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Questions regarding visa 491 (Skilled Regional) & other general migration questions

Hi po. Right now, I am inclined on pursuing a visa 491 (Skilled Regional) since I already got a pre-invite. Moreover, I would like to ask some questions:

  1. Upon arrival in Australia, what will happen to your PAGIBIG, PhilHealth & SSS contribution? Basta hindi na lang po ba kayo nagbayad o may gagawin pang process to note na magma-migrate na?

  2. What are the needed documents na kailangan ipresent sa Philippine airport?

  3. What are the needes documents to bring in Australia, also what are the documents needed when looking for work?

  4. For visa 491 (Skilled Regional) holder, ok lang ba kumuha ng work na di aligned sa assessed skill mo once nasa Australia na? Will it affect your future application for PR visa?

  5. How to apply for a PR visa if you are holding a visa 491 (Skilled regional)?

  6. For visa 491 (Skilled regional) holder, wherein one can only live, work & study in one specific region, is it OK to have an outsourced job outside of your region? Like a full time outsourced job, doing it on a work from home setup.

233214 - Structural Engineer
visa 189 = 85pts | visa 190 = 90pts | visa 491 = 100pts
..
Timeline:
08/06/2021 - Contacted an Immigration Agent
11/06/2021 - Preparation of Initial Documents (including 3 Career Episode Essays, SS etc.)
25/08/2021 - Completion of all Initial Documents
05/09/2021 - Start of PTE Academic Review (English Exam)
30/10/2021 - PTE Academic Exam & Results ( L:90 | R:83 | S:90| W:90 ) Superior, First-Time Test Taker
04/11/2021 - EA Skills Assessment submitted for 233214 - Structural Engineer
23/11/2021 - Positive EA Skills Assessment outcome
25/11/2021 - EOI submitted
Around January 2022 - ROI submitted (RDA Sydney NSW) - not invited
Around March 2022 - ROI submitted (Northern Rivers NSW)
08/04/2022 - Pre-invite Received (Northern Rivers NSW)
06/05/2022 - Received ITA (Northern Rivers NSW)
13/06/2022 - Visa Lodged
17/06/2022 - Health Examinations (Medical)
30/06/2022 - Biometrics
19/08/2022 - Visa Grant (Wooohooo! To God be all the glory!)
22/09/2022 - Got Polio Vaccination Certificate from RHU
10/10/2022 - Got Covid Vaccination Certificate online
17/10/2022 - Secured a short-term accommodation in my regional area while offshore ($200 AUD incl. bills)
06/11/2022 - Secured a long-term accommodation in my regional area while offshore ($180 AUD incl. bills)
17/11/2022 - Big MOVE 2022
..
PTE Exam Complete Preparation Guide:
https://tinyurl.com/PTEPreparationGuide
..
How I got an Australian visa in a span of 1.2 years
https://tinyurl.com/HowIGotAnAustralianVisa
..
Follow my YouTube channel for glimpse of regional Australia:
https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeShortsEricTC
..
James 1:5-6
(New International Version)
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
..
Testimony: God is always one step ahead.

yuriyunjae

Comments

  • magueromaguero Adelaide
    Posts: 817Member
    Joined: Oct 24, 2016

    @EricTC

    I'm on a 489 visa but can answer some of your questions since they're the same for both visas.

    1) I just stopped paying after I left my job in the Philippines. There is no need to inform them that you're leaving. Once you get your PR, you can go back to SSS & withdraw your funds. Sadly, we can't withdraw any of our contributions to Pag-ibig & PhilHealth.

    3) There is something called a 100 point check in Australia to verify your identity for certain transactions. You can Google this & make sure you have hard & soft copies of the IDs to make things easier for you when you get here. If you aren't going to get a local driver's license right away, I suggest you get a Proof of Age card from your state just so you have an Australian issued ID with your picture & address. The date when your picture was taken will also be on the card so you can use this as one of your proofs of residency in a regional area when you finally apply for PR. The Medicare card doesn't include a picture or address. In terms of job hunting, some employers will ask for your visa details so just keep a hard copy of your visa grant handy for easy reference. Some employers will ask you to send them a copy of your visa details via VEVO, which you can quickly do online.

    4) You can get any legitimate job. For 489 visa the requirement was just to have full time work for 1 year. However, for 491 the requirement is to have an income of $54k per year for 3 years, so just make sure you meet that requirement.

    5) Once you meet the requirements for a 191 PR visa just lodge an application in IMMI. For 489 the pathway is the 887 PR visa. I lodged my application the day after I complied with the 489 visa requirements. You don't have wait for an invitation or a prompt to lodge the PR application.

    yuriyunjae
  • EricTCEricTC Posts: 157Member
    Joined: Jun 12, 2021

    Wow. Thank you po sa detailed response. May ffup question lang po ako, in general madali lang po ba makakuha ng $54k-per-year job or challenging po? Thank you.

    233214 - Structural Engineer
    visa 189 = 85pts | visa 190 = 90pts | visa 491 = 100pts
    ..
    Timeline:
    08/06/2021 - Contacted an Immigration Agent
    11/06/2021 - Preparation of Initial Documents (including 3 Career Episode Essays, SS etc.)
    25/08/2021 - Completion of all Initial Documents
    05/09/2021 - Start of PTE Academic Review (English Exam)
    30/10/2021 - PTE Academic Exam & Results ( L:90 | R:83 | S:90| W:90 ) Superior, First-Time Test Taker
    04/11/2021 - EA Skills Assessment submitted for 233214 - Structural Engineer
    23/11/2021 - Positive EA Skills Assessment outcome
    25/11/2021 - EOI submitted
    Around January 2022 - ROI submitted (RDA Sydney NSW) - not invited
    Around March 2022 - ROI submitted (Northern Rivers NSW)
    08/04/2022 - Pre-invite Received (Northern Rivers NSW)
    06/05/2022 - Received ITA (Northern Rivers NSW)
    13/06/2022 - Visa Lodged
    17/06/2022 - Health Examinations (Medical)
    30/06/2022 - Biometrics
    19/08/2022 - Visa Grant (Wooohooo! To God be all the glory!)
    22/09/2022 - Got Polio Vaccination Certificate from RHU
    10/10/2022 - Got Covid Vaccination Certificate online
    17/10/2022 - Secured a short-term accommodation in my regional area while offshore ($200 AUD incl. bills)
    06/11/2022 - Secured a long-term accommodation in my regional area while offshore ($180 AUD incl. bills)
    17/11/2022 - Big MOVE 2022
    ..
    PTE Exam Complete Preparation Guide:
    https://tinyurl.com/PTEPreparationGuide
    ..
    How I got an Australian visa in a span of 1.2 years
    https://tinyurl.com/HowIGotAnAustralianVisa
    ..
    Follow my YouTube channel for glimpse of regional Australia:
    https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeShortsEricTC
    ..
    James 1:5-6
    (New International Version)
    5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
    6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
    ..
    Testimony: God is always one step ahead.

  • magueromaguero Adelaide
    Posts: 817Member
    Joined: Oct 24, 2016

    If you are able to get a full time job in your profession, you will likely earn more than $54k because that's just a little over minimum wage.

    EricTC
  • EricTCEricTC Posts: 157Member
    Joined: Jun 12, 2021

    @maguero said:
    If you are able to get a full time job in your profession, you will likely earn more than $54k because that's just a little over minimum wage.

    Noted po. Thank you.

    233214 - Structural Engineer
    visa 189 = 85pts | visa 190 = 90pts | visa 491 = 100pts
    ..
    Timeline:
    08/06/2021 - Contacted an Immigration Agent
    11/06/2021 - Preparation of Initial Documents (including 3 Career Episode Essays, SS etc.)
    25/08/2021 - Completion of all Initial Documents
    05/09/2021 - Start of PTE Academic Review (English Exam)
    30/10/2021 - PTE Academic Exam & Results ( L:90 | R:83 | S:90| W:90 ) Superior, First-Time Test Taker
    04/11/2021 - EA Skills Assessment submitted for 233214 - Structural Engineer
    23/11/2021 - Positive EA Skills Assessment outcome
    25/11/2021 - EOI submitted
    Around January 2022 - ROI submitted (RDA Sydney NSW) - not invited
    Around March 2022 - ROI submitted (Northern Rivers NSW)
    08/04/2022 - Pre-invite Received (Northern Rivers NSW)
    06/05/2022 - Received ITA (Northern Rivers NSW)
    13/06/2022 - Visa Lodged
    17/06/2022 - Health Examinations (Medical)
    30/06/2022 - Biometrics
    19/08/2022 - Visa Grant (Wooohooo! To God be all the glory!)
    22/09/2022 - Got Polio Vaccination Certificate from RHU
    10/10/2022 - Got Covid Vaccination Certificate online
    17/10/2022 - Secured a short-term accommodation in my regional area while offshore ($200 AUD incl. bills)
    06/11/2022 - Secured a long-term accommodation in my regional area while offshore ($180 AUD incl. bills)
    17/11/2022 - Big MOVE 2022
    ..
    PTE Exam Complete Preparation Guide:
    https://tinyurl.com/PTEPreparationGuide
    ..
    How I got an Australian visa in a span of 1.2 years
    https://tinyurl.com/HowIGotAnAustralianVisa
    ..
    Follow my YouTube channel for glimpse of regional Australia:
    https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeShortsEricTC
    ..
    James 1:5-6
    (New International Version)
    5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
    6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
    ..
    Testimony: God is always one step ahead.

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

    @maguero said:
    @EricTC

    I'm on a 489 visa but can answer some of your questions since they're the same for both visas.

    1) I just stopped paying after I left my job in the Philippines. There is no need to inform them that you're leaving. Once you get your PR, you can go back to SSS & withdraw your funds. Sadly, we can't withdraw any of our contributions to Pag-ibig & PhilHealth.

    3) There is something called a 100 point check in Australia to verify your identity for certain transactions. You can Google this & make sure you have hard & soft copies of the IDs to make things easier for you when you get here. If you aren't going to get a local driver's license right away, I suggest you get a Proof of Age card from your state just so you have an Australian issued ID with your picture & address. The date when your picture was taken will also be on the card so you can use this as one of your proofs of residency in a regional area when you finally apply for PR. The Medicare card doesn't include a picture or address. In terms of job hunting, some employers will ask for your visa details so just keep a hard copy of your visa grant handy for easy reference. Some employers will ask you to send them a copy of your visa details via VEVO, which you can quickly do online.

    4) You can get any legitimate job. For 489 visa the requirement was just to have full time work for 1 year. However, for 491 the requirement is to have an income of $54k per year for 3 years, so just make sure you meet that requirement.

    5) Once you meet the requirements for a 191 PR visa just lodge an application in IMMI. For 489 the pathway is the 887 PR visa. I lodged my application the day after I complied with the 489 visa requirements. You don't have wait for an invitation or a prompt to lodge the PR application.

    1. Yung Pag-ibig pwede po siya iwithdraw pag nakuha mo na yung PR. Pero yung SSS, pagdating mo na 60, saka kalang makakuha ng pension or lump sum.
    EricTCispidprik

    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

  • Unsullied_06Unsullied_06 Australia
    Posts: 269Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2019

    Hello good day po. Question lang po regarding Visa 491, since closed na yung March window para sa FY 2021-22, ang ginawa ko nakadraft lang muna yung EOI ko sa SkillSelect for 491. Tama po ba ko ng pagkakaintindi na required hintayin magbukas yung next submission window para sa ROI submission? Kasi iniisip ko walang sense kahit gumawa na 491 EOI ng wala ka naman corresponding ROI tama po ba yun? Lumabas na po kasi kahapon positive EA assessment ko kaya yung EOI for Visa 189 at 190 nasubmit ko na. Eh gusto ko na din po ayusin yung sa 491 sana since realistically speaking dun mas may chance mainvite nowadays. Patulong po sa may alam please. Salamat.

    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 (UST - BS Industrial Engineering).
    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. Took 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).
    October 03, 2022. Received pre-invite for Visa 190 (VIC).
    October 06, 2022. Received ITA for Visa 189.
    October 17, 2022. Lodged Visa 189 with NBI clearance and Forms 80 and 1221.
    October 24, 2022. Received ITA for Visa 190 (VIC). Decided not to lodge due to a previous 189 application.
    October 26, 2022. Took medical exam at St. Luke's BGC.
    November 03, 2022. Received medical results at my Immi account (no further action required).
    March 28, 2023. Visa grant.
    March 30, 2023. PDOS schedule.
    April 11, 2023. Big move.
    June 13, 2023. First day at my 1st work in Australia.

    TBA. Citizenship 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/p700


    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

  • Unsullied_06Unsullied_06 Australia
    Posts: 269Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2019

    Hello good day po. Question lang po regarding Visa 491, since closed na yung March window para sa FY 2021-22, ang ginawa ko nakadraft lang muna yung EOI ko sa SkillSelect for 491. Tama po ba ko ng pagkakaintindi na required hintayin magbukas yung next submission window para sa ROI submission? Kasi iniisip ko walang sense kahit gumawa na 491 EOI ng wala ka naman corresponding ROI tama po ba yun? Lumabas na po kasi kahapon positive EA assessment ko kaya yung EOI for Visa 189 at 190 nasubmit ko na. Eh gusto ko na din po ayusin yung sa 491 sana since realistically speaking dun mas may chance mainvite nowadays. Patulong po sa may alam please. Salamat.

    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 (UST - BS Industrial Engineering).
    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. Took 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).
    October 03, 2022. Received pre-invite for Visa 190 (VIC).
    October 06, 2022. Received ITA for Visa 189.
    October 17, 2022. Lodged Visa 189 with NBI clearance and Forms 80 and 1221.
    October 24, 2022. Received ITA for Visa 190 (VIC). Decided not to lodge due to a previous 189 application.
    October 26, 2022. Took medical exam at St. Luke's BGC.
    November 03, 2022. Received medical results at my Immi account (no further action required).
    March 28, 2023. Visa grant.
    March 30, 2023. PDOS schedule.
    April 11, 2023. Big move.
    June 13, 2023. First day at my 1st work in Australia.

    TBA. Citizenship 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/p700


    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: 562Member
    Joined: Mar 09, 2018

    @Unsullied_06 said:
    Hello good day po. Question lang po regarding Visa 491, since closed na yung March window para sa FY 2021-22, ang ginawa ko nakadraft lang muna yung EOI ko sa SkillSelect for 491. Tama po ba ko ng pagkakaintindi na required hintayin magbukas yung next submission window para sa ROI submission? Kasi iniisip ko walang sense kahit gumawa na 491 EOI ng wala ka naman corresponding ROI tama po ba yun? Lumabas na po kasi kahapon positive EA assessment ko kaya yung EOI for Visa 189 at 190 nasubmit ko na. Eh gusto ko na din po ayusin yung sa 491 sana since realistically speaking dun mas may chance mainvite nowadays. Patulong po sa may alam please. Salamat.

    Unless, di ka pa confident sa points mo kasi magdadagdag ka pa ng work experience, NAATI certification, and PTE Superior. Pwede naman kasi magsubmit ng EOI agad then update update kung may idadagdag ng points. Then pag may open sa regional na pasok ka sa criteria (if onshore offshore, job experience reqment, PTE superior reqment, job offer requirement). Apply ka na agad pagclock strikes 12am AU time.
    Kasi siyempre ang pipiliin nila, mataas na points, pasok sa criteria, pasok sa occupation, and kung anong oras nagsubmit.

    Unsullied_06

    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

  • Unsullied_06Unsullied_06 Australia
    Posts: 269Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2019

    @tigerlance said:

    @Unsullied_06 said:
    Hello good day po. Question lang po regarding Visa 491, since closed na yung March window para sa FY 2021-22, ang ginawa ko nakadraft lang muna yung EOI ko sa SkillSelect for 491. Tama po ba ko ng pagkakaintindi na required hintayin magbukas yung next submission window para sa ROI submission? Kasi iniisip ko walang sense kahit gumawa na 491 EOI ng wala ka naman corresponding ROI tama po ba yun? Lumabas na po kasi kahapon positive EA assessment ko kaya yung EOI for Visa 189 at 190 nasubmit ko na. Eh gusto ko na din po ayusin yung sa 491 sana since realistically speaking dun mas may chance mainvite nowadays. Patulong po sa may alam please. Salamat.

    Unless, di ka pa confident sa points mo kasi magdadagdag ka pa ng work experience, NAATI certification, and PTE Superior. Pwede naman kasi magsubmit ng EOI agad then update update kung may idadagdag ng points. Then pag may open sa regional na pasok ka sa criteria (if onshore offshore, job experience reqment, PTE superior reqment, job offer requirement). Apply ka na agad pagclock strikes 12am AU time.
    Kasi siyempre ang pipiliin nila, mataas na points, pasok sa criteria, pasok sa occupation, and kung anong oras nagsubmit.

    Thank you po Sir @tigerlance. Balak ko nga po magretake ng PTE sa May o June to aim for superior. Pero yung NAATI pag-iipunan ko pa po at mahal din talaga. Regarding work experience, nagresign po ako to focus dito pero since tapos ko na isubmit yung EOI ko sa 189 at 190 eh balak ko bumalik na po muna sa local job while waiting.

    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 (UST - BS Industrial Engineering).
    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. Took 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).
    October 03, 2022. Received pre-invite for Visa 190 (VIC).
    October 06, 2022. Received ITA for Visa 189.
    October 17, 2022. Lodged Visa 189 with NBI clearance and Forms 80 and 1221.
    October 24, 2022. Received ITA for Visa 190 (VIC). Decided not to lodge due to a previous 189 application.
    October 26, 2022. Took medical exam at St. Luke's BGC.
    November 03, 2022. Received medical results at my Immi account (no further action required).
    March 28, 2023. Visa grant.
    March 30, 2023. PDOS schedule.
    April 11, 2023. Big move.
    June 13, 2023. First day at my 1st work in Australia.

    TBA. Citizenship 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/p700


    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

  • EricTCEricTC Posts: 157Member
    Joined: Jun 12, 2021

    @Unsullied_06 said:
    Hello good day po. Question lang po regarding Visa 491, since closed na yung March window para sa FY 2021-22, ang ginawa ko nakadraft lang muna yung EOI ko sa SkillSelect for 491. Tama po ba ko ng pagkakaintindi na required hintayin magbukas yung next submission window para sa ROI submission? Kasi iniisip ko walang sense kahit gumawa na 491 EOI ng wala ka naman corresponding ROI tama po ba yun? Lumabas na po kasi kahapon positive EA assessment ko kaya yung EOI for Visa 189 at 190 nasubmit ko na. Eh gusto ko na din po ayusin yung sa 491 sana since realistically speaking dun mas may chance mainvite nowadays. Patulong po sa may alam please. Salamat.

    Yes you need to wait for the next submission window. Wayback January 2022, I submitted ROI for Sydney RDA pero di ako na invite. March 2022 came, I submitted to a different region which is Northern Rivers and luckily got invited. Try lang ng try and pray. :)

    Unsullied_06yuriyunjae

    233214 - Structural Engineer
    visa 189 = 85pts | visa 190 = 90pts | visa 491 = 100pts
    ..
    Timeline:
    08/06/2021 - Contacted an Immigration Agent
    11/06/2021 - Preparation of Initial Documents (including 3 Career Episode Essays, SS etc.)
    25/08/2021 - Completion of all Initial Documents
    05/09/2021 - Start of PTE Academic Review (English Exam)
    30/10/2021 - PTE Academic Exam & Results ( L:90 | R:83 | S:90| W:90 ) Superior, First-Time Test Taker
    04/11/2021 - EA Skills Assessment submitted for 233214 - Structural Engineer
    23/11/2021 - Positive EA Skills Assessment outcome
    25/11/2021 - EOI submitted
    Around January 2022 - ROI submitted (RDA Sydney NSW) - not invited
    Around March 2022 - ROI submitted (Northern Rivers NSW)
    08/04/2022 - Pre-invite Received (Northern Rivers NSW)
    06/05/2022 - Received ITA (Northern Rivers NSW)
    13/06/2022 - Visa Lodged
    17/06/2022 - Health Examinations (Medical)
    30/06/2022 - Biometrics
    19/08/2022 - Visa Grant (Wooohooo! To God be all the glory!)
    22/09/2022 - Got Polio Vaccination Certificate from RHU
    10/10/2022 - Got Covid Vaccination Certificate online
    17/10/2022 - Secured a short-term accommodation in my regional area while offshore ($200 AUD incl. bills)
    06/11/2022 - Secured a long-term accommodation in my regional area while offshore ($180 AUD incl. bills)
    17/11/2022 - Big MOVE 2022
    ..
    PTE Exam Complete Preparation Guide:
    https://tinyurl.com/PTEPreparationGuide
    ..
    How I got an Australian visa in a span of 1.2 years
    https://tinyurl.com/HowIGotAnAustralianVisa
    ..
    Follow my YouTube channel for glimpse of regional Australia:
    https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeShortsEricTC
    ..
    James 1:5-6
    (New International Version)
    5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
    6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
    ..
    Testimony: God is always one step ahead.

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

    Pwede po ba makahingi ng link kung saan makikita yung sched of submission window for regional? Thanks!

    @EricTC said:

    @Unsullied_06 said:
    Hello good day po. Question lang po regarding Visa 491, since closed na yung March window para sa FY 2021-22, ang ginawa ko nakadraft lang muna yung EOI ko sa SkillSelect for 491. Tama po ba ko ng pagkakaintindi na required hintayin magbukas yung next submission window para sa ROI submission? Kasi iniisip ko walang sense kahit gumawa na 491 EOI ng wala ka naman corresponding ROI tama po ba yun? Lumabas na po kasi kahapon positive EA assessment ko kaya yung EOI for Visa 189 at 190 nasubmit ko na. Eh gusto ko na din po ayusin yung sa 491 sana since realistically speaking dun mas may chance mainvite nowadays. Patulong po sa may alam please. Salamat.

    Yes you need to wait for the next submission window. Wayback January 2022, I submitted ROI for Sydney RDA pero di ako na invite. March 2022 came, I submitted to a different region which is Northern Rivers and luckily got invited. Try lang ng try and pray. :)

  • Unsullied_06Unsullied_06 Australia
    Posts: 269Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2019

    @EricTC said:

    @Unsullied_06 said:
    Hello good day po. Question lang po regarding Visa 491, since closed na yung March window para sa FY 2021-22, ang ginawa ko nakadraft lang muna yung EOI ko sa SkillSelect for 491. Tama po ba ko ng pagkakaintindi na required hintayin magbukas yung next submission window para sa ROI submission? Kasi iniisip ko walang sense kahit gumawa na 491 EOI ng wala ka naman corresponding ROI tama po ba yun? Lumabas na po kasi kahapon positive EA assessment ko kaya yung EOI for Visa 189 at 190 nasubmit ko na. Eh gusto ko na din po ayusin yung sa 491 sana since realistically speaking dun mas may chance mainvite nowadays. Patulong po sa may alam please. Salamat.

    Yes you need to wait for the next submission window. Wayback January 2022, I submitted ROI for Sydney RDA pero di ako na invite. March 2022 came, I submitted to a different region which is Northern Rivers and luckily got invited. Try lang ng try and pray. :)

    Thank you Sir @EricTC.

    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 (UST - BS Industrial Engineering).
    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. Took 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).
    October 03, 2022. Received pre-invite for Visa 190 (VIC).
    October 06, 2022. Received ITA for Visa 189.
    October 17, 2022. Lodged Visa 189 with NBI clearance and Forms 80 and 1221.
    October 24, 2022. Received ITA for Visa 190 (VIC). Decided not to lodge due to a previous 189 application.
    October 26, 2022. Took medical exam at St. Luke's BGC.
    November 03, 2022. Received medical results at my Immi account (no further action required).
    March 28, 2023. Visa grant.
    March 30, 2023. PDOS schedule.
    April 11, 2023. Big move.
    June 13, 2023. First day at my 1st work in Australia.

    TBA. Citizenship 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/p700


    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

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

    and saan po makikita if pasok sa occupation list ng certain region ang skills mo?

    @margotrobbins said:
    Pwede po ba makahingi ng link kung saan makikita yung sched of submission window for regional? Thanks!

    @EricTC said:

    @Unsullied_06 said:
    Hello good day po. Question lang po regarding Visa 491, since closed na yung March window para sa FY 2021-22, ang ginawa ko nakadraft lang muna yung EOI ko sa SkillSelect for 491. Tama po ba ko ng pagkakaintindi na required hintayin magbukas yung next submission window para sa ROI submission? Kasi iniisip ko walang sense kahit gumawa na 491 EOI ng wala ka naman corresponding ROI tama po ba yun? Lumabas na po kasi kahapon positive EA assessment ko kaya yung EOI for Visa 189 at 190 nasubmit ko na. Eh gusto ko na din po ayusin yung sa 491 sana since realistically speaking dun mas may chance mainvite nowadays. Patulong po sa may alam please. Salamat.

    Yes you need to wait for the next submission window. Wayback January 2022, I submitted ROI for Sydney RDA pero di ako na invite. March 2022 came, I submitted to a different region which is Northern Rivers and luckily got invited. Try lang ng try and pray. :)

  • Unsullied_06Unsullied_06 Australia
    Posts: 269Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2019

    @margotrobbins said:
    Pwede po ba makahingi ng link kung saan makikita yung sched of submission window for regional? Thanks!

    @EricTC said:

    @Unsullied_06 said:
    Hello good day po. Question lang po regarding Visa 491, since closed na yung March window para sa FY 2021-22, ang ginawa ko nakadraft lang muna yung EOI ko sa SkillSelect for 491. Tama po ba ko ng pagkakaintindi na required hintayin magbukas yung next submission window para sa ROI submission? Kasi iniisip ko walang sense kahit gumawa na 491 EOI ng wala ka naman corresponding ROI tama po ba yun? Lumabas na po kasi kahapon positive EA assessment ko kaya yung EOI for Visa 189 at 190 nasubmit ko na. Eh gusto ko na din po ayusin yung sa 491 sana since realistically speaking dun mas may chance mainvite nowadays. Patulong po sa may alam please. Salamat.

    Yes you need to wait for the next submission window. Wayback January 2022, I submitted ROI for Sydney RDA pero di ako na invite. March 2022 came, I submitted to a different region which is Northern Rivers and luckily got invited. Try lang ng try and pray. :)

    Ma'am @margotrobbins dito ko po nakita under 'Submission Windows'.

    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 (UST - BS Industrial Engineering).
    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. Took 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).
    October 03, 2022. Received pre-invite for Visa 190 (VIC).
    October 06, 2022. Received ITA for Visa 189.
    October 17, 2022. Lodged Visa 189 with NBI clearance and Forms 80 and 1221.
    October 24, 2022. Received ITA for Visa 190 (VIC). Decided not to lodge due to a previous 189 application.
    October 26, 2022. Took medical exam at St. Luke's BGC.
    November 03, 2022. Received medical results at my Immi account (no further action required).
    March 28, 2023. Visa grant.
    March 30, 2023. PDOS schedule.
    April 11, 2023. Big move.
    June 13, 2023. First day at my 1st work in Australia.

    TBA. Citizenship 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/p700


    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

  • Unsullied_06Unsullied_06 Australia
    Posts: 269Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2019

    @margotrobbins said:
    and saan po makikita if pasok sa occupation list ng certain region ang skills mo?

    @margotrobbins said:
    Pwede po ba makahingi ng link kung saan makikita yung sched of submission window for regional? Thanks!

    @EricTC said:

    @Unsullied_06 said:
    Hello good day po. Question lang po regarding Visa 491, since closed na yung March window para sa FY 2021-22, ang ginawa ko nakadraft lang muna yung EOI ko sa SkillSelect for 491. Tama po ba ko ng pagkakaintindi na required hintayin magbukas yung next submission window para sa ROI submission? Kasi iniisip ko walang sense kahit gumawa na 491 EOI ng wala ka naman corresponding ROI tama po ba yun? Lumabas na po kasi kahapon positive EA assessment ko kaya yung EOI for Visa 189 at 190 nasubmit ko na. Eh gusto ko na din po ayusin yung sa 491 sana since realistically speaking dun mas may chance mainvite nowadays. Patulong po sa may alam please. Salamat.

    Yes you need to wait for the next submission window. Wayback January 2022, I submitted ROI for Sydney RDA pero di ako na invite. March 2022 came, I submitted to a different region which is Northern Rivers and luckily got invited. Try lang ng try and pray. :)

    Kailangan niyo po ivisit lahat yung pages per state para makita niyo kung pasok kayo sa list kasi magkakaiba po yun

    margotrobbins

    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 (UST - BS Industrial Engineering).
    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. Took 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).
    October 03, 2022. Received pre-invite for Visa 190 (VIC).
    October 06, 2022. Received ITA for Visa 189.
    October 17, 2022. Lodged Visa 189 with NBI clearance and Forms 80 and 1221.
    October 24, 2022. Received ITA for Visa 190 (VIC). Decided not to lodge due to a previous 189 application.
    October 26, 2022. Took medical exam at St. Luke's BGC.
    November 03, 2022. Received medical results at my Immi account (no further action required).
    March 28, 2023. Visa grant.
    March 30, 2023. PDOS schedule.
    April 11, 2023. Big move.
    June 13, 2023. First day at my 1st work in Australia.

    TBA. Citizenship 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/p700


    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

  • EricTCEricTC Posts: 157Member
    Joined: Jun 12, 2021

    @margotrobbins said:
    Pwede po ba makahingi ng link kung saan makikita yung sched of submission window for regional? Thanks!

    @EricTC said:

    @Unsullied_06 said:
    Hello good day po. Question lang po regarding Visa 491, since closed na yung March window para sa FY 2021-22, ang ginawa ko nakadraft lang muna yung EOI ko sa SkillSelect for 491. Tama po ba ko ng pagkakaintindi na required hintayin magbukas yung next submission window para sa ROI submission? Kasi iniisip ko walang sense kahit gumawa na 491 EOI ng wala ka naman corresponding ROI tama po ba yun? Lumabas na po kasi kahapon positive EA assessment ko kaya yung EOI for Visa 189 at 190 nasubmit ko na. Eh gusto ko na din po ayusin yung sa 491 sana since realistically speaking dun mas may chance mainvite nowadays. Patulong po sa may alam please. Salamat.

    Yes you need to wait for the next submission window. Wayback January 2022, I submitted ROI for Sydney RDA pero di ako na invite. March 2022 came, I submitted to a different region which is Northern Rivers and luckily got invited. Try lang ng try and pray. :)

    Hi. You can view the occupation list for NSW here:

    https://www.nsw.gov.au/topics/visas-and-migration/skilled-visas/nsw-skilled-occupation-lists

    margotrobbinsispidprik

    233214 - Structural Engineer
    visa 189 = 85pts | visa 190 = 90pts | visa 491 = 100pts
    ..
    Timeline:
    08/06/2021 - Contacted an Immigration Agent
    11/06/2021 - Preparation of Initial Documents (including 3 Career Episode Essays, SS etc.)
    25/08/2021 - Completion of all Initial Documents
    05/09/2021 - Start of PTE Academic Review (English Exam)
    30/10/2021 - PTE Academic Exam & Results ( L:90 | R:83 | S:90| W:90 ) Superior, First-Time Test Taker
    04/11/2021 - EA Skills Assessment submitted for 233214 - Structural Engineer
    23/11/2021 - Positive EA Skills Assessment outcome
    25/11/2021 - EOI submitted
    Around January 2022 - ROI submitted (RDA Sydney NSW) - not invited
    Around March 2022 - ROI submitted (Northern Rivers NSW)
    08/04/2022 - Pre-invite Received (Northern Rivers NSW)
    06/05/2022 - Received ITA (Northern Rivers NSW)
    13/06/2022 - Visa Lodged
    17/06/2022 - Health Examinations (Medical)
    30/06/2022 - Biometrics
    19/08/2022 - Visa Grant (Wooohooo! To God be all the glory!)
    22/09/2022 - Got Polio Vaccination Certificate from RHU
    10/10/2022 - Got Covid Vaccination Certificate online
    17/10/2022 - Secured a short-term accommodation in my regional area while offshore ($200 AUD incl. bills)
    06/11/2022 - Secured a long-term accommodation in my regional area while offshore ($180 AUD incl. bills)
    17/11/2022 - Big MOVE 2022
    ..
    PTE Exam Complete Preparation Guide:
    https://tinyurl.com/PTEPreparationGuide
    ..
    How I got an Australian visa in a span of 1.2 years
    https://tinyurl.com/HowIGotAnAustralianVisa
    ..
    Follow my YouTube channel for glimpse of regional Australia:
    https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeShortsEricTC
    ..
    James 1:5-6
    (New International Version)
    5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
    6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
    ..
    Testimony: God is always one step ahead.

  • patlpatl Posts: 29Member
    Joined: Jan 20, 2022

    Totoo po ba na may mga strategies ang mga MARA registered agents para makakuha agad ng invite? Any recommendations/feedbacks?

    Occupation - (261313)
    Feb 2019 - positive assessment received
    2022 - grant
    202x - big move

    Trusting in his perfect plan…

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

    @patl said:
    Totoo po ba na may mga strategies ang mga MARA registered agents para makakuha agad ng invite? Any recommendations/feedbacks?

    Sa tingin ko naman depende parin sa iyo yung completeness ang application mo and kung may baging rules updated sila. Syempre pag DIY dapat lagi ka updated sa mga bagong rules. Doon lamanag ang MARA agents kasi yun ang trabaho nila

    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
    edited April 2022

    @patl said:
    Totoo po ba na may mga strategies ang mga MARA registered agents para makakuha agad ng invite? Any recommendations/feedbacks?

    More educated/professional strategies not so much as “strategy”….you have to understand the differences between using an agent/DIY/seeking advice from non professional. The insights you get from an agent outweighs any information you get from your research and non-professionals. After all, to qualify as an agent, you need to do a post grad in immigration law and they have internal knowledge not known to an individual so agents will definitely know better than anyone/any source you get your info from. With own research and advice from non professionals, it’s still subject to many interpretations so you won’t get any peace of mind with your application unlike if you know that you’re being guided by a professional. I’m not saying this because I’m an agent, I’m saying this from my personal experience when I was like everyone here in the forum on Australian migration journey - many moons ago.

  • TINKALAWTINKALAW Dubai UAE
    Posts: 43Member
    Joined: Nov 04, 2019

    Hi. Good morning po. Sa mga SC 491 visa holders at nakarating na sa AU tatanong ko lang po sana about sa subclass 491 state nominated, kung sa Illawarra NSW RDA ka nakareceived ng pre invite, dun ka lang ba allowed mag stay at mag work or pwede ka mag stay sa ibang regional area within NSW which is the state na nagbigay ng nomination?

    Thank you po in advance♥️

  • batocabe1003batocabe1003 Posts: 43Member
    Joined: May 11, 2021

    @tigerlance said:

    @Unsullied_06 said:
    Hello good day po. Question lang po regarding Visa 491, since closed na yung March window para sa FY 2021-22, ang ginawa ko nakadraft lang muna yung EOI ko sa SkillSelect for 491. Tama po ba ko ng pagkakaintindi na required hintayin magbukas yung next submission window para sa ROI submission? Kasi iniisip ko walang sense kahit gumawa na 491 EOI ng wala ka naman corresponding ROI tama po ba yun? Lumabas na po kasi kahapon positive EA assessment ko kaya yung EOI for Visa 189 at 190 nasubmit ko na. Eh gusto ko na din po ayusin yung sa 491 sana since realistically speaking dun mas may chance mainvite nowadays. Patulong po sa may alam please. Salamat.

    Unless, di ka pa confident sa points mo kasi magdadagdag ka pa ng work experience, NAATI certification, and PTE Superior. Pwede naman kasi magsubmit ng EOI agad then update update kung may idadagdag ng points. Then pag may open sa regional na pasok ka sa criteria (if onshore offshore, job experience reqment, PTE superior reqment, job offer requirement). Apply ka na agad pagclock strikes 12am AU time.
    Kasi siyempre ang pipiliin nila, mataas na points, pasok sa criteria, pasok sa occupation, and kung anong oras nagsubmit.

    @tigerlance , question, tama ba ang pagkaka-understand ko na "No need ng ROI kapag 190 visa ang ini-aapply mo? EOI lang ang ginawa ko kapag 190 visa eh, tama ba?

  • batocabe1003batocabe1003 Posts: 43Member
    Joined: May 11, 2021

    @tigerlance @EricTC,

    pwede pong magtanung?

    1. no need ng ROI kapag visa 190? tama po ba?
    2. pang visa 491 lang po yung EOI and ROI, tama po ba?
  • OmadOziraOmadOzira Posts: 22Member
    Joined: Mar 30, 2022

    @RheaMARN1171933 agree with you. Bago ako nag GO for process pinag aralan ko muna ang hirap makakuha ng detailed and exact information sa mga co-engineers. It is helpful YES pero every month may update sa process so hindi din nalalaman agad kaya I have decided to hire Migration Agent kasi mas expert sila sa lahat ng proseso. So far my Agent is very good naman legit and hassle free on my part basta ma provide ko yung documents na kaylangan isubmit. Para sa mga nag di-DIY ok din naman to save money pero kaylangan talagang pagaralan maigi yung immigration process para hindi maligaw sa mga kaylangang gawin.

    CIVIL ENGINEER - ANZSCO 233211

    1. OCT. 2021 - Hired Migration Agent
    2. NOV. 2021 - PTE (Proficient)
    3. FEB. 2022 - CDR Completion
    4. MAY 2022 - EA Assessment (CDR + RSEA + Fast Track)
  • EricTCEricTC Posts: 157Member
    Joined: Jun 12, 2021

    @batocabe1003 said:
    @tigerlance @EricTC,

    pwede pong magtanung?

    1. no need ng ROI kapag visa 190? tama po ba?
    2. pang visa 491 lang po yung EOI and ROI, tama po ba?
    1. Yes
    2. Yes

    233214 - Structural Engineer
    visa 189 = 85pts | visa 190 = 90pts | visa 491 = 100pts
    ..
    Timeline:
    08/06/2021 - Contacted an Immigration Agent
    11/06/2021 - Preparation of Initial Documents (including 3 Career Episode Essays, SS etc.)
    25/08/2021 - Completion of all Initial Documents
    05/09/2021 - Start of PTE Academic Review (English Exam)
    30/10/2021 - PTE Academic Exam & Results ( L:90 | R:83 | S:90| W:90 ) Superior, First-Time Test Taker
    04/11/2021 - EA Skills Assessment submitted for 233214 - Structural Engineer
    23/11/2021 - Positive EA Skills Assessment outcome
    25/11/2021 - EOI submitted
    Around January 2022 - ROI submitted (RDA Sydney NSW) - not invited
    Around March 2022 - ROI submitted (Northern Rivers NSW)
    08/04/2022 - Pre-invite Received (Northern Rivers NSW)
    06/05/2022 - Received ITA (Northern Rivers NSW)
    13/06/2022 - Visa Lodged
    17/06/2022 - Health Examinations (Medical)
    30/06/2022 - Biometrics
    19/08/2022 - Visa Grant (Wooohooo! To God be all the glory!)
    22/09/2022 - Got Polio Vaccination Certificate from RHU
    10/10/2022 - Got Covid Vaccination Certificate online
    17/10/2022 - Secured a short-term accommodation in my regional area while offshore ($200 AUD incl. bills)
    06/11/2022 - Secured a long-term accommodation in my regional area while offshore ($180 AUD incl. bills)
    17/11/2022 - Big MOVE 2022
    ..
    PTE Exam Complete Preparation Guide:
    https://tinyurl.com/PTEPreparationGuide
    ..
    How I got an Australian visa in a span of 1.2 years
    https://tinyurl.com/HowIGotAnAustralianVisa
    ..
    Follow my YouTube channel for glimpse of regional Australia:
    https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeShortsEricTC
    ..
    James 1:5-6
    (New International Version)
    5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
    6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
    ..
    Testimony: God is always one step ahead.

  • EricTCEricTC Posts: 157Member
    Joined: Jun 12, 2021

    May add'l query po ako, for those visa 491 (Skilled) holder, paano or saan po kayo nakahanap ng accommodation and employer? For regional areas, parang mas challenging po kasi maghanap.

    Also, before flying to Aus, nakahanap na po ba kayo ng employer & accommodation or mismong sa Aus na po kayo naghanap? Thank you!

    233214 - Structural Engineer
    visa 189 = 85pts | visa 190 = 90pts | visa 491 = 100pts
    ..
    Timeline:
    08/06/2021 - Contacted an Immigration Agent
    11/06/2021 - Preparation of Initial Documents (including 3 Career Episode Essays, SS etc.)
    25/08/2021 - Completion of all Initial Documents
    05/09/2021 - Start of PTE Academic Review (English Exam)
    30/10/2021 - PTE Academic Exam & Results ( L:90 | R:83 | S:90| W:90 ) Superior, First-Time Test Taker
    04/11/2021 - EA Skills Assessment submitted for 233214 - Structural Engineer
    23/11/2021 - Positive EA Skills Assessment outcome
    25/11/2021 - EOI submitted
    Around January 2022 - ROI submitted (RDA Sydney NSW) - not invited
    Around March 2022 - ROI submitted (Northern Rivers NSW)
    08/04/2022 - Pre-invite Received (Northern Rivers NSW)
    06/05/2022 - Received ITA (Northern Rivers NSW)
    13/06/2022 - Visa Lodged
    17/06/2022 - Health Examinations (Medical)
    30/06/2022 - Biometrics
    19/08/2022 - Visa Grant (Wooohooo! To God be all the glory!)
    22/09/2022 - Got Polio Vaccination Certificate from RHU
    10/10/2022 - Got Covid Vaccination Certificate online
    17/10/2022 - Secured a short-term accommodation in my regional area while offshore ($200 AUD incl. bills)
    06/11/2022 - Secured a long-term accommodation in my regional area while offshore ($180 AUD incl. bills)
    17/11/2022 - Big MOVE 2022
    ..
    PTE Exam Complete Preparation Guide:
    https://tinyurl.com/PTEPreparationGuide
    ..
    How I got an Australian visa in a span of 1.2 years
    https://tinyurl.com/HowIGotAnAustralianVisa
    ..
    Follow my YouTube channel for glimpse of regional Australia:
    https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeShortsEricTC
    ..
    James 1:5-6
    (New International Version)
    5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
    6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
    ..
    Testimony: God is always one step ahead.

  • pancakedayspancakedays Posts: 13Member
    Joined: May 16, 2022

    Hello, I just have clarification in terms of requirements. To prove your employment history, is COE (withe salary, job description tenure period) enough? And do I need to have it certified/apostille?

    Thank you :)

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

    @pancakedays said:
    Hello, I just have clarification in terms of requirements. To prove your employment history, is COE (withe salary, job description tenure period) enough? And do I need to have it certified/apostille?

    Thank you :)

    No need for apostille certifcation.
    As long as you are compliant with the requirement employment history with respect to your occupation (related assessing authority). There is no problem.

    Example: Engineers Australia, ACS...

    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

  • EricTCEricTC Posts: 157Member
    Joined: Jun 12, 2021

    Question lang po, if maguupgrade na ng visa after 3 years from 491 to visa 191 (PR), need pa ba uli ng English exam & other assessments? Thank you.

    233214 - Structural Engineer
    visa 189 = 85pts | visa 190 = 90pts | visa 491 = 100pts
    ..
    Timeline:
    08/06/2021 - Contacted an Immigration Agent
    11/06/2021 - Preparation of Initial Documents (including 3 Career Episode Essays, SS etc.)
    25/08/2021 - Completion of all Initial Documents
    05/09/2021 - Start of PTE Academic Review (English Exam)
    30/10/2021 - PTE Academic Exam & Results ( L:90 | R:83 | S:90| W:90 ) Superior, First-Time Test Taker
    04/11/2021 - EA Skills Assessment submitted for 233214 - Structural Engineer
    23/11/2021 - Positive EA Skills Assessment outcome
    25/11/2021 - EOI submitted
    Around January 2022 - ROI submitted (RDA Sydney NSW) - not invited
    Around March 2022 - ROI submitted (Northern Rivers NSW)
    08/04/2022 - Pre-invite Received (Northern Rivers NSW)
    06/05/2022 - Received ITA (Northern Rivers NSW)
    13/06/2022 - Visa Lodged
    17/06/2022 - Health Examinations (Medical)
    30/06/2022 - Biometrics
    19/08/2022 - Visa Grant (Wooohooo! To God be all the glory!)
    22/09/2022 - Got Polio Vaccination Certificate from RHU
    10/10/2022 - Got Covid Vaccination Certificate online
    17/10/2022 - Secured a short-term accommodation in my regional area while offshore ($200 AUD incl. bills)
    06/11/2022 - Secured a long-term accommodation in my regional area while offshore ($180 AUD incl. bills)
    17/11/2022 - Big MOVE 2022
    ..
    PTE Exam Complete Preparation Guide:
    https://tinyurl.com/PTEPreparationGuide
    ..
    How I got an Australian visa in a span of 1.2 years
    https://tinyurl.com/HowIGotAnAustralianVisa
    ..
    Follow my YouTube channel for glimpse of regional Australia:
    https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeShortsEricTC
    ..
    James 1:5-6
    (New International Version)
    5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
    6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
    ..
    Testimony: God is always one step ahead.

  • MLBSMLBS Manila
    Posts: 946Member
    Joined: Sep 11, 2016

    @EricTC said:
    Question lang po, if maguupgrade na ng visa after 3 years from 491 to visa 191 (PR), need pa ba uli ng English exam & other assessments? Thank you.

    no need for these. bayad nalang ng visa lodging fee

    caspersushi24EricTC

    233411 Electronics Engineer (Age-30, Educ-15,English proficiency-20, NAATI - 5, Single, - 10 Relative sponsorship - 15)
    95 pts total
    2017*****
    June 3, 2017 = Graduated from College
    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
    2018*****
    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!
    2019*****
    Feb 4 2019 = arrived to Perth
    2020*****
    Jan 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
    Oct 8 2023 = 191 Lodged
    Oct 30 2023 = 191 granted

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