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AU Citizenship received last year so thinking of working in Europe or Japan

Hi loose-talk guys,

Clearly off-topic since this forum is mainly for migrating to Australia while here I am thinking about working in Europe or Japan.

As a software developer, I was thinking it might help making it easier to find a job. I suppose the goal is work for 1-2 years in Europe or Japan while making use of the weekends to explore the parts of those countries.

I haven't purchased on any properties in AU yet due to sky-high prices here in Sydney so there's nothing keeping me here; although I do want to buy a house maybe in Brisbane AFTER exploring EU or Japan.

Just wanted to check this forum if someone else had done this already or is planning to do it? Please share your experience and what are the tips you for me (ie. I tried to search for a forum like pinoyau version for pinoy Japan but couldn't find something similar)?

JUN 2021: Australian Citizenship Received
JAN 2015 - JUN 2021: 261313 Software Engineer - Visa (189)


  • kramkramkramkramkramkram Posts: 52Member
    Joined: Aug 26, 2018

    If you can take risks, go for it. I wished I was able to do that when I was young but too many responsibilities.

  • se29mse29m Perth
    Posts: 2,144Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 14, 2015

    @kramkramkram said:
    If you can take risks, go for it. I wished I was able to do that when I was young but too many responsibilities.

    i concur with this.. kung wala ka pa naman stuff to think about like mortgages etc, then you should pursue it.. gusto ko din sana mag backpacking pero I can't now kasi dami na kelangan i consider lol

    233211 Civil Engineer
    30/09/15 - VETASSESS Lodged - 133112 Project Builder
    09/10/15 - IELTS Results: L-7.5, R-7.0, W-6.0, S-7.5 OBS-7.0
    19/10/15 - PTE A Results: L-82, R-74, S-90, W-76 OAS-79
    26/11/15 - Obtained NBI Clearance
    09/12/15 - VETASSESS Results - NEGATIVE!!!
    12/01/16 - Submitted CDR to Engineers Australia
    22/01/16 - EA Positive Results - Bachelor's Degree with 4 years 8 months skilled employment
    22/01/16 - Lodged EOI 189 (60pts)
    03/02/16 - Received 189 ITA
    11/02/16 - Health Clearance Provided - No Action Required
    18/02/16 - Obtained SG CoC
    26/02/16 - Lodged 189 Visa
    15/03/16 - Direct Grant - IED 11/02/2017
    25/05/16 - Big Move Perth!
    16/06/16 - Started Casual Work
    11/07/16 - Permanent Full-time Work

    Now for the Citizenship Journey

    26/08/2019 - Applied and acknowledgement letter received
    27/09/2019 - Test Email Invite for 19/12/2019
    01/10/2019 - Actual Test/Interview Date
    01/10/2019 - Approval Date (received the approval letter from the post 11/10/2019)
    05/02/2020 - Ceremony Date (received the email 10/01/2020)

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