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General Skilled Immigration Visa - Step By Step Process

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  • kashichikashichi Davao City
    Posts: 11Member
    Joined: Aug 29, 2011
    @katlin924 thanks and congratz to you... IELTS and VISA na lang :) excited na ko magpasa next week

    @alnr if AUS citizen na bro mo then i believe you should choose subclass 176 :)

    Application Timeline:

    August 22, '11- Collate Documents
    October 9, '11 - Submitted ACS Skills Application
    October 12, 11 - Documents with Assessor, then next day Stage 4 of 5 :)

  • bonzibonzi Melbourne
    Posts: 67Member
    Joined: Mar 15, 2011
    @alnr, same situation tayo, me kapatid din akong aus citizen. but i applied for 175 since abot naman un points ko at saka same lng din naman ung cost
    ksi pag 176 ka, kelangan mo magstay ng 2 years sa state na kung nasan un brother mo. ang mahirap dun if un field ng work mo ay mas in-demand sa ibang state.
    in my case, sa ibang state ako nakakuha ng trabaho, hindi same state sa kapatid ko.
  • alnralnr Mandaluyong
    Posts: 20Member
    Joined: Sep 21, 2011
    @kashichi, thanks :D

    @bonzi, many many thanks sa input sir. malaking tulong sa tulad ko yung case mo. isang advantage lang din sa 176 is that meron ka agad matutuluyan pag-dating and not worry where to stay or how to start things sa bagong lugar.

    pag-usapan muna din namin ni misis and brother ko tutal mag-apply pa ako sa ACS.

    thanks ulit
  • jimbobjimbob Richardson
    Posts: 64Member
    Joined: Sep 21, 2011
    @alnr, meron po ba kayo link about 176 na meron ka agad matutuluyan, dami ko na nabasa about 176 pero di ko nakita ang benefit na ito ... salamat po

  • ylaiylai Kuala Lumpur
    Posts: 63Member
    Joined: Jul 01, 2011
    Hi @jimbob! i think what @alnr meant was that if he pushes thru with 176 he has the option to stay with his brother when he arrives but then again as what @bonzi mentioned you can still have this option with 175 dahil walang restrictions ang 175 unlike the other visa types... just my thoughts... correct me if i'm wrong guys

    Time Line:
    09-08-2011: ACS received physical documents
    10-13-2011: ACS result (PIM3, Group A)

  • alnralnr Mandaluyong
    Posts: 20Member
    Joined: Sep 21, 2011
    @jimbob, tama po si ylai. what i'm referring sa matutuluyan is yung brother ko :D

    @ylai, you have a point there

    so basically, 176 (family sponsored) doesn't really help your application for general skilled migration kasi wala din naman siyang points etc...
  • jimbobjimbob Richardson
    Posts: 64Member
    Joined: Sep 21, 2011
    @alnr, opsss cencia na po :-))

    @ylai thanks :)
  • alnralnr Mandaluyong
    Posts: 20Member
    Joined: Sep 21, 2011
    @jimbob, no problem :D
  • ylaiylai Kuala Lumpur
    Posts: 63Member
    Joined: Jul 01, 2011
    @alnr - im not really sure how the 176 point system works, the only thing i noticed is it's more complicated than the 175 process because your sponsor will need to do some paper works on their end...

    Time Line:
    09-08-2011: ACS received physical documents
    10-13-2011: ACS result (PIM3, Group A)

  • alnralnr Mandaluyong
    Posts: 20Member
    Joined: Sep 21, 2011
    @ylai, the way i understand it parang walang additional points eh. ito nkalagay sa DIAC

    "A permanent visa for people unable to meet the Skilled – Independent requirements. Applicants must be either sponsored by an eligible relative living in Australia or nominated by a participating state or territory government. Applicants must pass a points test."

    i'm still reading how the 176 can help an applicant just in case he did not meet the skilled-independent requirements.
  • jimbobjimbob Richardson
    Posts: 64Member
    Joined: Sep 21, 2011
    hello po sa lahat, inaayos na namin ang mga documents pero may nabasa ako na dapat daw ALL DOCS ay authenticated ng DFA (red ribbon) gaya ng TOR, diploma, COE, police/NBI clearance, pay slip, birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc. etc. Tama po ba ito? medyo naguguluhan na naman po ako. If this is not true, ano lang pong docs ang dapat ipapa authenticate sa DFA?

    Maraming salamat po and God Bless.
  • mimaahkmimaahk Singapore
    Posts: 157Member
    Joined: Jun 27, 2011
    @jimbob certified true copy ang required sa skill assessment & sa DIAC... but I think your choice kung sa DFA mo ipapa-authenticate, ganyan suggestion ng iba...

    Sa case ko lahat ng docs na sinubmit ko sa ACS skill assessment sa notary public ko pina-authenticate including Diploma, TOR and certificate of graduation. Birth Cert yung original na galing sa NSO :)
  • onesilvertwoonesilvertwo Kuala Lumpur
    Posts: 131Member
    Joined: Aug 17, 2011
    edited September 2011
    @jimboy I mean @jimbob, for my ACS I submitted Certified True Copy since they require a copy of the documents. For DIAC, you may opt to have it authenticated, but if you will be applying online, makakadagdag siya sa page count (I believe may limit). For my case, I will just scan my docs, di ko na paauthenticate, di ko din papa CTC (since scanned lang namn siya). Pag humingi ng original saka ako papa CTC, pero di ko na paparibbon(DFA etc), notaryo lang na certified true copy would do (I believe).

    San mo nabasa yung authentication part? Can we have the link? Thanks!

    Visa Subclass 175 - Skilled Independent
    Nominated Occupation : Analyst Programmer (261311)
    20/06/2011 - ACS Received the Application (via Courier)
    03/08/2011 - ACS Finalised the Case (PIM3, Group A)
    03/09/2011 - IELTS General Examination (BC)
    14/09/2011 - IELTS Result Received L- 7.5, R-7.5, W-7.0, S-8.0
    27/10/2011 - Lodged the Visa Application (Online)
    13/04/2012 - CO Allocated (Team 7)
    14/04/2012 to 20/06/2012 - processing on hold, waiting for wife to deliver
    13/07/2012 - PCCs submitted
    21/07/2012 - Medicals Conducted
    23/07/2012 - Medicals Finalised
    25/07/2012 - Visa Granted!

  • TotoyOZresidentTotoyOZresident Posts: 1,335Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jun 28, 2011
    @jimboy I mean @jimbob, for my ACS I sumbitted Certified True Copy since they require a copy of the documents. For DIAC, you may opt to have it authenticated, but if you will be applying online, makakadagdag siya sa page count (I believe may limit). For my case, I will just scan my docs, di ko na paauthenticate, di ko din papa CTC (since scanned lang namn siya). Pag humingi ng original saka ako papa CTC, pero di ko na paparibbon(DFA etc), notaryo lang na certified true copy would do (I believe).

    San mo nabasa yung authentication part? Can we have the link? Thanks!
    on line ba pag apply sa visa mo? balitaan mo na lang kami kung na approve visa mo. case to case basis naman yan eh. cheers

    Quotes:
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    'Success is when you finished what you have started."

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  • onesilvertwoonesilvertwo Kuala Lumpur
    Posts: 131Member
    Joined: Aug 17, 2011
    edited September 2011
    @TotoyOZresident, opo, I'm going to that direction...online application.. Update ko nalang po ang forum incase they will require me to submit authenticated copies(w/ ribbon). Thanks.

    Visa Subclass 175 - Skilled Independent
    Nominated Occupation : Analyst Programmer (261311)
    20/06/2011 - ACS Received the Application (via Courier)
    03/08/2011 - ACS Finalised the Case (PIM3, Group A)
    03/09/2011 - IELTS General Examination (BC)
    14/09/2011 - IELTS Result Received L- 7.5, R-7.5, W-7.0, S-8.0
    27/10/2011 - Lodged the Visa Application (Online)
    13/04/2012 - CO Allocated (Team 7)
    14/04/2012 to 20/06/2012 - processing on hold, waiting for wife to deliver
    13/07/2012 - PCCs submitted
    21/07/2012 - Medicals Conducted
    23/07/2012 - Medicals Finalised
    25/07/2012 - Visa Granted!

  • jimbobjimbob Richardson
    Posts: 64Member
    Joined: Sep 21, 2011
    @mimaahk, maraming salamat po !, tuloy na naman preparations

    @onesilvertwo, thank you din po, cencia na di ko na makita ang thread, di ko kc na bookmark, di bale hanapin ko ulit

    Again, thanks po sa lahat ng mga tulong ninyo ...
  • onesilvertwoonesilvertwo Kuala Lumpur
    Posts: 131Member
    Joined: Aug 17, 2011
    @jimbob, oks na. No need for the link. Good luck! :)

    Visa Subclass 175 - Skilled Independent
    Nominated Occupation : Analyst Programmer (261311)
    20/06/2011 - ACS Received the Application (via Courier)
    03/08/2011 - ACS Finalised the Case (PIM3, Group A)
    03/09/2011 - IELTS General Examination (BC)
    14/09/2011 - IELTS Result Received L- 7.5, R-7.5, W-7.0, S-8.0
    27/10/2011 - Lodged the Visa Application (Online)
    13/04/2012 - CO Allocated (Team 7)
    14/04/2012 to 20/06/2012 - processing on hold, waiting for wife to deliver
    13/07/2012 - PCCs submitted
    21/07/2012 - Medicals Conducted
    23/07/2012 - Medicals Finalised
    25/07/2012 - Visa Granted!

  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon City
    Posts: 2,616Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jan 13, 2011
    Dapat yata may Visa Lodging Timeline thread din tayo rito sa forum para alam nating lahat kung gaano kabilis iproseso ang mga visa natin :)

    Kung may mabilis maproseso, magsisilbing inspirasyon sa iba yun...Kung may mabagal maproseso, at least makakapag-contribute lahat sating may karanasan na dun :)
  • alnralnr Mandaluyong
    Posts: 20Member
    Joined: Sep 21, 2011
    goodluck goodluck sa mga mag susubmit na :D
  • katlin924katlin924 Sydney
    Posts: 451Member
    Joined: Jul 05, 2011
    Dapat yata may Visa Lodging Timeline thread din tayo rito sa forum para alam nating lahat kung gaano kabilis iproseso ang mga visa natin :)

    Kung may mabilis maproseso, magsisilbing inspirasyon sa iba yun...Kung may mabagal maproseso, at least makakapag-contribute lahat sating may karanasan na dun :)
    Agree ako dyan. :) Go @LokiJr! ^_^

    ACS, IELTS and Visa 175 Timeline
    28/07/2011 - Submitted ACS Online Application
    28/09/2011 - ACS Result: Group A
    08/10/2011 - IELTS Exam
    21/10/2011 - IELTS Result: L&R-8.5; W&S-7; OB-8
    22/11/2011 - Submitted Online Application
    05/05/2012 - CO Requested Additional Documents
    31/05/2012 - Submitted requested documents
    02/06/2012 - Visa Grant! Thank you Lord. :)
    05/2013 - Off to Sydney ^_^
    For the detailed timeline, check it here: Journey to the Land Down Under
    My personal blog: Kathleen's Daily Musings

  • mimaahkmimaahk Singapore
    Posts: 157Member
    Joined: Jun 27, 2011
    Dapat yata may Visa Lodging Timeline thread din tayo rito sa forum para alam nating lahat kung gaano kabilis iproseso ang mga visa natin :)

    Kung may mabilis maproseso, magsisilbing inspirasyon sa iba yun...Kung may mabagal maproseso, at least makakapag-contribute lahat sating may karanasan na dun :)
    Agree ako dyan. :) Go @LokiJr! ^_^
    Ako din agree... go sa mga nakapag-lodge na ng application sa DIAC... good idea yan :)
  • mimaahkmimaahk Singapore
    Posts: 157Member
    Joined: Jun 27, 2011
    @TotoyOZresident, opo, I'm going to that direction...online application.. Update ko nalang po ang forum incase they will require me to submit authenticated copies(w/ ribbon). Thanks.
    @onesilvertwo btw anong pinaka-advantage kapag online nag-lodge ng application?... gusto ko lang magka-quick idea hehe, hindi ko pa din kasi masyado naka-career ang other info sa pag lodge sa DIAC for visa 175.

    ...ganyan din balak ko, kapag nagrequire ng DFA authenticated saka ko nalang gawin medyo dagdag gastos din kasi... most docs ko naka-colored photocopy then saka ko pina-CTC... tama si TotoyOZresident case to case basis yan depende sa mapatapat na CO... cheers!!!
  • gemini23gemini23 Win
    Posts: 265Member
    Joined: Aug 28, 2011
    Hi to everyone! I checked the list of skilled occupations and my Bachelor degree course is included there (Secondary School Teacher) but then my teaching experiences were mostly spent in primary school level (which isn't included in the list), is it still okay to apply as Secondary Teacher although I have different teaching level experience? Thanks po in advance for whoever will reply.

    Follow your heart but trust your gut.

  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon City
    Posts: 2,616Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jan 13, 2011
    @gemini23, that's a tricky situation you have there :( I would say apply for visa if the assessment body accredits your work experience as relevant but then again, skills assessment is rather expensive :-S

    You might want to check ANZCO (correct me if I'm wrong), you should find a detailed description of "Secondary School Teacher" and from there, try to see if what you are doing now is closely similar to their standards.
  • jimbobjimbob Richardson
    Posts: 64Member
    Joined: Sep 21, 2011
    Good PM po, balak kc namin ni misis na sa SGP na lang mag take ng IELTS, meron na bang naka-try? paki-share naman po kung saan ang address at saan ang mas OK base sa experience nyo. Walang ng atrasan ito :)

    Thanks in advance and God bless ...
  • onesilvertwoonesilvertwo Kuala Lumpur
    Posts: 131Member
    Joined: Aug 17, 2011
    @TotoyOZresident, opo, I'm going to that direction...online application.. Update ko nalang po ang forum incase they will require me to submit authenticated copies(w/ ribbon). Thanks.
    @onesilvertwo btw anong pinaka-advantage kapag online nag-lodge ng application?... gusto ko lang magka-quick idea hehe, hindi ko pa din kasi masyado naka-career ang other info sa pag lodge sa DIAC for visa 175.

    ...ganyan din balak ko, kapag nagrequire ng DFA authenticated saka ko nalang gawin medyo dagdag gastos din kasi... most docs ko naka-colored photocopy then saka ko pina-CTC... tama si TotoyOZresident case to case basis yan depende sa mapatapat na CO... cheers!!!
    @mimaahk, here are some advantages na nakikita ko:
    medyo limited pa knowledge ko since di ko pa naeexperience yung online application, I haven't started to fill-up the online application form.
    1. convenient
    2. you can receive your TRN faster(once your payment has been confirmed) than a "paper"(courier) based application. since processing of your paper will only start once it has reached the concerned department. though few days lang ang difference or weeks.
    reference : http://www.immi.gov.au/about/charters/client-services-charter/standards/2.1.htm

    3. cheap/saves money(you are right) (even though I know we are all willing to pay or spend for any application-related services like pagpapanotaryo sa lawyer, courier service). since scanned copy lang ang required nila, di na needed ang CTC at courier service.

    Feel free to add. hehe :)
    4.


    What about advantages of paper-based application, sino po my inputs. :)

    Visa Subclass 175 - Skilled Independent
    Nominated Occupation : Analyst Programmer (261311)
    20/06/2011 - ACS Received the Application (via Courier)
    03/08/2011 - ACS Finalised the Case (PIM3, Group A)
    03/09/2011 - IELTS General Examination (BC)
    14/09/2011 - IELTS Result Received L- 7.5, R-7.5, W-7.0, S-8.0
    27/10/2011 - Lodged the Visa Application (Online)
    13/04/2012 - CO Allocated (Team 7)
    14/04/2012 to 20/06/2012 - processing on hold, waiting for wife to deliver
    13/07/2012 - PCCs submitted
    21/07/2012 - Medicals Conducted
    23/07/2012 - Medicals Finalised
    25/07/2012 - Visa Granted!

  • TotoyOZresidentTotoyOZresident Posts: 1,335Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jun 28, 2011
    @TotoyOZresident, opo, I'm going to that direction...online application.. Update ko nalang po ang forum incase they will require me to submit authenticated copies(w/ ribbon). Thanks.
    @onesilvertwo btw anong pinaka-advantage kapag online nag-lodge ng application?... gusto ko lang magka-quick idea hehe, hindi ko pa din kasi masyado naka-career ang other info sa pag lodge sa DIAC for visa 175.

    ...ganyan din balak ko, kapag nagrequire ng DFA authenticated saka ko nalang gawin medyo dagdag gastos din kasi... most docs ko naka-colored photocopy then saka ko pina-CTC... tama si TotoyOZresident case to case basis yan depende sa mapatapat na CO... cheers!!!
    @mimaahk, here are some advantages na nakikita ko:
    medyo limited pa knowledge ko since di ko pa naeexperience yung online application, I haven't started to fill-up the online application form.
    1. convenient
    2. you can receive your TRN faster(once your payment has been confirmed) than a "paper"(courier) based application. since processing of your paper will only start once it has reached the concerned department. though few days lang ang difference or weeks.
    reference : http://www.immi.gov.au/about/charters/client-services-charter/standards/2.1.htm

    3. cheap/saves money(you are right) (even though I know we are all willing to pay or spend for any application-related services like pagpapanotaryo sa lawyer, courier service). since scanned copy lang ang required nila, di na needed ang CTC at courier service.

    Feel free to add. hehe :)
    4.


    What about advantages of paper-based application, sino po my inputs. :)
    di lahat ng visa ay puedeng i lodge online. Yung mga permanent resident visa ay lodge by courier while yung mga short stay visa like 457 visa or tourist either online or courier. cheers

    Quotes:
    "Wise men learn from their mistakes, but wiser men learn from the mistakes of others."
    'Success is when you finished what you have started."

    If you’re looking for Church in Canberra ACT Australia and you want to fellowship with Christian Filipino Australian.
    Come and join us in Jesus Is Lord Church Canberra service every Sunday at 10:30AM to 12:30PM
    Where: 53 Georgina Crescent, Kaleen ACT 2617
    (Back of Kaleen Shopping Centre)
    For more information, please PM me or visit

    http://jilcanberra.org.au

    "To God be the glory"

  • ylaiylai Kuala Lumpur
    Posts: 63Member
    Joined: Jul 01, 2011
    hello @totoyozresident :) with due respect po, i have a friend who lodged her visa 175 (permanent resident) last year online... she got her visa approved this year and is currently in Sydney since August this year. which type of resident visa po ba are you referring to na courier lng pweded? thanks po.

    Time Line:
    09-08-2011: ACS received physical documents
    10-13-2011: ACS result (PIM3, Group A)

  • TotoyOZresidentTotoyOZresident Posts: 1,335Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jun 28, 2011
    edited October 2011
    hello @totoyozresident :) with due respect po, i have a friend who lodged her visa 175 (permanent resident) last year online... she got her visa approved this year and is currently in Sydney since August this year. which type of resident visa po ba are you referring to na courier lng pweded? thanks po.
    yeah your right 175 visa can apply online, by post or by courier.

    ito nga pala ang link: http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/175/how-to-apply.htm#processing

    but not all visa application can apply online. to all applicant better to do self research in immi.gov.au... cheers

    Quotes:
    "Wise men learn from their mistakes, but wiser men learn from the mistakes of others."
    'Success is when you finished what you have started."

    If you’re looking for Church in Canberra ACT Australia and you want to fellowship with Christian Filipino Australian.
    Come and join us in Jesus Is Lord Church Canberra service every Sunday at 10:30AM to 12:30PM
    Where: 53 Georgina Crescent, Kaleen ACT 2617
    (Back of Kaleen Shopping Centre)
    For more information, please PM me or visit

    http://jilcanberra.org.au

    "To God be the glory"

  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon City
    Posts: 2,616Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jan 13, 2011
    Mas efficient po talaga ang online lodging. You can even send a query to DIAC as to how your application is progressing and they will gladly respond. Whereas if you did yours by courier, you have to contend with the logistics delay brought by such means :)

    In the case of state sponsorship, the processing time mainly depends on the state you are applying. Yung kaibigan ko po sa NSW nagpasponsor, inabot ng halos 1 taon bago nirelease ang results, so take that into consideration as well.
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