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June 2014 Applicant - lodged VISA (189/190)

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  • retakeretake North Ryde
    Posts: 152Member
    @bernaabad - bossing, actually, naka 3 takes ako ng IELTS! :P

    Yung 1st ko eh may 6 ako na mark sa Reading. Tapos, yung 2nd, lahat above 7 na. Pero nag-take 3 pa ako para maka 8 score, kaso, hindi ko naabot.

    Sa Writing, may 2 part. Yung first, eh gagawa ka ng letter. Second, gagawa ka ng article. Mas malaki raw yung points ng Second part, so make sure na mahaba at meaningful ang write-up mo dun.

    Okay ring pam-praktis ang pag-ba-blog. Or gawa ng letter to anyone (for 1st part).

    All the best! Take lang ng Take!

    Visa Tracker: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18d1OUvt_9wyGxVrUu-12aoo8evhMKwGFHrf2smAaoU4/edit?pli=1#gid=0

    Visa 189 Application Timeline - Year 2014
    Software Engineer (261313 ) Location: Singapore

    23-Jan - Booked for IELTS exam at British Council SG.
    15-Feb - IELTS Exam Take #1 (Writing Test)
    18-Feb - Requested for Certificate of Employment from my present employer.
    19-Feb - IELTS Exam Take #1 (Speaking Test)
    05-Mar - Received IELTS Take #1 Exam Result = Failed! (L:6 R:8 W:7 S:7.5)
    **Mar-Apr - For 2 months, requested former employers for COE.
    05-Apr - IELTS Take #2 Writing Test.
    10-Apr - IELTS Take #2 Speaking Test.
    14-Apr - Submitted application to Australian Computer Society (ACS).
    16-Apr - Booked for another IELTS (Take #3) at IDP. (Just in case that my Take #2 failed.)
    17-Apr - Received an email from ACS, asking for "Certified True Copies" (CTC) of my documents.
    23-Apr - IELTS Take #3 Speaking @IDP
    24-Apr - IELTS Take #3 Writing @IDP
    25-Apr - Received IELTS Take #2 Result = Good! (L:7 R:7.5 W:8 S:7)
    30-Apr - Uploaded additional docs to my ACS account.
    10-May - Received IELTS Take #3 Result = Bad! Got 6 on Listening, but that's okay as Take#2 is good!
    12-Jun - Received ACS Result (Positive!). Lodged EOI Visa 189 in SkillSelect later that day (65 points)
    13-Jun - Filled-out NBI Online Application.
    17-Jun - Got cedula & Applied for Police Clearance (sa Munisipyo)
    18-Jun - Received Police Clearance. Also got my NBI Clearance that day. (Online Application is indeed helpful!)
    22-Jun - Received Invitation to Lodge Visa 189
    23-Jun - Lodged and Paid for Visa 189.
    25-Jun - Uploaded Documents to immiAccount
    27-Jun - Applied for SG Certificate of Clearance (Acknowledgement Letter lang ng Visa 189 ang dinala ko) / Printed out eMedicalReferral Letter
    7-Jul - Completed Medical Exam at Point Medical, Orchard.
    10-Jul - Point Medical sent medical result to DIBP.
    14-Jul - Frontloaded Form 80.
    18-Jul - Received SG Certificate of Clearance.
    7-Aug - Last Day of Work (SG)
    15-Aug - Flight back to Pinas

    < Spent time with family, relatives & friends before the move >

    3-Sept - CO Allocation (Called DIBP)
    18 -Sept - CO asked for confirmation to deduct 5 points.
    22 -Sept - Visa Grant!
    23 -Sept - Attended CFO-PDOS
    27 -Sept - Flight to Sydney.
    28 -Sept - TouchDown Sydney!

    < 1 month job hunting >

    24 - Oct - Job Offer.
    29 - Oct - First Day at Work!

    25 Dec - Jan 1 = First Christmas and New Year Down Under!

  • familiaCfamiliaC Prague
    Posts: 189Member
    Mga batchmates, maraming salamat ulit sa inyong suporta noong June to September last year. Malaking tulong talaga itong forum!

    Maraming nangyari nung na-approve ang aking visa, na halos nakalimutan ko nang bumalik rito sa forum hehe. Dumating ako sa Down Under just 5 days after the visa grant, nag-aabang nalang kasi ako noon. Then 1 month job hunting at nakahanap rin ng work. So far, so good!

    Sa mga kapwa ko OFW sa Singapore, huwag kayo matakot sa tax rito. Though nasa 30% ang tax (compared sa 2% sa SG) , eh malaki rin naman ang base pay rito so malaki pa rin ang earnings. Pero I think, kapag nasa 8k to 10k na ang sahod mo sa Singapore, eh medyo pantay na rin rito so depende pa rin.

    Share ko rin itong site: http://paycalculator.com.au useful iyan sa pag-compute ng takehome pay. Accurate naman nung ni-try ko.

    All the best ulit batchmates. At hopefully, we can keep in touch rito sa Australia, parang konti lang kasi ang Pinoy na nakikilala ko rito eh.
    Hi @retake bakit ka po nagtake ng PDOS? Required ba yun? Di ba PR naman tyo sa AU? Wow! Naki-PR na ako kahit naghihintay pa ng visa grant hehehe.

    ANZSCO Code 261311
    31.07.2014 - ACS Skills Assessment Result (favorable)
    14.11.2014 - IELTS Result R=7.5; L=7.5; S=7.0; W=7.5
    16.11.2014 - EOI submitted
    28.11.2014 - Received invitation to lodge visa subclass 189
    04.12.2014 - Lodged visa subclass 189
    08.12.2014 - Uploaded documents
    22.12.2014 - Medicals done
    28.01.2015 - job offer in Sydney (Salamat po, Panginoon!)
    10.02.2015 - received Golden Email. DIRECT GRANT. Salamat po, Lord!

    Luke 1:37 For nothing is impossible with GOD.

  • retakeretake North Ryde
    Posts: 152Member
    @familiaC - Hello kabayan. Actually, depende iyon. Kung OFW ka sa Singapore/Canada/Middle East/US or from other countries then deretso ka na mag-migrate sa AUstralia, then hindi na kailangan yung PDOS seminar at CFO sticker sa iyong passport.

    Pero kung mangga-galing ka sa Pinas at mag-ma-migrate ka sa Australia, then hahanapin ng Immigration Officer mo yung CFO Sticker sa iyong passport. Kapag wala iyon, hindi raw papa-alisin. Wala pa akong kilala na na-harang sa immigration pero I didn't want to take that risk kaya kumuha na rin ako para sure.

    Visa Tracker: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18d1OUvt_9wyGxVrUu-12aoo8evhMKwGFHrf2smAaoU4/edit?pli=1#gid=0

    Visa 189 Application Timeline - Year 2014
    Software Engineer (261313 ) Location: Singapore

    23-Jan - Booked for IELTS exam at British Council SG.
    15-Feb - IELTS Exam Take #1 (Writing Test)
    18-Feb - Requested for Certificate of Employment from my present employer.
    19-Feb - IELTS Exam Take #1 (Speaking Test)
    05-Mar - Received IELTS Take #1 Exam Result = Failed! (L:6 R:8 W:7 S:7.5)
    **Mar-Apr - For 2 months, requested former employers for COE.
    05-Apr - IELTS Take #2 Writing Test.
    10-Apr - IELTS Take #2 Speaking Test.
    14-Apr - Submitted application to Australian Computer Society (ACS).
    16-Apr - Booked for another IELTS (Take #3) at IDP. (Just in case that my Take #2 failed.)
    17-Apr - Received an email from ACS, asking for "Certified True Copies" (CTC) of my documents.
    23-Apr - IELTS Take #3 Speaking @IDP
    24-Apr - IELTS Take #3 Writing @IDP
    25-Apr - Received IELTS Take #2 Result = Good! (L:7 R:7.5 W:8 S:7)
    30-Apr - Uploaded additional docs to my ACS account.
    10-May - Received IELTS Take #3 Result = Bad! Got 6 on Listening, but that's okay as Take#2 is good!
    12-Jun - Received ACS Result (Positive!). Lodged EOI Visa 189 in SkillSelect later that day (65 points)
    13-Jun - Filled-out NBI Online Application.
    17-Jun - Got cedula & Applied for Police Clearance (sa Munisipyo)
    18-Jun - Received Police Clearance. Also got my NBI Clearance that day. (Online Application is indeed helpful!)
    22-Jun - Received Invitation to Lodge Visa 189
    23-Jun - Lodged and Paid for Visa 189.
    25-Jun - Uploaded Documents to immiAccount
    27-Jun - Applied for SG Certificate of Clearance (Acknowledgement Letter lang ng Visa 189 ang dinala ko) / Printed out eMedicalReferral Letter
    7-Jul - Completed Medical Exam at Point Medical, Orchard.
    10-Jul - Point Medical sent medical result to DIBP.
    14-Jul - Frontloaded Form 80.
    18-Jul - Received SG Certificate of Clearance.
    7-Aug - Last Day of Work (SG)
    15-Aug - Flight back to Pinas

    < Spent time with family, relatives & friends before the move >

    3-Sept - CO Allocation (Called DIBP)
    18 -Sept - CO asked for confirmation to deduct 5 points.
    22 -Sept - Visa Grant!
    23 -Sept - Attended CFO-PDOS
    27 -Sept - Flight to Sydney.
    28 -Sept - TouchDown Sydney!

    < 1 month job hunting >

    24 - Oct - Job Offer.
    29 - Oct - First Day at Work!

    25 Dec - Jan 1 = First Christmas and New Year Down Under!

  • familiaCfamiliaC Prague
    Posts: 189Member
    @retake hello kabayan. ah ganun pala yun. dito kami from Malaysia magmove to AU. uwi na lang muna sa Pinas siguro a month before.
    sabi nga rin ng friend ko, mas ok pag di sa Pinas manggaling para wala ng hassle sa immigration officers sa atin. =)

    ang bilis mo nakahanap ng work. nice naman! God provides talaga.
    baka pwede ka magrefer hehe.

    sa Sydney ka ba?

    ANZSCO Code 261311
    31.07.2014 - ACS Skills Assessment Result (favorable)
    14.11.2014 - IELTS Result R=7.5; L=7.5; S=7.0; W=7.5
    16.11.2014 - EOI submitted
    28.11.2014 - Received invitation to lodge visa subclass 189
    04.12.2014 - Lodged visa subclass 189
    08.12.2014 - Uploaded documents
    22.12.2014 - Medicals done
    28.01.2015 - job offer in Sydney (Salamat po, Panginoon!)
    10.02.2015 - received Golden Email. DIRECT GRANT. Salamat po, Lord!

    Luke 1:37 For nothing is impossible with GOD.

  • chollecholle Sydney
    Posts: 402Member
    @retake - Apir! Saan ka dito sa Sydney?

    Occupation: Other Spatial Scientist (ANZSCO Code 232214)
    30 Nov 2013 - IELTS Academic R8.5 W8 L8.5 S9 / Overall 8.5
    10 Feb 2014 - Skills Assessment (VETASSESS)
    23 May 2014 - VETASSESS Outcome: Positive
    27 May 2014 - EOI (70 points)
    9 Jun 2014 - Visa invitation received, application lodged (SI189)
    2 Jul 2014 - CO allocation
    6 Aug 2014 - Visa granted (IED 4 Jul 2015)
    11 Oct 2014 - Moved to Sydney
    20 Oct 2014 - Job offer
    29 Oct 2014 - Start of work
    17-26 Dec 2014 - Dog at Sydney quarantine
    24 Dec 2014 - Partner's initial entry (Maligayang Pasko!)
    16 May 2017 - Purchase first property
    17 Oct 2018 - Citizenship application lodged (Council: City of Sydney)
    8 Jul 2019: Test invite
    20 Aug 2019: Test: (originally 20/9/19)
    21 Aug 2019: Citizenship Approved
    Pending: Ceremony

  • retakeretake North Ryde
    Posts: 152Member
    @familiaC - oo tol, sa Sydney. Mag-mass online application ka pre sa iba ibang job sites pati na rin sa Linkedin Jobs. Saka dapat, flexible ka rin sa una, hindi pwede yung dapat eh mataas ang sahod kaagad, pero hindi naman yung sobrang baba. Sabihin mo lang na "Negotiable" kamo.

    Visa Tracker: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18d1OUvt_9wyGxVrUu-12aoo8evhMKwGFHrf2smAaoU4/edit?pli=1#gid=0

    Visa 189 Application Timeline - Year 2014
    Software Engineer (261313 ) Location: Singapore

    23-Jan - Booked for IELTS exam at British Council SG.
    15-Feb - IELTS Exam Take #1 (Writing Test)
    18-Feb - Requested for Certificate of Employment from my present employer.
    19-Feb - IELTS Exam Take #1 (Speaking Test)
    05-Mar - Received IELTS Take #1 Exam Result = Failed! (L:6 R:8 W:7 S:7.5)
    **Mar-Apr - For 2 months, requested former employers for COE.
    05-Apr - IELTS Take #2 Writing Test.
    10-Apr - IELTS Take #2 Speaking Test.
    14-Apr - Submitted application to Australian Computer Society (ACS).
    16-Apr - Booked for another IELTS (Take #3) at IDP. (Just in case that my Take #2 failed.)
    17-Apr - Received an email from ACS, asking for "Certified True Copies" (CTC) of my documents.
    23-Apr - IELTS Take #3 Speaking @IDP
    24-Apr - IELTS Take #3 Writing @IDP
    25-Apr - Received IELTS Take #2 Result = Good! (L:7 R:7.5 W:8 S:7)
    30-Apr - Uploaded additional docs to my ACS account.
    10-May - Received IELTS Take #3 Result = Bad! Got 6 on Listening, but that's okay as Take#2 is good!
    12-Jun - Received ACS Result (Positive!). Lodged EOI Visa 189 in SkillSelect later that day (65 points)
    13-Jun - Filled-out NBI Online Application.
    17-Jun - Got cedula & Applied for Police Clearance (sa Munisipyo)
    18-Jun - Received Police Clearance. Also got my NBI Clearance that day. (Online Application is indeed helpful!)
    22-Jun - Received Invitation to Lodge Visa 189
    23-Jun - Lodged and Paid for Visa 189.
    25-Jun - Uploaded Documents to immiAccount
    27-Jun - Applied for SG Certificate of Clearance (Acknowledgement Letter lang ng Visa 189 ang dinala ko) / Printed out eMedicalReferral Letter
    7-Jul - Completed Medical Exam at Point Medical, Orchard.
    10-Jul - Point Medical sent medical result to DIBP.
    14-Jul - Frontloaded Form 80.
    18-Jul - Received SG Certificate of Clearance.
    7-Aug - Last Day of Work (SG)
    15-Aug - Flight back to Pinas

    < Spent time with family, relatives & friends before the move >

    3-Sept - CO Allocation (Called DIBP)
    18 -Sept - CO asked for confirmation to deduct 5 points.
    22 -Sept - Visa Grant!
    23 -Sept - Attended CFO-PDOS
    27 -Sept - Flight to Sydney.
    28 -Sept - TouchDown Sydney!

    < 1 month job hunting >

    24 - Oct - Job Offer.
    29 - Oct - First Day at Work!

    25 Dec - Jan 1 = First Christmas and New Year Down Under!

  • retakeretake North Ryde
    Posts: 152Member
    @cholle - Bossing, kita ko sa Signature mo na pareho ang first day of work natin hehe. Congrats sa atin pre.

    Nandito ako sa Carnes Hill suburb, parte ng Liverpool. Medyo malayo sa city pero okay lang, tipid tipid muna sa unang taon rito until maka-ipon ng husto.

    Visa Tracker: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18d1OUvt_9wyGxVrUu-12aoo8evhMKwGFHrf2smAaoU4/edit?pli=1#gid=0

    Visa 189 Application Timeline - Year 2014
    Software Engineer (261313 ) Location: Singapore

    23-Jan - Booked for IELTS exam at British Council SG.
    15-Feb - IELTS Exam Take #1 (Writing Test)
    18-Feb - Requested for Certificate of Employment from my present employer.
    19-Feb - IELTS Exam Take #1 (Speaking Test)
    05-Mar - Received IELTS Take #1 Exam Result = Failed! (L:6 R:8 W:7 S:7.5)
    **Mar-Apr - For 2 months, requested former employers for COE.
    05-Apr - IELTS Take #2 Writing Test.
    10-Apr - IELTS Take #2 Speaking Test.
    14-Apr - Submitted application to Australian Computer Society (ACS).
    16-Apr - Booked for another IELTS (Take #3) at IDP. (Just in case that my Take #2 failed.)
    17-Apr - Received an email from ACS, asking for "Certified True Copies" (CTC) of my documents.
    23-Apr - IELTS Take #3 Speaking @IDP
    24-Apr - IELTS Take #3 Writing @IDP
    25-Apr - Received IELTS Take #2 Result = Good! (L:7 R:7.5 W:8 S:7)
    30-Apr - Uploaded additional docs to my ACS account.
    10-May - Received IELTS Take #3 Result = Bad! Got 6 on Listening, but that's okay as Take#2 is good!
    12-Jun - Received ACS Result (Positive!). Lodged EOI Visa 189 in SkillSelect later that day (65 points)
    13-Jun - Filled-out NBI Online Application.
    17-Jun - Got cedula & Applied for Police Clearance (sa Munisipyo)
    18-Jun - Received Police Clearance. Also got my NBI Clearance that day. (Online Application is indeed helpful!)
    22-Jun - Received Invitation to Lodge Visa 189
    23-Jun - Lodged and Paid for Visa 189.
    25-Jun - Uploaded Documents to immiAccount
    27-Jun - Applied for SG Certificate of Clearance (Acknowledgement Letter lang ng Visa 189 ang dinala ko) / Printed out eMedicalReferral Letter
    7-Jul - Completed Medical Exam at Point Medical, Orchard.
    10-Jul - Point Medical sent medical result to DIBP.
    14-Jul - Frontloaded Form 80.
    18-Jul - Received SG Certificate of Clearance.
    7-Aug - Last Day of Work (SG)
    15-Aug - Flight back to Pinas

    < Spent time with family, relatives & friends before the move >

    3-Sept - CO Allocation (Called DIBP)
    18 -Sept - CO asked for confirmation to deduct 5 points.
    22 -Sept - Visa Grant!
    23 -Sept - Attended CFO-PDOS
    27 -Sept - Flight to Sydney.
    28 -Sept - TouchDown Sydney!

    < 1 month job hunting >

    24 - Oct - Job Offer.
    29 - Oct - First Day at Work!

    25 Dec - Jan 1 = First Christmas and New Year Down Under!

  • chollecholle Sydney
    Posts: 402Member
    @retake Uy oo nga, same first day! At halos pareho tayo na umuwi rin muna ng Pinas, pero bumalik ako saglit sa Singapore bago nag-big move. Mga half an hour away ka lang sa amin, nasa Punchbowl ako :) tingin ko may mga Pinoy rin diyan sa southwest, pero di lang siguro kasindami ng sa ibang areas

    Occupation: Other Spatial Scientist (ANZSCO Code 232214)
    30 Nov 2013 - IELTS Academic R8.5 W8 L8.5 S9 / Overall 8.5
    10 Feb 2014 - Skills Assessment (VETASSESS)
    23 May 2014 - VETASSESS Outcome: Positive
    27 May 2014 - EOI (70 points)
    9 Jun 2014 - Visa invitation received, application lodged (SI189)
    2 Jul 2014 - CO allocation
    6 Aug 2014 - Visa granted (IED 4 Jul 2015)
    11 Oct 2014 - Moved to Sydney
    20 Oct 2014 - Job offer
    29 Oct 2014 - Start of work
    17-26 Dec 2014 - Dog at Sydney quarantine
    24 Dec 2014 - Partner's initial entry (Maligayang Pasko!)
    16 May 2017 - Purchase first property
    17 Oct 2018 - Citizenship application lodged (Council: City of Sydney)
    8 Jul 2019: Test invite
    20 Aug 2019: Test: (originally 20/9/19)
    21 Aug 2019: Citizenship Approved
    Pending: Ceremony

  • familiaCfamiliaC Prague
    Posts: 189Member
    @retake salamat pre. Sige gagawin ko yan. Apply na rin ako agad online. Sana dumating na ang visa grant namin. :) kitakits sa land down under.

    ANZSCO Code 261311
    31.07.2014 - ACS Skills Assessment Result (favorable)
    14.11.2014 - IELTS Result R=7.5; L=7.5; S=7.0; W=7.5
    16.11.2014 - EOI submitted
    28.11.2014 - Received invitation to lodge visa subclass 189
    04.12.2014 - Lodged visa subclass 189
    08.12.2014 - Uploaded documents
    22.12.2014 - Medicals done
    28.01.2015 - job offer in Sydney (Salamat po, Panginoon!)
    10.02.2015 - received Golden Email. DIRECT GRANT. Salamat po, Lord!

    Luke 1:37 For nothing is impossible with GOD.

  • cleoeyescleoeyes Cambridge
    Posts: 7Member
    @retake Congrats! 'Yun status ng application mo un tinitingnan ko last November while waiting din nun sa amin. Hinde pa ako member nun. Based din kami sa SG ni H2B, we plan to go there sa March. Tanong ko lang, Sydney talaga 'yun 1st choice mo na state? Or, kung saan at anong state mauna ka magka-work?

    Visa 189 Application Timeline - Year 2014
    Software Engineer (261313 ) Location: Singapore
    "De Facto"
    Primary Applicant: Me
    Secondary Applicant: My fiancé

    14-Feb - Booked IELTS exam (British Council)
    15-Mar - Took IELTS exam @ Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay (Listening/Reading/Writing/Speaking all on the same day)
    28-Mar - Received IELTS exam results (Listening: 7.5 |Reading:8.5 |Writing: 7.0 |Speaking:8.5 |OVERALL: 8.0)
    04-Apr - Submitted application to Australian Computer Society (ACS)
    28-May - Received ACS Result: POSITIVE. Lodged EOI Visa 189 in SkillSelect (70 points)
    09-Jun - Received Invitation to Lodge Visa 189
    22-Jun - Lodged and Paid for Visa 189. Uploaded docs/requirements (ImmiAccount)
    23-Jun - Filled-out NBI Online Application
    27-Jun - Submitted/Applied for NBI Clearance in the Philippines
    04-Jul - Received NBI Clearance
    10-Jul - Uploaded our NBI (PH) Clearances (Police Clearance)
    22-Aug - Applied for Singapore Police Clearance
    23-Aug - Completed Medical Exams at SATA (Bedok branch)
    27-Aug - SATA submitted medical results to DIBP (vie e-health)
    09-Sep - Claimed Singapore Police Clearance. Frontloaded our SG Police Clearances & Form 80s
    10-Sep - CO Allocation (Adelaide Team 23 - CO initials: CS)
    28-Oct - CO requested for additional docs (ie. work experience & my fiancé's diploma & TOR)
    29-Oct - Uploaded the additional docs requested by CO
    05-Nov - Called DIBP to seek confirmation of receipt of all additional documents
    06-Nov - GRANT received (27-Jun-2015 IED)
    ALL PRAISES TO GOD!!!
    23-Dec - PASKO sa PINAS!!!!
    30-Dec - Initial Entry - spent New Year's Day in Melbourne :)
    20-Mar2015 - The big move! Arrived in Melbourne

  • retakeretake North Ryde
    Posts: 152Member
    @cleoeyes - yo kabayan! Visa 189 yung sa akin so any state ako pwede. Sa Sydney na ako dumeretso kasi may kamag-anak naman ako dito. Mga 1 month ako nag-job hunting before nakakuha ng work.

    Visa Tracker: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18d1OUvt_9wyGxVrUu-12aoo8evhMKwGFHrf2smAaoU4/edit?pli=1#gid=0

    Visa 189 Application Timeline - Year 2014
    Software Engineer (261313 ) Location: Singapore

    23-Jan - Booked for IELTS exam at British Council SG.
    15-Feb - IELTS Exam Take #1 (Writing Test)
    18-Feb - Requested for Certificate of Employment from my present employer.
    19-Feb - IELTS Exam Take #1 (Speaking Test)
    05-Mar - Received IELTS Take #1 Exam Result = Failed! (L:6 R:8 W:7 S:7.5)
    **Mar-Apr - For 2 months, requested former employers for COE.
    05-Apr - IELTS Take #2 Writing Test.
    10-Apr - IELTS Take #2 Speaking Test.
    14-Apr - Submitted application to Australian Computer Society (ACS).
    16-Apr - Booked for another IELTS (Take #3) at IDP. (Just in case that my Take #2 failed.)
    17-Apr - Received an email from ACS, asking for "Certified True Copies" (CTC) of my documents.
    23-Apr - IELTS Take #3 Speaking @IDP
    24-Apr - IELTS Take #3 Writing @IDP
    25-Apr - Received IELTS Take #2 Result = Good! (L:7 R:7.5 W:8 S:7)
    30-Apr - Uploaded additional docs to my ACS account.
    10-May - Received IELTS Take #3 Result = Bad! Got 6 on Listening, but that's okay as Take#2 is good!
    12-Jun - Received ACS Result (Positive!). Lodged EOI Visa 189 in SkillSelect later that day (65 points)
    13-Jun - Filled-out NBI Online Application.
    17-Jun - Got cedula & Applied for Police Clearance (sa Munisipyo)
    18-Jun - Received Police Clearance. Also got my NBI Clearance that day. (Online Application is indeed helpful!)
    22-Jun - Received Invitation to Lodge Visa 189
    23-Jun - Lodged and Paid for Visa 189.
    25-Jun - Uploaded Documents to immiAccount
    27-Jun - Applied for SG Certificate of Clearance (Acknowledgement Letter lang ng Visa 189 ang dinala ko) / Printed out eMedicalReferral Letter
    7-Jul - Completed Medical Exam at Point Medical, Orchard.
    10-Jul - Point Medical sent medical result to DIBP.
    14-Jul - Frontloaded Form 80.
    18-Jul - Received SG Certificate of Clearance.
    7-Aug - Last Day of Work (SG)
    15-Aug - Flight back to Pinas

    < Spent time with family, relatives & friends before the move >

    3-Sept - CO Allocation (Called DIBP)
    18 -Sept - CO asked for confirmation to deduct 5 points.
    22 -Sept - Visa Grant!
    23 -Sept - Attended CFO-PDOS
    27 -Sept - Flight to Sydney.
    28 -Sept - TouchDown Sydney!

    < 1 month job hunting >

    24 - Oct - Job Offer.
    29 - Oct - First Day at Work!

    25 Dec - Jan 1 = First Christmas and New Year Down Under!

  • cleoeyescleoeyes Cambridge
    Posts: 7Member
    @retake I see. Same din samin 189. So I think malaking factor na may kamag-anak ka sa Sydney kaya doon ka na dumeretso noh? Meron din kasi ako sa Melbourne. Anyway, thanks! :) Good luck sa 'ting lahat! :)

    Visa 189 Application Timeline - Year 2014
    Software Engineer (261313 ) Location: Singapore
    "De Facto"
    Primary Applicant: Me
    Secondary Applicant: My fiancé

    14-Feb - Booked IELTS exam (British Council)
    15-Mar - Took IELTS exam @ Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay (Listening/Reading/Writing/Speaking all on the same day)
    28-Mar - Received IELTS exam results (Listening: 7.5 |Reading:8.5 |Writing: 7.0 |Speaking:8.5 |OVERALL: 8.0)
    04-Apr - Submitted application to Australian Computer Society (ACS)
    28-May - Received ACS Result: POSITIVE. Lodged EOI Visa 189 in SkillSelect (70 points)
    09-Jun - Received Invitation to Lodge Visa 189
    22-Jun - Lodged and Paid for Visa 189. Uploaded docs/requirements (ImmiAccount)
    23-Jun - Filled-out NBI Online Application
    27-Jun - Submitted/Applied for NBI Clearance in the Philippines
    04-Jul - Received NBI Clearance
    10-Jul - Uploaded our NBI (PH) Clearances (Police Clearance)
    22-Aug - Applied for Singapore Police Clearance
    23-Aug - Completed Medical Exams at SATA (Bedok branch)
    27-Aug - SATA submitted medical results to DIBP (vie e-health)
    09-Sep - Claimed Singapore Police Clearance. Frontloaded our SG Police Clearances & Form 80s
    10-Sep - CO Allocation (Adelaide Team 23 - CO initials: CS)
    28-Oct - CO requested for additional docs (ie. work experience & my fiancé's diploma & TOR)
    29-Oct - Uploaded the additional docs requested by CO
    05-Nov - Called DIBP to seek confirmation of receipt of all additional documents
    06-Nov - GRANT received (27-Jun-2015 IED)
    ALL PRAISES TO GOD!!!
    23-Dec - PASKO sa PINAS!!!!
    30-Dec - Initial Entry - spent New Year's Day in Melbourne :)
    20-Mar2015 - The big move! Arrived in Melbourne

  • gene_borresgene_borres North Ryde
    Posts: 114Member
    @retake buti kapa may work na. Hehe mga 3 weeks n ko naghahanap wala p din. I arrived last jan 16. Dito ko sa marsfield.

    April 2013 - Ielts exam - R 8.5 S 7.5 W 7.0 L 7.5 OBS 7.5
    April 2013 - Submitted documents for assessment (AIMS)
    June 2013 - Assessed as Medical Laboratory Technician
    July 2013 - Submitted EOI 60 pts
    Dec 2013 - submitted application for AIMS exam
    March 2014 - AIMS exam
    May 13 2014 - successful AIMS result (Lab scientist)
    May 13 2014 - updated EOI to Medical Laboratory Scientist
    May 19 2014 - applied for NBI clearance
    May 26 2014 - invitation to lodge 189
    May 26-Jun 5 - gathered all necessary documents
    Jun 6 2014 - lodged visa 189 application, uploaded scanned documents
    Jun 9 2014 - medicals at SLBGC
    Jun 26 2014 - CO assignment (gsm adelaide team 6)
    June 30 2014 - uploaded ITR and payslips
    July 2 2014 - Visa Granted!
    IED - June 11 2015
    Jan 16 2015 - touchdown Sydney :D
    Xxx xx xxxx - first day of work

  • retakeretake North Ryde
    Posts: 152Member
    @gene_borres - kaya mo yan pre! Share ko sayo tips:

    - lagay mo pre sa resume mo na "Australian Permanent Resident" ka na. Tinitignan kasi nila local experience mo so iisipin nila na baka hindi ka pa PR kaya na-de-deadma ng mga recruiters.

    - lahat ng available positions eh applyan mo na. Sa linkedin, seek.com.au, adzuna etc... Basta at least malapit sa iyong profession.

    - referral sa mga tropa. Pwede ring extra effort na sulat ka ng Cover Letter sa lahat ng iyong ina-applyan para mag-stand out resume mo.

    - panalangin :) tiwala lang ke Lord!

    All the best pre!

    Visa Tracker: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18d1OUvt_9wyGxVrUu-12aoo8evhMKwGFHrf2smAaoU4/edit?pli=1#gid=0

    Visa 189 Application Timeline - Year 2014
    Software Engineer (261313 ) Location: Singapore

    23-Jan - Booked for IELTS exam at British Council SG.
    15-Feb - IELTS Exam Take #1 (Writing Test)
    18-Feb - Requested for Certificate of Employment from my present employer.
    19-Feb - IELTS Exam Take #1 (Speaking Test)
    05-Mar - Received IELTS Take #1 Exam Result = Failed! (L:6 R:8 W:7 S:7.5)
    **Mar-Apr - For 2 months, requested former employers for COE.
    05-Apr - IELTS Take #2 Writing Test.
    10-Apr - IELTS Take #2 Speaking Test.
    14-Apr - Submitted application to Australian Computer Society (ACS).
    16-Apr - Booked for another IELTS (Take #3) at IDP. (Just in case that my Take #2 failed.)
    17-Apr - Received an email from ACS, asking for "Certified True Copies" (CTC) of my documents.
    23-Apr - IELTS Take #3 Speaking @IDP
    24-Apr - IELTS Take #3 Writing @IDP
    25-Apr - Received IELTS Take #2 Result = Good! (L:7 R:7.5 W:8 S:7)
    30-Apr - Uploaded additional docs to my ACS account.
    10-May - Received IELTS Take #3 Result = Bad! Got 6 on Listening, but that's okay as Take#2 is good!
    12-Jun - Received ACS Result (Positive!). Lodged EOI Visa 189 in SkillSelect later that day (65 points)
    13-Jun - Filled-out NBI Online Application.
    17-Jun - Got cedula & Applied for Police Clearance (sa Munisipyo)
    18-Jun - Received Police Clearance. Also got my NBI Clearance that day. (Online Application is indeed helpful!)
    22-Jun - Received Invitation to Lodge Visa 189
    23-Jun - Lodged and Paid for Visa 189.
    25-Jun - Uploaded Documents to immiAccount
    27-Jun - Applied for SG Certificate of Clearance (Acknowledgement Letter lang ng Visa 189 ang dinala ko) / Printed out eMedicalReferral Letter
    7-Jul - Completed Medical Exam at Point Medical, Orchard.
    10-Jul - Point Medical sent medical result to DIBP.
    14-Jul - Frontloaded Form 80.
    18-Jul - Received SG Certificate of Clearance.
    7-Aug - Last Day of Work (SG)
    15-Aug - Flight back to Pinas

    < Spent time with family, relatives & friends before the move >

    3-Sept - CO Allocation (Called DIBP)
    18 -Sept - CO asked for confirmation to deduct 5 points.
    22 -Sept - Visa Grant!
    23 -Sept - Attended CFO-PDOS
    27 -Sept - Flight to Sydney.
    28 -Sept - TouchDown Sydney!

    < 1 month job hunting >

    24 - Oct - Job Offer.
    29 - Oct - First Day at Work!

    25 Dec - Jan 1 = First Christmas and New Year Down Under!

  • araeadaraead Melbourne
    Posts: 40Member
    hi batchmates! musta na kayo? 1 wk na ako dito sa melbourne. start na serious job hunt bukas at last week puro serious house hunting naman. hope everything works out well for everyone

    ANZSCO 261313 Software Engineer

    mar 25 submitted acs
    apr 5 ielts exam
    apr 21 ielts results (L=9.5, R=8.5, WS=7.5 overall 8.0)
    may 20 acs results suitable
    may 20 Submitted SS application for VIC
    may 20 Submitted EOI for Visa 189
    may 21 Updated EOI for Visa 189
    may 27 Updated EOI to include Visa 190
    jun 23 Got invited to apply for Visa 189
    jun 23 Applied for My Health Declarations
    jun 24 Lodged Visa 189 application
    jul 9 NBI Finger Printing done and Sent to Philippines
    jul 12 Health Exam Completed
    jul 22 Release of Certificate of Clearance
    jul 24 Uploaded: NBI Clearance, SG Police Clearance, eMedical Information Sheet, Spouse Proof of Functional English -IELTS
    jul 27 Uploaded: Form 80
    sep 4 Direct Grant (Team 2 GSM Adelaide)

    TO GOD BE ALL GLORY

  • gene_borresgene_borres North Ryde
    Posts: 114Member
    @araead gudluck sa job hunting mo. ako waiting pa din magiisang buwan na.. stay positive lang tayo :)

    April 2013 - Ielts exam - R 8.5 S 7.5 W 7.0 L 7.5 OBS 7.5
    April 2013 - Submitted documents for assessment (AIMS)
    June 2013 - Assessed as Medical Laboratory Technician
    July 2013 - Submitted EOI 60 pts
    Dec 2013 - submitted application for AIMS exam
    March 2014 - AIMS exam
    May 13 2014 - successful AIMS result (Lab scientist)
    May 13 2014 - updated EOI to Medical Laboratory Scientist
    May 19 2014 - applied for NBI clearance
    May 26 2014 - invitation to lodge 189
    May 26-Jun 5 - gathered all necessary documents
    Jun 6 2014 - lodged visa 189 application, uploaded scanned documents
    Jun 9 2014 - medicals at SLBGC
    Jun 26 2014 - CO assignment (gsm adelaide team 6)
    June 30 2014 - uploaded ITR and payslips
    July 2 2014 - Visa Granted!
    IED - June 11 2015
    Jan 16 2015 - touchdown Sydney :D
    Xxx xx xxxx - first day of work

  • apcapc Brisbane
    Posts: 147Member
    Dun po sa mga nagpamedical after mag lodge ng visa but before CO allocation. Ano po ginamit niyo to get your HAP ID. Yung 'My health declaration' or yung "organize your health exam" link sa immi account?

    Ano ba mas advisable:

    1. Submit 'my health declaration' , then print referral letter, then lodge visa application,
    then go for medicals after lodging visa application. Pwede ba ganito, if so ano answer
    niyo sa question "have you done medicals in the past 6-12 months'? did you answer yes
    eventhough wala pa nakapag actual medical?; kasi if you answer no then hindi hihingi
    ng HAP ID yung questionnaire, di ba? Pero dapat pag nag submit ka ng "my health
    declaration" ilagay sa visa application yung HAP ID galing sa my health declaration para
    ma link nila yung medical sa visa application?

    or

    2. Submit 'my health declaration' , then print referral letter,then go for medicals and
    lodge visa application only after medicals have been done

    or

    3. Lodge visa application, click on 'organize your health exam' link to print referral letter
  • persephone30persephone30 Los Angeles
    Posts: 162Member
    @apc Hi.. no. 2 for me :)

    Computer Network and Systems Engineer
    Jan. 2014 - Decided to finally pursue AU Immigration
    Feb. 9, 2014 - Applied for ACS Assessment
    Mar.15, 2014 - Took IELTS Exam @IDP
    Mar. 28, 2014 - IELTS Score: L:8.5; R:9.0; S:7.0; W:6.5
    Apr. 2, 2014 - Applied for remarking
    Apr. 16, 2014 - ACS result suitable
    May 17, 2014 - Retake IELTS @IDP
    May 30, 2014 - IELTS Score: L:8.0; R:9.0; S:7.0; W:7.0
    June 10, 2014 - IELTS Remarking successful! (New IELTS Score: L:8.5; R:9.0; S:7.0; W:7.0)
    June 14, 2014 - Submitted EOI & VIC SS
    June 17, 2014 - updated EOI to uncheck Visa 189 and include Mom as dependent; VIC confirmed Mom is added as dependent.
    Oct. 06,2014 - VIC SS Successful; Invited for Visa 190. Submitted My Health Declaration
    Oct. 15, 2014 - Mom & Baby Medicals @ Cebu Doctor's
    Nov. 11, 2014 - My Medical done at Point Medical
    Nov. 20, 2014 - Requested NBI again via Ms. Sandra
    Nov. 21, 2014 - Lodged Visa 190
    Nov. 25, 2014 - Requested SG PCC
    Dec. 03, 2014 - Received NBI Clearance
    Dec. 04, 2014 - emailed VIC of TRN and status of application
    Dec. 05, 2014 - Collected SG PCC
    Jan. 06, 2015 - Direct Grant! Thank you God!!! GSM Brisbane - Team 33 (IED: Oct 21, 2015)

  • peppapeppa Kuala Lumpur
    Posts: 23Member
    @bie0110
    hi. Tanong ko lang po, pinatranslate nyo pa ba TOR nyo? PUP din kami, may 6 subjects in Filipino. Wondering kung irequire pa ng translation nun since di related sa ipapa assess.

    Yung diploma po di na kailangan ng translation since in english and Filipino na yun di ba?

    Thanks :)
  • wizardofOzwizardofOz Sydney
    Posts: 1,215Member
    edited March 2015
    @peppa Yung school ko meron din subjects na Filipino yung title like “Panitikang Pilipino” and “Rizal: Buhay, Mga Isinulat…”.. di ko naman na pina-translate yung TOR ko.

    Yung Diploma ko is in Pure Filipino.. then meron lang separate paper na nakalagay “English Translation of Diploma in Filipino”.. di ko na rin pina-official translation… tinanggap naman ng EA and DIBP..

    Nominated Occupation: Plant or Production Engineer (ANZSCO 233513)

    03/23/13: IELTS GT Exam (British Council)
    04/05/13: IELTS Results L:7.0/R:7.5/W:7.5/S:8.5 OBS: 7.5
    makalipas ang isang taon....
    04/20/14: CDR Application sent to EA
    07/09/14: EA started reviewing my CDR
    08/08/14: EA Assessment Positive Results (Thank you LORD!!!)
    09/16/14: Requested EA for a Duplicate Letter (Original Outcome Letter lost during mail delivery to PH)
    09/21/14: Duplicate Assessment Letter received (Finally!!)
    09/21/14: EOI Lodged (70 pts)
    09/22/14: Invited to lodge Skilled - Independent (Subclass 189) visa
    09/23/14: Obtained Overseas PCC
    09/29/14: Obtained NBI Clearance
    10/12/14: Lodged application - Visa Subclass 189
    10/12/14: Uploaded docs
    10/20/14: Medicals Done
    12/06/14: Direct Grant! To GOD Be the Glory!
    12/13/14: Completed Initial Entry - Sydney

  • peppapeppa Kuala Lumpur
    Posts: 23Member
    @wizardofOz
    Wow ayos kung ganun kasi parang aksaya patranslate 6 subjects lang. Sana tanggapin din ng ACS kahit walang translation. 2,800 kasi quote sa akin nung isang pinagtanungan ko, OA lang :)

    Yung diploma mo, university ba nagprovide ng translation? Nagbigay pa ba ng details yung gumawa?
  • bie0110bie0110 Woolloongabba
    Posts: 16Member
    @peppa hindi na kailangan ipatranslate un TOR. :)

    ANZCO 221213

    30/11/2013 - IELTS BC (L-8.5, R-8.5, W-7, S-7)
    26/03/2014 - Submitted docs to CPAA
    01/05/2014 - Additional docs sent to CPAA
    14/05/2014 - Received positive assessment
    30/05/2014 - Submitted EOI
    31/05/2014 - Received invitation to lodge
    02/06/2014 - Lodged visa 189 & uploaded documents
    23/06/2014 - CO assigned (Team 7)
    30/06/2014 - Applied for SG COC
    04/07/2014 - Medical at Paragon
    21/07/2014 - Sent additional docs (SG COC etc)
    29/07/2014 - VISA GRANT (IED - 06/13/2015)

    ***Praise GOD!!!

  • peppapeppa Kuala Lumpur
    Posts: 23Member
    @bie0110 salamat po! :)
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