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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.
> @fgs said: > > @tcha said: > > Hello po. Anyone po with input regarding these 2 visas(494 employer sponsored,491 state/territory nominated) are welcome. I would like to weigh the pros and cons of these 2 visas po sana before mag apply. Advantages and Disadvantages? If you’re given these 2 options, which visa will you likely take? > > Salamat po sa mga sasagot. > > 494 visa is an employer sponsored visa, meaning you need to find an employer to sponsor you for the visa. The employer can nominate you for a PR visa later once you complied with the min requirements..but they are not obliged to...for 491, you need to apply for sponsorship from a state and some states requires you to have a job offer as a requirement. After 3 years, you can apply for your PR visa once you complied with the 3 years min residency req and the income threshold. 491 has a pathway to PR while 494 depends on your employer whether they sponsor you for the PR visa or not. Adavantage ng 494, may trabaho ka na agad pagdating but in terms of prospect for PR, mas malinaw ang 491 kasi nga may pathway to PR linked to the visa. I came here in Au on 489 visa( old equiv of 491) able to apply for my PR visa immediately after i complied with the reqs. I know a lot of people on working visa like 494 that were here ahead of me and till now di pa din nakakuha ng PR visa. You need to remain with the same employer for a certain period of time for them to sponsor you. @fgs 494 and 491 were only launched last Nov 2019 and from what I know 3yrs na ang isa sa requirements nila among others pa. So technically, if I’m not mistaken, lahat ng naka 494 and 491, will only get their chance to apply for PR starting Nov 2022. The reason I asked about these 2 visas is bec I am currently in the regional area working for a company who is willing to sponsor. Now, I am not sure if I should take it or should I try to apply for 491(which is point tested). Not sure if 494 requires you to stay with the same company, as long as regional ka magwork I think it is counted for the requirements. And from what I know too(not 100% sure), once 494 holder meet the requirements, employer sponsorship is not required anymore. Employer sponsorship is only needed for the initial application ng 494. Please correct me if I am wrong sa mga info na nabanggit ko. Thank you so much sa input. I’m looking forward to more interactions sana for this post to help me be enlightened on the topic. 😊
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.
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.
> @tin00009 said: > Hello po, paano po kayo nakakuha ng NOIM or saan po kayo nakakuha? Any recommendations po? Sa brisbane, queensland po ako. > > Salamat po sa sasagot 🙏🏼 @tin00009 u need to get a celebrant their in brisbane. Ako yung fiance lamg ang mag asikaso kase im still here in ph i think he paid 150au for the noim ..
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.
> @jakibantiles said: > @Ed510 Add ko lang po, kung maconsider nyo rin na option. Pag kasama nyo po si misis as dependent, pwede sya magwork up to 40hrs per fortnight. Baka makagaan din sa expenses. Tapos pag settled na, doon na lang kunin ang mga bata hehe Salamat po sa advices. I'm taking all of them in my considerations. :) :) :) Balitan ko na lang kayo. Sa ngayon hintay hintay muna ako sa situation sa pandemic. Target ko po is Feb2021 but the college have March, April and May Intakes.
> @kccllj said: > Did you put your visit visa grant number sa australian visa grant number sa pglodge ng 189 visa mo? > > Kasi diba may question dun na have you previously applied for a visa? > > Thanks :) Nakaagent po ako, and hindi nya hiningi yung tourist visa grant num ko for 189 :)
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> @AA17atarah said: > Guys can you help me in READ ALOUD ano po bang technique dito ..ang baba po ng score ko sa APEUNI.. pano po ba basahin ung sa READ ALOUD. Hello Sir, Hindi po accurate ang scoring system ni apeuni. Noong ako po ay nag papraktis sa apeuni, ang aking iskor ay nag lalaro lamang sa 50-70, pero madalas ito ay nasa 55-60. Minsanan lamang ako nakakakuha ng 70. Sa mismong exam naman, ang masasabi ko lamang ay basahin ito ng natural na bilis at malakas at claro na salita. Ito po ang aking ginagawa sa naging tatlong pag susulit ko.
> @rivamagday said: > > @Kaidan said: > > > @rivamagday said: > > > > @anna_m said: > > > > Given po na ang kelangan ng mga offshore candidates are job offer to be even invited for a 491 visa at sobrang taas ng kelangan na points for 189 dahil sa limited number of slots, may migration agency ba na nagpoprovide ng job placement? May nakita akong AD from an agency called my new Australian life na may offer na job and accommodation pa. I don't know if legit na agency sya. > > > > > > For the program nila na may job offer, they will look into companies kasi na hiring that would fit sa qualification mo **once approved na ung vis**a. > > > > > > > So this just means that you have to have the visa first. This needs to be emphasized. They will not look for an employer who will sponsor you. That should be clear because a lot of people are expecting these kind of agencies will be looking for a sponsor for you which is misleading. > > > > Visa first, then they will look for companies for you? Parang tinulangan ka lang maghanap ng work once na magka visa ka. You can easily do it yourself once you have the visa and competent CV. > > > > Ang convenient kasi once you land na sa AU, you have guaranteed job na. And they clearly explain it to us naman before we availed their service. And they never mention naman na they will look for an employer who will sponsor us. It is clear naman sa website nila yun if you check it. Anyway, other than that naman, they have services din naman na walang guaranteed job offer. Just merely process your visa. It's your choice pa din naman what will you avail, if you want convenience, then their migration plus program suits you, but if not and you are confident naman, then ung migration program ka lang. Sguro they have advantage lang na makaoffer ng ganyang program since they are based in australia and they can easily look for a job na suit sa qualification mo. May clarification lang po ako, if they said they will assist you to find a job... Gaano po katagal ang assistance? Time based po ba? Or assistance lang to set up a certain number of job interviews?
> @jaygarreth said: > Hi po. New po sa thread.. From Khamis Mushayt po. Ask ko lang po pano pagkuha ng police clearance? > Kelangan pa bo ba ng letter of endorsement form Philippine consulate? paste ko lang ang reply ni kabayan sa kabilang thread, sana makatulong > @batman said: > @jhazz01 Hindi kasi concrete and procedure nila ditto sa saudi. as mention ni @PitMb kong ano lang maisipan nila, but the regular process is like this: > > Procedure for obtaining a police clearance > > If the applicant is still residing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, he or she must: > > (1) obtain from the Philippine embassy a Letter of Endorsement addressed to Saudi police authorities. To obtain this, please present to the Embassy a copy of your valid passport or residence permit (iqama), and pay the notarial/certification fee of SAR 100; > > (2) bring the Letter of Endorsement to the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SMFA) for authentication. The SMFA’s authentication fee is SAR 30; > > (3) present the Letter of Endorsement to the police station of the city district where the applicant resides. The applicant will be asked by Saudi police to fill-up a fingerprint card. The applicant should also be ready to present his or her residence permit (iqama) upon request. > > > If the applicant is no longer residing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, he or she must: > > (1) designate a representative residing in Saudi Arabia who will transact with the embassy and the Saudi authorities regarding the applicant’s Saudi police clearance. The embassy will only entertain or provide related services regarding applications for Saudi police clearance with the presence of a designated representative of the applicant, who will personally transact with the embassy and the Saudi authorities. > > (2) send to his designated representative, not to the embassy, the following documents: > • A letter authorizing the designated representative to transact on behalf of the applicant; > • Duly-accomplished fingerprint card (with prints of all fingers) obtained through the relevant police authority of the country where the applicant is presently residing. If the applicant is in the Philippines, he or she should get a fingerprint card from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) or the Philippine National Police (PNP); > • Photocopy of passport used while applicant was resident in Saudi Arabia clearly showing the applicant’s photo/data page and all issued visas; > • Copy of applicant’s Saudi residence permit (iqama); > • Two recently-taken 2” x 2” colored pictures with white background; and, > • Other relevant documents, if any, to support the application for police clearance. > > Fees > > Filipinos abroad seeking police clearances in Saudi must pay: > • a notarial fee of SAR 100 for the Embassy’s “Seen and Noted” stamp on the fingerprint card; > • authentication fee of SAR 30.00 for Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ authentication service, and > • the applicant’s designated representative should proceed to the Embassy and have the applicant’s fingerprint card stamped with “Seen and Noted.” The representative should also pay the notarial fee of SAR 100 > • the designated representative should then proceed to the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs to have the fingerprint card authenticated. The representative should also pay the authentication fee of SAR 30.00 to the Saudi Ministry. Over the counter stamping / signature is done by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs within one day. > > The designated representative will then proceed to the Dirah Police Headquarters in Riyadh. The designated representative should submit to police officials the fingerprint card. The representative should follow any further instructions by Saudi police officials. > > The fingerprint card, with the Saudi police clearance in the form of a stamp stating, NO CRIMINAL RECORD, and signature, is usually issued by the Saudi police within a week. Once released, the representative should make arrangements to send the fingerprint card with the Saudi police clearance back to the applicant. > > Applicants residing outside the Kingdom are reminded not to wire money to the Embassy nor send cash along with their documents via courier. The embassy said it will not entertain applicants who are abroad who do not have a designated representative residing in the Kingdom. > > The embassy also stressed that the Philippine government is not obliged to assist a Filipino citizen in acquiring the citizenship of a foreign country. > > For further queries, Filipinos are asked to send an email to [email protected]
Hi guys! Just sharing our journey on how we bought our first home here in Melbourne. I remember nung nag aapply kami ng visa, this forum really helped me alot that i did not need agency to process my visa. Just by the help of those people here sa forum we were able to obtain our PR visa. So i want to give back by sharing this info to you guys and those planning to buy their own house here in Australia. Baka merong curious about the process and to give you an idea On the process. Please like and subscribe. Comments are welcome din. If my mali kami nasabi or my suggestion kayo don’t hesitate to leave a comment on the video. https://youtu.be/2yC0p-ZjTRw
> @jake38 said: > 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. dito kasi regardless ano year na ang bata sa pinanggalingan nya they will follow the age bracket kong san grade sya dapat. like for example. yung anak ko grade 2 natapos nya na sa pinanggalingan nya school. pero mag 7 years old pa lang sya. nun dumating kami sa Australia at nag enroll. check nila age tpos sabi ok. year 2 sya. so walang bearing yung grade nya previously start sya kong ano grade nag fall age nya dito sa Australia. thats per my personal experience. cheers!
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?
@barryco hindi OEC hahanapin sa iyo but CFO sticker indicating you undergone PDOS. refer to this website https://cfo.gov.ph PRs are exempted from paying travel tax when you have this plus proof of PRship like visa grant or VEVO printout (AU PRs)
Hi, I'm new here and live in Penrith. Nag hahanap po ng contractor that can help my brother put soil back sa nahukay sa backyard niya. He hired an excavator Para maghukay for landscaping pero napalalim. Now he wants to level the soil a little bit pero wala na siyang tiwala dun sa ni hire niya. Would appreciate it if you can recommend any contractor na pwede tumulong to put some of the soil back. Thanks
> @oz_monster said: > Hi all, > > Anyone here knows a house share in Bacchus Marsh area? I'm helping a friend to find a place to stay. Thanks. try looking sa facebook pages.. though s case ng vic ngayon, mejo challenge yan paghahanap..
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Hello Everyone, lucky to found this Darwin forum, hope you can help to advise what's the best approach to apply for PR using NT state nomination in short period of time. Upon my own research, im thinking the pathway of student visa for 2 years and then 190 but this approach will take to stay commitment of 5 years in total in NT. Im also thinking the pathway of 491 but there is a requirement of secured job employment upon arrival. Any advise guys? I saw some people before that applied for 489 (old 491) manage to get into NT even if no employment yet (maybe not required during that time). By the way, my background is accountant here in PH as well as cpa au associate member w/ more than 10 years exp. Thank you so much for any advice you can offer.
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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> @pissedball said: > On the first part of your CV, instead of putting your objective, make a narrative (2 to 3 sentences) of your achievement/milestone/citation from your previous company para may impact kaagad, so babasahin ng employers ang succeeding details. (it worked for me many times) > > - resume must be brief and straightforward > - don't put your photo, no age, no nationality. > - indicate your visa class. Hello. That's a good advise and my CV format is just like that. Tanong ko lang though, how would you generally describe AU (and maybe NZ as well) employment process? In terms of reaching out to prospective candidates specifically. Nagtataka lang kasi ko. Last year, I have been sending my CV to some US employers to attempt for a work visa sponsorship. I am in a niche STEM industry kaya nagbabaka sakali ako. I did receive a lot of interest from US employers and did remote interviews and I eventually received a couple of job offers from the US, but all was lost due to COVID and both offers were rescinded since H1B visas are to be processed supposedly by April 2020. I also received responses from some of the UK employers and even one from the Netherlands. With this, I am assuming my CV is ok or even good, and is in the standard of the Western CV. However, wala akong na receive kahit isang feedback or response from any AU and NZ employers. Sadyang snobs ba sila? Or may drastic difference kaya sa CV format ang AU from US and the UK CV? My CV for US and the UK was effective but I can't get its attention from AU or NZ employers. At first i was thinking mas mahirap lang siguro talaga sponsorship sa AU and NZ, so now I'm just trying to get a feedback for employability potential only, I'm not applying for a position, this is only to be used for State nomination pero wala pa rin kahit anong feedback (heck kahit man lang negative feedback wala). Medyo na put-off ako sa employers ng AU.
> @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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> @wizardofOz said: > > > > > parang nabasa ko nasa oct-dec 2019 applicant p lng yung last n nbigyan test dates > > Ganun ba... siguro in the next 3-4 mos pa bago magka-update sa application ko.. may ilang swerte, nabibigyan agad schedule. maybe isa ka dun