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Advice for Working Visa: 189 vs 190 vs 491

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  • gyozagyoza Posts: 41Member
    Joined: Sep 15, 2019

    @MACINOZ2023 said:
    BM po, Big Move to AU. :)

    wahahaha thank you! pano pla yun..pg naggrant na ng visa.. ano usual un first entry date?

  • gyozagyoza Posts: 41Member
    Joined: Sep 15, 2019

    @MLBS said:
    I was invited for 491 back in Feb 2020, lodged in April and granted Oct 2020. Mabagal grant saken because it was the peak of COVID and inuuna nila nurses. In my personal case, I was glad that I lodged it back then at hindi ako choosy kasi I would never know na by April 2020, hindi na sila mag iinvite ng Electronics engineers until now. I lodged with a total of 95 pts back then, pero kahit ngayon ako maglodge with 105 pts, no chance na mainvite ako at all. Kung hindi ko tinake 491 I would be stuck in a student visa pa rin hanggang ngayon and extend lang ng extend. Glad na hindi ako choosy back then and immediately took what I could. Almost halfway na ako sa 3 yr regional stay requirement - ang bilis lang ng panahon. Tip now is take whatever you get.

    Thank you and congratulations! lapit na!

  • Desert_CowboyDesert_Cowboy Port Macquarie
    Posts: 187Member
    Joined: Mar 15, 2019

    @gyoza said:

    @MACINOZ2023 said:
    BM po, Big Move to AU. :)

    wahahaha thank you! pano pla yun..pg naggrant na ng visa.. ano usual un first entry date?

    You can enter Australia the day your visa is granted. Pero usually kasi, it would take months to prepare and settle things first. Remember na you are not going their to work lang but to live. So matinding preparation ang kailangan. Date of entry pla is within 1 year from visa grant.

    234611 MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST

    491 FS : 90 pts
    Age: 30
    Experience: 10
    Degree: 15
    English : 20
    Sponsor: 15
    Assessing Authority: AIMS

    TIMELINE
    25 June 2016 ----------- IELTS exam (L: 7.5 R: 8.5 W: 6.5 S: 6.5) 7.5 overall
    25 February 2019 -----------Documents for First stage Assessment sent to AIMS through Philpost
    4 March 2019 -----------Documents for First stage Assessment received by AIMS
    3 May 2019 -----------First stage Assessment result received
    5 September 2019 -----------Second Stage Assessment (Examination) in Riyadh
    12 November 2019 -----------AIMS examination result received (Passed)
    11 October 2020 -----------PTE exam (Superior R:90 S:90 L: 90 W:90) I can't believe this
    12 October 2020 -----------EOI submitted (491, 190, 189)
    14 November 2020 -----------EOI updated (+5 points due to additional experience)
    29 October 2021 ------------EOI for visa 491 Family Sponsored invited. I was aiming for 189 but I can't let this pass. Its
    now or never. Passport used for EOI expired.
    6 December 2021 -----------Passport renewed
    8 December 2021 -----------491 Visa lodged
    5 January 2022 -----------Medicals
    15 February 2022 ------------ VISA GRANTED! Family of 6 - Direct grant.
    A long journey, but a longer journey ahead. Keep the faith!

  • AisforappleAisforapple Posts: 39Member
    Joined: Dec 23, 2021

    Hi! I am planning to lodge my visa application tomorrow, subclass 491 po. Did you have the english test score report notarized? And nagsubmit din ba kayo ng form 80 and form 1221?

  • Desert_CowboyDesert_Cowboy Port Macquarie
    Posts: 187Member
    Joined: Mar 15, 2019

    @Aisforapple said:
    Hi! I am planning to lodge my visa application tomorrow, subclass 491 po. Did you have the english test score report notarized? And nagsubmit din ba kayo ng form 80 and form 1221?

    Form 80 at form 956 lang ata ung akin. Pero dagdag mo na din mam. The more the merrier.

    234611 MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST

    491 FS : 90 pts
    Age: 30
    Experience: 10
    Degree: 15
    English : 20
    Sponsor: 15
    Assessing Authority: AIMS

    TIMELINE
    25 June 2016 ----------- IELTS exam (L: 7.5 R: 8.5 W: 6.5 S: 6.5) 7.5 overall
    25 February 2019 -----------Documents for First stage Assessment sent to AIMS through Philpost
    4 March 2019 -----------Documents for First stage Assessment received by AIMS
    3 May 2019 -----------First stage Assessment result received
    5 September 2019 -----------Second Stage Assessment (Examination) in Riyadh
    12 November 2019 -----------AIMS examination result received (Passed)
    11 October 2020 -----------PTE exam (Superior R:90 S:90 L: 90 W:90) I can't believe this
    12 October 2020 -----------EOI submitted (491, 190, 189)
    14 November 2020 -----------EOI updated (+5 points due to additional experience)
    29 October 2021 ------------EOI for visa 491 Family Sponsored invited. I was aiming for 189 but I can't let this pass. Its
    now or never. Passport used for EOI expired.
    6 December 2021 -----------Passport renewed
    8 December 2021 -----------491 Visa lodged
    5 January 2022 -----------Medicals
    15 February 2022 ------------ VISA GRANTED! Family of 6 - Direct grant.
    A long journey, but a longer journey ahead. Keep the faith!

  • Lou27Lou27 Posts: 70Member
    Joined: May 29, 2020

    @Desert_Cowboy said:

    @Aisforapple said:
    Hi! I am planning to lodge my visa application tomorrow, subclass 491 po. Did you have the english test score report notarized? And nagsubmit din ba kayo ng form 80 and form 1221?

    Form 80 at form 956 lang ata ung akin. Pero dagdag mo na din mam. The more the merrier.

    Hello, @Desert_Cowboy ! Saang stage po ng application hinihingi ang forms 80 and 956?

  • Desert_CowboyDesert_Cowboy Port Macquarie
    Posts: 187Member
    Joined: Mar 15, 2019

    @Lou27 said:

    @Desert_Cowboy said:

    @Aisforapple said:
    Hi! I am planning to lodge my visa application tomorrow, subclass 491 po. Did you have the english test score report notarized? And nagsubmit din ba kayo ng form 80 and form 1221?

    Form 80 at form 956 lang ata ung akin. Pero dagdag mo na din mam. The more the merrier.

    Hello, @Desert_Cowboy ! Saang stage po ng application hinihingi ang forms 80 and 956?

    May chance na magkakaroon ka ng CO contact at hingin un. May nakapagsabing wala pa daw kasing nadidirect grant na hindi nagfrontload ng form 80.

    234611 MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST

    491 FS : 90 pts
    Age: 30
    Experience: 10
    Degree: 15
    English : 20
    Sponsor: 15
    Assessing Authority: AIMS

    TIMELINE
    25 June 2016 ----------- IELTS exam (L: 7.5 R: 8.5 W: 6.5 S: 6.5) 7.5 overall
    25 February 2019 -----------Documents for First stage Assessment sent to AIMS through Philpost
    4 March 2019 -----------Documents for First stage Assessment received by AIMS
    3 May 2019 -----------First stage Assessment result received
    5 September 2019 -----------Second Stage Assessment (Examination) in Riyadh
    12 November 2019 -----------AIMS examination result received (Passed)
    11 October 2020 -----------PTE exam (Superior R:90 S:90 L: 90 W:90) I can't believe this
    12 October 2020 -----------EOI submitted (491, 190, 189)
    14 November 2020 -----------EOI updated (+5 points due to additional experience)
    29 October 2021 ------------EOI for visa 491 Family Sponsored invited. I was aiming for 189 but I can't let this pass. Its
    now or never. Passport used for EOI expired.
    6 December 2021 -----------Passport renewed
    8 December 2021 -----------491 Visa lodged
    5 January 2022 -----------Medicals
    15 February 2022 ------------ VISA GRANTED! Family of 6 - Direct grant.
    A long journey, but a longer journey ahead. Keep the faith!

  • hrrivshrrivs Posts: 54Member
    Joined: Oct 29, 2021

    Hello! For 491 visa applicants, ano po sinagot nyo sa Question no. 24 of Form 80 - Are you applying for a temporary visa? Yes or No? Thank you.

  • tigerlancetigerlance Philippines
    Posts: 562Member
    Joined: Mar 09, 2018

    19/04/2011 IELTS Competent L:7.0, R: 7.5, W: 6.0, S: 6.0, OBS: 6.5
    27/03/2018 PTE Proficient L:73, R: 70, W: 73, S: 78, OBS: 71
    07/07/2018 Received Passport (10 years expiry)
    08/08/2018 Received Driver's Licence 5 years
    09/10/2018 0600H EA Queued for Assessment
    29/10/2018 0530H Assessment in Progress
    29/10/2018 1200H Outcome Received (Positive)
    16/11/2019 1326H EOI Lodged 491 Family Sponsored 90 pts.
    28/11/2019 NBI Application. (HIT)
    09/12/2019 NBI Clearance Claimed at NBI Ermita for Faster processing
    09/01/2020 2100H ITA 491
    14/01/2020 Received Sponsorship Documents
    20/01/2020 Payroll Statement of Account
    27/01/2020 E medical at Nationwide Baguio
    28/01/2020 E medical No Action Required. Nationwide Submitted to DHA
    29/01/2020 Received Current Payslip
    02/02/2020 SSS Inquiry System
    07/02/2020 Reference Letter Current
    07/02/2020 Provident Fund Update
    10/02/2020 Polio Vaccination Certificate
    12/02/2020 BIR Form 2316 updated to 2019
    15/02/2020 Lodgment of Visa. Frontloaded all Docs including Form 80, 1221, 1281, medicals as per guidelines
    18/02/2020 Form 1023
    07/05/2020 CO allocated
    27/10/2020 Direct Grant. No CO Contact.
    19/05/2022 The Big Move

  • RheaMARN1171933RheaMARN1171933 Posts: 2,686Member, Administrator, Moderator
    Joined: Mar 10, 2016

    @hrrivs said:
    Hello! For 491 visa applicants, ano po sinagot nyo sa Question no. 24 of Form 80 - Are you applying for a temporary visa? Yes or No? Thank you.

    491 visa is not a temporary visa, it’s a provisional visa

  • Desert_CowboyDesert_Cowboy Port Macquarie
    Posts: 187Member
    Joined: Mar 15, 2019

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @hrrivs said:
    Hello! For 491 visa applicants, ano po sinagot nyo sa Question no. 24 of Form 80 - Are you applying for a temporary visa? Yes or No? Thank you.

    491 visa is not a temporary visa, it’s a provisional visa

    Tama po. Naconfuse din ako dito nung una. Provisional visa means that if you satisfy the provisions, you will be eligible to apply for PR.
    Temporary visa have no direct pathway to PR.
    Sa Medicals mo din in the future, u have to select Permanent dun sa purpose.

    234611 MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST

    491 FS : 90 pts
    Age: 30
    Experience: 10
    Degree: 15
    English : 20
    Sponsor: 15
    Assessing Authority: AIMS

    TIMELINE
    25 June 2016 ----------- IELTS exam (L: 7.5 R: 8.5 W: 6.5 S: 6.5) 7.5 overall
    25 February 2019 -----------Documents for First stage Assessment sent to AIMS through Philpost
    4 March 2019 -----------Documents for First stage Assessment received by AIMS
    3 May 2019 -----------First stage Assessment result received
    5 September 2019 -----------Second Stage Assessment (Examination) in Riyadh
    12 November 2019 -----------AIMS examination result received (Passed)
    11 October 2020 -----------PTE exam (Superior R:90 S:90 L: 90 W:90) I can't believe this
    12 October 2020 -----------EOI submitted (491, 190, 189)
    14 November 2020 -----------EOI updated (+5 points due to additional experience)
    29 October 2021 ------------EOI for visa 491 Family Sponsored invited. I was aiming for 189 but I can't let this pass. Its
    now or never. Passport used for EOI expired.
    6 December 2021 -----------Passport renewed
    8 December 2021 -----------491 Visa lodged
    5 January 2022 -----------Medicals
    15 February 2022 ------------ VISA GRANTED! Family of 6 - Direct grant.
    A long journey, but a longer journey ahead. Keep the faith!

  • tigerlancetigerlance Philippines
    Posts: 562Member
    Joined: Mar 09, 2018

    @Desert_Cowboy said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @hrrivs said:
    Hello! For 491 visa applicants, ano po sinagot nyo sa Question no. 24 of Form 80 - Are you applying for a temporary visa? Yes or No? Thank you.

    491 visa is not a temporary visa, it’s a provisional visa

    Tama po. Naconfuse din ako dito nung una. Provisional visa means that if you satisfy the provisions, you will be eligible to apply for PR.
    Temporary visa have no direct pathway to PR.
    Sa Medicals mo din in the future, u have to select Permanent dun sa purpose.

    Nung nagpamedical ako sa Nationwide Baguio, hindi nila chineck as permanent. Mas mahal ng konti ang
    medicals ng permandent like 189 and 190 compared sa 491.

    Saka if permanent siya, sana nakabiyahe na nung pandemic ang mga 491.

    19/04/2011 IELTS Competent L:7.0, R: 7.5, W: 6.0, S: 6.0, OBS: 6.5
    27/03/2018 PTE Proficient L:73, R: 70, W: 73, S: 78, OBS: 71
    07/07/2018 Received Passport (10 years expiry)
    08/08/2018 Received Driver's Licence 5 years
    09/10/2018 0600H EA Queued for Assessment
    29/10/2018 0530H Assessment in Progress
    29/10/2018 1200H Outcome Received (Positive)
    16/11/2019 1326H EOI Lodged 491 Family Sponsored 90 pts.
    28/11/2019 NBI Application. (HIT)
    09/12/2019 NBI Clearance Claimed at NBI Ermita for Faster processing
    09/01/2020 2100H ITA 491
    14/01/2020 Received Sponsorship Documents
    20/01/2020 Payroll Statement of Account
    27/01/2020 E medical at Nationwide Baguio
    28/01/2020 E medical No Action Required. Nationwide Submitted to DHA
    29/01/2020 Received Current Payslip
    02/02/2020 SSS Inquiry System
    07/02/2020 Reference Letter Current
    07/02/2020 Provident Fund Update
    10/02/2020 Polio Vaccination Certificate
    12/02/2020 BIR Form 2316 updated to 2019
    15/02/2020 Lodgment of Visa. Frontloaded all Docs including Form 80, 1221, 1281, medicals as per guidelines
    18/02/2020 Form 1023
    07/05/2020 CO allocated
    27/10/2020 Direct Grant. No CO Contact.
    19/05/2022 The Big Move

  • hrrivshrrivs Posts: 54Member
    Joined: Oct 29, 2021

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @hrrivs said:
    Hello! For 491 visa applicants, ano po sinagot nyo sa Question no. 24 of Form 80 - Are you applying for a temporary visa? Yes or No? Thank you.

    491 visa is not a temporary visa, it’s a provisional visa

    Hi po! So> @tigerlance said:

    @Desert_Cowboy said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @hrrivs said:
    Hello! For 491 visa applicants, ano po sinagot nyo sa Question no. 24 of Form 80 - Are you applying for a temporary visa? Yes or No? Thank you.

    491 visa is not a temporary visa, it’s a provisional visa

    Tama po. Naconfuse din ako dito nung una. Provisional visa means that if you satisfy the provisions, you will be eligible to apply for PR.
    Temporary visa have no direct pathway to PR.
    Sa Medicals mo din in the future, u have to select Permanent dun sa purpose.

    Nung nagpamedical ako sa Nationwide Baguio, hindi nila chineck as permanent. Mas mahal ng konti ang
    medicals ng permandent like 189 and 190 compared sa 491.

    Saka if permanent siya, sana nakabiyahe na nung pandemic ang mga 491.

    Hi po! Thank you. Last time I did po the medical sa St. Lukes, they selected permanent. Wala po kasi provisional so it was treated as permanent? Medyo na-confuse din po ako that time.

  • hrrivshrrivs Posts: 54Member
    Joined: Oct 29, 2021

    @Desert_Cowboy said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @hrrivs said:
    Hello! For 491 visa applicants, ano po sinagot nyo sa Question no. 24 of Form 80 - Are you applying for a temporary visa? Yes or No? Thank you.

    491 visa is not a temporary visa, it’s a provisional visa

    Tama po. Naconfuse din ako dito nung una. Provisional visa means that if you satisfy the provisions, you will be eligible to apply for PR.
    Temporary visa have no direct pathway to PR.
    Sa Medicals mo din in the future, u have to select Permanent dun sa purpose.

    Tama po, nakakalito. Hehe. So No na din po ang nilagay nyo sa Form 80? Thank you po! :)

  • hrrivshrrivs Posts: 54Member
    Joined: Oct 29, 2021

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @hrrivs said:
    Hello! For 491 visa applicants, ano po sinagot nyo sa Question no. 24 of Form 80 - Are you applying for a temporary visa? Yes or No? Thank you.

    491 visa is not a temporary visa, it’s a provisional visa

    Thank you po for the clarification! :)

  • RheaMARN1171933RheaMARN1171933 Posts: 2,686Member, Administrator, Moderator
    Joined: Mar 10, 2016

    @hrrivs said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @hrrivs said:
    Hello! For 491 visa applicants, ano po sinagot nyo sa Question no. 24 of Form 80 - Are you applying for a temporary visa? Yes or No? Thank you.

    491 visa is not a temporary visa, it’s a provisional visa

    Thank you po for the clarification! :)

    Just to further clarify, a provisional visa is also a type of temporary visa which provides a permanent pathway. We don’t really use the term temporary visa for 491 because it’s a visa which can lead to a permanent residence so provisional visa is a more appropriate term.

  • hrrivshrrivs Posts: 54Member
    Joined: Oct 29, 2021

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @hrrivs said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @hrrivs said:
    Hello! For 491 visa applicants, ano po sinagot nyo sa Question no. 24 of Form 80 - Are you applying for a temporary visa? Yes or No? Thank you.

    491 visa is not a temporary visa, it’s a provisional visa

    Thank you po for the clarification! :)

    Just to further clarify, a provisional visa is also a type of temporary visa which provides a permanent pathway. We don’t really use the term temporary visa for 491 because it’s a visa which can lead to a permanent residence so provisional visa is a more appropriate term.

    Thank you po. So in answering the form, should I tick yes or no po?

  • Desert_CowboyDesert_Cowboy Port Macquarie
    Posts: 187Member
    Joined: Mar 15, 2019

    @tigerlance said:

    @Desert_Cowboy said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @hrrivs said:
    Hello! For 491 visa applicants, ano po sinagot nyo sa Question no. 24 of Form 80 - Are you applying for a temporary visa? Yes or No? Thank you.

    491 visa is not a temporary visa, it’s a provisional visa

    Tama po. Naconfuse din ako dito nung una. Provisional visa means that if you satisfy the provisions, you will be eligible to apply for PR.
    Temporary visa have no direct pathway to PR.
    Sa Medicals mo din in the future, u have to select Permanent dun sa purpose.

    Nung nagpamedical ako sa Nationwide Baguio, hindi nila chineck as permanent. Mas mahal ng konti ang
    medicals ng permandent like 189 and 190 compared sa 491.

    Saka if permanent siya, sana nakabiyahe na nung pandemic ang mga 491.

    Nagpamedical din ako sa NationWide Baguio. Permanent or Temporary lang options dun. Ung tests required for 491 is same sa tests required for Permanent Visa. For adults, HIV, X Ray, Urine Analysis at Physical Exam. Un din nakalagay sa eMedical Reference Letter from DHA.

    234611 MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST

    491 FS : 90 pts
    Age: 30
    Experience: 10
    Degree: 15
    English : 20
    Sponsor: 15
    Assessing Authority: AIMS

    TIMELINE
    25 June 2016 ----------- IELTS exam (L: 7.5 R: 8.5 W: 6.5 S: 6.5) 7.5 overall
    25 February 2019 -----------Documents for First stage Assessment sent to AIMS through Philpost
    4 March 2019 -----------Documents for First stage Assessment received by AIMS
    3 May 2019 -----------First stage Assessment result received
    5 September 2019 -----------Second Stage Assessment (Examination) in Riyadh
    12 November 2019 -----------AIMS examination result received (Passed)
    11 October 2020 -----------PTE exam (Superior R:90 S:90 L: 90 W:90) I can't believe this
    12 October 2020 -----------EOI submitted (491, 190, 189)
    14 November 2020 -----------EOI updated (+5 points due to additional experience)
    29 October 2021 ------------EOI for visa 491 Family Sponsored invited. I was aiming for 189 but I can't let this pass. Its
    now or never. Passport used for EOI expired.
    6 December 2021 -----------Passport renewed
    8 December 2021 -----------491 Visa lodged
    5 January 2022 -----------Medicals
    15 February 2022 ------------ VISA GRANTED! Family of 6 - Direct grant.
    A long journey, but a longer journey ahead. Keep the faith!

  • hrrivshrrivs Posts: 54Member
    Joined: Oct 29, 2021

    @Desert_Cowboy said:

    @tigerlance said:

    @Desert_Cowboy said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @hrrivs said:
    Hello! For 491 visa applicants, ano po sinagot nyo sa Question no. 24 of Form 80 - Are you applying for a temporary visa? Yes or No? Thank you.

    491 visa is not a temporary visa, it’s a provisional visa

    Tama po. Naconfuse din ako dito nung una. Provisional visa means that if you satisfy the provisions, you will be eligible to apply for PR.
    Temporary visa have no direct pathway to PR.
    Sa Medicals mo din in the future, u have to select Permanent dun sa purpose.

    Nung nagpamedical ako sa Nationwide Baguio, hindi nila chineck as permanent. Mas mahal ng konti ang
    medicals ng permandent like 189 and 190 compared sa 491.

    Saka if permanent siya, sana nakabiyahe na nung pandemic ang mga 491.

    Nagpamedical din ako sa NationWide Baguio. Permanent or Temporary lang options dun. Ung tests required for 491 is same sa tests required for Permanent Visa. For adults, HIV, X Ray, Urine Analysis at Physical Exam. Un din nakalagay sa eMedical Reference Letter from DHA.

    Hello po! Clarify ko lang po if No po ang sinagot nyo sa question? Thanks po!

  • teemerteemer Posts: 8Member
    Joined: Jun 26, 2021

    madali lang po ba maghanap ng work sa regional area ng nsw ang developer programmer at IT business analyst?

  • haringkingkingharingkingking Adelaide
    Posts: 249Member
    Joined: Feb 17, 2020

    @teemer said:
    madali lang po ba maghanap ng work sa regional area ng nsw ang developer programmer at IT business analyst?

    Try checking po sa Seek and sa LinkedIn para magka-idea po kayo :) Good luck!

  • Desert_CowboyDesert_Cowboy Port Macquarie
    Posts: 187Member
    Joined: Mar 15, 2019

    @hrrivs said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @hrrivs said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @hrrivs said:
    Hello! For 491 visa applicants, ano po sinagot nyo sa Question no. 24 of Form 80 - Are you applying for a temporary visa? Yes or No? Thank you.

    491 visa is not a temporary visa, it’s a provisional visa

    Thank you po for the clarification! :)

    Just to further clarify, a provisional visa is also a type of temporary visa which provides a permanent pathway. We don’t really use the term temporary visa for 491 because it’s a visa which can lead to a permanent residence so provisional visa is a more appropriate term.

    Thank you po. So in answering the form, should I tick yes or no po?

    No cguro. Ung agent > @hrrivs said:

    @Desert_Cowboy said:

    @tigerlance said:

    @Desert_Cowboy said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @hrrivs said:
    Hello! For 491 visa applicants, ano po sinagot nyo sa Question no. 24 of Form 80 - Are you applying for a temporary visa? Yes or No? Thank you.

    491 visa is not a temporary visa, it’s a provisional visa

    Tama po. Naconfuse din ako dito nung una. Provisional visa means that if you satisfy the provisions, you will be eligible to apply for PR.
    Temporary visa have no direct pathway to PR.
    Sa Medicals mo din in the future, u have to select Permanent dun sa purpose.

    Nung nagpamedical ako sa Nationwide Baguio, hindi nila chineck as permanent. Mas mahal ng konti ang
    medicals ng permandent like 189 and 190 compared sa 491.

    Saka if permanent siya, sana nakabiyahe na nung pandemic ang mga 491.

    Nagpamedical din ako sa NationWide Baguio. Permanent or Temporary lang options dun. Ung tests required for 491 is same sa tests required for Permanent Visa. For adults, HIV, X Ray, Urine Analysis at Physical Exam. Un din nakalagay sa eMedical Reference Letter from DHA.

    Hello po! Clarify ko lang po if No po ang sinagot nyo sa question? Thanks po!

    Yes sinagot ko kasi considered as permanent ung 491 the purpose of health check. Pero it doesn't matter as long as sundin mo ung nasa eMedical Reference letter ng DHA.

    234611 MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST

    491 FS : 90 pts
    Age: 30
    Experience: 10
    Degree: 15
    English : 20
    Sponsor: 15
    Assessing Authority: AIMS

    TIMELINE
    25 June 2016 ----------- IELTS exam (L: 7.5 R: 8.5 W: 6.5 S: 6.5) 7.5 overall
    25 February 2019 -----------Documents for First stage Assessment sent to AIMS through Philpost
    4 March 2019 -----------Documents for First stage Assessment received by AIMS
    3 May 2019 -----------First stage Assessment result received
    5 September 2019 -----------Second Stage Assessment (Examination) in Riyadh
    12 November 2019 -----------AIMS examination result received (Passed)
    11 October 2020 -----------PTE exam (Superior R:90 S:90 L: 90 W:90) I can't believe this
    12 October 2020 -----------EOI submitted (491, 190, 189)
    14 November 2020 -----------EOI updated (+5 points due to additional experience)
    29 October 2021 ------------EOI for visa 491 Family Sponsored invited. I was aiming for 189 but I can't let this pass. Its
    now or never. Passport used for EOI expired.
    6 December 2021 -----------Passport renewed
    8 December 2021 -----------491 Visa lodged
    5 January 2022 -----------Medicals
    15 February 2022 ------------ VISA GRANTED! Family of 6 - Direct grant.
    A long journey, but a longer journey ahead. Keep the faith!

  • margotrobbinsmargotrobbins Posts: 41Member
    Joined: Oct 10, 2021

    Hello, kamusta po ang invites sa mga accountants ngayon? miracle pa din ba mainvite mga offshore accountants?

  • gemmaligayagemmaligaya Philippines
    Posts: 26Member
    Joined: Aug 10, 2021

    @margotrobbins said:
    Hello, kamusta po ang invites sa mga accountants ngayon? miracle pa din ba mainvite mga offshore accountants?

    Hoping there our accountants are getting invites 🙏

  • hrrivshrrivs Posts: 54Member
    Joined: Oct 29, 2021

    @Desert_Cowboy said:

    @hrrivs said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @hrrivs said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @hrrivs said:
    Hello! For 491 visa applicants, ano po sinagot nyo sa Question no. 24 of Form 80 - Are you applying for a temporary visa? Yes or No? Thank you.

    491 visa is not a temporary visa, it’s a provisional visa

    Thank you po for the clarification! :)

    Just to further clarify, a provisional visa is also a type of temporary visa which provides a permanent pathway. We don’t really use the term temporary visa for 491 because it’s a visa which can lead to a permanent residence so provisional visa is a more appropriate term.

    Thank you po. So in answering the form, should I tick yes or no po?

    No cguro. Ung agent > @hrrivs said:

    @Desert_Cowboy said:

    @tigerlance said:

    @Desert_Cowboy said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @hrrivs said:
    Hello! For 491 visa applicants, ano po sinagot nyo sa Question no. 24 of Form 80 - Are you applying for a temporary visa? Yes or No? Thank you.

    491 visa is not a temporary visa, it’s a provisional visa

    Tama po. Naconfuse din ako dito nung una. Provisional visa means that if you satisfy the provisions, you will be eligible to apply for PR.
    Temporary visa have no direct pathway to PR.
    Sa Medicals mo din in the future, u have to select Permanent dun sa purpose.

    Nung nagpamedical ako sa Nationwide Baguio, hindi nila chineck as permanent. Mas mahal ng konti ang
    medicals ng permandent like 189 and 190 compared sa 491.

    Saka if permanent siya, sana nakabiyahe na nung pandemic ang mga 491.

    Nagpamedical din ako sa NationWide Baguio. Permanent or Temporary lang options dun. Ung tests required for 491 is same sa tests required for Permanent Visa. For adults, HIV, X Ray, Urine Analysis at Physical Exam. Un din nakalagay sa eMedical Reference Letter from DHA.

    Hello po! Clarify ko lang po if No po ang sinagot nyo sa question? Thanks po!

    Yes sinagot ko kasi considered as permanent ung 491 the purpose of health check. Pero it doesn't matter as long as sundin mo ung nasa eMedical Reference letter ng DHA.

    Noted po. Maraming salamat po! :)

  • AisforappleAisforapple Posts: 39Member
    Joined: Dec 23, 2021

    Thank you! 🙏

    @Desert_Cowboy said:

    @Aisforapple said:
    Hi! I am planning to lodge my visa application tomorrow, subclass 491 po. Did you have the english test score report notarized? And nagsubmit din ba kayo ng form 80 and form 1221?

    Form 80 at form 956 lang ata ung akin. Pero dagdag mo na din mam. The more the merrier.

  • AisforappleAisforapple Posts: 39Member
    Joined: Dec 23, 2021

    Hello! May idea kayo bakit nag ppayment failed declined sa visa application? Debit card ng partner ko ang gamit. Naka 2x na pero ayaw pa rin. Galing na rin sa branch kanina to increase online purchase. 😭

  • cath_leyacath_leya Posts: 16Member
    Joined: Jan 28, 2022

    Hi! Question po. Hindi pa rin po ba tumatanggap ng offshore applicant for visa 190?

  • jas28jas28 Posts: 21Member
    Joined: Dec 10, 2019

    @gyoza said:

    @Desert_Cowboy said:

    @gyoza said:

    @haringkingking said:

    @gyoza said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @nahtzko said:
    @hikari @RheaMARN1171933 thanks po for your inputs!

    @gyoza It seems based sa inputs nila mas possible mas mabilis nga si 491. Looking at processing times din sa site, around 90% nga applications ni 189 can take 33 months, compared sa 12 months ni 491.

    However, Ms. Rhea is right na things can change at any given time. Sa side ko, nasa start pa lang ako sa process so focus muna on skills assessment. But when the time comes na mag lodge ng EOI, possible mag 491 nga kami.

    Good luck to us all!

    That’s correct, likely a 491…it’s been that way even before pandemic but I wouldn’t still rule out other visas for now

    Thank you! In terms of success rate ng temp. to PR transition, mataas ba chance? Kasi iniisip ko intead of waiting for 189 na ang tagal tagal, parang maigi nakatapak ka na sa Australia.. and doon ka na mgexplorepa ng ibang pathway to PR.
    Super thank you for all your insights!

    Go for it!!!! :)

    Thank you! Fighting!

    I'm in the same exact situation a few months ago. I am offshore and I lodged my EOI for 189,190 and 491 Family and State. I was also hoping and praying for 189. Unfortunately, I was invited for 491 Family Sponsored Visa last October 21, 2021.
    Once invited, you will have maximum 60 days to lodged the visa while invitation round for 189 comes every 90 days. This is when I weighed my options. I asked myself if I can afford to let it pass and wait for the next rounds? What if I let it pass and never get an invite again? Could I live with the guilt and remorse for myself? But what If I get invited for 189 on the next round?
    I thought about it hard. Then I remembered the frustations of hundreds of applicants in facebook
    groups and forums. Some people are re-enrolling on a course just to prolong their student visa and people waiting for years for invites.
    So I lodged our visa last Dec 8, 2021. Medicals on January 5, 2022. Direct Grant last February 15, 2022. BM on May.
    They published the earliest processing time at 77 days. I got it in 69 days, and I'm offshore. My lucky number. 😆

    So there goes mine, I hope this will help you decide or something. Weigh your options and assess your situation. Don't let go what you can't afford to lose. Remember that some would kill for what you have now.

    By the way, I was invited again on the January 2022 rounds. Unfortunately, I already lodged our visa a month ago. Good thing, I was invited on the same old 491 FS again. So no hard feelings. 😊

    Thank you for your insight. We were invited na for 491 (State sponsored) and we plan to push it na and not wait for 189..na wala din nmn guarantee. True ksi un mga PTEs, assessments are expiring na din this 4Q. so need na tlg ipush whichever comes first. tadhana na. Good luck to us!

    Hello po, just want to ask ilan po ang points nyo nung mainvite kayo sa 491 (State sponsored) and which state po? Im planning to submit 491 EOI but im still checking if there’s any hope getting an invite this time. My husband and me are both IT professionals and i think 189/190 is not an option at the moment since pandemic and limited invites for this visa. Thank you po.

  • tigerlancetigerlance Philippines
    Posts: 562Member
    Joined: Mar 09, 2018

    Kung pasok ang occupation mo dito https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skillselect/invitation-rounds
    for 189 Skilled Independent and 491 Provisional Skilled Regional under Family Sponsored...

    pero kung state sponsored ng 190 and 491...

    depende kasi sa occupation eh. nasa kanya kanyang state website kung ano occupation
    ang iniinvite nila sa 190 and 491 kasama ang minimum requirements

    pag pasok ka sa occupation, may ceiling sila bawat occupation, example 5 na highest point sa particular occupation.

    To be safe siguro, kailangan mo muna puntahan ang bawat website kung pasok ka sa occupation
    and minimum requirements. Then prepare at least 95 points para competitive,Kasi marami
    rin hindi nainvite sa buong mundo kaya grabe ang competition.

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    07/07/2018 Received Passport (10 years expiry)
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    09/10/2018 0600H EA Queued for Assessment
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    20/01/2020 Payroll Statement of Account
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    10/02/2020 Polio Vaccination Certificate
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