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That Visa Grant Moment! - Ano Ba Yung Feeling?

wizardofOzwizardofOz SydneyPosts: 1,235Member
edited November 2014 in General
Hi guys I just want to create a new thread where we can share our stories, journeys, hardships/trials, and challenges bago natin nakamit ang minimithing Visa :)


Ano yung setting, naging pakiramdam, at initial reaction nyo at that time na natanggap nyo ang Visa Grant? Tumalon? Umiyak? Sumayaw? Tumawa? Sumigaw? Naihi? Natulala?


We usually share our experiences in the individual forum topics and create lang sana ako ng isang consolidated thread for it.. para madaling balik-balikan ang mga individual stories.. and hopefully, maka-inspire rin sa lahat ng makakabasa… lalo na para sa mga nagbabalak or nagsisimula pa lang, may mga agam-agam, at sa aming mga naghihintay pa rin ng visa grant.


Salamat po!

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

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  • JCsantosJCsantos Sydney
    Posts: 1,416Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jan 11, 2011
    Para kang lang natanggap sa bagong work

    Pero yung parang dream job mo

    Google for Everything !!!

  • Xiaomau82Xiaomau82 Singapore
    Posts: 1,877Member
    Joined: Mar 08, 2014
    Sobrang excited, bagong buhay... bagong window for opportunity na umasenso pero in a way, takot sa changes and malungkot kasi madaming maiiwan like friends and family. :D
  • wizardofOzwizardofOz Sydney
    Posts: 1,235Member
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    @Xiaomau82 sinabi mo.. eto naghihintay pa lang ng grant, magkahalong kaba at excitement na.. what more kapag siguro natanggap na yung grant mismo!

    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

  • chollecholle Sydney
    Posts: 402Member
    Joined: Nov 21, 2013
    Matagal bago sya nag-sink in sa akin kase nga namasyal pa kami nun sa River Safari. It slowly dawned on me na sobrang bilis pala ng mga pangyayari.

    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

  • Xiaomau82Xiaomau82 Singapore
    Posts: 1,877Member
    Joined: Mar 08, 2014
    @Xiaomau82 sinabi mo.. eto naghihintay pa lang ng grant, magkahalong kaba at excitement na.. what more kapag siguro natanggap na yung grant mismo!
    onting antay na lang. lapit na yan.

    :D
  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
    Posts: 1,549Member, Moderator
    Joined: Oct 31, 2012
    edited November 2014
    Matagal bago sya nag-sink in sa akin kase nga namasyal pa kami nun sa River Safari. It slowly dawned on me na sobrang bilis pala ng mga pangyayari.
    sakto kakatapos lang ng annual company event namin sa river safari. buti hindi umulan hehe. Eventhough i am expecting a grant, sobrang saya kasi formal na talaga sa wakas. Daming hurdles/ bumps before the grant kasi.

    ANZSCO 221214 - Internal Auditor
    19 Jan 13 - Academic IELTS Results - passed
    12 July 13 - Vetassess Assessment + Point Test Advice: Positive
    03 Nov 13 - Invitation Accepted 70 points
    19 Dec 13 - Lodged Visa 189
    07 Feb 14 - Visa Granted
    04 Aug 14 - Initial Entry Date requirement
    26 July 14 - Actual IED to Melbourne
    May 2015 - Big Move
    June 2015 - Got a permanent role in Melbourne
    Apr 2016 - Got a contract consultancy role in Melbourne
    May 2016 - Got permanent role and moved to Toowooba, Queensland

    And now...... living the life that i have imagined

    "A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed" - Ansel Adams

  • REDRED Perth
    Posts: 391Member
    Joined: Mar 24, 2013
    nanginginig tapos di na nakatrabaho buong araw. nagiisip na agad pano magreresign na kala mo pupunta na mamaya sa australia. haha

    13-06-07 IELTS Take 1 (Failed)
    13-06-22 Shipped Documents to Engineers Australia
    13-08-09 IELTS Take 2 (Failed)
    13-09-20 IELTS Take 3 (Failed)
    13-10-05 Received Skill Assessment, Electronics Engineer (ANZSCO 233411)
    13-10-05 Submitted EOI for190 (60 points) & 489 (65 points)
    14-02-25 Suspend EOI (change of plans)
    14-07-25 Updated EOI to 189 (60 points)
    14-08-10 Received Invitation to apply for 189
    14-08-23 Lodge Application
    14-10-23 CO Assigned
    14-11-05 Visa Grant - Thank you Lord :)
    15-08-03 Initial entry in Perth

  • Xiaomau82Xiaomau82 Singapore
    Posts: 1,877Member
    Joined: Mar 08, 2014
    nanginginig tapos di na nakatrabaho buong araw. nagiisip na agad pano magreresign na kala mo pupunta na mamaya sa australia. haha
    haha normal ata yan lalo na pag galing kang sg, gusto mo agad agad makaalis na. actually, medical pa lang gusto mo na magresign e.

  • gerarddsgerardds North Ryde
    Posts: 221Member
    Joined: Jun 25, 2012
    edited November 2014
    di padumadating grant...

    yun bang pag may time na badtrip ka sa work tapos nasa isip mo
    "dumating lang grant ko yari kayo" :)

    3 dependents: wife and two kids

    ANZSCO 261311-Analyst Programmer
    2013-11-08 ACS + total 10 Years credited
    2014-03-11 IELTS OBS 7
    2014-07-12 EOI Lodged
    2014-07-14 NSW State Submitted
    2014-08-11 PCC Malaysia Applied
    2014-08-18 PCC Malaysia Rcvd
    2014-08-26 NSW Invited
    2014-09-05 Visa Lodged
    2014-09-13 Medical
    2014-09-15 NBI Applied
    2014-09-22 Medical Completed
    2014-09-26 NBI Rcvd
    2014-09-30 Frontloaded All docs
    2014-10-29 Direct Grant!!! IED - 2015-08-18

    2014-11-23 Wife Initial Entry to prepare and look for apartment
    2014-12-02 Wife Fulltime job
    2014-12-24 Kids,Myself Entry
    2014-12-24 - 2014-01-05 Vacation Mode
    2015-01-08 - Work From Home (Online from prev company)
    and Casual Work (part time)
    2015-01-28 Kids First day of School
    2015-02-09 - job offer 1
    2015-02-10 - job offer 2
    2015-02-16 - First Day of Job
    2015-03-07 - Passed Driving Knowledge Test
    2015-03-20 - Passed Driving Test (Full License)

  • RuCheRuChe Melbourne
    Posts: 89Member
    Joined: Jun 25, 2013
    Super saya! kahit nalate ka na sa pagpasok sa ofc or sa pag-uwi dahil sa traffic, hindi ka na mashado naiinis kase alam mong di na din naman magtatagal ang pagdurusa mo sa traffic. :D
    Di na din mashado affected at stressed sa work. Looking forward na kase. :)
  • multitaskingmultitasking North Ryde
    Posts: 544Member
    Joined: Oct 02, 2012
    napatingin sa akin mga sales lady sa SM Megamall when I was informed na visa grant na ako.. medyo emotional ng konti.. teary eyed.... after all the hardships kasi.....ex.. taking IELTS 3x.. na grant din.. :(

    May 2012 - Revalidated ACS Application (System Analyst)
    9/1/2012 - Taken My 3rd IELTS Exam
    9/14/2012 - Got IELTS results: L=8,R=8.5,W=7,S=7 .. :-) .. pag may tiyaga..may nilaga
    9/15/2012 - Updated my EOI = 65 points (visa 190);60 (VISA 189)
    10/10/2012 - Australia Federal Police Clearance Submitted Online
    10/11/2012 - FBI Clearance Sent Through DHL
    10/22/2012 - Received scan copy of AFP clearance from my friend in Melbourne
    11/15/2012 - Received Invitation for 189 (about 2 months after 60 pts effectivity)
    11/24/2012 - 189 VISA Lodged
    11/29/2012 - DIAC Ack :-)
    12/4/2012 - Received FBI clearance. Friend in US sent scanned copy
    12/17/2012 - CO Assigned
    04/17/2013 Visa 189 Granted.. Thank you Lord...
    08/09/2013 - Flight to Sydney through PAL
    08/10/2013 - Touchdown Sydney
    08/12/2013 - Start of Job Hunt in Australia
    08/26/2013 - First day of work... THANK YOU LORD...
    07/16/2015 - Transferred to my second job/company
    Pray, Hope AND Don't Worry - Padre Pio

  • mhejmhej Sydney
    Posts: 202Member
    Joined: May 29, 2013
    It was November 26. Sa panaginip ko, nasa Australia na raw ako. Then nagising ako sa tunog ng mobile ko. May nag-message. Agent ko pala.
    These were here exact words: "MERRY CHRISTMAS MAM! VISA GRANT NA PO KAYO!". Napatalon ako sa bed.
    Dali dali kong ginising ang girlfriend ko. Then nataranta kami pareho for a while. Literally running around the apartment not knowing what to do next.
    Yung feeling na akala mo dahil na Visa Grant ka na, kelangan mo na umalis at magpunta sa Australia agad. hehehe.
    Then we settled down a bit, hugged each other and just pondered for a while on how blessed we were.
    Then after non, tinawagan na namin parents ko, parents niya, sister ko, mga close friends namin.

    Afterwards, between November 26 to March 21, everything was just a blur..Suddenly, nandito na kami.. :D

    ICT Business Analyst - 261111
    Visa Subclass 189

    24 June 2013 - Skills Assessment submitted to ACS
    15 Aug 2013 - IELTs General Speaking Test
    17 Aug 2013 - IELTs General Test (Listening, Reading, Writing)
    30 Aug 2013 - IELTs Results (L - 9.0, R - 8.0, W - 8.0, S - 8.0, Overall - 8.5)
    24 Sept 2013 - Favorable letter received from ACS (ICT Business Analyst)
    26 Sept 2013 - Submitted EOI (70 points)
    7 Oct 2013 - Received Invitation to Apply (Visa Subclass 189)
    11 Oct 2013 - Submitted Visa Application
    21 Oct 2013 - Medical Exam (I completed mine, partner had to wait for a few days to complete hers)
    - applied for NBI Clearance
    24 Oct 2013 - Primary Applicant (me) Medicals uploaded by NHSI.
    4 Nov 2013 - Partner completed Medical Exam
    5 Nov 2013 - Claim NBI Clearance
    - Secondary Applicant (partner) Medicals uploaded by NHSI.
    6 Nov 2013 - 20 Nov 2013 waiting for CO.
    21 Nov 2013 - CO Allocated
    26 Nov 2013 - Visa Grant (yehey!!)
    21 March 2014 - Flight to Sydney (Qantas 7PM HKT)
    6 May 2014 - Received 12 month contract from company (same company I worked for in Manila)
    12 May 2014 - Started work
    15 Dec 2014 - Hired permanently by current company (IT Service Manager).
    17 Apr 2018 - Applied for Citizenship (online)
    11 Mar 2019 - Citizenship Exam Schedule
    08 Oct 2019 - Australian Citizenship Ceremony

    ==Slowly, but surely..Things will fall into place..==

  • wizardofOzwizardofOz Sydney
    Posts: 1,235Member
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    @mhej speaking of panaginip, kanina nanaginip ako naka-receive daw ako ng email, ang title "Visa Direct Grant Notification"... nagising ako ng 4AM tapos hinanap ko pa talaga yung email sa phone ko hahahaha. Asa lang hehe

    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

  • wizardofOzwizardofOz Sydney
    Posts: 1,235Member
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    @multitasking napa-isip siguro yung saleslady...

    "napaiyak ata nung makita yung presyo ng sapatos" :P

    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

  • multitaskingmultitasking North Ryde
    Posts: 544Member
    Joined: Oct 02, 2012
    @multitasking napa-isip siguro yung saleslady...

    "napaiyak ata nung makita yung presyo ng sapatos" :P
    he he he..

    =))

    May 2012 - Revalidated ACS Application (System Analyst)
    9/1/2012 - Taken My 3rd IELTS Exam
    9/14/2012 - Got IELTS results: L=8,R=8.5,W=7,S=7 .. :-) .. pag may tiyaga..may nilaga
    9/15/2012 - Updated my EOI = 65 points (visa 190);60 (VISA 189)
    10/10/2012 - Australia Federal Police Clearance Submitted Online
    10/11/2012 - FBI Clearance Sent Through DHL
    10/22/2012 - Received scan copy of AFP clearance from my friend in Melbourne
    11/15/2012 - Received Invitation for 189 (about 2 months after 60 pts effectivity)
    11/24/2012 - 189 VISA Lodged
    11/29/2012 - DIAC Ack :-)
    12/4/2012 - Received FBI clearance. Friend in US sent scanned copy
    12/17/2012 - CO Assigned
    04/17/2013 Visa 189 Granted.. Thank you Lord...
    08/09/2013 - Flight to Sydney through PAL
    08/10/2013 - Touchdown Sydney
    08/12/2013 - Start of Job Hunt in Australia
    08/26/2013 - First day of work... THANK YOU LORD...
    07/16/2015 - Transferred to my second job/company
    Pray, Hope AND Don't Worry - Padre Pio

  • dhey_almightydhey_almighty Perth
    Posts: 684Member
    Joined: Jul 18, 2012
    Mas na-excite ako nung pumasa ako sa IELTS! haha.. :-)

    tapos ung lumabas na ung positive assessment ng EA mas nakakapang thrill...plano ko na talaga magresign nung nasa saudi pa ako...then ung IELTS pa lang e sabi ko na sa sarili ko na "P*tah, tanggalin niyo na ako" haha

    then nagresign na ako ng May 2013, kahit hinde pa lumalabas ung visa namin...tumambay muna ako ng pinas at September 2013 pa lumabas ung visa namin...parang wala lang! as in...

    Yung mga around 2 to 3 months bago ako magpunta dito sa WA, dun pa lang nag-sync in sa akin ung OZ!! :-)

    October 6, 2012 - Passed IELTS - Academic (W 6 S 6 L 8 R 7 OBS 7.0) pwde na yan!
    October 16, 2012 - Submitted CDR to EA
    February 27, 2013 - Received Favorable letter from EA (Mechanical Engineer - ANZSCO 233512) Thank you Lord!
    March 8, 2013 - Applied WA SS
    March 25, 2013 - Received Letter for WA SS (delaying/maximising 28 days; waiting for civil wedding)
    May 31, 2013 - Submitted Visa Application (with everything; PCC Saudi, NBI, Marriage certificate, etc)
    July 11, 2013 - CO Assigned / Team 7 Adelaide
    August 17, 2013 - Done with the Medicals
    September 4, 2013 - Visa Grant (Subclass 190 / ANZCO233515 - Mechanical Engineer) Thank you Lord! / IED August 23, 2014
    August 8, 2014 - Flight to Oz, No turning Back, This is it!
    May 2015 - End of relationship
    June 2015 - Wife found new partner (aussie)
    October 2015 - Wife filed for divorce (That cunt)
    January 2016 - Divorced
    August 2018 - Lodged Citizenship
    March 2019 - Sit in Citizenship Exam/Interview

    • Passed same day
      May 2019 - Citizenship Ceremony
      June 2019 - Au Passport received
  • REDRED Perth
    Posts: 391Member
    Joined: Mar 24, 2013
    di padumadating grant...

    yun bang pag may time na badtrip ka sa work tapos nasa isip mo
    "dumating lang grant ko yari kayo" :)
    same for me pare! lalayasan ko din kayo dumating lang ang grant :))

    13-06-07 IELTS Take 1 (Failed)
    13-06-22 Shipped Documents to Engineers Australia
    13-08-09 IELTS Take 2 (Failed)
    13-09-20 IELTS Take 3 (Failed)
    13-10-05 Received Skill Assessment, Electronics Engineer (ANZSCO 233411)
    13-10-05 Submitted EOI for190 (60 points) & 489 (65 points)
    14-02-25 Suspend EOI (change of plans)
    14-07-25 Updated EOI to 189 (60 points)
    14-08-10 Received Invitation to apply for 189
    14-08-23 Lodge Application
    14-10-23 CO Assigned
    14-11-05 Visa Grant - Thank you Lord :)
    15-08-03 Initial entry in Perth

  • REDRED Perth
    Posts: 391Member
    Joined: Mar 24, 2013
    napatingin sa akin mga sales lady sa SM Megamall when I was informed na visa grant na ako.. medyo emotional ng konti.. teary eyed.... after all the hardships kasi.....ex.. taking IELTS 3x.. na grant din.. :(
    parehas pala tayo take 3 hehe. pero ako di pa din umabot. haha. isa pa sa mga naiisip ko nun e "IELTS NO MORE" :))

    13-06-07 IELTS Take 1 (Failed)
    13-06-22 Shipped Documents to Engineers Australia
    13-08-09 IELTS Take 2 (Failed)
    13-09-20 IELTS Take 3 (Failed)
    13-10-05 Received Skill Assessment, Electronics Engineer (ANZSCO 233411)
    13-10-05 Submitted EOI for190 (60 points) & 489 (65 points)
    14-02-25 Suspend EOI (change of plans)
    14-07-25 Updated EOI to 189 (60 points)
    14-08-10 Received Invitation to apply for 189
    14-08-23 Lodge Application
    14-10-23 CO Assigned
    14-11-05 Visa Grant - Thank you Lord :)
    15-08-03 Initial entry in Perth

  • wizardofOzwizardofOz Sydney
    Posts: 1,235Member
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    edited November 2014
    @dhey_almighty tama yung EA Skills Assessment ang isa sa pinaka-thrilling moment.. sa case ko emosyonal (naks!) talaga nung malaman ko yung resulta ng EA kasi meron some background akong pinagdaanan dyan habang sinusulat ko yung mga CDRs haha.. kaya nung makuha ko resulta, parang visa grant na yung natanggap ko..

    actually ako gusto ko na rin mag-resign, habang hinihintay yung visa grant eh magnilay-nilay at balik-tanaw sa pilipinas, spend time with family and friends at balikan yung mga ibat ibang lugar na memorable sakin..

    pero tuwing naiisip ko yung kikitain ko dito sa abroad, yung bawat buwan na stay ko dito eh katumbas ng ilang weeks na magiging renta ko sa Oz in the future, eh nagbabago bigla isip ko haha

    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

  • dhey_almightydhey_almighty Perth
    Posts: 684Member
    Joined: Jul 18, 2012
    @wizardofOz Tama! haha...mas exciting ung result sa EA...as in lagi ako nageemail para malaman ung result! haha... :-) nasa saudi pa ako nun at panay ang refresh ko ng email ko para sa results! then ang sarap basahin nung result ng EA!! para kang tumama sa lotto! haha

    **since PR sa OZ, i thought of tumambay na muna ng pinas at magpalipas ng isang taon or more bago magpunta ng OZ...naka 9 years rin kase ako ng saudi...kaya i thought of rewarding myself muna at magrelax bago magtungo dito...un nga lang at super gastos talaga sa Pinas!! hehe muntikan nang kapusin sa baon pagpunta dito...

    Also, to those people na nagsasabing mas masarap sa pinas...tama kayo, mas masarap nga sa pinas...but come to think of it, masarap lang sa pinas pag ma-pera ka!! haha :-)

    and, sa experience ko so far dito sa Oz, sa mga nagsasabi rin na lahat daw na nagdala ng family nila dito na nagsisisi, aba, ewan ko sa inyo, so far ako, i am still optimistic at higit sa lahat e i am enjoying myself here! :-p

    Furthermore, ano ba ang pagkakaiba ng working visa sa PR?! ang importante e pare-pareho tayong nasa OZ!!

    October 6, 2012 - Passed IELTS - Academic (W 6 S 6 L 8 R 7 OBS 7.0) pwde na yan!
    October 16, 2012 - Submitted CDR to EA
    February 27, 2013 - Received Favorable letter from EA (Mechanical Engineer - ANZSCO 233512) Thank you Lord!
    March 8, 2013 - Applied WA SS
    March 25, 2013 - Received Letter for WA SS (delaying/maximising 28 days; waiting for civil wedding)
    May 31, 2013 - Submitted Visa Application (with everything; PCC Saudi, NBI, Marriage certificate, etc)
    July 11, 2013 - CO Assigned / Team 7 Adelaide
    August 17, 2013 - Done with the Medicals
    September 4, 2013 - Visa Grant (Subclass 190 / ANZCO233515 - Mechanical Engineer) Thank you Lord! / IED August 23, 2014
    August 8, 2014 - Flight to Oz, No turning Back, This is it!
    May 2015 - End of relationship
    June 2015 - Wife found new partner (aussie)
    October 2015 - Wife filed for divorce (That cunt)
    January 2016 - Divorced
    August 2018 - Lodged Citizenship
    March 2019 - Sit in Citizenship Exam/Interview

    • Passed same day
      May 2019 - Citizenship Ceremony
      June 2019 - Au Passport received
  • RuCheRuChe Melbourne
    Posts: 89Member
    Joined: Jun 25, 2013
    Onga, mas exciting nga yung skills assessment pero para mas lamang pa din yung IELTS. Parang nabunutan ako ng isang higanteng tinik. :D
  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
    Posts: 1,549Member, Moderator
    Joined: Oct 31, 2012
    edited November 2014
    Ako nman medyo sure ako sa approval ng assessment ko at approval ng visa grant. Ang unsure ako is ielts at medical evaluations hahaha. But still approval ng visa is a major relief, after all the frustrations along the visa journey.

    ANZSCO 221214 - Internal Auditor
    19 Jan 13 - Academic IELTS Results - passed
    12 July 13 - Vetassess Assessment + Point Test Advice: Positive
    03 Nov 13 - Invitation Accepted 70 points
    19 Dec 13 - Lodged Visa 189
    07 Feb 14 - Visa Granted
    04 Aug 14 - Initial Entry Date requirement
    26 July 14 - Actual IED to Melbourne
    May 2015 - Big Move
    June 2015 - Got a permanent role in Melbourne
    Apr 2016 - Got a contract consultancy role in Melbourne
    May 2016 - Got permanent role and moved to Toowooba, Queensland

    And now...... living the life that i have imagined

    "A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed" - Ansel Adams

  • wizardofOzwizardofOz Sydney
    Posts: 1,235Member
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Yung Skills Assessment na yata yung isa sa pinakanakakainip na phase sakin… knock on wood, huwag lang sana may dumating pang mas nakakainip na phase like visa grant or pagkakaroon ng trabaho hehehehe

    Everyday noon check ako ng check ng email and status ng mga current applications being processed.

    Ang dami ko pang doubts sa application from major things like my Diploma not being in English, sufficiency of COE details, up to simple things like yung quality ng Notaryo sa Pinas na ginawa sa mga docs ko.

    Finally after waiting 13wks ni-review na ng EA yung application ko…. nun ko lang nalaman na hindi pala nila na-receive yung IELTS TRF ko kaya dagdag stress sakin… Akala ko kasi maghihintay nanaman ako ng another 13 wks para matapos nila yung assessment. Tapos hindi pa ganoon ka-responsive yung assessor na na-assign sa akin.

    Then nung medyo kinodisyon ko na yung utak ko na magtatagal pa yung assessment… Pagbukas ko yung email #BOOM… Assessment result! :)

    Natulala ako nang konti, medyo teary-eyed at may pag-wwalling na nangyari lol… Nung finally na-receive ko na yung letter (Duplicate pa yun, dahil nawala yung Original!), sarap basahin yung nakasulat sa assessment, it made it all worth lahat ng stress at paghihintay… not to mention yung gastos haha.

    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

  • bookwormbookworm Canberra
    Posts: 588Member
    Joined: Nov 27, 2013
    edited November 2014
    Yung sa akin, when I got the state sponsorship. Ilang taon kasi akong nag intay na i sponsor ang work ko. Malapit na mag expire yung skills assessment ko, wala pa din state na mag sponsor. Nung nag submit ako for state nomination, biglang nag close na yung occupation ko kaya todo panic ako hahaha.
    Kaya sa akin, yung a-ha moment nung natanggap ko yung state nomination papers :)
    Pero sobrang saya ko nun :)
    After that, yung visa, waiting game lang.

    20110812 - Submitted Vetassess docs
    20120403 - Received positive assessment
    20130622 - Took the IELTS exam (L:8, R:7, W:8.5, S:8.5, OBS:8)
    20131008 - Created and submitted EOI account
    20131216 - Started gathering documents for ACT SS
    20140113 - Submitted ACT SS nomination
    20140227 - assigned a case officer :)
    20140317 - Finally got my ACT sponsorship!
    20140319 - Invited to apply (visa 190)
    20140325 - Lodged visa 190
    20140718 - Direct visa grant. IED: July 17, 2015
    20150203 - Landed in ACT :) Job hunt begins
    201510 - Started working at Woolies
    20161031 - landed a job in my field as a junior
    20180508 - landed a job in my field

    Thank you God! You are truly amazing!

  • chollecholle Sydney
    Posts: 402Member
    Joined: Nov 21, 2013
    Skills Assessment din yung stressful sa akin. Yun din kasi yung pinakamatagal tsaka may uncertainty. Add the fact na wala ako masyadong kaparehas ng nominated occupation kaya wala masyadong ma-consult pagdating sa docs. Kumbaga bahala na talaga! Pagkatapos kasi ng Skills Assessment sobrang bilis na ng lahat.

    Ngayon ko lang na-realise: halos one year ago lang kukuha pa lang ako ng IELTS. Ngayon andito na ako sa Oz, at medyo settled in na. Really thanking my lucky stars! :)

    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

  • marknight85marknight85 Melbourne
    Posts: 27Member
    Joined: Aug 28, 2014
    Share ko lang ang golden moment na yun. Noong umaga paggising ko chineck ko ang email ko first thing in the morning wala pa. tapos nag mamadali ako kasi malapit na malate sa work kaya mabilisan na ligo. tapos narining ko ng alert ang phone ko akala ko wala lang kasi usually spam mail and etc. after ng lahat lahat balak ko sana mag delete ng email na spam then nabasa ko yung grant email!!!!!!! napaluhod ako and napaiyak ng hindi ko maintindihan and nagdasal habang umiiyak hahaha... nalate nga ako sa work ng umaga na yun pero bahala na ok lang!!!

    06/22/2013 - IELTS Exam (L=8.5, R=8.5, W=7.0, S=7.5)
    08/13/2013 - AHPRA Acknowledge Receipt of Documents
    01/02/2014 - AHPRA Letter of Eligibility Attained
    01/14/2014 - Enrolled in Bridging Course (IHNA, Perth Campus)
    01/15/2014 - Applied for Visitor Visa 600
    01/25/2014 - Medicals Done for Visa
    02/15/2014 - Approval Date of Visa
    02/21/2014 - Started IRON Bridging Program
    05/05/2014 - Completed IRON Bridging Program
    05/12/2014 - AHPRA Registration Approved
    05/22/2014 - ANMAC Assessment Commenced
    08/20/2014 - ANMAC Assessment Letter of Determination Attained
    08/20/2014 - Expression of Interest Submitted SI 189 60 Points
    09/08/2014 - Invited for SI 189 Visa
    09/08/2014 - Front Loaded All Documents and PCC and Medicals
    09/08/2014 - Bridging Visa A Granted (Full Work Rights)
    10/02/2014 - Start of First Nursing Job while on BVA!
    11/27/2014 - Visa Grant! (Direct Grant Receiver) -Praise the LORD!

    ~Keep moving forward!

  • johanncedrickjohanncedrick Riyadh
    Posts: 97Member
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    @multitasking hi sir, gud pm po....sir I'm just new here, i don't know if this is the right thread for this, but can you please help me? I just took my my IELTS exam (General) last april 2014 and got a score of R-8.0, L-7.5, W- 6.5 and S- 6.5 with OBS of 7.0. I will take my AIMS assesment this coming March 2015. I just want to know if I can already apply for EOI despite of having a 0 pts on IELTS after I pass my assesment,.Coz if I calculate my total pts as of now, I already have the 60pts passing rate. I am 30.yrs old, 8 yrs working experience and a Bachelor degree holder..I am just wondering kung pede n ko di kumuha o mgretake ulit ng IELTS kac nka 60 pts naman n po ko.... Hope you can help me. Thank you po....
  • johanncedrickjohanncedrick Riyadh
    Posts: 97Member
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    @dhey_almighty hi sir, gud pm po....sir I'm just new here, i don't know if this is the right thread for this, but can you please help me? I just took my my IELTS exam (General) last april 2014 and got a score of R-8.0, L-7.5, W- 6.5 and S- 6.5 with OBS of 7.0. I will take my AIMS assesment this coming March 2015. I just want to know if I can already apply for EOI despite of having a 0 pts on IELTS after I pass my assesment,.Coz if I calculate my total pts as of now, I already have the 60pts passing rate. I am 30.yrs old, 8 yrs working experience and a Bachelor degree holder..I am just wondering kung pede n ko di kumuha o mgretake ulit ng IELTS kac nka 60 pts naman n po ko.... Hope you can help me. Thank you po....
  • wizardofOzwizardofOz Sydney
    Posts: 1,235Member
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Hi @johanncedrick allow me to answer your questions.. If your Skills Assessment is Positive and your 'Age', 'Education' and 'Skilled Work Exp" are equivalent to 60 points, then you may lodged an EOI even if you are claiming 0 points for 'Language Ability'.

    Please do note na you should only lodged your EOI, after you got your Skills Assessment result...

    Pero if you have the time and the money, I suggest you retake the IELTS... mukhang kaya mo namang ma-attain at least yung 7.0 in all Bands :)

    Para lang may back-up kang points to mitigate the risk just in case hindi umabot yung points mo after ng Skills assessment (e.g. you only get 'Diploma' equivalent) and Work Exp (became less than 8yrs assessed).

    Pero kung abot naman, no need na, para save na rin ng money and effort from retaking IELTS.

    Goodluck and God bless!

    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

  • REDRED Perth
    Posts: 391Member
    Joined: Mar 24, 2013
    @dhey_almighty hi sir, gud pm po....sir I'm just new here, i don't know if this is the right thread for this, but can you please help me? I just took my my IELTS exam (General) last april 2014 and got a score of R-8.0, L-7.5, W- 6.5 and S- 6.5 with OBS of 7.0. I will take my AIMS assesment this coming March 2015. I just want to know if I can already apply for EOI despite of having a 0 pts on IELTS after I pass my assesment,.Coz if I calculate my total pts as of now, I already have the 60pts passing rate. I am 30.yrs old, 8 yrs working experience and a Bachelor degree holder..I am just wondering kung pede n ko di kumuha o mgretake ulit ng IELTS kac nka 60 pts naman n po ko.... Hope you can help me. Thank you po....
    lahat ata ng thread pinostan mo nito e :)) anyway, if you are referring to subclass 189 then you already can. Here is an excerpt from the document checklist:

    "Evidence you have at least competent English" - 6 in all subjects po ang competent english.

    Hope this helps.

    13-06-07 IELTS Take 1 (Failed)
    13-06-22 Shipped Documents to Engineers Australia
    13-08-09 IELTS Take 2 (Failed)
    13-09-20 IELTS Take 3 (Failed)
    13-10-05 Received Skill Assessment, Electronics Engineer (ANZSCO 233411)
    13-10-05 Submitted EOI for190 (60 points) & 489 (65 points)
    14-02-25 Suspend EOI (change of plans)
    14-07-25 Updated EOI to 189 (60 points)
    14-08-10 Received Invitation to apply for 189
    14-08-23 Lodge Application
    14-10-23 CO Assigned
    14-11-05 Visa Grant - Thank you Lord :)
    15-08-03 Initial entry in Perth

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