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  • shatterdudeshatterdude Pasig CityPosts: 14Member
    Ayus pala pede. hehe
  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityPosts: 2,616Member, Moderator
    250 boxes grabe sari sari store na yan a hehehehe
  • lock_code2004lock_code2004 PerthPosts: 5,037Member, De-activated
    250 cigarettes po.. hindi boxes.. heheh

    Sep 24, 2011 - IELTS (L-8 R-8 W-8 S-7.5 : OBS-8)
    Jan 04, 2012 - EA application submitted | Feb 23, 2012 - EA assessment result (IE ANZSCO 233511)
    May 8, 2012 - Lodged GSM 175 online application | June 4, 2012 - CO Allocated
    June 22, 2012 - Medicals Finalized | Aug 30, 2012 - PCCs Completed (PH, UAE, USA)
    Sep 3, 2012 - Visa Granted (IED Jun 11, 2013) Thank You Lord!
    Oct 16-28, 2012 - Initial Entry Completed - Sydney
    July 28, 2013 - Final move to Perth
    Sep 9, 2013 - Started work with the same company i worked for in UAE/USA
    Oct 28, 2013 - Moved to another company.. ;)

  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityPosts: 2,616Member, Moderator
    ayun...250 pcs....marami rami na rin yun hehehe...pag natupad na yung sin tax sa atin, magmamahal na rin pati yosi
  • KTPKTP SingaporePosts: 243Member
    Reply to @jaero: Haha baka pagpinalad at makarating jan matigil ako sandali hehe :p

    “We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer. – Proverbs 16:1”
    Occupation: 261111 (ICT Business Analyst)
    Apr 29, 2012 - Lodged 175 Online Application
    June 4, 2012 - CO Allocation. CO requested Medical and Police Clearance
    June 30, 2012 - Medical finalized
    July 05, 2012 - VISA GRANT!!!!
    IED: June 13, 2013
    Thank you so much Lord!!!!

  • aldousnowaldousnow SydneyPosts: 494Member
    matiyaga gobyerno dito na pag quit yung mga nagyoyosi. dami commercials about pag quit. tapos yung mga pack ng yosi dito puno ng pictures ng sunog na lungs. hehehe.

    Skilled – Family Sponsored (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 176)
    Nominated Occupation : Developer Programmer (261312)
    02/28/2011 - ACS Finalized the Case (261312, PIM3, Group A)
    03/07/2011 - IELTS Result Received L- 6.5, R-7.0, W-6.0, S-7.0, Overall Band Score-6.5 (BC)
    03/13/2011 - Lodged Visa Application (Online)
    11/09/2011 - CO Allocation
    12/02/2011 - Medicals Finalised
    12/02/2011 - FINISH LINE!! (Visa Grant)
    03/23/2012 - My first day @Melbourne
    04/14/2012 - Started looking for a .Net Developer job
    06/04/2012 - And finally got one! :)

  • SilhouetteSilhouette SydneyPosts: 89Member
    guys magkano po kelangan minimum na dalang visa pag kasama family tapos 175 skilled independent ang visa? TIA
  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityPosts: 2,616Member, Moderator
    ^ wala namang minimum...maximum sa kanila A$10,000 of mixed currencies tapos kung lagpas kailangan na i-declare..medyo madugo siya kaya wag na lang kayo magdadala ng sobra sobrang pera sa wallet hehe.

    Dun sa minimum, napansin ko sa palabas, random yung financial check nila at paghihinalaan ka nila kung wala kayong matutuluyan so make sure everything is booked prior to departing to Australia :)
  • SilhouetteSilhouette SydneyPosts: 89Member
    Reply to @LokiJr: thanks sa info.. goodluck sa atin :-)
  • scyprincessscyprincess BrisbanePosts: 11Member
    sa sydney airport lang ba yan? ung dito sa brisbane, madami silang signs warning you about the food na dala mo with trash cans provided so you can dispose them.
    Alam ko mejo di ko alam kung ideclare ko ung vitamins at household na gamot (biogesic, alaxan, kremil-s, pati fern C at may glutathione pa ata) na pinaglalagay ni mama sa bag ko, tapos sabi sa akin ng katabi kong singaporean hindi naman ung pine-pertain dun sa card, so hindi ko sya nilagay, pinalusot naman ako so far.

    yung isang international student dito from thai, brisbane airport din, nagdala sya ng coffee, pero since first time lang nya, hindi na sya pinafine. ung isang taga south africa naman, pumayag nalang syang itapon ung mga face cream nya etc...
  • Manila_Sunset_StoreManila_Sunset_Store SydneyPosts: 13Member
    I often talk to people here who are furious because items have been confiscated that are readily available in Filo shops around Sydney.
    In some cases its a bit laughable (Coca Cola in glass bottles etc), but much of the Filipino products you get here are not the same as back home. Prime examples are things like Magnolia Icecream, Boy Bawangs and Clover Chips.
    All look (and taste) identical to back home, but all are made differently for our market. This is also the reason why sometimes it is hard to source.
    Its annoying for people, but this is the reasoning behind it should it happen to anyone here.
    Aussie government is a weird one. One minute they ban fish with heads, then they forget it.
    Last year we had all Pure Foods banned, along with Efficascent Oil, Ding Dongs and other items.
    All have now managed to return, while they have banned Barrio Fiesta.

    Hate to tell anyone thinking of coming to this country. It is annoying from the moment you land, and only gets worse the longer you stay here. :-(

    Philippine Railway Historical Society
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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityPosts: 2,616Member, Moderator
    They are just protecting Australia from unwanted things (disease, drugs, criminals...) from coming in their land. I actually like that kind of governance --feels more secured to live in a place like that. If you want an exact opposite of Australia, look no further! hehehe :D

  • stolich18stolich18 SydneyPosts: 993Member
    Helpful pdf link (Guide for Travellers as of June 2012):

    http://www.customs.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/GuideforTravellersJune2012-WEB_000.pdf

    *There is no limit on the amount of currency you can bring in or take out of Australia. However, you must declare amounts of A$10,000 or more in Australian currency or foreign equivalent. You must also disclose any promissory notes, traveller’s cheques, personal cheques, money orders, postal orders or other bearer negotiable instruments, regardless of value, if requested by a Customs and Border Protection officer or police officer.

    *Is it taxable kaya if you declare? hehehehehe

    261313 (Software Engineer)

    Feb.15.2012 - started working on ACS requirements
    Mar.02.2012 - submitted online ACS application and sent documents to ACS via Fedex
    Mar.05.2012 - ACS acknowledged actual documents
    Mar.21.2012 - ACS finalised assessment: Suitable
    Mar.31.2012 - IELTS exam with BC
    Apr.13.2012 - IELTS Results (L:8.5 R:7 W: 7 S: 8 OB: 7.5) Thank you LORD!
    Apr.14.2012 - Lodged 175 Online Application
    Apr.20.2012 - Completed Online Attachments
    May.24.2012 - "Application being processed further"
    May.29.2012 - CO Assigned :-)
    Jun.07.2012 - Uploaded NBI Clearance
    Jun.13.2012 - Medical/Health Requirements Finalised
    Jun.14.2012 - VISA GRANT! Thank you, LORD! :-)
    Jun.07.2013 - Initial Entry Date Deadline
    Apr.28.2013 - Initial Entry (Sydney)
    Jun.28.2013 - Verbal Job Offer (Melbourne)
    Jul.08.2013 - First day of Work and first day of child care for my son (Melbourne)
    Aug.21.2013 - First day of Work in Sydney

    "Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom." Psalm 145:3

  • emjdeeemjdee MelbournePosts: 84Member
    hello! i will be coming to AU this september. ask ko lang po if advisable magdala ng 1-2 months supply ng toiletries (e.g. shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste), lotion and over the counter medicines like biogesic, etc? kelangan po ba ito ideclare upon arrival? gusto po sna namin makatipid kc especially on our first month there habang nghahanap ng work. thanks po ng marami sa makakapag-advice. :)
  • emjdeeemjdee MelbournePosts: 84Member
    pahabol lang din po, kelangan po ng doc's prescription for over the counter medicines? di ko po kc sure kung may nagtanong na po nito before. maraming salamat for the advice :)
  • mikaela_7mikaela_7 AtlantaPosts: 82Member
    paano po kaya ang baby's powdered milk? pwede kaya dalhin yun? baka mapagkamalan eh kailangan pa naman ng baby namin yun. may nakaexperience na bang nagdala nito?

    Dec 28 2011 - 175 online application (Mechanical Engr.)
    May 15 2012 - CO Allocation
    May 30 2012 - Medical Exams
    June 19 2012 - Health requirements finalised (husband as person 3)
    June 20 2012 - my Health requirements finalised (primary applicant), other documents Met
    June 26 2012 - Further medical results received (baby as person 2)
    June 27 2012 - Health requirements finalised (All)
    June 28 2012 - Visa grant...Thank you Lord!!!
    August 17 2012 - Perth touchdown...Australia here we come...

  • mikaela01mikaela01 SydneyPosts: 265Member
    Reply to @mikaela_7: ang alam ko po you can bring baby's milk provided you're travelling with your baby.

    29 May 2012 - lodged 176 online application
    (Civil Engineer 233211;WA State Sponsored)
    2 June 2012 - CO allocation
    6 June 2012 - PCC uploaded
    8 June 2012 - Medicals
    21 June 2012 - further medical results received
    25 June 2012 - Health requirements finalised
    27 June 2012 - Visa Granted!! To God be the glory!
    19 Aug 2012 - Landed in AU
    Believe in the power of prayers!
    When challenges are so big that we feel our strength is not enough to carry them , keep on going. The extra mile is where the GRACE OF GOD begins.

  • mikaela_7mikaela_7 AtlantaPosts: 82Member
    Reply to @mikaela01:
    hay salamat...yup isasama namin sya sa entry namin...

    Dec 28 2011 - 175 online application (Mechanical Engr.)
    May 15 2012 - CO Allocation
    May 30 2012 - Medical Exams
    June 19 2012 - Health requirements finalised (husband as person 3)
    June 20 2012 - my Health requirements finalised (primary applicant), other documents Met
    June 26 2012 - Further medical results received (baby as person 2)
    June 27 2012 - Health requirements finalised (All)
    June 28 2012 - Visa grant...Thank you Lord!!!
    August 17 2012 - Perth touchdown...Australia here we come...

  • SilhouetteSilhouette SydneyPosts: 89Member
    c baby din 7 months old pa lang, may dadalhin din akong powder milk... ilan kaya max? pwede kaya magdala kahit 1 kg?
  • mikaela_7mikaela_7 AtlantaPosts: 82Member
    Reply to @Silhouette:
    baka pwede tayong magtanong sa airline company na sasakyan natin para makasigurado....

    Dec 28 2011 - 175 online application (Mechanical Engr.)
    May 15 2012 - CO Allocation
    May 30 2012 - Medical Exams
    June 19 2012 - Health requirements finalised (husband as person 3)
    June 20 2012 - my Health requirements finalised (primary applicant), other documents Met
    June 26 2012 - Further medical results received (baby as person 2)
    June 27 2012 - Health requirements finalised (All)
    June 28 2012 - Visa grant...Thank you Lord!!!
    August 17 2012 - Perth touchdown...Australia here we come...

  • gemini23gemini23 WinPosts: 265Member
    Hi! I just want to share my recent travel experience in Australia. Grabe! Na-border security ako buti na lang walang camera! Hindi siguro makapaniwala ang border security police sa mga sagot ko mag-totour lang ako sa Australia. Hindi ako pinadaan ng scanner before exiting, pinatabi ako sa pila then dinala ako sa corner, then chineck ang luggage ang hand carry bag ko, pati na rin messages ko sa blackberry ko. Waaahhh!!! Palagay ko nabasa rin mga comments dito sa Pinoyau. Nag-comment yung police, ''you're getting information about Australia", wala naman siguro masama doon kaya yun lang nasabi nung police. Then siguro nabasa yung mga messages ng friends ko, then finally sabi nung police na girl 'She's not..." Akala cguro me dala ako na kung anong illegal. Grabe ang mga tanong. "Who paid for your ticket? Who packed up your bag? Do you know what are the things in your bag?" Ni ayaw ipahawak sa akin ang bag ang blackberry ko. Then nung bubuksan na yung zipper sa bottom ng luggage, grabe suspense na dahan-dahang binuksan, akala naman nila me makikita sila doon, e wala naman. Haaay, then na-convince ng girl na police yung lalaking police na okay naman ako, siya pinag-impake ko ng gamit ko. Hirap kaya magbalik ulit ng gamit sa bagahe. Haaayy!!! Akala ko kung ano na mangyayari sa akin doon. Thanks God at natapos ko naman ang 10-days tour ko doon. I enjoyed it very much. Grabe sa lamig doon lalo na sa Melbourne at Surfers Paradise sa Gold Coast.

    Follow your heart but trust your gut.

  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityPosts: 2,616Member, Moderator
    Parang nakakatakot yung karanasan niyo sa customs pero iniisip ko na lang na ganyan ang pamamalakad sa Australia at trabaho lang nila yun!

    Nasanay tayo na pa-cute lang mga security guards natin hehe
  • fayefaye North RydePosts: 770Member
    Reply to @gemini23: Grabe katakot k pti phone mo kinuha at chineck.Marami kasi ngaung gumagawa ng illegal kaya siguro sobrang higpit nila.

    Buti nlng ok ka...

    Skilled – Family Sponsored (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 176)
    Nominated Occupation: CHEMIST 2111-11
    11/MAY/2011 - IELTS Exam
    20/JUNE/2011 - Lodged Online Visa Application
    15/FEB/2012 - CO Allocation
    26/JUNE/2012 - VISA GRANTED! Thank you Lord!
    11/APR/2013 - Initial Entry Date Deadline
    10/MAR/2013 - Arrived in Sydney :)

  • TotoyOZresidentTotoyOZresident Posts: 1,335Member, Moderator
    Hi! I just want to share my recent travel experience in Australia. Grabe! Na-border security ako buti na lang walang camera! Hindi siguro makapaniwala ang border security police sa mga sagot ko mag-totour lang ako sa Australia. Hindi ako pinadaan ng scanner before exiting, pinatabi ako sa pila then dinala ako sa corner, then chineck ang luggage ang hand carry bag ko, pati na rin messages ko sa blackberry ko. Waaahhh!!! Palagay ko nabasa rin mga comments dito sa Pinoyau. Nag-comment yung police, ''you're getting information about Australia", wala naman siguro masama doon kaya yun lang nasabi nung police. Then siguro nabasa yung mga messages ng friends ko, then finally sabi nung police na girl 'She's not..." Akala cguro me dala ako na kung anong illegal. Grabe ang mga tanong. "Who paid for your ticket? Who packed up your bag? Do you know what are the things in your bag?" Ni ayaw ipahawak sa akin ang bag ang blackberry ko. Then nung bubuksan na yung zipper sa bottom ng luggage, grabe suspense na dahan-dahang binuksan, akala naman nila me makikita sila doon, e wala naman. Haaay, then na-convince ng girl na police yung lalaking police na okay naman ako, siya pinag-impake ko ng gamit ko. Hirap kaya magbalik ulit ng gamit sa bagahe. Haaayy!!! Akala ko kung ano na mangyayari sa akin doon. Thanks God at natapos ko naman ang 10-days tour ko doon. I enjoyed it very much. Grabe sa lamig doon lalo na sa Melbourne at Surfers Paradise sa Gold Coast.
    balik ka ulit next time... :D

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    'Success is when you finished what you have started."

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  • gemini23gemini23 WinPosts: 265Member
    Reply to @TotoyOZresident: Sure, invite mo ko ha :-)

    Follow your heart but trust your gut.

  • hotshothotshot SydneyPosts: 1,643Member
    @gemini23 : saang airport po yan? sa Melbourne po ba? last year when I visited Australia din, sa Melbourne ang entry namin ng wife ko. basta habang nakapila kami dun sa may customs, nagulat na lang kami parang nagkakagulo...biglang naglabasan madaming pulis na may dalang mga aso. tapos, parang pinipili din nila kung sino ang ihohold nila...at napili kami! ayun, pinapasok kme sa isang room...pinalinya kme lahat dun. tapos pina-drop lahat ng dalang gamit and pina-step back kami...tapos pinadaan nila mga aso nila para amuyin lahat ng gamit namin. after nun, pinalabas na kme at wala naman ginawa sa amin. feeling ko baka minalas lang tayo ng timing at during that time baka natiktikan sila na merong illegal stuff na idadaan sa kanila. kinabahan ako pero buti wala naman ibang pinagawa sa amin. unang pumasok sa isip ko nung hinarang kami e baka may bias sila sa mga pinoys. pero pagpasok naman namin dun sa room e iba-iba kaming lahi. mostly asians pero meron din caucasians. wala lang...share ko lang. :)

    Occupation: Analyst Programmer (ANZSCO Code 261311)
    May 21 2012 - lodged visa 176 (NSW) online application
    May 30 2012 - CO allocation
    Jul 16 2012 - Visa Granted! (IED Deadline: May 16, 2013)
    Jan 19 2013 - Arrived in Sydney
    Jan 20 2013 - Started our job hunt
    Mar 11 2013 - Officially became a "HOUSE-BAND" :)
    Apr 22 2013 - End of my "HOUSE-BAND" career :)

  • gemini23gemini23 WinPosts: 265Member
    Reply to @hotshot: Yes sa Melbourne Tullamarine Airport...hindi naman ako umabot sa room, pinapunta lng ako sa corner ng custom area.

    Follow your heart but trust your gut.

  • stolich18stolich18 SydneyPosts: 993Member
    Para san ba ang ginagawa nilang security checks na ganyan? Hehe sorry stupid question. Random ba sya or what? Sa US parang naganyan na rin ako pero extra kapkap lng ginawa nung female officer. I was pregnant back then

    261313 (Software Engineer)

    Feb.15.2012 - started working on ACS requirements
    Mar.02.2012 - submitted online ACS application and sent documents to ACS via Fedex
    Mar.05.2012 - ACS acknowledged actual documents
    Mar.21.2012 - ACS finalised assessment: Suitable
    Mar.31.2012 - IELTS exam with BC
    Apr.13.2012 - IELTS Results (L:8.5 R:7 W: 7 S: 8 OB: 7.5) Thank you LORD!
    Apr.14.2012 - Lodged 175 Online Application
    Apr.20.2012 - Completed Online Attachments
    May.24.2012 - "Application being processed further"
    May.29.2012 - CO Assigned :-)
    Jun.07.2012 - Uploaded NBI Clearance
    Jun.13.2012 - Medical/Health Requirements Finalised
    Jun.14.2012 - VISA GRANT! Thank you, LORD! :-)
    Jun.07.2013 - Initial Entry Date Deadline
    Apr.28.2013 - Initial Entry (Sydney)
    Jun.28.2013 - Verbal Job Offer (Melbourne)
    Jul.08.2013 - First day of Work and first day of child care for my son (Melbourne)
    Aug.21.2013 - First day of Work in Sydney

    "Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom." Psalm 145:3

  • hotshothotshot SydneyPosts: 1,643Member
    random po siguro. baka madami nahuhuling kalokohan sa melbourne airport kaya ganun sila kastrict dun. hehe

    Occupation: Analyst Programmer (ANZSCO Code 261311)
    May 21 2012 - lodged visa 176 (NSW) online application
    May 30 2012 - CO allocation
    Jul 16 2012 - Visa Granted! (IED Deadline: May 16, 2013)
    Jan 19 2013 - Arrived in Sydney
    Jan 20 2013 - Started our job hunt
    Mar 11 2013 - Officially became a "HOUSE-BAND" :)
    Apr 22 2013 - End of my "HOUSE-BAND" career :)

  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityPosts: 2,616Member, Moderator
    minalas lang si miss gemini hehe....saka unfortunately...kasama yung bansa natin sa mga notorius sa drug trafficking kaya lahat tayo damay hehe
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