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  • hikarihikari Australia
    Posts: 213Member
    Joined: May 29, 2018

    @relaxhax said:
    Question po, sana may makasagot po pls. We have a 491 Visa and we are wondering since hindi kami nakapasok agad, ano po ba ang mangyayari if after 5 years nag expire na yung visa and hindi pa po namin na fulfill yung requirements to work for 3 years in a regional area? Mababalewala po ba yung visa and papauwiin kami? (wag naman po sana hehe)
    Thanks in advance!

    ieextend ng au yung stay nyo:
    "The Government will also extend visas for skilled regional (provisional visa) holders (subclass 489, 491 and 494) in recognition that this cohort has been adversely affected by COVID-19 related travel restrictions.​"

    https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/AlexHawke/Pages/visa-changes-to-support-the-reopening-of-australia.aspx

    Master of Software Engineering

    Jun 2018 Started AU Dreams
    Aug 2018 Started inquiring about Student Visa pathway - AECC Global and KOKOS International
    30-Aug-18 Got an offer with a full scholarship from Macquarie University Course: Master of Information Technology | Application Date: August 20, 2018
    14-Sep-18 Got a conditional offer from Deakin University | Course: Grad Cert + Master IT | Application Date: August 20, 2018
    10-Oct-18 1st PTE-A Exam
    15-Oct-18 Got a full offer from Deakin University
    20-Nov-18 Tuition Fee Payment
    23-Nov-18 Received CoE from Deakin University
    27-Nov-18 Insurance Payment (Medibank)
    29-Nov-18 Medical at St Luke's BGC | Health Clearance Provided - No Actions Required
    12-Dec-18 Student Visa lodgement
    14-Dec-18 CO asked an additional de facto documents (Evidence of same home address)
    19-Dec-18 Uploaded all documents to immi portal (Waiting time!!!)
    02-Jan-19 Visa Grant!
    Jun 2019 IT Grad Cert completed at Deakin Uni
    Aug 2019 First Day in Uni Adelaide

  • anikaarkin0915anikaarkin0915 Philippines
    Posts: 22Member
    Joined: Mar 27, 2019

    @relaxhax ask ko lang ano po yung nakalagay sa visa grant nyo na "Must not arrive after"?

    We have 489 visa at para mafulfill namen PR requirements dapat maka-entry na kame on Feb 2022. Since na medyo short pa sa budget baka makapasok kame AU on May 2022 pa. Worried lang rin na pag nagexpire na yung visa baka pauwiin since hindi nafulfill yung 2yrs stay.

  • matb_09matb_09 Posts: 41Member
    Joined: Jan 04, 2019

    Hello All,
    Happy new year po sa lahat! Magtatanong po sana ko about 491. Sabi kc ng agent ko by January 2022 magoopen ang 491 sa NSW. Pinapapili nya ko kung anong preferred ko na region based on my job, family needs, school, proximity to Sydney, etc. Since based sya sa AU, tinanong ko kung may marerecommend sya pero ayaw nya magrecommend baka daw kc sya ang sisihin ko. hehe

    Baka po meron dito may idea kung san pinaka okay na region sa NSW? My nature of work is IT - business analyst. My wife is also in the field of IT and we have a 6 yr old son. Searching naman ako sa net pero wala ko masyadong makita info about regional. Baka meron dito may idea. hehe

    Salamat po in advance. Happy new year to all!!

  • plasticeyeplasticeye Singapore
    Posts: 132Member
    Joined: Jun 26, 2016

    @matb_09 said:
    Hello All,
    Happy new year po sa lahat! Magtatanong po sana ko about 491. Sabi kc ng agent ko by January 2022 magoopen ang 491 sa NSW. Pinapapili nya ko kung anong preferred ko na region based on my job, family needs, school, proximity to Sydney, etc. Since based sya sa AU, tinanong ko kung may marerecommend sya pero ayaw nya magrecommend baka daw kc sya ang sisihin ko. hehe

    Baka po meron dito may idea kung san pinaka okay na region sa NSW? My nature of work is IT - business analyst. My wife is also in the field of IT and we have a 6 yr old son. Searching naman ako sa net pero wala ko masyadong makita info about regional. Baka meron dito may idea. hehe

    Salamat po in advance. Happy new year to all!!

    i suggest besides sa proximity sa sydney, try mo din magtingin ng job openings sa region para may idea ka din anong region ang more in demand sa occupation mo. baka makatulong sa decision making hehe

    monique0228

    312111 (Architectural Draftperson)
    NSW 90pts (EOI updated 30 Jan 2020)
    Received Invite (04 March 2020)
    Visa lodge (07 April 2020)
    Waiting for grant

  • nelskiinelskii Posts: 4Member
    Joined: Jan 06, 2022

    @matb_09 said:
    Hello All,
    Happy new year po sa lahat! Magtatanong po sana ko about 491. Sabi kc ng agent ko by January 2022 magoopen ang 491 sa NSW. Pinapapili nya ko kung anong preferred ko na region based on my job, family needs, school, proximity to Sydney, etc. Since based sya sa AU, tinanong ko kung may marerecommend sya pero ayaw nya magrecommend baka daw kc sya ang sisihin ko. hehe

    Baka po meron dito may idea kung san pinaka okay na region sa NSW? My nature of work is IT - business analyst. My wife is also in the field of IT and we have a 6 yr old son. Searching naman ako sa net pero wala ko masyadong makita info about regional. Baka meron dito may idea. hehe

    Salamat po in advance. Happy new year to all!!

    Not sure if you have already replied to your agent about your preferred regions in NSW. I started with checking out regions with the most number of job openings ng occupation which is IT rin.

    So far below are regions in which in demand ang occupation ko. Mas preferred ko na yun madami openings sa job ko next na lang yung proximity to Sydney, weather, lifestyle.

    Hunter Valley
    Illawarra
    Central West
    Central Coast
    North West
    Riverina

  • chandriachandria Philippines
    Posts: 94Member
    Joined: Sep 04, 2017

    Hi po any updates sa travel restrictions going to melb australia? Will travel on feb 1 na po..

  • hikarihikari Australia
    Posts: 213Member
    Joined: May 29, 2018

    @chandria said:
    Hi po any updates sa travel restrictions going to melb australia? Will travel on feb 1 na po..

    You can find more info here:
    https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/information-overseas-travellers

    Master of Software Engineering

    Jun 2018 Started AU Dreams
    Aug 2018 Started inquiring about Student Visa pathway - AECC Global and KOKOS International
    30-Aug-18 Got an offer with a full scholarship from Macquarie University Course: Master of Information Technology | Application Date: August 20, 2018
    14-Sep-18 Got a conditional offer from Deakin University | Course: Grad Cert + Master IT | Application Date: August 20, 2018
    10-Oct-18 1st PTE-A Exam
    15-Oct-18 Got a full offer from Deakin University
    20-Nov-18 Tuition Fee Payment
    23-Nov-18 Received CoE from Deakin University
    27-Nov-18 Insurance Payment (Medibank)
    29-Nov-18 Medical at St Luke's BGC | Health Clearance Provided - No Actions Required
    12-Dec-18 Student Visa lodgement
    14-Dec-18 CO asked an additional de facto documents (Evidence of same home address)
    19-Dec-18 Uploaded all documents to immi portal (Waiting time!!!)
    02-Jan-19 Visa Grant!
    Jun 2019 IT Grad Cert completed at Deakin Uni
    Aug 2019 First Day in Uni Adelaide

  • red_lionred_lion Quezon City
    Posts: 35Member
    Joined: Jul 21, 2016

    Booked a flight from Manila to Sydney - Feb 18 , Good luck to all of us this year! :smiley:

    03.20.2018 - PTE - Exam and Result - L75 |R88 |S90 |W77 - Competent(1st Take)
    04.23.2018 - PTE - Exam and Result - L86 |R76 |S90 |W77 - Competent(2nd Take)
    05.26.2018 - Started gathering requirements
    05.29.2018 - PTE - Exam and Result - L90 |R80 |S90| W87 - Superior (3rd Take)
    06.26.2018 - Submitted requirements for ACS Assessment
    08.10.2018 - Received ACS Result Suitable AQF Bachelor Degree with a Major in computing
    08.13.2018 - Submitted EOI -189/190(NSW)/489 (QLD) | 70/70/80 | 261111 |
    11.18.2019 - Updated EOI - 189/190(NSW)/491 (QLD) | 80/80/95 | 261111 |
    12.11.2019 - Received Invitation to apply for 491 Visa (QLD) 95 261111
    01.30.2020 - Lodged 491 (QLD) Visa
    02.05.2020 - Medical Examination
    11.05.2020 - Visa Granted!

  • wizwiz Posts: 7Member
    Joined: Dec 20, 2020

    Hello po, any ideas po saan my pinaka mabilis at maayos na pa rt-pcr test. May nababasa po kasi akong na lalate ang result sa iba. Thank you po.

  • red_lionred_lion Quezon City
    Posts: 35Member
    Joined: Jul 21, 2016

    Skilled Regional Provisional Visa Flexibility
    The Government will extend by 3 years Skilled Regional Provisional (subclass 489, 491 and 494) visas where the visa holder was impacted by COVID-19 international travel restrictions. This will assist around 10,000 skilled regional workers.

    This will provide sufficient additional time for all current and former Skilled Regional Provisional visa holders to make travel arrangements to start or resume living and working in regional Australia.

    https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/AlexHawke/Pages/further-flexibility-for-temporary-migrants.aspx

    Linetdane

    03.20.2018 - PTE - Exam and Result - L75 |R88 |S90 |W77 - Competent(1st Take)
    04.23.2018 - PTE - Exam and Result - L86 |R76 |S90 |W77 - Competent(2nd Take)
    05.26.2018 - Started gathering requirements
    05.29.2018 - PTE - Exam and Result - L90 |R80 |S90| W87 - Superior (3rd Take)
    06.26.2018 - Submitted requirements for ACS Assessment
    08.10.2018 - Received ACS Result Suitable AQF Bachelor Degree with a Major in computing
    08.13.2018 - Submitted EOI -189/190(NSW)/489 (QLD) | 70/70/80 | 261111 |
    11.18.2019 - Updated EOI - 189/190(NSW)/491 (QLD) | 80/80/95 | 261111 |
    12.11.2019 - Received Invitation to apply for 491 Visa (QLD) 95 261111
    01.30.2020 - Lodged 491 (QLD) Visa
    02.05.2020 - Medical Examination
    11.05.2020 - Visa Granted!

  • SunsetSydSunsetSyd Posts: 2Member
    Joined: Mar 01, 2022

    Hello po! Okay po ba magbook ng mnl-syd flight sa Qantas? Planning to move po on April 2022

  • EnadEnad Posts: 27Member
    Joined: Nov 26, 2021

    May BM list po ba somewhere dito sa site? Like kung anong mga need iprepare for the big move?

  • reachmondreachmond Saudi Arabia
    Posts: 18Member
    Joined: Oct 04, 2020

    @aicee said:
    Hi, anyone travelling to po Sydney from Dec15 onwards?
    Visa, Proof of Vaccination & PCR Test lng ba need na dox?
    Just want to make sure I am not missing anything.
    Thanks in advance s sasagot.

    good day po, ask ko lang po ano mga requirements need i prepare for going to Australia? flight po nmin is Mar 26 po under PR visa 186. kaya nagbabasa bsa npo ako ng mga requirements. TIA.

    nikkolahz

    Profession : Registered Nurse (Critical care and Emergency) / PMSOL / OFFSHORE (SAUDI ARABIA)

    Lodge EOI 189/190/491 on 2019 (before pandemic) but unfortunately not invited.

    Sep 2021 - Found employer and set Skype interview.
    Oct 2021 - Accepted and Signed contract with employer (DE stream, subclass 186)
    Nov 2021 - Lodge nomination (family of 5)
    Dec 22, 2021 - Lodge 186 PR isa (chiristmas/new year break)
    Jan 01, 2022 - Medical done for our family and still pending with 1 daughter (TB gold package screen with will take another 2 weeks for the result.
    Jan 06, 2022 - Medical result passed and accepted in IMMI (except for the 1 daughter)
    Jan 18, 2022 - receive the result for TB screening and hospital uploaded in IMMI.
    Jan 19, 2022 - Nomination approved!
    Jan 19, 2022 - DHA contact with further clarification (S56) and gave 28days to response (Feb 16 deadline).
    Feb 06, 2022 - Submitted all documents (Police clearance translaction Arabic to english, English test result for 19yo, form 80 / 1221 for main applicant, husband, and 19yo daughter).
    Feb 22, 2022 - Praise God! PR VISA Granted for the whole family....
    Mar 18, 2022 - Flight back to Philippines
    Apr 01, 2022 - BIG MOVE!

    All Glory belongs to GOD!!!!! Keep the FAITH...

  • reachmondreachmond Saudi Arabia
    Posts: 18Member
    Joined: Oct 04, 2020

    Anyone here living in ALBANY WA? or currently living in ALBANY? magtatanong lang po sa Rental house at flight po nmin sa Mar 26, naghahanap ako ng house near LOCKYER area. TIA

    Profession : Registered Nurse (Critical care and Emergency) / PMSOL / OFFSHORE (SAUDI ARABIA)

    Lodge EOI 189/190/491 on 2019 (before pandemic) but unfortunately not invited.

    Sep 2021 - Found employer and set Skype interview.
    Oct 2021 - Accepted and Signed contract with employer (DE stream, subclass 186)
    Nov 2021 - Lodge nomination (family of 5)
    Dec 22, 2021 - Lodge 186 PR isa (chiristmas/new year break)
    Jan 01, 2022 - Medical done for our family and still pending with 1 daughter (TB gold package screen with will take another 2 weeks for the result.
    Jan 06, 2022 - Medical result passed and accepted in IMMI (except for the 1 daughter)
    Jan 18, 2022 - receive the result for TB screening and hospital uploaded in IMMI.
    Jan 19, 2022 - Nomination approved!
    Jan 19, 2022 - DHA contact with further clarification (S56) and gave 28days to response (Feb 16 deadline).
    Feb 06, 2022 - Submitted all documents (Police clearance translaction Arabic to english, English test result for 19yo, form 80 / 1221 for main applicant, husband, and 19yo daughter).
    Feb 22, 2022 - Praise God! PR VISA Granted for the whole family....
    Mar 18, 2022 - Flight back to Philippines
    Apr 01, 2022 - BIG MOVE!

    All Glory belongs to GOD!!!!! Keep the FAITH...

  • JosefJosef Posts: 10Member
    Joined: Nov 22, 2021

    @red_lion said:
    Skilled Regional Provisional Visa Flexibility
    The Government will extend by 3 years Skilled Regional Provisional (subclass 489, 491 and 494) visas where the visa holder was impacted by COVID-19 international travel restrictions. This will assist around 10,000 skilled regional workers.

    This will provide sufficient additional time for all current and former Skilled Regional Provisional visa holders to make travel arrangements to start or resume living and working in regional Australia.

    https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/AlexHawke/Pages/further-flexibility-for-temporary-migrants.aspx

    Just received the notification email for visa extension. My 491 visa now valid from Nov 2021 to Nov 2029!

    jakibantilesatheleneUnsullied_06
  • MissusGMissusG Singapore
    Posts: 57Member
    Joined: Aug 02, 2017

    Finally big move na po this May! Ask ko lang po sa mga nakapag-BM lately, ano pong mga need na requirements ngayon? Manggagaling po kami sa Manila. Salamat!

    Unsullied_06era222
  • Unsullied_06Unsullied_06 Posts: 174Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2019

    @MissusG said:
    Finally big move na po this May! Ask ko lang po sa mga nakapag-BM lately, ano pong mga need na requirements ngayon? Manggagaling po kami sa Manila. Salamat!

    Wow congrats po Ma'am @MissusG. Ano pong visa at occupation niyo?

    MY AU MIGRATION JOURNEY

    Points breakdown:
    Age-30; Civil Status-10; Education-15; Work Experience-5; English Level-20; State Nomination-5/15; Total - 80 (189) & 85 (190) & 95 (491)

    Jun 2017. Graduated from college.
    Sep 2017. Started reading about the migration process at the PinoyAu forum.
    Oct 2017. Decided to take IELTS (1st try: Failed) : L -7.0, R-7.0, W-5.5, S-6.0).
    Nov 2017 - Jan 2022. Long hiatus. Focused on gaining local experience (Total of 3.9 years).
    Feb 2022. Revisited the PinoyAu forum to look for the latest news and trends on visa grants.
    March 21, 2022. Took PTE Academic Exam (1st try: Proficient) (L-79, R-80, S-88, W-78).
    April 01, 2022. Submitted documents for EA assessment (Education and Work Experience).
    April 12, 2022. Received positive results from EA (Education and Work Experience).
    April 12, 2022. Submitted EOI for Visa 189 (70 pts) and Visa 190-NSW (75 pts) at SkillSelect.
    May 18, 2022. Submitted EOI for Visa 491-NSW (85 pts) at SkillSelect.
    June 03, 2022. PTE Academic Exam (2nd try: Superior) (L-86, R-90, S-90, W-90).
    June 04, 2022. Updated my EOI points for Visa 189 (80 pts) and 190 (85 pts) due to an increase in English points (+10 pts).
    June 16, 2022. Updated my EOI points for Visa 491 (95 pts) due to an increase in English points (+10 pts).
    TBA. Pre-invite Manifesting


    MSA CDR + RSEA TIPS
    Link: https://pinoyau.info/discussion/114/engineers-australia-skills-assessment/p363


    PTE ACADEMIC TIPS
    1st take: https://pinoyau.info/discussion/4233/pte-academic/p694
    Final take: https://pinoyau.info/discussion/4233/pte-academic#latest


    PTE MOCK TEST SCORES VS ACTUAL SCORES (2ND TAKE)

    PTE A Mock Test Scores - 2nd Take

    ApeUni Practice

    S W R L Overall

    1 65 86 81 76 Proficient
    2 54 89 74 69 Competent
    3 69 80 79 76 Proficient
    4 56 88 81 67 Competent
    5 56 83 77 71 Competent
    6 78 90 83 84 Proficient
    7 59 81 75 76 Competent
    8 65 90 78 79 Proficient
    9 65 87 77 81 Proficient
    10 76 81 84 79 Proficient
    11 67 90 83 77 Proficient
    12 66 85 84 78 Proficient

    Language Academy Practice

    S W R L Overall

    1 75 87 68 81 Proficient
    2 79 79 75 77 Proficient

    Actual Exam

    S W R L Overall

    1 90 90 90 86 Superior

  • tigerlancetigerlance Philippines
    Posts: 303Member
    Joined: Mar 09, 2018

    Saan pala kayo nagpapalit ng php to Aud? How did you transfer your funds from Manila to AU?

    MACINOZ2023

    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

  • batmanbatman Darwin Australia
    Posts: 3,508Member, Moderator
    Joined: Oct 04, 2011
    edited April 5

    @relaxhax said:
    Question po, sana may makasagot po pls. We have a 491 Visa and we are wondering since hindi kami nakapasok agad, ano po ba ang mangyayari if after 5 years nag expire na yung visa and hindi pa po namin na fulfill yung requirements to work for 3 years in a regional area? Mababalewala po ba yung visa and papauwiin kami? (wag naman po sana hehe)
    Thanks in advance!

    Government is giving concession i.e. in 489 we are required to stay 2 years and 1 year employment. If i remember correctly they reduce the 1 year.

    also:

    The Government will extend by 3 years Skilled Regional Provisional (subclass 489, 491 and 494) visas where the visa holder was impacted by COVID-19 international travel restrictions.

    https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/AlexHawke/Pages/further-flexibility-for-temporary-migrants.aspx#:~:text=The Government will extend by,around 10,000 skilled regional workers.

    221213 External Auditor|489 - 70pts - SS NT
    21|07|16 - Applied CPAA membership assessment
    31|07|16 - PTE-A L|S|W|R (73|79|78|77)
    01|08|16 - Submitted CPAA migration assessment
    20|09|17 - EOI 190 - NT (delayed due to show money req.)
    - collating requirements for NT SS application
    18|10|17 - Submitted NT SS application (praying for + result)
    24|04|18 - 190 not successful,
    - was offered 489 instead and accepted offer
    - engaged with visa consort agency for visa application submission.
    26|04|18 - Invited to apply for SS visa 489 - Northern Territory
    02|05|18 - PCC processing
    20|05|18 - Medical
    06|06|18 - Visa payment
    15|09|18 - happy na birthday pa, visa grant pa.. TYL
    09|02|19 - Big move
    11|02|19 - First job interview
    12|02|19 - Received job offer
    13|02|19 - Accepted job offer
    13|08|19 - Accepted a new job offer - new employer
    16|10|20 - Started new job - better opportunity
    01|01|21 - Started CPA Australia qualification
    10|02|21 - Lodged 887 visa application
    June 2021 - First CPA subject passed
    Nov 2021 - 2nd CPA Subject passed
    June 2022 - 3rd and 4th CPA subject passed

  • MLBSMLBS Manila
    Posts: 600Member
    Joined: Sep 11, 2016

    @batman said:

    @relaxhax said:
    Question po, sana may makasagot po pls. We have a 491 Visa and we are wondering since hindi kami nakapasok agad, ano po ba ang mangyayari if after 5 years nag expire na yung visa and hindi pa po namin na fulfill yung requirements to work for 3 years in a regional area? Mababalewala po ba yung visa and papauwiin kami? (wag naman po sana hehe)
    Thanks in advance!

    Government is giving concession i.e. in 489 we are required to stay 2 years and 1 year employment. If i remember correctly they reduce the 1 year.

    also:

    The Government will extend by 3 years Skilled Regional Provisional (subclass 489, 491 and 494) visas where the visa holder was impacted by COVID-19 international travel restrictions.

    https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/AlexHawke/Pages/further-flexibility-for-temporary-migrants.aspx#:~:text=The Government will extend by,around 10,000 skilled regional workers.

    By reduce the 1 year, what do you mean by that sir? Reduced ng 1 year ang employment or stay?

    233411 Electronics Engineer (Age-30, Educ-15,English proficiency-20, NAATI - 5, Single, - 10 Relative sponsorship - 15)
    95 pts total

    June 3, 2017 = Graduated from UST
    July 8, 2017 = Took IELTS GT
    July 21, 2017 = received IELTS results (LRWS = 8/9/7.5/7)
    August 11, 2017 = Lodged EA assessment (Fast track)
    September 6, 2017 = Received positive EA assessment, lodged EOI (489 Family sponsored - 60 pts)
    September 21, 2017 = Took PTE exam
    September 22, 2017 = Received PTE results (LRSW- 90/90/90/90), lodged 189 EOI (60 pts), updated 489 FS EOI (70 pts)
    September 26, 2017 = Lodged 190 EOI (NSW) 65 pts

    1 year wait... still no EOI invite. Decided to pursue student visa instead

    Course: Cert IV and Diploma - Work Health and Safety (DNA Kingston)

    October 15, 2018 = offer letter from school
    November 8, 2018 = Medical exam (St. Lukes)
    November 20, 2018 = Paid for tuition
    Novemeber 28, 2018 = Received COE
    December 2, 2018 = Lodged visa, after 1 min, granted!

    Feb 4 2019 = arrived to Perth

    Jan 5 2020 = Age increased to 30 pts
    Jan 20 2020 = Took NAATI
    Jan 26 2020 = Results for NAATI (passed) +5 pts
    Jan 27 2020 = lodged EOI 491 Family
    Feb 10 2020 = invited finally!
    Oct 8 2020 = 491 granted

  • batmanbatman Darwin Australia
    Posts: 3,508Member, Moderator
    Joined: Oct 04, 2011

    221213 External Auditor|489 - 70pts - SS NT
    21|07|16 - Applied CPAA membership assessment
    31|07|16 - PTE-A L|S|W|R (73|79|78|77)
    01|08|16 - Submitted CPAA migration assessment
    20|09|17 - EOI 190 - NT (delayed due to show money req.)
    - collating requirements for NT SS application
    18|10|17 - Submitted NT SS application (praying for + result)
    24|04|18 - 190 not successful,
    - was offered 489 instead and accepted offer
    - engaged with visa consort agency for visa application submission.
    26|04|18 - Invited to apply for SS visa 489 - Northern Territory
    02|05|18 - PCC processing
    20|05|18 - Medical
    06|06|18 - Visa payment
    15|09|18 - happy na birthday pa, visa grant pa.. TYL
    09|02|19 - Big move
    11|02|19 - First job interview
    12|02|19 - Received job offer
    13|02|19 - Accepted job offer
    13|08|19 - Accepted a new job offer - new employer
    16|10|20 - Started new job - better opportunity
    01|01|21 - Started CPA Australia qualification
    10|02|21 - Lodged 887 visa application
    June 2021 - First CPA subject passed
    Nov 2021 - 2nd CPA Subject passed
    June 2022 - 3rd and 4th CPA subject passed

  • Desert_CowboyDesert_Cowboy Philippines
    Posts: 179Member
    Joined: Mar 15, 2019

    I'm on a 491 visa and I will have my BM this April 21. Sa Sydney po ako lalapag. Here's the list of the documents I prepared.
    1. Passport
    2. Visa
    3. Vaccine Certificate (Covid-19)
    4. Digital Passenger Declaration
    5. Flight ticket

    May kulang pa ba ako?

    MACINOZ2023

    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
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    now or never. Passport used for EOI expired.
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  • mau_villamau_villa Posts: 14Member
    Joined: Dec 24, 2021

    I thought I am prepared for this, pero naooverwhelm pa ko sa mga kailangang gawin befor the big move. 😂

    Please share any tips on the things you did in PH prior your big move
    Ang mga inaasikaso ko na ay:

    • Selling properties ( I just posted my condo for sale)
    • Filing resignation and turnover of job
    • Nagpaschedule na ng teeth cleaning and filling.
    • Nagpaschedule na ng annual physical exam while covered pa ng current employer.

    Advisable ba na sa Australia na mamili ng damit? How much ang recommended pocket money for a single person?

  • Hunter_08Hunter_08 Adelaide
    Posts: 2,060Member
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    @mau_villa said:
    I thought I am prepared for this, pero naooverwhelm pa ko sa mga kailangang gawin befor the big move. 😂

    Please share any tips on the things you did in PH prior your big move
    Ang mga inaasikaso ko na ay:

    • Selling properties ( I just posted my condo for sale)
    • Filing resignation and turnover of job
    • Nagpaschedule na ng teeth cleaning and filling.
    • Nagpaschedule na ng annual physical exam while covered pa ng current employer.

    Advisable ba na sa Australia na mamili ng damit? How much ang recommended pocket money for a single person?

    If darating ka ng winter dto much better meron ka ng konting winter clothes para makatipid ka na din since mahal na kapag season na. regarding sa pocket money, I would recommend na at least 6 months stay na kahit wala kang work ay ma sustain mo. dipende kasi sa gastos mo yung amount e at kung magkano yung accommodation na makukuha mo pero siguro mga AUD10k++

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  • magueromaguero Adelaide
    Posts: 669Member
    Joined: Oct 24, 2016
    edited April 13

    @mau_villa I agree with @Hunter_08 na magdala ng clothes kasi mahal ang in season clothes. I suggest na magdala ka rin ng clothes na pang-interview para hindi mo na iisipin ang paghahanap nito. Depende rin kasi sa height mo, some clothes might need to be altered such as shortening of pants, so mas maigi nang may magagamit agad.

    AU$10k++ sounds about right. Ang biggest expense ay ang rent so I would suggest that you check online kung magkano in the area you will move to para may idea magkano kailangan i-budget for this. If you will immediately rent a house or flat kailangan din magbudget para sa bond, which is paid upfront on top of about 2 weeks advance rent.

    If you haven't done this yet, you may want to open an AU bank account while you are still there para pagdating dito kukunin mo na lang yung card sa branch. Pwede ka rin kasi magtransfer ng money sa AU account mo while still in the PH.

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  • mau_villamau_villa Posts: 14Member
    Joined: Dec 24, 2021

    Thank you @Hunter_08 and @maguero.

  • tigerlancetigerlance Philippines
    Posts: 303Member
    Joined: Mar 09, 2018

    @mau_villa said:
    I thought I am prepared for this, pero naooverwhelm pa ko sa mga kailangang gawin befor the big move. 😂

    Please share any tips on the things you did in PH prior your big move
    Ang mga inaasikaso ko na ay:

    • Selling properties ( I just posted my condo for sale)
    • Filing resignation and turnover of job
    • Nagpaschedule na ng teeth cleaning and filling.
    • Nagpaschedule na ng annual physical exam while covered pa ng current employer.

    Advisable ba na sa Australia na mamili ng damit? How much ang recommended pocket money for a single person?

    Magexchange ng money from php to aud sa reputable forex shops.

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  • helloiamalexahelloiamalexa Philippines
    Posts: 54Member
    Joined: Oct 27, 2018

    @Desert_Cowboy said:
    I'm on a 491 visa and I will have my BM this April 21. Sa Sydney po ako lalapag. Here's the list of the documents I prepared.
    1. Passport
    2. Visa
    3. Vaccine Certificate (Covid-19)
    4. Digital Passenger Declaration
    5. Flight ticket

    May kulang pa ba ako?

    Hi @Desert_Cowboy,
    Hope you have arrived safely in AU. Tanong ko lang sana. Pano mo pala nafill-upan yung sa passport section ng sa DPD? may part kasi dun na nagaask na iscan daw yung RFID ng passport. yung passport ko kasi wala yata nun. unless irequest namin yung epassport. Flight na namin kasi ng partner ko sa April 30.

  • miller115miller115 Singapore
    Posts: 54Member
    Joined: Nov 09, 2019

    @helloiamalexa said:

    @Desert_Cowboy said:
    I'm on a 491 visa and I will have my BM this April 21. Sa Sydney po ako lalapag. Here's the list of the documents I prepared.
    1. Passport
    2. Visa
    3. Vaccine Certificate (Covid-19)
    4. Digital Passenger Declaration
    5. Flight ticket

    May kulang pa ba ako?

    Hi @Desert_Cowboy,
    Hope you have arrived safely in AU. Tanong ko lang sana. Pano mo pala nafill-upan yung sa passport section ng sa DPD? may part kasi dun na nagaask na iscan daw yung RFID ng passport. yung passport ko kasi wala yata nun. unless irequest namin yung epassport. Flight na namin kasi ng partner ko sa April 30.

    Enter manually if you are unable to scan.

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  • OmadOziraOmadOzira Posts: 22Member
    Joined: Mar 30, 2022

    @mau_villa hi ma'am, BM kana pala. Sorry ask ko lang anong visa grant ka 189, 190 o 491?. DIY or with migration agent. Congrats

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