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If you send money to the Philippines via a Remittance company, you NEED to read this!
Hi Guys, there is a petition on Change.Org that we all need to sign. Especially if we all here are using remittance companies such as iremit or forexworld to transfer funds from AU to PH.
The gist is, Australian banks are moving to shutdown remittance accounts. This will force us to remit money via the banks themselves who charge an exorbitant amount to transfer our money from AU to PH.
If this happens, mahihirapan tayo magpadala sa Pilipinas at magssuffer ang families natin and even our own finances here sa AU.
Requesting admin to post this as sticky at least for a week so that everyone can get a chance to sign.
I'm honestly not sure if the petition will work or not, but I don't want to not do anything about it.http://www.change.org/p/australia-s-banking-industry-help-ensure-the-survival-of-australian-remittance-providers-2
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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