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  • era222era222 Philippines
    Posts: 766Member
    Joined: Mar 08, 2022

    @tigerlance said:

    @era222 said:

    @mikelle said:
    Hello po, sa mga nakapagsecure po ng work bago po mag-BIG move, may mga questions po sana ako. Hoping may sumagot sana:

    1. Did you change your location in LinkedIn and Seek to the Australia kahit di pa po kayo nagmigrate?
    2. What job search platforms did you use?
    3. Is there a way to hide the location from people on LinkedIn in the Philippines? Ayoko po kasi sanang makita ng current employer, connections ko na Australia na tagged location ko.
    4. If you have highly recommended formats for your resume and cover letter, hope you could share po yung links.
    5. Is there a way to secure an Aus mobile number while in the Philippines, like if may kakilala kami na nasa Aus right now at makikisuyo kami to send thru parcel yung sim (activate muna sa Aus bago ipadala)? Para makasecure na kami ng Aus number and register to the necessary services. Is this possible po?

    Thank you so much and God bless us all.

    Related to #5, anyone tried purchasing a Telstra esim while in the PH? :)

    Ang isang tanong, kahit na nakaroaming kung magagamit ba sa Pilipinas? Kasi yung sim ko sa Pilipinas, wala ako natanggap na calls and messages, maliban lang sa OTP ng banks sa Pilipinas. So better check kung useful talaga siya baka di karin matawagan. Kasi kahit na ipapasuyo mo pa na iroam dito sa AU or kung possible na iroam sa Pilipinas ang numbers ng AU, still gagana siya.

    Thanks, my AU number (physical sim) works fine sa Pinas. Strangely, I get texts and OTPs din kahit wala nang charge yung sim. Auto-roaming din siya with partner telco (Telstra = Smart). Curious lang if anyone tried buying an esim from offshore hehe :)

    212415 - Technical Writer | Offshore, PH | With agent | Age: 30 | English: 20 | Work: 0 | Qualification: 15 | Single: 10 | NAATI: 5 | Total: 80+5 for SC190 | Granted 190 NSW

    2020

    December 5: Started consulting with agents

    2021

    March 5: Hiatus

    2022

    February 28: Resumed my application
    June 16: PTE - Started studying on my own (Used Pearson mock tests and APEUni)
    June 21: PTE - Booked my exam
    June 23: VETASSESS - Submitted my application
    June 24: VETASSESS - Status "Lodged"
    August 26: PTE - Exam at Trident Makati
    August 30: PTE - Results: SUPERIOR (LRSW 90) - Read my study/exam tips
    September 14: NAATI CCL - Booked my exam
    November 26: NAATI CCL - Exam
    November 30: VETASSESS - Requested for updated reference letter
    December 7: VETASSESS - Submitted updated reference letter
    December 16: VETASSESS - Result - POSITIVE ASSESSMENT!
    December 22: NAATI CCL - Results - Passed (77.5/90) - Just took the CCL cram course
    December 23: EOI - Lodged 190 for VIC and NSW

    2023

    January 6: Submitted petition for correction of birth certificate (just in case)
    January 10: STATE NOM - Received pre-invite from NSW for 190 TYL / Discontinued VIC ROI
    January 23: STATE NOM - Submitted nomination application to NSW
    January 24: Received ITA from NSW for 190 visa first thing in the morning tears of joy
    February 17: Lodged 190 visa application / Scheduled my medicals at St. Luke's BGC
    March 4: First-time visit to Melbourne and Sydney
    March 13: Medicals
    March 17: Police clearance
    March 21: Medicals cleared
    April 5: Uploaded corrected birth certificate (TYL, my LCRO was efficient)
    October 16: Received commencement email
    December 28: PR VISA GRANT

  • era222era222 Philippines
    Posts: 766Member
    Joined: Mar 08, 2022

    @renzkimwell said:
    Hello mga ka-AU BM, ask ko lang. Nagrant ang PR visa ko April 2023. Tapos plan ko magipon muna para sa BM. Tho nagbook na ko ng flight sa August 2023, yun flight ko is round trip babalik pa sana ako sa Pinas. 2 weeks lang balak ko muna stay sa Sydney kaya bakasyon lang muna. Is it possible? Considered na po ba sya as first entry kahit babalik pa ko ng Pinas?
    Also, question,indi po ba yun makakaaffect sa pagbilang ng citizenship application ko?

    Thank you po sa sasagot.

    Yes, possible and considered na sya as first entry. Makakaaffect sya in a good way, since kahit babalik ka ng Pinas, start na yung pagbilang for your citizenship eligibility.

    212415 - Technical Writer | Offshore, PH | With agent | Age: 30 | English: 20 | Work: 0 | Qualification: 15 | Single: 10 | NAATI: 5 | Total: 80+5 for SC190 | Granted 190 NSW

    2020

    December 5: Started consulting with agents

    2021

    March 5: Hiatus

    2022

    February 28: Resumed my application
    June 16: PTE - Started studying on my own (Used Pearson mock tests and APEUni)
    June 21: PTE - Booked my exam
    June 23: VETASSESS - Submitted my application
    June 24: VETASSESS - Status "Lodged"
    August 26: PTE - Exam at Trident Makati
    August 30: PTE - Results: SUPERIOR (LRSW 90) - Read my study/exam tips
    September 14: NAATI CCL - Booked my exam
    November 26: NAATI CCL - Exam
    November 30: VETASSESS - Requested for updated reference letter
    December 7: VETASSESS - Submitted updated reference letter
    December 16: VETASSESS - Result - POSITIVE ASSESSMENT!
    December 22: NAATI CCL - Results - Passed (77.5/90) - Just took the CCL cram course
    December 23: EOI - Lodged 190 for VIC and NSW

    2023

    January 6: Submitted petition for correction of birth certificate (just in case)
    January 10: STATE NOM - Received pre-invite from NSW for 190 TYL / Discontinued VIC ROI
    January 23: STATE NOM - Submitted nomination application to NSW
    January 24: Received ITA from NSW for 190 visa first thing in the morning tears of joy
    February 17: Lodged 190 visa application / Scheduled my medicals at St. Luke's BGC
    March 4: First-time visit to Melbourne and Sydney
    March 13: Medicals
    March 17: Police clearance
    March 21: Medicals cleared
    April 5: Uploaded corrected birth certificate (TYL, my LCRO was efficient)
    October 16: Received commencement email
    December 28: PR VISA GRANT

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

    @renzkimwell said:
    Hello mga ka-AU BM, ask ko lang. Nagrant ang PR visa ko April 2023. Tapos plan ko magipon muna para sa BM. Tho nagbook na ko ng flight sa August 2023, yun flight ko is round trip babalik pa sana ako sa Pinas. 2 weeks lang balak ko muna stay sa Sydney kaya bakasyon lang muna. Is it possible? Considered na po ba sya as first entry kahit babalik pa ko ng Pinas?
    Also, question,indi po ba yun makakaaffect sa pagbilang ng citizenship application ko?

    Thank you po sa sasagot.

    Considered as first entry na yan once umapak ka sa Aus kahit 1 day lang. Di yan issue sa citizenship, basta mabuo mo 4 yrs na stay before applying

    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

  • divaaizdivaaiz Singapore
    Posts: 9Member
    Joined: Jun 20, 2019

    @mcrystal said:
    Hello everyone. Yung nag big move po this year. Ilang weeks po bago dumating yung medicare card number? Salamat po

    Nagsend din ako ng application via email nung April 24, as of now di ko pa rin narereceive ang medicare card ko. How about you sis?

    225311 – Public Relations Professional | Age: 30pts | Education: 15pts | Experience: 5pts | English: 20pts | State/Territory Nomination 5pts | Single 5 pts Total: 80pts (offshore - DIY)

    Actual Timeline:
    2018.08.18 - PTE Test
    2019.06.18 - Lodged VETASSESS application (Public Relations Professional)
    2019.08.22 - VETASSESS Outcome: Positive
    2019.08.23 - Lodge NSW EOI (70 pts),
    2019.08.26 - Lodge ACT EOI (70 pts + ACT MATRIX = 45)
    2021.08.26 EOIs Expired
    2021.11.05 PTE Test, PTE Result Superior
    2021.11.21 Lodge multiple EOIs SA, TAS, ACT
    2022.09.15 Lodge EOI NSW 190
    2022.10.05 Received invitation to apply NSW 190
    2022.10.10 Applied Priority VETASSESS application (Public Relations Professional)
    2022.10.17 Accepted invitation to apply for visa
    2022.10.20 CO contact
    2022.10.24 VetAssess Priority Outcome: Positive and submitted to case officer
    2022.10.25 Lodge visa
    2022.11.04 Appeal for SG COC
    2022.11.07 Medical
    2022.11.14 SG Police Fingerprint and COC received
    2022.11.29 NBI clearance Manila
    2022.11.29 submitted all documents Immiaccount (SG COC, NBI Clearance, CENOMAR)
    2022.11.30 VISA Grant
    2023.04 BIG MOVE

  • divaaizdivaaiz Singapore
    Posts: 9Member
    Joined: Jun 20, 2019

    @Unsullied_06 said:

    @sureball5 said:
    Nakapagbigmove na rin po ako nung 2nd week of April, tapos nagstart ako magapply ng work after 2 weeks, the next day, may kumontak sakin na company at ayun hired narin sa wakas, mabilis ang process dito, parang 2 days lang nagawa ung initial, final interview at job offer, di rin sila barat (Mining company, Oil and Gas experience ko sa SG , kinonsider nila) binigay nila ung asking salary ko , kaya sobrang thankful talaga.

    Galing po ako SG, para sakin mas mura bilihin dito lalo na sa groceries at shopping.

    Bali eto po so far ang mga nagawa ko na,
    1.) TFN – received via mail after 1 week
    2.) Medicare – waiting
    3.) Drivers Licence transfer – Awaiting exam
    4.) White Card – completed
    5.) Bank – Commbank, nag open kami 2 weeks before arrival.
    6.) Sim Card – Optus sim only plan (39 aud lang 100 GB data, unlimited International call)

    @sureball5 said:
    Nakapagbigmove na rin po ako nung 2nd week of April, tapos nagstart ako magapply ng work after 2 weeks, the next day, may kumontak sakin na company at ayun hired narin sa wakas, mabilis ang process dito, parang 2 days lang nagawa ung initial, final interview at job offer, di rin sila barat (Mining company, Oil and Gas experience ko sa SG , kinonsider nila) binigay nila ung asking salary ko , kaya sobrang thankful talaga.

    Galing po ako SG, para sakin mas mura bilihin dito lalo na sa groceries at shopping.

    Bali eto po so far ang mga nagawa ko na,
    1.) TFN – received via mail after 1 week
    2.) Medicare – waiting
    3.) Drivers Licence transfer – Awaiting exam
    4.) White Card – completed
    5.) Bank – Commbank, nag open kami 2 weeks before arrival.
    6.) Sim Card – Optus sim only plan (39 aud lang 100 GB data, unlimited International call)

    Hello @sureball5 April 2nd week din ako nag-apply sa medicare. Mga kelan kaya dadating yung card natin tama ba 4-6 weeks daw inaabot bago dumating card so possible 3rd or 4th week ngayong May bale no? Kailangan ko na kasi ulit magpa-flu vaccine at ang lamig na dito sa Sydney haha. Bukas na kasi mag-eexpire yung flu vaccine ko last year sa Pinas. Tapos regarding Centrelink nagregister ka na ba? Ako kasi hindi pa. Naguguluhan ako kung pwede na ba magregister or hindi pa. Patulong kung alam mo na. Thank you.

    Hello @sureball5 and @Unsullied_06 kelan po dumating yung medicare card nyo from the time you applied? April 24 ako nagsubmit ng form via email, hindi ko pa rin narereceive yung card.

    Also regarding Centrelink, hindi pa po ako makaregister kasi waiting for medicare card as additional digital identity proof.

    annedetermined

    225311 – Public Relations Professional | Age: 30pts | Education: 15pts | Experience: 5pts | English: 20pts | State/Territory Nomination 5pts | Single 5 pts Total: 80pts (offshore - DIY)

    Actual Timeline:
    2018.08.18 - PTE Test
    2019.06.18 - Lodged VETASSESS application (Public Relations Professional)
    2019.08.22 - VETASSESS Outcome: Positive
    2019.08.23 - Lodge NSW EOI (70 pts),
    2019.08.26 - Lodge ACT EOI (70 pts + ACT MATRIX = 45)
    2021.08.26 EOIs Expired
    2021.11.05 PTE Test, PTE Result Superior
    2021.11.21 Lodge multiple EOIs SA, TAS, ACT
    2022.09.15 Lodge EOI NSW 190
    2022.10.05 Received invitation to apply NSW 190
    2022.10.10 Applied Priority VETASSESS application (Public Relations Professional)
    2022.10.17 Accepted invitation to apply for visa
    2022.10.20 CO contact
    2022.10.24 VetAssess Priority Outcome: Positive and submitted to case officer
    2022.10.25 Lodge visa
    2022.11.04 Appeal for SG COC
    2022.11.07 Medical
    2022.11.14 SG Police Fingerprint and COC received
    2022.11.29 NBI clearance Manila
    2022.11.29 submitted all documents Immiaccount (SG COC, NBI Clearance, CENOMAR)
    2022.11.30 VISA Grant
    2023.04 BIG MOVE

  • MTwarrior2396MTwarrior2396 Posts: 50Member
    Joined: Jul 12, 2021

    Hi guys! I’m wondering if anyone here was able to buy a brand new CAR? I was told i’d have to build my credit score first pero 3 months palang ako dito, so im not sure how soon possible na makakuha . Salamat po sa makakasagot!

    annedeterminedtofu888MACINOZ2023
  • Unsullied_06Unsullied_06 Australia
    Posts: 269Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2019

    @divaaiz said:

    @Unsullied_06 said:

    @sureball5 said:
    Nakapagbigmove na rin po ako nung 2nd week of April, tapos nagstart ako magapply ng work after 2 weeks, the next day, may kumontak sakin na company at ayun hired narin sa wakas, mabilis ang process dito, parang 2 days lang nagawa ung initial, final interview at job offer, di rin sila barat (Mining company, Oil and Gas experience ko sa SG , kinonsider nila) binigay nila ung asking salary ko , kaya sobrang thankful talaga.

    Galing po ako SG, para sakin mas mura bilihin dito lalo na sa groceries at shopping.

    Bali eto po so far ang mga nagawa ko na,
    1.) TFN – received via mail after 1 week
    2.) Medicare – waiting
    3.) Drivers Licence transfer – Awaiting exam
    4.) White Card – completed
    5.) Bank – Commbank, nag open kami 2 weeks before arrival.
    6.) Sim Card – Optus sim only plan (39 aud lang 100 GB data, unlimited International call)

    @sureball5 said:
    Nakapagbigmove na rin po ako nung 2nd week of April, tapos nagstart ako magapply ng work after 2 weeks, the next day, may kumontak sakin na company at ayun hired narin sa wakas, mabilis ang process dito, parang 2 days lang nagawa ung initial, final interview at job offer, di rin sila barat (Mining company, Oil and Gas experience ko sa SG , kinonsider nila) binigay nila ung asking salary ko , kaya sobrang thankful talaga.

    Galing po ako SG, para sakin mas mura bilihin dito lalo na sa groceries at shopping.

    Bali eto po so far ang mga nagawa ko na,
    1.) TFN – received via mail after 1 week
    2.) Medicare – waiting
    3.) Drivers Licence transfer – Awaiting exam
    4.) White Card – completed
    5.) Bank – Commbank, nag open kami 2 weeks before arrival.
    6.) Sim Card – Optus sim only plan (39 aud lang 100 GB data, unlimited International call)

    Hello @sureball5 April 2nd week din ako nag-apply sa medicare. Mga kelan kaya dadating yung card natin tama ba 4-6 weeks daw inaabot bago dumating card so possible 3rd or 4th week ngayong May bale no? Kailangan ko na kasi ulit magpa-flu vaccine at ang lamig na dito sa Sydney haha. Bukas na kasi mag-eexpire yung flu vaccine ko last year sa Pinas. Tapos regarding Centrelink nagregister ka na ba? Ako kasi hindi pa. Naguguluhan ako kung pwede na ba magregister or hindi pa. Patulong kung alam mo na. Thank you.

    Hello @sureball5 and @Unsullied_06 kelan po dumating yung medicare card nyo from the time you applied? April 24 ako nagsubmit ng form via email, hindi ko pa rin narereceive yung card.

    Also regarding Centrelink, hindi pa po ako makaregister kasi waiting for medicare card as additional digital identity proof.

    @divaaiz said:

    @Unsullied_06 said:

    @sureball5 said:
    Nakapagbigmove na rin po ako nung 2nd week of April, tapos nagstart ako magapply ng work after 2 weeks, the next day, may kumontak sakin na company at ayun hired narin sa wakas, mabilis ang process dito, parang 2 days lang nagawa ung initial, final interview at job offer, di rin sila barat (Mining company, Oil and Gas experience ko sa SG , kinonsider nila) binigay nila ung asking salary ko , kaya sobrang thankful talaga.

    Galing po ako SG, para sakin mas mura bilihin dito lalo na sa groceries at shopping.

    Bali eto po so far ang mga nagawa ko na,
    1.) TFN – received via mail after 1 week
    2.) Medicare – waiting
    3.) Drivers Licence transfer – Awaiting exam
    4.) White Card – completed
    5.) Bank – Commbank, nag open kami 2 weeks before arrival.
    6.) Sim Card – Optus sim only plan (39 aud lang 100 GB data, unlimited International call)

    @sureball5 said:
    Nakapagbigmove na rin po ako nung 2nd week of April, tapos nagstart ako magapply ng work after 2 weeks, the next day, may kumontak sakin na company at ayun hired narin sa wakas, mabilis ang process dito, parang 2 days lang nagawa ung initial, final interview at job offer, di rin sila barat (Mining company, Oil and Gas experience ko sa SG , kinonsider nila) binigay nila ung asking salary ko , kaya sobrang thankful talaga.

    Galing po ako SG, para sakin mas mura bilihin dito lalo na sa groceries at shopping.

    Bali eto po so far ang mga nagawa ko na,
    1.) TFN – received via mail after 1 week
    2.) Medicare – waiting
    3.) Drivers Licence transfer – Awaiting exam
    4.) White Card – completed
    5.) Bank – Commbank, nag open kami 2 weeks before arrival.
    6.) Sim Card – Optus sim only plan (39 aud lang 100 GB data, unlimited International call)

    Hello @sureball5 April 2nd week din ako nag-apply sa medicare. Mga kelan kaya dadating yung card natin tama ba 4-6 weeks daw inaabot bago dumating card so possible 3rd or 4th week ngayong May bale no? Kailangan ko na kasi ulit magpa-flu vaccine at ang lamig na dito sa Sydney haha. Bukas na kasi mag-eexpire yung flu vaccine ko last year sa Pinas. Tapos regarding Centrelink nagregister ka na ba? Ako kasi hindi pa. Naguguluhan ako kung pwede na ba magregister or hindi pa. Patulong kung alam mo na. Thank you.

    Hello @sureball5 and @Unsullied_06 kelan po dumating yung medicare card nyo from the time you applied? April 24 ako nagsubmit ng form via email, hindi ko pa rin narereceive yung card.

    Also regarding Centrelink, hindi pa po ako makaregister kasi waiting for medicare card as additional digital identity proof.

    Hello @divaaiz wala pa din yung physical card ko ng Medicare pero kahapon tumawag na ako sa kanila sa hotline kasi 7 weeks na akin eh ang sabi may delay lang daw sa mailing pero nakuha ko na yung medicare card number ko pati nalink ko na din sa MyGov account ko inassist ako kahapon nung sumagot. Dito ko tumawag: 132011.

    era222

    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

  • HeprexHeprex Melbourne
    Posts: 2,109Member
    Joined: Aug 03, 2016
    edited May 2023

    @MTwarrior2396 said:
    Hi guys! I’m wondering if anyone here was able to buy a brand new CAR? I was told i’d have to build my credit score first pero 3 months palang ako dito, so im not sure how soon possible na makakuha . Salamat po sa makakasagot!

    Hello, not sure if this helps. I arrived Aug 2018, and got into novated lease Feb 2019. brand new. I was approved Jan 2019 but car was delivered Feb 2019.

    263111 - Computer Network and Systems Engineer | Age: 30pts | Education: 15pts | Experience: 5pts | English: 20pts | Total: 70pts
    .
    03.08.2016 - joined pinoyau forum
    12.08.2016 - Start collating documents needed for ACS assessment.
    17.11.2016 - CTC'd and Submitted online ACS Assessment.
    28.11.2016 - ACS Result Suitable (AQF Advance Diploma, 5 years deducted) - Sent Appeal Application
    05.12.2016 - ACS Appeal Successful (AQF Bachelor Degree, 2 years deducted)
    21.12.2016 - Submitted EOI 189/190(NSW) (60/65)
    07.09.2017 - Update EOI 189 to 70pts
    20.09.2017 - INVITED!!!
    02.10.2017 - NBI Appointment - Hit for Wifey
    09.10.2017 - Medical @ Nationwide Makati - NBI Release for Wifey
    10.10.2017 - Medical Cleared (Both) - Visa 189 Application Lodge - Frontloaded All Documents
    20.02.2018 - GRANTED!! FINALLY!!! 02 Oct 2018 IED
    *****AFTER GRANT*****
    20.03.2018 - CFO/PDOS
    28.05.2018 - Initial Entry
    31.07.2018 - Big Move (Melbourne)
    .
    Days Count since Lodging: 133 days - counting ends here!!
    .

    CITIZENSHIP TIMELINE

    Date applied: 06 July 2022
    City/Council area: City of Maroondah (VIC)
    Online / Paper: Online
    Date received the acknowledgement email: 06 July 2022
    Received Citizenship Interview & Test Appointment letter: 09 Feb 2023
    Date of the Citizenship Test: 15 Feb 2023
    Citizenship Approval: 15 Feb 2023
    Received Ceremony Invitation: 08 May 2023
    Date of ceremony: 07 June 2023
    .
    .
    Road to Superior:
    20.12.2016 - L68/R70/S83/W65
    16.01.2017 - L63/R74/S80/W59
    *****wedding preps*****
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  • xiaolicoxiaolico Australia
    Posts: 983Member
    Joined: Aug 13, 2016

    @MTwarrior2396 said:
    Hi guys! I’m wondering if anyone here was able to buy a brand new CAR? I was told i’d have to build my credit score first pero 3 months palang ako dito, so im not sure how soon possible na makakuha . Salamat po sa makakasagot!

    If you will buy it cash, wala ng problema yan :) pero if loan, ako din mga after a year ako bumili. nag down ako half nung amount nung car. other half financing, hiningan ako ng pay slip at yung parang ITR nila. baka mahirapan ka ma-approve since I think hindi ka pa regular? and since less than a year ka pa lang, never ka pa nag file ng tax return diba? pero I think subukan mo lang. depende naman talaga yan sa down payment mo.

    Computer Network and Systems Engineer - 263111
    Age 33-39- 25points
    English superior- 20points
    Bachelor's Degree- 15points
    Work Experience- 10pts
    Total- 70pts

    July 25, 2016- Lodged ACS
    August 2, 2016- Favorable letter from ACS
    January 10, 2017- Took PTE
    January 12, 2017- PTE exam results (L90 R86 S90 W79)
    January 12, 2017- EOI
    January 18, 2017- ITA received
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    January 23, 2017- Visa Lodge 189
    January 24, 2017- Medical bgc
    January 27, 2017- NBI clearance received
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    February 15, 2017- Grant
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    October 27, 2017- Landed in Melbourne
    July 14, 2018- Moved to Sydney
    October 11, 2019- Wife gave birth to a baby boy
    October 20, 2019- Applied for baby's birth certificate online
    October 23, 2019- Baby boy's birth certificate received
    October 25, 2019- Applied for baby's medicare
    October 31, 2019- Baby's medicare activated
    October 31, 2019- Applied for baby's citizenship certificate
    November 7, 2019- Received baby's citizenship certificate
    November 13, 2019- Applied for baby's passport
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    April 14, 2022- Received Interview with Standard Test letter. May 25 schedule.
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  • mcrystalmcrystal Posts: 47Member
    Joined: Feb 22, 2022

    @divaaiz said:

    @mcrystal said:
    Hello everyone. Yung nag big move po this year. Ilang weeks po bago dumating yung medicare card number? Salamat po

    Nagsend din ako ng application via email nung April 24, as of now di ko pa rin narereceive ang medicare card ko. How about you sis?

    Tumawag ako sa Medicare at hindi nila malocate application ko last 19th of April.
    Nag instruct sila na mag re enroll uli ako then nag attach ako ng screenshot of my previous enrollment in a pdf format together with my medicare form, visa and passport. After three days from the date of second enrollment tumawag po uli ako to confirm kung nareceive na nila ang aking second enrollment, at naging okay na sa system nila. Received na daw and mag wwait uli ng 28 days. Yun lang best way para lang maiproceas medicare care kaya no choice. Need mag wait uli hehe

    MACINOZ2023
  • fednolascofednolasco Posts: 1Member
    Joined: Jun 04, 2019

    Hello!

    Sana matulungan ninyo ako sa tanong ko.

    I was granted a 491 Visa from South Australia. As part of my Big Move, I plan to visit my brother in Perth, Western Australia for a family vacation and then get a flight there.

    I asked CFO for the PDOS certificate but they can only give it to 189, 190 and 191 Visa holders. They refer me to POEA/DMW to get Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC).

    I went to POEA/DMW but they could not give me an OEC since I have no employment contract. They referred me Bureau of Immigration (BI).

    I asked BI via email (wala kasing tumatao sa Booth nila sa POEA/DMW) and replied that they could "not allowed to perform pre-travel assessment as departure formalities can only be conducted by the Immigration Officer upon your actual departure at your port of exit".

    Ito pa dinagdag ng BI sa email nila (nagpalito lang sa akin):
    However, kindly be advised that pursuant to the Department of Justice Memorandum Circular No. 36, s. 2015, passengers travelling for the purpose of employment are required to present the following documents upon departure:
    1. Valid employment visa
    2. Valid POEA/ DMW Overseas Employment Certificate

    My question is do I really need #1 and #2 for a 491 Visa?

    Thank you po sa sasagot.

  • MACINOZ2023MACINOZ2023 Qatar
    Posts: 312Member
    Joined: Jun 23, 2021
    fednolasco

    POINTS BREAKDOWN and JOB CODE

    Age : 25 | Education : 15 | Work : 5 | English PTE : 20 | Partner : 5
    ANZSCO Code : Computer Network and Systems Engineer (263111)
    Points : 70/75/85
    Applicant : Husband
    Location : Qatar

    TIMELINE

    2023

    XXX-XX-2023 - 491 NSW Visa Grant

    September 27, 2023 - Attached Cover Letter and Clicked "I confirm" button.
    September 21, 2023 - Attached required Form 1229
    September 14, 2023 - Received CO Contact/S56 (Form 1229)
    June 2023 - Medicals Cleared
    May 20, 2023 - Medical Physical Check up
    May 15, 2023 - Medical Laboratory Tests
    May 11, 2023 - Biometrics
    May 05, 2023 - Lodged Visa 491 NSW (85 pts)
    April 2023 - Philippines NBI and Qatar PCC
    March 17, 2023 - 491 NSW (RDA Illawara) State Nomination Approval and ITA from Skillselect
    February 14, 2023 - RDA Application to Illawara (NSW 491)

    2022

    December 2022 - EOI (NSW 190 and 491)
    November 2022 - EOI (SA 491, WA 491, and VIC 190)
    November 2022 - 3rd PTE Exam - Applicant - Superior
    November 2022 - 2nd PTE Exam - Applicant - Proficient
    October 2022 : 1st PTE Exam - Applicant - Proficient
    October 2022 : PTE Exam - Dependent - Proficient
    September 2022 : Review for PTE
    August 2022 : ACS Result - Positive - Suitable for Migration
    June 2022 : ACS Application Submitted
    March 2022 : Signed Service Agreement with our Migration Agent

    "Until it's my turn, I will keep clapping for others."

  • parkuuuparkuuu Posts: 62Member
    Joined: Apr 19, 2023

    @era222 said:
    For those asking, ito mga pics hopefully to inspire at ma-renew ang faith, kung medyo nababagot na maghintay (like me). Ginawang blog eh noh! First time to visit Australia so pasensya na sa saya 😆 Pero may mga nakapagtanong kasi so share ko na lang here hehe:

    Sydney
    The Opera House at night—so beautiful!

    Bondi to Bronte coastal walk, went here solo and commuting was really straightforward. Just hop on a bus and sit for less than an hour, and boom, beach! Nakakapanibago ang "coastal walk" as a concept but man, what an experience! Parang nadagdagan yung buhay ko ng 100 years, hahaha.

    Yung Opera grounds, sobrang nakakatameme sa lawak at pagka-open. I went here every day to watch the sunset and mag-chill lang sa grounds, nakaupo kung saan-saan.

    The whole Circular Quay to Milsons Point harbour edge was just beautiful. Mapa-araw o gabi, ang ganda talaga.

    Melbourne
    Napaka-walkable, nakakaloka! Kahit na up/downhill, keri pa rin. Ang dali rin ng buhay tram! My commutes never took more than an hour, ever, kahit nung mga moments na nawala ako dahil maling train nasakyan. Ang daling bumalik.

    Melbourne's greenery and parks were my favourite. Mas chill kaysa dun sa Sydney, siguro kasi mas onti tao? Pero may pagka-probinsya feel si Melbourne for me kahit major city siya.

    Feel na feel ang autumn sa Melb! Yung weather and vibe. Sa Sydney, parang summer pa rin eh hahaha.

    Medyo underwhelming sa akin yung tourist spots ni Melbourne, pero I get the appeal of the city talaga as a place to live in. You come to appreciate each spot sa ambience. Where Sydney feels like The Big City, Melbourne feels like your own little city.

    Keep the faith lang, these two cities will be our home soon! 🫶🏼

    Na inlove din ako sa Sydney nung nag visit kami :( Grabe yung Coogee to Bondi walk, medyo naiiyak ako na temporary lang yung stay namin hahahaha

    San mo po mas prefer, Melb or Syd? I've only veen to Syd and Adelaide, pero mas prefer ko yung perks ni Sydney

    era222aJeffRizzalittlebuzz20bloombery2020

    221111 Accountant | NSW or VIC | 85/90 points for 189/190
    15 May 23 - PTE-A L|S|W|R (90|90|90|90)
    20 June 23 - Submitted skill assessment documents to CPA Australia
    01 Sept 23 - Received positive skills assessment from CPA Australia
    01 Sept 23 - Submitted 180, 190 NSW, 190 VIC
    12 Sept 23 - Submitted VIC SC190 ROI
    14 Sept 23 - Submitted 190 SA
    27 Sept 23 - Submitted 491 NSW - Labag man sa loob, para sa AU Dreams haha

  • era222era222 Philippines
    Posts: 766Member
    Joined: Mar 08, 2022
    edited June 2023

    @parkuuu said:

    @era222 said:
    For those asking, ito mga pics hopefully to inspire at ma-renew ang faith, kung medyo nababagot na maghintay (like me). Ginawang blog eh noh! First time to visit Australia so pasensya na sa saya 😆 Pero may mga nakapagtanong kasi so share ko na lang here hehe:

    Sydney
    The Opera House at night—so beautiful!

    Bondi to Bronte coastal walk, went here solo and commuting was really straightforward. Just hop on a bus and sit for less than an hour, and boom, beach! Nakakapanibago ang "coastal walk" as a concept but man, what an experience! Parang nadagdagan yung buhay ko ng 100 years, hahaha.

    Yung Opera grounds, sobrang nakakatameme sa lawak at pagka-open. I went here every day to watch the sunset and mag-chill lang sa grounds, nakaupo kung saan-saan.

    The whole Circular Quay to Milsons Point harbour edge was just beautiful. Mapa-araw o gabi, ang ganda talaga.

    Melbourne
    Napaka-walkable, nakakaloka! Kahit na up/downhill, keri pa rin. Ang dali rin ng buhay tram! My commutes never took more than an hour, ever, kahit nung mga moments na nawala ako dahil maling train nasakyan. Ang daling bumalik.

    Melbourne's greenery and parks were my favourite. Mas chill kaysa dun sa Sydney, siguro kasi mas onti tao? Pero may pagka-probinsya feel si Melbourne for me kahit major city siya.

    Feel na feel ang autumn sa Melb! Yung weather and vibe. Sa Sydney, parang summer pa rin eh hahaha.

    Medyo underwhelming sa akin yung tourist spots ni Melbourne, pero I get the appeal of the city talaga as a place to live in. You come to appreciate each spot sa ambience. Where Sydney feels like The Big City, Melbourne feels like your own little city.

    Keep the faith lang, these two cities will be our home soon! 🫶🏼

    Na inlove din ako sa Sydney nung nag visit kami :( Grabe yung Coogee to Bondi walk, medyo naiiyak ako na temporary lang yung stay namin hahahaha

    San mo po mas prefer, Melb or Syd? I've only veen to Syd and Adelaide, pero mas prefer ko yung perks ni Sydney

    Ang layo ng inabot mo sa thread, haha! I really loved the coastal walk. We don't have enough spaces to take long, leisurely walks (safely and without a long commute/drive) in the Philippines, so the fact na easy access sa napakagandang nature si Sydney is a big win for me.

    I personally like the Melbourne lifestyle—fit for me yung vibe, weather, walkability, arts scene, transpo, and parks. I think ibang level yung infrastructure ni Melb, hehe, isang kembot lang pa library to study or work. But I also like Sydney's outdoors and my connections are NSW-based 😄

    I think it really depends on your personality and priorities kung saan mo mas prefer.

    RizzaMACINOZ2023jinigirl

    212415 - Technical Writer | Offshore, PH | With agent | Age: 30 | English: 20 | Work: 0 | Qualification: 15 | Single: 10 | NAATI: 5 | Total: 80+5 for SC190 | Granted 190 NSW

    2020

    December 5: Started consulting with agents

    2021

    March 5: Hiatus

    2022

    February 28: Resumed my application
    June 16: PTE - Started studying on my own (Used Pearson mock tests and APEUni)
    June 21: PTE - Booked my exam
    June 23: VETASSESS - Submitted my application
    June 24: VETASSESS - Status "Lodged"
    August 26: PTE - Exam at Trident Makati
    August 30: PTE - Results: SUPERIOR (LRSW 90) - Read my study/exam tips
    September 14: NAATI CCL - Booked my exam
    November 26: NAATI CCL - Exam
    November 30: VETASSESS - Requested for updated reference letter
    December 7: VETASSESS - Submitted updated reference letter
    December 16: VETASSESS - Result - POSITIVE ASSESSMENT!
    December 22: NAATI CCL - Results - Passed (77.5/90) - Just took the CCL cram course
    December 23: EOI - Lodged 190 for VIC and NSW

    2023

    January 6: Submitted petition for correction of birth certificate (just in case)
    January 10: STATE NOM - Received pre-invite from NSW for 190 TYL / Discontinued VIC ROI
    January 23: STATE NOM - Submitted nomination application to NSW
    January 24: Received ITA from NSW for 190 visa first thing in the morning tears of joy
    February 17: Lodged 190 visa application / Scheduled my medicals at St. Luke's BGC
    March 4: First-time visit to Melbourne and Sydney
    March 13: Medicals
    March 17: Police clearance
    March 21: Medicals cleared
    April 5: Uploaded corrected birth certificate (TYL, my LCRO was efficient)
    October 16: Received commencement email
    December 28: PR VISA GRANT

  • ina008ina008 Posts: 71Member
    Joined: Nov 25, 2017

    @fednolasco said:
    Hello!

    Sana matulungan ninyo ako sa tanong ko.

    I was granted a 491 Visa from South Australia. As part of my Big Move, I plan to visit my brother in Perth, Western Australia for a family vacation and then get a flight there.

    I asked CFO for the PDOS certificate but they can only give it to 189, 190 and 191 Visa holders. They refer me to POEA/DMW to get Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC).

    I went to POEA/DMW but they could not give me an OEC since I have no employment contract. They referred me Bureau of Immigration (BI).

    I asked BI via email (wala kasing tumatao sa Booth nila sa POEA/DMW) and replied that they could "not allowed to perform pre-travel assessment as departure formalities can only be conducted by the Immigration Officer upon your actual departure at your port of exit".

    Ito pa dinagdag ng BI sa email nila (nagpalito lang sa akin):
    However, kindly be advised that pursuant to the Department of Justice Memorandum Circular No. 36, s. 2015, passengers travelling for the purpose of employment are required to present the following documents upon departure:
    1. Valid employment visa
    2. Valid POEA/ DMW Overseas Employment Certificate

    My question is do I really need #1 and #2 for a 491 Visa?

    Thank you po sa sasagot.

    No need na po. Passport at visa grant lang hinanap sa kin.
    Just in case gusto nyong makasigurado, you can email ARIEL CRUZ acruz@cfo.gov.ph asking for confirmation that 491 visa doesn't need a CFO. Yan po ginawa ko pero hindi naman hinanap.
    Pumunta din po ako POEA para makasigurado and no need nga ng OEC since wala pa naman employer.

    era222fednolasco

    "So don’t allow your hearts to grow dull or lose your enthusiasm, but follow the example of those who fully received what God has promised because of their strong faith and patient endurance." - Hebrews 6:12 TPT

  • parkuuuparkuuu Posts: 62Member
    Joined: Apr 19, 2023

    @era222 said:

    Ang layo ng inabot mo sa thread, haha! I really loved the coastal walk. We don't have enough spaces to take long, leisurely walks (safely and without a long commute/drive) in the Philippines, so the fact na easy access sa napakagandang nature si Sydney is a big win for me.

    I personally like the Melbourne lifestyle—fit for me yung vibe, weather, walkability, arts scene, transpo, and parks. I think ibang level yung infrastructure ni Melb, hehe, isang kembot lang pa library to study or work. But I also like Sydney's outdoors and my connections are NSW-based 😄

    I think it really depends on your personality and priorities kung saan mo mas prefer.

    Sa google ko po ata nakita tong post hahaha namiss ko lang bigla kahit I just went there last March.

    I am planning to migrate din for the same reason in the first paragraph,and I wanna live on my own din. Never been to VIC kaya mas biased ako ngayon sa NSW, pero saan mas maganda ang nature between the two?

    221111 Accountant | NSW or VIC | 85/90 points for 189/190
    15 May 23 - PTE-A L|S|W|R (90|90|90|90)
    20 June 23 - Submitted skill assessment documents to CPA Australia
    01 Sept 23 - Received positive skills assessment from CPA Australia
    01 Sept 23 - Submitted 180, 190 NSW, 190 VIC
    12 Sept 23 - Submitted VIC SC190 ROI
    14 Sept 23 - Submitted 190 SA
    27 Sept 23 - Submitted 491 NSW - Labag man sa loob, para sa AU Dreams haha

  • era222era222 Philippines
    Posts: 766Member
    Joined: Mar 08, 2022

    @parkuuu said:

    @era222 said:

    Ang layo ng inabot mo sa thread, haha! I really loved the coastal walk. We don't have enough spaces to take long, leisurely walks (safely and without a long commute/drive) in the Philippines, so the fact na easy access sa napakagandang nature si Sydney is a big win for me.

    I personally like the Melbourne lifestyle—fit for me yung vibe, weather, walkability, arts scene, transpo, and parks. I think ibang level yung infrastructure ni Melb, hehe, isang kembot lang pa library to study or work. But I also like Sydney's outdoors and my connections are NSW-based 😄

    I think it really depends on your personality and priorities kung saan mo mas prefer.

    Sa google ko po ata nakita tong post hahaha namiss ko lang bigla kahit I just went there last March.

    I am planning to migrate din for the same reason in the first paragraph,and I wanna live on my own din. Never been to VIC kaya mas biased ako ngayon sa NSW, pero saan mas maganda ang nature between the two?

    Around the city lang ako naglibot and 'di ako expert so based lang sa first impressions ko, mas nagandahan ako sa nature ng NSW kasi andyan yung coastal walks, beaches, and harbour :) Mas marami akong nakitang mga puno within the city sa Melboune, pero kung great outdoors ang tukoy mo, wala ako masyadong natanaw dun except sa gardens/parks and Kilda beach.

    212415 - Technical Writer | Offshore, PH | With agent | Age: 30 | English: 20 | Work: 0 | Qualification: 15 | Single: 10 | NAATI: 5 | Total: 80+5 for SC190 | Granted 190 NSW

    2020

    December 5: Started consulting with agents

    2021

    March 5: Hiatus

    2022

    February 28: Resumed my application
    June 16: PTE - Started studying on my own (Used Pearson mock tests and APEUni)
    June 21: PTE - Booked my exam
    June 23: VETASSESS - Submitted my application
    June 24: VETASSESS - Status "Lodged"
    August 26: PTE - Exam at Trident Makati
    August 30: PTE - Results: SUPERIOR (LRSW 90) - Read my study/exam tips
    September 14: NAATI CCL - Booked my exam
    November 26: NAATI CCL - Exam
    November 30: VETASSESS - Requested for updated reference letter
    December 7: VETASSESS - Submitted updated reference letter
    December 16: VETASSESS - Result - POSITIVE ASSESSMENT!
    December 22: NAATI CCL - Results - Passed (77.5/90) - Just took the CCL cram course
    December 23: EOI - Lodged 190 for VIC and NSW

    2023

    January 6: Submitted petition for correction of birth certificate (just in case)
    January 10: STATE NOM - Received pre-invite from NSW for 190 TYL / Discontinued VIC ROI
    January 23: STATE NOM - Submitted nomination application to NSW
    January 24: Received ITA from NSW for 190 visa first thing in the morning tears of joy
    February 17: Lodged 190 visa application / Scheduled my medicals at St. Luke's BGC
    March 4: First-time visit to Melbourne and Sydney
    March 13: Medicals
    March 17: Police clearance
    March 21: Medicals cleared
    April 5: Uploaded corrected birth certificate (TYL, my LCRO was efficient)
    October 16: Received commencement email
    December 28: PR VISA GRANT

  • _sebodemacho_sebodemacho Melbourne, VIC
    Posts: 911Member
    Joined: Sep 13, 2019
    edited June 2023

    @era222 said:

    @parkuuu said:

    @era222 said:

    Ang layo ng inabot mo sa thread, haha! I really loved the coastal walk. We don't have enough spaces to take long, leisurely walks (safely and without a long commute/drive) in the Philippines, so the fact na easy access sa napakagandang nature si Sydney is a big win for me.

    I personally like the Melbourne lifestyle—fit for me yung vibe, weather, walkability, arts scene, transpo, and parks. I think ibang level yung infrastructure ni Melb, hehe, isang kembot lang pa library to study or work. But I also like Sydney's outdoors and my connections are NSW-based 😄

    I think it really depends on your personality and priorities kung saan mo mas prefer.

    Sa google ko po ata nakita tong post hahaha namiss ko lang bigla kahit I just went there last March.

    I am planning to migrate din for the same reason in the first paragraph,and I wanna live on my own din. Never been to VIC kaya mas biased ako ngayon sa NSW, pero saan mas maganda ang nature between the two?

    Around the city lang ako naglibot and 'di ako expert so based lang sa first impressions ko, mas nagandahan ako sa nature ng NSW kasi andyan yung coastal walks, beaches, and harbour :) Mas marami akong nakitang mga puno within the city sa Melboune, pero kung great outdoors ang tukoy mo, wala ako masyadong natanaw dun except sa gardens/parks and Kilda beach.

    Yeah, kahit ako nang minsan mapadpad ng Sydney, grabe yung luwa ng mata ko sa ganda nung lugar. Every turn, picturesque tipong gusto ko kunan ng litrato (that's when I knew and claimed that I will live in Australia someday). Kahit nasa sentro ka na, as in CBD area ang ganda ganda. Nakadagdag kasi talaga yung weather rin e.

    Havent been to Melb (first time in the coming big move which we have not exactly set when), but based on Googling (lol), you need to drive to reach the great outdoors. Lang coastal walks dyan within or near the CBD. We chose Melb for the long term. We felt sobrang crowded na ng Syd kase (of course, relative to other cities in Oz). Like unquestionably, lahat ng tao gusto dyan tumira. :D

    era222MACINOZ2023

    DIY all the way. Avoid preachy, know-it-all, and unscrupulous agents AT ALL COSTS!


    "We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams." - Les Brown


    261312 (Developer Programmer) - Main | 261111 (ICT Business Analyst) - Wife

    189 (95), 190 (100)


    2023

    14 Nov | BIG MOVE
    01 Nov | HIRED | First day of work. Remote working arrangement from SG
    --- Trying my luck at job hunting while in Singapore and BM planning on the side ---
    19 Apr | Direct Visa Grant | What a journey... JUST GRATEFUL!

    2022 - Pandemic Eases Off

    17 Nov | Medical Test Clearance
    15 Nov | Medical Test
    03 Nov | EOI #4, #6 | 189 Withdrawn, 190 NSW Withdrawn
    03 Nov | Visa Application | 190 VIC --- THE REAL WAITING GAME BEGINS!!!
    31 Oct | ITA | 190 VIC | never thought this day would come!!! T.T good decision to defer NSW nomination.
    27 Oct | Pre-ITA | 190 NSW --- sabi nila, when it rains, it pours!!!
    26 Oct | Nomination Application | 190 VIC
    26 Oct | Pre-ITA | 190 VIC --- one step closer, sa wakas, PADAYON!!!
    21 Oct | EOI #4, #5 + ROI, #6 DoE | 189, 190 VIC, 190 NSW
    21 Oct | ACS Assessment (Wife) Renewal - Suitable
    xx Mar| EOI#1, #2, #3 | 189 Expired, 190 NSW Expired, 190 VIC Expired

    2021 - Pandemic Still

    25 Sep | ACS Assessment (Main) Renewal - Suitable
    01 Feb | EOI#4 DoE | 189

    2020 - Pandemic

    19 Aug | EOI#1, #2, #3 DoE | 189, 190 NSW, 190 VIC
    30 Jul | NAATI CCL Online Test | Result: Passed
    09 Mar | PTE (Wife) | Results: L90 R80 S90 W82 (Superior)
    19 Feb | PTE (Main) | Results: L90 R83 S90 W82 (Superior)
    12 Feb | ACS Assessment (Wife) - Suitable | Expired

    2019

    24 Oct | ACS Assessment (Main) - Suitable | Expired

    2018

    --- Tons of research, document collection and other necessary preparations ---
    01 Sep | The Beginning | Had the chance to visit Oz, and immediately fell in love with it!

  • tofu888tofu888 Australia
    Posts: 80Member
    Joined: Mar 15, 2023

    hi! just wondering if anyone here have already registered in Anytime Fitness (AF) here in PH and have tried using the fob key in AUS? i was told na pwede international yung fob keys, just confirming lng of it’s working :)

    mikelle

    ANZSCO 233211 - CIVIL ENGINEER (ONHORE)


    2020
    jan 8: lodged visa 476

    -
    2020-sep2023
    earning experience in ph

    -
    2023 (Visa 189/190)
    jan 16: started planning 189/190 visa application
    feb 01: EA assessment - started collecting required docs
    feb 24: PTE - enrolled in APEUni
    mar 01: PTE - booked my exam
    apr 04: PTE - exam at Trident Makati
    apr 05: PTE - got my result (superior)
    apr 11: EA assessment - CDR+RSEA+fast track submitted
    may 12: EA assessment - assessment in progress
    may 16: EA assessment - awaiting information for requested docs
    may 19: EA assessment - provided requested docs
    may 22: EA assessment result - positive outcome
    jun 09: visa 476 - re-medical & form80 requested; form 80 submitted
    jun 20: visa 476 - re-medical
    jun 26: visa 476 - further assessment status
    jul 02: EOI - submitted 190(VIC) - 80+5 pts
    jul 18: visa 476 - grant!!
    sep 04: accepted a job offer!!
    oct 10: BM to Sydney for vacay
    oct 20: flight to Melbourne
    oct 21: ROI - submitted (VIC)
    oct 23: first day of work
    nov 29: EOI: pre-invite received!
    dec 01: accepted pre-invite
    dec 14: received my ITA (VIC)
    dec 17: lodge visa 190
    xxx xx: THAT GOLDEN EMAIL


    ~ you'll never know how far you can go, unless you take risk of going far ~


  • lmsg06lmsg06 Baguio City
    Posts: 72Member
    Joined: Aug 13, 2019

    Exactly 1 month after kami dumating.
    These are the things that we did after we've arrived:

    1. Getting a Sim Card
    • Initially bought Optus $2 sim and $30 promo
    • We moved to Coles Optus just yesterday for $2 sim and $20 promo mas mura kasi hehe
    1. Opening a bank account
    • Commbank - registered offshore days before our arrival
    • Requirements are Passport and Visa
    • They will issue a paper regarding your account details (use this for getting a photoID)
    • We were able to deposit over the counter even if wala pa card.
    • Our cards arrived after 2 weeks.
    1. Tax File Number
    • registered online (https://www.ato.gov.au/iar/#beforeStart) saw this link here in pinoyau.
    • Received our TFN 1 week after, via post/mail.
    • Updated the TFN in the commbank app after receiving the TFN
    1. Medicare
    • registered online (1 month na pero wala parin balita haha)
    1. PhotoID - went to NSW Service
    • Requirements are Bank Acct Details, Passport, and Visa
    • I got the 10year validity ID which is $102 kasi di ako marunong magdrive at wala pa balak magdrive haha
    • The 5 year validity is cheaper, not sure on how much this is
    1. Gala gala muna, we were able to buy coats/puffer at Costco (yun yung mejo afford na nakita namin pero mahal parin omaygad)
    2. Apply apply na, interview interview.
    • Ito yung hardest part. My first interview alam ko na agad na hindi ako kuha kasi first job tapos di marunong magdrive. Mejo maiiyak ka sa stage na to pero wag kang panghihinaan ng loob, bawal sumuko, di ka pwede umuwi ng pinas ng luhaan okay. Sa una lang yan.
    • Advise ko lang try nyo applyan is secretary/admin staff ng gusto nyo na job. I applied as secretary/admin staff sa mga construction firms. You can still apply sa want nyo na job naman.
    1. Got a job
    • Maiiyak ka sa tuwa kasi tapos na ang paghihirap kahit paano
    • Pero looking for a job parin si spouse but atleast may pang gastos na kami
    • The company hr online form recommended the Super company/bank
    • The only requirement they asked from me was my bank account details and TFN
    • No police check required (unlike pinas na need ang NBI), good thing we didn't get one.
    1. Two weeks in the job and ayun may sahod na, nakapag padala na rin sa pamilya sa pinas
    • Oks yung sahod malaki sa peso pero sakto lang for expenses dito
    • Work environment very mabait naman sila, I got lucky may mga food/snacks pa na libre sa office.

    Tips:
    • Bumili na ng black shoes at formal clothes sa pinas. Ang mahal dito. Tapos hindi fit yung mga shoes nila sa atin? napaltos yung paa ko sa black shoes haha
    • Sagarin nyo na yung limit ng pwede dalin na cosmetic products hehe paubos na yung mga watson products ko huhu
    • Bring lotion, lip balm, and petroleum jelly. Our skin dried and had rashes in the first 2 weeks.
    • The temperature went down to -2 during our 1st week HAHA BRING ALL YOUR THICK CLOTHES.

    Things na di pa namin nagagawa:
    Centrelink
    Makakita ng snow

    Here are some photos of our gala-gala,

    Bondi Beach


    Blue Mountains


    Mount Annan Botanical Park


    Vivid Sydney - Opera House


    Barangaroo at the Ferry
    (This last photo had my eyes teary, Tears of Joy and Sarap ng Pinaghirapan)

    See you guys in Oz ♥

    isa_georgiawhimpeeera222tofu888Pandabelle0405washoutDreamerGkidfrompolomolokShariemikelleand 13 others.

    233211 Civil Engineer
    (Age: 30pts | Education: 15pts | Work Exp: 5yrs - 10pts | Eng: 20pts | Partner Skills: 10pts)

    APR 29, 2019 : 1st PTE L-74 R-77 S-90 W-73 [Results after 4 Days]
    JUL 5, 2019 : 2nd PTE L-82 R-86 S-90 W-81 [Results after 1 Day] Superior
    JUL 2019: DHA Point system change (Spouse needs to take PTE and EA)
    OCT 2019 : Spouse PTE Competent [Results after 2 Days]
    MAY 2020 : EA Positive Outcome [233211 FTrack - Results after 10 Days - Sec.1 w/ PRC]
    JULY 2020 : Spouse EA Positive Outcome [233211 FTrack - Results after 25 Days - Sec.1 w/ PRC]
    JULY 2020 : 3yrs Experience EOI SC189-80pts | SC190-85pts | SC491-95pts
    MAY 2022 : 5yrs Experience EOI SC189-85pts | SC190-90pts | SC491-100pts
    AUG 26, 2022: Re-take PTE (expired) L-90 R-89 S-90 W-90 [Results same day] Superior
    AUG 26, 2022: ROI VIC (85+5)
    SEPT 6, 2022: GOLDEN PRE-INVITE SC 190 VIC!!! THANK YOU LORD!!!
    SEPT 16, 2022: Spouse Re-take PTE (nearly expired) [Results same day] Competent (VIC requires 12wks remaining validity)
    SEP 26, 2022: SC190 VIC Skillselect Invitation to Apply (ITA)!!! THANK YOU LORD!!!
    OCT 6, 2022: SC189 Skillselect Invitation to Apply (ITA)!!! THANK YOU LORD!!!
    NOV 16, 2022: SC189 VISA LODGE
    NOV 26, 2022: Medicals (Submitted by NHSI Baguio to DHA on Nov 28, 2022)
    APR 17, 2023: SC189 Grant
    APR 18, 2023: PDOS-Spouse (Registered on April 17, email received same day)
    APR 19, 2023: PDOS-Main applicant (Registered on April 17 did not receive e-mail, Registered again on April 18)
    MAY 9, 2023: BM ❤️ "In God's Perfect Time"


    BM Tips:
    https://pinoyau.info/discussion/comment/397290/#Comment_397290
    https://pinoyau.info/discussion/comment/396023/#Comment_396023

    PTE Tips:
    https://pinoyau.info/discussion/comment/383099/#Comment_383099
    Practiced in APEUNI (not premium)

  • Pandabelle0405Pandabelle0405 Singapore
    Posts: 688Member
    Joined: Aug 16, 2017

    @lmsg06 wow kaka excite naman ❤️ganda jan sobra ❤️

    lmsg06ga2au
  • era222era222 Philippines
    Posts: 766Member
    Joined: Mar 08, 2022

    @lmsg06 said:
    Exactly 1 month after kami dumating.
    These are the things that we did after we've arrived:

    1. Getting a Sim Card
    • Initially bought Optus $2 sim and $30 promo
    • We moved to Coles Optus just yesterday for $2 sim and $20 promo mas mura kasi hehe
    1. Opening a bank account
    • Commbank - registered offshore days before our arrival
    • Requirements are Passport and Visa
    • They will issue a paper regarding your account details (use this for getting a photoID)
    • We were able to deposit over the counter even if wala pa card.
    • Our cards arrived after 2 weeks.
    1. Tax File Number
    • registered online (https://www.ato.gov.au/iar/#beforeStart) saw this link here in pinoyau.
    • Received our TFN 1 week after, via post/mail.
    • Updated the TFN in the commbank app after receiving the TFN
    1. Medicare
    • registered online (1 month na pero wala parin balita haha)
    1. PhotoID - went to NSW Service
    • Requirements are Bank Acct Details, Passport, and Visa
    • I got the 10year validity ID which is $102 kasi di ako marunong magdrive at wala pa balak magdrive haha
    • The 5 year validity is cheaper, not sure on how much this is
    1. Gala gala muna, we were able to buy coats/puffer at Costco (yun yung mejo afford na nakita namin pero mahal parin omaygad)
    2. Apply apply na, interview interview.
    • Ito yung hardest part. My first interview alam ko na agad na hindi ako kuha kasi first job tapos di marunong magdrive. Mejo maiiyak ka sa stage na to pero wag kang panghihinaan ng loob, bawal sumuko, di ka pwede umuwi ng pinas ng luhaan okay. Sa una lang yan.
    • Advise ko lang try nyo applyan is secretary/admin staff ng gusto nyo na job. I applied as secretary/admin staff sa mga construction firms. You can still apply sa want nyo na job naman.
    1. Got a job
    • Maiiyak ka sa tuwa kasi tapos na ang paghihirap kahit paano
    • Pero looking for a job parin si spouse but atleast may pang gastos na kami
    • The company hr online form recommended the Super company/bank
    • The only requirement they asked from me was my bank account details and TFN
    • No police check required (unlike pinas na need ang NBI), good thing we didn't get one.
    1. Two weeks in the job and ayun may sahod na, nakapag padala na rin sa pamilya sa pinas
    • Oks yung sahod malaki sa peso pero sakto lang for expenses dito
    • Work environment very mabait naman sila, I got lucky may mga food/snacks pa na libre sa office.

    Tips:
    • Bumili na ng black shoes at formal clothes sa pinas. Ang mahal dito. Tapos hindi fit yung mga shoes nila sa atin? napaltos yung paa ko sa black shoes haha
    • Sagarin nyo na yung limit ng pwede dalin na cosmetic products hehe paubos na yung mga watson products ko huhu
    • Bring lotion, lip balm, and petroleum jelly. Our skin dried and had rashes in the first 2 weeks.
    • The temperature went down to -2 during our 1st week HAHA BRING ALL YOUR THICK CLOTHES.

    Things na di pa namin nagagawa:
    Centrelink
    Makakita ng snow

    Here are some photos of our gala-gala,

    Bondi Beach


    Blue Mountains


    Mount Annan Botanical Park


    Vivid Sydney - Opera House


    Barangaroo at the Ferry
    (This last photo had my eyes teary, Tears of Joy and Sarap ng Pinaghirapan)

    See you guys in Oz ♥

    Must feel incredible ❤️

    In person ba ang job hunt/interview mo, and what's the timeline (from applying to your first day on the job), weeks lang?

    And anong pinagstayan nyo sa unang pasok? 🙂

    Congrats! Can't imagine the joy and relief.

    lmsg06melvondca123

    212415 - Technical Writer | Offshore, PH | With agent | Age: 30 | English: 20 | Work: 0 | Qualification: 15 | Single: 10 | NAATI: 5 | Total: 80+5 for SC190 | Granted 190 NSW

    2020

    December 5: Started consulting with agents

    2021

    March 5: Hiatus

    2022

    February 28: Resumed my application
    June 16: PTE - Started studying on my own (Used Pearson mock tests and APEUni)
    June 21: PTE - Booked my exam
    June 23: VETASSESS - Submitted my application
    June 24: VETASSESS - Status "Lodged"
    August 26: PTE - Exam at Trident Makati
    August 30: PTE - Results: SUPERIOR (LRSW 90) - Read my study/exam tips
    September 14: NAATI CCL - Booked my exam
    November 26: NAATI CCL - Exam
    November 30: VETASSESS - Requested for updated reference letter
    December 7: VETASSESS - Submitted updated reference letter
    December 16: VETASSESS - Result - POSITIVE ASSESSMENT!
    December 22: NAATI CCL - Results - Passed (77.5/90) - Just took the CCL cram course
    December 23: EOI - Lodged 190 for VIC and NSW

    2023

    January 6: Submitted petition for correction of birth certificate (just in case)
    January 10: STATE NOM - Received pre-invite from NSW for 190 TYL / Discontinued VIC ROI
    January 23: STATE NOM - Submitted nomination application to NSW
    January 24: Received ITA from NSW for 190 visa first thing in the morning tears of joy
    February 17: Lodged 190 visa application / Scheduled my medicals at St. Luke's BGC
    March 4: First-time visit to Melbourne and Sydney
    March 13: Medicals
    March 17: Police clearance
    March 21: Medicals cleared
    April 5: Uploaded corrected birth certificate (TYL, my LCRO was efficient)
    October 16: Received commencement email
    December 28: PR VISA GRANT

  • lmsg06lmsg06 Baguio City
    Posts: 72Member
    Joined: Aug 13, 2019

    @era222 online lang po ako nagapply apply
    got 3 interviews sa call then 2 interviews na physical. umabot ng 100+ na job posts yung nasendan ko.
    mahirap maghanap ng work guys. mapapaisip ka kung tama yung move mo umalis. minsan gusto mo na umuwi. pero wag susuko, kapit lang 💪

    era222MACINOZ2023marksolitomarise32lunarcataJeffjammynessjinigirl

    233211 Civil Engineer
    (Age: 30pts | Education: 15pts | Work Exp: 5yrs - 10pts | Eng: 20pts | Partner Skills: 10pts)

    APR 29, 2019 : 1st PTE L-74 R-77 S-90 W-73 [Results after 4 Days]
    JUL 5, 2019 : 2nd PTE L-82 R-86 S-90 W-81 [Results after 1 Day] Superior
    JUL 2019: DHA Point system change (Spouse needs to take PTE and EA)
    OCT 2019 : Spouse PTE Competent [Results after 2 Days]
    MAY 2020 : EA Positive Outcome [233211 FTrack - Results after 10 Days - Sec.1 w/ PRC]
    JULY 2020 : Spouse EA Positive Outcome [233211 FTrack - Results after 25 Days - Sec.1 w/ PRC]
    JULY 2020 : 3yrs Experience EOI SC189-80pts | SC190-85pts | SC491-95pts
    MAY 2022 : 5yrs Experience EOI SC189-85pts | SC190-90pts | SC491-100pts
    AUG 26, 2022: Re-take PTE (expired) L-90 R-89 S-90 W-90 [Results same day] Superior
    AUG 26, 2022: ROI VIC (85+5)
    SEPT 6, 2022: GOLDEN PRE-INVITE SC 190 VIC!!! THANK YOU LORD!!!
    SEPT 16, 2022: Spouse Re-take PTE (nearly expired) [Results same day] Competent (VIC requires 12wks remaining validity)
    SEP 26, 2022: SC190 VIC Skillselect Invitation to Apply (ITA)!!! THANK YOU LORD!!!
    OCT 6, 2022: SC189 Skillselect Invitation to Apply (ITA)!!! THANK YOU LORD!!!
    NOV 16, 2022: SC189 VISA LODGE
    NOV 26, 2022: Medicals (Submitted by NHSI Baguio to DHA on Nov 28, 2022)
    APR 17, 2023: SC189 Grant
    APR 18, 2023: PDOS-Spouse (Registered on April 17, email received same day)
    APR 19, 2023: PDOS-Main applicant (Registered on April 17 did not receive e-mail, Registered again on April 18)
    MAY 9, 2023: BM ❤️ "In God's Perfect Time"


    BM Tips:
    https://pinoyau.info/discussion/comment/397290/#Comment_397290
    https://pinoyau.info/discussion/comment/396023/#Comment_396023

    PTE Tips:
    https://pinoyau.info/discussion/comment/383099/#Comment_383099
    Practiced in APEUNI (not premium)

  • jennyCjennyC Davao
    Posts: 71Member
    Joined: Oct 02, 2018

    Hello po. May nakatravel na po ba dito toddler(5 y.o) child with an adult sa Singapore Airlines? From Cebu to Perth. Ilan po ba luggage allowance for the child sa economy? Thanks po!

  • atheleneathelene Brisbane
    Posts: 766Member
    Joined: Mar 13, 2018

    @renzkimwell said:
    Hello mga ka-AU BM, ask ko lang. Nagrant ang PR visa ko April 2023. Tapos plan ko magipon muna para sa BM. Tho nagbook na ko ng flight sa August 2023, yun flight ko is round trip babalik pa sana ako sa Pinas. 2 weeks lang balak ko muna stay sa Sydney kaya bakasyon lang muna. Is it possible? Considered na po ba sya as first entry kahit babalik pa ko ng Pinas?
    Also, question,indi po ba yun makakaaffect sa pagbilang ng citizenship application ko?

    Thank you po sa sasagot.

    Staying in Australia for a short time to activate the PR visa is not a problem.

    Citizenship eligibility is based on 4 years of continous and physical residence in the country, and you must be a PR for at least 12 months prior to your citizenship application. Your 2 week stay in Australia will count towards residence requirement as long as the total time you spent overseas is not more than 12 months (in total within that 4 years). If you stay for 2 weeks for your first entry then live overseas for over a year before returning to Australia, your initial 2 weeks here will not count for the residence requirement (you will start counting from the time you return to Australia).

    marksolitobaiken

    232111 (Architect) | Current points: 65

    30-01-2018 Applied for student visa (MArchSci), offshore application.
    11-08-2020 Applied for student visa (PhD), onshore application.
    28-02-2022 Submitted application to AACA for skills assessment (OQA Stage 1)
    27-05-2022 Received skills assessment outcome (Suitable/Positive)
    Next steps: PTE exam

  • parkuuuparkuuu Posts: 62Member
    Joined: Apr 19, 2023

    @_sebodemacho said:

    @era222 said:

    @parkuuu said:

    @era222 said:

    Ang layo ng inabot mo sa thread, haha! I really loved the coastal walk. We don't have enough spaces to take long, leisurely walks (safely and without a long commute/drive) in the Philippines, so the fact na easy access sa napakagandang nature si Sydney is a big win for me.

    I personally like the Melbourne lifestyle—fit for me yung vibe, weather, walkability, arts scene, transpo, and parks. I think ibang level yung infrastructure ni Melb, hehe, isang kembot lang pa library to study or work. But I also like Sydney's outdoors and my connections are NSW-based 😄

    I think it really depends on your personality and priorities kung saan mo mas prefer.

    Sa google ko po ata nakita tong post hahaha namiss ko lang bigla kahit I just went there last March.

    I am planning to migrate din for the same reason in the first paragraph,and I wanna live on my own din. Never been to VIC kaya mas biased ako ngayon sa NSW, pero saan mas maganda ang nature between the two?

    Around the city lang ako naglibot and 'di ako expert so based lang sa first impressions ko, mas nagandahan ako sa nature ng NSW kasi andyan yung coastal walks, beaches, and harbour :) Mas marami akong nakitang mga puno within the city sa Melboune, pero kung great outdoors ang tukoy mo, wala ako masyadong natanaw dun except sa gardens/parks and Kilda beach.

    Yeah, kahit ako nang minsan mapadpad ng Sydney, grabe yung luwa ng mata ko sa ganda nung lugar. Every turn, picturesque tipong gusto ko kunan ng litrato (that's when I knew and claimed that I will live in Australia someday). Kahit nasa sentro ka na, as in CBD area ang ganda ganda. Nakadagdag kasi talaga yung weather rin e.

    Havent been to Melb (first time in the coming big move which we have not exactly set when), but based on Googling (lol), you need to drive to reach the great outdoors. Lang coastal walks dyan within or near the CBD. We chose Melb for the long term. We felt sobrang crowded na ng Syd kase (of course, relative to other cities in Oz). Like unquestionably, lahat ng tao gusto dyan tumira. :D

    I am not much of a wilderness guy, as long as I am near the trees/open air, I am happy. My favorite experience was walking from Coogee to Bondi, I felt really calm 🥰

    Kamusta naman po ang buhay Melb? No regrets? Hahaha I heard the weather is messed up

    221111 Accountant | NSW or VIC | 85/90 points for 189/190
    15 May 23 - PTE-A L|S|W|R (90|90|90|90)
    20 June 23 - Submitted skill assessment documents to CPA Australia
    01 Sept 23 - Received positive skills assessment from CPA Australia
    01 Sept 23 - Submitted 180, 190 NSW, 190 VIC
    12 Sept 23 - Submitted VIC SC190 ROI
    14 Sept 23 - Submitted 190 SA
    27 Sept 23 - Submitted 491 NSW - Labag man sa loob, para sa AU Dreams haha

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

    sa mga nakapag big move na, ano po ang mga tips niyo na need na bilhin sa PH kasi either expensive or mahirap hanapin sa AU (maliban sa pinoy food brands), e.g. make up ba, office wear ba? thanks po in advance sa mga sasagot. :)

    Godsgrace
  • wenwerwuwenwerwu Posts: 201Member
    Joined: Nov 17, 2021

    @era222 said:

    @lmsg06 said:
    Exactly 1 month after kami dumating.
    These are the things that we did after we've arrived:

    1. Getting a Sim Card
    • Initially bought Optus $2 sim and $30 promo
    • We moved to Coles Optus just yesterday for $2 sim and $20 promo mas mura kasi hehe
    1. Opening a bank account
    • Commbank - registered offshore days before our arrival
    • Requirements are Passport and Visa
    • They will issue a paper regarding your account details (use this for getting a photoID)
    • We were able to deposit over the counter even if wala pa card.
    • Our cards arrived after 2 weeks.
    1. Tax File Number
    • registered online (https://www.ato.gov.au/iar/#beforeStart) saw this link here in pinoyau.
    • Received our TFN 1 week after, via post/mail.
    • Updated the TFN in the commbank app after receiving the TFN
    1. Medicare
    • registered online (1 month na pero wala parin balita haha)
    1. PhotoID - went to NSW Service
    • Requirements are Bank Acct Details, Passport, and Visa
    • I got the 10year validity ID which is $102 kasi di ako marunong magdrive at wala pa balak magdrive haha
    • The 5 year validity is cheaper, not sure on how much this is
    1. Gala gala muna, we were able to buy coats/puffer at Costco (yun yung mejo afford na nakita namin pero mahal parin omaygad)
    2. Apply apply na, interview interview.
    • Ito yung hardest part. My first interview alam ko na agad na hindi ako kuha kasi first job tapos di marunong magdrive. Mejo maiiyak ka sa stage na to pero wag kang panghihinaan ng loob, bawal sumuko, di ka pwede umuwi ng pinas ng luhaan okay. Sa una lang yan.
    • Advise ko lang try nyo applyan is secretary/admin staff ng gusto nyo na job. I applied as secretary/admin staff sa mga construction firms. You can still apply sa want nyo na job naman.
    1. Got a job
    • Maiiyak ka sa tuwa kasi tapos na ang paghihirap kahit paano
    • Pero looking for a job parin si spouse but atleast may pang gastos na kami
    • The company hr online form recommended the Super company/bank
    • The only requirement they asked from me was my bank account details and TFN
    • No police check required (unlike pinas na need ang NBI), good thing we didn't get one.
    1. Two weeks in the job and ayun may sahod na, nakapag padala na rin sa pamilya sa pinas
    • Oks yung sahod malaki sa peso pero sakto lang for expenses dito
    • Work environment very mabait naman sila, I got lucky may mga food/snacks pa na libre sa office.

    Tips:
    • Bumili na ng black shoes at formal clothes sa pinas. Ang mahal dito. Tapos hindi fit yung mga shoes nila sa atin? napaltos yung paa ko sa black shoes haha
    • Sagarin nyo na yung limit ng pwede dalin na cosmetic products hehe paubos na yung mga watson products ko huhu
    • Bring lotion, lip balm, and petroleum jelly. Our skin dried and had rashes in the first 2 weeks.
    • The temperature went down to -2 during our 1st week HAHA BRING ALL YOUR THICK CLOTHES.

    Things na di pa namin nagagawa:
    Centrelink
    Makakita ng snow

    Here are some photos of our gala-gala,

    Bondi Beach


    Blue Mountains


    Mount Annan Botanical Park


    Vivid Sydney - Opera House


    Barangaroo at the Ferry
    (This last photo had my eyes teary, Tears of Joy and Sarap ng Pinaghirapan)

    See you guys in Oz ♥

    Must feel incredible ❤️

    In person ba ang job hunt/interview mo, and what's the timeline (from applying to your first day on the job), weeks lang?

    And anong pinagstayan nyo sa unang pasok? 🙂

    Congrats! Can't imagine the joy and relief.

    congrats! Civil Engineer nahanap mong work or admin staff?

  • lydelmplydelmp Posts: 96Member
    Joined: Apr 05, 2021

    Hi, meron po ba dito may flight din MNL-SYD via PAL on June 27? Magtatanong lang sana po ako if may same situation gaya ng saamin. May email kasi kami natanggap kanina po for seat re-assignment, and first time flyers po kami so nagulat din kami and first time namin maka encounter ng ganto sa big move pa namin. Nagttry naman ako as of now magcontact sa helplines ni PAL. But gusto ko lang magtanong po if Valid/allowed po ba na bigla kaming i re-assign ng seat? Worst part is magkahiwalay pa yung seat re-assignment :( Nagbook kami ng flight po March 2023 pa. Thank you po.

  • wenwerwuwenwerwu Posts: 201Member
    Joined: Nov 17, 2021

    @lydelmp said:
    Hi, meron po ba dito may flight din MNL-SYD via PAL on June 27? Magtatanong lang sana po ako if may same situation gaya ng saamin. May email kasi kami natanggap kanina po for seat re-assignment, and first time flyers po kami so nagulat din kami and first time namin maka encounter ng ganto sa big move pa namin. Nagttry naman ako as of now magcontact sa helplines ni PAL. But gusto ko lang magtanong po if Valid/allowed po ba na bigla kaming i re-assign ng seat? Worst part is magkahiwalay pa yung seat re-assignment :( Nagbook kami ng flight po March 2023 pa. Thank you po.

    Hello! That happened to me a number of times. usually kapag magchange sila ng plane ay ganyan or depende sa number of passengers. What I would do is abang ako when online check-in opens then magselect ng seats since usually free na yung seats kapag open na yung online check-in (usually 48hrs before flight nagoopen pero depende sa airline). if hindi kaya, you can try to ask the check-in counter sa mismong flight nyo :)

    but if you paid for the seat, you should be able to select seats kahit di pa open online check-in. I would try to reach out customer service kung nagbayad ka sa seat tapos iniba nila tapos hindi mo mabago without paying.

    lydelmp
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