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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.
OzdrimsWaiting for GRANTS
> @casssie said: > > @rmbalingit said: > > > @kldo1591 said: > > > > @casssie said: > > > > > @Ozdrims said: > > > > > > @casssie said: > > > > > > > @rmbalingit said: > > > > > > > > @casssie said: > > > > > > > > > @rmbalingit said: > > > > > > > > > > @casssie said: > > > > > > > > > > > @Capuccino_2017 said: > > > > > > > > > > > VISA GRANT > > > > > > > > > > > Grant Date: Feb. 28, 2024 > > > > > > > > > > > Visa Subclass : 491 > > > > > > > > > > > Region (if any) : ACT > > > > > > > > > > > Occupation: Architectural Draftsperson > > > > > > > > > > > ANZCO Code : 312111 > > > > > > > > > > > Points : 75 points > > > > > > > > > > > ITA date : Feb. 09, 2023 > > > > > > > > > > > Visa lodgment date : April 06, 2023 > > > > > > > > > > > Form 80 : yes > > > > > > > > > > > Location : Philippines > > > > > > > > > > > Nationality : Filipino > > > > > > > > > > > Family/Single : Family of 4 > > > > > > > > > > > Expired Documents : No > > > > > > > > > > > S56 request, (Specify if any) : yes > > > > > > > > > > > Commencement Email (if received): yes > > > > > > > > > > > Turnaround Time : > > > > > > > > > > > CO Name: > > > > > > > > > > > Quotable Quotes/Bible Verse : Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Matthew 7:7 > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > ay nagstart na din pala sila for april lodgment 🙏 > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > hangang June na po ang 491. 190 is until march 27 palang paubos na ang allocation. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > sorry di ko getchy haha wdym? > > > > > > > > > > > > > > yung planning level po which is grant allocation is paubos na.. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > [preview] > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > ahhhh tysm! > > > > > > > > > > Luh , waiting game mode muna , wag maiinip! Ang mainip talo haha > > > > > > > > im hopeful na sana umabot tayo bago maubos yung allocation this FY 🥺🙏 pero grabe ang onti na lang ng natiraaaa!! ganyan din ba last FY? > > > > > > Since nag update ng max processing time ang 190 from 9 mos before to 12 mos, I don't expect na aabot pa kami sa allocation this financial year.. abang abang nalng sa 2024-2025 planning haha. Waiting game talaga, kaya we end up not to be anxious about it anymore.. tanggap na namin ang realidad :smiley: .. We are now making plans nalang for the Big Move, save up for relocation expenses as much as possible while waiting. > > > > Yes magipon ng magipon hehe ganyan din kami, kasi based sa natitirang allocation/planning level kulang pa para sa march 2023 logments. Baka nga maging 15-16months pa yung processing time ng 190 sabi ng ibang agents based sa data analyzation nila unless mag milagro ang DoHA. > > dumb question, but historically ba, nasasagad yung allocation? over? under? from the FOI data , from planning levels may over lang sa seats by 2 to 3 hundreds of granted place

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.
jmcountersVisa 190 and 491
> @cn08 said: > > @jmcounters said: > > > @lifeatblk43 said: > > > Hello, ask ko lang if meron dito na nagpa-assess sa 2 occupation sa ACS. > > > > > > Question lang - did you use same documents to submit? > > > > > > I submitted for Business Analyst and im planning to submit for Software Engineer. Wondering if constraint na sa documents na pinasa for Business Analyst? For my case kasi madali lang magpa-approve ng roles and responsibilities for COE. > > > > > > Hope someone can share experience. > > > > > > Thank you 🙏🏻 > > > > > @cn08 said: > > > Hello mga ka ex-Accenture, ask ko lang if ok na ba yung pinrovide nila na Non-Standard COE with Job description? Nakakuha rin kasi ako, pero wala nakalagay na full-time basis of XX hours per week. Wala rin sinama na salary per year. Wala rin pirma ng HR. Tatanggapin kaya to ng ACS? > > > > > > Hindi na ako kumuha nung reference from previous managers dahil need pala ng COE din nila? > > > > Need mo lang COE ni Manager to support yung Statutory Declaration. Of COE with all the details na required, no need na. > > > > Thank you. Medyo hassle kasi ata pagkuha ng COE ng managers ko, kaya pinilit ko nalang sa HR na yung non-standard COE nalang. pero walang pirma at name ng HR. bali email lang ng HR ng company department. Good as signed na yon pagka merong letterhead ni company at yung contact details for verification. Yun na lang ibang details ang ipa-add mo kasi required talaga nila malaman na fulltime work yon at kung how many hours per week. Mahirap talaga sa managers kasi meron sila hesitation madalas kasi effort sa end nila yon, unlike sa HRs na part talaga ng work nila na mag issue ng employment references.

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.
carleeChange Last Name
Baka tatagal pa kung ichange mo na siya agad kung iba yung nasa passport mo. Wala naman cgurong prob if maidenname pa rin sa australia. Pero may form naman na you can attach to notify immi that there is a change in your details. If you have marriage cert then ok na din to attach yon. Mas ok mag consult sa migration agent kapag ganto.

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.
Anya186 Direct Entry Question
Hello! Hoping someone can help. I am currently on 482 visa and already onshore. My previous boss has a company and wants to hire me. Can I accept po and maybe apply 186 visa? Thank you.

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.
ZekiZekaStudent Visa (Step by step)
Hello everyone, asking lang po sana ako, sa mga nakapagrequest kay Accenture ng COE with JD. Sa ExitManagementQuery po ba kayo nagemail and gaano po sila katagal magreply? I heard di talaga nagbibigay ng JD si ACN but requirements kasi siya sa school na papasukin ko. Huhu

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.
wandergorlTourist Visa - Parent
Hi @Yuna how did it go with your application?

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) !
Salamat sa inputs @sunkissedbella17 and @"Cassie ".

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.
Capuccino_2017Migration Agent/Agency experiences
[preview] Hi, just want to share details of our Migration Lawyer from SkyeGlobal, if you need advise and help in you application to Au, She is based in Canberra ACT, just send her a message. and please kindly mention my name Genelyn Ang,as referral from, wala po ako commission, i just want to show her my appreciation and gratitude.

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.
casssieEOI Concerns
> @manifestingvisagrant said: > > @mathilde9 said: > > > @manifestingvisagrant said: > > > if I will just declare na lang po yung date deemed skilled from vetassess sa EOIs ko to all states regarding employment history, okay lang po ba? or much better dun lang sa nagrerequire na states lang dapat ko ideclare yun? > > > > Kung wala naman magiging points increase, declare mo nalang yung deemed skilled date para safe. Always hehe. Then sa 189 may sariling criteria ang fed eh, so pwede yan kahit yung buo basta kaya mo isupport ng evidences. > > > > Add: > > As previously mentioned, NSW is strict on this one. So be careful. > > Pwede po magtanong, icoconfirm ko lang if tama po ito? I am married with 1child. > > [preview] > > Lagay ko sa family members ay 2 po including husband? Thank you po ulit! > yup, tama.

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A general discussion area about Australia where topics doesn't fall on any categories.
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> @milkthea said: > hi po. usually gaano katagal ang waiting period ng nbi kapag ph embassy sg? salamat po magandang tanong yan , gusto ko din malaman for those nag process from SG

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.
Hello, mayroon po ba dito na nagpakasal overseas at hindi niregister sa pinas? Magkakaron po kaya ng reservations yun pag registered yung marriage sa ibang bansa but not in your home country? ANO PO KAYA MAS SUITABLE PAG GANITO, married na po ba dahil may marriage certificate naman? salamat po sa sasagot. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Working in Australia

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Work related experiences in OZ.
rmbalingitHow long did it take you to get a job?
Ilan po dito nahire na while offshore? curious lang. hehe

Health Care

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Health related matters, insurance, etc
Hachiko20Student visa with CKD
Hi, I just had my nedical sa Bupa last week and they sent me an email after 3 days referral letter to GP stating that my crea is high 129umol and egfr 44. I will just bring the letter to the GP. But it also stating in the letter that they sent my results already to immi. Please help me on what to do. Will the immi contact me directly as well?

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.
lunarcatLooking for Taylor Swift x2 Tickets - Any dates will do
Maganda sana meet up sa Sydney or strong proof of purchase! :)

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
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Ayano_127Apartment in a city location
Perfect for people looking for a fully furnished apartment in a city location. -Less than 1.5km to CBD, Walking distance to SYD UNI and UTS, Central Station and the central bus interchange. NSW.
Victoria - Melbourne
Victoria - Melbourne
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tadaburrReal Estate Investment Opportunities in the Philippines
One Oasis Condominium by Filinvest (along Ortigas Ave. Pasig City) - Selling price is 1.8M - For Sale Studio Unit (20.15 sq m) currently occupied by a tenant with 13k monthly income - inclusion of LG Split Type Inverter Aircon, personal refrigerator and a multi functional bed with storage from Mandaue Furniture. - with a designated drying cage on roof deck - currently under Pag-ibig Home Loan with an outstanding balance of 1,050,000 pesos(which is already included in the selling price) as of July 20, 2023 - Captial gains tax and other taxes, transfer fee, other government fees and documentation will be shouldered by the buyer. - Pang migrate pag na invite. 😊 PM lang if interested. Salamat ng marami!😊
ACT - Canberra
ACT - Canberra
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manifestingvisagrantACT Nomination
> @mathilde9 said: > @manifestingvisagrant > But you can submit 2 canberra matrices, 1 for 491 and 1 for 190. Whichever subclass class ka mainominate, yun na yun. I submitted 2 nung nakaraan. Each matrix will automatically expire after 6 months. > [preview] > > If I may ask what is your points breakdown and anzsco? > Oh no! Pano po kaya pwede ko gawin? At first, yan po kasi talaga ginawa ko I applied 1 matrix for each 190 and 491 since eligible ako for both po. Nireview ko lang ulit tonight ang policies ng states na inapplyan ko kasi baka may hindi ako nasunod sa requirements. Since, kala ko bawal ang 2 applications sa ACT, winithdraw ko naman po ang EOI for 491. Ano po pwede kong gawin? Pwede po ba ako gumawa ng bagong EOI para po don sa ACT matrix ko na 491 visa? :s :( 190 - 80pts 491 - 90 pts Anzsco: 224611
South Australia - Adelaide
South Australia - Adelaide
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lukeyAdelaide bound? Let us know here before you arrive. =)
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Golden Retriever Puppies for sale 7 Golden Retriever puppies born 24 January 2024, and will be ready for their new homes from 21 March 2024. 5 gorgeous girls, and 2 beautiful boys. Parents are family pets that are well loved and looked after. They are my babies. Both are purebred. Puppies are being wormed, will have their first vaccine, will be health checked, and will be microchipped.
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melodymanHow is living in Hobart,Tasmania?
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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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Jobs-Seeking & Openings

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Job opportunities and employment corner
adoniscmdlooking for any job.
Hi, I am currently working in Middle East for more than 10 years by the field of IT. Any body here to help me to find a IT jobs in Australia. I'm planning to settle down with my wife.

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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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.
danyan2001usSInong Blogger Dito?
Hello guys, Just want to connect with those bloggers here. Ive been into blogging since years ago and it is my desire na sana maka connect ako sa kubg sino man sa inyo ang nagblogging ditio. Sharing with you the link of my main blog: Hopefully you can also share your own write ups here. TIA

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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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