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How did you bring in your money to OZ?

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  • ed_lupeeted_lupeet Melbourne
    Posts: 207Member
    Joined: Aug 19, 2014
    sa commonwealth bank after 1 day tumawag na sakin para dun sa welcome kit ko
  • IslanderndCityIslanderndCity Adelaide
    Posts: 2,272Member, Moderator
    Joined: Mar 30, 2013
    edited February 2016
    .

    Assessed Occupation: Industrial Engineer (IE 233511)
    Achieved Goal: Australia PR (Permanent Resident). Thanks God!

    ...sharpening my core gifts now...
    ...working on new, better goals...

    Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. ~Luke 6:28~

  • IslanderndCityIslanderndCity Adelaide
    Posts: 2,272Member, Moderator
    Joined: Mar 30, 2013
    @filipinacpa nakakatakot naman magdala ng malaking cash from Pinas. hehe.

    Assessed Occupation: Industrial Engineer (IE 233511)
    Achieved Goal: Australia PR (Permanent Resident). Thanks God!

    ...sharpening my core gifts now...
    ...working on new, better goals...

    Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. ~Luke 6:28~

  • filipinacpafilipinacpa Perth
    Posts: 1,084Member, De-activated
    Joined: Jan 24, 2013
    @IslanderndCity siguro sa malalaki ang dala, yung akin di naman lalagpas ng 5k aud hahaha

    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!

  • furanofurano Sydney
    Posts: 96Member
    Joined: Oct 05, 2015
    edited March 2016
    @jrgongon share ko lang: pwede magtransfer ng AUD (AUD to AUD). after 1 day na credit na

    Total Charges BPI to NAB:
    BPI: USD14
    NAB: AUD20

    08-Jan-16: Lodge Date / Visa Type 189
    18-Jan-16: Date CO contacted
    22-Jan-16: Uploaded remaining documents: F80 and PCC
    24-Feb-16: Visa granted (Thank you Lord! Thank you sa mga members ng pinoyau :D)

  • FuturesFutures Melbourne
    Posts: 140Member
    Joined: Apr 11, 2015
    Yan ang sabi sa PDOS seminar..
    @OZwaldCobblepot sa pagkakaalam kp considered as one kayong family

    06Dec14 : IELTS (R7 L7 W7 S6.5)
    12Feb15 : Queued for EA Assessment (BSEE)
    18Apr15 : IELTS Retake (R8.5 L7 W7.5 S7 +10!)
    05May15 : EA positive
    05May15 : Lodge EOI 65 points
    08May15 : Invited for 189
    23June15 : Submitted and paid by BPI Mastercard CC
    17Aug15 : CO assigned (Day 55)
    16Nov15 : Wife's early but successful delivery
    21Nov15 : Applied for baby's passport (RD: December 7)
    08Dec15 : Sent passport to CO
    05Jan16 : Received acknowledgement of additional dependent
    07Jan16 : Received HAP ID for baby's medicals
    09Jan16 : Medicals completed
    25Jan16 : All medical clearance provided
    23Feb16 : Thanks God!

    Preparing for April Big Move!

  • engineer20engineer20 Sydney
    Posts: 1,558Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jun 09, 2011
    @furano malaki din pala charges, halos kakainin din naging tubo sa time deposit. handcarry na lang namin yung nasa BPI.

    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

  • se29mse29m Perth
    Posts: 2,110Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 14, 2015
    @engineer20 ako plano ko is carry na lang then ideposit ko na lang sa au derecho dun sa appointment date with the bank branch..

    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)

  • OZwaldCobblepotOZwaldCobblepot Melbourne
    Posts: 583Member
    Joined: Oct 09, 2015
    @engineer20 magkano initial amount reuqirement sa time deposit ng BPI if AUD ung laman?

    Mechanical Engineer || ANZSCO 233512 ||Age: 30pts || Educ: 15pts || Work Exp: 5pts || English: 20pts || TOTAL: 70pts
    08.29.2015 - IELTS Schedule
    09.11.2015 - Received IELTS Result - FAILED [L8|R7.5|S6|W6.5]
    09.14.2015 - submitted requirements to EA for assessment
    10.19.2015 - PTE-A Schedule // Received PTE Result - PASSED! [L79|R83|S79|W89]
    11.03.2015 - NBI schedule
    11.18.2015 - Received EA Positive Result // Submitted EOI - Visa 189
    11.22.2015 - Received ITA
    11.26.2015 - Lodged Visa 189 application
    11.27.2015 - Uploaded Documents, frontloaded NBI [Me and Wife]
    12.04.2015 - Medical Exam @ SLEC
    12.07.2015 - CO Allocated (GSM Adelaide) -- Requesting Medical Exam Result
    12.14.2015 - Medical (Primary) uploaded
    07.28.2016 - Medical (Spouse) uploaded
    08.01.2016 - Medical (Spouse) cleared
    08.09.2016 - Visa Grant finally

    IED: October 28, 2016

    A river cuts through a rock not because of its POWER but its PERSISTENCE.

  • engineer20engineer20 Sydney
    Posts: 1,558Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jun 09, 2011
    @se29m boss kailangan mo ng gumawa ng declaration nyan at sure na lagpas 10k dala mo, hehe. nagtry ka na mag fund transfer sa NAB di ba? magkano naging charges?

    @OZwaldCobblepot, 1k minimum amount nila for TD.

    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

  • se29mse29m Perth
    Posts: 2,110Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 14, 2015
    @engineer20 hah! di aabot ng 10k hahaha. kaya handcarry na lang.. dala na lang ng ibang cards.. dati nagamit ko pay wave ng ocbc sa perth.. hehe.. kaya di ko na lang withdrawhin lahat hehehe.. di ko pa nasisilip yung nab account ko hehe..

    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
    @furano sir dko gets..pano itransfer at magkano charge..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****

  • engineer20engineer20 Sydney
    Posts: 1,558Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jun 09, 2011
    @se29m di ko pa nasubukan magtransfer sa NAB at ang mahal pa ng aud ngayon. akala ko big move ka na agad sa WA, balak mo pa pala gamitin SG cards mo? talo kasi sa bank rate at charges eh pero balak ko na wag muna paterminate credit cards ko sa dbs at citibank.

    download ka ng mobile app ng NAB para madaling magcheck ng account, sa akin ok na kaso zero nakalagay eh, 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

  • se29mse29m Perth
    Posts: 2,110Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 14, 2015
    @engineer20 nagresign na ako.. Last January, may amendment sa contract ko, naging 2 mos yung notice ko kaya last day ko is May 17 pa.. Uwi muna ako pinas 1st week april para sa ibang gamit na kailangang dalin. Kasi derecho na ako from sg..

    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: 1,558Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jun 09, 2011
    @se29m nice. kami sana kung may bala na pambaon pwede na din big move sa May, kaso ipon mode muna this year. initial entry muna kami sa sydney para sa validation at pasyal. kung may ipapaship ka na gamit sa perth baka gusto mo ipadala sa singpost medyo mura rate sa kanila compared sa iba.

    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

  • furanofurano Sydney
    Posts: 96Member
    Joined: Oct 05, 2015
    @engineer20 yeah doble yung charges e, sa totoo mas ok hand carry kasi matagal din yung pag process ng wire transfer

    08-Jan-16: Lodge Date / Visa Type 189
    18-Jan-16: Date CO contacted
    22-Jan-16: Uploaded remaining documents: F80 and PCC
    24-Feb-16: Visa granted (Thank you Lord! Thank you sa mga members ng pinoyau :D)

  • furanofurano Sydney
    Posts: 96Member
    Joined: Oct 05, 2015
    @jrgongon wire transfer lang siya AUD to AUD. may charge si bpi sa pag send, may charge din si nab sa magreceive. I guess ok lang siya gawin kapag 20k++ aud yung transfer? kasi mas makakabawi sa exchange rate

    08-Jan-16: Lodge Date / Visa Type 189
    18-Jan-16: Date CO contacted
    22-Jan-16: Uploaded remaining documents: F80 and PCC
    24-Feb-16: Visa granted (Thank you Lord! Thank you sa mga members ng pinoyau :D)

  • jrgongonjrgongon Sydney
    Posts: 735Member
    Joined: Jun 19, 2015
    @furano mas ok daw sa citibank..open ng aus account ng cotibank dito.sa.pinas then no charge pag withdraw sa aus

    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****

  • furanofurano Sydney
    Posts: 96Member
    Joined: Oct 05, 2015
    @jrgongon yeah muka nga, nagtanong ako sa ANZ dati, may charge rin sila sa paglipat ng AUD account galing pinas to AU.

    Magkano po maintaining balance ng citibank?

    08-Jan-16: Lodge Date / Visa Type 189
    18-Jan-16: Date CO contacted
    22-Jan-16: Uploaded remaining documents: F80 and PCC
    24-Feb-16: Visa granted (Thank you Lord! Thank you sa mga members ng pinoyau :D)

  • jencandysweetjencandysweet Sydney
    Posts: 133Member
    Joined: Sep 28, 2015
    edited April 2016
    Hello may taga-UAE po ba dito na-try na mag-open ng AUS bank account. Also can you please share how did you transfer your money from UAE bank account. Is it directly from your bank account or nag-send kayo through exchange from Dirhams to AUD?

    Thanks for your inputs!

    Accountant (general) 221111
    13 Sept 2015 - IELTS result positive (L-7.5, R-7.5, W-7.5, S-7.0) Overall-7.5 (after 4 attempts! Thank God!)
    20 Sept 2015 - Started gathering docs for CPA Australia assessment
    29 Dec 2015 - CPAA Skill Migration Assessment acknowledgement of application
    07 Jan 2016 - CPAA positive assesment - work experience reduced by 2 years.
    21 Jan 2016 - Completed documents for additional work exp to be submitted to CPAA for update (Additional $118)
    10 Feb 2016 - EOI NSW (65+5 points)
    12 Feb 2016 - CPAA acknowledge receipt of Application for Employment update
    01 Mar 2016 - Received positive employment update from CPAA. Addtl 5 pts for work exp. EOI revised from 190 to 189 for 70 pts.
    09 Mar 2016 - ITA 189 received & UAE PCC obtained
    10 Mar 2016 - Visa 189 lodged
    14 Mar 2016 - NBI clearance obtained
    22 Mar 2016 - Medical at Nationwide Makati
    04 Apr 2016 - Direct grant visa 189 (GSM Adelaide). Thank you Lord! (06 Mar 2017 - Initial Entry Date)
    20 Jan 2017 - Big move (Sydney)
    15 Feb 2017 - First day of work! (Thank you Lord!)

    Isaiah 40:31 - But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (NIV)

  • koykoykoykoy Adelaide
    Posts: 109Member
    Joined: Sep 14, 2014
    @IslanderndCity Hello po. May maximum amount po ba na pwede ipadala sa pay2home? may bank acct na po kmi sa NAB and na validate na. Kaso po nun nag inquire ako sa OCBC, may transfer fee sila na naka base sa amount na itatransfer.

    07 April 2014 Vetassess submission
    28 July 2014 Vetassess results: positive
    9 Sept 2014 IELTS
    01 Nov 2014 IELTS take 2
    19 Nov 2014 EOI and SS submission
    28 Nov 2014 SA sponsorship granted
    20 Jan 2015 Lodged visa
    12 Feb 2015 SG PCC appointment, upload other docs
    18 Feb 2015 CO allocated, asked for other docs
    05 Mar 2015 SG PCC release
    10 Mar 2015. Medicals done
    13 Mar 2015 Medicals uploaded (according to the clinics)
    25 Mar 2015 NBI clearance released
    31 Mar 2015 NBI uploaded to immi
    2 July 2015 Visa grant. That in all things, God may be glorified!
    Jan 2016 Initial Entry
    July 2016 Big Move

  • se29mse29m Perth
    Posts: 2,110Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 14, 2015
    @koykoy ako din ocbc kaya di ko na itinuliy magtransfer.. Since di naman aabot sa 10k aud na vash dadalhin ko, i handcarry ko na lang and deposit sa oz na lang agad..

    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: 1,558Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jun 09, 2011
    pwede ng magtransfer from SG to AU using DBS/POSB Remit. no service charge at competetive ang rate.

    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

  • Abby_Abby_ Melbourne
    Posts: 144Member
    Joined: May 18, 2016
    Hello :) ask ko lang based on your experiences na po para sa mga naka open ng account before migrating which is better anz or nab? Thanks :)

    ANZSCO 233511 Industrial Engineer

    20/2/2016 IELTS
    09/3/2016 Submitted CDR to Engineers Australia
    30/3/2016 EA Positive Assessment & submitted EOI
    13/4/2016 Received ITA
    02/5/2016 Lodge visa (sub class 189)
    23/5/2016 CO contact requesting Form 80 & Form 815
    23/5/2016 Submitted addt'l requirements
    10/6/2016 VISA GRANT!!!!
    14/10/2016 Big move to Melbourne!

    To God be the glory! :) :)

  • koykoykoykoy Adelaide
    Posts: 109Member
    Joined: Sep 14, 2014
    @engineer20 yes maganda ang rate sa dbs/posb. Wla pa transfer fee

    07 April 2014 Vetassess submission
    28 July 2014 Vetassess results: positive
    9 Sept 2014 IELTS
    01 Nov 2014 IELTS take 2
    19 Nov 2014 EOI and SS submission
    28 Nov 2014 SA sponsorship granted
    20 Jan 2015 Lodged visa
    12 Feb 2015 SG PCC appointment, upload other docs
    18 Feb 2015 CO allocated, asked for other docs
    05 Mar 2015 SG PCC release
    10 Mar 2015. Medicals done
    13 Mar 2015 Medicals uploaded (according to the clinics)
    25 Mar 2015 NBI clearance released
    31 Mar 2015 NBI uploaded to immi
    2 July 2015 Visa grant. That in all things, God may be glorified!
    Jan 2016 Initial Entry
    July 2016 Big Move

  • koykoykoykoy Adelaide
    Posts: 109Member
    Joined: Sep 14, 2014
    Hi @Abby_ ! Sa experience namin sa NAB, we just registered for migrant banking online tpos nung nag initial entry kmi eh pina validate nmin un account--nagpunta kmi sa banko at prinesent un mga docs like passport, visa grant letter. Not sure if ganun din process sa ANZ. Kaso lng, nadelay c NAB sa pag issue ng atm card. So pagdating nmin this july, dun pa lng din nmin nakuha un atm and dun lng nagsimula mag transfer. We brought cash with us na lng pra may pang gastos habang hndi pa natatransfer un funds.

    07 April 2014 Vetassess submission
    28 July 2014 Vetassess results: positive
    9 Sept 2014 IELTS
    01 Nov 2014 IELTS take 2
    19 Nov 2014 EOI and SS submission
    28 Nov 2014 SA sponsorship granted
    20 Jan 2015 Lodged visa
    12 Feb 2015 SG PCC appointment, upload other docs
    18 Feb 2015 CO allocated, asked for other docs
    05 Mar 2015 SG PCC release
    10 Mar 2015. Medicals done
    13 Mar 2015 Medicals uploaded (according to the clinics)
    25 Mar 2015 NBI clearance released
    31 Mar 2015 NBI uploaded to immi
    2 July 2015 Visa grant. That in all things, God may be glorified!
    Jan 2016 Initial Entry
    July 2016 Big Move

  • Abby_Abby_ Melbourne
    Posts: 144Member
    Joined: May 18, 2016
    @koykoy hello thanks for the reply :) baka sa nab na lang kame magopen though pareho naman sila nagooffer ng migrant banking. Sa nab kasi i found out sa google they don't charge the account for monthly fees unlike sa anz after a year you have to make monthly deposits of 2k para no charges :)

    ANZSCO 233511 Industrial Engineer

    20/2/2016 IELTS
    09/3/2016 Submitted CDR to Engineers Australia
    30/3/2016 EA Positive Assessment & submitted EOI
    13/4/2016 Received ITA
    02/5/2016 Lodge visa (sub class 189)
    23/5/2016 CO contact requesting Form 80 & Form 815
    23/5/2016 Submitted addt'l requirements
    10/6/2016 VISA GRANT!!!!
    14/10/2016 Big move to Melbourne!

    To God be the glory! :) :)

  • jakeonlinejakeonline Quezon City
    Posts: 56Member
    Joined: Jun 02, 2016
    after reading the whole thread, eto ang mga viable for me na wire transfer options from pinas to aussie (assuming i have BPI and NAB):

    1. BPI to NAB (direct)
    2. BPI to HiFX to NAB
    3. BPI to Xoom (?) to NAB
    4. BPI to iRemit to NAB

    i have to study though which has the
    a) best PHP to AUD conversion fees
    b) lesser charges when depositing
    c) lesser charges when NAB receives the deposit

    actually, i already have AUD (bought with PHP on different converion rates across months) at hand so for such case i'm to study if BPI, HiFX, Xoom, iRemit can send it so as not to incur anymore PHP to AUD conversion fees.

    any more inputs from the considerations above?

    ANZSCO 261313 Software Engineer
    05/nn/16 - Decided to migrate
    08/16/16 - Submitted Skills Assessment (but system error)
    08/25/16 - ACS receives Skills Assessment (via system override) & Stage 4
    08/29/16 - Received ACS resut | AQF Bachelor, major | Work exp after 08/2008
    09/16/16 - Received PTE result taken previous day | LRSW - all-90
    09/19/16 - Submitted EOI | 80pts
    09/27/16 - Received ITA
    10/24/16 - Lodged application
    11/23/16 - CO contact, submitted Form 815 next day
    12/01/16 - Visa Grant IED Apr 2017

  • engrllagasengrllagas Doha
    Posts: 116Member
    Joined: Jul 27, 2013
    @jencandysweet nkpag open n po ba kayo ng OZ bank account? How did you transfer your money from UAE? Im based nmn dito Qatar and thinking of best way to transfer money also.. Thanks.

    233311: ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
    23/07/2015 - Inquiry with Migration agent
    03/08/2015 - Contract signed with agent
    23/09/2015 - CDR to EA for Assessment
    20/11/2015 - IELTS ok na for EA
    20/12/2015 - EA asked for additional docs (COLORED scan - PRC Board Certificate + Degree Certificate)
    13/01/2016 - EA Result positive
    12/05/2016 - IELTS (cleared Band 7) Praise the LORD!!!
    21/05/2016 - EOI 189 (65 points)
    25/05/2016 - ITA
    20/06/2016 - Lodge visa application
    AWAITS NBI AND PCC QATAR
    02/07/2016 - Medical cleared for me and family
    05/07/2016 - CO requested for certified copies of docs. + NBI & PCC
    12/07/2016 - Submitted docs. requested by CO
    17/08/2016 - PRAISE THE LORD.. Visa Grant
    12/02/2017 - completed Initial Entry

    Ipon mode for big move.

  • kimmy17kimmy17 Singapore
    Posts: 18Member
    Joined: Feb 05, 2017
    @EnriqueMiguel hello po..nkahanap na po kau work for quality assurance manager? ano po background nyo? im in the phase of uploading docs sa vetassess..qa manager ninominate ko..working as quality system engineer and customer quality engineer sa semicon..

    ANZSCO 139914: QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER
    23 Feb 2017: Lodge Vetassess
    25-26 Feb 2017: IELTS exam
    10 Mar 2017: IELTS result(L-7 R-7 W-6.5 S-8 OBS-7)

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