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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.

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.
nnanni01489 visa to 887
> @fgs said: > > @nnanni01 said: > > Hello good evening po.. tanong ko lang kasi offshore kme ng baby ko gawa ng covid hindi kme pa makabalik. Ngapply kme kay baby subsequent entrant 489 pending pa ngyon kasi sa pinas ako nanganak. Sa feb pwede na kme mgapply ng 887. Pwede po kaya kaht mei pending na 489 SE si baby e makaapply na dn kme ng visa 887? Thank you > > All 887 visa applicants should have held a 489 visa. Since di pa naaapproved application baby mo, you have to wait till the visa is approved and have done the initial entry. Noted. Thank you for the advice po😊

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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.
ogartSTAGE 2: 309 Visa GRANTED! How to proceed with SUBCLASS 100??
Ako din po nagstart magsubmitt ng stage 2 100 ko noong nov 19 2020 pa. Gang ngaun waiting pa din. Hirap ako makaprovide ng proof ng living together kasi dpa din makapunta ng australia dahil sa sitwasyon ngaun. Pero naglodged ako ng 309 ko dec 2018 pa.

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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.
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@SAP_Consultant Sorry follow up question lang po pala. Yun 186 DE pwede ba DIY or kailangan din ng agent? Kinakabahan po kasi ako na baka i-turn down na ng employer yun pag assist sakin sa 186 DE kung months lang ang pagitan ng pag assist nila sa 482. Naka student visa po ako ngayon pero kausap ko na yun agent na mag assist sakin. Iniisip ko kasi ituloy nalang sa 482 kung alanganin naman working hours ko then papa-help nalang ako sa same agent sa 186 DE kahit ako na po mag bayad ng process if umayaw na yun employer. Possible po ba yun? Kailangan ko lang masigurado na yun 482 na ma-apply sakin pwede mag proceed sa 186, tama po ba?

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.
atheleneTemporary Graduate Visa
> @dying_ember said: > I have posted this under vetassess thread, posting it here as well sorry for double posting: > > Hello po. Just want to ask medyo confuse po kasi ako. I have 2 terms left to complete my dual course: Diploma in Project Management and Advanced Diploma in Program Management. I know I need assessment to apply for graduate visa and I am aiming for Management Consultant under vetassess. Upon checking kasi sa qualification requirements ng nominated occupation nakalagay "qualification assessed as comparable to AQF Bachelor degree or higher". > > Does this mean na di papasok ung current courses ko since diploma lang cya? > > I have completed Bachelor degree sa Pinas, pero pagkakaintindi ko is hinde pwede combine qualification ipaassess ko and only Australian study lng ang pede ko ipaassess when applying for visa 485. > > I hope someone can give me some info. Thank you. I believe overseas qualifications can be included in VETASSESS applications (otherwise all those people overseas could never migrate). The fact that VETASSESS specified "AQF Bachelor degree or higher" means that the overseas qualifications has to be assessed to be equivalent to an Australian degree. It will be up to VETASSESS to say whether your PH bachelor's is equivalent to an Australian one. Just a side comment though, as far as I know, Management Consultant is more relevant to Business rather than Project Management. If you have a Commerce or Business degree, then you can see if you can get assessed for Management Consultant occupation. If you don't and you are only relying on using your Advanced Diploma in Project Management to get assessed for Management Consultant, you should rethink your nominated occupation, since they are two different occupations. Perhaps look into Project Management roles. Just because an occupation includes the word "management" does not mean your Project Management diploma will be an exact fit. You need to really look into the tasks/duties of the occupation.

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.
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> @Shakespeare23 said: > Hi Everyone, It's the time of the year again to renew again my mom-in-law's visa. Anyone here applied tourist visa for their parent/s lately? Just need to know if it got approved and how long did it take. I'll be lodging it for 12months. My mom-in-law has been here for 1yr and 8months already. do you have an update on this one po? almost the same scenario with my mother in law din, 1 year and 7months na cya as of now... and will be applying for extension maybe by next week....

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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) !
@diannaC , kamusta po, nakapag take na ng exam? anu ang mga changes sa area and new requirements due to pandemic?

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RheaMARN1171933PTE or IELTS???
> @lojiedinglasan said: > Our migration agent said that they recommend to take the PTE exam. Ano po ba mas maganda i-take? To be honest, as an agent myself, I never recommend anything. I leave it with the client to decide. The exam type is dependent on the preference of an individual. Some score higher in IELTS although the trend I notice amongst my clients is that more score higher in PTE. Regardless, I still advice to read more about exam delivery for both because they do differ. One may be comfortable in a classroom set up with IELTS provide (though I know they also now do tests similar to PTE) whilst PTE is computer based which may suit those who are comfortable in that set up. Do note that PTE recently change the core requirement for superior level. Hope that helps.

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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.
> @engineer20 said: > > @SpongeBobInAU said: > > Question po sa pag-aapply ng citizenship, kelangan po bang separate applications ang husband at wife? > > Nung nag fill-up kasi ako ng application ko sa ImmiAccount ko, yung details lng ng anak ko ang hiningi. > > > > Hindi hiningi ang passport details ni wife tsaka details ng parents nya. > > Salamat sa sasagot :) > > yes, separate application pag adults Salamat @engineer20

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ChubmoksApplying Australian Citizenship with an Expired Phil Passport
> @Captain_A said: > > @Chubmoks said: > > > @Captain_A said: > > > > @Chubmoks said: > > > > > @Jacraye said: > > > > > > @Chubmoks said: > > > > > > Hello Po! > > > > > > We're planning to apply po na sana for AU citizenship. Oks lang ba to send an application with an expired Phil Passport? Na mislook ko as I thought 2021 pa expiry. Hirap ksi ngaun renew dahil sa Covid. Thanks po. > > > > > > > > > > @Chubmoks, if I remember correctly, the application form for citizenship does not mention that you cannot use an expired passport. However, imo, the intent therein is to provide valid documents as proof to whatever is required in the citizenship process. An expired passport might not be considered as a valid document. Better contact home affairs (131 880) to clarify. > > > > > > > > I called them already and the person I spoke with wasn't sure too:( > > > > I proceeded in filling up the form and won't allow me to proceed with an expired passport but that if you tick 'yes' to the question 'does the applicant have a current passport'. I did tick 'no' on that and instead tick 'yes' on the other question 'other travel passports and documents' which the expired passport is accepted. > > > > > > > > Hopefully no issues with it. I'd checked the Indian Forum and the cases they had there are mostly an expired passport right after they lodged their application and was ok. > > > > > > how did you go? > > > > Almost 6 months now and the application status still not changed! Patiently waiting po:-) > > > > Our friend juat had their test last month, with application submitted January 2020:-( 11 months of waiting hehehe anticipate ko due to Covid, baka 18 months na aantayin hehehe > > > > Update ko agad dito when may updates na sa status ng application namin:-) > > anong state/city ka? Victoria po (Melbourne)

Taste of Australia

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Show us your photos, showcase how beautiful Australia is.
CasseyUrgent Positions: Pharmacy Assistants
Hi, Chemist Warehouse Highpoint (Melbourne) is in urgent need for Pharmacy Assistants. S3 training will be provided by the company. Please send your resume to [email protected] If you have any queries, just pm me. Thank you.

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Organize a meet up or gatherings here.
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Family Matters

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Bringing up a family in Australia, education for kids, etc.
jhoannaLooking for a house for rent
Hi guys naghahanap po kami ni hubby house for rent ung 2 or 1 bedroom po sana...balak kasi namin lumipat ng place after ko manganak...sana sa malapit lng kasi sa Girraween work ni hubby...dito po kami toongabbie rent ng place....salamat guys

Working in Australia

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Work related experiences in OZ.
wallflower11Looking For A Job and Advice
> @marvintee13 said: > @wallflower11 ano po kaya mga dapat ko gawin now para makapasok sa Australia? read @athelene 's response. Either be sponsored by an employer (possible pero super hirap lalo na ngayon) or apply for a visa, research about visas 491, 189, and 190. From there malalaman mo options mo. Look for a migration agent din that can give you free assessment.

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Health related matters, insurance, etc
jpespiCertificate of Good Standing SAUDI
Hello @shika any update po sa pg request ng COGS niyo sa saudi council to be send sa email ANMAC? Same situation din if you could share your experience po sana. Tia

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Sending money to the Philippines? Useful tips in selecting between providers.
cutiepie25Cheapest way to send money from Philippines to Australia
Hi guys, may alam ba kayo na pinakamurang way to send money online from Philippines to Australia? Tyia!

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Mukhang hindi active sa forum mga mtbikers ng SA. Hehe kung may interested sa trail rides, shoot me a message. We ride during weekends. Tara?

Balikbayan Box

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Sending you Balikbayan Box? Where to and How to help us decide.
crankygrinchshipping our items from Phl to Melbourne
Buhayin ko lang ulit thread na to hehe. Any options for shipping? I think cheaper ang sea cargo. May nagooffer ba nito? I checked dhl, air cargo lang ang pwede. 25kg costs around 20k na. Any other alternatives?

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Flight travel discussions, find the cheapest flight ticket or learn tricks from our members.
engineer20Backdoor Exit in SG to AU
@barryco hindi OEC hahanapin sa iyo but CFO sticker indicating you undergone PDOS. refer to this website PRs are exempted from paying travel tax when you have this plus proof of PRship like visa grant or VEVO printout (AU PRs)

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AefredmaeRoom For Rent in Truganina, VIC 3029
ROOM FOR RENT – Available January 20, 2021. Located in a new community in Truganina, 3029. House mates are kind, polite, courteous and easy to get along with. Only 20 km to CBD. Nearest freeway is 5 minutes away. Only 4 km away from Tarneit Central Shopping Centre. Nearest bus stop is 1.3 km away. 4km from Tarneit Train station. 5 km from Williams Landing Train Station. $130 a week. Electricity, gas and internet included. Home is fully furnished with 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets.
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jhndoe2000Room for rent in Newport VIC 2605
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katnissany tips po for looking/buying for secondhand cars in ACT?
sorry for the super delayed update: Nov 2017 we were looking for cars, Dec 2017 we bought our secondhand car. Bad experience: We initially went to a Holden dealership, as they were selling a brand new car within our budget (we were ready to pay cash). But from the start, the sales guy was already rude. Went to Toyota and we felt like we weren't really taken seriously that time. Good experience: We found a dealership (lennock) and bought a secondhand car instead from there. We fell in love with the car after the test drive and also because the salesman was really friendly and explained things in detail to us. Almost 3 years na sya and only one had major fix needed. I think we're just lucky po that we got a really good car. :)
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Gie_Ardivilla0990Room 4 rent at Keswick near Adelaide CBD
Room for rent in Adelaide. Are you a student or an urban young professional looking for accommodation near the city with a reasonable price range? AU$120/week excluding shared bills, reverse cycle air conditioning, 10-15 minutes from the city by bus, quiet neighbourhood and friendly housemates. For enquiries, you may send a personal message, or text 0478-939-477. Kindly click on this link for room view & PM:
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Jojo_BustillosHiring Medical Laboratory Scientist
hello po. Bago lang po ako dito sa Adelaide, meron po kayong alam na hiring ng Medtech dito? and ano pa po kaya ang requirement bago magwork bukod sa driver's license? Wala pa po ako driver's license..
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stevenNAATI - CCL exam - additional 5 points for 189/190 visa
> @MumVeng said: > Yes, but the more important Identity check po is with your passport po. You will show this to your facilitator before the exam. Maraming Salamat MumVeng :-) I'll take note of that. I think okay na cguro yung na submit ko na old photo. :smiley:
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melbAvailable - 1 Big master Bedroom Furnished
Hello po...meron room for rent . details below: 1Big Master bedroom - modern and clean Location: Along Windsor Road, Northmead(Parramatta area) 10 to 15 mins to Parramatta(Bus) 25 to 30 mins to CBD(via expressway M2) Bus Stop in front the House Room Details: -Room furnished -shared kitchen, toilet, laundry -aircon and heater -internet & TV -big mirror wardrobe Required: -Single person -pinoy -Working -1 week advance, 2 weeks deposit Payment -Driver Licence, Passport, etc for reference -Person should be neat and knows how to clean the shared area. The house is only shared with 1 person. Good neighbours, quite and very safe place, and with garden. All Bills(water, electricity, internet) are FREE!! just pay the weekly rental. text/sms 0444517382 for further questions. Thanks
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Hello my fellow Kababayan! I was hoping if anyone can help me find a job here in Cairns. I am currently studying but I can work 20 hours a week during school term and full time during Christmas Holiday. I can do any kind of work. Thank you!

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leciaWhere to buy IRVINS salted egg chips (Potato/Fish Skin) ?
> @pmzinoz said: > Hello guys, nagcrave ako sa fish skin.. any recommendation? Prefer online with shipping para contactless :-) Hehehe kakain lang namin ng Irvins ngayon.. Nagppdeliver lang din ako, check mo baka meron international delivery. 😉


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Any gamer here? What games do you play? Share and Show case your Strategy.
KennethGauthierWhat's your favorite app?
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Captain_AJourney on our Australian Citizenship Year 2020 - please share your status in this thread here
> @jedh_g said: > Guys, updating our citizenship timeline as follows: > > ******OUR JOURNEY****** > * Date of arrival to Australia as Permanent Residents (PR): October 2016 > * Date and year of Citizenship Eligibility: October 2020 > * Number of dependents for application: (1) Wife and (4) Children aged 15,13,12 and 7 > > CITIZENSHIP APPLICATIONS: > * Application submitted / received: Myself with 4 children dependents below 16 years old (8-Nov) > * Application submitted / received: Our 16 yo eldest daughter (22-Nov) > * Application submitted / received: Our youngest 1 year old natural Aussie born baby (26-Nov) > * Approval of citizenship: Our youngest 1 year old baby (30-Nov) > * Citizenship interview & test invitation: Myself (23-Dec); set on 05-Feb-2021 > * Application submitted / received: Wife (23-Dec) > > Will keep you all posted! Merry Christmas! :) nice! ang bilis ng progress..

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