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  • @angelcheng There's plenty of info on how much you will spend, you apparently have not looked around enough. I think I've written a response to this question somewhere but I don't remember where, so I'll try to write it all over again and hope I don…
  • @MissAussie You plan to lodge student visa onshore? As far as I know, International students have to be full-time students (visa condition 8202), so taking a part-time evening course will not qualify you for a student visa. But of course, verify wit…
  • @Cassey Hindi pa po ako nakarating sa Sydney hehehe next month pa ang flight ko, pero baka early or mid-Aug pa ako magrenew ng passport
  • @Ajit22 if you know someone who is already in Australia, try asking how much ang palitan doon and then compare with the exchange rates in the Philippines. May countries kasi na mas OK ang palitan sa ibang bansa, meron din yung mas OK as pinas. You c…
  • @MissAussie Please take a look at the following pages first (for complete details): Visa Extension No Further Stay Fact Sheet According to these pages, if you have a "No Further Stay" condition under your current visa, you can't lodge for a student…
  • @MLBS I see. During visa application I was only required to provide details of the English test: name of test (IELTS), date of test, test reference number, country where it was taken, and test core. No need to upload a scan of the exam results. I th…
  • @MLBS does the PTE exam indicate on the results the purpose of the exam? Was your PTE the Academic type or General? If you're going to universities, they might look for the Academic type of English exam; but try to confirm with the Admissions Office…
  • @Monique2018 congrats on the uni offer! :) sana umabot ang student visa mo, malapit-lapit na ang july hehe good luck!
  • @MLBS I believe so. According to the Document Checklist ng DHA, these universities do not require evidence of financial capacity, likely because of the streamlined visa processing (the burden of confirming proof of financial capacity now goes to the…
  • @MLBS 2010 po hehehe
  • @foreverblessed You will have to inquire at your prospective school kasi sila lang ang talagang makakapagsabi kung sapat na yung K-12 education/diploma mo to enter their university program. Try to contact the Admissions Office through email or phone…
  • My decision to study was purely for professional development; I had no plans of migrating in AU when I applied for my school (my initial plan was to migrate in Canada). The course I selected kasi is only offered in Australia; walang universities in …
  • @ChefMa Will try to write updates on that! :)
  • @ChefMa DIY po ako, pero ang gastos ko lang is health exam fees kasi covered ng scholarship ko yung visa fee (nagulat din ako na hindi ako pinabayad nito during visa application) and OSHC (single coverage). Yung health exam fee ko was less than NTD …
  • @dee0829 Ah oki, so hindi naman necessary na ipadala pa sa Manila. hehe Salamat po!
  • Yung expiring passport ipapadala pa po ba yun ng Sydney Consulate sa Manila para ma-process for renewal? Or pwede po ba na hawak ko yung expiring passport habang naghihintay ng bagong passport?
  • @pberebe As indicated by the website, 75% get processed within 11 days, and 90% within 17 days. Baka po yung sa inyo kasama dun sa 10% na hindi pa napprocess hehe. Or double-check nyo po yung email or ImmiAccount nyo kung may update; or baka may kai…
  • @hardz As far as I know, there's no official list, but I did some digging of my own and I believe all of them are under the Streamlined Visa (excluding colleges/language centers associated with some universities). Australian Catholic University Aus…
  • @hardz It's best to inquire with the university regarding this matter, either email or calling (I find that calling gets you a faster response hehe).
  • @Pandabelle0405 I'm not sure what the typical course name is for what you want to study, but you can look through this MySkills link and check the curriculum. You can browse around to see how much schools are charging for a specific program or check…
  • @anzone Master by Research po ba ang kukunin ng wife mo? If Master by Coursework, you'll have to double-check your visa conditions (dependent) if you are entitled to work full-time or part-time. 2. Yes, you can apply to be dependents on the 485 vis…
  • @anzone Are you referring to doing the health exam before visa application? As for your questions: 2. I did my health exam after submitting my visa application, so I'm not sure if there's really a difference on the links that show up on ImmiAccoun…
  • @caratroti it depends on the course you plan to take. Most of the schools in Australia are really good (good reputation, excellent programs), but some will stand out because of specific programs they offer. If you can afford it and they have the pro…
  • @ChefMa They will look at the eCoE (the date when your course ends) when deciding the validity of your visa (plus 2 months if July intake, +3 months if Feb/Mar intake). My student visa is already in effect/valid from the time I received it, so I tec…
  • @ChefMa I believe so; I got my eCoE (July 2018 intake) last December and applied for visa end of January. But better confirm with the school/university if they have allow that.
  • @Au_Vic congrats to you and your sister!
  • @aspirant0508 Your OSHC should ideally start the day you depart for Australia :)
  • @aspirant0508 congrats on the student visa! :)
  • @fruitys @layao2002 Thank you for the advice! I do plan to put all the food stuffs in one suitcase para magkakasama na ang mga pagkain. Most likely commercially-packed and sealed foods na lang ang dadalhin ko para hindi hassle. :)
  • @RheaMARN1171933 Understood po. I'll be more mindful in the future.
    in Self Process Comment by athelene May 12
  • @RheaMARN1171933 I appreciate you taking the time to reply here, and I do not mean to challenge your expertise as a migration agent (peace po). I'm sorry, maybe I was not saying it clearly or correctly, but what I meant earlier was about the waiting…
    in Self Process Comment by athelene May 12
  • @RheaMARN1171933 I stand corrected then on my comment about agents being able to keep up with the changes. But what I meant about having plenty of time is that preparing documents to lodge an EOI can take time, especially if the DIY route is taken i…
    in Self Process Comment by athelene May 12
  • @Pongyou03 Rules change all the time, even the migration agents in this forum have difficulties keeping track of the changes. As @dorbsdee said, you need to spend time to really understand the whole process. You'll have to keep track of the changes …
    in Self Process Comment by athelene May 12
  • @abbygailmbn Since they didn't grant the visa directly, I assume hindi pwede kahit one day difference sa dates. But minor issue lng naman yan, so I think it'll be fine. :) Good luck!
  • Depende po yan sa confidence mo kung alam mo na po ang process at sigurado ka sa steps na applicable sa case mo. Marami po sa forum na ito ay DIY, dahil medyo magastos din po ang kumuha ang agent, although siyempre less stress na sayo kasi sila ang …
    in Self Process Comment by athelene May 12
  • @abbygailmbn Hi, you should contact your OSHC to adjust your coverage date until October 31, 2019 and submit the new OSHC policy to DHA. Tell your OSHC provider that DHA calculated a different end date of the course. With a July intake, your visa wi…
  • @OZingwithOZomeness ah oki! maraming salamat po uli! :)
  • @OZingwithOZomeness thank you very much for the advice! Kailangan pa po ba ipa-notarize kung dito ako sa pinas magpapatranslate? Wala kasi inissue na payslip yung dating boss ko, direct deposit sa bangko yung sahod kaya yun lang talaga ang proof of …
  • Question po. Yung sa second job ko yung passbook lang ang proof of paid employment ko, but Chinese name ng office/boss ang nagreflect na source ng funds. Kailangan ko pa po ba ipa-translate ito (sa embassy po ba o pwede ipa-translate nlng sa kakilal…
  • @MayoMay struggle po ba dahil hinahanapan kayo ng local experience? :(

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