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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.
rmbalingitAre you Waiting for an Invite this FY 2023-2024?
> @funzzz said: > Eoi lodged may 4, 2024 > > Eoi invited may 13, 2024 > > Visa application may 27 2024 > > No results, will be doing health examination june 7 > > Occupational therapist 70 pts w/ partner (5 points) > > Skill nominated 75 points > > PR 190 Congrats, prio occu, mabilis lang to.

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.

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.
lisakent86Change Last Name
> @missmirmo said: > Hello po, > > Could anyone provide assistance? We are currently awaiting my 801 visa and I hold a Philippine passport. My spouse and I got married last year here in Australia. We are considering changing my last name in Australia. Is it worth po ba mag change ng last name now or wait nalang sa decision ng visa? Like what are the pros and cons? Changing your last name now could streamline paperwork and align with personal preferences for unity. However, it may cause confusion if there are discrepancies with your visa application and add extra paperwork during an uncertain time. Consider weighing these factors before deciding, and consult with a professional if needed.

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.
1stymTSS 482 VISA
Question po: naka 482 visa po ako ngaun. Gusto ko sana kunin ung mag ina ko s pinas kaso diagnosed po ung anak ko ng asd. pg nag medical sya cguro mkikita un. May nababasa ako n hindi pwede kasi kelangan nya makapasa, may nababsa nmn ako n walang paki ang govt since hindi nmn sya under ng medicare. Meron po bang nka experience neto o meron b kyong kakilala na nadala ung anak dito kahit my asd ung bata? Salamat.

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.
lisakent86Problem With Confirmation Of Enrolment Code
> @engadnan1980 said: > I have recently received the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from one of the Australian Universities. I have accordingly started filling out the Application Form, however, on entering the CoE Code, it returns an error and says that 'CoE Provided for the Applicant is Invalid'. >   > I have checked the particulars in CoE and they are all correct too. >   > What could be the possible reason for this and how to address this issue? That sounds frustrating! It could be a simple typo or a glitch in the system. Double-check the CoE code for any mistakes and try again. If it still doesn't work, shoot an email to the university's admissions office for assistance—they should be able to sort it out for you. Hang in there, and hopefully, you'll get it sorted soon!

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.
whimpeeVisitor Visa 600 - Business Stream can be used for tourism?
> @Archjess0309 said: > Hi, it's very timely that I bumped into this forum. I have a current dilemma about the tourist visa that I and my wife are going to apply. So for some background: > > 1. We have a booked trip to Sydney this coming August. > 2. Out of nowhere, my employer obliged me to attend a conference that will be held in Melbourne on September. > 3. Due to the very close dates between the events, it might not be a good idea to apply for separate visas at the end of each trip. > > So by principle, I can apply for a Subclass 600 (Business Stream) and apply a separate one for my wife (Tourist Stream). I've heard that I can't add my wife as dependent under the Business Stream visa. > > Now here my concerns: > > 1. What additional document do I need to produce for my wife as proof that I will sponsor her expenses for our Sydney trip (she is unemployed by the way). > 2. Can I use the business stream visa for our vacation trip on Sydney? > 3. In case of additional correspondence with the immigration officers from Australia, should we stick with the Business trip in Melbourne and not mention the vacation trip in Sydney to avoid any conflicts? > > Thank you in advance Just a thought, if possible, pwede mo move yung trip nyo to coincide with the conference. If your company is sponsoring your airfare, that way you can cancel yours and just pay for your wife's?

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) !
> @danpte89 said: > Ang sarap basahin ng mga comment niyo. Naiinspire akong mairaraos ko tong exam with flying colors. Hopefully. > > I myself, tamad din magtemplates and tbh preferred ko n lng may structure lang at least. But on the other hand, baka mawala kasi yung thought process ko kpg nagssagot na dahil ang daldal ko pa tapos na 40 secs. > > Congrats sa mga naachieve na po ang superior goal. And ako naman ay magfformal review muna ng few days and will bug you guys sa mga bagay na hirap pa rin ako.haha > > I also enrolled in one of the infamous review center here in PH but Im not relying much on their platform since theyre not famous pa for PTE. But I thought I could get all the help I can get pra minsanan lng exam. Im very sure you will ace it. Focus lang at talagang review during your classes. All the best!!!

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.
mathilde9Anybody familiar with Australia-Express?
Sobrang obvious talaga yung mga ganitong posts. Haha alam mong may tulong ng AI. Tip sa mga magtetake ng PTE, please do not rely heavily on chatGPT and the like. Maniwala sa sariling kakayanan at magreview maigi. Sapat na yun. 😆😆

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.
OzdrimsMigration Strategy Incoming Changes 2023_2024
#copied Important Update for Employer sponsored visas - Increase in the Temporary Skilled Income Threshold (TSMIT) to $73,150 ​​​​Raising the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold From 1 July 2024, the TSMIT will increase from $70,000 to $73,150. New nomination applications from this date will need to meet the new TSMIT of $73,150 or the annual market salary rate, whichever is higher. This change will not affect existing visa holders and nominations lodged before 1 July 2024. Source:

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A general discussion area about Australia where topics doesn't fall on any categories.

Taste of Australia

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Show us your photos, showcase how beautiful Australia is.
valorant po is PC game tama ba? lolz, wala na akong alam sa mga PC games, console lang nilalaro ko recently (the past 3 years lolz) all the best po!

EB's and Get Together

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Organize a meet up or gatherings here.
KomikusLooking for friends in Melbourne
Hi @emzkie , where are you located? I can help you with that. ;)

Family Matters

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Bringing up a family in Australia, education for kids, etc.
mathilde9Documents need to travel to PH with kid
@DreamerB _copied _ (Sa case niyo po kung kayo naman legal parent kahit hindi kasama spouse mo, okay na yun and no need for dswd clearance. Visa lang yung need.) **MINORS EXEMPTED FROM SECURING A TRAVEL CLEARANCE** The only exemptions to the DSWD travel clearance are minor children who are: -travelling with either parent -travelling with the legal guardian -immigrants to another country and are holding a valid permanent residency card, dependents visa, or other pass issued by another country which proves residency with parents abroad. A minor who holds a permanent residency card of another country, or a valid pass such as dependents (visa/pass/identification or permanent resident visa/pass/identification card is no longer required to secure travel clearance from DSWD) -not a Filipino citizen and are holding a foreign passport A minor who is a Filipino citizen and living abroad but does not hold either a permanent resident visa or equivalent pass issued by another country is required to secure a travel clearance.

Working in Australia

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Work related experiences in OZ.
1stym482 visa contract
Question po: naka 482 visa po ako ngaun. Gusto ko sana kunin ung mag ina ko s pinas kaso diagnosed po ung anak ko ng asd. pg nag medical sya cguro mkikita un. May nababasa ako n hindi pwede kasi kelangan nya makapasa, may nababsa nmn ako n walang paki ang govt since hindi nmn sya under ng medicare. Meron po bang nka experience neto o meron b kyong kakilala na prehas na nadala ung anak dito kahit my asd ung bata? Salamat.

Health Care

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Health related matters, insurance, etc

Remittance/Exchange Rate

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Sending money to the Philippines? Useful tips in selecting between providers.
camBendigi Bank to BPI
Anyone who have tried sending from Bendigo Bank to BPI? How many days po siya usually?

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.
shinobi01Melbourne Filipino Art Group / Art Community
Hello guys! We finally arrived here in Melbourne! :) We are currently and slowly settling down. I just want to ask, are there any filipino arts community or art group here in Melbourne? Your advise would be appreciated! Thank you guys!

Balikbayan Box

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Sending you Balikbayan Box? Where to and How to help us decide.
lunarcatCourier service
Good day po, May experience or alam po ba kayo na courier na pwedi magpadala ng gadgets (cellphones and laptop to be exact)? Thanks in advance sa sasagot ! 🥰

Flying to and out of Australia?

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Flight travel discussions, find the cheapest flight ticket or learn tricks from our members.
datadashFirst Entry from PH then fly back
Anyone who did a first entry move from PH then bumalik din muna? Magbabakasyon lang din naman for about a week. Just wondering if need na agad mag PDOS. Can you share your experiences. Cheers!

Other Info Bout OZ

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All other things or information you want to know about Australia
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New South Wales - Sydney
New South Wales - Sydney
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JacrayeFilipino in NSW asan na kayo?
> @shygrace said: > > @ga2au said: > > Paki heart po kung malapit kayu Blacktown! Hahah try natin mag EB. > > ok ba ung area sa blacktown? Blacktown is not bad. dami pinoy dun and mura bilihin.
Victoria - Melbourne
Victoria - Melbourne
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mrjuanDriving Instructor and Driving Lessons Australia
Hi, pls recommended pinoy driving instructor west area? thanks
South Australia - Adelaide
South Australia - Adelaide
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Western Australia - Perth
Western Australia - Perth
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dhey_almightyAny Filipino singles group in Perth?
> @MsPerth said: > Calling all single ladies and guys in Perth!!! :) > Anyone care to meetup? > > My friends are all lovely but I am sick and tired of just being the single one in the group. > Would love to spend time with unattached people for a change. > > Can't wait to hear from you single people out there! single ka pa rin? :D
Queensland - Brisbane
Queensland - Brisbane
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OzdrimsNAATI - CCL exam - additional 5 points for 189/190 visa
> @katocampo000 said: > > @Ozdrims said: > > > @jar0 said: > > > tama ba ito yung pipiliin sa credential request? translator? > > > > > > [preview] > > Eto po ba ung dapat iselect? > Yes tama po yan
Tasmania - Hobart
Tasmania - Hobart
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melodymanHow is living in Hobart,Tasmania?
Kumusta ang IT diyan sa Hobart nowadays? May work pa ba na available?
Northern Territory- Darwin
Northern Territory- Darwin
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batmanWork and life in Darwin
Kumusta mga papunta Darwin. :)
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
datadashLF: House/apartment to rent in/around Perth CBD
Looking for a place to rent. Moving this coming June. Thanks!

Jobs-Seeking & Openings

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Job opportunities and employment corner
sven06Formulation Chemist Job Opportunity
Hi! Anyone po dito na formulation chemist or may kilalang formulation chemist with at least 5 years of experience in the field of pesticides/herbicides. My employer is currently looking for someone po na magspearhead ng formulation chemistry for pesticides/herbicides in our other office (new lab will be built) in Brisbane, QLD. We're soon to open a new lab in QLD, main lab is in NSW. We are a testing laboratory and we've committed to a few clients already that we'll be soon starting formulation chemistry in our lab. If you have or know someone who has an extensive experience in this field, please send me a private message. Thank you.

Goods & Services

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Sell goods and other services here
LuxiyaFinding Timber Flooring In Canberra? Come Flooring 2 You
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Cars, Vans, Parts Accessiories, Sale & Rental
MakuneruPhilippines Vettassess Fee
> @roldan008 said: > Hi gusto ko lang po ishare ung isang sitwasyon po ng kasama namin na pa Australia. Isa pong mekaniko, kami po ay nakatapos at nakapasa sa Vettassess para sa isang mining company sa Australia, sa kasamaang palad ng dahil sa Covid , hindi na po natuloy ang aming pag alis. Ngayon hinanapan kami ng Agency ng new employer, at naging ok na ung isa naming kasama. ang concern ko lang po, okay po ba yong ginawa ng agency na kami daw ang magbabayad ng Vettassess fee and twice daw namin babayaran ito dahil nakadalawang employer kami. > > salamat po sa makakapag bigay ng Idea and information. Isang positive skills assessment(result letter) ay ok na po kahit ilang employer pa pu yan. di na di na po kailangan ng reassessment.

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Anything goes. Kulitan, moving to another countries, opinions, etc.

Gamers Arena

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Any gamer here? What games do you play? Share and Show case your Strategy.
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Information Tech Thingy

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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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AdminStudent & Training Visa Seminar | Baguio & Live Stream | 16 Sept 2023.
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