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Things to do first "After" arriving in Australia

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  • Pandabelle0405Pandabelle0405 Singapore
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    @egroj1002 wow sir salamat po sa info atleast naging aware po agad kame. Salamat po ng marami. Godbless po sir
  • egroj1002egroj1002 Saudi Arabia
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    @Pandabelle0405 Thanks din po and God bless...

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  • IslanderndCityIslanderndCity Adelaide
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    @kisses1417 sorry di ko na pansin follow-up question mo. saan na po kayo now?

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  • lucid2010lucid2010 Hong Kong Island
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    hello po mga sir.... ung sa medicare po ba ung SSA office ba dapat ang need puntahan in person para makapag apply ng medicare? Nasa Sydney po ako.

    ITong form po ba na to pwede dun na lng sulatan or pwede edit ang pdf?
    http://www.humanservices.gov.au/spw/customer/forms/resources/3101-1306en.pdf
  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
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    edited January 2018
    Get an AMBULANCE COVER for the whole family. This will save you thousand/s of dollar in transport cost and treatment in case any untoward incident happens. In Victoria, the annual fee for a family is just $89. Comparing it to a call out fee of $1200+ if you don’t have a cover, it’s definitely worth it. :)

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
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    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
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    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • GeorgeFowellGeorgeFowell Australia
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    edited February 2018
    Yes, Melbourne is a very nice place.
  • PMPdreamerPMPdreamer Mandaluyong
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    hello, question po. balak po namin mag IED this May and BM next year. may implications po ba kung kukuha na kami ng TFN this year? thanks
  • HeprexHeprex Melbourne
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    @PMPdreamer nope, wala naman, based sa nababasa ko. Pero best option ata na sa big move na kunin yan. Sabi daw pag nakahanap ka daw ng employer at wala ka pang tfn, bibigyan ka daw nila ng form pra fill upan lang. Sila na bahala. Hehe based lang yan sa exp ng iba.

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  • PMPdreamerPMPdreamer Mandaluyong
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    yown! iba ka talaga sir! maraming salamat hehehe
  • JbrosJbros Posts: 34Member
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    hello po, inquire ko lang po kapag mag initial entry sa Australia, passport lang po ba enough na or need lahat ng birth cert, marriage cert kailangan dali namin. Punta lang kami doon ng 4-5 days. Appreciate po your valuable inputs.
  • JbrosJbros Posts: 34Member
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    isa pa po, may minimum number of days po ba po ba kapag mag-initial entry ka lang at you dont plan to stay muna in Australia?
  • PMPdreamerPMPdreamer Mandaluyong
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    question po ulit mga sir, nag simula na ako mag check ng house to rent. Curious lang po, may restrictions (like can only be rented by grannys hehehe) po ba ang pag rent ng granny flat? 3 lang kasi kami. I find it suitable for my family plus mura sha. thanks po sa sasagot
  • dee0829dee0829 Melby
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    @PMPdreamer i think it would depend on the landlord. good luck on your search. you can always give it a try.
  • PMPdreamerPMPdreamer Mandaluyong
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    @dee0829 thanks po, ano po ba common restrictions ng granny flat?
  • dee0829dee0829 Melby
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    @PMPdreamer pets ang common. number of tenants would vary but for sure not more than 3. because I know a couple who has got a baby, ok naman. you can apply and make a nice cover letter.
  • PMPdreamerPMPdreamer Mandaluyong
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    ok po, thanks @dee0829
  • Inday_lakwatsera Inday_lakwatsera singapore
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    @Jbros Nung nag initial entry ako passport lang tinignan although mag print ka pa din ng copy ng grant mo if ever hanapin. yung other hindi na sya kaylangan.
  • Inday_lakwatsera Inday_lakwatsera singapore
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    @Jbros Walang minimum no. of days. kahit overnight ka lang ok na :)
  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
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    @Jbros Just the passport and copy of the visa will do. Wala namang minimum days basta makapaginitial entry,

    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
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    @PMPdreamer Kahit sino, pwedeng magrent ng granny flat. Yun lang yung tawag nila rito, :)

    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
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    Just an unsolicited advice sa mga magbiBIG MOVE, before you go to Au padentist na especially sa mga may kids dahil ubod ng mahal rito, hehe Filling lang is around $200 and up. Tooth Extraction is the same.

    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."

  • PMPdreamerPMPdreamer Mandaluyong
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    @Cassey thanks po
  • UbePandesalUbePandesal Singapore
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    @Cassey Thanks sa Advice...

    "Patience is not about waiting, But the Ability to keep a Good attitude while waiting"

    "Just Remember, Eventually the waiting will pay off"

  • paulinepauline Victoria, Australia
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    hi newbie here.. ano ba course na in demand sa work now sa babae sa au?
  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
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    @PMPdreamer @UbePandesal You’re both welcome, :) Goodluck sa BM. Worth it din na kumuha ng Ambulance cover. Dito sa Vic $89 lang for the whole family and for the whole year na rin. Mahal kasi ang call out nasa $1k.

    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."

  • JeniferWilliamsJeniferWilliams Australia
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    Seriously very important information thanks for sharing.
  • kuberakubera ph
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    @Cassey
    di covered ng medicare and dental needs?
  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
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    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    edited May 2018
    @kubera Hindi siya covered ng Medicare pero kapag child depende kung may Centerlink kayo. Kung titignan, malayo pa ring mura ang pagpapadentist sa atin so kung magagawa sa Phils it’s way better.

    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."

  • PinkMagnoliaPinkMagnolia Quezon City
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    Joined: Jul 28, 2017
    Sorry I can't find a proper forum to ask this, but maybe you have info on how much is the estimated budget for each skilled migrant upon arriving in Aus. What's your style in looking for permanent house and all? We're planning to migrate this year. :)
  • JC45JC45 France
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    Joined: Jun 01, 2018
    Thank you for this article! It is very usefull :)
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