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Things to do first Before going to Australia

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  • muffles127muffles127 Sydney
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    @piglet24 the cost to have visa label in passport is 150 aud :)
  • johnvangiejohnvangie Melbourne
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    @kremitz pag naka 120months contribution, entitled for monthly pension if reach 60 yrs old, pag less than 120months lumpsum un makuha...

    Nominated Occupation : Production or Plant Engineer 233513
    12/15/13 - IELTS IDP [ L : 9.0 I R :8.0 I S : 7.5 I W : 6.5 ]
    01/17/14 - Submit CDR to Engineers Australia.
    02/15/14 - IELTS IDP [ L : 9.0 I R :9.0 I S : 7.5 I W : 7.0 ]
    05/29/14 - EA positive assessment as Production or Plant Engineer 233513
    06/02/14 - EA Letter Received. Lodge EOI 65points.
    06/09/14 - Received invitation to lodge Visa 189.
    06/12/14 - Lodge Visa 189. Upload Docs/Form 80.
    07/14/14 - Medicals @ SLEC Global.
    07/15/14 - Upload NBI. (NBI Valid until July 4, 2015).
    07/17/14 - CO Allocated. Team 7 GSM Adelaide ( CO : LM )
    07/21/14 - VISA GRANT! Thank You Lord! IED : 07/04/15
    02/06/15 - Hubby in Melbourne (Jobhunting)
    03/27/15 - Me and my son in Melbourne
    04/07/15 - Hubby 1st day of job
    08/24/15 - My 1st day in BP, Thank you Lord God Jesus!

    Enjoying the wonderful life in Oz, abundant blessings indeed :-)

  • johnvangiejohnvangie Melbourne
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    @loudandclear yung nakita kong formula how to compute the monthly pension, mas preferred namin ni hubby na wag na lang icontinue...

    Nominated Occupation : Production or Plant Engineer 233513
    12/15/13 - IELTS IDP [ L : 9.0 I R :8.0 I S : 7.5 I W : 6.5 ]
    01/17/14 - Submit CDR to Engineers Australia.
    02/15/14 - IELTS IDP [ L : 9.0 I R :9.0 I S : 7.5 I W : 7.0 ]
    05/29/14 - EA positive assessment as Production or Plant Engineer 233513
    06/02/14 - EA Letter Received. Lodge EOI 65points.
    06/09/14 - Received invitation to lodge Visa 189.
    06/12/14 - Lodge Visa 189. Upload Docs/Form 80.
    07/14/14 - Medicals @ SLEC Global.
    07/15/14 - Upload NBI. (NBI Valid until July 4, 2015).
    07/17/14 - CO Allocated. Team 7 GSM Adelaide ( CO : LM )
    07/21/14 - VISA GRANT! Thank You Lord! IED : 07/04/15
    02/06/15 - Hubby in Melbourne (Jobhunting)
    03/27/15 - Me and my son in Melbourne
    04/07/15 - Hubby 1st day of job
    08/24/15 - My 1st day in BP, Thank you Lord God Jesus!

    Enjoying the wonderful life in Oz, abundant blessings indeed :-)

  • piglet24piglet24 Sydney
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    @muffles127: wow! thanks for the info.

    Occupation: Civil Engineer (ANZSCO 233211)
    Main Applicant: Moi

    February 02, 2013 - IELTS - passed
    August 27, 2013 - Sent CDR to EA for Assessment
    January 15, 2014 - Received Positive Assessment
    February 24, 2014 - Submitted EOI
    March 10, 2014 - Received Invitation to Apply for Visa
    March 31, 2014 - Lodged Visa 189 (but system reflected application lodged on April 1, 2014 due to time diff)
    April 19, 2014 - Medicals done and all documents uploaded
    May 2014 - CO Allocated
    June 2014 - SSS and Pagibig documents for 2009-2010 requested
    July 2014 - Visa Grant! God is Great!
    September 2014 - IED
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  • loudandclearloudandclear Sydney
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    @loudandclear yung nakita kong formula how to compute the monthly pension, mas preferred namin ni hubby na wag na lang icontinue...
    thanks. might as well not continue mine na din. meron pa din naman pension n matatanggap, hindi nga lang ganun kalaki. also, if ever naman gusto balikan to continue contributions, pwede naman din anytime diba?

    Jeremiah 29:11
    "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

  • johnvangiejohnvangie Melbourne
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    @loudandclear Pwede pa din kasi as long na di pa 60 yrs old, pwede pa magpa member sa SSS. Pero mas ok na sa mga private insurance na lang like Sunlife...

    Nominated Occupation : Production or Plant Engineer 233513
    12/15/13 - IELTS IDP [ L : 9.0 I R :8.0 I S : 7.5 I W : 6.5 ]
    01/17/14 - Submit CDR to Engineers Australia.
    02/15/14 - IELTS IDP [ L : 9.0 I R :9.0 I S : 7.5 I W : 7.0 ]
    05/29/14 - EA positive assessment as Production or Plant Engineer 233513
    06/02/14 - EA Letter Received. Lodge EOI 65points.
    06/09/14 - Received invitation to lodge Visa 189.
    06/12/14 - Lodge Visa 189. Upload Docs/Form 80.
    07/14/14 - Medicals @ SLEC Global.
    07/15/14 - Upload NBI. (NBI Valid until July 4, 2015).
    07/17/14 - CO Allocated. Team 7 GSM Adelaide ( CO : LM )
    07/21/14 - VISA GRANT! Thank You Lord! IED : 07/04/15
    02/06/15 - Hubby in Melbourne (Jobhunting)
    03/27/15 - Me and my son in Melbourne
    04/07/15 - Hubby 1st day of job
    08/24/15 - My 1st day in BP, Thank you Lord God Jesus!

    Enjoying the wonderful life in Oz, abundant blessings indeed :-)

  • bookwormbookworm Canberra
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    ako, hindi ko na tlga cya tinuloy nung unang pag alis ko pa lang ng bansa. Been working abroad for almost 8 years now. Sa isip ko kasi, ok na yung naicontribute ko dati, kahit di umabot ng 120 months. Kesa bayad ako ng bayad, kapiranggot ang makukuha eventually. Kumuha ako ng private insurance, though.

    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!

  • czhaczha Brisbane
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    add ko lang dun sa SSS kasi prang may nag comment na gusto mo mag continue pwede mo nman balikan ung years na di ka nakahulog, hindi na ngayon..iba na ang policy ng SSS..pag natapos na ung year na un di ka na pwedeng maghulog for those years... sana makatulong sa pag decide..

    March 2013 - IELTS
    November 2013 - Engineers Australia (electronics draftperson)
    February 2014 - State Sponsorship (QLD) EOI approval
    March 20, 2014 - Visa application (visa 190)
    April 2, 2014 - Medicals done
    April 4, 2014 - NBI filed
    May 15, 2014 - COC filed
    July 9, 2014 - CO assigned (asked for additional employment docs)
    July 23, 2014 - Visa Grant

  • loudandclearloudandclear Sydney
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    add ko lang dun sa SSS kasi prang may nag comment na gusto mo mag continue pwede mo nman balikan ung years na di ka nakahulog, hindi na ngayon..iba na ang policy ng SSS..pag natapos na ung year na un di ka na pwedeng maghulog for those years... sana makatulong sa pag decide..
    hi @czha - yup, di na pwede balikan yung years, pero pwede pa ba mag continue ng paghuhulog until wala pang 60 yrs old? para lang madadagdagan yung total months of contributions sa computation ng magiging pension?

    Jeremiah 29:11
    "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

  • czhaczha Brisbane
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    pwede pa nman ..kahit ilang years ka na di naka hulog...kahit pa nga nag 60 ka na pwede pa din :P

    March 2013 - IELTS
    November 2013 - Engineers Australia (electronics draftperson)
    February 2014 - State Sponsorship (QLD) EOI approval
    March 20, 2014 - Visa application (visa 190)
    April 2, 2014 - Medicals done
    April 4, 2014 - NBI filed
    May 15, 2014 - COC filed
    July 9, 2014 - CO assigned (asked for additional employment docs)
    July 23, 2014 - Visa Grant

  • johnvangiejohnvangie Melbourne
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    @czha Sayang na kung maghulog pa din kung 60 yrs old na kasi entitled na makuha ang pension or lumpsum at that age :-)

    Nominated Occupation : Production or Plant Engineer 233513
    12/15/13 - IELTS IDP [ L : 9.0 I R :8.0 I S : 7.5 I W : 6.5 ]
    01/17/14 - Submit CDR to Engineers Australia.
    02/15/14 - IELTS IDP [ L : 9.0 I R :9.0 I S : 7.5 I W : 7.0 ]
    05/29/14 - EA positive assessment as Production or Plant Engineer 233513
    06/02/14 - EA Letter Received. Lodge EOI 65points.
    06/09/14 - Received invitation to lodge Visa 189.
    06/12/14 - Lodge Visa 189. Upload Docs/Form 80.
    07/14/14 - Medicals @ SLEC Global.
    07/15/14 - Upload NBI. (NBI Valid until July 4, 2015).
    07/17/14 - CO Allocated. Team 7 GSM Adelaide ( CO : LM )
    07/21/14 - VISA GRANT! Thank You Lord! IED : 07/04/15
    02/06/15 - Hubby in Melbourne (Jobhunting)
    03/27/15 - Me and my son in Melbourne
    04/07/15 - Hubby 1st day of job
    08/24/15 - My 1st day in BP, Thank you Lord God Jesus!

    Enjoying the wonderful life in Oz, abundant blessings indeed :-)

  • IslanderndCityIslanderndCity Adelaide
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    pwede pa nman ..kahit ilang years ka na di naka hulog...kahit pa nga nag 60 ka na pwede pa din :P
    yung iba, huminto na after 120 contributions then balik bayad at age 55 or 58

    Assessed Occupation: Industrial Engineer (IE 233511)
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  • Crizah28Crizah28 Singapore
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    Hi po! Gusto ko sana magtanong. Sana may makasagot.

    Currently working ako sa singapore ngayon and planning to work in Australia.

    Ano po Ang first step na dapat kong Gawin?
    As in zero knowledge po ako paano makapunta jan..

    Please please help po. Salamat
  • lock_code2004lock_code2004 Perth
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    Hi po! Gusto ko sana magtanong. Sana may makasagot.

    Currently working ako sa singapore ngayon and planning to work in Australia.

    Ano po Ang first step na dapat kong Gawin?
    As in zero knowledge po ako paano makapunta jan..

    Please please help po. Salamat
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/1073/important-information-how-do-i-start-my-application/p1

    page1

    Sep 24, 2011 - IELTS (L-8 R-8 W-8 S-7.5 : OBS-8)
    Jan 04, 2012 - EA application submitted | Feb 23, 2012 - EA assessment result (IE ANZSCO 233511)
    May 8, 2012 - Lodged GSM 175 online application | June 4, 2012 - CO Allocated
    June 22, 2012 - Medicals Finalized | Aug 30, 2012 - PCCs Completed (PH, UAE, USA)
    Sep 3, 2012 - Visa Granted (IED Jun 11, 2013) Thank You Lord!
    Oct 16-28, 2012 - Initial Entry Completed - Sydney
    July 28, 2013 - Final move to Perth
    Sep 9, 2013 - Started work with the same company i worked for in UAE/USA
    Oct 28, 2013 - Moved to another company.. ;)

  • belovedantonbelovedanton Singapore
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    Mga sir/maam, tanong lang sana tungkol sa initial entry. Pwede bang mag apply ng TFN sa Sydney pero ang mailing address na ibibigay ay Melbourne?
  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot Osaka
    Posts: 4,336Member
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    Mga sir/maam, tanong lang sana tungkol sa initial entry. Pwede bang mag apply ng TFN sa Sydney pero ang mailing address na ibibigay ay Melbourne?
    Not a problem...

    TFN application is only and you can put any Australian address that you want.

    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!!

  • belovedantonbelovedanton Singapore
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    @TasBurrfoot noted Sir. Thank you!
  • cgmcgm Melbourne
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    Mga kaberks, ano ba dapat gawin if meron ka mobile postpaid lines na within contract pa dito pinas? Can anyone share what steps did you do if papaalis ka ng pinas? Salamat po

    Resources

    Visa Status Trackers
    + PinoyAU.info - http://bit.ly/1lhRiWc
    + Expat-Forum.com - http://bit.ly/1n9qkjt
    ACS ANZSCO Guide - http://bit.ly/1uNl3Yx
    ANZSCO Search - http://www.anzscosearch.com/261111.php
    - check your occupation code details and state eligibility

    Timeline

    Family of 3 (me, wife and daughter)
    ANZSCO 261111 (ICT Business Analyst) - Visa 190 VIC

    17 Dec 2013 - Gathered School Docs (TOR, Diploma, Certifications, etc)
    17 Dec 2013 - NBI Clearance (Same Day Release)
    18 Jan 2014 - IELTS Exam #1
    31 Jan 2014 - Submitted ACS Assessment (261111)
    01 Feb 2014 - IELTS Results #1 - (L8, R7.5, W6, S7 = OBS:7)
    06 Feb 2014 - Submitted IELTS Results #1 for Remarking
    15 Mar 2014 - IELTS Exam #2
    23 Mar 2014 - IELTS Results #2 - (L,R 8.5, W7.0, S7.5 = OBS:8) God is good! :)
    02 Apr 2014 - IELTS Exam #1 Remarking Positive, W6.0 -> W6.5
    04 Apr 2014 - ACS Result, suitable (AQF Bachelor Degree, 4+ yrs exp)
    04 Apr 2014 - EOI Submitted (Plan A: 189 60pts, Plan B: 190 VIC 65pts)
    08 Apr 2014 - VIC SS - first contact, provided written statement
    15 May 2014 - Plan C: Submitted New ACS Assessment (135112)
    02 Jul 2014 - Plan C: Received ACS Assessment (135112 ICT Project Manager)
    07 Jul 2014 - VIC SS Invite Received (261111)
    08 Jul 2014 - NBI Renewal (same day release)
    09 Jul 2014 - Medicals
    21 Jul 2014 - Visa lodged (VIC SS)
    21-29 Jul 2014 - Frontload documents
    30 Sep 2014 - Direct Grant! Thank you Lord! :)
    07 Nov 2014 - Touchdown Melbourne! Temporarily staying at a friend
    07 Nov 2014 - Setup Centrelink, Bank Account, & TFN
    10 Nov 2014 - Setup Medicare
    07-25 Nov 2014 - Turista mode
    15 Nov 2014 - Apartment viewing on 4 locations
    16 Nov 2014 - Apartment application submitted
    17 Nov 2014 - Apartment application approved
    17-21 Nov 2014 - 3 TAFE Certifications ni misis sa hospitality
    22 Nov 2014 - Moved to our own apartment
    26 Nov 2014 - Job hunt started (me and wife)
    06 Dec 2014 - I started doing casual work
    12 Dec 2014 - Wife started casual work
    05 Jan 2014 - I started doing IT contract work
    18 Jan 2014 - Wife started working full-time

  • rarekingrareking Montreal
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    Joined: Jul 17, 2014
    Hi there. After reading the first 20 pages on this topic tsaka yung topic about banks. Can summarize the preference on bank as below:

    1. Yung pinaka pinoyau friendly na bank before going to Oz is CBA dahil meron sila product tailored for people like us - recent grants. :).
    2. CBA Smart Access Account will allow you to open account kahit wala ka pa dun.
    3. Merong monthly fee na aud4 kapag walang 2k deposit monthly pero may lusot daw although I am not suggesting it. I think personally cheating pa din sya. Hanap na Lang agad work para di na makaltasan ng 4aud monthly. Hehe. Pressure.
    4. Yung ibang products ng CBA I think di sya ganun ka friendly sa mga kagaya ko kasi nagrerequire na sya ng address in Australia.
    5. With the Smart Acess Account, you can start to open it online and start to transfer your money Kung saan ka man sa Mundo thru wire transfer and I think there are some other ways too. You can do this 3 months before you actually arrived sa Oz. Super!
    6. Google CBA Moving to Australia or CBA Smart Access account for details.
    7. Tip: if you read more in the site, meron sila summary checklist on the things you need to do before going to Australia. Well presented site at very informative.

    Kindly pacorrect ng assumptions ko Kung May Mali or let me know other pinoyau-friendly alternatives na meron yung ibang banks. I still think that I should not bring a lot of cash and wire transfer is still the safest at mas murang way to transfer money from my current location to Oz.

    PS - I am not working on CBA at wala ding kaibigan dun. This week ko nga Lang malaman na May bankong ganun ang pangalan. Ang alam ko Lang ay Commonwealth Games. LOL.

    IELTS+REMARK - 2MOS | ANZSCO - 3MOS | NT 489 INVITE - 1MO | SA 190 INVITE - 1.5MOS | VISA GRANT - 1.5MOS (15-OCT 2014)

  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot Osaka
    Posts: 4,336Member
    Joined: Feb 24, 2011
    Hi there. After reading the first 20 pages on this topic tsaka yung topic about banks. Can summarize the preference on bank as below:

    1. Yung pinaka pinoyau friendly na bank before going to Oz is CBA dahil meron sila product tailored for people like us - recent grants. :).
    2. CBA Smart Access Account will allow you to open account kahit wala ka pa dun.
    3. Merong monthly fee na aud4 kapag walang 2k deposit monthly pero may lusot daw although I am not suggesting it. I think personally cheating pa din sya. Hanap na Lang agad work para di na makaltasan ng 4aud monthly. Hehe. Pressure.
    4. Yung ibang products ng CBA I think di sya ganun ka friendly sa mga kagaya ko kasi nagrerequire na sya ng address in Australia.
    5. With the Smart Acess Account, you can start to open it online and start to transfer your money Kung saan ka man sa Mundo thru wire transfer and I think there are some other ways too. You can do this 3 months before you actually arrived sa Oz. Super!
    6. Google CBA Moving to Australia or CBA Smart Access account for details.
    7. Tip: if you read more in the site, meron sila summary checklist on the things you need to do before going to Australia. Well presented site at very informative.

    Kindly pacorrect ng assumptions ko Kung May Mali or let me know other pinoyau-friendly alternatives na meron yung ibang banks. I still think that I should not bring a lot of cash and wire transfer is still the safest at mas murang way to transfer money from my current location to Oz.

    PS - I am not working on CBA at wala ding kaibigan dun. This week ko nga Lang malaman na May bankong ganun ang pangalan. Ang alam ko Lang ay Commonwealth Games. LOL.
    I think most bank should have their migrant-banking scheme; NAB has one as we took this bank together with CBA.

    On #3, I don't think this is cheating... It is what it is and if you want to save $4 per month, you can do it.

    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!!

  • chollecholle Sydney
    Posts: 403Member
    Joined: Nov 21, 2013
    ^^Yup, I think the Big 4 banks all have migrant account schemes. I opened with ANZ.

    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
    31 October 2019: Citizenship Ceremony 🇦🇺

  • rarekingrareking Montreal
    Posts: 466Member
    Joined: Jul 17, 2014
    @TasBurrfoot salamat sir for the inputs. Just checked the site, tama po kayo at mukhang mas detailed Ang mga bagay bagay dun sa site. I will have another option to look into or discuss with my current bank for a more smooth transaction. Only advantage na nakita ko na maaring di ganun ka significant is yung dami ng ATMs ng CBA vs NAB. target namin Adelaide so I guess Kung ano na Lang Siguro ang mas maraming ATMs dun or branches, convenience, location wise.

    IELTS+REMARK - 2MOS | ANZSCO - 3MOS | NT 489 INVITE - 1MO | SA 190 INVITE - 1.5MOS | VISA GRANT - 1.5MOS (15-OCT 2014)

  • icebreaker1928icebreaker1928 Sydney
    Posts: 1,455Member
    Joined: Apr 26, 2011
    #3 is not cheating, even the bank itself is suggesting it.
  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
    Posts: 1,550Member, Moderator
    Joined: Oct 31, 2012
    edited October 2014

    3. Merong monthly fee na aud4 kapag walang 2k deposit monthly pero may lusot daw although I am not suggesting it. I think personally cheating pa din sya. Hanap na Lang agad work para di na makaltasan ng 4aud monthly. Hehe. Pressure.
    How this #3 works?

    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

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  • rarekingrareking Montreal
    Posts: 466Member
    Joined: Jul 17, 2014
    @vhoythoy well its kuha-at-balik method, 2K or more.. I still not prefer to do it though... personal ko lang naman na pananaw... I would rather save $4 by not drinking coke or bawasan junk food ko than by doing it...

    kanya kanya naman opinyon yan.. yun ay akin lamang..

    IELTS+REMARK - 2MOS | ANZSCO - 3MOS | NT 489 INVITE - 1MO | SA 190 INVITE - 1.5MOS | VISA GRANT - 1.5MOS (15-OCT 2014)

  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
    Posts: 1,550Member, Moderator
    Joined: Oct 31, 2012
    edited October 2014
    Ah ok lang pala yan. Ako nga ngaun ko lang nalaman may charge pla si citibank na 10sgd a month kapag hindi umabot maintaining balance. Ilang yrs ko hindi napansin kasi lagi ko zero balance within 2 days after sweldo haha. Uu wala nman kaso yan kahit sa taga banks. Marami naman sila ways to earn income

    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 Brisbane
    Posts: 1,342Member
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Hindi pala allowed mag-import ng pets kapag galing sa Pinas..

    Tsk maiiwan si Bantay at Tagpi... :-<

    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

  • kremitzkremitz North Ryde
    Posts: 1,074Member
    Joined: Apr 17, 2013
    For those na may mga bills sa pinas like pagibig,sss, insirance pamo nyo po binabayaran? Meron bang online payment lang na pwede n bayaran yang tatlo if may account ka bank?i asked sa bpi and bdo wala daw sila eh.

    Occupation: Software Engineer (ANZSCO Code 261313)
    Main applicant : Husband
    April 29, 2013 : ACS Skills assessment
    July 22, 2013 : ACS assessment result
    January 3, 2014: IELTS Result (Take 1 L-8,W,R,S-7)
    January 12, 2013: Lodged EOI (65points)
    January 13, 2013: Invited to apply for visa 189
    February 9, 2014: Lodged visa
    March 1, 2014: Medicals at NHSI
    March 6: email from CO requesting form 80 and hubby's NBI Clearance
    March 25, 2014: visa grant. Thank you lord
    June 8,2014: Hubby arrived in Sydney
    Sept 11,2014: Hubby's first day of work. Thank you Lord!
    Feb 7, 2015 : Baby and I arrived in Sydney
    April 13, 2015: My first day of work :)

  • kremitzkremitz North Ryde
    Posts: 1,074Member
    Joined: Apr 17, 2013
    Maganda kc sana online oayment para fund transfer nlng from au account to ph account.

    Occupation: Software Engineer (ANZSCO Code 261313)
    Main applicant : Husband
    April 29, 2013 : ACS Skills assessment
    July 22, 2013 : ACS assessment result
    January 3, 2014: IELTS Result (Take 1 L-8,W,R,S-7)
    January 12, 2013: Lodged EOI (65points)
    January 13, 2013: Invited to apply for visa 189
    February 9, 2014: Lodged visa
    March 1, 2014: Medicals at NHSI
    March 6: email from CO requesting form 80 and hubby's NBI Clearance
    March 25, 2014: visa grant. Thank you lord
    June 8,2014: Hubby arrived in Sydney
    Sept 11,2014: Hubby's first day of work. Thank you Lord!
    Feb 7, 2015 : Baby and I arrived in Sydney
    April 13, 2015: My first day of work :)

  • icebreaker1928icebreaker1928 Sydney
    Posts: 1,455Member
    Joined: Apr 26, 2011
    For those na may mga bills sa pinas like pagibig,sss, insirance pamo nyo po binabayaran? Meron bang online payment lang na pwede n bayaran yang tatlo if may account ka bank?i asked sa bpi and bdo wala daw sila eh.
    bpiexpressonline gamit ko... marami silang accredited na merchants.
    insurance, meralco etc kasali dun.
    check mo kung kasama sayo...
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