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  • charliemmdzcharliemmdz Posts: 8Member
    Joined: Mar 07, 2022

    hi po ulit, sa mga recently lang nag-BM from Pinas - pa'no n'yo dinala initial funds n'yo?
    a. nagpapalit na ba kayo AUD dito, if yes saan po, 10k AUD na ba agad pinapalit n'yo?
    b. nagdala USD and palit na lang sa airport pagdating?
    c. international wire transfer from PH bank once maopen na bank account d'yan? if yes, ano bank n'yo dito?
    worry ko kasi na baka 'di ko maaccess account ko d'yan 'pag 3rd option gawin ko. hirap din pala 'pag mag-isa hehe. thank you!

    era222
  • lffernandez1lffernandez1 Posts: 4Member
    Joined: Oct 26, 2022

    hi! i recently got my visa (subclass 476) and planning to move to australia this december. balak ko po sana sa perth WA lumipad. tanong ko lang sana kung may mga kailangan po ba na mga dokumento o mga kailangan gawin bago makarating sa perth? thank you po!

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

    Hello po sainyong lahat. Pwede na po ba magopen ng bank account habang nasa pinas pa? 2-3months prior sa big move?

    Kung pede po, ano po okay na bank? Maraming salamat po sa sasagot

  • xiaolicoxiaolico Australia
    Posts: 983Member
    Joined: Aug 13, 2016

    @charliemmdz said:
    hi po ulit, sa mga recently lang nag-BM from Pinas - pa'no n'yo dinala initial funds n'yo?
    a. nagpapalit na ba kayo AUD dito, if yes saan po, 10k AUD na ba agad pinapalit n'yo?
    b. nagdala USD and palit na lang sa airport pagdating?
    c. international wire transfer from PH bank once maopen na bank account d'yan? if yes, ano bank n'yo dito?
    worry ko kasi na baka 'di ko maaccess account ko d'yan 'pag 3rd option gawin ko. hirap din pala 'pag mag-isa hehe. thank you!

    Hey, matagal na ko lumipat so outdated na siguro to. pero sagot na lang ako para may kaunting guide ka.

    a. nagpapalit na ba kayo AUD dito, if yes saan po, 10k AUD na ba agad pinapalit n'yo?

    • Ako hindi. wala akong dala na AUD. USD lang dala ko na cash

    b. nagdala USD and palit na lang sa airport pagdating?

    • di ako nagpapalit sa airport. actually the next day na ko nagpapalit. may dala akong credit card, lahat naman kay ng credit card dito.

    c. international wire transfer from PH bank once maopen na bank account d'yan? if yes, ano bank n'yo dito?

    • Yes, CBA bank ko. nag wire transfer ako, even bigger amounts, like 2 or 3 yrs ago ata, mga 6digits na AUD amount nag wire transfer ako pang down ng bahay wala naman naging problema. CBA pinaka mababang fees sa research ko.

    And to add, nung dumating ako, may dala din ako cheque book. so nag deposit din ako ng cheque nung kailangan ko ng pera, wala naman naging problema. inamin ko din sa immigration nung pag dating ko na may dala ako around 10 blank cheques pang emergency since may limit ng amount ng cash na puwede dalhin, wala naman naging problema.

    sana nakatulong. good luck

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    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
    January 19, 2017- NBI (hit)
    January 23, 2017- Visa Lodge 189
    January 24, 2017- Medical bgc
    January 27, 2017- NBI clearance received
    February 2, 2017- Medical cleared (no action required)
    February 15, 2017- Grant
    October 26, 2017- Flight to Melbourne
    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
    November 20, 2019- Baby's AU passport received
    November 2, 2021- Submitted AU citizenship application for myself and my wife
    April 14, 2022- Received Interview with Standard Test letter. May 25 schedule.
    May 25, 2022- Passed the Australian Citizenship Test
    May 25, 2022- Citizenship Approval Received
    September 15, 2022- Invitation to Citizenship Ceremony Received
    October 6, 2022- Citizenship Ceremony
    October 18, 2022- AU passport application lodged
    November 7, 2022- Passport received

  • era222era222 Philippines
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    Joined: Mar 08, 2022

    @hanah said:
    Hello po sainyong lahat. Pwede na po ba magopen ng bank account habang nasa pinas pa? 2-3months prior sa big move?

    Kung pede po, ano po okay na bank? Maraming salamat po sa sasagot

    Not unless maglaland ka sa Australia within a few days/weeks ng pag-enroll online. CommBank allows you to register online pero you need to verify it in person sa Australian branch para maactivate yung account.

    A few weeks prior to your move, enroll ka na. Read up here: https://www.commbank.com.au/moving-to-australia/banking.html

    hanah

    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

  • alibanini1209alibanini1209 Posts: 58Member
    Joined: Mar 04, 2023

    @charliemmdz said:
    hi po ulit, sa mga recently lang nag-BM from Pinas - pa'no n'yo dinala initial funds n'yo?
    a. nagpapalit na ba kayo AUD dito, if yes saan po, 10k AUD na ba agad pinapalit n'yo?
    b. nagdala USD and palit na lang sa airport pagdating?
    c. international wire transfer from PH bank once maopen na bank account d'yan? if yes, ano bank n'yo dito?
    worry ko kasi na baka 'di ko maaccess account ko d'yan 'pag 3rd option gawin ko. hirap din pala 'pag mag-isa hehe. thank you!

    Hi, recently moved here nung january.

    1. I didn't bring AUD, USD ang dala ko pero just enough lang to get by until makapag bukas ako ng bank account. Note pala that the big banks don't do forex na, so find a good travelex branch para makapagpalit ng pera. I also brought my credit cards, para whatever happens, may panggastos.
    2. I intentionally did not open a bank account, simply because before I flew here, si CBA lang ang nagallow mag open prior arrival. I didn't like na may monthly fees yung account nila hehe so nag open ako with NAB and ANZ nung dumating ako.
    3. With regards to wire transfer, ginagawa ko to lagi kasi may earnings din ako sa pinas. We do this through SBC, pero ang gumagawa na is family and through their accounts. Sa SBC kasi bawal na na from my own account galing tapos wala ako. Besides wire transfer through local banks, pwede mo din try paypal :)

    Hope these helps.

    Sharieera222charliemmdzSol_Au
  • c0dyc0dy Posts: 5Member
    Joined: Apr 11, 2023

    @xiaolico said:

    @charliemmdz said:
    hi po ulit, sa mga recently lang nag-BM from Pinas - pa'no n'yo dinala initial funds n'yo?
    a. nagpapalit na ba kayo AUD dito, if yes saan po, 10k AUD na ba agad pinapalit n'yo?
    b. nagdala USD and palit na lang sa airport pagdating?
    c. international wire transfer from PH bank once maopen na bank account d'yan? if yes, ano bank n'yo dito?
    worry ko kasi na baka 'di ko maaccess account ko d'yan 'pag 3rd option gawin ko. hirap din pala 'pag mag-isa hehe. thank you!

    Hey, matagal na ko lumipat so outdated na siguro to. pero sagot na lang ako para may kaunting guide ka.

    a. nagpapalit na ba kayo AUD dito, if yes saan po, 10k AUD na ba agad pinapalit n'yo?

    • Ako hindi. wala akong dala na AUD. USD lang dala ko na cash

    b. nagdala USD and palit na lang sa airport pagdating?

    • di ako nagpapalit sa airport. actually the next day na ko nagpapalit. may dala akong credit card, lahat naman kay ng credit card dito.

    c. international wire transfer from PH bank once maopen na bank account d'yan? if yes, ano bank n'yo dito?

    • Yes, CBA bank ko. nag wire transfer ako, even bigger amounts, like 2 or 3 yrs ago ata, mga 6digits na AUD amount nag wire transfer ako pang down ng bahay wala naman naging problema. CBA pinaka mababang fees sa research ko.

    And to add, nung dumating ako, may dala din ako cheque book. so nag deposit din ako ng cheque nung kailangan ko ng pera, wala naman naging problema. inamin ko din sa immigration nung pag dating ko na may dala ako around 10 blank cheques pang emergency since may limit ng amount ng cash na puwede dalhin, wala naman naging problema.

    sana nakatulong. good luck

    Hi @xiaolico regarding the cheques, if I may ask what bank was this? Would you remember if the transaction fee was the same as wire transfer?

  • xiaolicoxiaolico Australia
    Posts: 983Member
    Joined: Aug 13, 2016

    @c0dy said:

    @xiaolico said:

    @charliemmdz said:
    hi po ulit, sa mga recently lang nag-BM from Pinas - pa'no n'yo dinala initial funds n'yo?
    a. nagpapalit na ba kayo AUD dito, if yes saan po, 10k AUD na ba agad pinapalit n'yo?
    b. nagdala USD and palit na lang sa airport pagdating?
    c. international wire transfer from PH bank once maopen na bank account d'yan? if yes, ano bank n'yo dito?
    worry ko kasi na baka 'di ko maaccess account ko d'yan 'pag 3rd option gawin ko. hirap din pala 'pag mag-isa hehe. thank you!

    Hey, matagal na ko lumipat so outdated na siguro to. pero sagot na lang ako para may kaunting guide ka.

    a. nagpapalit na ba kayo AUD dito, if yes saan po, 10k AUD na ba agad pinapalit n'yo?

    • Ako hindi. wala akong dala na AUD. USD lang dala ko na cash

    b. nagdala USD and palit na lang sa airport pagdating?

    • di ako nagpapalit sa airport. actually the next day na ko nagpapalit. may dala akong credit card, lahat naman kay ng credit card dito.

    c. international wire transfer from PH bank once maopen na bank account d'yan? if yes, ano bank n'yo dito?

    • Yes, CBA bank ko. nag wire transfer ako, even bigger amounts, like 2 or 3 yrs ago ata, mga 6digits na AUD amount nag wire transfer ako pang down ng bahay wala naman naging problema. CBA pinaka mababang fees sa research ko.

    And to add, nung dumating ako, may dala din ako cheque book. so nag deposit din ako ng cheque nung kailangan ko ng pera, wala naman naging problema. inamin ko din sa immigration nung pag dating ko na may dala ako around 10 blank cheques pang emergency since may limit ng amount ng cash na puwede dalhin, wala naman naging problema.

    sana nakatulong. good luck

    Hi @xiaolico regarding the cheques, if I may ask what bank was this? Would you remember if the transaction fee was the same as wire transfer?

    Metro bank, may pirma pa ng nanay ko ha. Bank of mom eh hehe. Dalawa na gamit ko. Sobrang lugi, Di ko maalala magkano exactly, Pero better wire transfer. Mas taas fees ng cheque, same exchange rate naman. Ang naalala ko pa, 20 days to clear. Pero less than a week nag clear na. Pero mas mataas bawas compared sa wire transfer.

    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
    January 19, 2017- NBI (hit)
    January 23, 2017- Visa Lodge 189
    January 24, 2017- Medical bgc
    January 27, 2017- NBI clearance received
    February 2, 2017- Medical cleared (no action required)
    February 15, 2017- Grant
    October 26, 2017- Flight to Melbourne
    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
    November 20, 2019- Baby's AU passport received
    November 2, 2021- Submitted AU citizenship application for myself and my wife
    April 14, 2022- Received Interview with Standard Test letter. May 25 schedule.
    May 25, 2022- Passed the Australian Citizenship Test
    May 25, 2022- Citizenship Approval Received
    September 15, 2022- Invitation to Citizenship Ceremony Received
    October 6, 2022- Citizenship Ceremony
    October 18, 2022- AU passport application lodged
    November 7, 2022- Passport received

  • Cerberus13Cerberus13 Dublin Ireland
    Posts: 341Member
    Joined: Mar 23, 2020

    Ano kayang impact nung bagong PH immigration rules to be implemented this September sa mga papalabas ng PH?

    ANZSCO 312111 - Architectural Draftsperson
    Location at the time of application: Offshore (Tokyo Japan) / DIY

    2020-Mar : Vetassess submission - Priority processing
    2020-Apr : Vetassess positive assessment - 5+ years employment
    2020-Jun 25 : First take PTE-A Tokyo - Superior
    2020-Jun : SkillSelect EOI lodge - 190/491 : 90/100 points

    2020 : Covid happened...

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    2020-Oct : Ireland Work permit granted
    2020-Oct : EOI auto updated due to age score dedcution - 190/491 : 85/95
    2020-Nov 18 : Ireland Employment Visa application
    2020-Nov 25 : Ireland work visa approved
    2020-Dec 26 : Moved to Dublin from Tokyo

    2022-Jun : EOI expired. New EOI lodged with no change in score
    2022-Aug : VIC opened for offshore. Lodged ROI for VIC
    2022-Sep : NSW opened for offshore. Created new EOI for NSW only
    2022-Sep : Removed 491 in my EOI. Only considering 190 for now
    2022-Nov 10 : Irish Stamp 4 status approved
    2022-Nov 29 : Received pre-ITA from NSW. Yay!
    2022-Nov 30 : Received nomination from NSW
    2023-Jan 13 : Visa 190 lodged
    2023-Feb 21 : Medicals
    2023-Feb 29 : Medicals cleared
    2023-Mar 15 : Japan PCC uploaded. Officially waiting for grant : )
    2023-Nov 23 : NSW 190 granted!

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

    @Cerberus13 said:
    Ano kayang impact nung bagong PH immigration rules to be implemented this September sa mga papalabas ng PH?

    Parang may nagpost nito dito, not sure if sa ibang thread…

    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

  • DreamerGDreamerG Posts: 269Member
    Joined: Aug 19, 2022
    edited August 2023

    Hello po, Maybe you are referring for this one: basically more of sa tourist, OFWs and relatives of Migrants going abroad.

    Going abroad? More documents needed, stricter rules to follow starting Sept. 3

    Read more:
    https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1821222/going-abroad-more-documents-needed-new-rules-to-follow-starting-sept-3-iacat

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  • Cerberus13Cerberus13 Dublin Ireland
    Posts: 341Member
    Joined: Mar 23, 2020

    ang hirap naman mag bakasyon sa Pinas. haay

    ANZSCO 312111 - Architectural Draftsperson
    Location at the time of application: Offshore (Tokyo Japan) / DIY

    2020-Mar : Vetassess submission - Priority processing
    2020-Apr : Vetassess positive assessment - 5+ years employment
    2020-Jun 25 : First take PTE-A Tokyo - Superior
    2020-Jun : SkillSelect EOI lodge - 190/491 : 90/100 points

    2020 : Covid happened...

    2020-Aug : Job Offer - Ireland, Critical Skills Employment Permit path
    2020-Oct : Ireland Work permit granted
    2020-Oct : EOI auto updated due to age score dedcution - 190/491 : 85/95
    2020-Nov 18 : Ireland Employment Visa application
    2020-Nov 25 : Ireland work visa approved
    2020-Dec 26 : Moved to Dublin from Tokyo

    2022-Jun : EOI expired. New EOI lodged with no change in score
    2022-Aug : VIC opened for offshore. Lodged ROI for VIC
    2022-Sep : NSW opened for offshore. Created new EOI for NSW only
    2022-Sep : Removed 491 in my EOI. Only considering 190 for now
    2022-Nov 10 : Irish Stamp 4 status approved
    2022-Nov 29 : Received pre-ITA from NSW. Yay!
    2022-Nov 30 : Received nomination from NSW
    2023-Jan 13 : Visa 190 lodged
    2023-Feb 21 : Medicals
    2023-Feb 29 : Medicals cleared
    2023-Mar 15 : Japan PCC uploaded. Officially waiting for grant : )
    2023-Nov 23 : NSW 190 granted!

  • era222era222 Philippines
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    Hi, sa mga nag-big move na: curious to know lang what you packed with you? Or sa mga nagpplano pa lang. Did you pack as much as you could, or tipong isang luggage lang then YOLO?

    Wala pa akong grant pero nakikichismis lang ng what’s in your bag, chos!

    Shariemathilde9

    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

  • magueromaguero Adelaide
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    @era222 said:
    Hi, sa mga nag-big move na: curious to know lang what you packed with you? Or sa mga nagpplano pa lang. Did you pack as much as you could, or tipong isang luggage lang then YOLO?

    Wala pa akong grant pero nakikichismis lang ng what’s in your bag, chos!

    I'd suggest bringing clothes that are suitable for interviews. Some people don't bring interview outfits thinking dito na lang bibili. Kaso medyo iba rin sizing dito and in general, pag bumibili ng shoes and clothes di naman parating nakakahanap agad ng magugustuhan mo na kasya rin sa iyo and pasok sa budget. It's stressful enough looking for the first job without adding unnecessary problems such as walang masuot sa interview.

    irl031816MACINOZ2023Sharieera222naer_leunamSol_Au
  • SharieSharie Posts: 26Member
    Joined: Mar 04, 2021

    @maguero said:

    @era222 said:
    Hi, sa mga nag-big move na: curious to know lang what you packed with you? Or sa mga nagpplano pa lang. Did you pack as much as you could, or tipong isang luggage lang then YOLO?

    Wala pa akong grant pero nakikichismis lang ng what’s in your bag, chos!

    I'd suggest bringing clothes that are suitable for interviews. Some people don't bring interview outfits thinking dito na lang bibili. Kaso medyo iba rin sizing dito and in general, pag bumibili ng shoes and clothes di naman parating nakakahanap agad ng magugustuhan mo na kasya rin sa iyo and pasok sa budget. It's stressful enough looking for the first job without adding unnecessary problems such as walang masuot sa interview.

    Thank you.
    Interview outfits talaga ang una kong nabili bago ang mga damit na panglamig. Hehe.
    Baka mura na ang mga panglamig jan :)

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    March 10, 2022 - AIMS Exam
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    Nov 4, 2022 - 491 Nomination Application (WA)
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    Feb 27, 2023 - 491 Visa Lodged
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    June 2, 2023 - s56 Request (UAE PCC-Husband)
    June 13, 2023 - UAE PCC Uploaded
    July 20, 2023 - 491 VISA GRANTED
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    Thank you Jesus and Mama Mary!

  • golddragongolddragon Posts: 62Member
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    @Sharie said:

    @maguero said:

    @era222 said:
    Hi, sa mga nag-big move na: curious to know lang what you packed with you? Or sa mga nagpplano pa lang. Did you pack as much as you could, or tipong isang luggage lang then YOLO?

    Wala pa akong grant pero nakikichismis lang ng what’s in your bag, chos!

    I'd suggest bringing clothes that are suitable for interviews. Some people don't bring interview outfits thinking dito na lang bibili. Kaso medyo iba rin sizing dito and in general, pag bumibili ng shoes and clothes di naman parating nakakahanap agad ng magugustuhan mo na kasya rin sa iyo and pasok sa budget. It's stressful enough looking for the first job without adding unnecessary problems such as walang masuot sa interview.

    Thank you.
    Interview outfits talaga ang una kong nabili bago ang mga damit na panglamig. Hehe.
    Baka mura na ang mga panglamig jan :)

    Almost spring na din po dito kaya medyo mainit na. On sale na po ung mga winter outfits. 😊 Goodluck sa BM.

    SharieSol_Au
  • xiaolicoxiaolico Australia
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    @Sharie said:

    @maguero said:

    @era222 said:
    Hi, sa mga nag-big move na: curious to know lang what you packed with you? Or sa mga nagpplano pa lang. Did you pack as much as you could, or tipong isang luggage lang then YOLO?

    Wala pa akong grant pero nakikichismis lang ng what’s in your bag, chos!

    I'd suggest bringing clothes that are suitable for interviews. Some people don't bring interview outfits thinking dito na lang bibili. Kaso medyo iba rin sizing dito and in general, pag bumibili ng shoes and clothes di naman parating nakakahanap agad ng magugustuhan mo na kasya rin sa iyo and pasok sa budget. It's stressful enough looking for the first job without adding unnecessary problems such as walang masuot sa interview.

    Thank you.
    Interview outfits talaga ang una kong nabili bago ang mga damit na panglamig. Hehe.
    Baka mura na ang mga panglamig jan :)

    I guess depends sa field no. But my suggestion lang, don't worry too much about interview outfits. Since na uso zoom or any video interview, hindi na important interview outfits. madami hindi na naka formal. smart casual top lang. medyo normal dito palipat lipat ng work. so normal madaming interviews.

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    Hello. Sorry for a dumb question but meron po ba ditong parang water station katulad sa pinas? Yung nabibilhan po ng gallon ng drinking water.

    Or safe po ba ang tap water to drink here in Melbourne?

    era222
  • MLBSMLBS Manila
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    @australiandreams said:
    Hello. Sorry for a dumb question but meron po ba ditong parang water station katulad sa pinas? Yung nabibilhan po ng gallon ng drinking water.

    Or safe po ba ang tap water to drink here in Melbourne?

    You can buy bottled water sa woolies/coles, wala atang water station

    Safe ang tap water buhay pa naman ako, 4.5 yrs ko na iniinom haha

    casssiewhimpeeera222irl031816mathilde9SharieaustraliandreamsSol_Aubaikenmikelle

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

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  • Busy_bookBusy_book Posts: 58Member
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    @australiandreams said:
    Hello. Sorry for a dumb question but meron po ba ditong parang water station katulad sa pinas? Yung nabibilhan po ng gallon ng drinking water.

    Or safe po ba ang tap water to drink here in Melbourne?

    Safe and yummy!
    (as per reddit r/melbourne)

    australiandreams
  • rukawa_11rukawa_11 Singapore
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    @australiandreams said:
    Hello. Sorry for a dumb question but meron po ba ditong parang water station katulad sa pinas? Yung nabibilhan po ng gallon ng drinking water.

    Or safe po ba ang tap water to drink here in Melbourne?

    you can just purchase a water jar with a purifier if you just want to make sure of the safety. nung andun ako sa Melbourne last time, nag-stay ako sa friend ko at iniinom namin is tap water but purified from the water jar. di naman sumakit tiyan ko hehe.

    era222australiandreamsSol_Au

    MY ROAD TO AUSTRALIAN PR

    Nominated Occupation: Architectural Draftsperson - ANZSCO 312111 (Offshore)


    2020

    Jan 20: Since I’m DIYing it, I started researching and learning the whole process.
    Feb 22: VETASSESS – I started gathering all required documents.
    Apr 25: VETASSESS – I finished gathering all my documents. I created my account and started filling up the Skills Assessment for General Occupation Application.
    Apr 29: VETASSESS – I double-checked my documents. I started uploading the required documents. I decided not to include my first work in the Philippines because I don’t have payment evidence of it. I didn’t include my 1st work in Singapore as well because I don’t have a Certificate of Employment from that job.
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    Education: 15
    State Nomination: 5
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    Jul 5: IELTS – Since my IELTS exam result was expiring on Aug 16, 2022, I booked my 2nd IELTS Computer-delivered Test for SGD$ 378. My test date was on Jul 17, 2022. I didn’t know at that time that Australia is accepting its validity for 3 years. But I was able to use it as well for my Canada PR application.
    Jul 17: IELTS – It was my test day. Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing were all taken on this day.
    Jul 20: IELTS – My test results came out. L: 8.0 R: 9.0 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 which is Proficient English. It is equivalent to 10 points in EOI.
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    English Language Ability: 10
    Education: 15
    State Nomination: 5
    Years of Experience: 15
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    Jan 10: EOI – I lodged my EOI for NSW Visa 190 and was able to reach 70 points again to qualify for an invitation. By this time, the minimum points for all occupations were already removed by NSW.
    Jan 12: PTE – Booked my wife’s PTE English Test for USD$ 291.60 (SGD$ 401.85). Her exam date was on Jan 20, 2023.
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    Jan 21: EOI – I updated my NSW 190 EOI. I now have 75 points.

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    English Language Ability: 20
    Education: 15
    State Nomination: 5
    Years of Experience: 15
    Partner Qualification (English): 5
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  • jdarkartistjdarkartist Posts: 35Member
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    Safe ang water po from Tap water po. Basta yung nasa kusina lang po na tap sa loob ng bahay ha. At sa iba pang tap water na nakalagay ay pwedeng inumin. Lahat yan ay safe at naka-mark sa Water System.

    Sydney Water employee here.

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  • Sol_AuSol_Au Posts: 26Member
    Joined: Jul 19, 2023

    Hello, hope you can share your inputs on my questions below:
    1. For those na nagflatshare, how was the experience? The last time I shared a house/unit with someone was when I was in the US for an assignment. Pinoy pa yun.
    2. Specially for those in SA, do you have any recommendations on the neighborhood outside but is near CBD? I just want to sort of narrow down my search.
    3. How long yun stay niyo when you booked your accommodation upon arrival - airbnb or hostel, etc? I read kasi na banks, TFN will be sent via mail and it will only take a few days or weeks. How long ang safest na stay if you haven't found a house na titirahan mo ng mas matagal? I was thinking kasi what address you will give sa application and what if lumipat ka na in time na pa-release na yun hinihintay mo.

    TIA! :smiley:

    era222mikelle
  • Sol_AuSol_Au Posts: 26Member
    Joined: Jul 19, 2023

    @golddragon said:
    Almost spring na din po dito kaya medyo mainit na. On sale na po ung mga winter outfits. 😊 Goodluck sa BM.

    My plan is magBM on February, paend na ang summer I guess. Would you recommend to bring winter clothes na since I think baka mahal na sila by this time? :smiley:

    lunarcat
  • lunarcatlunarcat Posts: 374Member
    Joined: Oct 08, 2019

    @Sol_Au said:

    @golddragon said:
    Almost spring na din po dito kaya medyo mainit na. On sale na po ung mga winter outfits. 😊 Goodluck sa BM.

    My plan is magBM on February, paend na ang summer I guess. Would you recommend to bring winter clothes na since I think baka mahal na sila by this time? :smiley:

    Madami po sales dito from time to time, pero I would suggest na magdala nalang galing sa Pinas and save the pocket money for rent, food, and other necessities.

    era222Sol_Au

    ANZSCO 261111 ICT Business Analyst | 189 - 75 | 190 (NSW) - 80 | 419 (NSW) - 90
    Oct 2019 - Started my journey to 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺 as a SV holder (Diploma and Adv. diploma of IT)
    Feb 2020 - Arrived in Au - Thank you Lord!
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    15 June 2023 - Consulted IMES and Immi Visa
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    27 Oct 2023 - EOI Lodgement
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  • jdarkartistjdarkartist Posts: 35Member
    Joined: Aug 10, 2020

    @Sol_Au said:

    @golddragon said:
    Almost spring na din po dito kaya medyo mainit na. On sale na po ung mga winter outfits. 😊 Goodluck sa BM.

    My plan is magBM on February, paend na ang summer I guess. Would you recommend to bring winter clothes na since I think baka mahal na sila by this time? :smiley:

    Yep, summer pa ng time na yun. Sa April pa lalamig hehe. Makakaipon ka pa pambili.

    Sol_Au

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

    Sa mga nagBM lately under visa 491, may additional docs pa ba na required/hiningi maliban sa Passport, Visa Grant, Ticket?

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