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Pinoy in Australia Information Forum
Things to do FirstBelow is a list of 7 important things that you should do as soon as possible after arriving in Australia.1. Apply for a Tax File Number (TFN)Do this first. To receive an income in Australia, you need a Tax File Number (TFN).2. Register with MedicareThe Australian Government provides help with basic medical expenses through a scheme called Medicare.3. Open a bank accountIn Australia, most income including salary or wages and government benefits are paid directly into a bank account.4. Register with CentrelinkCentrelink is a government agency which delivers a range of services to the community.Check first your eligibility link: http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/forms/claim_index.htm5. Register for English ClassesCommunicating in English is very important and the key to your successful settlement.Eligibility:You may be able to learn English with the AMEP if you hold a permanent visa, have little or no English, and:are an adult (18 years or older)are under 18 years of age and are not attending school. These clients may be eligible within their first 12 months of arrival to Australia)Access to the AMEP is extended to some temporary visa holders as specified in the legislative instrument for 'English Courses for Holders of Certain Temporary Visas'.You can study English with the AMEP for up to 510 hours or until you reach functional English, whichever comes first.You should register for classes within six months of the date your visa commences and start classes within one year. You will have five years to complete classes. These timeframes may be extended in particular circumstances.6. Enrol Your Children in SchoolUnder Australian law, children must attend school until they are 15 years old.7. Apply for a Driver's LicenceInformation on gaining a driver's licence.heres the link:http://www.immi.gov.au/living-in-australia/settle-in-australia/to-do-first/
@aldousnow - ok ba yung National Bank of Australia? sabi kasi ng agent namin meron daw dito sa singapore nun and pwede kami mag open. sabi sa website ng NAB may kakaltas sila na tax para sa interest eto kaya yung $5 na kaltas na sinasabi mo?
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