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  • mhejmhej Sydney
    Posts: 202Member
    Joined: May 29, 2013
    edited June 2014
    Sa amin ng partner ko, 2pax, both working and living in Sydney, PR Visa, currently, eto po ang livelihood budget namin good for 2 weeks (based sa timeline ng pasok ng sahod):

    Livelihood Expenses Budget
    Rent $700.00 (350/week)
    Food $300.00
    Toiletries $200.00
    Transportation $240.00
    Daily Allowance $300.00 (15/person/10 days)
    Mobile Phone $60.00
    Entertainment $500.00
    Subtotal $2300.00

    Overbudget kami lagi mag estimate para kapag may sobra, mas masaya. hehehe.

    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..==

  • bookwormbookworm Canberra
    Posts: 588Member
    Joined: Nov 27, 2013
    Guys, save as nyo yung file, don't click it. You should be able to open it after you download. @Marymar, thanks for sharing!

    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!

  • kremitzkremitz North Ryde
    Posts: 1,074Member
    Joined: Apr 17, 2013
    @mhej so 4600 lahat for one month gastos nyo?parang ang mahal hehe

    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 :)

  • moonwitchbleumoonwitchbleu Sydney
    Posts: 459Member
    Joined: Jan 25, 2013
    edited June 2014
    Hi guys, share ko lang din monthly budget namin (4 weeks). 2 adults + 1 baby kami

    Car $500 (including insurance and gas)
    House $600 (we're currently looking for a place to move in, budget $1700 at most)
    Groceries $1000
    Opal $200 (transpo)
    Mobile $100 (hubby's on plan, me on prepaid)
    Others $200

    Subtotal: $2600 (will be $3700 as soon as we get our own place)

    Super higpit na yung budget namin nyan since 1 lang ang nag work so dapat pagkasyahin ang salary ni hubby. Ako naman home-based so I get to take care of our son and earn income, which dine-disregard na lang namin since SG cya.

    Occupation: Software Engineer (ANZSCO Code 261313)
    Feb 02, 2012 - Skill Assessment submission to ACS
    Mar 23, 2013 - IELTS Result - Competent
    Apr 03, 2013 - ACS Assessment Positive
    Apr 06, 2013 - Submitted EOI (190)
    Apr 11, 2013 - Submitted NSW SS (190)
    Apr 16, 2013 - NSW SS Acknowledgment email received
    July 01, 2013 - NSW SS approval letter received
    July 03, 2013 - Skillselect Invite received
    Aug 14, 2013 - Lodged Visa 190
    Aug 16, 2013 - Upload Docs (including NBI Clearance)
    Aug 25, 2013 - Gave Birth
    Sep 20, 2013 - CO Allocated (GSM Adelaide Team 06)
    Sep 22, 2013 - Informed CO of additional dependent (Baby)
    Oct 04, 2013 - Hubby's Medical Uploaded
    Oct 12, 2013 - Medical Uploaded
    Oct 16, 2013 - SG PCC Collected and Uploaded
    Oct 17, 2013 - Form 1022, Baby's Birth Certificate and Passport sent to CO
    Oct 23, 2013 - Baby is included in eVisa
    Oct 30, 2013 - Baby's Medical Uploaded
    Nov 21, 2013 - VISA GRANT (IED: Aug 2014)
    Feb 08, 2014 - Hubby's initial entry
    Feb 13, 2014 - Hubby's Job Offer
    Feb 18, 2014 - Hubby's First Day High :D
    Apr 23, 2014 - Initial Entry (Baby and Me)
    Feb 04, 2015 - My First day high (Home-based perm position)

    Thank you, thank you so much Lord. Life is indeed beautiful :)

  • johnvangiejohnvangie Melbourne
    Posts: 686Member
    Joined: Oct 14, 2013
    @Marymar Got it, Thanks! @bookworm, thanks also :-)

    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 :-)

  • mhejmhej Sydney
    Posts: 202Member
    Joined: May 29, 2013
    @mhej so 4600 lahat for one month gastos nyo?parang ang mahal hehe
    Budget lang yan though. Kasi mas better ng may sobra after mag accounting in a month kesa sa sobrang liit ng budget and in the end, napapagastos lang din kami ng more than expected. Pero overall, I'd say, sa $4600 AUD budget namin in a month, ang talagang nagagastos lang namin is about 60% of it (2700-2800). And that's already living comfortably with excesses such as dinner outs and movie dates.

    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..==

  • kremitzkremitz North Ryde
    Posts: 1,074Member
    Joined: Apr 17, 2013
    @mhej oks. Laki nga nga difference hehe pero tama ka mas ok na yung may sobra :)

    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 :)

  • mhejmhej Sydney
    Posts: 202Member
    Joined: May 29, 2013
    @mhej oks. Laki nga nga difference hehe pero tama ka mas ok na yung may sobra :)
    To each his own, of course. Pero, worth noting na rin na separate pa sa budget namin ang savings and yung pinambabayad ng loan na naiwan namin sa Pinas. So anything na may sobra sa expenses namin, maipapasok pa sa savings. :)

    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..==

  • johnvangiejohnvangie Melbourne
    Posts: 686Member
    Joined: Oct 14, 2013
    Magkano po ang average na i-allot sa transpo during jobhunting? Mahal ba ang pamasahe sa Oz? Ano pong website ang pwede tingnan na may approximate travel fare like www.gotheresg. Thanks!

    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 :-)

  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot Osaka
    Posts: 4,336Member
    Joined: Feb 24, 2011
    Magkano po ang average na i-allot sa transpo during jobhunting? Mahal ba ang pamasahe sa Oz? Ano pong website ang pwede tingnan na may approximate travel fare like www.gotheresg. Thanks!
    This depends kung saan ka mag migrate...

    Like for instance here in Melbourne pretty much straightforward ang fare calculations dito with Zone 1 fare capped at $7.xx per day and Zone 1+2 is capped at $11.xx per day.

    I live in Zone 1 and Zone 2 area hence I am only paying $7.xx (can't remember the exact centimo figures) everyday - mahal pa din compare sa buses and trains diyan sa SG though.

    Nothing like gothere.sg but there here in Melbourne there is the PTV site whereby it will give you directions re: point to point directions for public transportation - no details on the fare but like I have mentioned, that matter is pretty much a straightforward fact naman dito sa Melbourne.

    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!!

  • johnvangiejohnvangie Melbourne
    Posts: 686Member
    Joined: Oct 14, 2013
    @TasBurrfoot Thanks!

    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
    Posts: 2,274Member, Moderator
    Joined: Mar 30, 2013
    30% po ba ang tax diyan? then same sa SG na you have the option to pay it monthly (GIRO)?

    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~

  • ladyinpinkladyinpink Singapore
    Posts: 62Member
    Joined: Apr 10, 2014
    any updated breakdown of weekly or monthly budget po? Melbourne or Sydney sana for 2 adults.
    thank you :)

    main applicant: husband

    ANZSCO 261311

    2013 - IELTS
    07 Feb 14 - submitted ACS skills assessment (Feb 20 - Stage 4)
    11 Apr 14 - Received ACS skills assessment result
    11 Apr 14 - submitted EOI (60 pts - Visa 189 and 190)
    12 May 14 - received invitation to lodge visa 189
    22 May 14 - lodged application for visa 189
    13 Jun 14 - CO allocated
    08 Jul 14 - visa granted - IED Feb 2015 (Thank you Lord!)

  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot Osaka
    Posts: 4,336Member
    Joined: Feb 24, 2011
    any updated breakdown of weekly or monthly budget po? Melbourne or Sydney sana for 2 adults.
    thank you :)
    backread... :)

    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!!

  • ladyinpinkladyinpink Singapore
    Posts: 62Member
    Joined: Apr 10, 2014
    @TasBurrfoot nagbackread na po ako eh, konti lang ang nagshare :)

    main applicant: husband

    ANZSCO 261311

    2013 - IELTS
    07 Feb 14 - submitted ACS skills assessment (Feb 20 - Stage 4)
    11 Apr 14 - Received ACS skills assessment result
    11 Apr 14 - submitted EOI (60 pts - Visa 189 and 190)
    12 May 14 - received invitation to lodge visa 189
    22 May 14 - lodged application for visa 189
    13 Jun 14 - CO allocated
    08 Jul 14 - visa granted - IED Feb 2015 (Thank you Lord!)

  • kremitzkremitz North Ryde
    Posts: 1,074Member
    Joined: Apr 17, 2013
    Buhayin nga naten to. For those na starting out plng jan sa oz bka you can share your weekly or monthly budget.

    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 :)

  • tartakobskytartakobsky Melbourne
    Posts: 276Member
    Joined: Jul 26, 2013
    Ito po family of 3

    1160 rent p/m
    600 grocery p/m
    60 broadband p/m
    60 electric bill p/m
    60 car rego p/m
    19 car insurance p/m
    40 petrol p/m
    400 miscellaneous (padala sa pinas,shopping, eat outside)

    Hope this helps!

    312512
    27-07-13 IELTS/24-10-13 TRA +/25-10-13 EOI for 190/25-10-13 SS Application to SA/19-11-13 Invited for 190/21-11-13 Lodged 190/28-11-13 Medical/16-12-13 Upload SG CoC/17-12-13 Medical cleared/13-01-14 Upload NBI/22-01-14 CO allocated, uploaded additional docs/24-01-14 Thank you Lord! Visa grant/30-04-14 Landed in Adelaide

  • kremitzkremitz North Ryde
    Posts: 1,074Member
    Joined: Apr 17, 2013
    @tartskobsky yung sa car rego. Yun po ba yung monthly installment sa car?fir how many yrs to pay po yan?gusto ko lng dn po magka idea kung kukuha ng car.if installment ba mas maganda o full payment na. Ilang oercent po usually yung interest?and yung insurance fixed napo yan?

    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 :)

  • tartakobskytartakobsky Melbourne
    Posts: 276Member
    Joined: Jul 26, 2013
    @kremitz hi madam, rehistro lang po ito. iba pa po iyong monthly installment kung kukuha kayo new car. Luma na ito kaya cash nabili. Iyong rehistro po ay either 3 months($184) or 12 months($690).

    312512
    27-07-13 IELTS/24-10-13 TRA +/25-10-13 EOI for 190/25-10-13 SS Application to SA/19-11-13 Invited for 190/21-11-13 Lodged 190/28-11-13 Medical/16-12-13 Upload SG CoC/17-12-13 Medical cleared/13-01-14 Upload NBI/22-01-14 CO allocated, uploaded additional docs/24-01-14 Thank you Lord! Visa grant/30-04-14 Landed in Adelaide

  • kremitzkremitz North Ryde
    Posts: 1,074Member
    Joined: Apr 17, 2013
    Ah ok. Yun pla ang rego.lagi ko kc nababasa yun. Thanks @tartakobsky

    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 :)

  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot Osaka
    Posts: 4,336Member
    Joined: Feb 24, 2011
    Ito po family of 3

    1160 rent p/m
    600 grocery p/m
    60 broadband p/m
    60 electric bill p/m
    60 car rego p/m
    19 car insurance p/m
    40 petrol p/m
    400 miscellaneous (padala sa pinas,shopping, eat outside)

    Hope this helps!
    @tartakobsky

    All I can say is wow... mura ng rent ninyo, car insurance and petrol...

    wala pa transportation cost! :)

    good on you mate...

    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!!

  • ImBImB Melbourne
    Posts: 284Member
    Joined: Nov 10, 2013
    Salamat po sa lahat ng nag sshare ng COL nila :)

    Iba talaga ang standard of living nateng mga pinoy. Nagbabasa ko sa expatforum ang minimum salary nila eh 86K for single and 100K yan eh survive pa, not living comfortably.

    External Auditor
    October 2013 - IELTS review started
    November 2013 - Acad IELTS exam (Failed)
    February 2014 - Acad IELTS exam (Passed)
    1 September 2014 - Sent docs to CPA Australia
    15 September 2014 - CPAA requested other information
    18 September 2014 - Sent additional information to CPAA
    1 October 2014 - Received positive skills assessment from CPAA
    1 October 2014 - CPAA requested additional documents for employment assessment
    12 January 2015 - Received employment assessment from CPAA
    12 January 2015 - Requested a review of employment assessment made by CPAA
    1 February 2015 - EOI filed, 60 points
    5 February 2015 - Received amended employment assessment from CPAA (increased work experience)
    5 February 2015 - EOI updated, 65 points
    13 February 2015 - Received invitation to lodge visa
    17 February 2015 - Lodge and paid visa 189
    9 April 2015 - CO allocated (Team Adelaide)
    ................... - Waited for baby to come :)
    17 June 2015 - Sent baby's documents
    1 July 2015 - Uploaded form 80, NBI, Medicals
    8 July 2015 - Visa Grant!! :)
    x January 2016 - Arrived in AU
    x July 2016 - Accepted a Contractor Job
    x October 2016 - Made Permanent

  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot Osaka
    Posts: 4,336Member
    Joined: Feb 24, 2011
    Salamat po sa lahat ng nag sshare ng COL nila :)

    Iba talaga ang standard of living nateng mga pinoy. Nagbabasa ko sa expatforum ang minimum salary nila eh 86K for single and 100K yan eh survive pa, not living comfortably.
    totoo... :)

    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!!

  • tartakobskytartakobsky Melbourne
    Posts: 276Member
    Joined: Jul 26, 2013
    @TasBurrfoot

    Thanks mate hehe living within the means ika nga. Di pa pinapalad magkatrabaho kaya maliit lang kunsumo sa gasolina haha.

    Sa singapore doble nito ang monthly namin, bahay at yaya pa lang. Kaya mura na yan budget na yan pero komportable pa naman. Tiyaga lang sa paghanap ng trabaho.

    312512
    27-07-13 IELTS/24-10-13 TRA +/25-10-13 EOI for 190/25-10-13 SS Application to SA/19-11-13 Invited for 190/21-11-13 Lodged 190/28-11-13 Medical/16-12-13 Upload SG CoC/17-12-13 Medical cleared/13-01-14 Upload NBI/22-01-14 CO allocated, uploaded additional docs/24-01-14 Thank you Lord! Visa grant/30-04-14 Landed in Adelaide

  • peach17peach17 Los Angeles
    Posts: 1,684Member
    Joined: Jan 13, 2013
    Ito po family of 3

    1160 rent p/m
    600 grocery p/m
    60 broadband p/m
    60 electric bill p/m
    60 car rego p/m
    19 car insurance p/m
    40 petrol p/m
    400 miscellaneous (padala sa pinas,shopping, eat outside)

    Hope this helps!
    @tartakobsky, nasa Adelaide pala kayo... :) San po kyong Suburb? :)

    9 January 2013 Received Favorable Response from EA
    18 January 2013 Lodged EOI Application via SkillSelect
    21 January 2013 Received Invitation to Apply for Visa Subclass 189
    26 January 2013 Lodged Visa Application
    18 March 2013 CO Allocated, Team 34 Brisbane
    14 May 2013 Submitted Form 815
    23 May 2013 Submitted updated Form 815 with new passport details
    03 June 2013 VISA Grant! Thank you Jesus :)

  • tartakobskytartakobsky Melbourne
    Posts: 276Member
    Joined: Jul 26, 2013
    @peach17 hello madam, Unley po kami nakahanap ng unit.

    312512
    27-07-13 IELTS/24-10-13 TRA +/25-10-13 EOI for 190/25-10-13 SS Application to SA/19-11-13 Invited for 190/21-11-13 Lodged 190/28-11-13 Medical/16-12-13 Upload SG CoC/17-12-13 Medical cleared/13-01-14 Upload NBI/22-01-14 CO allocated, uploaded additional docs/24-01-14 Thank you Lord! Visa grant/30-04-14 Landed in Adelaide

  • cgmcgm Melbourne
    Posts: 212Member
    Joined: Dec 12, 2013
    We will be moving to Melbourne on 6th November. Looking forward to share our actual budget soon. :)

    By the way, sa mga taga-Melbourne, baka meron kayo ma-refer na apartment 1BR or 2BR north of the city preferably Zone 1. We will be staying on a temporary accommodation arranged by a fellow member ng pinoyau pagdating namin until we can get our own place. Laking blessing talaga niya. :)

    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

  • ErmitonioErmitonio Perth
    Posts: 15Member
    Joined: Sep 20, 2013
    thanks for sharing guys! may kamahalan nga ang cost of living dito, pero mataas naman ang standard of living ano?
  • RyanJayRyanJay Melbourne
    Posts: 232Member
    Joined: Jan 30, 2013
    @Ermitonio - Yep, medyo may kamahalan lalo na pag mahilig kumain sa labas. But if marunong ka mag grocery at magluto, makakatipid ka.

    Analyst Programmer (ANZSCO Code 261311)
    03/18/2013 - ACS submitted
    04/06/2013 - IELTS (BC) - L-7.5 R-7.0 W-7.0 S-6.5
    06/20/2013 - Received ACS positive result (AQF Diploma)
    07/27/2013 - IELTS (BC) - L-7.5 R-9.0 W-6.0 S-7.5
    09/21/2013 - IELTS (IDP) - L-8.5 R-8.5 W-8.0 S-7.0 (Thank God!)
    10/08/2013 - VIC SS application
    10/24/2013 - VIC SS approved/Skillselect Invitation
    10/30/2013 - Lodge Online Visa 190
    10/31/2013 - NBI
    11/15/2013 - Medicals Done (w/ wife and 2 kids)
    12/05/2013 - CO Team 7 Adelaide (LM)
    01/16/2014 - CO asked additional documents (contract, ITR, payslip, wife's form 80)
    01/24/2014 - Uploaded additional documents
    02/10/2014 - Visa Granted! Glory to God (IED - Jun. 11 2014)
    03/16/2014 - Arrived in Melbourne

    04/30/2014 - Started Job as Web Developer

    For nothing is impossible with God. - Luke 1:37

  • RyanJayRyanJay Melbourne
    Posts: 232Member
    Joined: Jan 30, 2013
    Ito po ang budget namin a week (2 Adults 2 Kids) here in Melbourne:

    Rent: 280/week
    Car: 96/week (Car Loan)
    Myki: 61/week
    Food/Grocery: 150/week
    Electric Bill: more or less 15/week
    Broadband Bundle (Mobile and Internet): 22/week
    Water: around 6/week
    Petrol: 10/week
    Misc Expenses (movies/gala/kain sa labas): 120/week

    Analyst Programmer (ANZSCO Code 261311)
    03/18/2013 - ACS submitted
    04/06/2013 - IELTS (BC) - L-7.5 R-7.0 W-7.0 S-6.5
    06/20/2013 - Received ACS positive result (AQF Diploma)
    07/27/2013 - IELTS (BC) - L-7.5 R-9.0 W-6.0 S-7.5
    09/21/2013 - IELTS (IDP) - L-8.5 R-8.5 W-8.0 S-7.0 (Thank God!)
    10/08/2013 - VIC SS application
    10/24/2013 - VIC SS approved/Skillselect Invitation
    10/30/2013 - Lodge Online Visa 190
    10/31/2013 - NBI
    11/15/2013 - Medicals Done (w/ wife and 2 kids)
    12/05/2013 - CO Team 7 Adelaide (LM)
    01/16/2014 - CO asked additional documents (contract, ITR, payslip, wife's form 80)
    01/24/2014 - Uploaded additional documents
    02/10/2014 - Visa Granted! Glory to God (IED - Jun. 11 2014)
    03/16/2014 - Arrived in Melbourne

    04/30/2014 - Started Job as Web Developer

    For nothing is impossible with God. - Luke 1:37

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