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Inquiry: 491/489 visa

Hello Everyone!

Good day to all.
First of all thanks God, we have received our visa grant last March 11, 2020. And we are planning to move before end of March this year.
Would like to ask to those who have 489/491visa who already travelled to Australia if what are the things needed before boardingor what are the things needed by the Immigration Officer?
Do we need to seek for certificates to owwa or poea or any government agencies?

Thank you for answering.

By the way we lodge our visa application on January 19, 2020, CO Contacted us after 2 weeks for additional medical requirements, and completedall documents on February 21, 2020.
Got 70 points (55 plus 15 (for nomination)

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  • nashmacoy101nashmacoy101 Makati City
    Posts: 147Member
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    @DOXZ23 Family sponsored po ba kayo? Maybe you could consider changing dates, nasa community quarantine ang Metro Manila unti April 14, 2020.

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  • DOXZ23DOXZ23 Posts: 26Member
    Joined: Jan 21, 2020

    State sponsored kami sir.
    No problem naman sir kahit sa Clark kami magbook. Need ko lang malaman if kailangan pa ba naming magpunta ng POEA/OWWA for any certificates,..

    jessalo588
  • batmanbatman Darwin Australia
    Posts: 3,487Member, Moderator
    Joined: Oct 04, 2011

    @DOXZ23 said:
    State sponsored kami sir.
    No problem naman sir kahit sa Clark kami magbook. Need ko lang malaman if kailangan pa ba naming magpunta ng POEA/OWWA for any certificates,..

    Passport, visa at ticket lang.

    221213 External Auditor|489 - 70pts - SS NT
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    18|10|17 - Submitted NT SS application (praying for + result)
    24|04|18 - 190 not successful,
    - was offered 489 instead and accepted offer
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  • EricLuckyEricLucky Posts: 35Member
    Joined: Jul 31, 2019

    @nashmacoy101 said:
    @DOXZ23 Family sponsored po ba kayo? Maybe you could consider changing dates, nasa community quarantine ang Metro Manila unti April 14, 2020.

    Wala pa naman travel ban. Pero I am interested how they will classify 491 visa holders. Since hindi PR, is that mean if they imposed travel ban againts Pinas, 491 visa holders cannot enter AU?

    https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/current-alerts/novel-coronavirus

  • nashmacoy101nashmacoy101 Makati City
    Posts: 147Member
    Joined: Jul 13, 2017

    @DOXZ23 nice sir congrats po! ayun pede nga po kayo sa Clark.
    @EricLucky meron na pong travel ban in and out of Metro Manila effective March 15 to April 14 subject to daily monitoring.

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    01.2020 - back on track sa AU dream (sana magtuloy-tuloy na!)
    12.2017 - 12.2019: 2 years hiatus
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  • EricLuckyEricLucky Posts: 35Member
    Joined: Jul 31, 2019

    @nashmacoy101 said:
    @DOXZ23 nice sir congrats po! ayun pede nga po kayo sa Clark.
    @EricLucky meron na pong travel ban in and out of Metro Manila effective March 15 to April 14 subject to daily monitoring.

    I am referring to travel ban of Australia. Napanood ko message ng Australian PM last night and he concern is keeping mga tao safe and yung trabaho ng mga nandoon specially mga casual or part-time.

    nashmacoy101
  • DOXZ23DOXZ23 Posts: 26Member
    Joined: Jan 21, 2020

    @batman said:

    @DOXZ23 said:
    State sponsored kami sir.
    No problem naman sir kahit sa Clark kami magbook. Need ko lang malaman if kailangan pa ba naming magpunta ng POEA/OWWA for any certificates,..

    Passport, visa at ticket lang.

    Thank you sir!

  • DOXZ23DOXZ23 Posts: 26Member
    Joined: Jan 21, 2020

    As the moment, the country is not yet banned in Australia, meaning we can still continue to book for our flight.

    As I've said, we are planning to do it last Week of March.

  • CrischuCrischu Posts: 33Member
    Joined: Apr 14, 2020

    Hello po sa mga nag arrive na po ng Australian under 489/491 visa, ask ko lang po ano mga inasikaso nyo pagdating ng Au?
    Required din po ba tayo kumuha ng TFN and apply ng Centrelink?

    All I know is we are eligble to apply for Medicare.

    Salamat po sa mga sasagot. 🙂

  • LinetdaneLinetdane Posts: 222Member
    Joined: Jun 02, 2019

    Question po sa 491/489 na nakakuha ng travel exemption, anu po naging grounds nyo para maapprove?

    ANZSCO 233311 (Electrical Engineer)
    Age: 30 Language: 10 Experience: 10 Education: 15 Partner: 10 FS: 15

    Subclass 491 (Family Sponsored) Granted: May 28, 2021

    "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask--we know that we have what we asked of him." 1 John 5:14-15

  • bob88bob88 singapore
    Posts: 42Member
    Joined: Mar 09, 2017

    Yeah curious din. Akala ko may travel ban for non-PRs/non-citizens/non-exempted travellers. Kasi ang 489/491 is temporary visa, so unless nakakuha kayo ng "travel exemption" I doubt na papasukin ka at this time. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.

    jennette
  • JosefJosef Posts: 8Member
    Joined: Nov 22, 2021

    Hi everyone! Just confirming, since Au borders are open already... for visa 491 holders exiting the Philippines, no CFO/PDOS or OWWA/POEA clearances or certificates are needed at Philippine immigration? Just passport, ticket and visa grant notice?

    Ambiguous kasi status ng 491, parang in-between ng work and immigrant visa!

    Thanks in advance for responding!

  • LinetdaneLinetdane Posts: 222Member
    Joined: Jun 02, 2019

    @Josef said:
    Hi everyone! Just confirming, since Au borders are open already... for visa 491 holders exiting the Philippines, no CFO/PDOS or OWWA/POEA clearances or certificates are needed at Philippine immigration? Just passport, ticket and visa grant notice?

    Ambiguous kasi status ng 491, parang in-between ng work and immigrant visa!

    Thanks in advance for responding!

    Wala pong kailangan pag 489/491 need lang magbayad ng travel tax. Hehe.

    ANZSCO 233311 (Electrical Engineer)
    Age: 30 Language: 10 Experience: 10 Education: 15 Partner: 10 FS: 15

    Subclass 491 (Family Sponsored) Granted: May 28, 2021

    "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask--we know that we have what we asked of him." 1 John 5:14-15

  • JosefJosef Posts: 8Member
    Joined: Nov 22, 2021

    @Linetdane said:

    @Josef said:
    Hi everyone! Just confirming, since Au borders are open already... for visa 491 holders exiting the Philippines, no CFO/PDOS or OWWA/POEA clearances or certificates are needed at Philippine immigration? Just passport, ticket and visa grant notice?

    Ambiguous kasi status ng 491, parang in-between ng work and immigrant visa!

    Thanks in advance for responding!

    Wala pong kailangan pag 489/491 need lang magbayad ng travel tax. Hehe.

    Thanks a lot! Slowly doing research and planning for the big move na hehe

  • matb_09matb_09 Posts: 41Member
    Joined: Jan 04, 2019

    Hello All,
    Happy new year po sa lahat! Magtatanong po sana ko about 491. Sabi kc ng agent ko by January 2022 magoopen ang 491 sa NSW. Pinapapili nya ko kung anong preferred ko na region based on my job, family needs, school, proximity to Sydney, etc. Since based sya sa AU, tinanong ko kung may marerecommend sya pero ayaw nya magrecommend baka daw kc sya ang sisihin ko. hehe

    Baka po meron dito may idea kung san pinaka okay na region sa NSW? My nature of work is IT - business analyst. My wife is also in the field of IT and we have a 6 yr old son. Searching naman ako sa net pero wala ko masyadong makita info about regional. Baka meron dito may idea. hehe

    Salamat po in advance. Happy new year to all!!

  • mathilde9mathilde9 Posts: 32Member
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    Hi. Anyone here who was able to submit their ROI for NSW nomination already? Thanks! Happy 2022!

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  • zacksogenzacksogen Posts: 5Member
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    @mathilde9 said:
    Hi. Anyone here who was able to submit their ROI for NSW nomination already? Thanks! Happy 2022!

    submitted my ROI for NSW. ANZSCO 263312

    mathilde9DHIRALY
  • nelskiinelskii Posts: 4Member
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    @zacksogen said:

    @mathilde9 said:
    Hi. Anyone here who was able to submit their ROI for NSW nomination already? Thanks! Happy 2022!

    submitted my ROI for NSW. ANZSCO 263312

    @mathilde9 said:
    Hi. Anyone here who was able to submit their ROI for NSW nomination already? Thanks! Happy 2022!

    My agent submitted na rin my ROI. Praying to get positive results.

    mathilde9
  • tmasunciontmasuncion Dubai
    Posts: 317Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2017

    Hi guys. Quick question for my sis in law who's applying for 491. They're still waiting for their invitation and she just gave birth 5 days ago.. The agent is asking around 1800$ to update their eoi with their new baby as their dependent.. For me this is rediculous.. Is it really that hard of a process to update? Do you think they can raise a complaint?

    ANZCO COD: 263111 || Computer Network and Systems Engineer
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    00.00.0000 || Contemplating for the entire 2016, some miscommunication between my agent as well. Luckily I made it still!
    08.26.2017 || Received Skills Assessment Results from ACS. Praise the Lord!
    06.06.2018 || PTE first attempt: L:81 R: 77 Speaking: 90 W: 82 (2 Points more for Reading! need a superior score, SMH)
    06.12.2018 || PTE 2nd attempt: L:86 R:87 S: 80 W: 79 (Finally got my desired score! Superior! Praises to God!)
    06.25.2018 || Submitted EOI for Visa 189 and 190 NSW (Felt good to submit EOI, little did I know it was just the beginning...)
    12.11.2018 || To God the Glory! Received Visa 189 ITA! Got teary-eyed on this day! called my mom in the Philippines!
    12.18.2018 || Received Wife's Dubai Police Clearance.
    01.12.2019 || Received my Dubai Police Clearance.
    01.14.2019 || Received my SG Police Clearance! worked here between from 2010 to 2011.
    01.16.2019 || Received NBI Clearance from the Philippines. (This took around 2 weeks)
    02.04.2019 || Lodge visa 189 Application!
    02.05 2019 || Schedule the Medical Examination.
    12.17.2019 || Best Christmas gift ever! The day we got our Grant! All the glory and praises to Him!
    04.01.2020 || Initial Entry (Tentative Date)
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  • hikarihikari Australia
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    @tmasuncion said:
    Hi guys. Quick question for my sis in law who's applying for 491. They're still waiting for their invitation and she just gave birth 5 days ago.. The agent is asking around 1800$ to update their eoi with their new baby as their dependent.. For me this is rediculous.. Is it really that hard of a process to update? Do you think they can raise a complaint?

    For me $1800 is too much for updating an EOI only. Wala pa palang invitation. Better look for another agent, or update it by yourself. Or baka ang mnmean nya ay yung $1800 ay additional processing fee na for her child (for the entire visa process).

    tmasuncion

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  • nelskiinelskii Posts: 4Member
    Joined: Jan 06, 2022

    @tmasuncion said:
    Hi guys. Quick question for my sis in law who's applying for 491. They're still waiting for their invitation and she just gave birth 5 days ago.. The agent is asking around 1800$ to update their eoi with their new baby as their dependent.. For me this is rediculous.. Is it really that hard of a process to update? Do you think they can raise a complaint?

    Updates in EOI is normal and my agent is not charging me naman. However, this is a different case from simply updating the EOI. It might be because the baby will now be added to the application. If I am not mistaken, ang rate ng agent depends kung ilan ang kasama sa application if not per family member. Unless they started with the agent knowing that there will be an additional family member on the way at nakasama sa initial quote and now asking for additional payment, then that is a different story. Better clarify this with the agent first before raising any complaints.

    tmasuncion
  • tmasunciontmasuncion Dubai
    Posts: 317Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2017

    Thanks @nelskii and @hikari ...actually you're right.. they started with the agent nong wala pa silang baby and they didn't expect na ma buntis yung asawa nya. yung sis in law ko naman hindi nila inupdate yung agent nila. and now i'm just thinking because of that, the agent is taking advantage of their situation.. so yun cguro that's why the agent is charging them this big amount for them to add the baby is the dependent.

    but that being said, it's just to much! 1800 USD to add a dependent applicant? they don't even have the ITA yet.. they just lodged they EOI 10-12 months ago in TAS and SA...

    any inputs or advise will surely help.

    ANZCO COD: 263111 || Computer Network and Systems Engineer
    12.18.2015 || Signed up with a migration agent. Tried DIY to no avail! LOL!
    00.00.0000 || Contemplating for the entire 2016, some miscommunication between my agent as well. Luckily I made it still!
    08.26.2017 || Received Skills Assessment Results from ACS. Praise the Lord!
    06.06.2018 || PTE first attempt: L:81 R: 77 Speaking: 90 W: 82 (2 Points more for Reading! need a superior score, SMH)
    06.12.2018 || PTE 2nd attempt: L:86 R:87 S: 80 W: 79 (Finally got my desired score! Superior! Praises to God!)
    06.25.2018 || Submitted EOI for Visa 189 and 190 NSW (Felt good to submit EOI, little did I know it was just the beginning...)
    12.11.2018 || To God the Glory! Received Visa 189 ITA! Got teary-eyed on this day! called my mom in the Philippines!
    12.18.2018 || Received Wife's Dubai Police Clearance.
    01.12.2019 || Received my Dubai Police Clearance.
    01.14.2019 || Received my SG Police Clearance! worked here between from 2010 to 2011.
    01.16.2019 || Received NBI Clearance from the Philippines. (This took around 2 weeks)
    02.04.2019 || Lodge visa 189 Application!
    02.05 2019 || Schedule the Medical Examination.
    12.17.2019 || Best Christmas gift ever! The day we got our Grant! All the glory and praises to Him!
    04.01.2020 || Initial Entry (Tentative Date)
    07.20.2020 || Big Move Day!
    Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, "declares the Lord," Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

  • nelskiinelskii Posts: 4Member
    Joined: Jan 06, 2022

    @tmasuncion said:
    Thanks @nelskii and @hikari ...actually you're right.. they started with the agent nong wala pa silang baby and they didn't expect na ma buntis yung asawa nya. yung sis in law ko naman hindi nila inupdate yung agent nila. and now i'm just thinking because of that, the agent is taking advantage of their situation.. so yun cguro that's why the agent is charging them this big amount for them to add the baby is the dependent.

    but that being said, it's just to much! 1800 USD to add a dependent applicant? they don't even have the ITA yet.. they just lodged they EOI 10-12 months ago in TAS and SA...

    any inputs or advise will surely help.

    No worries! Baka it will help them na balikan yun quote at previous conversations nila with the agent regarding the fee. Like per tao ba yun rate ni agent, etc. Ask rin kung gano ba magiging ka-tedious ang paperworks baka mas maintindihan nila bakit ganyan kataas ang amount na hinihingi sa kanila.

    I hope Ms. Rhea, @RheaMARN1171933 can shed some light if the amount is acceptable for this case or it really is too much for the paperworks since baby pa nman yun additional dependent. Alam ko agent siya eh.

    tmasuncion
  • RheaMARN1171933RheaMARN1171933 Posts: 1,954Member, Administrator, Moderator
    Joined: Mar 10, 2016
    edited January 12

    @nelskii said:

    @tmasuncion said:
    Thanks @nelskii and @hikari ...actually you're right.. they started with the agent nong wala pa silang baby and they didn't expect na ma buntis yung asawa nya. yung sis in law ko naman hindi nila inupdate yung agent nila. and now i'm just thinking because of that, the agent is taking advantage of their situation.. so yun cguro that's why the agent is charging them this big amount for them to add the baby is the dependent.

    but that being said, it's just to much! 1800 USD to add a dependent applicant? they don't even have the ITA yet.. they just lodged they EOI 10-12 months ago in TAS and SA...

    any inputs or advise will surely help.

    No worries! Baka it will help them na balikan yun quote at previous conversations nila with the agent regarding the fee. Like per tao ba yun rate ni agent, etc. Ask rin kung gano ba magiging ka-tedious ang paperworks baka mas maintindihan nila bakit ganyan kataas ang amount na hinihingi sa kanila.

    I hope Ms. Rhea, @RheaMARN1171933 can shed some light if the amount is acceptable for this case or it really is too much for the paperworks since baby pa nman yun additional dependent. Alam ko agent siya eh.

    We don’t actually put additional charges on dependents. Whether you’re single or with dependents as long as we’ll only be doing one skills assessment (for the main applicant only) it’s the same rate for us. We’ve just had a client contacted us re their newborn. We just updated his EOI, and that was it. It didn’t cost them anything.

    I can’t speak for other agencies though. Each will have their own way of charging fees but I guess it’s all about choosing the right one (for you) from the very start. Sadly, most agencies see clients as just numbers but there are those who value integrity over other things. You’ll be able to identify one and differentiate one from the other from the first point of contact pa lang. just bear in mind, high fees won’t mean they are good and higher chance of your case being handled more efficiently.

    tmasuncioncaspersushi24
  • tmasunciontmasuncion Dubai
    Posts: 317Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2017

    @RheaMARN1171933 thanks for sharing your insights. it's actually the same agency that help me get my visa. despite that, I really didn't like their service at all.

    ANZCO COD: 263111 || Computer Network and Systems Engineer
    12.18.2015 || Signed up with a migration agent. Tried DIY to no avail! LOL!
    00.00.0000 || Contemplating for the entire 2016, some miscommunication between my agent as well. Luckily I made it still!
    08.26.2017 || Received Skills Assessment Results from ACS. Praise the Lord!
    06.06.2018 || PTE first attempt: L:81 R: 77 Speaking: 90 W: 82 (2 Points more for Reading! need a superior score, SMH)
    06.12.2018 || PTE 2nd attempt: L:86 R:87 S: 80 W: 79 (Finally got my desired score! Superior! Praises to God!)
    06.25.2018 || Submitted EOI for Visa 189 and 190 NSW (Felt good to submit EOI, little did I know it was just the beginning...)
    12.11.2018 || To God the Glory! Received Visa 189 ITA! Got teary-eyed on this day! called my mom in the Philippines!
    12.18.2018 || Received Wife's Dubai Police Clearance.
    01.12.2019 || Received my Dubai Police Clearance.
    01.14.2019 || Received my SG Police Clearance! worked here between from 2010 to 2011.
    01.16.2019 || Received NBI Clearance from the Philippines. (This took around 2 weeks)
    02.04.2019 || Lodge visa 189 Application!
    02.05 2019 || Schedule the Medical Examination.
    12.17.2019 || Best Christmas gift ever! The day we got our Grant! All the glory and praises to Him!
    04.01.2020 || Initial Entry (Tentative Date)
    07.20.2020 || Big Move Day!
    Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, "declares the Lord," Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

  • tmasunciontmasuncion Dubai
    Posts: 317Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2017
    edited January 12

    @RheaMARN1171933 what if lalabas yung ITA tapos hindi na update yung application na mai bata? what are the consequences? and how much would it cost to apply for the baby's visa?

    ANZCO COD: 263111 || Computer Network and Systems Engineer
    12.18.2015 || Signed up with a migration agent. Tried DIY to no avail! LOL!
    00.00.0000 || Contemplating for the entire 2016, some miscommunication between my agent as well. Luckily I made it still!
    08.26.2017 || Received Skills Assessment Results from ACS. Praise the Lord!
    06.06.2018 || PTE first attempt: L:81 R: 77 Speaking: 90 W: 82 (2 Points more for Reading! need a superior score, SMH)
    06.12.2018 || PTE 2nd attempt: L:86 R:87 S: 80 W: 79 (Finally got my desired score! Superior! Praises to God!)
    06.25.2018 || Submitted EOI for Visa 189 and 190 NSW (Felt good to submit EOI, little did I know it was just the beginning...)
    12.11.2018 || To God the Glory! Received Visa 189 ITA! Got teary-eyed on this day! called my mom in the Philippines!
    12.18.2018 || Received Wife's Dubai Police Clearance.
    01.12.2019 || Received my Dubai Police Clearance.
    01.14.2019 || Received my SG Police Clearance! worked here between from 2010 to 2011.
    01.16.2019 || Received NBI Clearance from the Philippines. (This took around 2 weeks)
    02.04.2019 || Lodge visa 189 Application!
    02.05 2019 || Schedule the Medical Examination.
    12.17.2019 || Best Christmas gift ever! The day we got our Grant! All the glory and praises to Him!
    04.01.2020 || Initial Entry (Tentative Date)
    07.20.2020 || Big Move Day!
    Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, "declares the Lord," Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

  • RheaMARN1171933RheaMARN1171933 Posts: 1,954Member, Administrator, Moderator
    Joined: Mar 10, 2016
    edited January 12

    @tmasuncion said:
    @RheaMARN1171933 what if lalabas yung ITA tapos hindi na update yung application na mai bata? what are the consequences? and how much would it cost to apply for the baby's visa?

    There’s a form to complete during visa application to add the baby but I wouldn’t advice this given your situation. Firstly you don’t know when you get the invite, maybe in a year’s time? It can be subject to issues later on so best is to update the eoi. I can’t even consider such scenario you’re asking since from an agent’s perspective, it’s auto pilot for me to make sure all actions done on cases won’t result to issues that may complicate the case. Do things by the book so you can’t be faulted

    It’s half of the fee for the spouse. You can easily Google this amount or ask your agent. It’s $1k plus I think. They change it every year, I will need to check my end. Sorry that’s admin part hindi ko memorise pricing lol

    tmasuncion
  • tmasunciontmasuncion Dubai
    Posts: 317Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2017
    edited January 14

    @RheaMARN1171933 so you're saying, it's still possible to add the baby during the actually visa application right? But you recommend to update the EOI prior to getting an ITA.
    Cuz right now, 1 year has passed for my sister-in-law and his husband, and they're only at 70 points as a "cook." ... the primary applicant is my SIL's hubby. And he's a bit sceptical on getting the ITA now that a year has passed. he said "why would I pay around 1,800 USD just to update my EOI? that's not even the actual visa application yet?"

    ANZCO COD: 263111 || Computer Network and Systems Engineer
    12.18.2015 || Signed up with a migration agent. Tried DIY to no avail! LOL!
    00.00.0000 || Contemplating for the entire 2016, some miscommunication between my agent as well. Luckily I made it still!
    08.26.2017 || Received Skills Assessment Results from ACS. Praise the Lord!
    06.06.2018 || PTE first attempt: L:81 R: 77 Speaking: 90 W: 82 (2 Points more for Reading! need a superior score, SMH)
    06.12.2018 || PTE 2nd attempt: L:86 R:87 S: 80 W: 79 (Finally got my desired score! Superior! Praises to God!)
    06.25.2018 || Submitted EOI for Visa 189 and 190 NSW (Felt good to submit EOI, little did I know it was just the beginning...)
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  • haringkingkingharingkingking Posts: 152Member
    Joined: Feb 17, 2020

    @tmasuncion said:
    Thanks @nelskii and @hikari ...actually you're right.. they started with the agent nong wala pa silang baby and they didn't expect na ma buntis yung asawa nya. yung sis in law ko naman hindi nila inupdate yung agent nila. and now i'm just thinking because of that, the agent is taking advantage of their situation.. so yun cguro that's why the agent is charging them this big amount for them to add the baby is the dependent.

    but that being said, it's just to much! 1800 USD to add a dependent applicant? they don't even have the ITA yet.. they just lodged they EOI 10-12 months ago in TAS and SA...

    any inputs or advise will surely help.

    I think baka need lang po i-clarify sa agent kung ano 'yung kasama sa 1800USD na "chinacharge" niya. > @tmasuncion said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 so you're saying, it's still possible to add the baby during the actually visa application right? But you recommend to update the EOI prior to getting an ITA.
    Cuz right now, 1 year has passed for my sister-in-law and his husband, and they're only at 70 points as a "cook." ... the primary applicant is my SIL's hubby. And he's a bit sceptical on getting the ITA now that a year has passed. he said "why would I pay around 1,800 USD just to update my EOI? that's not even the actual visa application yet?"

    Good morning! :) First of all, madali lang i-update ang EOI to add their dependent. Since may baby na sila, need talaga i-update ang EOI no matter what, unless hindi nila isasama ang baby. Since wala pa naman silang ITA, it's so simple now to add the baby as dependent. Usually, pwede pa rin mag-add ng dependent (baby) kahit may ITA na and ongoing na ang visa application, meron lang form and supporting docs na need i-submit. Pero mas complicated pa 'yun as mentioned as well by Ms. Rhea.

    Costing/fee ng agent is another thing. Need nila i-clarify nang maigi 'yun. At the end of the day, they need to decide kung gusto nila ituloy ang application. If namamahalan sila sa 1800$ na fee ng agent, which is talaga namang mahal kung para lang sa pag-update the EOI, they can opt to find another agent or they can DIY.

    Pero bottomline is, it is the right time to update the EOI para walang complications later on, kung talagang ipu-push nila ang application nila. And need nila i-clear ano ba talaga ang inclusive sa fee na sinasabi ng agent nila. Anyway, good luck sa kanila! :)

    tmasuncion

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  • RheaMARN1171933RheaMARN1171933 Posts: 1,954Member, Administrator, Moderator
    Joined: Mar 10, 2016
    edited January 14

    @tmasuncion said:
    @RheaMARN1171933 so you're saying, it's still possible to add the baby during the actually visa application right? But you recommend to update the EOI prior to getting an ITA.
    Cuz right now, 1 year has passed for my sister-in-law and his husband, and they're only at 70 points as a "cook." ... the primary applicant is my SIL's hubby. And he's a bit sceptical on getting the ITA now that a year has passed. he said "why would I pay around 1,800 USD just to update my EOI? that's not even the actual visa application yet?"

    Yes there is a form which refers to corrections but this is very technical now and if you’re not an agent could be complicated to deal with so I wouldn’t advice that path.

    The EOI needs to be updated as soon as there’s a change in circumstance. I think a small admin fee to update can be justified vs the amount mentioned. Perhaps worth clarifying this with the agent. Could it be possible that the fee refers to the additional cost which includes the visa application fee?

    tmasuncion
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