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Advice for Working Visa: 189 vs 190 vs 491

Hi guys! I was trying to look for answers dito sa forum kaso medyo na overwhelm din ako sa wealth of info available. I wanted to ask for advice sa scenario namin ng husband ko.

Both of us are working in IT and we're interested in migrating to AU in the long term. Ideal sana samin yung visa 189 or 190 pero based lang sa mga nabasa ko dito, it seems napaka competitive tsaka it can take years before you receive ITA.

In this case, would it make sense to go for 491? Can we lodge multiple EOIs with different visa types, tapos either ako main applicant or siya? For visa 491 kasi medyo confused kami, should we both log applications for this visa, tas whoever gets invited first yun kukunin? Paano po yung partner dito,separate visa application nlng?

Would appreciate any inputs from anyone in the same boat. Thank you!

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  • hikarihikari Australia
    Posts: 209Member
    Joined: May 29, 2018

    @nahtzko said:
    Hi guys! I was trying to look for answers dito sa forum kaso medyo na overwhelm din ako sa wealth of info available. I wanted to ask for advice sa scenario namin ng husband ko.

    Both of us are working in IT and we're interested in migrating to AU in the long term. Ideal sana samin yung visa 189 or 190 pero based lang sa mga nabasa ko dito, it seems napaka competitive tsaka it can take years before you receive ITA.

    In this case, would it make sense to go for 491? Can we lodge multiple EOIs with different visa types, tapos either ako main applicant or siya? For visa 491 kasi medyo confused kami, should we both log applications for this visa, tas whoever gets invited first yun kukunin? Paano po yung partner dito,separate visa application nlng?

    Would appreciate any inputs from anyone in the same boat. Thank you!

    In my opinion, it is much better to lodge multiple EOIs - 189, 190, 491. More entries, more chances of winning :) As of the moment, 189 invites have stagnated. Hindi kaaya aya ang trend ng 189 invites ngayon regardless if you're onshore or offshore applicants. When it comes to 190 naman, each state has its own requirements such as # of yrs work experience, studies, or if you're already living there. You might want to check each state if you're eligible to submit an EOI.

    Since ang government ay nagffocus na dumami ang mga tao sa regional, mas pinapaburan nila ang 491 invites ngayon. Kaya kung offshore ka at nakareceive ka ng 491 invite, grab it na! You'll never know kung kelan sila magiinvite for 189 or 190.

    Both of you can lodge EOI, wala naman kaso yun. Declare nyo isa't isa as spouse na may positive skills assessment so both of you can get additional 10 points, and yes you are correct, whoever gets invited first will become the main applicant and their partner is the dependent. Basta i-declare nyo lang ang isa't isa sa EOI nyo :) Hindi nyo need magseparate ng visa application. Please remember lang din na once you've received your invite, cancel your other EOIs so can give chance to others :)

    Master of Software Engineering

    Jun 2018 Started AU Dreams
    Aug 2018 Started inquiring about Student Visa pathway - AECC Global and KOKOS International
    30-Aug-18 Got an offer with a full scholarship from Macquarie University Course: Master of Information Technology | Application Date: August 20, 2018
    14-Sep-18 Got a conditional offer from Deakin University | Course: Grad Cert + Master IT | Application Date: August 20, 2018
    10-Oct-18 1st PTE-A Exam
    15-Oct-18 Got a full offer from Deakin University
    20-Nov-18 Tuition Fee Payment
    23-Nov-18 Received CoE from Deakin University
    27-Nov-18 Insurance Payment (Medibank)
    29-Nov-18 Medical at St Luke's BGC | Health Clearance Provided - No Actions Required
    12-Dec-18 Student Visa lodgement
    14-Dec-18 CO asked an additional de facto documents (Evidence of same home address)
    19-Dec-18 Uploaded all documents to immi portal (Waiting time!!!)
    02-Jan-19 Visa Grant!
    Jun 2019 IT Grad Cert completed at Deakin Uni
    Aug 2019 First Day in Uni Adelaide

  • nahtzkonahtzko Posts: 9Member
    Joined: Jul 16, 2021

    @hikari Yes that makes sense. Thanks sa response! Mukhang pahirapan nga ang PR ngayon, so siguro better option na yung 491 para makapasok agad sa AU tas maka.add ng points once we do apply for OR.

    Ask ko din sana if nakadeclare yung spouse as dependent sa 491 na EOI, would they be able to work din sa AU? Understanding ko is that they will also be granted 491 visa (if ever successful yung application) which means same rights as the main applicant noh?

  • nahtzkonahtzko Posts: 9Member
    Joined: Jul 16, 2021

    Additional question din pala.. If multiple EOIs lodged, OK lang ba na same account / email address gamitin? May limitation ba, apart from needing to cancel the other EOIs once may invite na?

  • magueromaguero Adelaide
    Posts: 659Member
    Joined: Oct 24, 2016

    @nahtzko said:
    @hikari Yes that makes sense. Thanks sa response! Mukhang pahirapan nga ang PR ngayon, so siguro better option na yung 491 para makapasok agad sa AU tas maka.add ng points once we do apply for OR.

    Ask ko din sana if nakadeclare yung spouse as dependent sa 491 na EOI, would they be able to work din sa AU? Understanding ko is that they will also be granted 491 visa (if ever successful yung application) which means same rights as the main applicant noh?

    Yung 491 visa has a direct pathway to PR. Once you comply with the visa conditions to live & work in a regional area for 3 years & earn the minimum salary required during those 3 years pwede na kayo mag-apply for the 191 PR visa. Hindi nyo na kailangan mag-add ng points kasi wala nang invitation needed to apply for PR.

    nahtzko
  • nahtzkonahtzko Posts: 9Member
    Joined: Jul 16, 2021

    @maguero said:

    @nahtzko said:
    @hikari Yes that makes sense. Thanks sa response! Mukhang pahirapan nga ang PR ngayon, so siguro better option na yung 491 para makapasok agad sa AU tas maka.add ng points once we do apply for OR.

    Ask ko din sana if nakadeclare yung spouse as dependent sa 491 na EOI, would they be able to work din sa AU? Understanding ko is that they will also be granted 491 visa (if ever successful yung application) which means same rights as the main applicant noh?

    Yung 491 visa has a direct pathway to PR. Once you comply with the visa conditions to live & work in a regional area for 3 years & earn the minimum salary required during those 3 years pwede na kayo mag-apply for the 191 PR visa. Hindi nyo na kailangan mag-add ng points kasi wala nang invitation needed to apply for PR.

    Oooh that's interesting! So hindi na points based tong 191 visa noh. Bago lang pala to. And I assume once na PR ka na, you're no longer required to stay sa regional area, if ever.

  • magueromaguero Adelaide
    Posts: 659Member
    Joined: Oct 24, 2016

    @nahtzko said:

    @maguero said:

    @nahtzko said:
    @hikari Yes that makes sense. Thanks sa response! Mukhang pahirapan nga ang PR ngayon, so siguro better option na yung 491 para makapasok agad sa AU tas maka.add ng points once we do apply for OR.

    Ask ko din sana if nakadeclare yung spouse as dependent sa 491 na EOI, would they be able to work din sa AU? Understanding ko is that they will also be granted 491 visa (if ever successful yung application) which means same rights as the main applicant noh?

    Yung 491 visa has a direct pathway to PR. Once you comply with the visa conditions to live & work in a regional area for 3 years & earn the minimum salary required during those 3 years pwede na kayo mag-apply for the 191 PR visa. Hindi nyo na kailangan mag-add ng points kasi wala nang invitation needed to apply for PR.

    Oooh that's interesting! So hindi na points based tong 191 visa noh. Bago lang pala to. And I assume once na PR ka na, you're no longer required to stay sa regional area, if ever.

    I'm under a 489 visa, which is the one na pinalitan ng 491 visa. Ang PR pathway ng 489 visa is the 887 visa. Naglodge ako ng application for the 887 visa the day after I complied with the 489 visa requirements. Once you lodge a PR visa application and you are onshore, you will be given a bridging visa. The bridging visa takes effect as soon as the 489 visa expires kung hindi pa granted yung PR visa. Pwede na lumipat to live and work anywhere in Australia once the bridging visa becomes active. Hindi na kailangan antayin ma-grant yung PR. Baka ganyan din yung 491 to 191 visa.

    nahtzko
  • nahtzkonahtzko Posts: 9Member
    Joined: Jul 16, 2021

    @maguero Thanks po for the response! Medyo nagka hope naman ako sa mga inputs nnyo. Hehe

  • hikarihikari Australia
    Posts: 209Member
    Joined: May 29, 2018

    @nahtzko said:

    @maguero said:

    @nahtzko said:
    @hikari Yes that makes sense. Thanks sa response! Mukhang pahirapan nga ang PR ngayon, so siguro better option na yung 491 para makapasok agad sa AU tas maka.add ng points once we do apply for OR.

    Ask ko din sana if nakadeclare yung spouse as dependent sa 491 na EOI, would they be able to work din sa AU? Understanding ko is that they will also be granted 491 visa (if ever successful yung application) which means same rights as the main applicant noh?

    Yung 491 visa has a direct pathway to PR. Once you comply with the visa conditions to live & work in a regional area for 3 years & earn the minimum salary required during those 3 years pwede na kayo mag-apply for the 191 PR visa. Hindi nyo na kailangan mag-add ng points kasi wala nang invitation needed to apply for PR.

    Oooh that's interesting! So hindi na points based tong 191 visa noh. Bago lang pala to. And I assume once na PR ka na, you're no longer required to stay sa regional area, if ever.

    Yep no work restriction ang 491 kaya pwede magwork yung hubby mo. Entitled din sa Medicare ang 491 visa holders. May requirement lang yung 191 para makapagapply kayo. 1) You need to at least have 53k annual income for 3 consecutive years 2) You need to live in designated regional place for 3 years. Not sure kung meron pang ibang requirements, you may check the immi website for more info.

    nahtzko

    Master of Software Engineering

    Jun 2018 Started AU Dreams
    Aug 2018 Started inquiring about Student Visa pathway - AECC Global and KOKOS International
    30-Aug-18 Got an offer with a full scholarship from Macquarie University Course: Master of Information Technology | Application Date: August 20, 2018
    14-Sep-18 Got a conditional offer from Deakin University | Course: Grad Cert + Master IT | Application Date: August 20, 2018
    10-Oct-18 1st PTE-A Exam
    15-Oct-18 Got a full offer from Deakin University
    20-Nov-18 Tuition Fee Payment
    23-Nov-18 Received CoE from Deakin University
    27-Nov-18 Insurance Payment (Medibank)
    29-Nov-18 Medical at St Luke's BGC | Health Clearance Provided - No Actions Required
    12-Dec-18 Student Visa lodgement
    14-Dec-18 CO asked an additional de facto documents (Evidence of same home address)
    19-Dec-18 Uploaded all documents to immi portal (Waiting time!!!)
    02-Jan-19 Visa Grant!
    Jun 2019 IT Grad Cert completed at Deakin Uni
    Aug 2019 First Day in Uni Adelaide

  • hikarihikari Australia
    Posts: 209Member
    Joined: May 29, 2018

    @nahtzko said:
    Additional question din pala.. If multiple EOIs lodged, OK lang ba na same account / email address gamitin? May limitation ba, apart from needing to cancel the other EOIs once may invite na?

    You can use the same email address and there's no limit to submitting EOIs.

    nahtzko

    Master of Software Engineering

    Jun 2018 Started AU Dreams
    Aug 2018 Started inquiring about Student Visa pathway - AECC Global and KOKOS International
    30-Aug-18 Got an offer with a full scholarship from Macquarie University Course: Master of Information Technology | Application Date: August 20, 2018
    14-Sep-18 Got a conditional offer from Deakin University | Course: Grad Cert + Master IT | Application Date: August 20, 2018
    10-Oct-18 1st PTE-A Exam
    15-Oct-18 Got a full offer from Deakin University
    20-Nov-18 Tuition Fee Payment
    23-Nov-18 Received CoE from Deakin University
    27-Nov-18 Insurance Payment (Medibank)
    29-Nov-18 Medical at St Luke's BGC | Health Clearance Provided - No Actions Required
    12-Dec-18 Student Visa lodgement
    14-Dec-18 CO asked an additional de facto documents (Evidence of same home address)
    19-Dec-18 Uploaded all documents to immi portal (Waiting time!!!)
    02-Jan-19 Visa Grant!
    Jun 2019 IT Grad Cert completed at Deakin Uni
    Aug 2019 First Day in Uni Adelaide

  • RheaMARN1171933RheaMARN1171933 Posts: 2,032Member, Administrator, Moderator
    Joined: Mar 10, 2016

    First of all, it’s too early to decide on what visa to apply for. Just be confined for now that you have 3 visa options - 189,190 and 491. Your focus should be your skills assessment application as this is your make and break. Between now and until you’re ready to lodge your EOI, a lot of things can change in terms. Hence this is when you become strategic and decide to choose ideally which visa to express interest for. Usually I still keep things open for my clients at this point and discuss with them which state are open to nominate and which one (based on previous experience on other cases) are likely to select you to apply for their state/regional nomination application.

    Things can be overwhelming right now. You’ll find the more you research the more you realise it’s not a straightforward process so make sure you allocate sufficient time to research and that the info you’re getting would be the most uptodate process. E cause like I said, things change so quickly.

    Hope that helps…good luck

    AuroraAustralis
  • gyozagyoza Posts: 33Member
    Joined: Sep 15, 2019

    Hi po. Mataagal na po ako nghihintay ng 189 but unfortunately wala pa rin. Napapaisip na mag 491. May mga tanong po ako sana may makasagot. Thank you so much.
    1. Ano po ba ang benefits ng 491? I mean in terms of medicare, centrelink, child care/school subsidy meron na po ba?
    2. Malaki po ba chance na ma PR after three years? ang requirement lang is be able to meet the min. annual taxable salary and ngstay sa regional area for three years?

    Is it wise to grab 491 invite now than wait for 189? Thank you

  • nahtzkonahtzko Posts: 9Member
    Joined: Jul 16, 2021

    @hikari @RheaMARN1171933 thanks po for your inputs!

    @gyoza It seems based sa inputs nila mas possible mas mabilis nga si 491. Looking at processing times din sa site, around 90% nga applications ni 189 can take 33 months, compared sa 12 months ni 491.

    However, Ms. Rhea is right na things can change at any given time. Sa side ko, nasa start pa lang ako sa process so focus muna on skills assessment. But when the time comes na mag lodge ng EOI, possible mag 491 nga kami.

    Good luck to us all!

  • RheaMARN1171933RheaMARN1171933 Posts: 2,032Member, Administrator, Moderator
    Joined: Mar 10, 2016

    @nahtzko said:
    @hikari @RheaMARN1171933 thanks po for your inputs!

    @gyoza It seems based sa inputs nila mas possible mas mabilis nga si 491. Looking at processing times din sa site, around 90% nga applications ni 189 can take 33 months, compared sa 12 months ni 491.

    However, Ms. Rhea is right na things can change at any given time. Sa side ko, nasa start pa lang ako sa process so focus muna on skills assessment. But when the time comes na mag lodge ng EOI, possible mag 491 nga kami.

    Good luck to us all!

    That’s correct, likely a 491…it’s been that way even before pandemic but I wouldn’t still rule out other visas for now

  • hikarihikari Australia
    Posts: 209Member
    Joined: May 29, 2018

    @gyoza said:
    Hi po. Mataagal na po ako nghihintay ng 189 but unfortunately wala pa rin. Napapaisip na mag 491. May mga tanong po ako sana may makasagot. Thank you so much.
    1. Ano po ba ang benefits ng 491? I mean in terms of medicare, centrelink, child care/school subsidy meron na po ba?
    2. Malaki po ba chance na ma PR after three years? ang requirement lang is be able to meet the min. annual taxable salary and ngstay sa regional area for three years?

    Is it wise to grab 491 invite now than wait for 189? Thank you

    1. Entitled ang 491 sa medicare but not entirely sure about other benefits. Some state tntreat as local students ang kids and some aren't. They require them to pay IS fees. Kaya mas mainam na i-check ito sa bawat state na pinagbabalakan mo mag EOI.
    2. As long as nafulfill mo yung requirements for 191, then you are eligible to apply for it.
    3. For me yes especially if you're an offshore applicant at wala masyadong invite sa occup mo. It's not like talo ka kung naoffer-an ka ng 491. Marami pong application na naghahangad maoffer-an kahit 491. May mga tao din po na nagsstudent visa para makapag apply ng PR at mas malaki gastos nila. Sa 491 entitled ka rin naman po sa medicare. Mind you, sobrang mahal mahospital dito kaya malaking bagay kung may medicare ka. Besides po, 491 doesn't have work restrictions. So depende na lang po sa regional na mapipili nyo kung in demand ang occup nyo doon. Kaya you have to do your research very well. I live in Adelaide, and so far okay naman ang pamumuhay dito. Not sure lang po sa ibang regional.

    Kung ako po nasa kalagayan nyo, ttry ko po muna mag ROI/EOI ng 491. Wala naman po mawawala kung maglolodge po kayo :) Mas maganda mag take action now na than later at baka manghinayang kayo sa oras na masayang. Malay nyo naman po, mauna nyo mareceive yung 189. Kung hindi man, at least may other option pa din kayo makapunta dito if ever maoffer-an kayo ng 491.

    nahtzkoharingkingking

    Master of Software Engineering

    Jun 2018 Started AU Dreams
    Aug 2018 Started inquiring about Student Visa pathway - AECC Global and KOKOS International
    30-Aug-18 Got an offer with a full scholarship from Macquarie University Course: Master of Information Technology | Application Date: August 20, 2018
    14-Sep-18 Got a conditional offer from Deakin University | Course: Grad Cert + Master IT | Application Date: August 20, 2018
    10-Oct-18 1st PTE-A Exam
    15-Oct-18 Got a full offer from Deakin University
    20-Nov-18 Tuition Fee Payment
    23-Nov-18 Received CoE from Deakin University
    27-Nov-18 Insurance Payment (Medibank)
    29-Nov-18 Medical at St Luke's BGC | Health Clearance Provided - No Actions Required
    12-Dec-18 Student Visa lodgement
    14-Dec-18 CO asked an additional de facto documents (Evidence of same home address)
    19-Dec-18 Uploaded all documents to immi portal (Waiting time!!!)
    02-Jan-19 Visa Grant!
    Jun 2019 IT Grad Cert completed at Deakin Uni
    Aug 2019 First Day in Uni Adelaide

  • gyozagyoza Posts: 33Member
    Joined: Sep 15, 2019

    @hikari said:

    @gyoza said:
    Hi po. Mataagal na po ako nghihintay ng 189 but unfortunately wala pa rin. Napapaisip na mag 491. May mga tanong po ako sana may makasagot. Thank you so much.
    1. Ano po ba ang benefits ng 491? I mean in terms of medicare, centrelink, child care/school subsidy meron na po ba?
    2. Malaki po ba chance na ma PR after three years? ang requirement lang is be able to meet the min. annual taxable salary and ngstay sa regional area for three years?

    Is it wise to grab 491 invite now than wait for 189? Thank you

    1. Entitled ang 491 sa medicare but not entirely sure about other benefits. Some state tntreat as local students ang kids and some aren't. They require them to pay IS fees. Kaya mas mainam na i-check ito sa bawat state na pinagbabalakan mo mag EOI.
    2. As long as nafulfill mo yung requirements for 191, then you are eligible to apply for it.
    3. For me yes especially if you're an offshore applicant at wala masyadong invite sa occup mo. It's not like talo ka kung naoffer-an ka ng 491. Marami pong application na naghahangad maoffer-an kahit 491. May mga tao din po na nagsstudent visa para makapag apply ng PR at mas malaki gastos nila. Sa 491 entitled ka rin naman po sa medicare. Mind you, sobrang mahal mahospital dito kaya malaking bagay kung may medicare ka. Besides po, 491 doesn't have work restrictions. So depende na lang po sa regional na mapipili nyo kung in demand ang occup nyo doon. Kaya you have to do your research very well. I live in Adelaide, and so far okay naman ang pamumuhay dito. Not sure lang po sa ibang regional.

    Kung ako po nasa kalagayan nyo, ttry ko po muna mag ROI/EOI ng 491. Wala naman po mawawala kung maglolodge po kayo :) Mas maganda mag take action now na than later at baka manghinayang kayo sa oras na masayang. Malay nyo naman po, mauna nyo mareceive yung 189. Kung hindi man, at least may other option pa din kayo makapunta dito if ever maoffer-an kayo ng 491.

    Hi po. Thank you for input! Actually po nag ROI na ako sa 491 (SA) and ngemail na sila. Im buying time to submit sa last day. Sinasagad ko kumbaga, hoping mapaabot ko pa until April invitation round (hoping pa for 189). Nsa Adelaide na pala kayo wow! 491 visa po? Hindi ba mahirap mghanap ng work? I am a Chemical Engineer, asawa ko Mechanical Engineer. If you dont mind, ano pong field kayo?

  • gyozagyoza Posts: 33Member
    Joined: Sep 15, 2019

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @nahtzko said:
    @hikari @RheaMARN1171933 thanks po for your inputs!

    @gyoza It seems based sa inputs nila mas possible mas mabilis nga si 491. Looking at processing times din sa site, around 90% nga applications ni 189 can take 33 months, compared sa 12 months ni 491.

    However, Ms. Rhea is right na things can change at any given time. Sa side ko, nasa start pa lang ako sa process so focus muna on skills assessment. But when the time comes na mag lodge ng EOI, possible mag 491 nga kami.

    Good luck to us all!

    That’s correct, likely a 491…it’s been that way even before pandemic but I wouldn’t still rule out other visas for now

    Thank you! In terms of success rate ng temp. to PR transition, mataas ba chance? Kasi iniisip ko intead of waiting for 189 na ang tagal tagal, parang maigi nakatapak ka na sa Australia.. and doon ka na mgexplorepa ng ibang pathway to PR.
    Super thank you for all your insights!

    haringkingking
  • gyozagyoza Posts: 33Member
    Joined: Sep 15, 2019

    @nahtzko said:
    @hikari @RheaMARN1171933 thanks po for your inputs!

    @gyoza It seems based sa inputs nila mas possible mas mabilis nga si 491. Looking at processing times din sa site, around 90% nga applications ni 189 can take 33 months, compared sa 12 months ni 491.

    However, Ms. Rhea is right na things can change at any given time. Sa side ko, nasa start pa lang ako sa process so focus muna on skills assessment. But when the time comes na mag lodge ng EOI, possible mag 491 nga kami.

    Good luck to us all!

    Thank you for your insight. and God bless us all!

  • magueromaguero Adelaide
    Posts: 659Member
    Joined: Oct 24, 2016

    @gyoza said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @nahtzko said:
    @hikari @RheaMARN1171933 thanks po for your inputs!

    @gyoza It seems based sa inputs nila mas possible mas mabilis nga si 491. Looking at processing times din sa site, around 90% nga applications ni 189 can take 33 months, compared sa 12 months ni 491.

    However, Ms. Rhea is right na things can change at any given time. Sa side ko, nasa start pa lang ako sa process so focus muna on skills assessment. But when the time comes na mag lodge ng EOI, possible mag 491 nga kami.

    Good luck to us all!

    That’s correct, likely a 491…it’s been that way even before pandemic but I wouldn’t still rule out other visas for now

    Thank you! In terms of success rate ng temp. to PR transition, mataas ba chance? Kasi iniisip ko intead of waiting for 189 na ang tagal tagal, parang maigi nakatapak ka na sa Australia.. and doon ka na mgexplorepa ng ibang pathway to PR.
    Super thank you for all your insights!

    Note lang na pag na-grant ang 491 visa mo you can't apply for any PR visa except for the 191 PR visa, when you become eligible for that. So hindi ka naman makaka-explore ng ibang pathway to PR once you get here. May direct pathway to PR ang 491 visa so wala rin naman need to explore other PR pathways.

  • hikarihikari Australia
    Posts: 209Member
    Joined: May 29, 2018

    @gyoza said:

    @hikari said:

    @gyoza said:
    Hi po. Mataagal na po ako nghihintay ng 189 but unfortunately wala pa rin. Napapaisip na mag 491. May mga tanong po ako sana may makasagot. Thank you so much.
    1. Ano po ba ang benefits ng 491? I mean in terms of medicare, centrelink, child care/school subsidy meron na po ba?
    2. Malaki po ba chance na ma PR after three years? ang requirement lang is be able to meet the min. annual taxable salary and ngstay sa regional area for three years?

    Is it wise to grab 491 invite now than wait for 189? Thank you

    1. Entitled ang 491 sa medicare but not entirely sure about other benefits. Some state tntreat as local students ang kids and some aren't. They require them to pay IS fees. Kaya mas mainam na i-check ito sa bawat state na pinagbabalakan mo mag EOI.
    2. As long as nafulfill mo yung requirements for 191, then you are eligible to apply for it.
    3. For me yes especially if you're an offshore applicant at wala masyadong invite sa occup mo. It's not like talo ka kung naoffer-an ka ng 491. Marami pong application na naghahangad maoffer-an kahit 491. May mga tao din po na nagsstudent visa para makapag apply ng PR at mas malaki gastos nila. Sa 491 entitled ka rin naman po sa medicare. Mind you, sobrang mahal mahospital dito kaya malaking bagay kung may medicare ka. Besides po, 491 doesn't have work restrictions. So depende na lang po sa regional na mapipili nyo kung in demand ang occup nyo doon. Kaya you have to do your research very well. I live in Adelaide, and so far okay naman ang pamumuhay dito. Not sure lang po sa ibang regional.

    Kung ako po nasa kalagayan nyo, ttry ko po muna mag ROI/EOI ng 491. Wala naman po mawawala kung maglolodge po kayo :) Mas maganda mag take action now na than later at baka manghinayang kayo sa oras na masayang. Malay nyo naman po, mauna nyo mareceive yung 189. Kung hindi man, at least may other option pa din kayo makapunta dito if ever maoffer-an kayo ng 491.

    Hi po. Thank you for input! Actually po nag ROI na ako sa 491 (SA) and ngemail na sila. Im buying time to submit sa last day. Sinasagad ko kumbaga, hoping mapaabot ko pa until April invitation round (hoping pa for 189). Nsa Adelaide na pala kayo wow! 491 visa po? Hindi ba mahirap mghanap ng work? I am a Chemical Engineer, asawa ko Mechanical Engineer. If you dont mind, ano pong field kayo?

    190 SA ako waiting for grant. Pero nagstudent pathway kasi ako. Developer Programmer yung occupation na ninominate ko.

    Regarding your concern kung mataas rate ng transition to PR, I believe yes as long as mafulfill mo requirements. 491 visa is valid for 5 years and you only need 3 consecutive yrs for the annual income requirement and 53k annually is attainable as long as may fulltime work ka :) Knowing na ChE ka, mas malaki ang pwedeng maioffer sayo.

    Kung makakadagdag to sa decision factor nyo, pwede nyo din icheck yung processing time ng 491 and 189. As of today, 491 has 77 days to 12 months processing time only while 189 might take 16 to 24 months.

    Master of Software Engineering

    Jun 2018 Started AU Dreams
    Aug 2018 Started inquiring about Student Visa pathway - AECC Global and KOKOS International
    30-Aug-18 Got an offer with a full scholarship from Macquarie University Course: Master of Information Technology | Application Date: August 20, 2018
    14-Sep-18 Got a conditional offer from Deakin University | Course: Grad Cert + Master IT | Application Date: August 20, 2018
    10-Oct-18 1st PTE-A Exam
    15-Oct-18 Got a full offer from Deakin University
    20-Nov-18 Tuition Fee Payment
    23-Nov-18 Received CoE from Deakin University
    27-Nov-18 Insurance Payment (Medibank)
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  • RheaMARN1171933RheaMARN1171933 Posts: 2,032Member, Administrator, Moderator
    Joined: Mar 10, 2016

    @hikari said:

    @gyoza said:

    @hikari said:

    @gyoza said:
    Hi po. Mataagal na po ako nghihintay ng 189 but unfortunately wala pa rin. Napapaisip na mag 491. May mga tanong po ako sana may makasagot. Thank you so much.
    1. Ano po ba ang benefits ng 491? I mean in terms of medicare, centrelink, child care/school subsidy meron na po ba?
    2. Malaki po ba chance na ma PR after three years? ang requirement lang is be able to meet the min. annual taxable salary and ngstay sa regional area for three years?

    Is it wise to grab 491 invite now than wait for 189? Thank you

    1. Entitled ang 491 sa medicare but not entirely sure about other benefits. Some state tntreat as local students ang kids and some aren't. They require them to pay IS fees. Kaya mas mainam na i-check ito sa bawat state na pinagbabalakan mo mag EOI.
    2. As long as nafulfill mo yung requirements for 191, then you are eligible to apply for it.
    3. For me yes especially if you're an offshore applicant at wala masyadong invite sa occup mo. It's not like talo ka kung naoffer-an ka ng 491. Marami pong application na naghahangad maoffer-an kahit 491. May mga tao din po na nagsstudent visa para makapag apply ng PR at mas malaki gastos nila. Sa 491 entitled ka rin naman po sa medicare. Mind you, sobrang mahal mahospital dito kaya malaking bagay kung may medicare ka. Besides po, 491 doesn't have work restrictions. So depende na lang po sa regional na mapipili nyo kung in demand ang occup nyo doon. Kaya you have to do your research very well. I live in Adelaide, and so far okay naman ang pamumuhay dito. Not sure lang po sa ibang regional.

    Kung ako po nasa kalagayan nyo, ttry ko po muna mag ROI/EOI ng 491. Wala naman po mawawala kung maglolodge po kayo :) Mas maganda mag take action now na than later at baka manghinayang kayo sa oras na masayang. Malay nyo naman po, mauna nyo mareceive yung 189. Kung hindi man, at least may other option pa din kayo makapunta dito if ever maoffer-an kayo ng 491.

    Hi po. Thank you for input! Actually po nag ROI na ako sa 491 (SA) and ngemail na sila. Im buying time to submit sa last day. Sinasagad ko kumbaga, hoping mapaabot ko pa until April invitation round (hoping pa for 189). Nsa Adelaide na pala kayo wow! 491 visa po? Hindi ba mahirap mghanap ng work? I am a Chemical Engineer, asawa ko Mechanical Engineer. If you dont mind, ano pong field kayo?

    190 SA ako waiting for grant. Pero nagstudent pathway kasi ako. Developer Programmer yung occupation na ninominate ko.

    Regarding your concern kung mataas rate ng transition to PR, I believe yes as long as mafulfill mo requirements. 491 visa is valid for 5 years and you only need 3 consecutive yrs for the annual income requirement and 53k annually is attainable as long as may fulltime work ka :) Knowing na ChE ka, mas malaki ang pwedeng maioffer sayo.

    Kung makakadagdag to sa decision factor nyo, pwede nyo din icheck yung processing time ng 491 and 189. As of today, 491 has 77 days to 12 months processing time only while 189 might take 16 to 24 months.

    That data is likely for onshore applicants and won’t be applicable for offshore since very few to none have been invited to lodge.

  • RheaMARN1171933RheaMARN1171933 Posts: 2,032Member, Administrator, Moderator
    Joined: Mar 10, 2016
    edited February 10

    @gyoza said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @nahtzko said:
    @hikari @RheaMARN1171933 thanks po for your inputs!

    @gyoza It seems based sa inputs nila mas possible mas mabilis nga si 491. Looking at processing times din sa site, around 90% nga applications ni 189 can take 33 months, compared sa 12 months ni 491.

    However, Ms. Rhea is right na things can change at any given time. Sa side ko, nasa start pa lang ako sa process so focus muna on skills assessment. But when the time comes na mag lodge ng EOI, possible mag 491 nga kami.

    Good luck to us all!

    That’s correct, likely a 491…it’s been that way even before pandemic but I wouldn’t still rule out other visas for now

    Thank you! In terms of success rate ng temp. to PR transition, mataas ba chance? Kasi iniisip ko intead of waiting for 189 na ang tagal tagal, parang maigi nakatapak ka na sa Australia.. and doon ka na mgexplorepa ng ibang pathway to PR.
    Super thank you for all your insights!

    Just to correct the term used, 491 isn’t a temporary visa, it’s a provisional visa which could lead to PR as long as criteria are met.

    That’s another way of exploring things and likely what you’re referring to is a student visa. That’s the route I took many moons ago but it’s not something I will highly recommend given the fact that it is a very expensive pathway which does not guarantee anything. 491 would likely be a faster route vs 189….it has always been that way even prepandemic. I’ve had a few who came to me asking for options as their student pathway didn’t work in their favour….so be very careful with this approach. Yes you can set your feet to Australia sooner via student visa but it doesn’t mean it will be faster to get a permanent visa. There are those cases where one kept on studying just to stay in Australia then his/her friend entered Australia with a PR na. So in short, ilang years nag aaral yung isa tapos yung isa stayed in the home country, lodged a pr visa, worked as normal, was able to save money then visa granted, was able to migrate smoothly vs the other one still studying, stressed about options and savings being depleted tapos working odd jobs kasi can’t find normal jobs within his/her industry because of the work limitation of their visa. Moral lesson here is probably best to do things slowly but surely.

    It’s possible rules and process could change by the time you finish your course and you’ll end up having to do further studies just to remain lawful noncitizen in Australia or you go back home because all options have been exhausted.

    red_lionbaikengyoza
  • haringkingkingharingkingking Posts: 179Member
    Joined: Feb 17, 2020

    @gyoza said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @nahtzko said:
    @hikari @RheaMARN1171933 thanks po for your inputs!

    @gyoza It seems based sa inputs nila mas possible mas mabilis nga si 491. Looking at processing times din sa site, around 90% nga applications ni 189 can take 33 months, compared sa 12 months ni 491.

    However, Ms. Rhea is right na things can change at any given time. Sa side ko, nasa start pa lang ako sa process so focus muna on skills assessment. But when the time comes na mag lodge ng EOI, possible mag 491 nga kami.

    Good luck to us all!

    That’s correct, likely a 491…it’s been that way even before pandemic but I wouldn’t still rule out other visas for now

    Thank you! In terms of success rate ng temp. to PR transition, mataas ba chance? Kasi iniisip ko intead of waiting for 189 na ang tagal tagal, parang maigi nakatapak ka na sa Australia.. and doon ka na mgexplorepa ng ibang pathway to PR.
    Super thank you for all your insights!

    Go for it!!!! :)

    Age: 30 Language: 20 Experience: 15 Education: 15 CCL: 5 Partner: 5
    Production or Plant Engineer (233513)

    22/05/2019: PTE Exam Results (Superior)
    11/06/2019: EA Assessment Issuance
    12/11/2019: PTE Exam (Partner) Results
    05/12/2019: Took NAATI Exam in MLB
    11/01/2020: Successful NAATI Exam Notification
    15/02/2020: EOI DoE - 90/95 for 189/190

  • gyozagyoza Posts: 33Member
    Joined: Sep 15, 2019

    @haringkingking said:

    @gyoza said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @nahtzko said:
    @hikari @RheaMARN1171933 thanks po for your inputs!

    @gyoza It seems based sa inputs nila mas possible mas mabilis nga si 491. Looking at processing times din sa site, around 90% nga applications ni 189 can take 33 months, compared sa 12 months ni 491.

    However, Ms. Rhea is right na things can change at any given time. Sa side ko, nasa start pa lang ako sa process so focus muna on skills assessment. But when the time comes na mag lodge ng EOI, possible mag 491 nga kami.

    Good luck to us all!

    That’s correct, likely a 491…it’s been that way even before pandemic but I wouldn’t still rule out other visas for now

    Thank you! In terms of success rate ng temp. to PR transition, mataas ba chance? Kasi iniisip ko intead of waiting for 189 na ang tagal tagal, parang maigi nakatapak ka na sa Australia.. and doon ka na mgexplorepa ng ibang pathway to PR.
    Super thank you for all your insights!

    Go for it!!!! :)

    Thank you! Fighting!

  • Desert_CowboyDesert_Cowboy Philippines
    Posts: 179Member
    Joined: Mar 15, 2019

    @gyoza said:

    @haringkingking said:

    @gyoza said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @nahtzko said:
    @hikari @RheaMARN1171933 thanks po for your inputs!

    @gyoza It seems based sa inputs nila mas possible mas mabilis nga si 491. Looking at processing times din sa site, around 90% nga applications ni 189 can take 33 months, compared sa 12 months ni 491.

    However, Ms. Rhea is right na things can change at any given time. Sa side ko, nasa start pa lang ako sa process so focus muna on skills assessment. But when the time comes na mag lodge ng EOI, possible mag 491 nga kami.

    Good luck to us all!

    That’s correct, likely a 491…it’s been that way even before pandemic but I wouldn’t still rule out other visas for now

    Thank you! In terms of success rate ng temp. to PR transition, mataas ba chance? Kasi iniisip ko intead of waiting for 189 na ang tagal tagal, parang maigi nakatapak ka na sa Australia.. and doon ka na mgexplorepa ng ibang pathway to PR.
    Super thank you for all your insights!

    Go for it!!!! :)

    Thank you! Fighting!

    I'm in the same exact situation a few months ago. I am offshore and I lodged my EOI for 189,190 and 491 Family and State. I was also hoping and praying for 189. Unfortunately, I was invited for 491 Family Sponsored Visa last October 21, 2021.
    Once invited, you will have maximum 60 days to lodged the visa while invitation round for 189 comes every 90 days. This is when I weighed my options. I asked myself if I can afford to let it pass and wait for the next rounds? What if I let it pass and never get an invite again? Could I live with the guilt and remorse for myself? But what If I get invited for 189 on the next round?
    I thought about it hard. Then I remembered the frustations of hundreds of applicants in facebook
    groups and forums. Some people are re-enrolling on a course just to prolong their student visa and people waiting for years for invites.
    So I lodged our visa last Dec 8, 2021. Medicals on January 5, 2022. Direct Grant last February 15, 2022. BM on May.
    They published the earliest processing time at 77 days. I got it in 69 days, and I'm offshore. My lucky number. 😆

    So there goes mine, I hope this will help you decide or something. Weigh your options and assess your situation. Don't let go what you can't afford to lose. Remember that some would kill for what you have now.

    By the way, I was invited again on the January 2022 rounds. Unfortunately, I already lodged our visa a month ago. Good thing, I was invited on the same old 491 FS again. So no hard feelings. 😊

    MACINOZ2023

    234611 MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST

    491 FS : 90 pts
    Age: 30
    Experience: 10
    Degree: 15
    English : 20
    Sponsor: 15
    Assessing Authority: AIMS

    TIMELINE
    25 June 2016 ----------- IELTS exam (L: 7.5 R: 8.5 W: 6.5 S: 6.5) 7.5 overall
    25 February 2019 -----------Documents for First stage Assessment sent to AIMS through Philpost
    4 March 2019 -----------Documents for First stage Assessment received by AIMS
    3 May 2019 -----------First stage Assessment result received
    5 September 2019 -----------Second Stage Assessment (Examination) in Riyadh
    12 November 2019 -----------AIMS examination result received (Passed)
    11 October 2020 -----------PTE exam (Superior R:90 S:90 L: 90 W:90) I can't believe this
    12 October 2020 -----------EOI submitted (491, 190, 189)
    14 November 2020 -----------EOI updated (+5 points due to additional experience)
    29 October 2021 ------------EOI for visa 491 Family Sponsored invited. I was aiming for 189 but I can't let this pass. Its
    now or never. Passport used for EOI expired.
    6 December 2021 -----------Passport renewed
    8 December 2021 -----------491 Visa lodged
    5 January 2022 -----------Medicals
    15 February 2022 ------------ VISA GRANTED! Family of 6 - Direct grant.
    A long journey, but a longer journey ahead. Keep the faith!

  • JamesDJamesD Posts: 19Member
    Joined: Jul 25, 2020

    Regarding po sa pag file ng ROI. Pwede po ba na mag file ng ROI for both 491 and 190 from the same state, let say NSW. Thanks po sa sasagot.

  • gyozagyoza Posts: 33Member
    Joined: Sep 15, 2019

    @Desert_Cowboy said:

    @gyoza said:

    @haringkingking said:

    @gyoza said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @nahtzko said:
    @hikari @RheaMARN1171933 thanks po for your inputs!

    @gyoza It seems based sa inputs nila mas possible mas mabilis nga si 491. Looking at processing times din sa site, around 90% nga applications ni 189 can take 33 months, compared sa 12 months ni 491.

    However, Ms. Rhea is right na things can change at any given time. Sa side ko, nasa start pa lang ako sa process so focus muna on skills assessment. But when the time comes na mag lodge ng EOI, possible mag 491 nga kami.

    Good luck to us all!

    That’s correct, likely a 491…it’s been that way even before pandemic but I wouldn’t still rule out other visas for now

    Thank you! In terms of success rate ng temp. to PR transition, mataas ba chance? Kasi iniisip ko intead of waiting for 189 na ang tagal tagal, parang maigi nakatapak ka na sa Australia.. and doon ka na mgexplorepa ng ibang pathway to PR.
    Super thank you for all your insights!

    Go for it!!!! :)

    Thank you! Fighting!

    I'm in the same exact situation a few months ago. I am offshore and I lodged my EOI for 189,190 and 491 Family and State. I was also hoping and praying for 189. Unfortunately, I was invited for 491 Family Sponsored Visa last October 21, 2021.
    Once invited, you will have maximum 60 days to lodged the visa while invitation round for 189 comes every 90 days. This is when I weighed my options. I asked myself if I can afford to let it pass and wait for the next rounds? What if I let it pass and never get an invite again? Could I live with the guilt and remorse for myself? But what If I get invited for 189 on the next round?
    I thought about it hard. Then I remembered the frustations of hundreds of applicants in facebook
    groups and forums. Some people are re-enrolling on a course just to prolong their student visa and people waiting for years for invites.
    So I lodged our visa last Dec 8, 2021. Medicals on January 5, 2022. Direct Grant last February 15, 2022. BM on May.
    They published the earliest processing time at 77 days. I got it in 69 days, and I'm offshore. My lucky number. 😆

    So there goes mine, I hope this will help you decide or something. Weigh your options and assess your situation. Don't let go what you can't afford to lose. Remember that some would kill for what you have now.

    By the way, I was invited again on the January 2022 rounds. Unfortunately, I already lodged our visa a month ago. Good thing, I was invited on the same old 491 FS again. So no hard feelings. 😊

    Thank you for your insight. We were invited na for 491 (State sponsored) and we plan to push it na and not wait for 189..na wala din nmn guarantee. True ksi un mga PTEs, assessments are expiring na din this 4Q. so need na tlg ipush whichever comes first. tadhana na. Good luck to us!

    haringkingking
  • gyozagyoza Posts: 33Member
    Joined: Sep 15, 2019

    @gyoza said:

    @Desert_Cowboy said:

    @gyoza said:

    @haringkingking said:

    @gyoza said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @nahtzko said:
    @hikari @RheaMARN1171933 thanks po for your inputs!

    @gyoza It seems based sa inputs nila mas possible mas mabilis nga si 491. Looking at processing times din sa site, around 90% nga applications ni 189 can take 33 months, compared sa 12 months ni 491.

    However, Ms. Rhea is right na things can change at any given time. Sa side ko, nasa start pa lang ako sa process so focus muna on skills assessment. But when the time comes na mag lodge ng EOI, possible mag 491 nga kami.

    Good luck to us all!

    That’s correct, likely a 491…it’s been that way even before pandemic but I wouldn’t still rule out other visas for now

    Thank you! In terms of success rate ng temp. to PR transition, mataas ba chance? Kasi iniisip ko intead of waiting for 189 na ang tagal tagal, parang maigi nakatapak ka na sa Australia.. and doon ka na mgexplorepa ng ibang pathway to PR.
    Super thank you for all your insights!

    Go for it!!!! :)

    Thank you! Fighting!

    I'm in the same exact situation a few months ago. I am offshore and I lodged my EOI for 189,190 and 491 Family and State. I was also hoping and praying for 189. Unfortunately, I was invited for 491 Family Sponsored Visa last October 21, 2021.
    Once invited, you will have maximum 60 days to lodged the visa while invitation round for 189 comes every 90 days. This is when I weighed my options. I asked myself if I can afford to let it pass and wait for the next rounds? What if I let it pass and never get an invite again? Could I live with the guilt and remorse for myself? But what If I get invited for 189 on the next round?
    I thought about it hard. Then I remembered the frustations of hundreds of applicants in facebook
    groups and forums. Some people are re-enrolling on a course just to prolong their student visa and people waiting for years for invites.
    So I lodged our visa last Dec 8, 2021. Medicals on January 5, 2022. Direct Grant last February 15, 2022. BM on May.
    They published the earliest processing time at 77 days. I got it in 69 days, and I'm offshore. My lucky number. 😆

    So there goes mine, I hope this will help you decide or something. Weigh your options and assess your situation. Don't let go what you can't afford to lose. Remember that some would kill for what you have now.

    By the way, I was invited again on the January 2022 rounds. Unfortunately, I already lodged our visa a month ago. Good thing, I was invited on the same old 491 FS again. So no hard feelings. 😊

    Thank you for your insight. We were invited na for 491 (State sponsored) and we plan to push it na and not wait for 189..na wala din nmn guarantee. True ksi un mga PTEs, assessments are expiring na din this 4Q. so need na tlg ipush whichever comes first. tadhana na. Good luck to us!

    Super swerte ang bilis ng grant? Sorry not familiar with the term BM. biometrics? hehe.

  • gyozagyoza Posts: 33Member
    Joined: Sep 15, 2019

    @Desert_Cowboy said:

    @gyoza said:

    @haringkingking said:

    @gyoza said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @nahtzko said:
    @hikari @RheaMARN1171933 thanks po for your inputs!

    @gyoza It seems based sa inputs nila mas possible mas mabilis nga si 491. Looking at processing times din sa site, around 90% nga applications ni 189 can take 33 months, compared sa 12 months ni 491.

    However, Ms. Rhea is right na things can change at any given time. Sa side ko, nasa start pa lang ako sa process so focus muna on skills assessment. But when the time comes na mag lodge ng EOI, possible mag 491 nga kami.

    Good luck to us all!

    That’s correct, likely a 491…it’s been that way even before pandemic but I wouldn’t still rule out other visas for now

    Thank you! In terms of success rate ng temp. to PR transition, mataas ba chance? Kasi iniisip ko intead of waiting for 189 na ang tagal tagal, parang maigi nakatapak ka na sa Australia.. and doon ka na mgexplorepa ng ibang pathway to PR.
    Super thank you for all your insights!

    Go for it!!!! :)

    Thank you! Fighting!

    I'm in the same exact situation a few months ago. I am offshore and I lodged my EOI for 189,190 and 491 Family and State. I was also hoping and praying for 189. Unfortunately, I was invited for 491 Family Sponsored Visa last October 21, 2021.
    Once invited, you will have maximum 60 days to lodged the visa while invitation round for 189 comes every 90 days. This is when I weighed my options. I asked myself if I can afford to let it pass and wait for the next rounds? What if I let it pass and never get an invite again? Could I live with the guilt and remorse for myself? But what If I get invited for 189 on the next round?
    I thought about it hard. Then I remembered the frustations of hundreds of applicants in facebook
    groups and forums. Some people are re-enrolling on a course just to prolong their student visa and people waiting for years for invites.
    So I lodged our visa last Dec 8, 2021. Medicals on January 5, 2022. Direct Grant last February 15, 2022. BM on May.
    They published the earliest processing time at 77 days. I got it in 69 days, and I'm offshore. My lucky number. 😆

    So there goes mine, I hope this will help you decide or something. Weigh your options and assess your situation. Don't let go what you can't afford to lose. Remember that some would kill for what you have now.

    By the way, I was invited again on the January 2022 rounds. Unfortunately, I already lodged our visa a month ago. Good thing, I was invited on the same old 491 FS again. So no hard feelings. 😊

    Ang bilis ng visa grant! congrats! By the way, what is BM? biometrics?

  • MACINOZ2023MACINOZ2023 Qatar
    Posts: 23Member
    Joined: Jun 23, 2021

    BM po, Big Move to AU. :)

  • MLBSMLBS Manila
    Posts: 597Member
    Joined: Sep 11, 2016
    edited February 20

    I was invited for 491 back in Feb 2020, lodged in April and granted Oct 2020. Mabagal grant saken because it was the peak of COVID and inuuna nila nurses. In my personal case, I was glad that I lodged it back then at hindi ako choosy kasi I would never know na by April 2020, hindi na sila mag iinvite ng Electronics engineers until now. I lodged with a total of 95 pts back then, pero kahit ngayon ako maglodge with 105 pts, no chance na mainvite ako at all. Kung hindi ko tinake 491 I would be stuck in a student visa pa rin hanggang ngayon and extend lang ng extend. Glad na hindi ako choosy back then and immediately took what I could. Almost halfway na ako sa 3 yr regional stay requirement - ang bilis lang ng panahon. Tip now is take whatever you get.

    gyozahikaricaspersushi24baikenLinetdaneUnsullied_06AuroraAustralis

    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

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