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Borders Opening on December 1 2021

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  • Capuccino_2017Capuccino_2017 Philippines
    Posts: 71Member
    Joined: Dec 15, 2020

    ANNOUNCEMENT! BORDER REOPENING FOR THE FOLLOWING VISAS FROM 1 DEC 2021.

    From 1 December 2021, fully vaccinated eligible visa holders can now travel to Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption. Eligible visa holders are people who hold the following visas:

    Subclass 200 – Refugee visa
    Subclass 201 – In-country Special Humanitarian visa
    Subclass 202 – Global Special Humanitarian visa
    Subclass 203 – Emergency Rescue visa
    Subclass 204 – Woman at Risk visa
    Subclass 300 – Prospective Marriage visa
    Subclass 400 – Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa
    Subclass 403 – Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (other streams, including Australian Agriculture Visa stream)
    Subclass 407 – Training visa
    Subclass 408 – Temporary Activity visa
    Subclass 417 – Working Holiday visa
    Subclass 449 – Humanitarian Stay (Temporary) visa
    Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa
    Subclass 461 – New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship visa
    Subclass 462 – Work and Holiday visa
    Subclass 476 – Skilled – Recognised Graduate visa
    Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa
    Subclass 485 – Temporary Graduate visa
    Subclass 489 – Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visa
    Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa
    Subclass 494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa
    Subclass 500 – Student visa
    Subclass 580 – Student Guardian visa (closed to new applicants)
    Subclass 590 – Student Guardian visa
    Subclass 785 – Temporary Protection visa
    Subclass 790 – Safe Haven Enterprise visa
    Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa
    Subclass 988 – Maritime Crew visa

    Linetdanebeecool79Admin
  • Desert_CowboyDesert_Cowboy Philippines
    Posts: 99Member
    Joined: Mar 15, 2019

    @Capuccino_2017 said:

    ANNOUNCEMENT! BORDER REOPENING FOR THE FOLLOWING VISAS FROM 1 DEC 2021.

    From 1 December 2021, fully vaccinated eligible visa holders can now travel to Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption. Eligible visa holders are people who hold the following visas:

    Subclass 200 – Refugee visa
    Subclass 201 – In-country Special Humanitarian visa
    Subclass 202 – Global Special Humanitarian visa
    Subclass 203 – Emergency Rescue visa
    Subclass 204 – Woman at Risk visa
    Subclass 300 – Prospective Marriage visa
    Subclass 400 – Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa
    Subclass 403 – Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (other streams, including Australian Agriculture Visa stream)
    Subclass 407 – Training visa
    Subclass 408 – Temporary Activity visa
    Subclass 417 – Working Holiday visa
    Subclass 449 – Humanitarian Stay (Temporary) visa
    Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa
    Subclass 461 – New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship visa
    Subclass 462 – Work and Holiday visa
    Subclass 476 – Skilled – Recognised Graduate visa
    Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa
    Subclass 485 – Temporary Graduate visa
    Subclass 489 – Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visa
    Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa
    Subclass 494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa
    Subclass 500 – Student visa
    Subclass 580 – Student Guardian visa (closed to new applicants)
    Subclass 590 – Student Guardian visa
    Subclass 785 – Temporary Protection visa
    Subclass 790 – Safe Haven Enterprise visa
    Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa
    Subclass 988 – Maritime Crew visa

    Wow amazing.

    Capuccino_2017
  • Capuccino_2017Capuccino_2017 Philippines
    Posts: 71Member
    Joined: Dec 15, 2020

    Finally good news! the long wait is over for visa holders! congratulations and all the best sa BiG MoVe nyo. Good luck guys! 😊

    ga2au
  • mariusinbrisbanemariusinbrisbane Posts: 94Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2021

    Good sign din po ba ito for 189 and 190 visa holders? I am one step closer to filing an EOI (skills assessment nalang kulang!) and I'll be sitting at 70 points.

    May mga news din akong nakikita about the surge. Sa tingin niyo po ba mapaparami yung intake nila ng migrants next year? Like siguro easing of the points competition and/or a larger visa quotas?

  • MLBSMLBS Manila
    Posts: 571Member
    Joined: Sep 11, 2016

    @mariusinbrisbane said:
    Good sign din po ba ito for 189 and 190 visa holders? I am one step closer to filing an EOI (skills assessment nalang kulang!) and I'll be sitting at 70 points.

    May mga news din akong nakikita about the surge. Sa tingin niyo po ba mapaparami yung intake nila ng migrants next year? Like siguro easing of the points competition and/or a larger visa quotas?

    For the points competition especially 189, uubusin muna ang backlog for sure. EOIs are valid for 2 years so imagine the number of people na nag lodge. Let's say ubos na ang 90 pters, next naman ang lahat ng naglodge with 85 for the last 2 years then so on and so forth. Adding to the fact that the lower the score, the higher the number of people in the backlog and also the number of invites per occupation makes the wait longer I reckon.

    Isa pang con ng pagbukas ng border ay ang influx of more applicants. More people means more competition. let's see how things turn out next year.

    233411 Electronics Engineer (Age-30, Educ-15,English proficiency-20, NAATI - 5, Single, - 10 Relative sponsorship - 15)
    95 pts total

    June 3, 2017 = Graduated from UST
    July 8, 2017 = Took IELTS GT
    July 21, 2017 = received IELTS results (LRWS = 8/9/7.5/7)
    August 11, 2017 = Lodged EA assessment (Fast track)
    September 6, 2017 = Received positive EA assessment, lodged EOI (489 Family sponsored - 60 pts)
    September 21, 2017 = Took PTE exam
    September 22, 2017 = Received PTE results (LRSW- 90/90/90/90), lodged 189 EOI (60 pts), updated 489 FS EOI (70 pts)
    September 26, 2017 = Lodged 190 EOI (NSW) 65 pts

    1 year wait... still no EOI invite. Decided to pursue student visa instead

    Course: Cert IV and Diploma - Work Health and Safety (DNA Kingston)

    October 15, 2018 = offer letter from school
    November 8, 2018 = Medical exam (St. Lukes)
    November 20, 2018 = Paid for tuition
    Novemeber 28, 2018 = Received COE
    December 2, 2018 = Lodged visa, after 1 min, granted!

    Feb 4 2019 = arrived to Perth

    Jan 5 2020 = Age increased to 30 pts
    Jan 20 2020 = Took NAATI
    Jan 26 2020 = Results for NAATI (passed) +5 pts
    Jan 27 2020 = lodged EOI 491 Family
    Feb 10 2020 = invited finally!
    Oct 8 2020 = 491 granted

  • mariusinbrisbanemariusinbrisbane Posts: 94Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2021

    @MLBS said:

    @mariusinbrisbane said:
    Good sign din po ba ito for 189 and 190 visa holders? I am one step closer to filing an EOI (skills assessment nalang kulang!) and I'll be sitting at 70 points.

    May mga news din akong nakikita about the surge. Sa tingin niyo po ba mapaparami yung intake nila ng migrants next year? Like siguro easing of the points competition and/or a larger visa quotas?

    For the points competition especially 189, uubusin muna ang backlog for sure. EOIs are valid for 2 years so imagine the number of people na nag lodge. Let's say ubos na ang 90 pters, next naman ang lahat ng naglodge with 85 for the last 2 years then so on and so forth. Adding to the fact that the lower the score, the higher the number of people in the backlog and also the number of invites per occupation makes the wait longer I reckon.

    Isa pang con ng pagbukas ng border ay ang influx of more applicants. More people means more competition. let's see how things turn out next year.

    Grabe, sana maging bright ang 2022 for us new offshore applicants!

    Capuccino_2017AuroraAustralis
  • tigerlancetigerlance Philippines
    Posts: 195Member
    Joined: Mar 09, 2018

    Finally, NSW, ACT, Victoria, here we come...

    19/04/2011 IELTS Competent L:7.0, R: 7.5, W: 6.0, S: 6.0, OBS: 6.5
    27/03/2018 PTE Proficient L:73, R: 70, W: 73, S: 78, OBS: 71
    07/07/2018 Received Passport (10 years expiry)
    08/08/2018 Received Driver's Licence 5 years
    09/10/2018 0600H EA Queued for Assessment
    29/10/2018 0530H Assessment in Progress
    29/10/2018 1200H Outcome Received (Positive)
    16/11/2019 1326H EOI Lodged 491 Family Sponsored 90 pts.
    28/11/2019 NBI Application. (HIT)
    09/12/2019 NBI Clearance Claimed at NBI Ermita for Faster processing
    09/01/2020 2100H ITA 491
    14/01/2020 Received Sponsorship Documents
    20/01/2020 Payroll Statement of Account
    27/01/2020 E medical at Nationwide Baguio
    28/01/2020 E medical No Action Required. Nationwide Submitted to DHA
    29/01/2020 Received Current Payslip
    02/02/2020 SSS Inquiry System
    07/02/2020 Reference Letter Current
    07/02/2020 Provident Fund Update
    10/02/2020 Polio Vaccination Certificate
    12/02/2020 BIR Form 2316 updated to 2019
    15/02/2020 Lodgment of Visa. Frontloaded all Docs including Form 80, 1221, 1281, medicals as per guidelines
    18/02/2020 Form 1023
    07/05/2020 CO allocated
    27/10/2020 Direct Grant. No CO Contact.
    **/*0/2021 The Big Move

  • atheleneathelene Brisbane
    Posts: 525Member
    Joined: Mar 13, 2018

    @mariusinbrisbane said:
    Good sign din po ba ito for 189 and 190 visa holders? I am one step closer to filing an EOI (skills assessment nalang kulang!) and I'll be sitting at 70 points.

    May mga news din akong nakikita about the surge. Sa tingin niyo po ba mapaparami yung intake nila ng migrants next year? Like siguro easing of the points competition and/or a larger visa quotas?

    Not much change on visa quota this year since it was announced a few months ago. Almost half of the 2021-2022 quota is allocated to family visas. Probably have to wait until July 2022 to see if this will change.

    https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/what-we-do/migration-program-planning-levels

  • mariusinbrisbanemariusinbrisbane Posts: 94Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2021

    @athelene said:

    @mariusinbrisbane said:
    Good sign din po ba ito for 189 and 190 visa holders? I am one step closer to filing an EOI (skills assessment nalang kulang!) and I'll be sitting at 70 points.

    May mga news din akong nakikita about the surge. Sa tingin niyo po ba mapaparami yung intake nila ng migrants next year? Like siguro easing of the points competition and/or a larger visa quotas?

    Not much change on visa quota this year since it was announced a few months ago. Almost half of the 2021-2022 quota is allocated to family visas. Probably have to wait until July 2022 to see if this will change.

    https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/what-we-do/migration-program-planning-levels

    Ah every July po ba nagsstart ang panibagong year sa migration? Sana may magbago this year, hopefully dumagdag yung quota for skilled migrants. Nakaka-excite pero at the same time sana mangyari haha!

  • atheleneathelene Brisbane
    Posts: 525Member
    Joined: Mar 13, 2018

    @mariusinbrisbane said:

    Ah every July po ba nagsstart ang panibagong year sa migration? Sana may magbago this year, hopefully dumagdag yung quota for skilled migrants. Nakaka-excite pero at the same time sana mangyari haha!

    The Australian financial year starts on July 1 every year, so migration quota and budgets are announced during that time.

    mariusinbrisbane
  • jennettejennette Posts: 78Member
    Joined: Jun 15, 2020

    Hi po, does it matter po ba kung saan ang magiging port of entry, for visa 491? Or required talaga kung saan ka lang state granted? TIA..

  • AdminAdmin Singapore
    Posts: 1,729Administrator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010

    Good news :)

    2010-06 : Lurker at philippines.com.au (previously the #1 Pinoy Australian Forum)
    2010-06 : Started researching on Visa 175 - Target 120pts
    2011-08 : Started prev employer document gathering for ACS skill assessment (0/4)
    2010-12 : Philippines.com.au went offline and created www.pinoyau.info
    2011-03 : 1st child born - AU dream halted
    2014-03 : ACS document - 1/5 emp ref completed
    2015-01: Promoted at work - AU dream halted
    2015-11: ACS document - 1/6 emp ref completed
    2016-09: 2nd child born - AU dream halted
    2018-09: ACS document - 6/8 emp ref completed
    2018-09: Revised all employment references and affidavit from scratch
    2019-03: Completed Revised 8/8 emp ref
    2019-03: PTE Exam - L59,R75,S62,W64 (no preparation)
    2019-07: Favorable Skills Assessment result for Software Eng
    2019-11: PTE Exam - L70,R68,S79,W68 (competent only)
    2020-02: PTE Exam - L79,R79,S86,W76 (grr lack 3pts on Writing)
    2020-03: PTE Exam - L85,R75,S87,W86 (Mar 4 - grr nag increase L, S and W but bumaba 4pts si R!!!!!)
    2020-03 PTE Exam - L81 R79 S90 W81 (Mar 9 - Salamat Lord!!!!)

  • gelangelgelangel Posts: 42Member
    Joined: May 15, 2017
    Hi :wink: Finally, good news to all of us. :blush: Ask ko lang po anyone here flying PAL on Dec 12 (MNL -SYD)?
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    Joined: May 15, 2017
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