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Things to do first Before going to Australia

icebreaker1928icebreaker1928 SydneyPosts: 1,446Member
edited April 2014 in General
Since meron "Things to do first after arriving in Australia", dapat meron din before going to Australia :D
ginawa ko to para magpalitan tyo ng kuro kuro at experience sa ano ang gagawin bago pumunta sa AU :)

share kayo guys lalo na sa mga nasa AU na, ano ang mga ginawa nyo para paghandaan ang pag-alis.
sa ngayon ito pa lang ang nareresearch ko...

1. Kelangan magpunta sa Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO)
- tatakan nila ang passport mo, pag walang tatak, hindi ka makaka-alis ng pinas
ito yung website
http://www.cfo.gov.ph/
http://www.cfo.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1347:for-filipinos-leaving-the-country-with-an-immigrant-visa&catid=139

2. Mas maganda kung sa IOM kumuha ng plane ticket, mas mura at mas malaki ang allowed baggage, nasa 40-60kilos kung hindi ako nagkakamali
https://www.iom.int/jahia/Jahia/the-philippines

yung iba magshare po kayo kung ano pa ang pede maishare like
- bank accounts na iopen na accredited dun sa AU
- pano maghanap ng bahay dun habang nasa pinas pa etc...
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  • icebreaker1928icebreaker1928 SydneyPosts: 1,446Member
    up... sana may makapagsuggest na iba :)
  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityPosts: 2,616Member, Moderator
    How about finding a job first before flying to Australia so new migrants are not pressured anymore when they get there? hehe
  • k_mavsk_mavs MelbournePosts: 712Member
    @LokiJr pwede po yun ah.Para bawas pressure na bago ka makapunta ng Oz e panatag na loob mo kasi may mapapasukan ka na. :D

    “We can make our own plans, but the LORD gives the right answer.”

  • icebreaker1928icebreaker1928 SydneyPosts: 1,446Member
    pano mag-edit ng title? kulang pa la ng "do" lol... :D
    it should be "Things to do first before going to Australia"
    mod aolee... paki edit na lang po tnx :)
  • icebreaker1928icebreaker1928 SydneyPosts: 1,446Member
    How about finding a job first before flying to Australia so new migrants are not pressured anymore when they get there? hehe
    now that you mentioned it, makahanap na nga sa seek ng employer :D
  • JClemJClem MelbournePosts: 528Member
    edited April 2012
    Please don't forget also that your passport, including the passport of your dependents who are migrating with you, should have a visa label. For more details, please refer to this link: http://www.philippines.embassy.gov.au/files/mnla/07 - Visa Evidencing 1209.pdf

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  • BryannBryann SydneyPosts: 854Member
    So visa label and CFO sticker ang need? Para sa passports? Kapag minor, hindi na need mag-appearance and umattend seminars?

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  • JClemJClem MelbournePosts: 528Member
    Di na pala required ang visa evidencing ngayon. Check this out, http://www.immi.gov.au/visas/about-your-visa.htm.

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  • icebreaker1928icebreaker1928 SydneyPosts: 1,446Member
    edited April 2012
    ^ pero sir, i think dito saten required pa rin, i mean pag sa airport kelangan... Anyone who can verify this? Yung mga bagong punta pa lang ano ginawa nyo? :-)
  • BryannBryann SydneyPosts: 854Member
    Hindi na kailangan sa Australia but hindi daw nila masasabi the same for other countries. Pero nakasulat dun pwede verify using VEVO. Tapos yun passport mo dapat dala mo lagi yun grant letter mo together with it. Siguro best thing is to ask yun VIA ba un, I'm sure they'd know if required paglabas mo ng Pinas ang visa label.

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  • mikaimikai LexingtonPosts: 73Member
    Guys, meron bang nagplano dito na magpaship ng gamit nila through container van? Magkano kaya gagastusin?

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  • TotoyOZresidentTotoyOZresident Posts: 1,335Member, Moderator
    Di na pala required ang visa evidencing ngayon. Check this out, http://www.immi.gov.au/visas/about-your-visa.htm.
    Actually ako nung nakuha ko na ang PR ko dito sa Australia umuwi agad ako ng pinas. Bago na ang ang philippine passport ko nun at wala akong stiker o stamp ng visa ko. pauwi ko pa lang wala naging problema kasi nasa network naman ang visa ko kaya madali nila na verify. Nung pagbalik ko naman ng Pinas dun pa lang sa pag check in ko sa quantas at pagkuha ng ticket konting tanung lang at verify lang nila sa network ang visa ko ayun binigay na sa akin ang ticket ko sabay pasok na ako sa loob papunta sa eroplano.

    kung tutuusin di na kailangan ang sticker visa sa passport. Pero sa mga bago pa lang papunta mganda mayrun pa rin kayu kung ayaw nyo maabala at para di kayo mag worry. i print nyo rin ang visa nyo sa bond paper para ipakita nyo agad sa pag checkin at sa custom kung kailangan pa ng documents..

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  • JClemJClem MelbournePosts: 528Member
    Yup, better na din meron visa sticker. As a backup na din during check-in sa immigration just in case down ang system ng VEVO, mache-check pa din na valid ang visa mo through the sticker. At saka ok din yun kasi pampaganda ng passport nyo. Hahaha! :D Something to be proud of, pinaghirapan yun e. O di ba? ;;)

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    03.23.2012 - PCC submitted and medicals finalized
    03.02.2012 - Application being processed further / CO assigned
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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityPosts: 2,616Member, Moderator
    Nacurious ako sa tanong ni @mikai, parang ganyan din kasi balak ko gawin kaso hindi ko alam kung magkano aabutin ko para magpadala lang ng gamit papunta Australia.

    Sa mga pupunta ng Australia at walang matutuluyang kamag-anak o kaibigan, ok ding magscout nang maaga ng mga murang flat. Mag-email lang kayo in advance sa napupusuan niyo para mareserve yung unit sa inyo :)
  • rose_romrose_rom BrisbanePosts: 8Member
    @JClem Hi !!! halos nauna lang ng 1 week narelease visa namin... btw, since hindi na required nvisa labeling (nabasa ko din sa website yun) gagawin mo padin ba para sure or hindi na talaga, naiisip pa kami kung pa label pa kami...san nga pala kayo mag stay sa australia? regards!
  • icebreaker1928icebreaker1928 SydneyPosts: 1,446Member
    @JClem Hi !!! halos nauna lang ng 1 week narelease visa namin... btw, since hindi na required nvisa labeling (nabasa ko din sa website yun) gagawin mo padin ba para sure or hindi na talaga, naiisip pa kami kung pa label pa kami...san nga pala kayo mag stay sa australia? regards!
    suggestion ko po pa visa label pa rin para sure...
    lalo na kung sa Pinas ka manggagaling....
    maraming loko sa immigration saten, hahanapan ka ng kung ano ano...
    kaya mas mabuti na wala silang makitang dahilan para hindi ka makaalis...
    opinion ko lang naman po :)
  • JClemJClem MelbournePosts: 528Member
    Hi @rose_rom! Yes, papa-visa label pa din kami. Tama din si @icebreaker. :)

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    03.26.2012 - Visa granted. God is good, all the time! All the time, God is good! :)
    03.23.2012 - PCC submitted and medicals finalized
    03.02.2012 - Application being processed further / CO assigned
    06.26.2011 - Lodged Visa 175 application

  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityPosts: 2,616Member, Moderator
    @JClem, isama mo sa listahan mo before going to Australia...EB! hehe :P
  • BryannBryann SydneyPosts: 854Member
    Hahaha balita ko meron na mga nag-EB dito eh... TWICE pa. Hahahaha.

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  • KTPKTP SingaporePosts: 243Member
    Nacurious ako sa tanong ni @mikai, parang ganyan din kasi balak ko gawin kaso hindi ko alam kung magkano aabutin ko para magpadala lang ng gamit papunta Australia.

    Sa mga pupunta ng Australia at walang matutuluyang kamag-anak o kaibigan, ok ding magscout nang maaga ng mga murang flat. Mag-email lang kayo in advance sa napupusuan niyo para mareserve yung unit sa inyo :)
    Question, mei nageentertain bang mga housing agents pag wala ka pa sa au? I have read sa net na pagrerent ng units eh mei point system den.... If God willing at makarating kame sa AU, wala kame matutuluyan :) so sana mei makapagshare pano ginawa nila :)

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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityPosts: 2,616Member, Moderator
    Hahaha balita ko meron na mga nag-EB dito eh... TWICE pa. Hahahaha.
    Ano yan? Date? hehe
  • stolich18stolich18 SydneyPosts: 993Member
    ^ yan din nasa isip ko. hihi ang kulet!

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  • sohcsohc SydneyPosts: 249Member
    edited April 2012
    @KTP
    yup may point system ang pagrent ng house, it's not easy. I was surprised when I found out na pati sa pagrent e point system na naman!

    Click this link to view the first page of the rent application form. This will explain the 100pts requirements.

    Note that the drivers license ID in the form means Australian drivers license. Pero I heard na nakakakuha ng rent yung iba basta may job contract na.

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  • stolich18stolich18 SydneyPosts: 993Member
    Hehe oo nga, di bale mukhang ok naman bsta may bank account na and / or driver's license. Yung passport naman tska ung 50points parang given na un dapat

    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

  • stolich18stolich18 SydneyPosts: 993Member
    Oops sorry di pla sya ganon kadali! Hehehe kelangan maestablish pa muna kase proof of identity and capacity to rent kaya cguro may required points na mataas. :-( kelangan tlg may bank acct and medicare na agad and some billing docs

    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

  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityPosts: 2,616Member, Moderator
    @sohc, yung points na sinasabi nyo...yan po ba yung credit rating?
  • EmonEmon AdelaidePosts: 38Member
    yung pagkuha ng CFO sa pinas ganong katagal? base sa website 1 day, pero knowing yung process sa pinas medyo mabagal. saka madami ba ang kumukuha ng CFO sa pinas?
  • aldousnowaldousnow SydneyPosts: 494Member
    @Emon uu madali lang kumuha CFO sa Pinas. isang araw lang yun.. lalagyan na sticker passport mo after mo maka attend ng seminar. Walang reservation e. kelangan punta ka lang dun maaga.

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  • icebreaker1928icebreaker1928 SydneyPosts: 1,446Member
    ^ gaano kaaga dapat ang punta dun sir? may quota din ba sila parang nbi? tnx :)
  • icebreaker1928icebreaker1928 SydneyPosts: 1,446Member
    ^ pati ba bata(3y/o) kelangan kasama? or kahit nde na tapos tatakan na rin nila?
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