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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.
Shariemedical laboratory scientist exam
> @onyok said: > @RU334 no results yet :) hello! pwede po mkahingi ng recalls? thanks in advance. [email protected]

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
Hello po asked ko lang mgapply na kasi kame ng 887. ung baby namin naapprove na dn ng subsequent entrant 489 nya nung March pero since lockdown nde makainitial entry ung anak ko. Ung husband ko nasa Au sya ung naka fulfill ng work and resident requirement. kame ng baby ko nastuck sa pinas hanggng ngyon confirm ko lang since mei concession na pwede mgapply offshore it applies nmn po dba sa dependents? Kaht ung husband ko lng nasa Au? Salamat

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.
chamarkProspective Marriage Visa 300- 2020 waiting group!
> @chingisabel said: > Hi guys just wanna share i got my grant today.thank u sis @chamark for all the tips. I'll apply my travel exemption soon. Omgg!!! Congrats sis 🎉🎉🎉this is it!!!!

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.
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Big help!! Thank you so much, I really appreciate it. God bless you all... this page is very helpful :)

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.
njz0723Student Visa 2021 Intake
> @matthewoz said: > > @njz0723 said: > > Hello, anyone here po who took or will take masteral by research(any course)? para makakuha ng 10points for PR.. any insights po cos i’m planning to take masters by research for IT next year.. thank you! > > Very competetive! You have to come up with a research proposal that will get the university’s attention. I tried once and they dismissed it saying it’s not enough. Good luck! If you’re in IT, think of something along the lines of Data Science, Blockchain, or Cryptography! > ah, so need ko po magprepare na agad ng research proposal before po ako iaccept ng uni? what did you do po during that time? nagtuloy pa po kayo ng masters? thank you so much po!

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.
batmanTourist Visa - Parent
mahal ang tourist visa pag onshore application. may 700 aud charge for subsequent temporary application. + 365 na visa fee.

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) !
Hi, postponed po ba ang taking ng exam ngayong MECQ sa Trident, Makati?

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.
RheaMARN1171933Migration Agent Bad Experience [Sharing Thread]
> @nahodoudeha said: > Please share the bad experience you encounter in dealing with your Migration Agent. > > Pwede Tagalog > Ito ang akin... > > My migration agent is Re.... Migra... Inter... (PINOY) > > Rating: 1/10 > Issues > 1. Sobrang tagal magreply sa tanong ko (More than 2 weeks) kahit answerable lang naman ng Yes or No yung tanong ko. > 2. Hindi nag-uupdate ng status ng application ko. Kahit ilang beses ako mag send ng e-mail ay matagal mag reply. > 3. Mukhang hindi alam ang ginagawa nya. > > Yung company kasi ang pumili sa kanya kaya no choice ako kundi tiisin ang ugali nya. How often do you email? Medyo cautious Lang ako with comments like these dahil from experience there are also clients who can be difficult to please so hopefully within reason yung feedback. What do you mean by Hindi nag uupdate? To be honest there’s nothing much to update in relation to immigration process. Have you been given the Code of Conduct? Have a look at it and if you think there is something they have breached then report them to the MARA.

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.
rrrosiiieeeFORM 80 / FORM 1221 / Documents
> @batman said: > > @rrrosiiieee said: > > Hello mga kabayan. > > > > Tanong ko lang po sana sa mga documents na isusubmit sa immi para sa visa 491 Family sponsored, kailangan po ba lahat nakacertified true copy? > > > > According to the website : Note: You do not need to have any documents certified. > > > > Pero dun po sa mga docs na kailangan eto po ang hinihingi: Provide a certified copy of your full birth certificate. > > > > Medyo confusing lang po. Hingi lang po ako insights sa mga nakapagsubmit na at nagrant na po ang visa. Maraming salamat po ulit! > > no need to certify. Birth Certificate from NSO pwede na. Maraming salamat po @batman!

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JacrayeNew or Established house
> @Ozlaz said: > Hello po. Sa mga matagal na po dito sa Australia, may mga tanong lang po tungkol sa housing. > > 1) based sa experience nyo, ano po ba magandang bilin, New house sa new estate, or Established na? > 2) What are the Pros and Cons po? > 3) Sa mga taga Victoria po, san po ang ok na suburb? > 4) ok po ba magpatulong sa broker or kaya naman kahit wala? > > Thank you po. > 1) Depende. What do you mean by new? newly built and ready to move in or off the plan type where you buy a lot then you look for your builder? 2) Depends on 1) 3) n/a for me 4) Depende pa din. There are good brokers who will assist you throughout the purchasing process lalo na sa mga first home. Meron mga brokers na comission lang habol sayo and kung hindi mo alam yung dapat itanong, wala ka masyadong information makukuha. Imo, Importante yung solicitor na magccheck nung contract bago nyo pirmahan

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.

EB's and Get Together

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

Family Matters

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Bringing up a family in Australia, education for kids, etc.
xiaolicoPregnant wife, what to expect to the new baby to be born?
> @JuanaMariana said: > hi @xiaolico, did apply au passport thru online or aust post? is this the correct site to apply for baby's passport? thank you.. Sa au post ako. Pero you need to schedule an appointment with them para sa baby. hindi walk in ang baby, well at least nung nag apply ako ganun.

Working in Australia

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Work related experiences in OZ.
xnitear111Any advice PlanIt hiring?
> @daimaru said: > 2 questions, unli think time and unli retake Pwede malaman sample question boss? Got an invite also for a Video Interview hehe

Health Care

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Health related matters, insurance, etc
> @cucci said: > > @inGodsTime189 said: > > > @cucci said: > > > > @inGodsTime189 said: > > > > Hello po.. > > > > > > > > Can you give me po an overview of the Australian Nurse Registration po? I really have no idea po huhu. I am a medical lab scientist and my defacto partner is a nurse with 10 yrs of work exp. We already had our 189 grant and will have our big move this year too. I don't know where will we start in his nursing career in AU.. > > > > > > > > Thank you in advance. :) > > > > > > 1. Open an account with AHPRA > > > 2. Submit documentary requirements for assessment > > > 3. AHPRA will advise as to the next step > > > > > > Detailed information can be found here -->> > > > > > > You can also backread dito sa forum for some specific information pero since granted naman na ang visa nyo, most of the other details are not needed anymore. > > > > I am on the payment part, got confused on which mailing address should I encode.. we are in the PH right now and our flight is scheduled on July 30 going to Perth.. Hmmm.. Alin po kaya ang mas mainam ilagay as mailing address? Thank you :) > > If you already have a place to stay here in Au, use that or you can also ask a friend if you can use their address for the meantime. Oki po. Maraming salamat po sa laging pag tugon

Remittance/Exchange Rate

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Sending money to the Philippines? Useful tips in selecting between providers.
fruitysNew Online Remittance Partner - Sable Remit
It's harder to get money out of PH compared to inbound, but you can do it through the big banks like BDO and BPI.

Hobbies and Activities

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Are you a fan Basketball or other sports? How about hobbies like Yoga, dancing or Singing? Check this out.
shygraceLearn to Ride a Bicycle
Anyone here who is already an adult but never learnt how to ride a bicycle?

Balikbayan Box

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Sending you Balikbayan Box? Where to and How to help us decide.
LBC po walang problema, tagan mo lng yung number nila na makikita sa website

Flying to and out of Australia?

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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)

Other Info Bout OZ

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All other things or information you want to know about Australia
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Sharing our Tipid tips. :)

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New South Wales - Sydney
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Victoria - Melbourne
Victoria - Melbourne
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Candy65Live in nanny required in Glen Waverley
We are a young family with a lovely 2 year old who will need full time live in nanny/housekeeper as soon as possible. The nanny would help out for 5 days a week to begin with and increase to 6-7 days towards the winter. The nanny/housekeeper would help me look after the child and do some houseworks such as cooking and cleaning etc. We live in Glen Waverley Melbourne. Requirements: Filipino, friendly, energetic, loving, organised, with experience in looking after and teaching toddlers. Thanks for taking the time to read! If your interested please send SMS to 0449534416
ACT - Canberra
ACT - Canberra
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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. :)
South Australia - Adelaide
South Australia - Adelaide
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hardworker0221Industrial Engineer in SA
@lock_code2004 pwede rin po ba magpasend ng sample CDR please? 🙂 working on my CDR too 🙂
Western Australia - Perth
Western Australia - Perth
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Queensland - Brisbane
Queensland - Brisbane
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jumperNAATI - CCL exam - additional 5 points for 189/190 visa
> @Cbantilan said: > Hi! Got my result last April 28. Only reviewed for 11 days using @MumVeng resources and practice materials! Thanks again po @MumVeng
Tasmania - Hobart
Tasmania - Hobart
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MissusGEB in Hobart?
Hello sa inyo! Family of 3 planning for BM around Aug, baka meron kayong massuggest san makakahanap ng place to stay in Hobart? :) Thanks sa inyo! Sana makita namin kayo pagdating namin :)
Northern Territory- Darwin
Northern Territory- Darwin
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eris0819Work and life in Darwin
> @thesarahvee said: > Hi!! I have a job offer in Darwin, and my employer is willing to sponsor my visa. I just wanna ask if it's a safe place for someone like me who will go and live there alone? TIA Hello po, san po kyo nkpgsearch ng job opening? Thank you :)
Other States, City, Suburb, Location
Other States, City, Suburb, Location
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jeharileCairns Student - Looking for a Job
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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Looking and offering accomodations
randszLooking for House to rent in Bathurst, NSW
Hi I am looking for a House / Accommodation in Bathurst, NSW. 2 to 3 rooms. Possible move in 1st week of April. PM me I am always online, lets discuss.

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Job opportunities and employment corner
wandererPHJob Openings - Finance, Audit, IT & Mgt Consulting Roles
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Goods & Services

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Sell goods and other services here
JimmyNeeded - Asian/ Filipino food product wholesale suppliers in Melbourne
> @Metaform said: > Hi. I'm setting up a retail business that provide Asian or Filipino food products (e.g. Condiments, rice, snacks, seasonings, canned goods, etc) and I need a wholesale provider who can supply products in boxes. Pm me contact details please. Thanks. Hi Kuya.. I'm jimmy from pinoy pinay ice buko based in sunshine North, Melbourne, i have ability to supply you an icebuko in 6 different flavours, Ube Macapuno, Buko Salad, Buko Pandan, Buko Munggo, Plain young Coconut and Coconut Chocolate. Please contact me if your interested on 0403420172. Thank you in Advance. Jimmy


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Cars, Vans, Parts Accessiories, Sale & Rental
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Anything goes. Kulitan, moving to another countries, opinions, etc.
satURdayAny youtuber dito?

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
> @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
[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.

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fgsJourney on our Australian Citizenship Year 2020 - please share your status in this thread here
> @agrande said: > > @fgs said: > > > @agrande said: > > > Hello, usually ano kaya yung mga typical questions sa interview? > > > > Casual conversation..they just need to verify your identity and could be checking if you understand english. After that, they will direct you ro the computer room or give u an ipad to do the test. > > Thank you. Ano nga po pala yung app for the test? Lahat ba ng tanong dun manggagaling? > > You can download the "Our Common Bond"(Testable part only) booklet on DHA website. The podcast is a good option too. There are many practice test apps online but were not officially released by DHA. You need to get all Australian Values questions correct otherwise you will fail the test even though you get a 75% or higher total score. All questions will come from the booklet.

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