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  • mariusinbrisbanemariusinbrisbane Posts: 312Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2021

    Exempted po ba sa travel tax yung PR visa holders? If not po, magkano po yung price niya?

    Started my Australian visa journey: Jul 2021

    2021

    • Jul 01: Since I'm DIYing it, I started learning the whole process
    • Aug 05: Identified my occupation in the skills list; ended up choosing Statistician (224113) because it's the most relevant
    • Aug 18: VETASSESS -- Started collecting all of the necessary documents needed for skills assessment
    • Sep 12: VETASSESS -- Submitted my application to VETASSESS
    • Sep 14: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "Lodged"
    • Sep 16: VETASSESS -- They asked for a clearer copy of my diploma
    • Sep 20: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "In Progress"
    • Oct 04: PTE -- Booked my exam schedule
    • Nov 18: PTE -- Exam date; also on the same day (after an hour), I received my results -- SUPERIOR! (L90,R82,S90,W90)
    • Dec 04: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "Completed"; I received my outcome letter -- POSITIVE!
    • Dec 05: EOI -- Finally lodged the following: 189 (70) | 190 (75)
    • ---

    2022

    • Mar 19: Earned +5 because of moving to the next work experience bracket: 189 (75) | 190 (80)
    • May 06: Earned +5 because of moving to the next age bracket: 189 (80) | 190 (85)
    • Aug 11: SUBMITTED ROI -- Victoria's state sponsorship just opened!
    • Oct 26: RECEIVED PRE-INVITE -- Waaaaaah!
    • Nov 08: NOMINATION APPROVED & RECEIVED MY 190 ITA FROM DHA!!!
    • Nov 11: APPLICATION LODGED AND PAID!!! -- Submitted together with NBI Clearance and Form 80
    • Nov 17: Medicals day
    • Nov 23: MEDICALS CLEARED
    • ---

    2023

    • Mar 06: VISA GRANT!!! -- I have no words. Hay grabe talaga
    • July 02: BIG MOVE!!! -- THIS IS IT!!!
  • _sebodemacho_sebodemacho Melbourne, VIC
    Posts: 911Member
    Joined: Sep 13, 2019
    edited July 2023

    @mariusinbrisbane said:
    Exempted po ba sa travel tax yung PR visa holders? If not po, magkano po yung price niya?

    Parang sa umpisa hindi pa. Unang alis mo need pa rin yata mag bayad. Someone, please confirm or correct me if I'm wrong.

    Para sure rin, dala ka na lang ng extra PHP, tapos sa airport, punta ka TIEZA booth, dun masasagot nila yan.

    Sa website kasi nila ito lang yung exempted: https://tieza.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Documentary-Requirements-for-Travel-Tax-Exemption.pdf

    Specifically, 2F and 2B3 generally apply to "balikbayans".

    era222mariusinbrisbane

    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!

  • mariusinbrisbanemariusinbrisbane Posts: 312Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2021

    @_sebodemacho said:

    @mariusinbrisbane said:
    Exempted po ba sa travel tax yung PR visa holders? If not po, magkano po yung price niya?

    Parang sa umpisa hindi pa. Unang alis mo need pa rin yata mag bayad. Someone, please confirm or correct me if I'm wrong.

    Para sure rin, dala ka na lang ng extra PHP, tapos sa airport, punta ka TIEZA booth, dun masasagot nila yan.

    Sa website kasi nila ito lang yung exempted: https://tieza.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Documentary-Requirements-for-Travel-Tax-Exemption.pdf

    Specifically, 2F and 2B3 generally apply to "balikbayans".

    Alright thank you po!

    Started my Australian visa journey: Jul 2021

    2021

    • Jul 01: Since I'm DIYing it, I started learning the whole process
    • Aug 05: Identified my occupation in the skills list; ended up choosing Statistician (224113) because it's the most relevant
    • Aug 18: VETASSESS -- Started collecting all of the necessary documents needed for skills assessment
    • Sep 12: VETASSESS -- Submitted my application to VETASSESS
    • Sep 14: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "Lodged"
    • Sep 16: VETASSESS -- They asked for a clearer copy of my diploma
    • Sep 20: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "In Progress"
    • Oct 04: PTE -- Booked my exam schedule
    • Nov 18: PTE -- Exam date; also on the same day (after an hour), I received my results -- SUPERIOR! (L90,R82,S90,W90)
    • Dec 04: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "Completed"; I received my outcome letter -- POSITIVE!
    • Dec 05: EOI -- Finally lodged the following: 189 (70) | 190 (75)
    • ---

    2022

    • Mar 19: Earned +5 because of moving to the next work experience bracket: 189 (75) | 190 (80)
    • May 06: Earned +5 because of moving to the next age bracket: 189 (80) | 190 (85)
    • Aug 11: SUBMITTED ROI -- Victoria's state sponsorship just opened!
    • Oct 26: RECEIVED PRE-INVITE -- Waaaaaah!
    • Nov 08: NOMINATION APPROVED & RECEIVED MY 190 ITA FROM DHA!!!
    • Nov 11: APPLICATION LODGED AND PAID!!! -- Submitted together with NBI Clearance and Form 80
    • Nov 17: Medicals day
    • Nov 23: MEDICALS CLEARED
    • ---

    2023

    • Mar 06: VISA GRANT!!! -- I have no words. Hay grabe talaga
    • July 02: BIG MOVE!!! -- THIS IS IT!!!
  • era222era222 Philippines
    Posts: 766Member
    Joined: Mar 08, 2022
    edited July 2023

    @_sebodemacho said:

    @mariusinbrisbane said:
    Exempted po ba sa travel tax yung PR visa holders? If not po, magkano po yung price niya?

    Parang sa umpisa hindi pa. Unang alis mo need pa rin yata mag bayad. Someone, please confirm or correct me if I'm wrong.

    Para sure rin, dala ka na lang ng extra PHP, tapos sa airport, punta ka TIEZA booth, dun masasagot nila yan.

    Sa website kasi nila ito lang yung exempted: https://tieza.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Documentary-Requirements-for-Travel-Tax-Exemption.pdf

    Specifically, 2F and 2B3 generally apply to "balikbayans".

    ^ I've also heard mixed cases, parang may ibang 'di na nagbayad and ibang ni-require, so I'd just err on the side of caution and do as advised above. The price would depend sa seating class mo. For economy, P1,620 lang siya. More details here: https://tieza.gov.ph/travel-tax/ :) Have a safe flight next week!

    Conboyboy

    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

  • xeanne928xeanne928 Posts: 11Member
    Joined: Feb 24, 2023

    @Unsullied_06 said:
    Hello everyone. Sa mga Engineers dito na interested sumali o umattend sa events ng Sydney Migrant Engineers group tapos sa counterpart nitong group sa Melbourne, good news may go signal na ko sa mga contact person na pwede ko ishare LinkedIn profile nila paki-PM nalang ako. Good luck!!!

    nag pm ako bro

  • annedeterminedannedetermined Caloocan City, Phils
    Posts: 122Member
    Joined: May 25, 2020

    @mariusinbrisbane said:
    Exempted po ba sa travel tax yung PR visa holders? If not po, magkano po yung price niya?

    Hi po! Based on firsst hand xp. Nag BM po ako last 20 April '23. First travel ko po to Au as PR SC189. Hiningi po passport and visa grant letter. I'm about to pay for travel tax sa TIEZA, pero ang binigay po sa kin is green slip which is tax exempt.

    To cut short, hindi na po ako pinagbayad ng travel tax.

    DreamerGFrancis_Padua_21era222MACINOZ2023artemis0525hanahjinigirltofu888mariusinbrisbanealyzzablanasand 2 others.

    Nominated Occupation: Civil Engineer
    ANZSCO: 233211
    OFFSHORE | DIY


    POINTS BREAKDOWN
    Age (27yo) : 30
    English (Proficient) : 10
    Educ (Section 2 + PRC) : 15
    Civil Status (Single) : 10
    Overseas Work XP (PH) (5 Years) : 10


    CURRENT POINTS
    SC189: 75


    TIMELINE
    00-00-2018 Started research for AU Immigration (But age not yet max, 23)
    23-12-2020 First Move: Booked for PTE (Age Max: 25) <4x delays due to COVID>
    08-10-2021 PTE (Proficient)
    26-08-2022 Submitted CDR to EA (CDR + RSEA + Fast Track)
    11-09-2022 EA Positive Outcome (After 16 Calendar Days)
    11-09-2022 EOI Filed (VIC: 189/190/491)
    13-09-2022 EOI Filed (NSW, SA, Any: 189/190/491)
    21-09-2022 PTE (Proficient)
    06-10-2022 Received ITA for Subclass 189 @ 75pts
    07-11-2022 NBI Appointment
    13-11-2022 Visa Lodgment of Subclass 189
    14-11-2022 Frontloaded: Form 80 and Form 1221
    15-11-2022 Frontloaded: NBI Clearance
    25-11-2022 Medicals at NHS Makati
    01-12-2022 Medicals Cleared
    11-04-2023 Visa Grant (AFTER 150 DAYS OF WAITING)
    12-04-2023 PDOS
    20-05-2023 BM | START OF NEW CHAPTER!! Arrived in Straya ☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️☝️


    PARTNER SPONSORSHIP TIMELINE

    04-11-2023 Fiancé applied for Tourist Visa
    07-11-2023 Fiancé Biometrics at VFS Global Makati
    08-11-2023 Fiancé Tourist Visa - Granted
    XX-06-2024 Wedding in PH
    XX-X6-2024 NBI - Advanced
    XX-06-2024 First Entry to Oz via TV
    XX-XX-2024 Medicals
    XX-XX-2024 Lodgment of Partner Visa
    XX-XX-2024 Partner Visa (Temp/Perm) - Granted


    MISC TIMELINE

    22-05-2023 Applied for TFN, Medicare
    03-06-2023 Received TFN number through the mail (12 days)
    24-07-2023 First day of work
    05-08-2023 Got the Digital Medicare Card (76 days)
    16-08-2023 Got the Physical Medicare Card
    31-08-2023 Submitted Rental Application
    13-09-2023 Rental Application Approved
    15-10-2023 Availed Ambulance Cover
    03-11-2023 Rental Property Turnover

  • hanahhanah Philippines
    Posts: 24Member
    Joined: Jul 28, 2020

    Hi! Congrats sa mga nagBM. Need po ba roundtrip ticket sa first timer na PR SC 189?

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

    @hanah said:
    Hi! Congrats sa mga nagBM. Need po ba roundtrip ticket sa first timer na PR SC 189?

    PR ka na, no need sa roundtrip ticket. Unlimited travel rights ka in and out of Aus.

    hanah

    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

  • mariusinbrisbanemariusinbrisbane Posts: 312Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2021

    @annedetermined said:

    @mariusinbrisbane said:
    Exempted po ba sa travel tax yung PR visa holders? If not po, magkano po yung price niya?

    Hi po! Based on firsst hand xp. Nag BM po ako last 20 April '23. First travel ko po to Au as PR SC189. Hiningi po passport and visa grant letter. I'm about to pay for travel tax sa TIEZA, pero ang binigay po sa kin is green slip which is tax exempt.

    To cut short, hindi na po ako pinagbayad ng travel tax.

    Salamat po! Actually naexperience ko na rin siya kahapon nung nag fly ako. Pag PR nga exempted. :smile:

    aJeffjinigirlera222DreamerGJco15annedeterminedhanah

    Started my Australian visa journey: Jul 2021

    2021

    • Jul 01: Since I'm DIYing it, I started learning the whole process
    • Aug 05: Identified my occupation in the skills list; ended up choosing Statistician (224113) because it's the most relevant
    • Aug 18: VETASSESS -- Started collecting all of the necessary documents needed for skills assessment
    • Sep 12: VETASSESS -- Submitted my application to VETASSESS
    • Sep 14: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "Lodged"
    • Sep 16: VETASSESS -- They asked for a clearer copy of my diploma
    • Sep 20: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "In Progress"
    • Oct 04: PTE -- Booked my exam schedule
    • Nov 18: PTE -- Exam date; also on the same day (after an hour), I received my results -- SUPERIOR! (L90,R82,S90,W90)
    • Dec 04: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "Completed"; I received my outcome letter -- POSITIVE!
    • Dec 05: EOI -- Finally lodged the following: 189 (70) | 190 (75)
    • ---

    2022

    • Mar 19: Earned +5 because of moving to the next work experience bracket: 189 (75) | 190 (80)
    • May 06: Earned +5 because of moving to the next age bracket: 189 (80) | 190 (85)
    • Aug 11: SUBMITTED ROI -- Victoria's state sponsorship just opened!
    • Oct 26: RECEIVED PRE-INVITE -- Waaaaaah!
    • Nov 08: NOMINATION APPROVED & RECEIVED MY 190 ITA FROM DHA!!!
    • Nov 11: APPLICATION LODGED AND PAID!!! -- Submitted together with NBI Clearance and Form 80
    • Nov 17: Medicals day
    • Nov 23: MEDICALS CLEARED
    • ---

    2023

    • Mar 06: VISA GRANT!!! -- I have no words. Hay grabe talaga
    • July 02: BIG MOVE!!! -- THIS IS IT!!!
  • TINKALAWTINKALAW Dubai UAE
    Posts: 43Member
    Joined: Nov 04, 2019

    Hello po, magtatanong lang sana ako dun sa mga nag BM na if may idea kayo kung ino-honor ung non prof na license from Pinas na hindi naka card? Bale pinakuha lang kami sa LTO main ng license certificate for abroad eh. Flight na kasi namin this coming July 28 hindi na makakaabot sa availability ng plastic card. 😓😓😓 thank you in advance sa reply. 😄

  • onahgondoonahgondo Posts: 63Member
    Joined: Feb 21, 2023

    mga nasa magkano po ang need na dalhing pera sa unang salta dyan sa australia? single po.

  • danyan2001usdanyan2001us Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,536Member, Moderator
    Joined: Nov 14, 2012

    @onahgondo said:
    mga nasa magkano po ang need na dalhing pera sa unang salta dyan sa australia? single po.

    Hi bro personally I would say na case to case basis ito like anong status mo ;pagdating mo dito? may trabaho ka na ba pagdating dito or maghahanap pa lang? Or magrerent ka ba or matutuluyan ka dito pagdating mo. Budget mo lang the following: (Melbourne context) - rent- $480/week and the rest like food, travel, utilities like phone etc. ( if excluded sa bayad sa bahay)....if wala pang work then nmaybe be sure to bring money good for 3 to 6 months....IMHO and good luck

    MACINOZ2023

    primary applicant- wife
    arrived melbourne- July 28, 2010

  • Hunter_08Hunter_08 Adelaide
    Posts: 2,125Member
    Joined: Mar 01, 2011

    @onahgondo said:
    mga nasa magkano po ang need na dalhing pera sa unang salta dyan sa australia? single po.

    For me at least AUD$10k. mas malaki mas okay kasi need mo ng buffer just in case hindi ka agad makahanap ng work.

    MACINOZ2023kayezhelpandabibi

    Apr 26, 2013 ACS Result- Suitable
    Feb 21,2013 Submitted ACS online assessment - Software Tester


    May 9, 2016 PTE Exam Result L/R/S/W- 71/69/83/72 Passed Thank you Papa Jesus
    Aug 18,2016 ACS Result- Suitable -Software Engineer
    Aug 19, 2016 Lodged EOI for subclass 190
    July 13, 2017 Lodged EOI and Submitted Application for subclass 489
    Aug 12, 2017 ITA Received
    Aug 25,2017 Scheduled Medical Test
    Aug 28, 2017 Medical Cleared(No Action Required)
    Aug 30, 2017 NBI Clearance PH
    Sept 15, 2017 SG COC Fingerprint and Collection
    Sept 20, 2017 Visa Lodge
    Nov 1, 2017 CO Contact (Requesting to Send PTE Score Report to DIBP which I already did before)

    Mar 6, 2018 Visa Grant


    Visa 887 Timeline

    July 25, 2020 Visa Lodge
    Oct 12, 2020 Visa Grant


    Citizenship Timeline
    July 4, 2022 Submitted Citizenship Application
    Dec 21, 2022 Invitation for Exam(Need to reschedule the exam)
    Feb 21, 2023 Citizenship Exam
    April 3, 2023 Received Approval Letter
    June 22, 2023 Citizenship Ceremony


    *****Dream big, think positive and Pray to God*****

  • danyan2001usdanyan2001us Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,536Member, Moderator
    Joined: Nov 14, 2012

    @TINKALAW said:
    Hello po, magtatanong lang sana ako dun sa mga nag BM na if may idea kayo kung ino-honor ung non prof na license from Pinas na hindi naka card? Bale pinakuha lang kami sa LTO main ng license certificate for abroad eh. Flight na kasi namin this coming July 28 hindi na makakaabot sa availability ng plastic card. 😓😓😓 thank you in advance sa reply. 😄

    Hello Bro good luck sa BM nyo. Anyway doon sa concern mo, sa tingin ko wala namang issue nyan kasi on the first place issue naman ng LTO sa atin yang license mo kahit di pa siya nakacard. And check mo na lang kung ano ang patakaran ng state na pupuntahan nyo kasi from one state to the other, minsan magkakaiba ang mnga rules nila when it comes to driving using international license and just to cite a few of them below:

    Victoria:

    Can I use Philippine driver's license in Victoria Australia?

    If you're visiting Victoria for less than six months you can drive on your overseas driver licence provided it is valid and current. If you've been living or will be living in Victoria for six months or more you'll need to convert your overseas licence or permit to a Victorian licence.25 May 2023

    Western Australia:

    Can I use my Philippine driver's license in Perth Australia?

    A person can drive on an overseas licence upon arrival in WA. The overseas licence must be valid and carried while driving. If the overseas licence is a language other than English a translation of it into the English language must also be carried.

    New South Wales:

    Is Philippine driver's license valid in NSW Australia?

    Introduction. If you're a resident of Australia rather than a visitor, you're able to drive in NSW on an overseas licence for 3 months. Within this 3 month period however, you'll need to visit a service centre and transfer your overseas licence to a NSW driver licence.22 May 2023

    Then other remaining states also have their own respective critiria for driving and better check it out with the state itself. Hope that helps and good luck and prayers for your OZ life.

    aJeffMACINOZ2023TINKALAWirl031816DrAgKurttofu888Jco15

    primary applicant- wife
    arrived melbourne- July 28, 2010

  • jammynessjammyness Posts: 100Member
    Joined: Sep 01, 2020

    @mariusinbrisbane said:
    Excited to have my big move this coming July 3 in Melbourne!!! Sa mga bago lang din po or sa mga gustong makipagfriends, I'm very willing to meet and have a cup of coffee kasi magisa lang din ako haha! Sa CBD area po ako titira so pm me po if you want to hang out!!! :smile:

    Hello! Welcome po here in Mel! :) You can join po sa whatsapp group. Mga bagong dating din (like me) and mga magB-BM soon po andun sa gc. PM mo po si @wandergorl siya po ang admin ng PinoyAu pips in Melbourne gc kung interested ka po :)

    Jco15kayezhel

    233512- Mechanical Engineer - SC189

  • wandergorlwandergorl Dubai
    Posts: 64Member
    Joined: Apr 28, 2017

    @jammyness :)

    Still looking for those here in Melbourne in this forum. Send me your whatsapp so I can add you to the group para magarrange ulit ng second meet-up.

    jammynessyhsoqueEeOZtofu888Jco15

    OZ journey started in 2017 ~ Accountant 221111 (Offshore) - DIY
    Points- 95 (189), 100 (190) , 110 (491)
    Breakdown: Age - 30; English-20; Work-15; Education-15; CCL-5; Single-10
    **
    2016 - Moved to Dubai & met a fellow migrant who encouraged me to migrate to OZ instead of my "American dreams"
    2017 - Started research & gathering docs of past employment in Ph
    2018/2019 - Long break from OZ plan & employment (Traveled five months in SEA mid-2018 bc YOLO)
    2019/2020 - On & off PTE practice (a serious test of focus, perseverance, and patience....)
    22-Jan-2021 - Positive CPAA Skills Assessment (A huge relief and a big hope!! )
    24-Apr-2021 - PTE Superior (3rd take)
    04-Jul-2021 - NAATI CCL passed
    04-Jul-2021 - EOI submitted the same DOE (189)
    15-May-2022 - Created multiple EOI for each state (both 190,491)
    11-Aug-2022 - ROI application for VIC 190
    01-Sep-2022 - Received SA pre-invite 491 & same day lodged (crybaby when I saw the golden email)
    08-Sep-2022 - Nomination approval & Skillselect ITA received - 491
    03-Oct-2022 - Received VIC pre-invite 190 (Blessings, blessings!! )
    06-Oct-2022 - Nomination approval & Skillselect ITA received - 190
    10-Oct-2022 - Visa lodged VIC 190 (along with NBI clearance, dxb police clearance, form 80 & 1221)
    15-Oct-2022 - Medical exam
    24-Oct-2022 - Medical cleared -No action required
    07-Nov-2022 - Visa Granted (No CO contact) VIC190
    10-Feb-2023 - Resigned at work in Dubai
    Mar to Apr 2023 - Back to pinas & traveling 2 months in Thailand for career break
    02-May-2023 - Big move in Melbourne

  • Busy_bookBusy_book Posts: 58Member
    Joined: Jun 20, 2023

    Matagal pa ako sa big move, but for the past few days, I just spiraled into google and youtube so here I am. hahaha

    According to a lot of the "forefathers" (mga nauna na haha).. airbnb muna like 1 week to 1 month while looking for an apartment. I just looked up Airbnb and hotel prices. myghad so ganito ba ginawa ninyo mga 50KPhp na budget for 10 days? Wala pa food and transpo? haha! Since may rental crisis, what if hindi makahanap ng apartment in 1 week? And if ma-approve naman sa apartment, does it take long from application hangang sa makuha ninyo yung keys? Any insight/experiences is much appreciate. THANKS!

    MACINOZ2023era222irl031816yhsoque
  • DreamerGDreamerG Posts: 269Member
    Joined: Aug 19, 2022

    Occupation: CIVIL ENGINEER
    Points: SC189-75/SC190-80/SC491-90
    EOI: Nov 2021
    ROI: Aug 2022
    Patiently waiting for Gods' perfect timing

  • mariusinbrisbanemariusinbrisbane Posts: 312Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2021

    @Busy_book said:
    Matagal pa ako sa big move, but for the past few days, I just spiraled into google and youtube so here I am. hahaha

    According to a lot of the "forefathers" (mga nauna na haha).. airbnb muna like 1 week to 1 month while looking for an apartment. I just looked up Airbnb and hotel prices. myghad so ganito ba ginawa ninyo mga 50KPhp na budget for 10 days? Wala pa food and transpo? haha! Since may rental crisis, what if hindi makahanap ng apartment in 1 week? And if ma-approve naman sa apartment, does it take long from application hangang sa makuha ninyo yung keys? Any insight/experiences is much appreciate. THANKS!

    That's right. Naka Airbnb ako ngayon. May mga booked inspections na ako for an apartment tapos pag natripan ko kaagad, apply kaagad, pero so far wala akong nattripan haha!

    With Airbnb prices, you can always negotiate for a lower price. For example sa akin, nakabook ako ng Airbnb good for 2 weeks pero ang mahal sobra, 40k. Pero close to my flight date, biglang may lumitaw na mas mura, 20k lang 2 weeks din. So cinancel ko yun and pumunta ako sa mas mura haha!

    I'll definitely update here kung paano yung magiging process and competition ng rental application. I heard very competitive pero I'm very confident naman na mabilis lang ako makakakuha kasi I'm PR na + above average yung salary ko (pasok sa weekly 30% threshold) + may guarantor + willing to make advance months' rent

    Francis_Padua_21jinigirlera222chemron9400aJeffBusy_bookyhsoquetofu888Jco15kayezheland 1 other.

    Started my Australian visa journey: Jul 2021

    2021

    • Jul 01: Since I'm DIYing it, I started learning the whole process
    • Aug 05: Identified my occupation in the skills list; ended up choosing Statistician (224113) because it's the most relevant
    • Aug 18: VETASSESS -- Started collecting all of the necessary documents needed for skills assessment
    • Sep 12: VETASSESS -- Submitted my application to VETASSESS
    • Sep 14: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "Lodged"
    • Sep 16: VETASSESS -- They asked for a clearer copy of my diploma
    • Sep 20: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "In Progress"
    • Oct 04: PTE -- Booked my exam schedule
    • Nov 18: PTE -- Exam date; also on the same day (after an hour), I received my results -- SUPERIOR! (L90,R82,S90,W90)
    • Dec 04: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "Completed"; I received my outcome letter -- POSITIVE!
    • Dec 05: EOI -- Finally lodged the following: 189 (70) | 190 (75)
    • ---

    2022

    • Mar 19: Earned +5 because of moving to the next work experience bracket: 189 (75) | 190 (80)
    • May 06: Earned +5 because of moving to the next age bracket: 189 (80) | 190 (85)
    • Aug 11: SUBMITTED ROI -- Victoria's state sponsorship just opened!
    • Oct 26: RECEIVED PRE-INVITE -- Waaaaaah!
    • Nov 08: NOMINATION APPROVED & RECEIVED MY 190 ITA FROM DHA!!!
    • Nov 11: APPLICATION LODGED AND PAID!!! -- Submitted together with NBI Clearance and Form 80
    • Nov 17: Medicals day
    • Nov 23: MEDICALS CLEARED
    • ---

    2023

    • Mar 06: VISA GRANT!!! -- I have no words. Hay grabe talaga
    • July 02: BIG MOVE!!! -- THIS IS IT!!!
  • JacrayeJacraye Sydney
    Posts: 267Member
    Joined: Mar 06, 2018
    edited July 2023

    @mariusinbrisbane said:

    @Busy_book said:
    Matagal pa ako sa big move, but for the past few days, I just spiraled into google and youtube so here I am. hahaha

    According to a lot of the "forefathers" (mga nauna na haha).. airbnb muna like 1 week to 1 month while looking for an apartment. I just looked up Airbnb and hotel prices. myghad so ganito ba ginawa ninyo mga 50KPhp na budget for 10 days? Wala pa food and transpo? haha! Since may rental crisis, what if hindi makahanap ng apartment in 1 week? And if ma-approve naman sa apartment, does it take long from application hangang sa makuha ninyo yung keys? Any insight/experiences is much appreciate. THANKS!

    That's right. Naka Airbnb ako ngayon. May mga booked inspections na ako for an apartment tapos pag natripan ko kaagad, apply kaagad, pero so far wala akong nattripan haha!

    With Airbnb prices, you can always negotiate for a lower price. For example sa akin, nakabook ako ng Airbnb good for 2 weeks pero ang mahal sobra, 40k. Pero close to my flight date, biglang may lumitaw na mas mura, 20k lang 2 weeks din. So cinancel ko yun and pumunta ako sa mas mura haha!

    I'll definitely update here kung paano yung magiging process and competition ng rental application. I heard very competitive pero I'm very confident naman na mabilis lang ako makakakuha kasi I'm PR na + above average yung salary ko (pasok sa weekly 30% threshold) + may guarantor + willing to make advance months' rent

    @mariusinbrisbane said:

    @Busy_book said:
    Matagal pa ako sa big move, but for the past few days, I just spiraled into google and youtube so here I am. hahaha

    According to a lot of the "forefathers" (mga nauna na haha).. airbnb muna like 1 week to 1 month while looking for an apartment. I just looked up Airbnb and hotel prices. myghad so ganito ba ginawa ninyo mga 50KPhp na budget for 10 days? Wala pa food and transpo? haha! Since may rental crisis, what if hindi makahanap ng apartment in 1 week? And if ma-approve naman sa apartment, does it take long from application hangang sa makuha ninyo yung keys? Any insight/experiences is much appreciate. THANKS!

    That's right. Naka Airbnb ako ngayon. May mga booked inspections na ako for an apartment tapos pag natripan ko kaagad, apply kaagad, pero so far wala akong nattripan haha!

    With Airbnb prices, you can always negotiate for a lower price. For example sa akin, nakabook ako ng Airbnb good for 2 weeks pero ang mahal sobra, 40k. Pero close to my flight date, biglang may lumitaw na mas mura, 20k lang 2 weeks din. So cinancel ko yun and pumunta ako sa mas mura haha!

    I'll definitely update here kung paano yung magiging process and competition ng rental application. I heard very competitive pero I'm very confident naman na mabilis lang ako makakakuha kasi I'm PR na + above average yung salary ko (pasok sa weekly 30% threshold) + may guarantor + willing to make advance months' rent

    Based from your example i.e. from initial Airbnb rate of 40k and going down 20k per 2 weeks, are both properties owned by a single entity? I was just wondering how did you negotiate for a lower Airbnb price if what you did was looked for a cheaper alternative that was available.

    Just recently, a colleague of mine her family arrived here in NSW. Prior to their big move, they were able to get a rental property. So to save bit in accommodation, might be worth considering looking for a rental property prior to big move.

    For rental application, usually you have to pay upfront costs like rental bond (not more than 4weeks rent). The full bond amount will be returned to you if there will be no deductions due to penalties or damages in the property. Another upfront cost is rent advance (landlord can request up to 2weeks rent).

    When trying to apply, try to include a cover letter just explaining briefly why you chose the property and your current situation (that you have migrated from off-shore bla bla bla). You can also offer to increase the rental price just to get above the rest of the applicants. Only initiate a bigger offer if you know that there are a lot of applicants for the property you like.

    Please note the the above considers rental application through property agents. Renting directly from landlords will be slightly different.

    ANZSCO 233213 Quantity Surveyor

  • ga2auga2au NSW
    Posts: 1,200Member, Moderator
    Joined: Aug 28, 2018

    If you have any friends sa lilipatan niyo mas better makisuyo mayu na makitira. Makakasave kayu ng bongga

    kayezhel

    232412- Illustrator | Total: 65

    2018 Oct- Lodged VETASSESS application
    2018 Dec- PTE Test
    2018 Dec- Proficient
    2019 Mar- VETASSESS Positive Outcome
    2019 Jun- Created EOI for NSW
    2019 Jun- Applied SA 489
    2019 Aug- Invitation to apply from SA 489
    2019 Aug- Lodge Visa Application SA 489
    2019 Sep 09- Medical
    2019 Sep 11- Medical deferred
    2019 Oct 19- Start TB treatment
    2019 Oct 21- Pre-invite from NSW 190
    2019 Oct 26- Invitation to apply from NSW Visa 190
    2019 Oct 24- Pre-invite from ACT 190 ( Didn't pursue it because lack of job opportunities)
    2019 Nov 10- Lodge NSW Visa 190
    2020 Jan - Withdrawn Visa 489
    2020 Apr 16- Finished TB treatment ( yey! )
    2020 Jun 08-Sputum results negative
    2020 Jun 12-Panel physician sent emedical ( Awaiting for clearance )
    2020 Jun 23 -Medical Health cleared ( Sa wakas Praise God! )
    2020 Jun 23 -Frontload Form 815_Health undertaking
    2022 Aug 22 - CO Contacted me for new Medicals, PCC and Form 80
    2022 Sept 7 - Uploaded requested documents.
    2022 Nov 25- Golden Grant!

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

    @mariusinbrisbane said:

    @Unsullied_06 said:

    @Anneng23 said:
    Hello po, sa mga nag big move po recently under 189 visa, hinanapan po ba kayo ng travel insurance sa immigration dito po Ph? Thanks po.

    Flight ko po last > @reinrein2022 said:

    Hi all,
    Congrats sa mga na-grant and gooduck sa mga waiting :)

    Thanks din po sa mga shared tips sa whole process ng DIY visa. :)
    Granted na po kami sa 189 Visa (me and my husband) last 12 April.

    We are planning to stay in Europe for a maximum of 2 years. Lipad po kami this end of May to Europe. For the 1st entry sa Aus, kelangan namin pumasok within a year. Magvisit po kami sa Aus this May (1 week lang). Medyo hindi lang po kami sure sa mga ito:

    1. May kelangan pa po ba kami dalin sa airport aside sa letter from Immi? Or may kelangan po ba kmai gawin dun sa Immiaccount?
    2. May kelangan po ba kami na inotify regarding sa pagmove namin to Europe for 2 years? Like change of address and work situations?

    Salamat po! :)

    Hello @reinrein2022 . Share ko lang po yung naging experience ko last month. April 10 flight ko papuntang Sydney ito hiningi sakin sa airport ng IO.

    • Valid passport (at least 6 mos validity)
    • IMMI grant letter
    • PDOS sticker (naka-stamp na sa passport by CFO officer)
    • PH departure card
    • Plane ticket and boarding pass

    Additional document na pinakita ko:

    • VEVO visa check details (printed copy)

    Hahanapin po talaga yang PDOS sticker. Mabilis lang naman po ako sa IO mga 1 min lang. 189 din visa ko.

    Hello! Ano po yung PH Departure Card?

    Hello @mariusinbrisbane sorry late reply. Form lang siya na makukuha sa airport. Hinihingi sa Immigration. Ito yung itsura niya kinuha ko lang picture sa Google.

    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

  • aldrichdehayaldrichdehay Philippines
    Posts: 16Member
    Joined: Jan 18, 2023

    @Unsullied_06 said:

    @mariusinbrisbane said:

    @Unsullied_06 said:

    @Anneng23 said:
    Hello po, sa mga nag big move po recently under 189 visa, hinanapan po ba kayo ng travel insurance sa immigration dito po Ph? Thanks po.

    Flight ko po last > @reinrein2022 said:

    Hi all,
    Congrats sa mga na-grant and gooduck sa mga waiting :)

    Thanks din po sa mga shared tips sa whole process ng DIY visa. :)
    Granted na po kami sa 189 Visa (me and my husband) last 12 April.

    We are planning to stay in Europe for a maximum of 2 years. Lipad po kami this end of May to Europe. For the 1st entry sa Aus, kelangan namin pumasok within a year. Magvisit po kami sa Aus this May (1 week lang). Medyo hindi lang po kami sure sa mga ito:

    1. May kelangan pa po ba kami dalin sa airport aside sa letter from Immi? Or may kelangan po ba kmai gawin dun sa Immiaccount?
    2. May kelangan po ba kami na inotify regarding sa pagmove namin to Europe for 2 years? Like change of address and work situations?

    Salamat po! :)

    Hello @reinrein2022 . Share ko lang po yung naging experience ko last month. April 10 flight ko papuntang Sydney ito hiningi sakin sa airport ng IO.

    • Valid passport (at least 6 mos validity)
    • IMMI grant letter
    • PDOS sticker (naka-stamp na sa passport by CFO officer)
    • PH departure card
    • Plane ticket and boarding pass

    Additional document na pinakita ko:

    • VEVO visa check details (printed copy)

    Hahanapin po talaga yang PDOS sticker. Mabilis lang naman po ako sa IO mga 1 min lang. 189 din visa ko.

    Hello! Ano po yung PH Departure Card?

    Hello @mariusinbrisbane sorry late reply. Form lang siya na makukuha sa airport. Hinihingi sa Immigration. Ito yung itsura niya kinuha ko lang picture sa Google.

    Wala na po ito ngayon. Online na po yung PH departure card. May QR code na pwede iscan prior sa pagpasok sa immigration.

    Unsullied_06

    233411 | Electronics Engineer
    Age: 30 | English: 20 | Qualification: 15 |Experience: 10 | Partner: 5

    2019

    July: Migration Agency Signup
    December: PTE (1)

    2020

    January: Skills Assessment
    March: PTE (2)

    2021-2022

    Pandemic Time

    2023

    January: Renewal of Skills Assessment
    February: PTE (3) | EOI and ROI Submission (189: 80 | VIC: 80+5)
    May: VIC Pre-Invite | nomination (VIC) approved after 2 days | 190 ITA Received
    June: Lodged | Medicals Cleared

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

    @ga2au hi sis yes ganyan gagawin namen my ng offer na ex housemate namen sa sg free accomodation kami for 6 months habang ng aadjust sa daw sa oz ng offer na hehe pero wala p rin kami grant 🤣.. my xtra room kc kaya tiis muna.. atleast meron na agad 😀

    ga2au
  • mariusinbrisbanemariusinbrisbane Posts: 312Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2021

    @Jacraye said:

    @mariusinbrisbane said:

    @Busy_book said:
    Matagal pa ako sa big move, but for the past few days, I just spiraled into google and youtube so here I am. hahaha

    According to a lot of the "forefathers" (mga nauna na haha).. airbnb muna like 1 week to 1 month while looking for an apartment. I just looked up Airbnb and hotel prices. myghad so ganito ba ginawa ninyo mga 50KPhp na budget for 10 days? Wala pa food and transpo? haha! Since may rental crisis, what if hindi makahanap ng apartment in 1 week? And if ma-approve naman sa apartment, does it take long from application hangang sa makuha ninyo yung keys? Any insight/experiences is much appreciate. THANKS!

    That's right. Naka Airbnb ako ngayon. May mga booked inspections na ako for an apartment tapos pag natripan ko kaagad, apply kaagad, pero so far wala akong nattripan haha!

    With Airbnb prices, you can always negotiate for a lower price. For example sa akin, nakabook ako ng Airbnb good for 2 weeks pero ang mahal sobra, 40k. Pero close to my flight date, biglang may lumitaw na mas mura, 20k lang 2 weeks din. So cinancel ko yun and pumunta ako sa mas mura haha!

    I'll definitely update here kung paano yung magiging process and competition ng rental application. I heard very competitive pero I'm very confident naman na mabilis lang ako makakakuha kasi I'm PR na + above average yung salary ko (pasok sa weekly 30% threshold) + may guarantor + willing to make advance months' rent

    @mariusinbrisbane said:

    @Busy_book said:
    Matagal pa ako sa big move, but for the past few days, I just spiraled into google and youtube so here I am. hahaha

    According to a lot of the "forefathers" (mga nauna na haha).. airbnb muna like 1 week to 1 month while looking for an apartment. I just looked up Airbnb and hotel prices. myghad so ganito ba ginawa ninyo mga 50KPhp na budget for 10 days? Wala pa food and transpo? haha! Since may rental crisis, what if hindi makahanap ng apartment in 1 week? And if ma-approve naman sa apartment, does it take long from application hangang sa makuha ninyo yung keys? Any insight/experiences is much appreciate. THANKS!

    That's right. Naka Airbnb ako ngayon. May mga booked inspections na ako for an apartment tapos pag natripan ko kaagad, apply kaagad, pero so far wala akong nattripan haha!

    With Airbnb prices, you can always negotiate for a lower price. For example sa akin, nakabook ako ng Airbnb good for 2 weeks pero ang mahal sobra, 40k. Pero close to my flight date, biglang may lumitaw na mas mura, 20k lang 2 weeks din. So cinancel ko yun and pumunta ako sa mas mura haha!

    I'll definitely update here kung paano yung magiging process and competition ng rental application. I heard very competitive pero I'm very confident naman na mabilis lang ako makakakuha kasi I'm PR na + above average yung salary ko (pasok sa weekly 30% threshold) + may guarantor + willing to make advance months' rent

    Based from your example i.e. from initial Airbnb rate of 40k and going down 20k per 2 weeks, are both properties owned by a single entity? I was just wondering how did you negotiate for a lower Airbnb price if what you did was looked for a cheaper alternative that was available.

    Just recently, a colleague of mine her family arrived here in NSW. Prior to their big move, they were able to get a rental property. So to save bit in accommodation, might be worth considering looking for a rental property prior to big move.

    For rental application, usually you have to pay upfront costs like rental bond (not more than 4weeks rent). The full bond amount will be returned to you if there will be no deductions due to penalties or damages in the property. Another upfront cost is rent advance (landlord can request up to 2weeks rent).

    When trying to apply, try to include a cover letter just explaining briefly why you chose the property and your current situation (that you have migrated from off-shore bla bla bla). You can also offer to increase the rental price just to get above the rest of the applicants. Only initiate a bigger offer if you know that there are a lot of applicants for the property you like.

    Please note the the above considers rental application through property agents. Renting directly from landlords will be slightly different.

    Actually when it comes to the difference in the Airbnb, wala. Same sila na shared room sa isang apartment, same amenities. Mas mura lang talaga mag singil yung isa compared sa isa haha! Siguro one thing that you can do to negotiate the price further down is to say na you'll be staying there for a long time. Ask the owner if they can give you a discount for a long stay.

    Started my Australian visa journey: Jul 2021

    2021

    • Jul 01: Since I'm DIYing it, I started learning the whole process
    • Aug 05: Identified my occupation in the skills list; ended up choosing Statistician (224113) because it's the most relevant
    • Aug 18: VETASSESS -- Started collecting all of the necessary documents needed for skills assessment
    • Sep 12: VETASSESS -- Submitted my application to VETASSESS
    • Sep 14: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "Lodged"
    • Sep 16: VETASSESS -- They asked for a clearer copy of my diploma
    • Sep 20: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "In Progress"
    • Oct 04: PTE -- Booked my exam schedule
    • Nov 18: PTE -- Exam date; also on the same day (after an hour), I received my results -- SUPERIOR! (L90,R82,S90,W90)
    • Dec 04: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "Completed"; I received my outcome letter -- POSITIVE!
    • Dec 05: EOI -- Finally lodged the following: 189 (70) | 190 (75)
    • ---

    2022

    • Mar 19: Earned +5 because of moving to the next work experience bracket: 189 (75) | 190 (80)
    • May 06: Earned +5 because of moving to the next age bracket: 189 (80) | 190 (85)
    • Aug 11: SUBMITTED ROI -- Victoria's state sponsorship just opened!
    • Oct 26: RECEIVED PRE-INVITE -- Waaaaaah!
    • Nov 08: NOMINATION APPROVED & RECEIVED MY 190 ITA FROM DHA!!!
    • Nov 11: APPLICATION LODGED AND PAID!!! -- Submitted together with NBI Clearance and Form 80
    • Nov 17: Medicals day
    • Nov 23: MEDICALS CLEARED
    • ---

    2023

    • Mar 06: VISA GRANT!!! -- I have no words. Hay grabe talaga
    • July 02: BIG MOVE!!! -- THIS IS IT!!!
  • JacrayeJacraye Sydney
    Posts: 267Member
    Joined: Mar 06, 2018

    @mariusinbrisbane said:

    @Jacraye said:

    @mariusinbrisbane said:

    @Busy_book said:
    Matagal pa ako sa big move, but for the past few days, I just spiraled into google and youtube so here I am. hahaha

    According to a lot of the "forefathers" (mga nauna na haha).. airbnb muna like 1 week to 1 month while looking for an apartment. I just looked up Airbnb and hotel prices. myghad so ganito ba ginawa ninyo mga 50KPhp na budget for 10 days? Wala pa food and transpo? haha! Since may rental crisis, what if hindi makahanap ng apartment in 1 week? And if ma-approve naman sa apartment, does it take long from application hangang sa makuha ninyo yung keys? Any insight/experiences is much appreciate. THANKS!

    That's right. Naka Airbnb ako ngayon. May mga booked inspections na ako for an apartment tapos pag natripan ko kaagad, apply kaagad, pero so far wala akong nattripan haha!

    With Airbnb prices, you can always negotiate for a lower price. For example sa akin, nakabook ako ng Airbnb good for 2 weeks pero ang mahal sobra, 40k. Pero close to my flight date, biglang may lumitaw na mas mura, 20k lang 2 weeks din. So cinancel ko yun and pumunta ako sa mas mura haha!

    I'll definitely update here kung paano yung magiging process and competition ng rental application. I heard very competitive pero I'm very confident naman na mabilis lang ako makakakuha kasi I'm PR na + above average yung salary ko (pasok sa weekly 30% threshold) + may guarantor + willing to make advance months' rent

    @mariusinbrisbane said:

    @Busy_book said:
    Matagal pa ako sa big move, but for the past few days, I just spiraled into google and youtube so here I am. hahaha

    According to a lot of the "forefathers" (mga nauna na haha).. airbnb muna like 1 week to 1 month while looking for an apartment. I just looked up Airbnb and hotel prices. myghad so ganito ba ginawa ninyo mga 50KPhp na budget for 10 days? Wala pa food and transpo? haha! Since may rental crisis, what if hindi makahanap ng apartment in 1 week? And if ma-approve naman sa apartment, does it take long from application hangang sa makuha ninyo yung keys? Any insight/experiences is much appreciate. THANKS!

    That's right. Naka Airbnb ako ngayon. May mga booked inspections na ako for an apartment tapos pag natripan ko kaagad, apply kaagad, pero so far wala akong nattripan haha!

    With Airbnb prices, you can always negotiate for a lower price. For example sa akin, nakabook ako ng Airbnb good for 2 weeks pero ang mahal sobra, 40k. Pero close to my flight date, biglang may lumitaw na mas mura, 20k lang 2 weeks din. So cinancel ko yun and pumunta ako sa mas mura haha!

    I'll definitely update here kung paano yung magiging process and competition ng rental application. I heard very competitive pero I'm very confident naman na mabilis lang ako makakakuha kasi I'm PR na + above average yung salary ko (pasok sa weekly 30% threshold) + may guarantor + willing to make advance months' rent

    Based from your example i.e. from initial Airbnb rate of 40k and going down 20k per 2 weeks, are both properties owned by a single entity? I was just wondering how did you negotiate for a lower Airbnb price if what you did was looked for a cheaper alternative that was available.

    Just recently, a colleague of mine her family arrived here in NSW. Prior to their big move, they were able to get a rental property. So to save bit in accommodation, might be worth considering looking for a rental property prior to big move.

    For rental application, usually you have to pay upfront costs like rental bond (not more than 4weeks rent). The full bond amount will be returned to you if there will be no deductions due to penalties or damages in the property. Another upfront cost is rent advance (landlord can request up to 2weeks rent).

    When trying to apply, try to include a cover letter just explaining briefly why you chose the property and your current situation (that you have migrated from off-shore bla bla bla). You can also offer to increase the rental price just to get above the rest of the applicants. Only initiate a bigger offer if you know that there are a lot of applicants for the property you like.

    Please note the the above considers rental application through property agents. Renting directly from landlords will be slightly different.

    Actually when it comes to the difference in the Airbnb, wala. Same sila na shared room sa isang apartment, same amenities. Mas mura lang talaga mag singil yung isa compared sa isa haha! Siguro one thing that you can do to negotiate the price further down is to say na you'll be staying there for a long time. Ask the owner if they can give you a discount for a long stay.

    Actually, I have no experience with negotiating prices with Airbnb. Most of the time, when getting Airbnb accommodation, I would just search for the best affordable price.

    But anyway, you are right, I checked online and negotiating price of Airbnb accommodation is possible by directly contacting the host.

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  • golddragongolddragon Posts: 62Member
    Joined: Nov 29, 2022

    Hello, pano niyo po tinatrack ang medicard and tfn niyo? Pano din po magchange ng address if ever? Salamat.

  • rrtorrto Posts: 5Member
    Joined: Nov 10, 2022

    hello po sa mga nka 491 visa na nag BM sa Australia ano po hinahanap ng immigration officer sa Airport bukod sa grant visa letter. need po ba ng OEC, PDOS and CFO? thank you sa mga sasagot.

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  • datch29datch29 Singapore
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    @rrto said:
    hello po sa mga nka 491 visa na nag BM sa Australia ano po hinahanap ng immigration officer sa Airport bukod sa grant visa letter. need po ba ng OEC, PDOS and CFO? thank you sa mga sasagot.

    Just to share my experience.

    Hinanapan kame ng OEC at PDOS/CFO. Actually may list yung immigration officer na napilahan namin. Pinakita nya yung list.

    May na provide akong OEC pero si Misis wala kasi wala naman syang work dito sa AU. So nung sinabi kona walang OEC si misis at walang work sa AU ndi na nag ask ng further question is Officer.

    About sa PDOS, meron akong email from CFO na hindi need ng 491 ng PDOS. Nag register kasi ako para online PDOS, pero after verification ng visa ko by CFO. Nag email sila na hindi daw need ng 491 ng PDOS. So pinakita ko lang yung email na yun.

    Additional na hinanap saken is yung employment contract ko.

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

    Sa mga nagBM na, may estimate kayo magkano additional baggage rate ng Qantas? Upon checking, same airfare kasi Qantas and PAL, pero di ko makita kung alin ang mas may mura na additional baggage. :/

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