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bartowskibartowski Posts: 92Member
edited December 2022 in Migration Agent

Hello po, may mga tanong lang po ako sa mga pinili ang mag-Agent vs mag DIY.

  1. Hinige niyo po ba yung Skillselect Account Credentials niyo sa kanila?
  2. Sa tuwing, may documents sila sinusbumit(i.e. EOI) or any email conversation sa States re: your application, pinapa-sendan or pinapa-cc niyo rin po ba sa email niyo?
  3. Is your Agent updating you regularly regarding your application or query sa kanila?

Maraming Salamat po sa sasagot.

261312 - Developer Programmer | Age: 25| English Proficiency: 20 | Education: 15 |Work Experience: 15 | Spouse English Proficiency: 5 | Total 80
Timeline:
2018-Dec : Started Inquiring to Migration Agent
2019-Jan : Signed contract with Migration Agent
2019-Jan : Started collating documents for ACS
2019-Mar : Lodged ACS assessment
2019-Apr : Took First PTE Exam - (Not enough points)
2019-May : Received ACS Assessment
2019-Aug : Took 2nd PTE Exam - L -70 R-82 S-79 W-74
2019-Sep : Lodged NSW EOI visa 190 and submitted Canberra Matrix
2020-Apr : Scheduled PTE but due to pandemic I had to move it to 2020-November
2020-Nov : Took 3rd PTE Exam - L -90 R-71 S-90 W-78
2020-Dec : My wife took her PTE Exam(competent level)
2021-Jan: Started collating Docs( For Renewal of ACS Assessment)
2021-Nov: Took 4th PTE Exam (L-90 R-85 S-90 W-75)
2022-Apr: Took 5th PTE Exam(L-89 R-82 S-90 W-76)
2022-June: Lodged ACS Assessment( Developer Programmer)
2022-June: Scheduled for 6th PTE Exam
2022-June/July: Received PTE Exam Result(Superior) - L -83 R- 80 S -90 W-84
2022-August: Received ACS Assessment( Positive Result but low points)
2022-August: Lodged EOIs(491 - 85-90pts/ 190(80pts)/ 189 (75pts)
2022-September: Submitted missing docs to ACS for Review
2022-October: Received Updated ACS Assessment(with Higher points)
2022-October: Updated EOIs(491 - 90-95pts/ 190 - 85pts / 189 - 80pts)
2023-Jan.5 : Received Pre-Invite from Victoria
2023-Jan.11 : Received ITA from Victoria
2023-Feb-02 : VISA 190 Lodged

"Anything is POSSIBLE!!!" - Kevin Garnett, 2008 NBA Finals

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  • bartowskibartowski Posts: 92Member
    Joined: Nov 26, 2018

    Correction: For those who availed

    261312 - Developer Programmer | Age: 25| English Proficiency: 20 | Education: 15 |Work Experience: 15 | Spouse English Proficiency: 5 | Total 80
    Timeline:
    2018-Dec : Started Inquiring to Migration Agent
    2019-Jan : Signed contract with Migration Agent
    2019-Jan : Started collating documents for ACS
    2019-Mar : Lodged ACS assessment
    2019-Apr : Took First PTE Exam - (Not enough points)
    2019-May : Received ACS Assessment
    2019-Aug : Took 2nd PTE Exam - L -70 R-82 S-79 W-74
    2019-Sep : Lodged NSW EOI visa 190 and submitted Canberra Matrix
    2020-Apr : Scheduled PTE but due to pandemic I had to move it to 2020-November
    2020-Nov : Took 3rd PTE Exam - L -90 R-71 S-90 W-78
    2020-Dec : My wife took her PTE Exam(competent level)
    2021-Jan: Started collating Docs( For Renewal of ACS Assessment)
    2021-Nov: Took 4th PTE Exam (L-90 R-85 S-90 W-75)
    2022-Apr: Took 5th PTE Exam(L-89 R-82 S-90 W-76)
    2022-June: Lodged ACS Assessment( Developer Programmer)
    2022-June: Scheduled for 6th PTE Exam
    2022-June/July: Received PTE Exam Result(Superior) - L -83 R- 80 S -90 W-84
    2022-August: Received ACS Assessment( Positive Result but low points)
    2022-August: Lodged EOIs(491 - 85-90pts/ 190(80pts)/ 189 (75pts)
    2022-September: Submitted missing docs to ACS for Review
    2022-October: Received Updated ACS Assessment(with Higher points)
    2022-October: Updated EOIs(491 - 90-95pts/ 190 - 85pts / 189 - 80pts)
    2023-Jan.5 : Received Pre-Invite from Victoria
    2023-Jan.11 : Received ITA from Victoria
    2023-Feb-02 : VISA 190 Lodged

    "Anything is POSSIBLE!!!" - Kevin Garnett, 2008 NBA Finals

  • xiaolicoxiaolico Australia
    Posts: 958Member
    Joined: Aug 13, 2016

    @bartowski said:
    Hello po, may mga tanong lang po ako sa mga pinili ang mag-Agent vs mag DIY.

    1. Hinige niyo po ba yung Skillselect Account Credentials niyo sa kanila?
    2. Sa tuwing, may documents sila sinusbumit(i.e. EOI) or any email conversation sa States re: your application, pinapa-sendan or pinapa-cc niyo rin po ba sa email niyo?
    3. Is your Agent updating you regularly regarding your application or query sa kanila?

    Maraming Salamat po sa sasagot.

    Matagal na ko. So baka nag iba na hehe. Anyway, nasa signature ko yung timeline ko. Respall nag handle nung akin a long time ago.
    1. Hindi ko hiningi, wala ako hiningi. During that time kasi, i didnt know na may pinoyau. So wala talaga ako idea. Wala ako alam na details. From what I remember though, lahat ng pinasa nila, before submitting, they will send it to me for one last check. Pag ok na ko, dun nila papasa.
    2. Hindi ako naka cc. But like what I mentioned sa 1, dumadaan muna sa akin lahat bago nila pasa.
    3. Hirap sagutin, hindi parati. Like nung may invite rounds after ng PTE at EOI, they told me naman tuwing kailangan yung invite rounds. Pero nung hindi ako na-invite that day, hindi nila ako sinabihan. I had to text them. Lahat naman ng text, tawag at email ko, siguro wala pang 15mins basta working hours, sumasagots sila.

    Hope this helps

    ispidprik

    Computer Network and Systems Engineer - 263111
    Age 33-39- 25points
    English superior- 20points
    Bachelor's Degree- 15points
    Work Experience- 10pts
    Total- 70pts

    July 25, 2016- Lodged ACS
    August 2, 2016- Favorable letter from ACS
    January 10, 2017- Took PTE
    January 12, 2017- PTE exam results (L90 R86 S90 W79)
    January 12, 2017- EOI
    January 18, 2017- ITA received
    January 19, 2017- NBI (hit)
    January 23, 2017- Visa Lodge 189
    January 24, 2017- Medical bgc
    January 27, 2017- NBI clearance received
    February 2, 2017- Medical cleared (no action required)
    February 15, 2017- Grant
    October 26, 2017- Flight to Melbourne
    October 27, 2017- Landed in Melbourne
    July 14, 2018- Moved to Sydney
    October 11, 2019- Wife gave birth to a baby boy
    October 20, 2019- Applied for baby's birth certificate online
    October 23, 2019- Baby boy's birth certificate received
    October 25, 2019- Applied for baby's medicare
    October 31, 2019- Baby's medicare activated
    October 31, 2019- Applied for baby's citizenship certificate
    November 7, 2019- Received baby's citizenship certificate
    November 13, 2019- Applied for baby's passport
    November 20, 2019- Baby's AU passport received
    November 2, 2021- Submitted AU citizenship application for myself and my wife
    April 14, 2022- Received Interview with Standard Test letter. May 25 schedule.
    May 25, 2022- Passed the Australian Citizenship Test
    May 25, 2022- Citizenship Approval Received
    September 15, 2022- Invitation to Citizenship Ceremony Received
    October 6, 2022- Citizenship Ceremony
    October 18, 2022- AU passport application lodged
    November 7, 2022- Passport received

  • bartowskibartowski Posts: 92Member
    Joined: Nov 26, 2018

    @xiaolico said:

    @bartowski said:
    Hello po, may mga tanong lang po ako sa mga pinili ang mag-Agent vs mag DIY.

    1. Hinige niyo po ba yung Skillselect Account Credentials niyo sa kanila?
    2. Sa tuwing, may documents sila sinusbumit(i.e. EOI) or any email conversation sa States re: your application, pinapa-sendan or pinapa-cc niyo rin po ba sa email niyo?
    3. Is your Agent updating you regularly regarding your application or query sa kanila?

    Maraming Salamat po sa sasagot.

    Matagal na ko. So baka nag iba na hehe. Anyway, nasa signature ko yung timeline ko. Respall nag handle nung akin a long time ago.
    1. Hindi ko hiningi, wala ako hiningi. During that time kasi, i didnt know na may pinoyau. So wala talaga ako idea. Wala ako alam na details. From what I remember though, lahat ng pinasa nila, before submitting, they will send it to me for one last check. Pag ok na ko, dun nila papasa.
    2. Hindi ako naka cc. But like what I mentioned sa 1, dumadaan muna sa akin lahat bago nila pasa.
    3. Hirap sagutin, hindi parati. Like nung may invite rounds after ng PTE at EOI, they told me naman tuwing kailangan yung invite rounds. Pero nung hindi ako na-invite that day, hindi nila ako sinabihan. I had to text them. Lahat naman ng text, tawag at email ko, siguro wala pang 15mins basta working hours, sumasagots sila.

    Hope this helps

    Thanks po for answering. Actually same po pala tayo ng Agent. Pero buti po sa inyo nag-uupdate sila kung kelan invitation rounds. Sakin po kasi wala po ako update na nakukuha. Sa forums or sa FB groups ko pa po nakikita na nagkaron ng invitation rounds. Kelangan ko pa po sila imessage kung may invite or wala po.

    261312 - Developer Programmer | Age: 25| English Proficiency: 20 | Education: 15 |Work Experience: 15 | Spouse English Proficiency: 5 | Total 80
    Timeline:
    2018-Dec : Started Inquiring to Migration Agent
    2019-Jan : Signed contract with Migration Agent
    2019-Jan : Started collating documents for ACS
    2019-Mar : Lodged ACS assessment
    2019-Apr : Took First PTE Exam - (Not enough points)
    2019-May : Received ACS Assessment
    2019-Aug : Took 2nd PTE Exam - L -70 R-82 S-79 W-74
    2019-Sep : Lodged NSW EOI visa 190 and submitted Canberra Matrix
    2020-Apr : Scheduled PTE but due to pandemic I had to move it to 2020-November
    2020-Nov : Took 3rd PTE Exam - L -90 R-71 S-90 W-78
    2020-Dec : My wife took her PTE Exam(competent level)
    2021-Jan: Started collating Docs( For Renewal of ACS Assessment)
    2021-Nov: Took 4th PTE Exam (L-90 R-85 S-90 W-75)
    2022-Apr: Took 5th PTE Exam(L-89 R-82 S-90 W-76)
    2022-June: Lodged ACS Assessment( Developer Programmer)
    2022-June: Scheduled for 6th PTE Exam
    2022-June/July: Received PTE Exam Result(Superior) - L -83 R- 80 S -90 W-84
    2022-August: Received ACS Assessment( Positive Result but low points)
    2022-August: Lodged EOIs(491 - 85-90pts/ 190(80pts)/ 189 (75pts)
    2022-September: Submitted missing docs to ACS for Review
    2022-October: Received Updated ACS Assessment(with Higher points)
    2022-October: Updated EOIs(491 - 90-95pts/ 190 - 85pts / 189 - 80pts)
    2023-Jan.5 : Received Pre-Invite from Victoria
    2023-Jan.11 : Received ITA from Victoria
    2023-Feb-02 : VISA 190 Lodged

    "Anything is POSSIBLE!!!" - Kevin Garnett, 2008 NBA Finals

  • xiaolicoxiaolico Australia
    Posts: 958Member
    Joined: Aug 13, 2016

    Kasi nung panahon ko, every second wednesday ata. Baka iba na ngayon, baka wala na siya set na date? Anyway, di ako sure eh. Pero ganun din naman sa akin, di sila nag update nung wala pa ITA. Kailangan ko pa sila tanungin. Tatlo kaming magkakaibigan na couples ha. Sila humawak, lahat kami at mga dependents namin citizen na. pero yun nga, 5yrs ago pa to. even yung agent na humawak ng application namin, wala na din dun. nag migrate na din :)

    Computer Network and Systems Engineer - 263111
    Age 33-39- 25points
    English superior- 20points
    Bachelor's Degree- 15points
    Work Experience- 10pts
    Total- 70pts

    July 25, 2016- Lodged ACS
    August 2, 2016- Favorable letter from ACS
    January 10, 2017- Took PTE
    January 12, 2017- PTE exam results (L90 R86 S90 W79)
    January 12, 2017- EOI
    January 18, 2017- ITA received
    January 19, 2017- NBI (hit)
    January 23, 2017- Visa Lodge 189
    January 24, 2017- Medical bgc
    January 27, 2017- NBI clearance received
    February 2, 2017- Medical cleared (no action required)
    February 15, 2017- Grant
    October 26, 2017- Flight to Melbourne
    October 27, 2017- Landed in Melbourne
    July 14, 2018- Moved to Sydney
    October 11, 2019- Wife gave birth to a baby boy
    October 20, 2019- Applied for baby's birth certificate online
    October 23, 2019- Baby boy's birth certificate received
    October 25, 2019- Applied for baby's medicare
    October 31, 2019- Baby's medicare activated
    October 31, 2019- Applied for baby's citizenship certificate
    November 7, 2019- Received baby's citizenship certificate
    November 13, 2019- Applied for baby's passport
    November 20, 2019- Baby's AU passport received
    November 2, 2021- Submitted AU citizenship application for myself and my wife
    April 14, 2022- Received Interview with Standard Test letter. May 25 schedule.
    May 25, 2022- Passed the Australian Citizenship Test
    May 25, 2022- Citizenship Approval Received
    September 15, 2022- Invitation to Citizenship Ceremony Received
    October 6, 2022- Citizenship Ceremony
    October 18, 2022- AU passport application lodged
    November 7, 2022- Passport received

  • bartowskibartowski Posts: 92Member
    Joined: Nov 26, 2018

    @xiaolico said:
    Kasi nung panahon ko, every second wednesday ata. Baka iba na ngayon, baka wala na siya set na date? Anyway, di ako sure eh. Pero ganun din naman sa akin, di sila nag update nung wala pa ITA. Kailangan ko pa sila tanungin. Tatlo kaming magkakaibigan na couples ha. Sila humawak, lahat kami at mga dependents namin citizen na. pero yun nga, 5yrs ago pa to. even yung agent na humawak ng application namin, wala na din dun. nag migrate na din :)

    Ah sige po sir. Maramign Salamat po.

    261312 - Developer Programmer | Age: 25| English Proficiency: 20 | Education: 15 |Work Experience: 15 | Spouse English Proficiency: 5 | Total 80
    Timeline:
    2018-Dec : Started Inquiring to Migration Agent
    2019-Jan : Signed contract with Migration Agent
    2019-Jan : Started collating documents for ACS
    2019-Mar : Lodged ACS assessment
    2019-Apr : Took First PTE Exam - (Not enough points)
    2019-May : Received ACS Assessment
    2019-Aug : Took 2nd PTE Exam - L -70 R-82 S-79 W-74
    2019-Sep : Lodged NSW EOI visa 190 and submitted Canberra Matrix
    2020-Apr : Scheduled PTE but due to pandemic I had to move it to 2020-November
    2020-Nov : Took 3rd PTE Exam - L -90 R-71 S-90 W-78
    2020-Dec : My wife took her PTE Exam(competent level)
    2021-Jan: Started collating Docs( For Renewal of ACS Assessment)
    2021-Nov: Took 4th PTE Exam (L-90 R-85 S-90 W-75)
    2022-Apr: Took 5th PTE Exam(L-89 R-82 S-90 W-76)
    2022-June: Lodged ACS Assessment( Developer Programmer)
    2022-June: Scheduled for 6th PTE Exam
    2022-June/July: Received PTE Exam Result(Superior) - L -83 R- 80 S -90 W-84
    2022-August: Received ACS Assessment( Positive Result but low points)
    2022-August: Lodged EOIs(491 - 85-90pts/ 190(80pts)/ 189 (75pts)
    2022-September: Submitted missing docs to ACS for Review
    2022-October: Received Updated ACS Assessment(with Higher points)
    2022-October: Updated EOIs(491 - 90-95pts/ 190 - 85pts / 189 - 80pts)
    2023-Jan.5 : Received Pre-Invite from Victoria
    2023-Jan.11 : Received ITA from Victoria
    2023-Feb-02 : VISA 190 Lodged

    "Anything is POSSIBLE!!!" - Kevin Garnett, 2008 NBA Finals

  • xiaolicoxiaolico Australia
    Posts: 958Member
    Joined: Aug 13, 2016

    @bartowski said:

    @xiaolico said:
    Kasi nung panahon ko, every second wednesday ata. Baka iba na ngayon, baka wala na siya set na date? Anyway, di ako sure eh. Pero ganun din naman sa akin, di sila nag update nung wala pa ITA. Kailangan ko pa sila tanungin. Tatlo kaming magkakaibigan na couples ha. Sila humawak, lahat kami at mga dependents namin citizen na. pero yun nga, 5yrs ago pa to. even yung agent na humawak ng application namin, wala na din dun. nag migrate na din :)

    Ah sige po sir. Maramign Salamat po.

    Walang problema. Good luck, saw your timeline, sana masungkit mo na yung PTE. Hirap ng points system ngayon eh. And regarding yung agent, one advice I can give you, wag ka mahiya. Email mo, text mo or tawagan mo pag gusto mo. Bayad sila, trabaho nila yan. Hindi mo naman sila kinukulit or binabastos, yung relationship niyo is strictly professional. As a paying client, you have every right to contact them whenever you feel like it. Nung ako nun, minsan sa fn messenger na kami nag uusap nung agent. naging kaibigan ko na nga. I am sure they will not take it against you kahit gaano ka kakulit. all the best.

    Computer Network and Systems Engineer - 263111
    Age 33-39- 25points
    English superior- 20points
    Bachelor's Degree- 15points
    Work Experience- 10pts
    Total- 70pts

    July 25, 2016- Lodged ACS
    August 2, 2016- Favorable letter from ACS
    January 10, 2017- Took PTE
    January 12, 2017- PTE exam results (L90 R86 S90 W79)
    January 12, 2017- EOI
    January 18, 2017- ITA received
    January 19, 2017- NBI (hit)
    January 23, 2017- Visa Lodge 189
    January 24, 2017- Medical bgc
    January 27, 2017- NBI clearance received
    February 2, 2017- Medical cleared (no action required)
    February 15, 2017- Grant
    October 26, 2017- Flight to Melbourne
    October 27, 2017- Landed in Melbourne
    July 14, 2018- Moved to Sydney
    October 11, 2019- Wife gave birth to a baby boy
    October 20, 2019- Applied for baby's birth certificate online
    October 23, 2019- Baby boy's birth certificate received
    October 25, 2019- Applied for baby's medicare
    October 31, 2019- Baby's medicare activated
    October 31, 2019- Applied for baby's citizenship certificate
    November 7, 2019- Received baby's citizenship certificate
    November 13, 2019- Applied for baby's passport
    November 20, 2019- Baby's AU passport received
    November 2, 2021- Submitted AU citizenship application for myself and my wife
    April 14, 2022- Received Interview with Standard Test letter. May 25 schedule.
    May 25, 2022- Passed the Australian Citizenship Test
    May 25, 2022- Citizenship Approval Received
    September 15, 2022- Invitation to Citizenship Ceremony Received
    October 6, 2022- Citizenship Ceremony
    October 18, 2022- AU passport application lodged
    November 7, 2022- Passport received

  • RheaMARN1171933RheaMARN1171933 Posts: 2,330Member, Administrator, Moderator
    Joined: Mar 10, 2016

    @bartowski said:

    @xiaolico said:

    @bartowski said:
    Hello po, may mga tanong lang po ako sa mga pinili ang mag-Agent vs mag DIY.

    1. Hinige niyo po ba yung Skillselect Account Credentials niyo sa kanila?
    2. Sa tuwing, may documents sila sinusbumit(i.e. EOI) or any email conversation sa States re: your application, pinapa-sendan or pinapa-cc niyo rin po ba sa email niyo?
    3. Is your Agent updating you regularly regarding your application or query sa kanila?

    Maraming Salamat po sa sasagot.

    Matagal na ko. So baka nag iba na hehe. Anyway, nasa signature ko yung timeline ko. Respall nag handle nung akin a long time ago.
    1. Hindi ko hiningi, wala ako hiningi. During that time kasi, i didnt know na may pinoyau. So wala talaga ako idea. Wala ako alam na details. From what I remember though, lahat ng pinasa nila, before submitting, they will send it to me for one last check. Pag ok na ko, dun nila papasa.
    2. Hindi ako naka cc. But like what I mentioned sa 1, dumadaan muna sa akin lahat bago nila pasa.
    3. Hirap sagutin, hindi parati. Like nung may invite rounds after ng PTE at EOI, they told me naman tuwing kailangan yung invite rounds. Pero nung hindi ako na-invite that day, hindi nila ako sinabihan. I had to text them. Lahat naman ng text, tawag at email ko, siguro wala pang 15mins basta working hours, sumasagots sila.

    Hope this helps

    Thanks po for answering. Actually same po pala tayo ng Agent. Pero buti po sa inyo nag-uupdate sila kung kelan invitation rounds. Sakin po kasi wala po ako update na nakukuha. Sa forums or sa FB groups ko pa po nakikita na nagkaron ng invitation rounds. Kelangan ko pa po sila imessage kung may invite or wala po.

    Re invitation rounds, it’s because we agents were kept in the dark by the Department as well. If you go to the immi website, it only says rounds will be cyclical - no one really knew exactly when it was happening until it happened. But looking at the pattern since July, it looks like invitation round us every two months. Back then, it was every two weeks so it was easy to remind clients, that’s no longer the case now.

  • bartowskibartowski Posts: 92Member
    Joined: Nov 26, 2018

    @xiaolico said:

    @bartowski said:

    @xiaolico said:
    Kasi nung panahon ko, every second wednesday ata. Baka iba na ngayon, baka wala na siya set na date? Anyway, di ako sure eh. Pero ganun din naman sa akin, di sila nag update nung wala pa ITA. Kailangan ko pa sila tanungin. Tatlo kaming magkakaibigan na couples ha. Sila humawak, lahat kami at mga dependents namin citizen na. pero yun nga, 5yrs ago pa to. even yung agent na humawak ng application namin, wala na din dun. nag migrate na din :)

    Ah sige po sir. Maramign Salamat po.

    Walang problema. Good luck, saw your timeline, sana masungkit mo na yung PTE. Hirap ng points system ngayon eh. And regarding yung agent, one advice I can give you, wag ka mahiya. Email mo, text mo or tawagan mo pag gusto mo. Bayad sila, trabaho nila yan. Hindi mo naman sila kinukulit or binabastos, yung relationship niyo is strictly professional. As a paying client, you have every right to contact them whenever you feel like it. Nung ako nun, minsan sa fn messenger na kami nag uusap nung agent. naging kaibigan ko na nga. I am sure they will not take it against you kahit gaano ka kakulit. all the best.

    @xiaolico said:

    @bartowski said:

    @xiaolico said:
    Kasi nung panahon ko, every second wednesday ata. Baka iba na ngayon, baka wala na siya set na date? Anyway, di ako sure eh. Pero ganun din naman sa akin, di sila nag update nung wala pa ITA. Kailangan ko pa sila tanungin. Tatlo kaming magkakaibigan na couples ha. Sila humawak, lahat kami at mga dependents namin citizen na. pero yun nga, 5yrs ago pa to. even yung agent na humawak ng application namin, wala na din dun. nag migrate na din :)

    Ah sige po sir. Maramign Salamat po.

    Walang problema. Good luck, saw your timeline, sana masungkit mo na yung PTE. Hirap ng points system ngayon eh. And regarding yung agent, one advice I can give you, wag ka mahiya. Email mo, text mo or tawagan mo pag gusto mo. Bayad sila, trabaho nila yan. Hindi mo naman sila kinukulit or binabastos, yung relationship niyo is strictly professional. As a paying client, you have every right to contact them whenever you feel like it. Nung ako nun, minsan sa fn messenger na kami nag uusap nung agent. naging kaibigan ko na nga. I am sure they will not take it against you kahit gaano ka kakulit. all the best.

    Thank you po again sir. I'll follow your advice po. Minsan po kasi iniisip ko baka nakukulitan sila kaya matagal or hindi napapansin un message ko.

    261312 - Developer Programmer | Age: 25| English Proficiency: 20 | Education: 15 |Work Experience: 15 | Spouse English Proficiency: 5 | Total 80
    Timeline:
    2018-Dec : Started Inquiring to Migration Agent
    2019-Jan : Signed contract with Migration Agent
    2019-Jan : Started collating documents for ACS
    2019-Mar : Lodged ACS assessment
    2019-Apr : Took First PTE Exam - (Not enough points)
    2019-May : Received ACS Assessment
    2019-Aug : Took 2nd PTE Exam - L -70 R-82 S-79 W-74
    2019-Sep : Lodged NSW EOI visa 190 and submitted Canberra Matrix
    2020-Apr : Scheduled PTE but due to pandemic I had to move it to 2020-November
    2020-Nov : Took 3rd PTE Exam - L -90 R-71 S-90 W-78
    2020-Dec : My wife took her PTE Exam(competent level)
    2021-Jan: Started collating Docs( For Renewal of ACS Assessment)
    2021-Nov: Took 4th PTE Exam (L-90 R-85 S-90 W-75)
    2022-Apr: Took 5th PTE Exam(L-89 R-82 S-90 W-76)
    2022-June: Lodged ACS Assessment( Developer Programmer)
    2022-June: Scheduled for 6th PTE Exam
    2022-June/July: Received PTE Exam Result(Superior) - L -83 R- 80 S -90 W-84
    2022-August: Received ACS Assessment( Positive Result but low points)
    2022-August: Lodged EOIs(491 - 85-90pts/ 190(80pts)/ 189 (75pts)
    2022-September: Submitted missing docs to ACS for Review
    2022-October: Received Updated ACS Assessment(with Higher points)
    2022-October: Updated EOIs(491 - 90-95pts/ 190 - 85pts / 189 - 80pts)
    2023-Jan.5 : Received Pre-Invite from Victoria
    2023-Jan.11 : Received ITA from Victoria
    2023-Feb-02 : VISA 190 Lodged

    "Anything is POSSIBLE!!!" - Kevin Garnett, 2008 NBA Finals

  • xiaolicoxiaolico Australia
    Posts: 958Member
    Joined: Aug 13, 2016

    @bartowski said:

    @xiaolico said:

    @bartowski said:

    @xiaolico said:
    Kasi nung panahon ko, every second wednesday ata. Baka iba na ngayon, baka wala na siya set na date? Anyway, di ako sure eh. Pero ganun din naman sa akin, di sila nag update nung wala pa ITA. Kailangan ko pa sila tanungin. Tatlo kaming magkakaibigan na couples ha. Sila humawak, lahat kami at mga dependents namin citizen na. pero yun nga, 5yrs ago pa to. even yung agent na humawak ng application namin, wala na din dun. nag migrate na din :)

    Ah sige po sir. Maramign Salamat po.

    Walang problema. Good luck, saw your timeline, sana masungkit mo na yung PTE. Hirap ng points system ngayon eh. And regarding yung agent, one advice I can give you, wag ka mahiya. Email mo, text mo or tawagan mo pag gusto mo. Bayad sila, trabaho nila yan. Hindi mo naman sila kinukulit or binabastos, yung relationship niyo is strictly professional. As a paying client, you have every right to contact them whenever you feel like it. Nung ako nun, minsan sa fn messenger na kami nag uusap nung agent. naging kaibigan ko na nga. I am sure they will not take it against you kahit gaano ka kakulit. all the best.

    @xiaolico said:

    @bartowski said:

    @xiaolico said:
    Kasi nung panahon ko, every second wednesday ata. Baka iba na ngayon, baka wala na siya set na date? Anyway, di ako sure eh. Pero ganun din naman sa akin, di sila nag update nung wala pa ITA. Kailangan ko pa sila tanungin. Tatlo kaming magkakaibigan na couples ha. Sila humawak, lahat kami at mga dependents namin citizen na. pero yun nga, 5yrs ago pa to. even yung agent na humawak ng application namin, wala na din dun. nag migrate na din :)

    Ah sige po sir. Maramign Salamat po.

    Walang problema. Good luck, saw your timeline, sana masungkit mo na yung PTE. Hirap ng points system ngayon eh. And regarding yung agent, one advice I can give you, wag ka mahiya. Email mo, text mo or tawagan mo pag gusto mo. Bayad sila, trabaho nila yan. Hindi mo naman sila kinukulit or binabastos, yung relationship niyo is strictly professional. As a paying client, you have every right to contact them whenever you feel like it. Nung ako nun, minsan sa fn messenger na kami nag uusap nung agent. naging kaibigan ko na nga. I am sure they will not take it against you kahit gaano ka kakulit. all the best.

    Thank you po again sir. I'll follow your advice po. Minsan po kasi iniisip ko baka nakukulitan sila kaya matagal or hindi napapansin un message ko.

    Hindi ko din sure eh. Kasi ako maganda naman experience ko. If hindi sila sumagot, I suggest tawagan mo. Kasi if kulit lang, I am sure sanay na sila diyan :). Lahat tayo malamang makulit hehe.

    Regarding yung invitation rounds, nilinaw na ni rhea. Malaki na kasi talaga nag bago siguro. Basta wag ka mahihiya tumawag para mas maging kampante ka. And let's be honest, hindi di naman biro yung bayad. Sulit siya kung sulit, pero allowed tayo sulitin yun. Really hope the best for you. Dinaanan din namin yan, although syempre iba iba tayo ng situation. Sobrang good luck talaga. And sobrang sana masungkit mo na yung PTE.

    Computer Network and Systems Engineer - 263111
    Age 33-39- 25points
    English superior- 20points
    Bachelor's Degree- 15points
    Work Experience- 10pts
    Total- 70pts

    July 25, 2016- Lodged ACS
    August 2, 2016- Favorable letter from ACS
    January 10, 2017- Took PTE
    January 12, 2017- PTE exam results (L90 R86 S90 W79)
    January 12, 2017- EOI
    January 18, 2017- ITA received
    January 19, 2017- NBI (hit)
    January 23, 2017- Visa Lodge 189
    January 24, 2017- Medical bgc
    January 27, 2017- NBI clearance received
    February 2, 2017- Medical cleared (no action required)
    February 15, 2017- Grant
    October 26, 2017- Flight to Melbourne
    October 27, 2017- Landed in Melbourne
    July 14, 2018- Moved to Sydney
    October 11, 2019- Wife gave birth to a baby boy
    October 20, 2019- Applied for baby's birth certificate online
    October 23, 2019- Baby boy's birth certificate received
    October 25, 2019- Applied for baby's medicare
    October 31, 2019- Baby's medicare activated
    October 31, 2019- Applied for baby's citizenship certificate
    November 7, 2019- Received baby's citizenship certificate
    November 13, 2019- Applied for baby's passport
    November 20, 2019- Baby's AU passport received
    November 2, 2021- Submitted AU citizenship application for myself and my wife
    April 14, 2022- Received Interview with Standard Test letter. May 25 schedule.
    May 25, 2022- Passed the Australian Citizenship Test
    May 25, 2022- Citizenship Approval Received
    September 15, 2022- Invitation to Citizenship Ceremony Received
    October 6, 2022- Citizenship Ceremony
    October 18, 2022- AU passport application lodged
    November 7, 2022- Passport received

  • RheaMARN1171933RheaMARN1171933 Posts: 2,330Member, Administrator, Moderator
    Joined: Mar 10, 2016

    @xiaolico said:

    @bartowski said:

    @xiaolico said:

    @bartowski said:

    @xiaolico said:
    Kasi nung panahon ko, every second wednesday ata. Baka iba na ngayon, baka wala na siya set na date? Anyway, di ako sure eh. Pero ganun din naman sa akin, di sila nag update nung wala pa ITA. Kailangan ko pa sila tanungin. Tatlo kaming magkakaibigan na couples ha. Sila humawak, lahat kami at mga dependents namin citizen na. pero yun nga, 5yrs ago pa to. even yung agent na humawak ng application namin, wala na din dun. nag migrate na din :)

    Ah sige po sir. Maramign Salamat po.

    Walang problema. Good luck, saw your timeline, sana masungkit mo na yung PTE. Hirap ng points system ngayon eh. And regarding yung agent, one advice I can give you, wag ka mahiya. Email mo, text mo or tawagan mo pag gusto mo. Bayad sila, trabaho nila yan. Hindi mo naman sila kinukulit or binabastos, yung relationship niyo is strictly professional. As a paying client, you have every right to contact them whenever you feel like it. Nung ako nun, minsan sa fn messenger na kami nag uusap nung agent. naging kaibigan ko na nga. I am sure they will not take it against you kahit gaano ka kakulit. all the best.

    @xiaolico said:

    @bartowski said:

    @xiaolico said:
    Kasi nung panahon ko, every second wednesday ata. Baka iba na ngayon, baka wala na siya set na date? Anyway, di ako sure eh. Pero ganun din naman sa akin, di sila nag update nung wala pa ITA. Kailangan ko pa sila tanungin. Tatlo kaming magkakaibigan na couples ha. Sila humawak, lahat kami at mga dependents namin citizen na. pero yun nga, 5yrs ago pa to. even yung agent na humawak ng application namin, wala na din dun. nag migrate na din :)

    Ah sige po sir. Maramign Salamat po.

    Walang problema. Good luck, saw your timeline, sana masungkit mo na yung PTE. Hirap ng points system ngayon eh. And regarding yung agent, one advice I can give you, wag ka mahiya. Email mo, text mo or tawagan mo pag gusto mo. Bayad sila, trabaho nila yan. Hindi mo naman sila kinukulit or binabastos, yung relationship niyo is strictly professional. As a paying client, you have every right to contact them whenever you feel like it. Nung ako nun, minsan sa fn messenger na kami nag uusap nung agent. naging kaibigan ko na nga. I am sure they will not take it against you kahit gaano ka kakulit. all the best.

    Thank you po again sir. I'll follow your advice po. Minsan po kasi iniisip ko baka nakukulitan sila kaya matagal or hindi napapansin un message ko.

    Hindi ko din sure eh. Kasi ako maganda naman experience ko. If hindi sila sumagot, I suggest tawagan mo. Kasi if kulit lang, I am sure sanay na sila diyan :). Lahat tayo malamang makulit hehe.

    Regarding yung invitation rounds, nilinaw na ni rhea. Malaki na kasi talaga nag bago siguro. Basta wag ka mahihiya tumawag para mas maging kampante ka. And let's be honest, hindi di naman biro yung bayad. Sulit siya kung sulit, pero allowed tayo sulitin yun. Really hope the best for you. Dinaanan din namin yan, although syempre iba iba tayo ng situation. Sobrang good luck talaga. And sobrang sana masungkit mo na yung PTE.

    I agree with this. You should utilise your agent, that’s why you engaged one….but within reason as well and also being mindful to behave professionally and that agents are humans as well. Minsan there are clients also who make us feel - I’m paying you therefore you have to do this and that, the “entitled” syndrome. There are those, nakakuha na nga ng out of office reply na on leave yung agent, will resort to texting to get hold of the agent- e diba nga on leave? Taking a break from work like any human being would. Hindi naman urgent…I don’t think anyone finds it amusing to be chased about work whilst on leave. Some also think agents will do magic for them. Just be realistic with your expectations when engaging an agent. At the initial email, we always send them the Code of Conduct which all agents have to adhere to, not only that we are required to show this to clients, I think it’s a good practice from our end so that the client is aware of the professional standards they should expect from the agent. Also we provide factsheet about giving immigration advice just to remind clients to be aware of realistic expectations. Often times, client’s dissatisfaction with agents is due to wrong/unrealistic/misunderstood expectations.

    If you have questions, always ask. If you have issues with your agent, voice it out so it can be cleared out. A perfect example was what was pointed out re invites, the client is frustrated kasi hindi inaupdate not knowing what happens in the background as far as agents are concerned. Aim to nurture your relationship with your agent as well. There’s also nothing worse than dealing with a client who’s demanding and with attitude or frustrated. Often times this can be avoided with the right attitude in dealing with issues. 😉

    bartowskiKemEnggNoypi
  • xiaolicoxiaolico Australia
    Posts: 958Member
    Joined: Aug 13, 2016

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @xiaolico said:

    @bartowski said:

    @xiaolico said:

    @bartowski said:

    @xiaolico said:
    Kasi nung panahon ko, every second wednesday ata. Baka iba na ngayon, baka wala na siya set na date? Anyway, di ako sure eh. Pero ganun din naman sa akin, di sila nag update nung wala pa ITA. Kailangan ko pa sila tanungin. Tatlo kaming magkakaibigan na couples ha. Sila humawak, lahat kami at mga dependents namin citizen na. pero yun nga, 5yrs ago pa to. even yung agent na humawak ng application namin, wala na din dun. nag migrate na din :)

    Ah sige po sir. Maramign Salamat po.

    Walang problema. Good luck, saw your timeline, sana masungkit mo na yung PTE. Hirap ng points system ngayon eh. And regarding yung agent, one advice I can give you, wag ka mahiya. Email mo, text mo or tawagan mo pag gusto mo. Bayad sila, trabaho nila yan. Hindi mo naman sila kinukulit or binabastos, yung relationship niyo is strictly professional. As a paying client, you have every right to contact them whenever you feel like it. Nung ako nun, minsan sa fn messenger na kami nag uusap nung agent. naging kaibigan ko na nga. I am sure they will not take it against you kahit gaano ka kakulit. all the best.

    @xiaolico said:

    @bartowski said:

    @xiaolico said:
    Kasi nung panahon ko, every second wednesday ata. Baka iba na ngayon, baka wala na siya set na date? Anyway, di ako sure eh. Pero ganun din naman sa akin, di sila nag update nung wala pa ITA. Kailangan ko pa sila tanungin. Tatlo kaming magkakaibigan na couples ha. Sila humawak, lahat kami at mga dependents namin citizen na. pero yun nga, 5yrs ago pa to. even yung agent na humawak ng application namin, wala na din dun. nag migrate na din :)

    Ah sige po sir. Maramign Salamat po.

    Walang problema. Good luck, saw your timeline, sana masungkit mo na yung PTE. Hirap ng points system ngayon eh. And regarding yung agent, one advice I can give you, wag ka mahiya. Email mo, text mo or tawagan mo pag gusto mo. Bayad sila, trabaho nila yan. Hindi mo naman sila kinukulit or binabastos, yung relationship niyo is strictly professional. As a paying client, you have every right to contact them whenever you feel like it. Nung ako nun, minsan sa fn messenger na kami nag uusap nung agent. naging kaibigan ko na nga. I am sure they will not take it against you kahit gaano ka kakulit. all the best.

    Thank you po again sir. I'll follow your advice po. Minsan po kasi iniisip ko baka nakukulitan sila kaya matagal or hindi napapansin un message ko.

    Hindi ko din sure eh. Kasi ako maganda naman experience ko. If hindi sila sumagot, I suggest tawagan mo. Kasi if kulit lang, I am sure sanay na sila diyan :). Lahat tayo malamang makulit hehe.

    Regarding yung invitation rounds, nilinaw na ni rhea. Malaki na kasi talaga nag bago siguro. Basta wag ka mahihiya tumawag para mas maging kampante ka. And let's be honest, hindi di naman biro yung bayad. Sulit siya kung sulit, pero allowed tayo sulitin yun. Really hope the best for you. Dinaanan din namin yan, although syempre iba iba tayo ng situation. Sobrang good luck talaga. And sobrang sana masungkit mo na yung PTE.

    I agree with this. You should utilise your agent, that’s why you engaged one….but within reason as well and also being mindful to behave professionally and that agents are humans as well. Minsan there are clients also who make us feel - I’m paying you therefore you have to do this and that, the “entitled” syndrome. There are those, nakakuha na nga ng out of office reply na on leave yung agent, will resort to texting to get hold of the agent- e diba nga on leave? Taking a break from work like any human being would. Hindi naman urgent…I don’t think anyone finds it amusing to be chased about work whilst on leave. Some also think agents will do magic for them. Just be realistic with your expectations when engaging an agent. At the initial email, we always send them the Code of Conduct which all agents have to adhere to, not only that we are required to show this to clients, I think it’s a good practice from our end so that the client is aware of the professional standards they should expect from the agent. Also we provide factsheet about giving immigration advice just to remind clients to be aware of realistic expectations. Often times, client’s dissatisfaction with agents is due to wrong/unrealistic/misunderstood expectations.

    If you have questions, always ask. If you have issues with your agent, voice it out so it can be cleared out. A perfect example was what was pointed out re invites, the client is frustrated kasi hindi inaupdate not knowing what happens in the background as far as agents are concerned. Aim to nurture your relationship with your agent as well. There’s also nothing worse than dealing with a client who’s demanding and with attitude or frustrated. Often times this can be avoided with the right attitude in dealing with issues. 😉

    Totally agree. During my time kasi, feeling ko makulit talaga ako. Pero never ako tumawag or nag text outside of office hours. Emails, I did, Pero naisip ko naman, my agent will not check her emails after hours. So nababasa Lang niya pag pasok ba niya. Despite lahat ng kakulitan ko, naka Ilan batuhan kami ng email, calls and sms. To this day, kaibigan ko yung agent na that was assigned to me. Fb friend ko siya, so every time May milestone sa buhay niya, I would congratulate her. Ganun din siya sa akin. There are times siguro dahil sa stress, siguro I stepped over the line. Pero I would always apologise naman pag lumamig na ulo. I guess since friends pa din kami until now, kahit Sobrang kulit ko, I didn’t do anything foul or Baka pinatawad niya Lang ako hehe. At the end of the day, wala ako regrets of getting an agent. I thị during my time for both my wife and myself, 300k++ ginastos ko. Not sure na how much napunta sa agency, baka half. It was worth every peso that I spent.

    bartowski

    Computer Network and Systems Engineer - 263111
    Age 33-39- 25points
    English superior- 20points
    Bachelor's Degree- 15points
    Work Experience- 10pts
    Total- 70pts

    July 25, 2016- Lodged ACS
    August 2, 2016- Favorable letter from ACS
    January 10, 2017- Took PTE
    January 12, 2017- PTE exam results (L90 R86 S90 W79)
    January 12, 2017- EOI
    January 18, 2017- ITA received
    January 19, 2017- NBI (hit)
    January 23, 2017- Visa Lodge 189
    January 24, 2017- Medical bgc
    January 27, 2017- NBI clearance received
    February 2, 2017- Medical cleared (no action required)
    February 15, 2017- Grant
    October 26, 2017- Flight to Melbourne
    October 27, 2017- Landed in Melbourne
    July 14, 2018- Moved to Sydney
    October 11, 2019- Wife gave birth to a baby boy
    October 20, 2019- Applied for baby's birth certificate online
    October 23, 2019- Baby boy's birth certificate received
    October 25, 2019- Applied for baby's medicare
    October 31, 2019- Baby's medicare activated
    October 31, 2019- Applied for baby's citizenship certificate
    November 7, 2019- Received baby's citizenship certificate
    November 13, 2019- Applied for baby's passport
    November 20, 2019- Baby's AU passport received
    November 2, 2021- Submitted AU citizenship application for myself and my wife
    April 14, 2022- Received Interview with Standard Test letter. May 25 schedule.
    May 25, 2022- Passed the Australian Citizenship Test
    May 25, 2022- Citizenship Approval Received
    September 15, 2022- Invitation to Citizenship Ceremony Received
    October 6, 2022- Citizenship Ceremony
    October 18, 2022- AU passport application lodged
    November 7, 2022- Passport received

  • ispidprikispidprik Posts: 117Member
    Joined: Apr 16, 2020

    Engaged Respall’s services dn and ok nman sila responsive and gives us sound advice nman dn on what to do. Actually we’re still in the process and just finished lodging our application. Like what they say your free to ask updates. In our case before we started the journey i made sure to know how it will work out para i know lang dn when to follow-up. Responsive dn sila realtime when we were booking our medical just let them know the urgency para maguide ka dn on what to do.

    xiaolicobartowski
  • xiaolicoxiaolico Australia
    Posts: 958Member
    Joined: Aug 13, 2016

    @ispidprik said:
    Engaged Respall’s services dn and ok nman sila responsive and gives us sound advice nman dn on what to do. Actually we’re still in the process and just finished lodging our application. Like what they say your free to ask updates. In our case before we started the journey i made sure to know how it will work out para i know lang dn when to follow-up. Responsive dn sila realtime when we were booking our medical just let them know the urgency para maguide ka dn on what to do.

    Can I ask, how much na sila now? Kahit estimate lang.

    Computer Network and Systems Engineer - 263111
    Age 33-39- 25points
    English superior- 20points
    Bachelor's Degree- 15points
    Work Experience- 10pts
    Total- 70pts

    July 25, 2016- Lodged ACS
    August 2, 2016- Favorable letter from ACS
    January 10, 2017- Took PTE
    January 12, 2017- PTE exam results (L90 R86 S90 W79)
    January 12, 2017- EOI
    January 18, 2017- ITA received
    January 19, 2017- NBI (hit)
    January 23, 2017- Visa Lodge 189
    January 24, 2017- Medical bgc
    January 27, 2017- NBI clearance received
    February 2, 2017- Medical cleared (no action required)
    February 15, 2017- Grant
    October 26, 2017- Flight to Melbourne
    October 27, 2017- Landed in Melbourne
    July 14, 2018- Moved to Sydney
    October 11, 2019- Wife gave birth to a baby boy
    October 20, 2019- Applied for baby's birth certificate online
    October 23, 2019- Baby boy's birth certificate received
    October 25, 2019- Applied for baby's medicare
    October 31, 2019- Baby's medicare activated
    October 31, 2019- Applied for baby's citizenship certificate
    November 7, 2019- Received baby's citizenship certificate
    November 13, 2019- Applied for baby's passport
    November 20, 2019- Baby's AU passport received
    November 2, 2021- Submitted AU citizenship application for myself and my wife
    April 14, 2022- Received Interview with Standard Test letter. May 25 schedule.
    May 25, 2022- Passed the Australian Citizenship Test
    May 25, 2022- Citizenship Approval Received
    September 15, 2022- Invitation to Citizenship Ceremony Received
    October 6, 2022- Citizenship Ceremony
    October 18, 2022- AU passport application lodged
    November 7, 2022- Passport received

  • ispidprikispidprik Posts: 117Member
    Joined: Apr 16, 2020

    @xiaolico said:

    @ispidprik said:
    Engaged Respall’s services dn and ok nman sila responsive and gives us sound advice nman dn on what to do. Actually we’re still in the process and just finished lodging our application. Like what they say your free to ask updates. In our case before we started the journey i made sure to know how it will work out para i know lang dn when to follow-up. Responsive dn sila realtime when we were booking our medical just let them know the urgency para maguide ka dn on what to do.

    Can I ask, how much na sila now? Kahit estimate lang.

    We engaged them early 2021 pa i think nsa 100k plus na sila that time. It was alot of money. Many would say na kaya DIY. But im not confident doing it on my own considering our circumstances we can’t make a mediocre/basic mistake. For me it was money well spent and it gave me peace of mind. Many of my colleagues engaged Respall and have been in Australia for quite sometime now.

  • xiaolicoxiaolico Australia
    Posts: 958Member
    Joined: Aug 13, 2016

    @ispidprik said:

    @xiaolico said:

    @ispidprik said:
    Engaged Respall’s services dn and ok nman sila responsive and gives us sound advice nman dn on what to do. Actually we’re still in the process and just finished lodging our application. Like what they say your free to ask updates. In our case before we started the journey i made sure to know how it will work out para i know lang dn when to follow-up. Responsive dn sila realtime when we were booking our medical just let them know the urgency para maguide ka dn on what to do.

    Can I ask, how much na sila now? Kahit estimate lang.

    We engaged them early 2021 pa i think nsa 100k plus na sila that time. It was alot of money. Many would say na kaya DIY. But im not confident doing it on my own considering our circumstances we can’t make a mediocre/basic mistake. For me it was money well spent and it gave me peace of mind. Many of my colleagues engaged Respall and have been in Australia for quite sometime now.

    Agree, product din nila ako. 2016 ata ako, medyo forgot na. I was just wondering how much na difference sa price. Parang hindi naman tumaas pala from the time ko until 2021. Thanks

    ispidprik

    Computer Network and Systems Engineer - 263111
    Age 33-39- 25points
    English superior- 20points
    Bachelor's Degree- 15points
    Work Experience- 10pts
    Total- 70pts

    July 25, 2016- Lodged ACS
    August 2, 2016- Favorable letter from ACS
    January 10, 2017- Took PTE
    January 12, 2017- PTE exam results (L90 R86 S90 W79)
    January 12, 2017- EOI
    January 18, 2017- ITA received
    January 19, 2017- NBI (hit)
    January 23, 2017- Visa Lodge 189
    January 24, 2017- Medical bgc
    January 27, 2017- NBI clearance received
    February 2, 2017- Medical cleared (no action required)
    February 15, 2017- Grant
    October 26, 2017- Flight to Melbourne
    October 27, 2017- Landed in Melbourne
    July 14, 2018- Moved to Sydney
    October 11, 2019- Wife gave birth to a baby boy
    October 20, 2019- Applied for baby's birth certificate online
    October 23, 2019- Baby boy's birth certificate received
    October 25, 2019- Applied for baby's medicare
    October 31, 2019- Baby's medicare activated
    October 31, 2019- Applied for baby's citizenship certificate
    November 7, 2019- Received baby's citizenship certificate
    November 13, 2019- Applied for baby's passport
    November 20, 2019- Baby's AU passport received
    November 2, 2021- Submitted AU citizenship application for myself and my wife
    April 14, 2022- Received Interview with Standard Test letter. May 25 schedule.
    May 25, 2022- Passed the Australian Citizenship Test
    May 25, 2022- Citizenship Approval Received
    September 15, 2022- Invitation to Citizenship Ceremony Received
    October 6, 2022- Citizenship Ceremony
    October 18, 2022- AU passport application lodged
    November 7, 2022- Passport received

  • anacafanacaf Posts: 23Member
    Joined: Feb 13, 2022

    Hi. Gusto ko lang sana ng peace of mind. Nagooverthink na kase ako. Ahaha. May mga respall clients po ba dito na nagrant ng 491? Received pa din po kasi status ko since naglodge ako 4mos ago. Binabanggit ko po kasi sa agent ko yung iclick na "I confirm". Aware naman daw po sila dun. Gusto ko lang mapanatag na sure naman sila sa 491process. Hehe.

    MACINOZ2023
  • bartowskibartowski Posts: 92Member
    Joined: Nov 26, 2018

    @anacaf said:
    Hi. Gusto ko lang sana ng peace of mind. Nagooverthink na kase ako. Ahaha. May mga respall clients po ba dito na nagrant ng 491? Received pa din po kasi status ko since naglodge ako 4mos ago. Binabanggit ko po kasi sa agent ko yung iclick na "I confirm". Aware naman daw po sila dun. Gusto ko lang mapanatag na sure naman sila sa 491process. Hehe.

    Sir sorry question lang po. Shinare ba nila sayo ung skill select account credentials mo? Or yan screenshot mo galing din sa kanila?

    261312 - Developer Programmer | Age: 25| English Proficiency: 20 | Education: 15 |Work Experience: 15 | Spouse English Proficiency: 5 | Total 80
    Timeline:
    2018-Dec : Started Inquiring to Migration Agent
    2019-Jan : Signed contract with Migration Agent
    2019-Jan : Started collating documents for ACS
    2019-Mar : Lodged ACS assessment
    2019-Apr : Took First PTE Exam - (Not enough points)
    2019-May : Received ACS Assessment
    2019-Aug : Took 2nd PTE Exam - L -70 R-82 S-79 W-74
    2019-Sep : Lodged NSW EOI visa 190 and submitted Canberra Matrix
    2020-Apr : Scheduled PTE but due to pandemic I had to move it to 2020-November
    2020-Nov : Took 3rd PTE Exam - L -90 R-71 S-90 W-78
    2020-Dec : My wife took her PTE Exam(competent level)
    2021-Jan: Started collating Docs( For Renewal of ACS Assessment)
    2021-Nov: Took 4th PTE Exam (L-90 R-85 S-90 W-75)
    2022-Apr: Took 5th PTE Exam(L-89 R-82 S-90 W-76)
    2022-June: Lodged ACS Assessment( Developer Programmer)
    2022-June: Scheduled for 6th PTE Exam
    2022-June/July: Received PTE Exam Result(Superior) - L -83 R- 80 S -90 W-84
    2022-August: Received ACS Assessment( Positive Result but low points)
    2022-August: Lodged EOIs(491 - 85-90pts/ 190(80pts)/ 189 (75pts)
    2022-September: Submitted missing docs to ACS for Review
    2022-October: Received Updated ACS Assessment(with Higher points)
    2022-October: Updated EOIs(491 - 90-95pts/ 190 - 85pts / 189 - 80pts)
    2023-Jan.5 : Received Pre-Invite from Victoria
    2023-Jan.11 : Received ITA from Victoria
    2023-Feb-02 : VISA 190 Lodged

    "Anything is POSSIBLE!!!" - Kevin Garnett, 2008 NBA Finals

  • bartowskibartowski Posts: 92Member
    Joined: Nov 26, 2018

    Sorry to bring this up but sa ilang FB groups, nakikita ko na parang mas mabilis kung naka-DIY vs may Agent. I know naman na every application is unique and it has its own timeline pero madalas ko lang po talaga mapansin na parang mas mabilis ang processing kapag DIY. Sa State na po kaya ito? Mas prefer po ba nila un naka-DIY? Sorry po sa tanong ko, gusto ko lang po kasi maliwanagan.

    MACINOZ2023EeOZ

    261312 - Developer Programmer | Age: 25| English Proficiency: 20 | Education: 15 |Work Experience: 15 | Spouse English Proficiency: 5 | Total 80
    Timeline:
    2018-Dec : Started Inquiring to Migration Agent
    2019-Jan : Signed contract with Migration Agent
    2019-Jan : Started collating documents for ACS
    2019-Mar : Lodged ACS assessment
    2019-Apr : Took First PTE Exam - (Not enough points)
    2019-May : Received ACS Assessment
    2019-Aug : Took 2nd PTE Exam - L -70 R-82 S-79 W-74
    2019-Sep : Lodged NSW EOI visa 190 and submitted Canberra Matrix
    2020-Apr : Scheduled PTE but due to pandemic I had to move it to 2020-November
    2020-Nov : Took 3rd PTE Exam - L -90 R-71 S-90 W-78
    2020-Dec : My wife took her PTE Exam(competent level)
    2021-Jan: Started collating Docs( For Renewal of ACS Assessment)
    2021-Nov: Took 4th PTE Exam (L-90 R-85 S-90 W-75)
    2022-Apr: Took 5th PTE Exam(L-89 R-82 S-90 W-76)
    2022-June: Lodged ACS Assessment( Developer Programmer)
    2022-June: Scheduled for 6th PTE Exam
    2022-June/July: Received PTE Exam Result(Superior) - L -83 R- 80 S -90 W-84
    2022-August: Received ACS Assessment( Positive Result but low points)
    2022-August: Lodged EOIs(491 - 85-90pts/ 190(80pts)/ 189 (75pts)
    2022-September: Submitted missing docs to ACS for Review
    2022-October: Received Updated ACS Assessment(with Higher points)
    2022-October: Updated EOIs(491 - 90-95pts/ 190 - 85pts / 189 - 80pts)
    2023-Jan.5 : Received Pre-Invite from Victoria
    2023-Jan.11 : Received ITA from Victoria
    2023-Feb-02 : VISA 190 Lodged

    "Anything is POSSIBLE!!!" - Kevin Garnett, 2008 NBA Finals

  • _sebodemacho_sebodemacho Singapore
    Posts: 628Member
    Joined: Sep 13, 2019
    edited December 2022

    @bartowski said:
    Sorry to bring this up but sa ilang FB groups, nakikita ko na parang mas mabilis kung naka-DIY vs may Agent. I know naman na every application is unique and it has its own timeline pero madalas ko lang po talaga mapansin na parang mas mabilis ang processing kapag DIY. Sa State na po kaya ito? Mas prefer po ba nila un naka-DIY? Sorry po sa tanong ko, gusto ko lang po kasi maliwanagan.

    It is not wrong to express your thoughts. :)

    But an observation is valid only for the cases that are observable to the observer. I say this because, there may be people who hired agents that do not post their timeline/grant in those FB groups at all. Same case here in the forum. This does not make the observation totally wrong, though.

    I'm just saying it's not the entire picture. Nobody here can really say for sure if DIYers get faster grants than those with agents, unless there is an absolute case study done to collect substantial data to declare this.

    MACINOZ2023ispidprikera222

    DIY all the way. Avoid preachy, know-it-all, and unscrupulous agents AT ALL COSTS!
    .

    261312 (Developer Programmer) - Main | 261111 (ICT Business Analyst) - Wife

    189 (95), 190 (100)

    .
    xx.xx.xxxx | Visa Grant
    17.11.2022 | Medical Test Clearance
    15.11.2022 | Medical Test
    03.11.2022 | EOI #4, #6 | 189 Withdrawn, 190 NSW Withdrawn
    03.11.2022 | Visa Application | 190 VIC --- THE REAL WAITING GAME BEGINS!!!
    31.10.2022 | ITA | 190 VIC | never thought this day would come!!! T.T good decision to defer NSW nomination.
    27.10.2022 | Pre-ITA | 190 NSW --- sabi nila, when it rains, it pours!!!
    26.10.2022 | Nomination Application | 190 VIC
    26.10.2022 | Pre-ITA | 190 VIC --- one step closer, sa wakas, PADAYON!!!
    21.10.2022 | EOI #4, #5, #6 DoE | 189, 190 VIC + ROI, 190 NSW
    21.10.2022 | ACS Assessment (Wife) - Suitable
    25.09.2021 | ACS Assessment (Main) - Suitable
    01.02.2021 | EOI#4 DoE | 189
    19.08.2020 | EOI#1, #2, #3 DoE | 189 Expired, 190 NSW Expired, 190 VIC Expired
    30.07.2020 | NAATI CCL Online Test | Result: Passed
    09.03.2020 | PTE (Wife) | Results: L90 R80 S90 W82 (Superior)
    19.02.2020 | PTE (Main) | Results: L90 R83 S90 W82 (Superior)
    12.02.2020 | ACS Assessment (Wife) - Suitable | Expired
    24.10.2019 | ACS Assessment (Main) - Suitable | Expired
    xx.06.2019 | The Beginning | Tons of research, document collection and other necessary preparations

  • bartowskibartowski Posts: 92Member
    Joined: Nov 26, 2018

    @_sebodemacho said:

    @bartowski said:
    Sorry to bring this up but sa ilang FB groups, nakikita ko na parang mas mabilis kung naka-DIY vs may Agent. I know naman na every application is unique and it has its own timeline pero madalas ko lang po talaga mapansin na parang mas mabilis ang processing kapag DIY. Sa State na po kaya ito? Mas prefer po ba nila un naka-DIY? Sorry po sa tanong ko, gusto ko lang po kasi maliwanagan.

    It is not wrong to express your thoughts. :)

    But an observation is valid only for the cases that are observable to the observer. I say this because, there may be people who hired agents that do not post their timeline/grant in those FB groups at all. Same case here in the forum. This does not make the observation totally wrong, though.

    I'm just saying it's not the entire picture. Nobody here can really say for sure if DIYers get faster grants than those with agents, unless there is an absolute case study done to collect substantial data to declare this.

    Thanks for the reply sir. Siguro po kasi ang hirap maghintay ng wala ka nakikita. I mean yung nakikita mo un status ng application from time to time. You need to ask or confirm pa sa agent. Kaya napa-tanong po ako dito. Salamat ponule sir

    MACINOZ2023

    261312 - Developer Programmer | Age: 25| English Proficiency: 20 | Education: 15 |Work Experience: 15 | Spouse English Proficiency: 5 | Total 80
    Timeline:
    2018-Dec : Started Inquiring to Migration Agent
    2019-Jan : Signed contract with Migration Agent
    2019-Jan : Started collating documents for ACS
    2019-Mar : Lodged ACS assessment
    2019-Apr : Took First PTE Exam - (Not enough points)
    2019-May : Received ACS Assessment
    2019-Aug : Took 2nd PTE Exam - L -70 R-82 S-79 W-74
    2019-Sep : Lodged NSW EOI visa 190 and submitted Canberra Matrix
    2020-Apr : Scheduled PTE but due to pandemic I had to move it to 2020-November
    2020-Nov : Took 3rd PTE Exam - L -90 R-71 S-90 W-78
    2020-Dec : My wife took her PTE Exam(competent level)
    2021-Jan: Started collating Docs( For Renewal of ACS Assessment)
    2021-Nov: Took 4th PTE Exam (L-90 R-85 S-90 W-75)
    2022-Apr: Took 5th PTE Exam(L-89 R-82 S-90 W-76)
    2022-June: Lodged ACS Assessment( Developer Programmer)
    2022-June: Scheduled for 6th PTE Exam
    2022-June/July: Received PTE Exam Result(Superior) - L -83 R- 80 S -90 W-84
    2022-August: Received ACS Assessment( Positive Result but low points)
    2022-August: Lodged EOIs(491 - 85-90pts/ 190(80pts)/ 189 (75pts)
    2022-September: Submitted missing docs to ACS for Review
    2022-October: Received Updated ACS Assessment(with Higher points)
    2022-October: Updated EOIs(491 - 90-95pts/ 190 - 85pts / 189 - 80pts)
    2023-Jan.5 : Received Pre-Invite from Victoria
    2023-Jan.11 : Received ITA from Victoria
    2023-Feb-02 : VISA 190 Lodged

    "Anything is POSSIBLE!!!" - Kevin Garnett, 2008 NBA Finals

  • _sebodemacho_sebodemacho Singapore
    Posts: 628Member
    Joined: Sep 13, 2019

    @bartowski said:

    @_sebodemacho said:

    @bartowski said:
    Sorry to bring this up but sa ilang FB groups, nakikita ko na parang mas mabilis kung naka-DIY vs may Agent. I know naman na every application is unique and it has its own timeline pero madalas ko lang po talaga mapansin na parang mas mabilis ang processing kapag DIY. Sa State na po kaya ito? Mas prefer po ba nila un naka-DIY? Sorry po sa tanong ko, gusto ko lang po kasi maliwanagan.

    It is not wrong to express your thoughts. :)

    But an observation is valid only for the cases that are observable to the observer. I say this because, there may be people who hired agents that do not post their timeline/grant in those FB groups at all. Same case here in the forum. This does not make the observation totally wrong, though.

    I'm just saying it's not the entire picture. Nobody here can really say for sure if DIYers get faster grants than those with agents, unless there is an absolute case study done to collect substantial data to declare this.

    Thanks for the reply sir. Siguro po kasi ang hirap maghintay ng wala ka nakikita. I mean yung nakikita mo un status ng application from time to time. You need to ask or confirm pa sa agent. Kaya napa-tanong po ako dito. Salamat ponule sir

    Nasa Visa Application stage na ba kayo? Kung oo, baka naman pwede nyo hingin yung reference number para ma-import nyo sa personal ImmiAccount nyo yung application. At least, magkakaron kayo ng view sa nangyayari.

    DIY all the way. Avoid preachy, know-it-all, and unscrupulous agents AT ALL COSTS!
    .

    261312 (Developer Programmer) - Main | 261111 (ICT Business Analyst) - Wife

    189 (95), 190 (100)

    .
    xx.xx.xxxx | Visa Grant
    17.11.2022 | Medical Test Clearance
    15.11.2022 | Medical Test
    03.11.2022 | EOI #4, #6 | 189 Withdrawn, 190 NSW Withdrawn
    03.11.2022 | Visa Application | 190 VIC --- THE REAL WAITING GAME BEGINS!!!
    31.10.2022 | ITA | 190 VIC | never thought this day would come!!! T.T good decision to defer NSW nomination.
    27.10.2022 | Pre-ITA | 190 NSW --- sabi nila, when it rains, it pours!!!
    26.10.2022 | Nomination Application | 190 VIC
    26.10.2022 | Pre-ITA | 190 VIC --- one step closer, sa wakas, PADAYON!!!
    21.10.2022 | EOI #4, #5, #6 DoE | 189, 190 VIC + ROI, 190 NSW
    21.10.2022 | ACS Assessment (Wife) - Suitable
    25.09.2021 | ACS Assessment (Main) - Suitable
    01.02.2021 | EOI#4 DoE | 189
    19.08.2020 | EOI#1, #2, #3 DoE | 189 Expired, 190 NSW Expired, 190 VIC Expired
    30.07.2020 | NAATI CCL Online Test | Result: Passed
    09.03.2020 | PTE (Wife) | Results: L90 R80 S90 W82 (Superior)
    19.02.2020 | PTE (Main) | Results: L90 R83 S90 W82 (Superior)
    12.02.2020 | ACS Assessment (Wife) - Suitable | Expired
    24.10.2019 | ACS Assessment (Main) - Suitable | Expired
    xx.06.2019 | The Beginning | Tons of research, document collection and other necessary preparations

  • bartowskibartowski Posts: 92Member
    Joined: Nov 26, 2018

    @_sebodemacho said:

    @bartowski said:

    @_sebodemacho said:

    @bartowski said:
    Sorry to bring this up but sa ilang FB groups, nakikita ko na parang mas mabilis kung naka-DIY vs may Agent. I know naman na every application is unique and it has its own timeline pero madalas ko lang po talaga mapansin na parang mas mabilis ang processing kapag DIY. Sa State na po kaya ito? Mas prefer po ba nila un naka-DIY? Sorry po sa tanong ko, gusto ko lang po kasi maliwanagan.

    It is not wrong to express your thoughts. :)

    But an observation is valid only for the cases that are observable to the observer. I say this because, there may be people who hired agents that do not post their timeline/grant in those FB groups at all. Same case here in the forum. This does not make the observation totally wrong, though.

    I'm just saying it's not the entire picture. Nobody here can really say for sure if DIYers get faster grants than those with agents, unless there is an absolute case study done to collect substantial data to declare this.

    Thanks for the reply sir. Siguro po kasi ang hirap maghintay ng wala ka nakikita. I mean yung nakikita mo un status ng application from time to time. You need to ask or confirm pa sa agent. Kaya napa-tanong po ako dito. Salamat ponule sir

    Nasa Visa Application stage na ba kayo? Kung oo, baka naman pwede nyo hingin yung reference number para ma-import nyo sa personal ImmiAccount nyo yung application. At least, magkakaron kayo ng view sa nangyayari.

    Waiting for invite palang po. Ah, pwede po pala yun ganyan.

    MACINOZ2023

    261312 - Developer Programmer | Age: 25| English Proficiency: 20 | Education: 15 |Work Experience: 15 | Spouse English Proficiency: 5 | Total 80
    Timeline:
    2018-Dec : Started Inquiring to Migration Agent
    2019-Jan : Signed contract with Migration Agent
    2019-Jan : Started collating documents for ACS
    2019-Mar : Lodged ACS assessment
    2019-Apr : Took First PTE Exam - (Not enough points)
    2019-May : Received ACS Assessment
    2019-Aug : Took 2nd PTE Exam - L -70 R-82 S-79 W-74
    2019-Sep : Lodged NSW EOI visa 190 and submitted Canberra Matrix
    2020-Apr : Scheduled PTE but due to pandemic I had to move it to 2020-November
    2020-Nov : Took 3rd PTE Exam - L -90 R-71 S-90 W-78
    2020-Dec : My wife took her PTE Exam(competent level)
    2021-Jan: Started collating Docs( For Renewal of ACS Assessment)
    2021-Nov: Took 4th PTE Exam (L-90 R-85 S-90 W-75)
    2022-Apr: Took 5th PTE Exam(L-89 R-82 S-90 W-76)
    2022-June: Lodged ACS Assessment( Developer Programmer)
    2022-June: Scheduled for 6th PTE Exam
    2022-June/July: Received PTE Exam Result(Superior) - L -83 R- 80 S -90 W-84
    2022-August: Received ACS Assessment( Positive Result but low points)
    2022-August: Lodged EOIs(491 - 85-90pts/ 190(80pts)/ 189 (75pts)
    2022-September: Submitted missing docs to ACS for Review
    2022-October: Received Updated ACS Assessment(with Higher points)
    2022-October: Updated EOIs(491 - 90-95pts/ 190 - 85pts / 189 - 80pts)
    2023-Jan.5 : Received Pre-Invite from Victoria
    2023-Jan.11 : Received ITA from Victoria
    2023-Feb-02 : VISA 190 Lodged

    "Anything is POSSIBLE!!!" - Kevin Garnett, 2008 NBA Finals

  • _sebodemacho_sebodemacho Singapore
    Posts: 628Member
    Joined: Sep 13, 2019

    @bartowski said:

    @_sebodemacho said:

    @bartowski said:

    @_sebodemacho said:

    @bartowski said:
    Sorry to bring this up but sa ilang FB groups, nakikita ko na parang mas mabilis kung naka-DIY vs may Agent. I know naman na every application is unique and it has its own timeline pero madalas ko lang po talaga mapansin na parang mas mabilis ang processing kapag DIY. Sa State na po kaya ito? Mas prefer po ba nila un naka-DIY? Sorry po sa tanong ko, gusto ko lang po kasi maliwanagan.

    It is not wrong to express your thoughts. :)

    But an observation is valid only for the cases that are observable to the observer. I say this because, there may be people who hired agents that do not post their timeline/grant in those FB groups at all. Same case here in the forum. This does not make the observation totally wrong, though.

    I'm just saying it's not the entire picture. Nobody here can really say for sure if DIYers get faster grants than those with agents, unless there is an absolute case study done to collect substantial data to declare this.

    Thanks for the reply sir. Siguro po kasi ang hirap maghintay ng wala ka nakikita. I mean yung nakikita mo un status ng application from time to time. You need to ask or confirm pa sa agent. Kaya napa-tanong po ako dito. Salamat ponule sir

    Nasa Visa Application stage na ba kayo? Kung oo, baka naman pwede nyo hingin yung reference number para ma-import nyo sa personal ImmiAccount nyo yung application. At least, magkakaron kayo ng view sa nangyayari.

    Waiting for invite palang po. Ah, pwede po pala yun ganyan.

    Yes, pero sa visa stage na yan. Haha. Sa EOI stage and waiting of invite, wala ata talagang choice. You have to check with the agent regularly.

    Unsolicited advice lang bro, wag ka mainip. :)
    Darating yan sa hindi nyo inaasahang pagkakataon. Live your life. Dont stress out. Madaling sabihin but you have to try not to overthink.

    ispidprikCapuccino_2017MACINOZ2023caspersushi24r0ughieEeOZ

    DIY all the way. Avoid preachy, know-it-all, and unscrupulous agents AT ALL COSTS!
    .

    261312 (Developer Programmer) - Main | 261111 (ICT Business Analyst) - Wife

    189 (95), 190 (100)

    .
    xx.xx.xxxx | Visa Grant
    17.11.2022 | Medical Test Clearance
    15.11.2022 | Medical Test
    03.11.2022 | EOI #4, #6 | 189 Withdrawn, 190 NSW Withdrawn
    03.11.2022 | Visa Application | 190 VIC --- THE REAL WAITING GAME BEGINS!!!
    31.10.2022 | ITA | 190 VIC | never thought this day would come!!! T.T good decision to defer NSW nomination.
    27.10.2022 | Pre-ITA | 190 NSW --- sabi nila, when it rains, it pours!!!
    26.10.2022 | Nomination Application | 190 VIC
    26.10.2022 | Pre-ITA | 190 VIC --- one step closer, sa wakas, PADAYON!!!
    21.10.2022 | EOI #4, #5, #6 DoE | 189, 190 VIC + ROI, 190 NSW
    21.10.2022 | ACS Assessment (Wife) - Suitable
    25.09.2021 | ACS Assessment (Main) - Suitable
    01.02.2021 | EOI#4 DoE | 189
    19.08.2020 | EOI#1, #2, #3 DoE | 189 Expired, 190 NSW Expired, 190 VIC Expired
    30.07.2020 | NAATI CCL Online Test | Result: Passed
    09.03.2020 | PTE (Wife) | Results: L90 R80 S90 W82 (Superior)
    19.02.2020 | PTE (Main) | Results: L90 R83 S90 W82 (Superior)
    12.02.2020 | ACS Assessment (Wife) - Suitable | Expired
    24.10.2019 | ACS Assessment (Main) - Suitable | Expired
    xx.06.2019 | The Beginning | Tons of research, document collection and other necessary preparations

  • bartowskibartowski Posts: 92Member
    Joined: Nov 26, 2018

    @_sebodemacho said:

    @bartowski said:

    @_sebodemacho said:

    @bartowski said:

    @_sebodemacho said:

    @bartowski said:
    Sorry to bring this up but sa ilang FB groups, nakikita ko na parang mas mabilis kung naka-DIY vs may Agent. I know naman na every application is unique and it has its own timeline pero madalas ko lang po talaga mapansin na parang mas mabilis ang processing kapag DIY. Sa State na po kaya ito? Mas prefer po ba nila un naka-DIY? Sorry po sa tanong ko, gusto ko lang po kasi maliwanagan.

    It is not wrong to express your thoughts. :)

    But an observation is valid only for the cases that are observable to the observer. I say this because, there may be people who hired agents that do not post their timeline/grant in those FB groups at all. Same case here in the forum. This does not make the observation totally wrong, though.

    I'm just saying it's not the entire picture. Nobody here can really say for sure if DIYers get faster grants than those with agents, unless there is an absolute case study done to collect substantial data to declare this.

    Thanks for the reply sir. Siguro po kasi ang hirap maghintay ng wala ka nakikita. I mean yung nakikita mo un status ng application from time to time. You need to ask or confirm pa sa agent. Kaya napa-tanong po ako dito. Salamat ponule sir

    Nasa Visa Application stage na ba kayo? Kung oo, baka naman pwede nyo hingin yung reference number para ma-import nyo sa personal ImmiAccount nyo yung application. At least, magkakaron kayo ng view sa nangyayari.

    Waiting for invite palang po. Ah, pwede po pala yun ganyan.

    Yes, pero sa visa stage na yan. Haha. Sa EOI stage and waiting of invite, wala ata talagang choice. You have to check with the agent regularly.

    Unsolicited advice lang bro, wag ka mainip. :)
    Darating yan sa hindi nyo inaasahang pagkakataon. Live your life. Dont stress out. Madaling sabihin but you have to try not to overthink.

    Sige po sir, maraming salamat po sa advice 😁

    _sebodemacho

    261312 - Developer Programmer | Age: 25| English Proficiency: 20 | Education: 15 |Work Experience: 15 | Spouse English Proficiency: 5 | Total 80
    Timeline:
    2018-Dec : Started Inquiring to Migration Agent
    2019-Jan : Signed contract with Migration Agent
    2019-Jan : Started collating documents for ACS
    2019-Mar : Lodged ACS assessment
    2019-Apr : Took First PTE Exam - (Not enough points)
    2019-May : Received ACS Assessment
    2019-Aug : Took 2nd PTE Exam - L -70 R-82 S-79 W-74
    2019-Sep : Lodged NSW EOI visa 190 and submitted Canberra Matrix
    2020-Apr : Scheduled PTE but due to pandemic I had to move it to 2020-November
    2020-Nov : Took 3rd PTE Exam - L -90 R-71 S-90 W-78
    2020-Dec : My wife took her PTE Exam(competent level)
    2021-Jan: Started collating Docs( For Renewal of ACS Assessment)
    2021-Nov: Took 4th PTE Exam (L-90 R-85 S-90 W-75)
    2022-Apr: Took 5th PTE Exam(L-89 R-82 S-90 W-76)
    2022-June: Lodged ACS Assessment( Developer Programmer)
    2022-June: Scheduled for 6th PTE Exam
    2022-June/July: Received PTE Exam Result(Superior) - L -83 R- 80 S -90 W-84
    2022-August: Received ACS Assessment( Positive Result but low points)
    2022-August: Lodged EOIs(491 - 85-90pts/ 190(80pts)/ 189 (75pts)
    2022-September: Submitted missing docs to ACS for Review
    2022-October: Received Updated ACS Assessment(with Higher points)
    2022-October: Updated EOIs(491 - 90-95pts/ 190 - 85pts / 189 - 80pts)
    2023-Jan.5 : Received Pre-Invite from Victoria
    2023-Jan.11 : Received ITA from Victoria
    2023-Feb-02 : VISA 190 Lodged

    "Anything is POSSIBLE!!!" - Kevin Garnett, 2008 NBA Finals

  • anacafanacaf Posts: 23Member
    Joined: Feb 13, 2022

    I agree. Not everyone is posting po. And may mga nakasabay din ako na nainvite few months ago , meron samin mga nakaagent and may mga nakadiy. So no one can tell talaga. 😊

    MACINOZ2023
  • ispidprikispidprik Posts: 117Member
    Joined: Apr 16, 2020

    Yes true nakakainip dn talaga naka-agent dn kmi kaya i sort of know how it feels not to see the actual status and question myself if they did it right. But since many of my colleagues used the same agency and was handled by the same agents confident nman na ako na they know what they’re doing. So far satisfied nman ako sa service nila and they update me immediately once meron changes. Currently nka-lodge na kmi ng visa (189) awaiting medical. It has been almost 1yr since we submitted our eoi to this point.

    bartowskiMACINOZ2023
  • era222era222 Philippines
    Posts: 272Member
    Joined: Mar 08, 2022

    @_sebodemacho said:

    @bartowski said:

    @_sebodemacho said:

    @bartowski said:

    @_sebodemacho said:

    @bartowski said:
    Sorry to bring this up but sa ilang FB groups, nakikita ko na parang mas mabilis kung naka-DIY vs may Agent. I know naman na every application is unique and it has its own timeline pero madalas ko lang po talaga mapansin na parang mas mabilis ang processing kapag DIY. Sa State na po kaya ito? Mas prefer po ba nila un naka-DIY? Sorry po sa tanong ko, gusto ko lang po kasi maliwanagan.

    It is not wrong to express your thoughts. :)

    But an observation is valid only for the cases that are observable to the observer. I say this because, there may be people who hired agents that do not post their timeline/grant in those FB groups at all. Same case here in the forum. This does not make the observation totally wrong, though.

    I'm just saying it's not the entire picture. Nobody here can really say for sure if DIYers get faster grants than those with agents, unless there is an absolute case study done to collect substantial data to declare this.

    Thanks for the reply sir. Siguro po kasi ang hirap maghintay ng wala ka nakikita. I mean yung nakikita mo un status ng application from time to time. You need to ask or confirm pa sa agent. Kaya napa-tanong po ako dito. Salamat ponule sir

    Nasa Visa Application stage na ba kayo? Kung oo, baka naman pwede nyo hingin yung reference number para ma-import nyo sa personal ImmiAccount nyo yung application. At least, magkakaron kayo ng view sa nangyayari.

    Waiting for invite palang po. Ah, pwede po pala yun ganyan.

    Yes, pero sa visa stage na yan. Haha. Sa EOI stage and waiting of invite, wala ata talagang choice. You have to check with the agent regularly.

    Unsolicited advice lang bro, wag ka mainip. :)
    Darating yan sa hindi nyo inaasahang pagkakataon. Live your life. Dont stress out. Madaling sabihin but you have to try not to overthink.

    @bartowski True! Once you get the grant, your life will change and 'di mo na ulit maeexperience yung present reality mo, at least not in the same exact way — so make the most of it :)

    bartowskiMACINOZ2023caspersushi24

    "If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours". – Henry David Thoreau


    2022

    June
    * PTE - Booked my exam
    * VETASSESS - Submitted my application
    August
    * PTE - Exam date
    * PTE - Release of results - SUPERIOR (LRSW 90) - Tips
    September
    * NAATI CCL - Booked my exam
    November
    * NAATI CCL - Exam date
    * VETASSESS - Request for additional document
    December
    * VETASSESS - Submitted additional document
    * VETASSESS - Received my results - POSITIVE ASSESSMENT!
    * NAATI CCL - Received my results - Passed (77.5/90) - CCL cram course
    * EOI - Lodged 190 (80+5)

    2023

    January
    * PRE-INVITE - Received from NSW 190
    * Submitted NSW nomination
    * Received ITA

  • bartowskibartowski Posts: 92Member
    Joined: Nov 26, 2018

    @ispidprik said:
    Yes true nakakainip dn talaga naka-agent dn kmi kaya i sort of know how it feels not to see the actual status and question myself if they did it right. But since many of my colleagues used the same agency and was handled by the same agents confident nman na ako na they know what they’re doing. So far satisfied nman ako sa service nila and they update me immediately once meron changes. Currently nka-lodge na kmi ng visa (189) awaiting medical. It has been almost 1yr since we submitted our eoi to this point.

    Thank you sir for sharing your experience

    ispidprik

    261312 - Developer Programmer | Age: 25| English Proficiency: 20 | Education: 15 |Work Experience: 15 | Spouse English Proficiency: 5 | Total 80
    Timeline:
    2018-Dec : Started Inquiring to Migration Agent
    2019-Jan : Signed contract with Migration Agent
    2019-Jan : Started collating documents for ACS
    2019-Mar : Lodged ACS assessment
    2019-Apr : Took First PTE Exam - (Not enough points)
    2019-May : Received ACS Assessment
    2019-Aug : Took 2nd PTE Exam - L -70 R-82 S-79 W-74
    2019-Sep : Lodged NSW EOI visa 190 and submitted Canberra Matrix
    2020-Apr : Scheduled PTE but due to pandemic I had to move it to 2020-November
    2020-Nov : Took 3rd PTE Exam - L -90 R-71 S-90 W-78
    2020-Dec : My wife took her PTE Exam(competent level)
    2021-Jan: Started collating Docs( For Renewal of ACS Assessment)
    2021-Nov: Took 4th PTE Exam (L-90 R-85 S-90 W-75)
    2022-Apr: Took 5th PTE Exam(L-89 R-82 S-90 W-76)
    2022-June: Lodged ACS Assessment( Developer Programmer)
    2022-June: Scheduled for 6th PTE Exam
    2022-June/July: Received PTE Exam Result(Superior) - L -83 R- 80 S -90 W-84
    2022-August: Received ACS Assessment( Positive Result but low points)
    2022-August: Lodged EOIs(491 - 85-90pts/ 190(80pts)/ 189 (75pts)
    2022-September: Submitted missing docs to ACS for Review
    2022-October: Received Updated ACS Assessment(with Higher points)
    2022-October: Updated EOIs(491 - 90-95pts/ 190 - 85pts / 189 - 80pts)
    2023-Jan.5 : Received Pre-Invite from Victoria
    2023-Jan.11 : Received ITA from Victoria
    2023-Feb-02 : VISA 190 Lodged

    "Anything is POSSIBLE!!!" - Kevin Garnett, 2008 NBA Finals

  • RheaMARN1171933RheaMARN1171933 Posts: 2,330Member, Administrator, Moderator
    Joined: Mar 10, 2016

    @_sebodemacho said:

    @bartowski said:
    Sorry to bring this up but sa ilang FB groups, nakikita ko na parang mas mabilis kung naka-DIY vs may Agent. I know naman na every application is unique and it has its own timeline pero madalas ko lang po talaga mapansin na parang mas mabilis ang processing kapag DIY. Sa State na po kaya ito? Mas prefer po ba nila un naka-DIY? Sorry po sa tanong ko, gusto ko lang po kasi maliwanagan.

    It is not wrong to express your thoughts. :)

    But an observation is valid only for the cases that are observable to the observer. I say this because, there may be people who hired agents that do not post their timeline/grant in those FB groups at all. Same case here in the forum. This does not make the observation totally wrong, though.

    I'm just saying it's not the entire picture. Nobody here can really say for sure if DIYers get faster grants than those with agents, unless there is an absolute case study done to collect substantial data to declare this.

    I agree to this. It’s hard to draw a conclusion. I think more than anything else , main reason to focus on when deciding whether to DIY or agent is more to do with how confident you are in finding your way around. If you think you’re able to access the appropriate information you’ll need on your journey, then perhaps a DIY will do but if you want that peace of mind which you’ll only get from getting a professional to guide you, than hiring an agent is the way to go. Faster or slower, I don’t think it really matters as long as you do things right para hindi sayang yung investment.

    ispidprikera222IamTim
  • RheaMARN1171933RheaMARN1171933 Posts: 2,330Member, Administrator, Moderator
    Joined: Mar 10, 2016

    @ispidprik said:
    Yes true nakakainip dn talaga naka-agent dn kmi kaya i sort of know how it feels not to see the actual status and question myself if they did it right. But since many of my colleagues used the same agency and was handled by the same agents confident nman na ako na they know what they’re doing. So far satisfied nman ako sa service nila and they update me immediately once meron changes. Currently nka-lodge na kmi ng visa (189) awaiting medical. It has been almost 1yr since we submitted our eoi to this point.

    I hear you….imagine from the perspective of the agent. How many of those clients na naiinip. The downside on our end is clients tend to set unrealistic expectations from us in the end. The journey can get intense but in the end, when we get to the finish line - visa grant, there is that sense of fulfilment form both sides that finally the visa has been granted. Clients in the end show their appreciation for the guidance we have provided. From our end, although things got intense along the way, it was nice to have been part of their journey one way or the other. We close the case knowing we’ve contributed something nice in someone’s life.

    ispidprikbartowskiera222kidfrompolomolokIamTimcaspersushi24DreamerGina008iampaces
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