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Working and skilled visas

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For people who are not sponsored by an employer and who have skills in particular occupations required in Australia. Applicants satisfy the age requirement, English language skill, and work experience or a completed eligible Australian qualification.
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> @tympanic123 said: > Good day! > > Ask ko lang po sana..ung form 80 at 1221 po ba same kaming magsasagot ng wife ko?. or ung main applicant lang po magsasagot nun..salmat po kayo pareho :smile:

Regional Sponsored Migration

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This visa allows skilled workers (who are nominated by their employer in regional Australia) to live and work in Australia permanently. Occupation must be on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations to qualify and must have at least Competent English.
mandark_d_grayVisa 190 and 491
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> @juju06 said: > > @Admin said: > > d pala basta basta extra point sa naati sa website nila walang overseas test center :( [preview] > > > > Hi @Admin , nakapag book ako ng NAATI CCL through online testing. Pero 1 September pa yung test date. Thank you sa info. Since may pandemic, looks like online test na lang offer nila. Magandang balita ito para saten. Good luck and sana maka secure ng slots. "For new CCL candidates we are still accepting bookings. Due to the uncertainty surrounding the length of current restrictions, NAATI will be scheduling all future CCL tests until December 30th 2020 as online options. We will release a guaranteed number of places each month where candidates will be able to book into through their myNAATI portal, and NAATI staff will then contact individuals the month prior to organise a date and time within the month booked to do the online test." https://www.naati.com.au/other-information/ccl-testing/

Family and Partner Visas

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This category is for families of permanent residents or citizens who wish to join their familes in Australia. Various family visa categories are available, from fiances, partners, children, parents and other family members of Australian citizens.
ogartPartner visa offshore
ogart
Hello, may mga na grant na po ba d2 ng partner visa 309 lodged ng december 2018 at sa pilipinas naglodged?

Employer Sponsored Visas

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For lawfully operating Australian and overseas employers to employ approved skilled workers for temporary vacancies in particular occupations required in Australia. Temporary visas can offer a pathway to a permanent visa.
mae18TSS VISA Sponsorhip
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@LovellaEllen thank you po for your help.

Study and Training Visa

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Student visas are temporary visa that allows student to study in Australia for a specific course duration. Discussion includes steps on how to apply student visa on your own.
RodSherStudent Visa (2020 Intake)
RodSher
ako ngpa medical na pero wala movement ang medical result dahil sa COVID.

Visitor - Tourist Visa

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For people who intends to visit or extend their stay in Australia for holiday, sightseeing, social or recreational reasons, to visit relatives, friends or for other short-term non-work purposes.
batmanExtention of parent visit visa.
batman
You have to have valid visa para di maging unlawful ang stay. General rule. This just my view, di ako immigration., if circumstances unavoidable, tpos di ka maka labas that's another story. Since di ka maka labas, kuha ka visa para legal stay mo. Pero pano kong di ka pede ma extend? Communicate mo kanila case mo, kasi hindi ikaw fault e so pede i waive nila yung no further stay dahil sa current situation. Make it all documented para may support ka just in case.

IELTS, PTE and OET Topics

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This Forum is related to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) , PTE , OET corner! Share your tips and tricks to get a high score. Get tips from the experts to in order to get the max score (9.0) !
goku_sonPTE ACADEMIC
goku_son
> @jakibantiles said: > > @goku_son said: > > Hello po. I’m supposed to have my exam last Saturday here in Sydney kaso kinancel nila dahil nga sa Covid. Hindi ko naman ma-reschedule kasi wala option sa account ko and di ko alam if marefund ako. > > > > May email or number po ba sila na pwede pag tanungan? Hindi ko kasi makita online. Di ko tuloy alam if wala na yun or mag rebook na ako ulit new exam. Sayang $370 din. Eh April 1 na po. Eto na po ba yun receipt for refund? > > > > Hi po. Dati nakapagrefund ako thru live chat sa website nila. Dun sa Contact Us nila may refund at resched portion dun tapos click nyo po yung Live Chat or yung Write To Us. After 1month ko po nakuha yung full refund ko. > > [preview] Hi thanks for your response! Naka pagsend na ako ng email. :)

Migration Agent

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This forum is catered for topics regarding migration agents, tips in engaging, reviews and experiences of the members. Please do share your views.
ignormsECE with experience in electronics/semicon
ignorms
Depende sa scope ng work experience mo. Might want to consult with migration agent, they could help you "lock in" with which skill on the list your experience would fit.

Other Migration Topic

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Other migration topics that doesn't fall to above. Topics specifics to other visas, Citizenship or other special visas can be discussed here.
carl6AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINE
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Hi All, may mga bagong balita ba sa citizenship application? malamang delayed lahat no? Yung PR nakikita ko may nagrgrant pa rin pero I guess ngayon bawal ung exam/oath taking so pushed back lahat?

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FearFactory_17Corona virus concern on big move
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> @adrbleaisa said: > nag email na po ako sa [email protected] and [email protected] last 18 Mar pa. Hindi pa din nag reply. Gaano po ba usually katagal sila mag reply? Personal email po yung ginamit ko pang email. sa April po kasi IED deadline namin. > Nakup. Malapit na yan. Try to call na.

Taste of Australia

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Show us your photos, showcase how beautiful Australia is.
abroaderoRoadtrip: Sydney - Canberra - Melbourne
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I did bike road trip.... Port Stephen to Brisbane. (NSW to Queensland). https://www.abroadero.com/2020/03/i-travelled-australia-using-emountain.html

EB's and Get Together

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Organize a meet up or gatherings here.
seekerAULooking for new friends in Sydney
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sure Ma'am @JuanaMariana. ok lang po. drawing ata un post n to. haha. btw, lalake po ako. hehe

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Bringing up a family in Australia, education for kids, etc.
jake38Australia Education System - Pre-school and beyond!
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Hello po. Pa-advise naman sa inyo, alam ko natanong na ito dati kaso naguguluhan pa din ako.. Yung panganay ko ngayon ay Grade 7 dito sa pinas. Bale sa April 2020 ang plano namin pag punta. Kung ieenroll ko siya for 2nd term, anong Year siya qualified? 13yrs old siya ngayon at 21-Dec-2006 ang bday.. nag email kasi kami sa isang high school ang reply eh “The school currently caters for students from year 8 to year 12 and as your son will be in year 7, we will be unable to accommodate.” Akala namin pwede siya as year 8. Salamat po.

Working in Australia

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Work related experiences in OZ.
robbiebusinessHow long did it take you to get a job?
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Base sa experienced ko eh madaling matanggap sa mga restaurant at hotel, continous hiring nga halos ang lahat ng pinagtrabahuhan ko dati na mga restaurant. Parating nangangailan ng food server, cook, kitchen hand pati na din restaurant manager. Yong isa kong pinagtrabahuhan dati nagbibigay ng incentives sa makakapag refer ng new employees na tatagal ng at least six months sa company. Nag apply ako dati mga online pero mas effective yong walk-in mag apply dahil instantly eh makakapagdecide kaagad ang employer base sa first impression nya sa yo. Maalwan ang buhay pag dito sumsweldo sa Australia, every week eh may sweldo. Hindi pa nababawasan yong sweldo last week eh may sweldo na naman. Pero kung nasa Pilipinas pa ako eh nalaman ko yang mga online business katulad nito http://bit.ly/2wVQrfI eh malamang hindi na ako nakapag Australia.

Health Care

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Health related matters, insurance, etc
FearFactory_17Private health insurance in Australia
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> @hannakems said: > Hello @Captain_A thank you. Yes, we are well aware sa conditions and taking those into consideration too. Sa dami kasi ng insurance provider, i don't know which is the best and at the same time mas budget friendly. If in case you can recommend one, please let me know so that we could look into it. Did u get pregnant na ba? What Insurance did u choose? Same situation here. Were moving to NT in 489 visa and were planning to start a famili

Remittance/Exchange Rate

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Sending money to the Philippines? Useful tips in selecting between providers.
AdminFamily Express *$2.50 Transfer Fee on every transaction for 1-month
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Are you a fan Basketball or other sports? How about hobbies like Yoga, dancing or Singing? Check this out.
pip09Basketball in Sydney 2020
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Hello po mga kabayan! Tanong ko lang sana kung meron po group dito sa Sydney na nagbabasketball na pwede salihan? Salamat! :)

Balikbayan Box

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Sending you Balikbayan Box? Where to and How to help us decide.
khattyBalikbayan box
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Hi where I can sent a balikbayan box in Brisbane to Cebu.? Thanks

Flying to and out of Australia?

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Flight travel discussions, find the cheapest flight ticket or learn tricks from our members.
Captain_AUsing PH passport if already an AU Citizen
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i> @kramkramkram said: > AFAIK, its illegal. Once you obtain Australian citizenship, you will lose your Filipino citizenship and the validity of your passport. You have to re-apply for a Filipino citizenship, then passport. i agree, @RyanJay never mentioned he's dual citizen. so technically, his ph passport is not valid.

Other Info Bout OZ

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All other things or information you want to know about Australia
aanoverExperience in Buying Cars in Australia
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> @maguero said: > Buhayin ko lang yung thread. Meron bang bumili ng demo car? Mas advisable ba ito kesa sa secondhand na kotse? Kumuha kami ng demo car last Aug 2019 . Pero demo car sya from 2018 Model. 5K lower than the publish price ng brand new(without the add-ons). Ung demo unit namin had 150km mileage lang, naka tint, may floor mats na din and upgraded yung tires. We didn't have to pay for the rego transfer cost. Yung first car namin we got it from Gumtree 2nd hand from private seller. We paid $150 for a mechanic to go with us to check the car before purchasing. We have it for 5 years na.

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New South Wales - Sydney
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muy_calientePH Driver's Licence- First Issue Date
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Salamat po. I Just thought strict sila dito pagdating sa ganyan pag fill up ng forms.
Victoria - Melbourne
Victoria - Melbourne
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AdminVictoria to implement shutdown of all non-essential activity across the state. AS OF 2020-03-21
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Victoria to implement shutdown of all non-essential activity across the state. AS OF 2020-03-21 Restaurants, pubs, gyms, entertainment venues are among businesses expected to close across New South Wales and Victoria over the next two days. In Victoria, school holidays will be brought forward to enable schools to close from Tuesday, while NSW is yet to announce whether schools will remain open beyond Monday. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said he would also push for a lockdown of non-essential businesses and for schools across the state to close from Tuesday. [preview]
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ACT - Canberra
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Admin19 confirmed cases now in Canberra. AS of 22 March
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[preview] #COVID19 Update (22 March 2020) The ACT Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerryn Coleman, has announced 10 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the ACT’s total to 19 as at midday today. The new cases include 7 males and 3 females, aged between 21 and 67 years. ACT Health is currently undertaking thorough contact tracing of all positive test results, but can confirm that eight (8) cases are linked to overseas travel, one (1) case is a known close contact of a previously confirmed case and one (1) case follows interstate travel from Queensland. Relevant flight details will be uploaded to the www.health.act.gov.au/novelcoronavirus website shortly and the community are encouraged to visit the site if they have recently undertaken air travel to Canberra. There have been 2395 negative COVID-19 tests in the ACT as at midday on Sunday 22 March. There are currently two (2) COVID-19 patients being cared for in hospital in Canberra. The remainder of the current cases are isolating at home with the support of ACT Health. ACT Health is continuing to take appropriate public health action in line with national guidelines. Source: ACT Heatlth
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kabayan2Room for rent in Swan View 6056 Western Australia
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> @kabayan2 said: > Hi Kabayan, > > We are renting out our 2 vacant rooms. > Single occupant only. > $130 per week inclusive all bills and Wifi. > We're Just 7 minute drive to Midland Gate shopping centre. > Close to shops and walking distance to 2 Bus stops. > Huge parking space. > With own entrance door, living room, fridge > Toilet and bathroom will be shared with my 15 year old son. > Please text anytime or call between 5 - 8:30 pm for additional > details... > Please text anytime or call between 5 - 8:30pm for additional details. 0431029282 > Thanks, > Kabayan2
Queensland - Brisbane
Queensland - Brisbane
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haringkingkingNAATI - CCL exam - additional 5 points for 189/190 visa
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> @kzander22 said: > @haringkingking . Hmm ang iniisip ko if magtake ako ng NAATI tpos after 2 mos to 3 mos pa ang result. Nainvite na po kasi mga RN last march na 90 pointers. Oh I see. Then it's your decision kung i-take mo pa. :) May exam pa ba ng NAATI? Hindi postponed? Anyway, best of luck!
Tasmania - Hobart
Tasmania - Hobart
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Elleeee88Room4rent Hobart
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Hi, I’m breaking my lease. The room is 2km away from the CBD, 15mins walk to CBD. Its in South Hobart. Near to bus stations, groceries, cafes, restaurants and pharmacy. Females only, no couples, no pets please. 250$ per week fully furnished. Bills not included. Pinay roommate.
Northern Territory- Darwin
Northern Territory- Darwin
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batmanWork and life in Darwin
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> @koalakangaroo said: > hello. question lang po sa mga taga-Darwin, kumusta po kaya ang IT jobs dyan? mahirap po ba makakita ng opening? thanks! Uu di gnun ka demand, kasi most ng hub nila nasa Sydney or Melbourne
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Looking and offering accomodations
orangesodaSpacious Furnished Room for Rent in Werribee
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15 mins to pacific werribee(major shopping centre/mall)

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Job opportunities and employment corner
lunarcatBitcomtrader(Cryptocurrency) Legit or Scam?
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I wonder nga where they got my details. It was a job posting in SEEK daw. Dami na pala mga scammer ngayon. Buti I haven't signed any agreement. Thanks guys for the enlightenment.

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Sell goods and other services here
ArjayStephenLooking for Pinoy plumber - Sydney
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Hello sir po pwede po ako sa kaylangan nyo pipe fitter po ako sa shipyard Japan 4 years Napo ako dito pano po ba mag apply sainyo sir

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Anything goes. Kulitan, moving to another countries, opinions, etc.
ignormsAny youtuber dito?
ignorms
> @abroadero said: > Nice... Just keep on making video, post it in YouTube.https://www.abroadero.com/2020/03/i-travelled-australia-using-emountain.html Kuya Robbie! Follower moko sa YT! Haha Nice contents btw! I'm also posting vids at YT, but more of my personal misadventures, family travels, and some nonsense kulitan. Not for general public consumption I would say. Haha As for the topic, if you're going to make a youtube channel, maybe think of contents that you can sustain creating. Para makabuild ka ng following... Just my 2cents. Anyway, goodluck!

Gamers Arena

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Any gamer here? What games do you play? Share and Show case your Strategy.
thesarahveeIphone locked in Globe and I want to bring the phone in Australia
thesarahvee
> @hyuna14 said: > > @thesarahvee said: > > > @vamdcpa said: > > > Nagpaopenline ako s greenhills, originally locked to globe.. Anyone here who tried the same? Hopefully magwork siya when we land in june > > > > Hi under plan po ba phone nyo when you had it unlocked? > > > > Hi @thesarahvee > I need your help... Sa case ko, yes naka plan ako sa GLOBE. Iphone 11 pro max. Kapag pina openline ko ba siya sa greenhills, Gagana yung phone ko sa US? Since I'll be going to US this March. Hello the same problem natin eh. Meron bang ganyan sa greenhills? Pls share naman po if anong store kayo nagpa unlock and magkano :) thank u sorry for the late reply ngayon ko lang po nahanap ulit yung thread Na to😞

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AdminTelstra is giving consumer and small business customers extra data
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[preview] Telstra is giving consumer and small business customers extra data to support working and studying from home or self-isolating, as part of the national response to COVID-19. Post-Paid customers (both mobile and mobile broadband) can get an extra 25GB of data on their plan to use in Australia within 30 days. Pre-Paid customers with an active recharge of $40+ can get 10GB of extra data to use in Australia within 28-30 days (depending on your plan). The data won't rollover. Register your details below to get extra data. Telstra will send you an SMS to confirm once it's been applied to your account - it should take about 48 hours. It will be available within 48 hours and you'll be notified by SMS once it's been applied. Ineligible phone numbers won't receive a notification. https://say.telstra.com.au/customer/general/forms/COVID-19?adobe_mc=TS%3D1584532862%7CMCMID%3D43142740011790039706160816285956649759%7CMCORGID%3D98DC73AE52E13F1E0A490D4C%2540AdobeOrg

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AHH!!! good point. yes we can keep it basic. pwede rin siguro add what visa type 190, 189, etc

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AdminPTE Test Centers - availability
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[preview] Hi Guys, Good day, especially to those planning to take PTE exam. Incase you are not aware yet, many Pearson Test Centers from different countries have either suspended their operation or reduced their availability due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While some still are operating, you may check below the list of countries and the status of the centers. To check the center's availability your may visit this url https://home.pearsonvue.com/coronavirus-update Country/Territory Status Australia Reduced Availability Austria Testing Suspended Azerbaijan Reduced Availability Brazil Reduced Availability Bulgaria Testing Suspended Canada Reduced Availability Chile Testing Suspended China Testing Suspended Colombia Testing Suspended Ecuador Testing Suspended Egypt Reduced Availability Finland Testing Suspended France Testing Suspended Germany Testing Suspended Greece Testing Suspended Hong Kong, China Reduced Availability India Reduced Availability Indonesia Reduced Availability Ireland Testing Suspended Israel Testing Suspended Italy Testing Suspended Japan Reduced Availability Jordan Testing Suspended Kazakhstan Testing Suspended Kenya Testing Suspended Malaysia Reduced Availability Nepal Reduced Availability Oman Testing Suspended Philippines Testing Suspended Saudi Arabia Reduced Availability Singapore Reduced Availability South Africa Reduced Availability Spain Testing Suspended Sri Lanka Reduced Availability Taiwan, China Testing Suspended Turkey Reduced Availability United Arab Emirates Testing Suspended United Kingdom Testing Suspended United States Reduced Availability Vietnam Testing Suspended

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