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  • LiolaeusLiolaeus Brisbane, Australia
    Posts: 411Member
    Joined: Dec 06, 2014
    @TTam Paano mag open sa NAB ng wala pang TFN? Requirement kasi bago makapag open ng account. Pwede ba kumuha ng TFN kahit di pa nakakapag initial entry?
  • TTamTTam North Ryde
    Posts: 141Member
    Joined: Sep 11, 2014
    edited January 2016
    @Liolaeus Punta lang po kayo sa NAB website (under migrant banking), may special scheme for New Immigrant po. Meron din po sa Westpac and ANZ.. Ok lang po kahit wala pang TFN.

    Ang pagkakaalala ko 1 year ang validity nung account, dapat on or before 1 yr na naopen nyo yung bank account ay makapagland kayo sa oz to meet with the Migrant Banker.

    Ang TFN po, ang pagkakaalam ko dapat nasa oz ka na bago ka makakuha nun.

    January 2015 - IELTS 6.5
    Feb 2015 - Submitted CDR
    April 2015 - PTE Academic (7)
    April 29 2015 - EA Positive Outcome
    May 6, 2015 - Lodged EOI - 65pts
    May 7, 2015 - Invited
    May 14, 2015 - Visa Lodgement
    July 6, 2015 - CO allocated, requesting for police certs and medical
    July 23, 2015 - uploaded police certs and finalised medical
    Aug 6, 2015 - Visa Grant

  • andrew_bonnandrew_bonn Sydney
    Posts: 42Member
    Joined: Mar 01, 2014
    Hi,

    Meron po ba nakasubok na dito magtransfer ng money from DBS Singapore to Commonwealth Bank of Australia? Sa online banking kasi ni DBS, andaming option ng swift code. According to Comm Bank website, we should use CTBAAU2S but we are seeing a lot of this as option sa DBS Online banking with different suffixes like CTBAAU2S600,CTBAAU2S700,CTBAAU2SXXX. We're not sure which one to choose. We already sent email to Comm Bank pero wala pa din sila reply. Any inputs po sa mga nakapagtry na?

    ANZSCO 261313
    Apr 05, 2014 - took IELTS in IDP
    Apr 22, 2014 - received IELTS result(Overall AVG 7.5)
    May 03, 2014 - Submitted ACS
    Jun 11, 2014 - Received ACS result(suitable) deducted 2 yrs
    Jun 12, 2014 - Submitted EOI(Visa 189 with 65pts)
    Jun 23, 2014 - Receive invitation for visa 189
    Jul 31,2014 - Sent NBI Form to Phil for Clearance via DHL.
    Aug 15, 2014 - Lodged Visa 189. Frontload some documents.
    Oct 04, 2014 - Finished medicals
    October 23, 2014 CO assigned Team 02 GSM Adelaide
    Nov 06, 2014 - uploaded Singapore COC
    Nov 13, 2014 - Visa Grant! Thank you Lord!

  • engineer20engineer20 Sydney
    Posts: 1,581Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jun 09, 2011
    @andrew_bonn mas ok ba rate sa DBS? baka gusto mo try pay2home.

    29May2015: Submitted Online Application to VETASSESS (312112 Building Associate)
    02Jun2015: Lodged Date at VETASSESS
    28Aug2015: VETASSESS Assessment Completed (312112 Building Associate) - POSITIVE
    17Oct2015: PTE-A taken at SG
    19Oct2015: PTE-A Result: L-83, R-90, S-76, W-90 OAS-87
    19Oct2015: Submitted EOI Visa 190 (65 points plus SS 5 points if granted)
    19Oct2015: Submitted VIC SS Online Application Visa 190
    20Oct2015: VIC acknowledged SS application and gave Reference Number
    02Nov2015: VIC SS Application Rejected
    05Nov2015: Submitted Online Reassessment to VETASSESS (312212 Civil Engineering Technician) 08Feb2016: VETASSESS Outcome POSITIVE
    07Nov2015: Updated EOI to select NSW (312112)
    18Dec2015: Received NSW SS Invitation Stream 2
    21Dec2015: Lodged NSW SS Application
    12Jan2016: NSW SS Approved / Visa 190 ITA Received
    29Jan2016: SG PCC (Me) / Medical (Me, Wife and Kid)
    01Feb2016: Medicals Cleared
    05Feb2016: Lodged Visa 190
    18Feb2016: NBI Clearance Applied (Me and Wife) - HIT
    29Feb2016: SG PCC (Wife)
    03Mar2016: Collected and Uploaded NBI Clearance
    04Mar2016: Direct Grant
    07May2016: Initial Entry (Sydney)
    16Jul2017: Big Move
    Sept2020: Target Citizenship Lodgement

  • LiolaeusLiolaeus Brisbane, Australia
    Posts: 411Member
    Joined: Dec 06, 2014
    @TTam Ahh okay, nakita ko na yung migrant banking. Ibang website pala ng nab.com.au yun. Salamat!!
  • m0t0k0m0t0k0 Sydney
    Posts: 82Member
    Joined: Aug 11, 2015
    @filipinacpa Wala po anuman. :) Nasa pinas po ba kayo? If yes, you can check your bank if magkano po ang service charge nila. May iba po kasing bank na nagccharge based on the amount you transfer, meron naman po yatang iba na fixed.

    If kailangan namin ng "physical" cash, nagpapalit po kami sa czarina money changer sa makati. You just need to call them para makapagpareserve or to inquire if meron silang AUD.

    Pero most of the time, online foreign exchange po ang gamit namin. Hassle free po kasi at mababantayan mo pa ang galaw ng exchange rates.
    @filipinacpa Wala po anuman. :) Nasa pinas po ba kayo? If yes, you can check your bank if magkano po ang service charge nila. May iba po kasing bank na nagccharge based on the amount you transfer, meron naman po yatang iba na fixed.

    If kailangan namin ng "physical" cash, nagpapalit po kami sa czarina money changer sa makati. You just need to call them para makapagpareserve or to inquire if meron silang AUD.

    Pero most of the time, online foreign exchange po ang gamit namin. Hassle free po kasi at mababantayan mo pa ang galaw ng exchange rates.
    Hi @TTam, thanks for sharing this.

    May I ask which bank in the Philippines was yours and how much was the service charge that you incurred?

    Another question, as I am researching this topic as well, I was wondering why there is still a local bank service charge? I thought the steps were:
    1. Peso money was paid from bank to HiFx to buy Aud
    2. HiFx transfers the Aud to Nab
    Was the local fee due to sending the money to HiFx?

    Laslty, NAB did not charge any additional fees when it received the Aud?

    261313 Software Engineer - Visa (189)

    APR 2015 Touchdown, start employment
    14 DEC 2015 Grant Received (exactly 90 days after lodging)! Thank you Lord Jesus! :)
    20 NOV 2015 clicked "Information Provided" button and emailed CO
    13 NOV 2015 uploaded Form 80 and replied back CO, waiting time again...
    10 NOV 2015 3rd contact made by CO (again, a different CO) that gave the 2 HAP IDs and requested for Form 80
    27 OCT 2015 2nd contact made by CO (different CO) who processed additional dependent Form 1436, paid 1800AUD
    23 OCT 2015 1st contact made by CO asking PCC, medical and uni transcripts
    14 SEP 2015: Submitted application and paid 3600AUD
    07 SEP 2015: Received invitation via email
    12 AUG 2015: Submitted EOI
    11 AUG 2015: Got awesome PTE-A results S:90/W:87/R:89/L:84
    10 AUG 2015: Took PTE-Academic
    31 JUL 2015: Found the PTE thread by @filipinacpa and booked my PTE exam on the same day
    29 JUL 2015: Got unchanged re-marking of IELTS Writing (total waste of money and most of all time - lost 6 weeks for nothing!)
    15 JUN 2015: Paid for re-marking of IELTS Writing
    13 JUN 2015: Got unsatisfactory IELTS results S:7.5/W:6.5/R:9.0/L:9.0
    30 MAY 2015: Took IELTS General
    12 MAY 2015: Received positive assessment from ACS
    08 MAY 2015: Submitted all documents to ACS
    20 APR 2015: Got the COE from current employer (waited for APR so it would be exactly my 8th year experience)
    20 FEB 2015: Got the COE from 1st employer
    04 FEB 2015: Got the COE from 2nd employer
    13 JAN 2015: Started gathering Certificate of Employments (COE) from 3 companies

  • m0t0k0m0t0k0 Sydney
    Posts: 82Member
    Joined: Aug 11, 2015
    @TasBurrfoot kayo sir ano po method ang ginawa niyo para madala ung extra pocket money nyo?thanks
    We just brought $250 as pocket money - all the rest were in the CBA account that we opened months before.

    Of course meron din kami dala BPI atm just in case plus the still open Singapore Credit Cards then.
    [email protected], thanks for sharing. The money sent to Cba months before, those were sent using your iRemit approach? Did the CBA have a separate fee when it received the Aud?

    May I ask, did you use bpionline?
    For example
    1. add your iRemit account (which needs you to visit the bank personally)
    2. Use bpionline pay bills to iRemit?
    3. Once iRemit get Peso, it buys equivalent Aud
    4. Does iRemit send the Aud to Cba?

    261313 Software Engineer - Visa (189)

    APR 2015 Touchdown, start employment
    14 DEC 2015 Grant Received (exactly 90 days after lodging)! Thank you Lord Jesus! :)
    20 NOV 2015 clicked "Information Provided" button and emailed CO
    13 NOV 2015 uploaded Form 80 and replied back CO, waiting time again...
    10 NOV 2015 3rd contact made by CO (again, a different CO) that gave the 2 HAP IDs and requested for Form 80
    27 OCT 2015 2nd contact made by CO (different CO) who processed additional dependent Form 1436, paid 1800AUD
    23 OCT 2015 1st contact made by CO asking PCC, medical and uni transcripts
    14 SEP 2015: Submitted application and paid 3600AUD
    07 SEP 2015: Received invitation via email
    12 AUG 2015: Submitted EOI
    11 AUG 2015: Got awesome PTE-A results S:90/W:87/R:89/L:84
    10 AUG 2015: Took PTE-Academic
    31 JUL 2015: Found the PTE thread by @filipinacpa and booked my PTE exam on the same day
    29 JUL 2015: Got unchanged re-marking of IELTS Writing (total waste of money and most of all time - lost 6 weeks for nothing!)
    15 JUN 2015: Paid for re-marking of IELTS Writing
    13 JUN 2015: Got unsatisfactory IELTS results S:7.5/W:6.5/R:9.0/L:9.0
    30 MAY 2015: Took IELTS General
    12 MAY 2015: Received positive assessment from ACS
    08 MAY 2015: Submitted all documents to ACS
    20 APR 2015: Got the COE from current employer (waited for APR so it would be exactly my 8th year experience)
    20 FEB 2015: Got the COE from 1st employer
    04 FEB 2015: Got the COE from 2nd employer
    13 JAN 2015: Started gathering Certificate of Employments (COE) from 3 companies

  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot Osaka
    Posts: 4,336Member
    Joined: Feb 24, 2011
    @TasBurrfoot kayo sir ano po method ang ginawa niyo para madala ung extra pocket money nyo?thanks
    We just brought $250 as pocket money - all the rest were in the CBA account that we opened months before.

    Of course meron din kami dala BPI atm just in case plus the still open Singapore Credit Cards then.
    [email protected], thanks for sharing. The money sent to Cba months before, those were sent using your iRemit approach? Did the CBA have a separate fee when it received the Aud?

    May I ask, did you use bpionline?
    For example
    1. add your iRemit account (which needs you to visit the bank personally)
    2. Use bpionline pay bills to iRemit?
    3. Once iRemit get Peso, it buys equivalent Aud
    4. Does iRemit send the Aud to Cba?
    No - prior to moving in, we remitted it via our bank in Singapore...

    The iRemit approach was for our condo sales proceeds - yes I did enrol iRemit's BPI account in my expressonline; I transfer money to iRemit and then they bought AUD for me and transferred it to my Australian bank account.

    There is a charge in the Australian bank to receive cash but it was very small $10 ata for a condo proceed in AUD.

    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!

  • m0t0k0m0t0k0 Sydney
    Posts: 82Member
    Joined: Aug 11, 2015
    edited February 2016
    @TasBurrfoot kayo sir ano po method ang ginawa niyo para madala ung extra pocket money nyo?thanks
    We just brought $250 as pocket money - all the rest were in the CBA account that we opened months before.

    Of course meron din kami dala BPI atm just in case plus the still open Singapore Credit Cards then.
    [email protected], thanks for sharing. The money sent to Cba months before, those were sent using your iRemit approach? Did the CBA have a separate fee when it received the Aud?

    May I ask, did you use bpionline?
    For example
    1. add your iRemit account (which needs you to visit the bank personally)
    2. Use bpionline pay bills to iRemit?
    3. Once iRemit get Peso, it buys equivalent Aud
    4. Does iRemit send the Aud to Cba?
    No - prior to moving in, we remitted it via our bank in Singapore...

    The iRemit approach was for our condo sales proceeds - yes I did enrol iRemit's BPI account in my expressonline; I transfer money to iRemit and then they bought AUD for me and transferred it to my Australian bank account.

    There is a charge in the Australian bank to receive cash but it was very small $10 ata for a condo proceed in AUD.
    @TasBurrfoot Thanks for replying. :)
    Just to clarify when you say "...I did enrol iRemit's BPI account in my expressonline; I transfer money to iRemit ...", do you mean using BPI expressonline and using the "Pay Bills" functionality, wherein you select the enrolled iRemit account and specify the amount in Pesos that will be used to purchase the AUD?

    I checked today if I can enroll iRemit in the Pay Bills but the company iRemit is not in the list of allowed to be enrolled. I just wanted to clarify if you used the Pay Bills or the Transfer Fund in expressonline?

    261313 Software Engineer - Visa (189)

    APR 2015 Touchdown, start employment
    14 DEC 2015 Grant Received (exactly 90 days after lodging)! Thank you Lord Jesus! :)
    20 NOV 2015 clicked "Information Provided" button and emailed CO
    13 NOV 2015 uploaded Form 80 and replied back CO, waiting time again...
    10 NOV 2015 3rd contact made by CO (again, a different CO) that gave the 2 HAP IDs and requested for Form 80
    27 OCT 2015 2nd contact made by CO (different CO) who processed additional dependent Form 1436, paid 1800AUD
    23 OCT 2015 1st contact made by CO asking PCC, medical and uni transcripts
    14 SEP 2015: Submitted application and paid 3600AUD
    07 SEP 2015: Received invitation via email
    12 AUG 2015: Submitted EOI
    11 AUG 2015: Got awesome PTE-A results S:90/W:87/R:89/L:84
    10 AUG 2015: Took PTE-Academic
    31 JUL 2015: Found the PTE thread by @filipinacpa and booked my PTE exam on the same day
    29 JUL 2015: Got unchanged re-marking of IELTS Writing (total waste of money and most of all time - lost 6 weeks for nothing!)
    15 JUN 2015: Paid for re-marking of IELTS Writing
    13 JUN 2015: Got unsatisfactory IELTS results S:7.5/W:6.5/R:9.0/L:9.0
    30 MAY 2015: Took IELTS General
    12 MAY 2015: Received positive assessment from ACS
    08 MAY 2015: Submitted all documents to ACS
    20 APR 2015: Got the COE from current employer (waited for APR so it would be exactly my 8th year experience)
    20 FEB 2015: Got the COE from 1st employer
    04 FEB 2015: Got the COE from 2nd employer
    13 JAN 2015: Started gathering Certificate of Employments (COE) from 3 companies

  • jrgongonjrgongon Sydney
    Posts: 735Member
    Joined: Jun 19, 2015
    @TasBurrfoot hi..may i know pano ung procedure sa iremit bpi?para madala yung pera namin sa oz..tnx

    CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER

    Age - 25pts
    Experience - 5pts
    Education - 15pts
    PTE - 10pts
    SS - 5pts
    TOTAL = 60 POINTS (VISA 190)

    November 2014 = Decided to pursue family migration to Australia
    January 2015 = Took the IELTS @ British Council (S:7.5,W:6.5,L:7.5,R:7.5)
    February - July 2015 = Gather Necessary Documents For Assessment
    August 3, 2015 = Submitted documents to Vetassess
    October 15, 2015 = Vetassess called our landline to verify my submitted documents
    October 21, 2015 = Positive and Negative Result from Vetassess.....out of 10 years of employment 2.7 years lang ang credited sa akin....
    October 23, 2015 = Scheduled for PTE-A on November 6...aiming to get 20 points..wish me luck
    November 7, 2015 = I took the PTE-A Exam
    November 8, 2015 = Results of PTE-A (Listening:80;Reading:63;Speaking:84;Writing:75) 2 Points na lang hindi pa ako pinagbigyan....huhuhu
    November 13, 2015 = Baba ng 5 points at the same time schedule din ng PTE-A exam ko
    November 13, 2015 = Result of PTE Take 2 (Listening:69; Reading:63; Speaking:79;Writing:78) Sablay na naman
    December 2, 2015 = PTE 3rd Retake (sana pumasa na)
    December 4, 2015 = PTE Result (Listening:65; Reading: 67; Speaking:68; Writing: 67) Sa wakas
    December 4, 2015 = Submitted EOI Visa 190
    December 11, 2015 = Received ITA
    December 12, 2015 = Lodged NSW Nomination
    January 11, 2015 = NSW Approved
    January 25, 2016 = Medical @ Nationwide Makati
    February 15, 2016 = Lodged Visa (Waiting Game)
    March 15, 2016 = CO reuqested for PTE results

    *****Sana maging okay ang lahat****

  • TTamTTam North Ryde
    Posts: 141Member
    Joined: Sep 11, 2014
    @m0t0k0

    May I ask which bank in the Philippines was yours and how much was the service charge that you incurred? - we are not based in pinas sir, service charge depends on the amount you want to transfer

    Another question, as I am researching this topic as well, I was wondering why there is still a local bank service charge? I thought the steps were:
    1. Peso money was paid from bank to HiFx to buy Aud
    2. HiFx transfers the Aud to Nab
    Was the local fee due to sending the money to HiFx? - this is for the wire transfer fee

    Laslty, NAB did not charge any additional fees when it received the Aud? - Yes

    January 2015 - IELTS 6.5
    Feb 2015 - Submitted CDR
    April 2015 - PTE Academic (7)
    April 29 2015 - EA Positive Outcome
    May 6, 2015 - Lodged EOI - 65pts
    May 7, 2015 - Invited
    May 14, 2015 - Visa Lodgement
    July 6, 2015 - CO allocated, requesting for police certs and medical
    July 23, 2015 - uploaded police certs and finalised medical
    Aug 6, 2015 - Visa Grant

  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot Osaka
    Posts: 4,336Member
    Joined: Feb 24, 2011
    edited February 2016
    @TasBurrfoot hi..may i know pano ung procedure sa iremit bpi?para madala yung pera namin sa oz..tnx
    just contact them and you will need to fill in a few forms...

    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!

  • jrgongonjrgongon Sydney
    Posts: 735Member
    Joined: Jun 19, 2015
    @TasBurrfoot thanks po...eh ung pagopen sa NAB?kahit online po ba possible?

    CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER

    Age - 25pts
    Experience - 5pts
    Education - 15pts
    PTE - 10pts
    SS - 5pts
    TOTAL = 60 POINTS (VISA 190)

    November 2014 = Decided to pursue family migration to Australia
    January 2015 = Took the IELTS @ British Council (S:7.5,W:6.5,L:7.5,R:7.5)
    February - July 2015 = Gather Necessary Documents For Assessment
    August 3, 2015 = Submitted documents to Vetassess
    October 15, 2015 = Vetassess called our landline to verify my submitted documents
    October 21, 2015 = Positive and Negative Result from Vetassess.....out of 10 years of employment 2.7 years lang ang credited sa akin....
    October 23, 2015 = Scheduled for PTE-A on November 6...aiming to get 20 points..wish me luck
    November 7, 2015 = I took the PTE-A Exam
    November 8, 2015 = Results of PTE-A (Listening:80;Reading:63;Speaking:84;Writing:75) 2 Points na lang hindi pa ako pinagbigyan....huhuhu
    November 13, 2015 = Baba ng 5 points at the same time schedule din ng PTE-A exam ko
    November 13, 2015 = Result of PTE Take 2 (Listening:69; Reading:63; Speaking:79;Writing:78) Sablay na naman
    December 2, 2015 = PTE 3rd Retake (sana pumasa na)
    December 4, 2015 = PTE Result (Listening:65; Reading: 67; Speaking:68; Writing: 67) Sa wakas
    December 4, 2015 = Submitted EOI Visa 190
    December 11, 2015 = Received ITA
    December 12, 2015 = Lodged NSW Nomination
    January 11, 2015 = NSW Approved
    January 25, 2016 = Medical @ Nationwide Makati
    February 15, 2016 = Lodged Visa (Waiting Game)
    March 15, 2016 = CO reuqested for PTE results

    *****Sana maging okay ang lahat****

  • m0t0k0m0t0k0 Sydney
    Posts: 82Member
    Joined: Aug 11, 2015
    @jrgongon
    1. Go to http://migrant.nabgroup.com/
    2. Then click the link " opening your bank account "
    3. Fill out the form

    Please note, I have NOT done this yet myself, but this is the approach that I plan to use. As others mentioned in this thread, CBA and Westpac also have migrant banking, pero ndi ko pa nabasa un 2 banks na iyon.

    261313 Software Engineer - Visa (189)

    APR 2015 Touchdown, start employment
    14 DEC 2015 Grant Received (exactly 90 days after lodging)! Thank you Lord Jesus! :)
    20 NOV 2015 clicked "Information Provided" button and emailed CO
    13 NOV 2015 uploaded Form 80 and replied back CO, waiting time again...
    10 NOV 2015 3rd contact made by CO (again, a different CO) that gave the 2 HAP IDs and requested for Form 80
    27 OCT 2015 2nd contact made by CO (different CO) who processed additional dependent Form 1436, paid 1800AUD
    23 OCT 2015 1st contact made by CO asking PCC, medical and uni transcripts
    14 SEP 2015: Submitted application and paid 3600AUD
    07 SEP 2015: Received invitation via email
    12 AUG 2015: Submitted EOI
    11 AUG 2015: Got awesome PTE-A results S:90/W:87/R:89/L:84
    10 AUG 2015: Took PTE-Academic
    31 JUL 2015: Found the PTE thread by @filipinacpa and booked my PTE exam on the same day
    29 JUL 2015: Got unchanged re-marking of IELTS Writing (total waste of money and most of all time - lost 6 weeks for nothing!)
    15 JUN 2015: Paid for re-marking of IELTS Writing
    13 JUN 2015: Got unsatisfactory IELTS results S:7.5/W:6.5/R:9.0/L:9.0
    30 MAY 2015: Took IELTS General
    12 MAY 2015: Received positive assessment from ACS
    08 MAY 2015: Submitted all documents to ACS
    20 APR 2015: Got the COE from current employer (waited for APR so it would be exactly my 8th year experience)
    20 FEB 2015: Got the COE from 1st employer
    04 FEB 2015: Got the COE from 2nd employer
    13 JAN 2015: Started gathering Certificate of Employments (COE) from 3 companies

  • se29mse29m Perth
    Posts: 2,119Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 14, 2015
    I applied na sa NAB SG. Pero they'll contact daw 5-7 business days

    233211 Civil Engineer
    30/09/15 - VETASSESS Lodged - 133112 Project Builder
    09/10/15 - IELTS Results: L-7.5, R-7.0, W-6.0, S-7.5 OBS-7.0
    19/10/15 - PTE A Results: L-82, R-74, S-90, W-76 OAS-79
    26/11/15 - Obtained NBI Clearance
    09/12/15 - VETASSESS Results - NEGATIVE!!!
    12/01/16 - Submitted CDR to Engineers Australia
    22/01/16 - EA Positive Results - Bachelor's Degree with 4 years 8 months skilled employment
    22/01/16 - Lodged EOI 189 (60pts)
    03/02/16 - Received 189 ITA
    11/02/16 - Health Clearance Provided - No Action Required
    18/02/16 - Obtained SG CoC
    26/02/16 - Lodged 189 Visa
    15/03/16 - Direct Grant - IED 11/02/2017
    25/05/16 - Big Move Perth!
    16/06/16 - Started Casual Work
    11/07/16 - Permanent Full-time Work

    Now for the Citizenship Journey

    26/08/2019 - Applied and acknowledgement letter received
    27/09/2019 - Test Email Invite for 19/12/2019
    01/10/2019 - Actual Test/Interview Date
    01/10/2019 - Approval Date (received the approval letter from the post 11/10/2019)
    05/02/2020 - Ceremony Date (received the email 10/01/2020)

  • engineer20engineer20 Sydney
    Posts: 1,581Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jun 09, 2011
    @se29m mukhang marami kang sgd na itatransfer sa NAB kaya nagopen ka na pare. ask ko lang kung pwede na ba magopen ng account kahit hindi pa granted ang migrant visa?

    29May2015: Submitted Online Application to VETASSESS (312112 Building Associate)
    02Jun2015: Lodged Date at VETASSESS
    28Aug2015: VETASSESS Assessment Completed (312112 Building Associate) - POSITIVE
    17Oct2015: PTE-A taken at SG
    19Oct2015: PTE-A Result: L-83, R-90, S-76, W-90 OAS-87
    19Oct2015: Submitted EOI Visa 190 (65 points plus SS 5 points if granted)
    19Oct2015: Submitted VIC SS Online Application Visa 190
    20Oct2015: VIC acknowledged SS application and gave Reference Number
    02Nov2015: VIC SS Application Rejected
    05Nov2015: Submitted Online Reassessment to VETASSESS (312212 Civil Engineering Technician) 08Feb2016: VETASSESS Outcome POSITIVE
    07Nov2015: Updated EOI to select NSW (312112)
    18Dec2015: Received NSW SS Invitation Stream 2
    21Dec2015: Lodged NSW SS Application
    12Jan2016: NSW SS Approved / Visa 190 ITA Received
    29Jan2016: SG PCC (Me) / Medical (Me, Wife and Kid)
    01Feb2016: Medicals Cleared
    05Feb2016: Lodged Visa 190
    18Feb2016: NBI Clearance Applied (Me and Wife) - HIT
    29Feb2016: SG PCC (Wife)
    03Mar2016: Collected and Uploaded NBI Clearance
    04Mar2016: Direct Grant
    07May2016: Initial Entry (Sydney)
    16Jul2017: Big Move
    Sept2020: Target Citizenship Lodgement

  • se29mse29m Perth
    Posts: 2,119Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 14, 2015
    @engineer20 wala naman required amount hehehe.. Nag apply pa lang ako.. Tas intayin ko sila na contact ako para makapagstart na ng isaver.. Wala pa nga pambaon eh hahaha... Para lang may maitabi ako the next 2 months ng hindi magagalaw..

    233211 Civil Engineer
    30/09/15 - VETASSESS Lodged - 133112 Project Builder
    09/10/15 - IELTS Results: L-7.5, R-7.0, W-6.0, S-7.5 OBS-7.0
    19/10/15 - PTE A Results: L-82, R-74, S-90, W-76 OAS-79
    26/11/15 - Obtained NBI Clearance
    09/12/15 - VETASSESS Results - NEGATIVE!!!
    12/01/16 - Submitted CDR to Engineers Australia
    22/01/16 - EA Positive Results - Bachelor's Degree with 4 years 8 months skilled employment
    22/01/16 - Lodged EOI 189 (60pts)
    03/02/16 - Received 189 ITA
    11/02/16 - Health Clearance Provided - No Action Required
    18/02/16 - Obtained SG CoC
    26/02/16 - Lodged 189 Visa
    15/03/16 - Direct Grant - IED 11/02/2017
    25/05/16 - Big Move Perth!
    16/06/16 - Started Casual Work
    11/07/16 - Permanent Full-time Work

    Now for the Citizenship Journey

    26/08/2019 - Applied and acknowledgement letter received
    27/09/2019 - Test Email Invite for 19/12/2019
    01/10/2019 - Actual Test/Interview Date
    01/10/2019 - Approval Date (received the approval letter from the post 11/10/2019)
    05/02/2020 - Ceremony Date (received the email 10/01/2020)

  • jrgongonjrgongon Sydney
    Posts: 735Member
    Joined: Jun 19, 2015
    Pag meron na ako nab pwede na ako magtransfer?pano ko naman iwiwithdraw un pag nasa o na me

    CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER

    Age - 25pts
    Experience - 5pts
    Education - 15pts
    PTE - 10pts
    SS - 5pts
    TOTAL = 60 POINTS (VISA 190)

    November 2014 = Decided to pursue family migration to Australia
    January 2015 = Took the IELTS @ British Council (S:7.5,W:6.5,L:7.5,R:7.5)
    February - July 2015 = Gather Necessary Documents For Assessment
    August 3, 2015 = Submitted documents to Vetassess
    October 15, 2015 = Vetassess called our landline to verify my submitted documents
    October 21, 2015 = Positive and Negative Result from Vetassess.....out of 10 years of employment 2.7 years lang ang credited sa akin....
    October 23, 2015 = Scheduled for PTE-A on November 6...aiming to get 20 points..wish me luck
    November 7, 2015 = I took the PTE-A Exam
    November 8, 2015 = Results of PTE-A (Listening:80;Reading:63;Speaking:84;Writing:75) 2 Points na lang hindi pa ako pinagbigyan....huhuhu
    November 13, 2015 = Baba ng 5 points at the same time schedule din ng PTE-A exam ko
    November 13, 2015 = Result of PTE Take 2 (Listening:69; Reading:63; Speaking:79;Writing:78) Sablay na naman
    December 2, 2015 = PTE 3rd Retake (sana pumasa na)
    December 4, 2015 = PTE Result (Listening:65; Reading: 67; Speaking:68; Writing: 67) Sa wakas
    December 4, 2015 = Submitted EOI Visa 190
    December 11, 2015 = Received ITA
    December 12, 2015 = Lodged NSW Nomination
    January 11, 2015 = NSW Approved
    January 25, 2016 = Medical @ Nationwide Makati
    February 15, 2016 = Lodged Visa (Waiting Game)
    March 15, 2016 = CO reuqested for PTE results

    *****Sana maging okay ang lahat****

  • filipinacpafilipinacpa Perth
    Posts: 1,084Member, De-activated
    Joined: Jan 24, 2013
    I already got my welcome kit sa NAB kaso malayo pala yung branch na napili ko. 45 mins away. nakahanap ako lately lang ng nearest branch like 15 mins away sa titirahan ko so i requested them if they could move my branch where i could go to activate my account.

    Another issue ko is transferring funds from PH bank to AU bank. How did you guys do it po? I inquired sa BDO but they said I need to have a dollar account with them to do so.

    2013-Jan : Decided to pursue my OZ dream
    2013-Nov : 1st Ielts-GT @ BC Manila: L-8;R-6.5;W-7.5;S-7.5
    2014-Mar : 2nd Ielts-GT @ BC Manila: L-8;R-8.5;W-6.5;S-7.5
    Pahinga muna. Sakit sa puso at bulsa!
    2015-May : 1st PTE-A @ Bright Center: L-85;R-70;S-45;W-90
    2015-May : 2nd PTE-A @Bright Center; L-90;R-70;S-47; W-90
    2015-July : 3rd PTE-A @Pearson: L-90;R-77;S-83; W-90
    2015-July 20 - Lodged docs to Vetassess
    2015-Oct 1: VET Positive outcome
    2015-Oct 1: Submitted EOI 190 visa to NSW (55+5)
    2015-Oct 4: Submitted EOI 190 visa to QLD (55+5)
    2015-Oct 5: QLD responded, rejected 190 due to change in occupation list but offered ITA for 489 visa instead
    2015-Nov 2: DIBP points adjusted to 60+5 (due to additional 1 year working experience)
    2015-Nov 26: ITA for SS NSW
    2015-Nov 28: Submitted SS application
    2015-Dec 17: SS Approved + Received 190 ITA
    2015-Dec 23: Lodged 190
    2016-Jan 5: Medical @ Nationwide (Php5,600 na ang fee!!)
    2016-Jan 8: Medical Clearance Provided - no action required (Thank you Lord!)
    2016-Jan 18: Applied for Driving SP and Direct Visa Grant!!! (Thank You Lord!)
    2016-Jan 26: PDOS @ CFO Manila + Enrolled at A1 Driving

    2016-Mar 14: BIG MOVE!:)

    PRAY HARD, WORK HARDER! :)

    Compilation of tips/resources/stories for PTE Academic Preparation: pteacademicreview.wordpress.com
    Template or "cheat sheet" as called by many: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1OZBrQj0i5LWU1EYVZTaDF4VzA/view?usp=sharing
    sana po makatulong.. God bless!

  • engineer20engineer20 Sydney
    Posts: 1,581Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jun 09, 2011
    @se29m sir may update na sa NAB for your account opening?

    29May2015: Submitted Online Application to VETASSESS (312112 Building Associate)
    02Jun2015: Lodged Date at VETASSESS
    28Aug2015: VETASSESS Assessment Completed (312112 Building Associate) - POSITIVE
    17Oct2015: PTE-A taken at SG
    19Oct2015: PTE-A Result: L-83, R-90, S-76, W-90 OAS-87
    19Oct2015: Submitted EOI Visa 190 (65 points plus SS 5 points if granted)
    19Oct2015: Submitted VIC SS Online Application Visa 190
    20Oct2015: VIC acknowledged SS application and gave Reference Number
    02Nov2015: VIC SS Application Rejected
    05Nov2015: Submitted Online Reassessment to VETASSESS (312212 Civil Engineering Technician) 08Feb2016: VETASSESS Outcome POSITIVE
    07Nov2015: Updated EOI to select NSW (312112)
    18Dec2015: Received NSW SS Invitation Stream 2
    21Dec2015: Lodged NSW SS Application
    12Jan2016: NSW SS Approved / Visa 190 ITA Received
    29Jan2016: SG PCC (Me) / Medical (Me, Wife and Kid)
    01Feb2016: Medicals Cleared
    05Feb2016: Lodged Visa 190
    18Feb2016: NBI Clearance Applied (Me and Wife) - HIT
    29Feb2016: SG PCC (Wife)
    03Mar2016: Collected and Uploaded NBI Clearance
    04Mar2016: Direct Grant
    07May2016: Initial Entry (Sydney)
    16Jul2017: Big Move
    Sept2020: Target Citizenship Lodgement

  • se29mse29m Perth
    Posts: 2,119Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 14, 2015
    @engineer20 wala pa eh.. sabi sa email 7 business days daw kasi ag dami nagaapply hehehe

    233211 Civil Engineer
    30/09/15 - VETASSESS Lodged - 133112 Project Builder
    09/10/15 - IELTS Results: L-7.5, R-7.0, W-6.0, S-7.5 OBS-7.0
    19/10/15 - PTE A Results: L-82, R-74, S-90, W-76 OAS-79
    26/11/15 - Obtained NBI Clearance
    09/12/15 - VETASSESS Results - NEGATIVE!!!
    12/01/16 - Submitted CDR to Engineers Australia
    22/01/16 - EA Positive Results - Bachelor's Degree with 4 years 8 months skilled employment
    22/01/16 - Lodged EOI 189 (60pts)
    03/02/16 - Received 189 ITA
    11/02/16 - Health Clearance Provided - No Action Required
    18/02/16 - Obtained SG CoC
    26/02/16 - Lodged 189 Visa
    15/03/16 - Direct Grant - IED 11/02/2017
    25/05/16 - Big Move Perth!
    16/06/16 - Started Casual Work
    11/07/16 - Permanent Full-time Work

    Now for the Citizenship Journey

    26/08/2019 - Applied and acknowledgement letter received
    27/09/2019 - Test Email Invite for 19/12/2019
    01/10/2019 - Actual Test/Interview Date
    01/10/2019 - Approval Date (received the approval letter from the post 11/10/2019)
    05/02/2020 - Ceremony Date (received the email 10/01/2020)

  • se29mse29m Perth
    Posts: 2,119Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 14, 2015
    @engineer20 nagsend na si nab ng welcome letter at details nung account numbers ko.. Ngayun, hanap na lang ng pera na itransfer sa account na yun hehehe

    233211 Civil Engineer
    30/09/15 - VETASSESS Lodged - 133112 Project Builder
    09/10/15 - IELTS Results: L-7.5, R-7.0, W-6.0, S-7.5 OBS-7.0
    19/10/15 - PTE A Results: L-82, R-74, S-90, W-76 OAS-79
    26/11/15 - Obtained NBI Clearance
    09/12/15 - VETASSESS Results - NEGATIVE!!!
    12/01/16 - Submitted CDR to Engineers Australia
    22/01/16 - EA Positive Results - Bachelor's Degree with 4 years 8 months skilled employment
    22/01/16 - Lodged EOI 189 (60pts)
    03/02/16 - Received 189 ITA
    11/02/16 - Health Clearance Provided - No Action Required
    18/02/16 - Obtained SG CoC
    26/02/16 - Lodged 189 Visa
    15/03/16 - Direct Grant - IED 11/02/2017
    25/05/16 - Big Move Perth!
    16/06/16 - Started Casual Work
    11/07/16 - Permanent Full-time Work

    Now for the Citizenship Journey

    26/08/2019 - Applied and acknowledgement letter received
    27/09/2019 - Test Email Invite for 19/12/2019
    01/10/2019 - Actual Test/Interview Date
    01/10/2019 - Approval Date (received the approval letter from the post 11/10/2019)
    05/02/2020 - Ceremony Date (received the email 10/01/2020)

  • jrgongonjrgongon Sydney
    Posts: 735Member
    Joined: Jun 19, 2015
    @se29m sir...pagmeron ng nab account paano naman ang way para madepositohan or malagyan ng pera un..tapos once may pera na..paano mo naman mawiwithdraw sa australia..salamat

    CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER

    Age - 25pts
    Experience - 5pts
    Education - 15pts
    PTE - 10pts
    SS - 5pts
    TOTAL = 60 POINTS (VISA 190)

    November 2014 = Decided to pursue family migration to Australia
    January 2015 = Took the IELTS @ British Council (S:7.5,W:6.5,L:7.5,R:7.5)
    February - July 2015 = Gather Necessary Documents For Assessment
    August 3, 2015 = Submitted documents to Vetassess
    October 15, 2015 = Vetassess called our landline to verify my submitted documents
    October 21, 2015 = Positive and Negative Result from Vetassess.....out of 10 years of employment 2.7 years lang ang credited sa akin....
    October 23, 2015 = Scheduled for PTE-A on November 6...aiming to get 20 points..wish me luck
    November 7, 2015 = I took the PTE-A Exam
    November 8, 2015 = Results of PTE-A (Listening:80;Reading:63;Speaking:84;Writing:75) 2 Points na lang hindi pa ako pinagbigyan....huhuhu
    November 13, 2015 = Baba ng 5 points at the same time schedule din ng PTE-A exam ko
    November 13, 2015 = Result of PTE Take 2 (Listening:69; Reading:63; Speaking:79;Writing:78) Sablay na naman
    December 2, 2015 = PTE 3rd Retake (sana pumasa na)
    December 4, 2015 = PTE Result (Listening:65; Reading: 67; Speaking:68; Writing: 67) Sa wakas
    December 4, 2015 = Submitted EOI Visa 190
    December 11, 2015 = Received ITA
    December 12, 2015 = Lodged NSW Nomination
    January 11, 2015 = NSW Approved
    January 25, 2016 = Medical @ Nationwide Makati
    February 15, 2016 = Lodged Visa (Waiting Game)
    March 15, 2016 = CO reuqested for PTE results

    *****Sana maging okay ang lahat****

  • se29mse29m Perth
    Posts: 2,119Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 14, 2015
    @jrgongon may nabasa ako from this forum na they used iremit or deposit na aud derecho to account. dito kasi sa sg, pwede kami mag b2b transfer.

    233211 Civil Engineer
    30/09/15 - VETASSESS Lodged - 133112 Project Builder
    09/10/15 - IELTS Results: L-7.5, R-7.0, W-6.0, S-7.5 OBS-7.0
    19/10/15 - PTE A Results: L-82, R-74, S-90, W-76 OAS-79
    26/11/15 - Obtained NBI Clearance
    09/12/15 - VETASSESS Results - NEGATIVE!!!
    12/01/16 - Submitted CDR to Engineers Australia
    22/01/16 - EA Positive Results - Bachelor's Degree with 4 years 8 months skilled employment
    22/01/16 - Lodged EOI 189 (60pts)
    03/02/16 - Received 189 ITA
    11/02/16 - Health Clearance Provided - No Action Required
    18/02/16 - Obtained SG CoC
    26/02/16 - Lodged 189 Visa
    15/03/16 - Direct Grant - IED 11/02/2017
    25/05/16 - Big Move Perth!
    16/06/16 - Started Casual Work
    11/07/16 - Permanent Full-time Work

    Now for the Citizenship Journey

    26/08/2019 - Applied and acknowledgement letter received
    27/09/2019 - Test Email Invite for 19/12/2019
    01/10/2019 - Actual Test/Interview Date
    01/10/2019 - Approval Date (received the approval letter from the post 11/10/2019)
    05/02/2020 - Ceremony Date (received the email 10/01/2020)

  • jrgongonjrgongon Sydney
    Posts: 735Member
    Joined: Jun 19, 2015
    @se29m pag dating sa oz pano naman sya mawiwithdraw?

    CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER

    Age - 25pts
    Experience - 5pts
    Education - 15pts
    PTE - 10pts
    SS - 5pts
    TOTAL = 60 POINTS (VISA 190)

    November 2014 = Decided to pursue family migration to Australia
    January 2015 = Took the IELTS @ British Council (S:7.5,W:6.5,L:7.5,R:7.5)
    February - July 2015 = Gather Necessary Documents For Assessment
    August 3, 2015 = Submitted documents to Vetassess
    October 15, 2015 = Vetassess called our landline to verify my submitted documents
    October 21, 2015 = Positive and Negative Result from Vetassess.....out of 10 years of employment 2.7 years lang ang credited sa akin....
    October 23, 2015 = Scheduled for PTE-A on November 6...aiming to get 20 points..wish me luck
    November 7, 2015 = I took the PTE-A Exam
    November 8, 2015 = Results of PTE-A (Listening:80;Reading:63;Speaking:84;Writing:75) 2 Points na lang hindi pa ako pinagbigyan....huhuhu
    November 13, 2015 = Baba ng 5 points at the same time schedule din ng PTE-A exam ko
    November 13, 2015 = Result of PTE Take 2 (Listening:69; Reading:63; Speaking:79;Writing:78) Sablay na naman
    December 2, 2015 = PTE 3rd Retake (sana pumasa na)
    December 4, 2015 = PTE Result (Listening:65; Reading: 67; Speaking:68; Writing: 67) Sa wakas
    December 4, 2015 = Submitted EOI Visa 190
    December 11, 2015 = Received ITA
    December 12, 2015 = Lodged NSW Nomination
    January 11, 2015 = NSW Approved
    January 25, 2016 = Medical @ Nationwide Makati
    February 15, 2016 = Lodged Visa (Waiting Game)
    March 15, 2016 = CO reuqested for PTE results

    *****Sana maging okay ang lahat****

  • filipinacpafilipinacpa Perth
    Posts: 1,084Member, De-activated
    Joined: Jan 24, 2013
    @jrgongon punta ka sa branch na nakalagay sa welcome kit mo to activate your bank account.. then kasama na yata dun pati atm card..

    2013-Jan : Decided to pursue my OZ dream
    2013-Nov : 1st Ielts-GT @ BC Manila: L-8;R-6.5;W-7.5;S-7.5
    2014-Mar : 2nd Ielts-GT @ BC Manila: L-8;R-8.5;W-6.5;S-7.5
    Pahinga muna. Sakit sa puso at bulsa!
    2015-May : 1st PTE-A @ Bright Center: L-85;R-70;S-45;W-90
    2015-May : 2nd PTE-A @Bright Center; L-90;R-70;S-47; W-90
    2015-July : 3rd PTE-A @Pearson: L-90;R-77;S-83; W-90
    2015-July 20 - Lodged docs to Vetassess
    2015-Oct 1: VET Positive outcome
    2015-Oct 1: Submitted EOI 190 visa to NSW (55+5)
    2015-Oct 4: Submitted EOI 190 visa to QLD (55+5)
    2015-Oct 5: QLD responded, rejected 190 due to change in occupation list but offered ITA for 489 visa instead
    2015-Nov 2: DIBP points adjusted to 60+5 (due to additional 1 year working experience)
    2015-Nov 26: ITA for SS NSW
    2015-Nov 28: Submitted SS application
    2015-Dec 17: SS Approved + Received 190 ITA
    2015-Dec 23: Lodged 190
    2016-Jan 5: Medical @ Nationwide (Php5,600 na ang fee!!)
    2016-Jan 8: Medical Clearance Provided - no action required (Thank you Lord!)
    2016-Jan 18: Applied for Driving SP and Direct Visa Grant!!! (Thank You Lord!)
    2016-Jan 26: PDOS @ CFO Manila + Enrolled at A1 Driving

    2016-Mar 14: BIG MOVE!:)

    PRAY HARD, WORK HARDER! :)

    Compilation of tips/resources/stories for PTE Academic Preparation: pteacademicreview.wordpress.com
    Template or "cheat sheet" as called by many: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1OZBrQj0i5LWU1EYVZTaDF4VzA/view?usp=sharing
    sana po makatulong.. God bless!

  • se29mse29m Perth
    Posts: 2,119Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 14, 2015
    @jrgongon may instructions po na isend si nab sa email nyo regarding your account details and yung branch na pinakamalapit sa location na napili nyo..

    233211 Civil Engineer
    30/09/15 - VETASSESS Lodged - 133112 Project Builder
    09/10/15 - IELTS Results: L-7.5, R-7.0, W-6.0, S-7.5 OBS-7.0
    19/10/15 - PTE A Results: L-82, R-74, S-90, W-76 OAS-79
    26/11/15 - Obtained NBI Clearance
    09/12/15 - VETASSESS Results - NEGATIVE!!!
    12/01/16 - Submitted CDR to Engineers Australia
    22/01/16 - EA Positive Results - Bachelor's Degree with 4 years 8 months skilled employment
    22/01/16 - Lodged EOI 189 (60pts)
    03/02/16 - Received 189 ITA
    11/02/16 - Health Clearance Provided - No Action Required
    18/02/16 - Obtained SG CoC
    26/02/16 - Lodged 189 Visa
    15/03/16 - Direct Grant - IED 11/02/2017
    25/05/16 - Big Move Perth!
    16/06/16 - Started Casual Work
    11/07/16 - Permanent Full-time Work

    Now for the Citizenship Journey

    26/08/2019 - Applied and acknowledgement letter received
    27/09/2019 - Test Email Invite for 19/12/2019
    01/10/2019 - Actual Test/Interview Date
    01/10/2019 - Approval Date (received the approval letter from the post 11/10/2019)
    05/02/2020 - Ceremony Date (received the email 10/01/2020)

  • vamdcpavamdcpa Makati
    Posts: 83Member
    Joined: Dec 11, 2014
    Hi guys, may nakapagtransfer na ba sa inyo from BPI directly to NAB?

    Just received my welcome kit this morning.. Thank you :)

    12.2014 Started collecting documents
    01.2015 IELTS Review
    03.21.2015 IELTS Exam
    04.03.2015 IELTS Passed (L 8.5 R 7.5 W 7.5 S 7 OBS 7.5)
    04.08.2015 Documents submitted to CPAA
    05.11.2015 Received positive skills assessment from CPAA
    05.11.2015 EOI submitted with 65 points
    07.06.2015 Invitation received
    08.07.2015 Lodged and paid VISA subclass 189 (Day 1)
    08.11.2015 Uploaded documents (Day 4)
    08.28.2015 Medicals done (Day 21)
    09.03.2015 Medicals finalized
    09.04.2015 NBI clearance application - with hit
    09.11.2015 NBI clearance release (Day 35)
    10.02.2015 CO requested for additional documents (Day 56)
    10.08.2015 VISA GRANT! (Day 62)
    11.18.2015 Initial Entry Date: Sydney
    06.01.2016 BIG MOVE
    06.30.2016 Received verbal job offer
    07.04.2016 Started work
    07.25.2016 Husband started work

  • m0t0k0m0t0k0 Sydney
    Posts: 82Member
    Joined: Aug 11, 2015
    edited February 2016
    Opened a migrant account yesterday, chose the option with iSaver. So far i only received an email confirming my submission (no sms yet, i assume since it says its the last step, i will get an sms a bit later on?)

    @filipinacpa and @vamdcpa what is inside the welcome kit, is it a physical mail that you received here in Manila?

    261313 Software Engineer - Visa (189)

    APR 2015 Touchdown, start employment
    14 DEC 2015 Grant Received (exactly 90 days after lodging)! Thank you Lord Jesus! :)
    20 NOV 2015 clicked "Information Provided" button and emailed CO
    13 NOV 2015 uploaded Form 80 and replied back CO, waiting time again...
    10 NOV 2015 3rd contact made by CO (again, a different CO) that gave the 2 HAP IDs and requested for Form 80
    27 OCT 2015 2nd contact made by CO (different CO) who processed additional dependent Form 1436, paid 1800AUD
    23 OCT 2015 1st contact made by CO asking PCC, medical and uni transcripts
    14 SEP 2015: Submitted application and paid 3600AUD
    07 SEP 2015: Received invitation via email
    12 AUG 2015: Submitted EOI
    11 AUG 2015: Got awesome PTE-A results S:90/W:87/R:89/L:84
    10 AUG 2015: Took PTE-Academic
    31 JUL 2015: Found the PTE thread by @filipinacpa and booked my PTE exam on the same day
    29 JUL 2015: Got unchanged re-marking of IELTS Writing (total waste of money and most of all time - lost 6 weeks for nothing!)
    15 JUN 2015: Paid for re-marking of IELTS Writing
    13 JUN 2015: Got unsatisfactory IELTS results S:7.5/W:6.5/R:9.0/L:9.0
    30 MAY 2015: Took IELTS General
    12 MAY 2015: Received positive assessment from ACS
    08 MAY 2015: Submitted all documents to ACS
    20 APR 2015: Got the COE from current employer (waited for APR so it would be exactly my 8th year experience)
    20 FEB 2015: Got the COE from 1st employer
    04 FEB 2015: Got the COE from 2nd employer
    13 JAN 2015: Started gathering Certificate of Employments (COE) from 3 companies

  • engineer20engineer20 Sydney
    Posts: 1,581Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jun 09, 2011
    @se29m deposito mo na sir CNY bonus mo, hehe

    29May2015: Submitted Online Application to VETASSESS (312112 Building Associate)
    02Jun2015: Lodged Date at VETASSESS
    28Aug2015: VETASSESS Assessment Completed (312112 Building Associate) - POSITIVE
    17Oct2015: PTE-A taken at SG
    19Oct2015: PTE-A Result: L-83, R-90, S-76, W-90 OAS-87
    19Oct2015: Submitted EOI Visa 190 (65 points plus SS 5 points if granted)
    19Oct2015: Submitted VIC SS Online Application Visa 190
    20Oct2015: VIC acknowledged SS application and gave Reference Number
    02Nov2015: VIC SS Application Rejected
    05Nov2015: Submitted Online Reassessment to VETASSESS (312212 Civil Engineering Technician) 08Feb2016: VETASSESS Outcome POSITIVE
    07Nov2015: Updated EOI to select NSW (312112)
    18Dec2015: Received NSW SS Invitation Stream 2
    21Dec2015: Lodged NSW SS Application
    12Jan2016: NSW SS Approved / Visa 190 ITA Received
    29Jan2016: SG PCC (Me) / Medical (Me, Wife and Kid)
    01Feb2016: Medicals Cleared
    05Feb2016: Lodged Visa 190
    18Feb2016: NBI Clearance Applied (Me and Wife) - HIT
    29Feb2016: SG PCC (Wife)
    03Mar2016: Collected and Uploaded NBI Clearance
    04Mar2016: Direct Grant
    07May2016: Initial Entry (Sydney)
    16Jul2017: Big Move
    Sept2020: Target Citizenship Lodgement

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