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PDOS for 189

CasseyCassey Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 2,804Member, Moderator
I hope someone can enlighten me what PDOS is, who is it for, and what to expect from it. Do we really need to attend one? How about the appointment - is there a waiting list or not really? How about our kids? Do they need it as well? Kindly please share your experiences. Thanks in advance. :)

June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

"Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

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  • freshmakerfreshmaker North Ryde
    Posts: 43Member
    Joined: Aug 28, 2014
    I am also wondering if holders of PR visas granted IN Australia are still required to attend this PDOS. It is mentioned, though, in the Visa fact sheet that came with the visa grant letter that PR visa holders are required to attend this seminar. Hopefully someone can shed some light. Thanks.

    Civil Engineer : ANZSCO 233211
    13/04/2015 - Lodged EA MSA (online)
    03/07/2015 - Received EA positive outcome
    13/11/2015 - PTE in Perth
    30/12/2015 - Medicals (Bupa Perth)
    17/05/2016 - Submitted EOI for visa 189 (65 pts)
    18/05/2016 - Applied for AFP check
    23/05/2016 - Received AFP check
    25/05/2016 - Received invitation to apply
    09/06/2016 - Lodged visa 189
    11/07/2016 - Direct grant (GSM Brisbane)

  • fgsfgs Cooper Basin
    Posts: 1,066Member
    Joined: Nov 12, 2013
    PDOS(pre departure orientation seminar). They will discuss life in Au etc..it is a requirement of philippine immigration and you cannot leave Ph without the CFO sticker.If your visa is granted in Australia, when tou go for vacation to Ph, you will still ask by immigration of the sticker and therefore required to attend one. In Manila, you need to book online. Pls check the website if minors are required to attend personally. In Cebu, walk-ins only
  • Captain_ACaptain_A AUSTRALIA
    Posts: 2,097Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jul 04, 2012

    18 Mar '16 IELTS Results
    06 Apr '16 EA CDR Skills Assessment submitted
    26 Apr '16 EA Skills Assessment Positive Outcome
    06 May '16 PTE-A Exam
    07 May '16 PTE- A Results & Submitted EOI
    11 May '16 Got ITA
    02 Jun '16 Lodge Visa
    04 Jul '16 Direct Grant

    Believe you can... and you're halfway there.... - Roosevelt

  • freshmakerfreshmaker North Ryde
    Posts: 43Member
    Joined: Aug 28, 2014
    Thanks for the info @fgs @Captain_A

    Civil Engineer : ANZSCO 233211
    13/04/2015 - Lodged EA MSA (online)
    03/07/2015 - Received EA positive outcome
    13/11/2015 - PTE in Perth
    30/12/2015 - Medicals (Bupa Perth)
    17/05/2016 - Submitted EOI for visa 189 (65 pts)
    18/05/2016 - Applied for AFP check
    23/05/2016 - Received AFP check
    25/05/2016 - Received invitation to apply
    09/06/2016 - Lodged visa 189
    11/07/2016 - Direct grant (GSM Brisbane)

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,804Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    @fgs @Captain_A Thank you, kailangan pala talagang umattend... Sana they give exemptions to those who have been living in Au for years.. :)

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • fgsfgs Cooper Basin
    Posts: 1,066Member
    Joined: Nov 12, 2013
    @Cassey no exceptions kahit matagal ka na Au..di na nga relevant mga sasabihin nila don kasi alam mo na..
  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,804Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    @fgs Yun nga sinasabi ko sa hubby ko baka mas alam mo pa yung life dito kesa sa mga speakers. I-overhaul sana nila yung sistema nila. Anyway, we have to abide the law para iwas aberya sa immigration. :)

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • guenbguenb Mandaluyong
    Posts: 470Member
    Joined: Jun 17, 2015
    @Cassey check cfo.gov.ph my sched dun & I think pag kids exempted na

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    07|09|15 - Remarking, unchanged.
    21|03|16 - Submitted to ACS
    30|03|16 - Assessment result, unsuitable, <4years
    27|09|16 - PTE Academic (L76/R55/S31/W88) Sawi!
    08|10|16 - IDP PH IELTS
    12|10|16 - Re-assessment ACS
    21|10|16 - (L:8.5 R:8.0 W:7.0 S:7.5 OBS:8.0) Better!
    28|10|16 - Assessment result, suitable!
    28|10|16 - Lodged EOI for 190/489 (60/65)
    Preparing for PTE Academic...
    Philippians 4:13 "I can do all this through him who gives me strength."

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,804Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    @guenb Thank you. :)

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
    Posts: 1,549Member, Moderator
    Joined: Oct 31, 2012
    edited July 2016
    ideally you should be exempted. pero alam mo naman immigration at airport staff sa pinas, gusto mo ba sumakit ulo mo hehe. last time meron dun sa tax exemption booth hindi alam ano 189 diskumpyado pa na PR visa talaga haha

    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

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,804Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    Hi @vhoythoy Magaattend ako,hehe Kasama ko kasi sa pagbalik daughter ko so ayaw kong maexperience niya yung mahold sa immi. Naku, kawawang 189 holder,hehe

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • kikaykikay North Ryde
    Posts: 158Member
    Joined: Jan 12, 2012
    kelangan pala mag attend dito. @vhoythoy pag alis mo ba ng pinas ung print out lang ng Visa grant ang ipapakita sa immigration?

    263111 (Computer Network and
    Systems Engineer)
    11Mar2016: PTE-A Result: OAS-87
    11Apr2016: ACS Assessment Completed - POSITIVE
    12Apr2016: Submitted EOI Visa 189 (60 points )
    20Apr2016: Submitted EOI Visa 190 (60 points plus SS 5 points if granted)
    27Apr2016: Recieved ITA Visa 189
    02May2016: NBI with HIT released date May16
    16May2016: NBI cleared
    16May2016: Medical St Lukes
    23May2016: Medical cleared. No action Required
    24May2016: Visa Lodgement
    25May2016: Frontloaded all documents including Form80
    04Jun2016 : CO contact asking for FORM80
    12Jul2016 : Golden email --- Visa Grant ---

  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
    Posts: 1,549Member, Moderator
    Joined: Oct 31, 2012
    Yup, plus kapag umattend ka ng pdos may sticker yan sila ilalagay sa passport. Depende sa immigration officer, pwedeng tignan din un. Ewan ko lang ngaun kasi si duterte na president baka medyo maayos na sila haha

    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

  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
    Posts: 1,549Member, Moderator
    Joined: Oct 31, 2012
    Kumuha nalang kung may chance for peace of mind. Halfday lang nman yan and once ka lang kukuha unless mag migrate ka ulit sa ibang bansa habang pinoy passport ka pa

    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

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,804Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    @vhoythoy Pumunta ka ba run 2hrs before nung seminar? Madali lang bang mahanap yung office nila? Hindi kasi ako familiar sa area na yun.. Thank you.

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • jedh_gjedh_g Perth WA
    Posts: 1,403Member, Moderator
    Joined: Mar 11, 2015
    @Cassey check my link below my signature exact na location yon. You will be amazed!

    Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189: ANZSCO 233512 Mechanical Engineer


    Feb. 12, 2016 - Begin PTE-A review & booked exam at Trident
    Mar. 21, 2016 - PTE academic Exam Result PASSED
    (L:66, R:73, S:80, W:67); Thank you Lord!
    LINK http://pinoyau.info/discussion/4233/pte-academic/p156
    Mar. 28, 2016 - Agent updated EOI. Awaiting next round of 189
    April 7, 2016 - Received NSW invite (Visa 190)
    April 13, 2016 - Received 189 invite (8:56 AM). Thank you Lord!
    May 21, 2016 - VISA fee paid to MA. DIBP application received
    May 25, 2016 - NBI clearance certificate forwarded to MA
    May 30, 2016 - 1st CO contact, Team Adelaide (Medicals asked)
    May 31, 2016 - SLEC medical exams with family. Thank you Lord!
    June 1, 2016 - Submit to agent CO request (Wife's NBI, Medicals)
    June 7, 2016 - Youngest son undergone x-ray at SLEC (2nd visit)
    June 14, 2016 - ALL family members "COMPLETED" status to DIBP on medicals
    June 29, 2016 - 2nd CO contact. Requested FORM 815 for son.
    August 4, 2016 VISA GRANT thank you LORD
    August 19, 2016 - PDOS at CFO
    October 26, 2016 - Flight to Sydney (then, fly to Western Australia)
    http://ozbound.goodtimelines.com/timeline/ticker/jedh_g

    Dec. 8, 2016 - Reunited with whole family at Perth

    March 15, 2017 - Landed my first job in WA as pressure vessel inspector (Engineering & Mfg Tradesperson job class)

    JOSHUA 1:9 - I command you. Be strong and steadfast!
    Do not fear nor be dismayed for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,804Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    @jedh_g Thank you. :) Check ko siya. Makati at Quezon City familiar ako pero hindi rito sa Manila hehe May streetview na rin pala ang Phils.

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • jedh_gjedh_g Perth WA
    Posts: 1,403Member, Moderator
    Joined: Mar 11, 2015
    @Cassey if you're coming from QC, madali mo 'to makikita kasi nasa dulo lang sya ng SLEX via Pasay Road intersecting Quirino avenue (Taft)

    Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189: ANZSCO 233512 Mechanical Engineer


    Feb. 12, 2016 - Begin PTE-A review & booked exam at Trident
    Mar. 21, 2016 - PTE academic Exam Result PASSED
    (L:66, R:73, S:80, W:67); Thank you Lord!
    LINK http://pinoyau.info/discussion/4233/pte-academic/p156
    Mar. 28, 2016 - Agent updated EOI. Awaiting next round of 189
    April 7, 2016 - Received NSW invite (Visa 190)
    April 13, 2016 - Received 189 invite (8:56 AM). Thank you Lord!
    May 21, 2016 - VISA fee paid to MA. DIBP application received
    May 25, 2016 - NBI clearance certificate forwarded to MA
    May 30, 2016 - 1st CO contact, Team Adelaide (Medicals asked)
    May 31, 2016 - SLEC medical exams with family. Thank you Lord!
    June 1, 2016 - Submit to agent CO request (Wife's NBI, Medicals)
    June 7, 2016 - Youngest son undergone x-ray at SLEC (2nd visit)
    June 14, 2016 - ALL family members "COMPLETED" status to DIBP on medicals
    June 29, 2016 - 2nd CO contact. Requested FORM 815 for son.
    August 4, 2016 VISA GRANT thank you LORD
    August 19, 2016 - PDOS at CFO
    October 26, 2016 - Flight to Sydney (then, fly to Western Australia)
    http://ozbound.goodtimelines.com/timeline/ticker/jedh_g

    Dec. 8, 2016 - Reunited with whole family at Perth

    March 15, 2017 - Landed my first job in WA as pressure vessel inspector (Engineering & Mfg Tradesperson job class)

    JOSHUA 1:9 - I command you. Be strong and steadfast!
    Do not fear nor be dismayed for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

  • mav14mav14 Sydney
    Posts: 122Member
    Joined: May 09, 2016
    edited July 2016
    @Cassey We went there 1 hour before. Ang daming tao at mahaba pila. 2pm yung start ng orientation pero di kami umabot. Blessing in disguise actually kasi pina-proceed na kami sa orientation. After the orientation na na-process yung papers and passports namin... wala ng pila. Parang mas ok nga na ma-late na lang para derecho orientation hehehe :)

    Mahirap din pala ang parking if you'll bring your own car :)

    261311 Analyst Programmer - Main applicant (me)
    261111 ICT Business Analyst - Dependent (wife)

    31-Mar-2016: IELTS Speaking
    02-Apr-2016: IELTS (LRW)
    04-Apr-2016: ACS Assessment
    08-Apr-2016: ACS Result 7+ years credited (wife)
    11-Apr-2016: ACS Result 10+ years credited (mine)
    15-Apr-2016: IELTS Result (L/R/S/W 7.5/8.0/7.0/6.5) - I needed to reach Proficient level to get +10pts
    15-Apr-2016: IELTS Result (wife got Proficient level)
    18-Apr-2016: PTE-A
    19-Apr-2016: PTE-A Result (L/R/S/W 72/90/90/69) - I finally reached Proficient level
    19-Apr-2016: Lodged EOI (70pts)
    25-Apr-2016: Medical at St. Lukes & NBI Clearance
    27-Apr-2016: Received ITA
    29-Apr-2016: Health Clearance Provided - no action required
    29-Apr-2016: Lodged 189 Visa (Uploaded all recommended docs - No Form 80)
    09-May-2016: Direct Grant!
    10-Sep-2016: Big Move - Sydney!

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,804Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    @jedh_g Salamat sa info. Ngayon navivisualize ko na,hehe :)

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,804Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    @mav14 Thank you sa pagreply. Nung nagpaappointment ba kayo wala namang waiting list/
    Ehehe buti at pinapasok pa kayo, :) Lapit na big move niyo,

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • mav14mav14 Sydney
    Posts: 122Member
    Joined: May 09, 2016
    @Cassey You reserve a slot online. Wala naman waiting list kasi madami naman slots per day (70 ata). When we got there, pumila pa kami for 1 hour pero di na kami umabot sa processing kasi mag-start na yung orientation ng 2pm. They called all those still in line to join the AU/NZ group already. As long as you're there already, kahit nakapila ka pa, they will still let you join the orientation. So medyo sayang din yung pinila namin.

    Actually, may mga na-late pa nga and dumating a few minutes after mag-start yung speaker. Buti pinapasok pa sya hehehe

    261311 Analyst Programmer - Main applicant (me)
    261111 ICT Business Analyst - Dependent (wife)

    31-Mar-2016: IELTS Speaking
    02-Apr-2016: IELTS (LRW)
    04-Apr-2016: ACS Assessment
    08-Apr-2016: ACS Result 7+ years credited (wife)
    11-Apr-2016: ACS Result 10+ years credited (mine)
    15-Apr-2016: IELTS Result (L/R/S/W 7.5/8.0/7.0/6.5) - I needed to reach Proficient level to get +10pts
    15-Apr-2016: IELTS Result (wife got Proficient level)
    18-Apr-2016: PTE-A
    19-Apr-2016: PTE-A Result (L/R/S/W 72/90/90/69) - I finally reached Proficient level
    19-Apr-2016: Lodged EOI (70pts)
    25-Apr-2016: Medical at St. Lukes & NBI Clearance
    27-Apr-2016: Received ITA
    29-Apr-2016: Health Clearance Provided - no action required
    29-Apr-2016: Lodged 189 Visa (Uploaded all recommended docs - No Form 80)
    09-May-2016: Direct Grant!
    10-Sep-2016: Big Move - Sydney!

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,804Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    @mav14 Hehe, wala ngang point na pumila ng maaga kung pagdating ng hapon eh wala naman ng pila. :) Thank you sa input. God bless.

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • Captain_ACaptain_A AUSTRALIA
    Posts: 2,097Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jul 04, 2012
    @Cassey balitaan mo kasi sa experiences mo.. probably sa pinas din kami manggagaling next yr.. TIA

    18 Mar '16 IELTS Results
    06 Apr '16 EA CDR Skills Assessment submitted
    26 Apr '16 EA Skills Assessment Positive Outcome
    06 May '16 PTE-A Exam
    07 May '16 PTE- A Results & Submitted EOI
    11 May '16 Got ITA
    02 Jun '16 Lodge Visa
    04 Jul '16 Direct Grant

    Believe you can... and you're halfway there.... - Roosevelt

  • jedh_gjedh_g Perth WA
    Posts: 1,403Member, Moderator
    Joined: Mar 11, 2015
    GUYS I receive a call from Australia. Her name is Julie from Melbourne. She is from ANZ bank. My debit card was approved! I just need to activate my card upon arrival to their nearest bank branch at Ellenbrook. Haha, I thought grant na @Cassey , @jkk32w

    Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189: ANZSCO 233512 Mechanical Engineer


    Feb. 12, 2016 - Begin PTE-A review & booked exam at Trident
    Mar. 21, 2016 - PTE academic Exam Result PASSED
    (L:66, R:73, S:80, W:67); Thank you Lord!
    LINK http://pinoyau.info/discussion/4233/pte-academic/p156
    Mar. 28, 2016 - Agent updated EOI. Awaiting next round of 189
    April 7, 2016 - Received NSW invite (Visa 190)
    April 13, 2016 - Received 189 invite (8:56 AM). Thank you Lord!
    May 21, 2016 - VISA fee paid to MA. DIBP application received
    May 25, 2016 - NBI clearance certificate forwarded to MA
    May 30, 2016 - 1st CO contact, Team Adelaide (Medicals asked)
    May 31, 2016 - SLEC medical exams with family. Thank you Lord!
    June 1, 2016 - Submit to agent CO request (Wife's NBI, Medicals)
    June 7, 2016 - Youngest son undergone x-ray at SLEC (2nd visit)
    June 14, 2016 - ALL family members "COMPLETED" status to DIBP on medicals
    June 29, 2016 - 2nd CO contact. Requested FORM 815 for son.
    August 4, 2016 VISA GRANT thank you LORD
    August 19, 2016 - PDOS at CFO
    October 26, 2016 - Flight to Sydney (then, fly to Western Australia)
    http://ozbound.goodtimelines.com/timeline/ticker/jedh_g

    Dec. 8, 2016 - Reunited with whole family at Perth

    March 15, 2017 - Landed my first job in WA as pressure vessel inspector (Engineering & Mfg Tradesperson job class)

    JOSHUA 1:9 - I command you. Be strong and steadfast!
    Do not fear nor be dismayed for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,804Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    @Captain_A Sure :) Saang state pala kayo?

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,804Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    @jedh_g That's good :) Handang handa ka na talaga, Lapit na yan!

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • Captain_ACaptain_A AUSTRALIA
    Posts: 2,097Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jul 04, 2012
    @Cassey more likely baka melby na kami.. dun kami mag initial entry sa Nov.. pero from SG.. Q1 ng 2017 kami big move.. still considering sydney and perth..

    GB

    18 Mar '16 IELTS Results
    06 Apr '16 EA CDR Skills Assessment submitted
    26 Apr '16 EA Skills Assessment Positive Outcome
    06 May '16 PTE-A Exam
    07 May '16 PTE- A Results & Submitted EOI
    11 May '16 Got ITA
    02 Jun '16 Lodge Visa
    04 Jul '16 Direct Grant

    Believe you can... and you're halfway there.... - Roosevelt

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,804Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    @Captain_A Ahh i see, :) As early as now baka pwede ka ng tumingin tingin ng jobs sa indeed,hehe Some companies do skype interview from what I've heard. I hope makahanap kayo kagad ng work sa big move niyo.

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • Captain_ACaptain_A AUSTRALIA
    Posts: 2,097Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jul 04, 2012
    @Cassey wow maraming salamat.. all the best!

    18 Mar '16 IELTS Results
    06 Apr '16 EA CDR Skills Assessment submitted
    26 Apr '16 EA Skills Assessment Positive Outcome
    06 May '16 PTE-A Exam
    07 May '16 PTE- A Results & Submitted EOI
    11 May '16 Got ITA
    02 Jun '16 Lodge Visa
    04 Jul '16 Direct Grant

    Believe you can... and you're halfway there.... - Roosevelt

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