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  • @archdreamchaser Congrats! Wow ang bilis ah! God bless you sa bm preps. :-)
  • @downunder15 Yes thats what I initially know. Some of us just got curious as @malt was enrolled with a 489 visa.
  • @just.anotherguy Hi! Im here in adelaide now. I went to medicare office and asked about medicare for 489 visa, the lady that assisted me asked me to call a hotline that can surely answer my query. I called them up and was advised that 489 visa is no…
  • @Kaye28 thank you sis. :-)
  • @mycroft_holmes Thanks :-)
  • @lecia Claim it na DG na! God bless you too! Balitaan moko ha. :-)
  • Hi @lecia ofcourse, fellow Ilongga! Heheheh.. Thanks gd. Naka start kana processs application sa visa? Kamusta?
  • Question pala, since we are under visa 489, tama naman pagkakaintindi ko na, we are still allowed to travel to a non-regional area, lets say for training purposes diba? I will be based in Adelaide but would need to go to a major city for 2 weeks tra…
  • Im sharing din my experience on job hunting. We arrived before new year via Sydney then, flew to adelaide last Jan 20. I started submitting job applications 2nd week of Jan, and had received tons of rejection emails as well. Initially, I custo…
  • Following din ako sa medicare under 489 visa. Malaking bagay din ito if pwede. We are in Adelaide, I’ll check this one out too if pwede. :-)
  • @marchbaby Hi! Yup included na ang state sponsorship points dun. :-)
  • @galf10333 As what Ive understood based on the website, since your occupation belongs to the State Nominated Occupations, you only need 70 points (including SS pts) in order to apply, and you can only apply for visa 489. If ever the quota is met for…
  • @lilith if its a meal its okay with them. Drinks lang ang bawal. Its a general rule kasi before pumasok sa immigration pinapa consume/dispose na ang drinks. Kahit may bata bawal talaga unless nakalagay sa feeding bottles, pero minimal amount lang. W…
  • @milktea13 apply lang ng apply. We’ll land a job soon. Have faith. :-)
  • @ojde Yup expecting to be receiving some as there are companies who would prefer local experience. Just praying that one company will notice my skills and qualifications. :-)
  • Tagal na nga ng 887 ngayon, I have a cousin who applied last march 2018 pa wala pa din 10 months na.
  • Share ko din BM experience namin, me with 2 kids. Mla-Syd Peak season kaya madami tao. We had cebpac. Its better to be at the airport very early at least 5 to 6 hrs before the flight. I did not pay our travel tax when we booked kasi I have …
  • Sorry this is monthly pala Sharing our expected MONTHLY expenses (2 adults + 2 kids) based on my research as well. Some of these are actual while those with (*) are expected pa lng. Food- 600 * Rent+water -1300 Health Insurance- 2…
  • @Capitol Add ko lng din re IE/ BM, ok lang ikaw mauna kahit dependent ka pa basta make sure lang your wife enters Au before the IE deadline. In our case nauna si hubby (dependent) since wala naman sa visa conditions na ako (primary) muna mauna…
  • @maguero Hi! Naka vacation mode pa din kami ng mga kids dito sa Sydney. Sunday pa kami lipad to adl, si husband pa lang nauna. Mag update ako once nandun na kami. :-)
  • @ClmOptimist You need to visit pag-ibig office and present your visa grant letter. After that they will advise what to do.
  • @ClmOptimist if your visa is 189 or 190 you can withdraw your pag-ibig contribution. Pero if 489 or other temporary visa, di ba pwede. They need to see sa visa na permanent residents na.
  • @fufudoods payslip is enough evidence, thats what we presented for proof of income. We also presented bank statement.
  • @nikki19 Wala bang option to edit the details you have entered? I submitted my SA nomination application Dec 2017 and I have included my employment beyond the last 10 yrs. I was able to correct my details before I received my ITA.
  • @swish19 my sister is in Ryde around 30 min from the city, madami Pinoy ok din ang community. Theyre at Blaxland road tapat lang ng mall and madami din surrounding parks for kids.
  • @keynkey Hi! If you register for TFN you need to enter your passport # and from there the system would know if you are not yet in Au, it will not proceed once youre not yet here. Once you arrive its easy to register with Ato online. You also need an…
  • @redph Hi! See below feedback. 1. We found our unit (apartment) at camden park, its near my husband’s workplace. 2. Basic family cover under bupa 3. Optus. Prepaid plan 30 lang pala yung akin sa husband ko ang 40. Just got my new sim …
  • @gibo43 Yes its monthly
  • Sharing our expected weekly expenses (2 adults + 2 kids) based on my research as well. Some of these are actual while those with (*) are expected pa lng. Food- 600 * Rent+water -1300 Health Insurance- 241 Mobile- 80(40 each) Elect…
  • @milktea13 I havent tried the things you mentioned but was able to bring in food particularly pasalubong items and even nuts. Just declare them, more on fresh food sila strict.
  • @MLBS @gibo43 We did our BM end of dec 2018 under 489 visa and we were not asked of cfo. Just present your visa grant to the immigration officer in NAIA. Thanks
  • @fgs Noted, thank you.
  • @fgs Yes, thats true. Good thing they corrected already in their website. Btw, if I may ask, since you have mentioned that your shift is 2 weeks straight then 2 weeks off, you think DHA can also consider those that meet an average of 35 hrs on…
  • Ive just checked immi website it seems they have made a new version of the website. For 887 application, unlike before, it is not indicated anymore in the documents checklist that dependents need evidence of 2 years stay in regional area. So it mean…
  • Hello! Sana may sumagot. If ever sa 887 application, yung husband ko ang magiging primary applicant (I was the primary applicant in 489), does he need to get english test? Or enough na yung CEMI that we presented during 489 visa lodgment? Also, sinc…
  • Congrats @ivandemarco @lilith
  • @NoelRubio @batman Yung sa amin nag renew kami passport after the visa grant, we got our new passports last June. Nag log on lang ako sa immi account and clicked the update details tab then meron yata dun portion to update passport then I attache…
  • @Grifter congrats!
  • @ceinau15 congrats!

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