spatial Scientist (ANZSCO Code 232214)
    30 Nov 2013 - IELTS Academic R8.5 W8 L8.5 S9 / Overall 8.5
    10 Feb 2014 - Skills Assessment (VETASSESS)
    23 May 2014 - VETASSESS Outcome: Positive
    27 May 2014 - EOI (70 points)
    9 Jun 2014 - Visa invitation received, application lodged (SI189)
    2 Jul 2014 - CO allocation
    6 Aug 2014 - Visa granted (IED 4 Jul 2015)
    11 Oct 2014 - Moved to Sydney
    20 Oct 2014 - Job offer
    29 Oct 2014 - Start of work
    17-26 Dec 2014 - Dog at Sydney quarantine
    24 Dec 2014 - Partner's initial entry (Maligayang Pasko!)
    16 May 2017 - Purchase first property
    17 Oct 2018 - Citizenship application lodged (Council: Sydney)
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  • GoriGori SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
    Posts: 140
    Hi guys, I can assist you with your immigration cases. My consultancy fee depends on how much you think my service is worth. Let me know if you're interested so we can discuss.

    Thanks.
    **************************************************
    262113 Systems Administrator
    IELTS: 13/08/2011 L:7.5 R:6.5 W:6.5 S:7.5 Overall: 7
    02 Oct 2012: ACS Submitted
    25 Oct 2012: ACS Result
    05 Nov 2012: NSW SS Submitted
    09 Jan 2013: NSW SS Ack Received
    05 Mar 2013: NSW SS Approval
    21 Mar 2013 : Lodged Application 190
    12 Apr 2013: CO Team 33 Brisbane DC
    23 Apr 2013: Visa Grant
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  • rylynnrylynn SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 10Member
    Posts: 151
    DIY saves you money kasi doble bayaran sa agent.. We have it quoted tapos ikaw din naman gagawa CDR for Engineers Australia and only notarial yung free and they will do the posting agent gagawa.. Detailed naman explanation sa migration at if there's any question pinoyau is here.. Like sa agent talagang pwersado ka kuha ng Certificate of Employment while dito nabasa ko at mismong ginawa pwede statutory declaration..Madami matutunan if you do it on your own.. Pwede naman mag pa notaryo at magpa FEDEx so do it on your own .. And I recommend to my friends pinoyau kasi very helpful and very informative talaga .. It took us 6 months IELTS, CDR,EA approval , selected EOI... nalate lang COC sa SG dati wait pa ng case officer bago sila magissue.. Pero noong naupload namin next day approved na :) Now pwede na kumuha CoC.. I have friends na nag-agent pa rin pero it ended na hingi sila inputs at mga sample documents like CDR at stat declaration.. :)
    Nov 30, 2012 - IELTS OBS 7.0
    Dec 21,2012-EA received documents :
    May 21, 2013- Received Positive assessment (released 15 May)
    May 21,2013 - Lodged EOI -Visa 189
    June 3, 2013- Invited Visa 189
    June 4 , 2013 - Lodged Visa
    June 5,2013- Uploaded documents and certificate
    June 15, 2013 - Uploaded NBI Clearance
    June 29, 2013- DIAC received medical through SATA Bedok
    July 30,2013- CO Assigned GSM Team 33 Brisbane
    Aug 22,2013- Uploaded SG Clearance (3 weeks processing)
    Aug 23,2013- VISA GRANT (IED June 19 2014)
    March 22,2014 - Arrived in Brisbane
    May 21,2014 - Hubby started work
    July 22,2014 -started work
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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 280Member, Moderator
    Posts: 4,333
    @TasBurrfoot hi thank you for the input, being a CPA i think your profession is in demand how about in other case? would you still recommend DIY?
    tahnk you
    I only know how we did it in my wife's case... Pretty much straightforward...
    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!
    RoseG
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New SimplyStall Mobile App!

Hi everyone!

I'm very happy to announce PinoyAu Forum's new app called "SimplyStall" . It's a new Gumtree like service for Pinoys in Australia but in a way better!

So if you have any items just collecting dust? Why not convert it to cash?

If you are selling new items or products or wish to give an item away for free then this might be a good avenue for you.

This project is a new initiative to unify and have a common portal for Pinoys in Australia to sell and share stuffs.

It's now available on Google Play and Apple App Store.

Please do try it out. I'd appreciate if you can help me spread the good news and start selling your old or new stuffs.

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