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What is your Trusted Remittance Center?

AdminAdmin SingaporePosts: 1,386Administrator
Add you trusted remittance center here if not listed in our Remittance Center List http://pinoyau.info/plugin/page/forex

2010-06 : Lurker at philippines.com.au (previously the #1 Pinoy Australian Forum)
2010-06 : Started researching on Visa 175 - Target 120pts
2011-08 : Started prev employer document gathering for ACS skill assessment (0/4)
2010-12 : Philippines.com.au went offline and created www.pinoyau.info
2011-03 : 1st child born - AU dream halted
2014-03 : ACS document - 1/5 emp ref completed
2015-01: Promoted at work - AU dream halted
2015-11: ACS document - 1/6 emp ref completed
2016-09: 2nd child born - AU dream halted
2018-09: ACS document - 6/8 emp ref completed
2018-09: Revised all employment references and affidavit from scratch
2019-03: Completed Revised 8/8 emp ref
2019-03: PTE Exam (no preparation) - L59,R75,S62,W64
2019-07: Favorable Skills Assessment result for Software Eng
2019-11: PTE Mock - L78,R83,S81,W79
2019-11: PTE Exam- L70,R68,S79,W68 (competent only)
2019-12: PTE tentative rebooking date.

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  • peiapeia Sydney
    Posts: 2Member
    Joined: Feb 20, 2016
    Is it really just 9.90 for transferwise? I think they're charging a percentage of the amount being remitted and not a fixed amount.
  • AdminAdmin Singapore
    Posts: 1,386Administrator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Thanks peia for the input i will validate with transferwise :)

    2010-06 : Lurker at philippines.com.au (previously the #1 Pinoy Australian Forum)
    2010-06 : Started researching on Visa 175 - Target 120pts
    2011-08 : Started prev employer document gathering for ACS skill assessment (0/4)
    2010-12 : Philippines.com.au went offline and created www.pinoyau.info
    2011-03 : 1st child born - AU dream halted
    2014-03 : ACS document - 1/5 emp ref completed
    2015-01: Promoted at work - AU dream halted
    2015-11: ACS document - 1/6 emp ref completed
    2016-09: 2nd child born - AU dream halted
    2018-09: ACS document - 6/8 emp ref completed
    2018-09: Revised all employment references and affidavit from scratch
    2019-03: Completed Revised 8/8 emp ref
    2019-03: PTE Exam (no preparation) - L59,R75,S62,W64
    2019-07: Favorable Skills Assessment result for Software Eng
    2019-11: PTE Mock - L78,R83,S81,W79
    2019-11: PTE Exam- L70,R68,S79,W68 (competent only)
    2019-12: PTE tentative rebooking date.

  • nalookanalooka Brisbane
    Posts: 130Member
    Joined: Dec 17, 2012
    @Admin Yung date today na po yung nakukuha for Forexworld, hindi na yung rate.

    Jan 2012 - ACS
    Feb 2012 - IELTS
    ...nagpakabusy sa work and ipon pambayad ng visa
    28 Jan 2013 - Submitted EOI
    4 Feb 2013 - Received Invitation (189)
    21 Feb 2013 - Lodged Visa application
    6 Apr 2013 - CO Requested Medical, PCC, tax/bank statement (Team 34)
    10 Apr 2013 - Medical at St. Luke's
    12 Apr 2013 - Bank statement
    15 Apr 2013 - NBI
    18 Apr 2013 - Emailed CO that requested docs were all uploaded
    19 Apr 2013 - Visa 1890Grant!!!!
    26 Oct 2013 - Arrived in AU
    19 Nov 2017 - Submitted Citizenship application
    26 Sep 2018 - Citizenship interview & exam. application = Finalised
    14 Nov 2018 - Citizenship Ceremony

  • AdminAdmin Singapore
    Posts: 1,386Administrator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Thanks for letting me know. i will fix it.

    2010-06 : Lurker at philippines.com.au (previously the #1 Pinoy Australian Forum)
    2010-06 : Started researching on Visa 175 - Target 120pts
    2011-08 : Started prev employer document gathering for ACS skill assessment (0/4)
    2010-12 : Philippines.com.au went offline and created www.pinoyau.info
    2011-03 : 1st child born - AU dream halted
    2014-03 : ACS document - 1/5 emp ref completed
    2015-01: Promoted at work - AU dream halted
    2015-11: ACS document - 1/6 emp ref completed
    2016-09: 2nd child born - AU dream halted
    2018-09: ACS document - 6/8 emp ref completed
    2018-09: Revised all employment references and affidavit from scratch
    2019-03: Completed Revised 8/8 emp ref
    2019-03: PTE Exam (no preparation) - L59,R75,S62,W64
    2019-07: Favorable Skills Assessment result for Software Eng
    2019-11: PTE Mock - L78,R83,S81,W79
    2019-11: PTE Exam- L70,R68,S79,W68 (competent only)
    2019-12: PTE tentative rebooking date.

  • ShirlieShirlie Indianapolis
    Posts: 268Member
    Joined: Nov 19, 2013
    Iremit po
  • agentKamsagentKams Australia
    Posts: 789Member
    Joined: Apr 25, 2014
    Iremit too. :)

    Timeline: Student Visa Subclass 573 (Masters)
    06 July 2015: Visa Grant
    22 July 2015: First day of class
    Feb 2016: Change program to dual
    Nov 2017 : Finished MBAC program
    April 2018: Uni Graduation

    Timeline: Permanent Visa (189) Accountant 221111
    26 Aug 15: PTE-A Result- OK! ( L84 W80 R77 S69)
    28 Aug 15: Email sent to CPAA for Assessment
    14 Sept 15: Positive Assessment received from CPAA
    14 Sept 15: Lodged EOI (60 pts 189/65 pts 190) - lapsed
    17 Nov 2017: Lodged EOI (75 pts 189 / 80 pts 190)
    08 March 2018: PTE-A Retake - Superior (L87 W90 R90 S90)
    16 March 2018: Updated EOI (85 pts 189/90pts 190)
    12 April 2018: NSW pre-invite [lapsed, EOI withddrawn]
    18 April 2018: ITA received - Visa 189
    04 May 2018 : Lodged Visa Application - Visa 189
    29 Aug 2018 - First CO Contact - PCC Qatar (partner)
    9 Jan 2019 - 2nd CO Contact - penal waiver
    18 Jan 2019 - Updated immiaccount with penal waiver
    29 Jan 2019 - Forwarded PCC to gsm.allocated email
    8 Feb 2019 - Visa Grant - Finally!!

  • ysabelleysabelle Sydney
    Posts: 139Member
    Joined: Oct 01, 2016
    okay po ba ang iremit?
  • femme_wolffemme_wolf Melbourne
    Posts: 13Member
    Joined: Oct 09, 2014
    Transferwise fee of $9.90 is for $1000 remittance. It is lower for lower amount: $4.95 for $500; $4.00 for less than $408. You can download the app on your phone too. https://transferwise.com/w/9a7824
  • qbelcina123qbelcina123 Singapore
    Posts: 4Member
    Joined: May 28, 2016
    edited February 2017
    may pag-ibig home loan ako binabayaran sa pinas, paano binabayaran ang monthly amortization dito sa Sydney? pls share your experience. thanks
  • AdminAdmin Singapore
    Posts: 1,386Administrator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    wrong category ka @qbelcina123 please create a new discussion with the appropriate category.

    2010-06 : Lurker at philippines.com.au (previously the #1 Pinoy Australian Forum)
    2010-06 : Started researching on Visa 175 - Target 120pts
    2011-08 : Started prev employer document gathering for ACS skill assessment (0/4)
    2010-12 : Philippines.com.au went offline and created www.pinoyau.info
    2011-03 : 1st child born - AU dream halted
    2014-03 : ACS document - 1/5 emp ref completed
    2015-01: Promoted at work - AU dream halted
    2015-11: ACS document - 1/6 emp ref completed
    2016-09: 2nd child born - AU dream halted
    2018-09: ACS document - 6/8 emp ref completed
    2018-09: Revised all employment references and affidavit from scratch
    2019-03: Completed Revised 8/8 emp ref
    2019-03: PTE Exam (no preparation) - L59,R75,S62,W64
    2019-07: Favorable Skills Assessment result for Software Eng
    2019-11: PTE Mock - L78,R83,S81,W79
    2019-11: PTE Exam- L70,R68,S79,W68 (competent only)
    2019-12: PTE tentative rebooking date.

  • peiapeia Sydney
    Posts: 2Member
    Joined: Feb 20, 2016
    OrbitRemit charges AUD 4 only
  • se29mse29m Perth
    Posts: 2,113Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 14, 2015
    I use transferwise dahil sa exchange rates..

    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)

  • tangentphtangentph Melbourne
    Posts: 103Member
    Joined: May 01, 2016
    which one i can trasfer online (aus bank to phil bank) and has a good rate?

    ***** Student Visa 573 (SVP) *****

    Jan. 10, 2016 - IELTS Dubai Booking
    Jan. 11, 2016 - Set Appointment to IDP-Dubai (Got Discouraged)
    Jan. 23, 2016 - IELTS Test
    Feb. 06, 2016 - IELTS Results (OBS 7.5)
    Feb. 11, 2016 - IDP-Manila Counseling via Skype

    Feb. 12, 2016 - Sent via DHL Original Docs. for Univ. Application
    Feb. 12, 2016 - Sent Univ. Application (UoM, RMIT, UTS) via e-mail
    Feb. 23, 2016 - Paid UTS Application Fee AUD50 (RMIT waived) via Online Portal
    Feb. 24, 2016 - Received Application Confirmation from UoM, RMIT and UTS
    Feb. 24, 2016 - Paid UoM Application Fee AUD100

    Mar. 23, 2016 - Received Offer Letter from UTS
    Apr. 04, 2016 - Accepted UTS Offer
    Apr. 04, 2016 - Paid Tuition via peerTransfer (Take 1)
    Apr. 14, 2016 - Amount Returned Due to Wrong Currency
    Apr. 17, 2016 - Paid Tuition via peerTransfer (Take 2)
    Apr. 19, 2016 - Sent via DHL Original Docs. for Visa Application
    Apr. 20, 2016 - peerTransfer Received Payment from Bank
    Apr. 20, 2016 - peerTransfer Delivered Payment to UTS
    Apr. 26, 2016 - Received eCoE from UTS

    Apr. 27, 2016 - Visa Application Lodged by IDP
    Apr. 27, 2016 - Application Received by Aus. Embassy in Manila (Email Notification on May 3, 2016)
    May 06, 2016 - Received Offer Letter from RMIT
    May 24, 2016 - Visa Application Transferred to Australian Consulate General in Dubai
    Jun. 01, 2016 - Received Email Confirming Visa Grant (Grant Date May 29, 2016)
    Jun. 07, 2016 - Received Offer Letter from UoM

    Jul. 01, 2016 - Departure from Dubai to Phils.
    Jul. 23, 2016 - Arrival to Australia
    Jul. 25, 2016 - UTS Orientation Day
    Aug. 01, 2016 - Classes Start

    ***** Subclass Visa 189 (Civil Engineer - Planning Engineer) *****
    May 01, 2016 - Started Back Reading Here and Studying the Visa Application Process
    May 15, 2016 - Started Drafting CDR for EA Assessment
    May 23, 2016 - Submitted EA Application Online (Fast Track)
    Jun. 07, 2016 - Followed-up to EA Application Status as More than 10 Working Days Already
    Jun. 07, 2016 - Received E-mail Informing of Fast Track Fee Refund
    Jun. 07, 2016 - EA Assessment Outcome (Bachelor's Degree + All Work Experience Credited)
    Jun. 07, 2016 - Submitted EOI (70 Points)
    Jun. 07, 2016 - Received Invitation to Apply for Visa
    Jun. 17, 2016 - Received Refund from EA for Fast Track Fee
    Jul. 28, 2016 - Lodged Visa Application (189)
    Aug. 08, 2016 - Received E-mail from CO Requesting Additional Information (Saudi PCC)
    Aug. 20, 2016 - E-mail Back CO with the Additional Requirements
    Aug. 29, 2016 - Received Visa Grant!

  • femme_wolffemme_wolf Melbourne
    Posts: 13Member
    Joined: Oct 09, 2014
    @tangentph I use Transferwise. They have good rates: https://transferwise.com/w/9a7824
  • sansasansa Melbourne
    Posts: 231Member
    Joined: Jun 27, 2016
    I use Orbit remit. Trusted ko na ;) https://orbitremit.com/r/df6e0z
  • mandandmandand Melbourne
    Posts: 84Member
    Joined: Aug 27, 2012
    Use www.REMITWISELY.com.au. Great rates and lowest fees you can find. Bank transfer & cash pickups available.

    June 13 2012 - ACS application, July 21 20012 - IELTS exam, July 24 2012 - ACS result suitable, Aug 3 2012 - IELTS result, my EOI submitted, Aug 24 2012 - hubby ACS application, Sep 1 2012 - hubby IELTS exam, Sep 14 2012 - hubby IELTS result, Sep 24 2012 - hubby ACS result, hubby EOI submitted, Oct 1 2012 - 189 visa invitation (hubby primary), application lodged, Oct 26 - CO allocated - Adelaide GSM Team 7
    Nov 7 - Visa grant. June 13 2013 - Landed, July 18 - Job Offer . To God be the Glory!

  • atchinoatchino Sydney
    Posts: 312Member
    Joined: Jan 09, 2011
    I use OrbitRemit.
    - lock in rate even if the deposit is coming from a different bank
    - Good rate, only rate can beat is transferwise but transferwise fees is higher and varies if the amount goes higher.

    - Free first transaction only $4 fee

    https://orbitremit.com/r/ckqp4y

    TRUSTED and TESTED

    https://orbitremit.com/r/ckqp4y

    To all Kuripotz.. please visit my blog.
    May kasabihan tayo: Kuripot man at magaling... yayaman din....

    http://kuripotism.blogspot.com.au

  • chocolatepinkchocolatepink Singapore
    Posts: 51Member
    Joined: May 01, 2015
    any comment on their experience with Transferwise? how long does it take for the money to be credited to your nominated account?
    The transfer is completed and was scheduled today (June 22) but still the money has not been credited yet.
  • hayrOHOirohayrOHOiro Australia
    Posts: 197Member
    Joined: Sep 29, 2016
    highly reco ang transferwise, best rates. kahit lumalaki yung fees nila habang tumataas yung papadala mo, mas malaki pa din ang matatanggap mo compare sa ibang remittance company.

    nito lang Wed, nagpadala ako sa pinas sa BDO account ng sister in law ko, Thursday evening dumating na yung pera.

    mas matagal if Metrobank yung receiving bank, usually will take 3 or 4 days bago ma credit sa Metrobank account. :)

    "wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure."

    Electronics Engineer

    Jul 2015: Arrived in Oz, 457visa
    Mar 2016 : Decided to apply for PR
    Dec 2016: Visa Lodged
    Feb 2017: VISA Grant
    Jul 2019 : Citizenship application
    Aug 2019: Moved to Perth
    Oct 2019: Status "Further Assessment"

  • rainybrainyrainybrainy Sydney, Australia
    Posts: 61Member
    Joined: Sep 24, 2016
    I use OrbitRemit. 1-2 day(s) crediting if you process and pay before 12noon.
  • buscatobuscato Singapore
    Posts: 98Member
    Joined: Nov 27, 2014
    taas ng rate sa ipay. totoo ba to? di ko mahanap website nila.

    March 18, 2016 - Submitted docs to ACS
    March 30, 2016 - ACS Assessment Suitable (Software Engineer 261313)
    March 30, 2016 - Submitted EOI ( Visa 189 - 65 points)
    May 24, 2016 - Received ITA
    June 28, 2016 - Visa application lodged
    July 1, 2016 - Submitted documents (Frontload)
    July 26, 2016 - Direct Grant
    IED - Before June 9 2017

    • Lord, ikaw na bahala sa akong mga paningkamot
    • To God be the glory! Thank you Lord!
  • AdminAdmin Singapore
    Posts: 1,386Administrator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Sa fb lang website nila. Let me verify ung rate.

    2010-06 : Lurker at philippines.com.au (previously the #1 Pinoy Australian Forum)
    2010-06 : Started researching on Visa 175 - Target 120pts
    2011-08 : Started prev employer document gathering for ACS skill assessment (0/4)
    2010-12 : Philippines.com.au went offline and created www.pinoyau.info
    2011-03 : 1st child born - AU dream halted
    2014-03 : ACS document - 1/5 emp ref completed
    2015-01: Promoted at work - AU dream halted
    2015-11: ACS document - 1/6 emp ref completed
    2016-09: 2nd child born - AU dream halted
    2018-09: ACS document - 6/8 emp ref completed
    2018-09: Revised all employment references and affidavit from scratch
    2019-03: Completed Revised 8/8 emp ref
    2019-03: PTE Exam (no preparation) - L59,R75,S62,W64
    2019-07: Favorable Skills Assessment result for Software Eng
    2019-11: PTE Mock - L78,R83,S81,W79
    2019-11: PTE Exam- L70,R68,S79,W68 (competent only)
    2019-12: PTE tentative rebooking date.

  • frappzfrappz MANILA
    Posts: 97Member
    Joined: Jan 20, 2017
    ask ko lang po ok po ba magpadala ng pera sa philippines sa transferwise sa website nila?
  • atchinoatchino Sydney
    Posts: 312Member
    Joined: Jan 09, 2011
    edited July 2017
    Orbitremit

    -- tested
    -- one of the best rate. transferwise lang madalas na masmataas sa orbitremit kaso mataas charges ng transferwise habang lumalaki ang pinapadala mo
    -- guranteed rate kahit s aibang bank pa galing ang funds mo sa pagtrnaasfer to their bank account. Iba kasi kailangan same bank kayong remittance para same day nila ma recieved at maibigay sa inyoyung same day rate.
    -- FREE FIRST transction at $4 lang succeeding.


    I select which one meet my criteria:
    -- lock in rate
    -- low fees
    -- high exchange rate
    -- reliable (malalaman mo lng pag nasubukan mo na)

    so far wala akong issue with orbitremit.


    So far nasubuan ko na iremit tpos naging forex... now be


    If you use the link to join, you get FREE FIRST transaction: OrbitRemit


    To all Kuripotz.. please visit my blog.
    May kasabihan tayo: Kuripot man at magaling... yayaman din....

    http://kuripotism.blogspot.com.au

  • obycampobycamp Sydney
    Posts: 2Member
    Joined: Jul 18, 2013
    OrbitRemit - Free first transaction https://orbitremit.com/r/3hglek
  • femme_wolffemme_wolf Melbourne
    Posts: 13Member
    Joined: Oct 09, 2014
    I use Transferwise. They have good exchange rates and net amount is higher than others.

    Here's a referral link, for first transfer (free): https://transferwise.com/w/9a7824
  • rmd2516rmd2516 SA
    Posts: 1Member
    Joined: Oct 18, 2017
    PAG ASA is not in the list.
  • defteradeftera sydney
    Posts: 1Member
    Joined: Oct 23, 2017
    Wirebarley is not in the list !!. ^^ Cheap , Fast and their customer service is truely exceptional.
    You can even get $8 free remittance voucher on your first remittance.
    Try ! www.wirebalrey.com
  • sansasansa Melbourne
    Posts: 231Member
    Joined: Jun 27, 2016
    Orbit remit for me Trusted :)
    https://orbitremit.com/r/df6e0z
  • LovelybellaLovelybella Sydney
    Posts: 1Member
    Joined: Jan 10, 2018
    Reliable, No Fees/Charges, Great Rate and Great Customer Service...guys try AUDSmart at www.audsmart.com they also have facebook account at https://www.facebook.com/audsmartfilipino/
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