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Opening of Bank Account Prior Arriving in AU?

NetEngrNetEngr VicotriaPosts: 13Member
Just curious, Is it ideal to open up a bank account prior arriving in AU (migration)?

I saw that you can open up a bank account @ National Bank of AU and ANZ prior arriving to AU and you can already save some money on that account.. any of you have done this?

Btw, how much is allowed when I travel to AU? is it 10k AUD? and is it per person? (Example can me and my wife declare10k separately?)

Thanks in advance!

God Is Good All the Time!

Up-Up-Down-Down-Left-Right-Left-Right (B) (A) START...

Comments

  • agentKamsagentKams AustraliaPosts: 785Member
    hello, yes that whats we did. there is a dedicated migration bank agent who will assist you when you open an account online. And for me, its the safest option rather than carrying cash.

    Timeline: Student Visa Subclass 573 (Masters)
    06 July 2015: Visa Grant
    22 July 2015: First day of class
    Feb 2016: Change program to dual
    Nov 2017 : Finished MBAC program
    April 2018: Uni Graduation

    Timeline: Permanent Visa (189) Accountant 221111
    26 Aug 15: PTE-A Result- OK! ( L84 W80 R77 S69)
    28 Aug 15: Email sent to CPAA for Assessment
    14 Sept 15: Positive Assessment received from CPAA
    14 Sept 15: Lodged EOI (60 pts 189/65 pts 190) - lapsed
    17 Nov 2017: Lodged EOI (75 pts 189 / 80 pts 190)
    08 March 2018: PTE-A Retake - Superior (L87 W90 R90 S90)
    16 March 2018: Updated EOI (85 pts 189/90pts 190)
    12 April 2018: NSW pre-invite [lapsed, EOI withddrawn]
    18 April 2018: ITA received - Visa 189
    04 May 2018 : Lodged Visa Application - Visa 189
    29 Aug 2018 - First CO Contact - PCC Qatar (partner)
    9 Jan 2019 - 2nd CO Contact - penal waiver
    18 Jan 2019 - Updated immiaccount with penal waiver
    29 Jan 2019 - Forwarded PCC to gsm.allocated email
    8 Feb 2019 - Visa Grant - Finally!!

  • NetEngrNetEngr VicotriaPosts: 13Member
    @agentKams Thanks for your feedback!... I will try to open up an account with NAB.. :) I think the hardest part after that is filling up that account... LoL..

    God Is Good All the Time!

    Up-Up-Down-Down-Left-Right-Left-Right (B) (A) START...

  • agentKamsagentKams AustraliaPosts: 785Member
    @NetEngr no prob and welcome to down under! :)

    Timeline: Student Visa Subclass 573 (Masters)
    06 July 2015: Visa Grant
    22 July 2015: First day of class
    Feb 2016: Change program to dual
    Nov 2017 : Finished MBAC program
    April 2018: Uni Graduation

    Timeline: Permanent Visa (189) Accountant 221111
    26 Aug 15: PTE-A Result- OK! ( L84 W80 R77 S69)
    28 Aug 15: Email sent to CPAA for Assessment
    14 Sept 15: Positive Assessment received from CPAA
    14 Sept 15: Lodged EOI (60 pts 189/65 pts 190) - lapsed
    17 Nov 2017: Lodged EOI (75 pts 189 / 80 pts 190)
    08 March 2018: PTE-A Retake - Superior (L87 W90 R90 S90)
    16 March 2018: Updated EOI (85 pts 189/90pts 190)
    12 April 2018: NSW pre-invite [lapsed, EOI withddrawn]
    18 April 2018: ITA received - Visa 189
    04 May 2018 : Lodged Visa Application - Visa 189
    29 Aug 2018 - First CO Contact - PCC Qatar (partner)
    9 Jan 2019 - 2nd CO Contact - penal waiver
    18 Jan 2019 - Updated immiaccount with penal waiver
    29 Jan 2019 - Forwarded PCC to gsm.allocated email
    8 Feb 2019 - Visa Grant - Finally!!

  • aug88aug88 Posts: 81Member
    hi @agentkams @NetEngr we are also planning to move to australia by mid-march. Do we need an Australian mailing address and mobile number to open a bank account online? :)
  • agentKamsagentKams AustraliaPosts: 785Member
    @aug88 hello, not needed at that moment. When you arrive dito sa Aus, you will need to go to bank to have it "activated" by presenting 100 points of identification.

    Timeline: Student Visa Subclass 573 (Masters)
    06 July 2015: Visa Grant
    22 July 2015: First day of class
    Feb 2016: Change program to dual
    Nov 2017 : Finished MBAC program
    April 2018: Uni Graduation

    Timeline: Permanent Visa (189) Accountant 221111
    26 Aug 15: PTE-A Result- OK! ( L84 W80 R77 S69)
    28 Aug 15: Email sent to CPAA for Assessment
    14 Sept 15: Positive Assessment received from CPAA
    14 Sept 15: Lodged EOI (60 pts 189/65 pts 190) - lapsed
    17 Nov 2017: Lodged EOI (75 pts 189 / 80 pts 190)
    08 March 2018: PTE-A Retake - Superior (L87 W90 R90 S90)
    16 March 2018: Updated EOI (85 pts 189/90pts 190)
    12 April 2018: NSW pre-invite [lapsed, EOI withddrawn]
    18 April 2018: ITA received - Visa 189
    04 May 2018 : Lodged Visa Application - Visa 189
    29 Aug 2018 - First CO Contact - PCC Qatar (partner)
    9 Jan 2019 - 2nd CO Contact - penal waiver
    18 Jan 2019 - Updated immiaccount with penal waiver
    29 Jan 2019 - Forwarded PCC to gsm.allocated email
    8 Feb 2019 - Visa Grant - Finally!!

  • aug88aug88 Posts: 81Member
    hi @agentKams ok thanks sa info :)
  • studio719studio719 melbournePosts: 63Member
    hi,

    do you know kung paano pwede mag-deposit sa AUS account from the philippines? pwede ba idaan un sa mga local bank like BPI or BDO as long as i have the details?

    Jun 2015 - IELTS exam and ACS assessment (both positive)
    Jul 2015 - received rejection for VIC SS
    May 2016 - re-applied for VIC SS
    Aug 2016 - approved for VIC SS and got ITA
    Sep 2016 - first CO contact
    Oct 2016 - visa granted
    Jun 2017 - BM

    www.studio719.net

  • MayoMayMayoMay Posts: 280Member
    @agentKams may deadline po ba para lagyan ng laman ung account? mag eexpire po ba sya if Aug. pa plan mag lagay ng laman? and paano itransfer sa nab from phils? and magkano minimum? at saka paano if di pa activated, papasok pa din yung pera? thanks

    ICT Support Engineer (As Dependent)
    ANZSCO: 263212 || Age: 30 pts || Educ: 10 pts || Work Exp: 5 pts || English: __pts || TOTAL: __pts

    **Analyst Programmer (Partner - main applicant)
    ANZSCO: 261311 || Age: 30 pts || Educ: 15 pts || Work Exp: 10 pts || English: 10 pts || TOTAL: 65 pts

    05.23.2016: Started researching about the process
    05.25.2016: Joined Pinoy AU forum and contacted colleagues who are already in AU for further assistance
    05.30.2016: Registered via online for a Debit Visa account in – Unionbank
    06.21.2016: Scanned all notarized documents
    06.25.2016: Uploaded all documents in ACS Site
    06.30.2016: Paid the ACS Fee and submitted it.
    07.11.2016: Received an email from ACS. Not qualified for Software Engineer (261313), recommended to use ICT Support Engineer (263212) instead
    07.21.2016: Paid the additional 200 AUD for the suggested ANZSCO 263212 (ICT Support Engineer)
    07.22.2016: Received the ACS Result - AQF Diploma, Major in Computing - 5yrs deducted / 3 yrs up to Present for the work experience)
    07.26.2016: Start of PTE test review
    07.29.2016: Partner's ACS Result - AQF Bachelor Degree (4yrs deducted / 5yrs up to Present for the work experience)
    08.30.2016: Took PTE exam / Processed NBI Clearance (with Hit)
    09.03.2016: Partner got positive PTE Result (L=79/R=85/S=72/W=90)
    09.05.2016: Lodged EOI (189)
    09.08.2016: Got our NBI Clearance...finally...
    09.15.2016: Received CEMI request
    09.28.2016: Partner got his ITA!!! (12:20am AU)
    10.10.2016: Completed Medical Exam - no action required
    11.22.2016: Visa lodged (frontloaded all docs)
    11.30.2016: CO asked for Payslip & ITR for 2011-2013
    12.16.2016: Uploaded the payslips & ITRs for 2011-2013
    02.03.2017: Golden email received!!! Thank you Lord!!
    03.24.2017: Attended the Pre-Departure Seminar (CFO Office)
    06.17.2017: Initial entry in Sydney last June 17-21, 2017
    01.14.2018: Hubby's big move to Sydney (Job hunting in progress)
    02.25.2018: Wifey's big move to Sydney
    05.29.2018: Wifey's 1st day at work (Barangaroo area)
    07.17.2018: Wifey's last day of contract work
    10.13.2018: Moved from Sydney to Canberra
    10.15.2018: Hubby's 1st day at work (Greenway area)
    12.21.2018: Wifey got accepted to a 5 month contract work
    01.21.2019: Wifey's 1st day at work (Turner area)

    "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." - A Cinderella Story

  • leelouleelou Quezon CityPosts: 101Member
    @studio719 if BDO, you need to have a dollar account then you can do the transfer online. wala nang enrolment. sa BPI naman, you can only do transfer sa branch.
  • agentKamsagentKams AustraliaPosts: 785Member
    @MayoMay hello po, this am not sure kasi nung nagopen kami may ready funds for transfer na kami. But the good thing is, may dedicated bank agent na magassist sa mga question mo once you opened your account so you can ask him/her. iyong transfer from phils, sorry hindi kita masagot kasi from abroad kami nagsend to NAB. Activation is needed when you visit your branch na here in AU kasi pano nila maprove na sayo iyong account if you will not present your identification. You can deposit but you cannot withdraw until you can provide your 100 points of identification which should be 7 days after you arrive here in AU.

    Timeline: Student Visa Subclass 573 (Masters)
    06 July 2015: Visa Grant
    22 July 2015: First day of class
    Feb 2016: Change program to dual
    Nov 2017 : Finished MBAC program
    April 2018: Uni Graduation

    Timeline: Permanent Visa (189) Accountant 221111
    26 Aug 15: PTE-A Result- OK! ( L84 W80 R77 S69)
    28 Aug 15: Email sent to CPAA for Assessment
    14 Sept 15: Positive Assessment received from CPAA
    14 Sept 15: Lodged EOI (60 pts 189/65 pts 190) - lapsed
    17 Nov 2017: Lodged EOI (75 pts 189 / 80 pts 190)
    08 March 2018: PTE-A Retake - Superior (L87 W90 R90 S90)
    16 March 2018: Updated EOI (85 pts 189/90pts 190)
    12 April 2018: NSW pre-invite [lapsed, EOI withddrawn]
    18 April 2018: ITA received - Visa 189
    04 May 2018 : Lodged Visa Application - Visa 189
    29 Aug 2018 - First CO Contact - PCC Qatar (partner)
    9 Jan 2019 - 2nd CO Contact - penal waiver
    18 Jan 2019 - Updated immiaccount with penal waiver
    29 Jan 2019 - Forwarded PCC to gsm.allocated email
    8 Feb 2019 - Visa Grant - Finally!!

  • studio719studio719 melbournePosts: 63Member
    thanks for the info @leelou

    Jun 2015 - IELTS exam and ACS assessment (both positive)
    Jul 2015 - received rejection for VIC SS
    May 2016 - re-applied for VIC SS
    Aug 2016 - approved for VIC SS and got ITA
    Sep 2016 - first CO contact
    Oct 2016 - visa granted
    Jun 2017 - BM

    www.studio719.net

  • MayoMayMayoMay Posts: 280Member
    @agentKams alin po yung 100 pts of identification? IDs, passport and birth certificate ok na?

    ICT Support Engineer (As Dependent)
    ANZSCO: 263212 || Age: 30 pts || Educ: 10 pts || Work Exp: 5 pts || English: __pts || TOTAL: __pts

    **Analyst Programmer (Partner - main applicant)
    ANZSCO: 261311 || Age: 30 pts || Educ: 15 pts || Work Exp: 10 pts || English: 10 pts || TOTAL: 65 pts

    05.23.2016: Started researching about the process
    05.25.2016: Joined Pinoy AU forum and contacted colleagues who are already in AU for further assistance
    05.30.2016: Registered via online for a Debit Visa account in – Unionbank
    06.21.2016: Scanned all notarized documents
    06.25.2016: Uploaded all documents in ACS Site
    06.30.2016: Paid the ACS Fee and submitted it.
    07.11.2016: Received an email from ACS. Not qualified for Software Engineer (261313), recommended to use ICT Support Engineer (263212) instead
    07.21.2016: Paid the additional 200 AUD for the suggested ANZSCO 263212 (ICT Support Engineer)
    07.22.2016: Received the ACS Result - AQF Diploma, Major in Computing - 5yrs deducted / 3 yrs up to Present for the work experience)
    07.26.2016: Start of PTE test review
    07.29.2016: Partner's ACS Result - AQF Bachelor Degree (4yrs deducted / 5yrs up to Present for the work experience)
    08.30.2016: Took PTE exam / Processed NBI Clearance (with Hit)
    09.03.2016: Partner got positive PTE Result (L=79/R=85/S=72/W=90)
    09.05.2016: Lodged EOI (189)
    09.08.2016: Got our NBI Clearance...finally...
    09.15.2016: Received CEMI request
    09.28.2016: Partner got his ITA!!! (12:20am AU)
    10.10.2016: Completed Medical Exam - no action required
    11.22.2016: Visa lodged (frontloaded all docs)
    11.30.2016: CO asked for Payslip & ITR for 2011-2013
    12.16.2016: Uploaded the payslips & ITRs for 2011-2013
    02.03.2017: Golden email received!!! Thank you Lord!!
    03.24.2017: Attended the Pre-Departure Seminar (CFO Office)
    06.17.2017: Initial entry in Sydney last June 17-21, 2017
    01.14.2018: Hubby's big move to Sydney (Job hunting in progress)
    02.25.2018: Wifey's big move to Sydney
    05.29.2018: Wifey's 1st day at work (Barangaroo area)
    07.17.2018: Wifey's last day of contract work
    10.13.2018: Moved from Sydney to Canberra
    10.15.2018: Hubby's 1st day at work (Greenway area)
    12.21.2018: Wifey got accepted to a 5 month contract work
    01.21.2019: Wifey's 1st day at work (Turner area)

    "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." - A Cinderella Story

  • quicksilverquicksilver MelbournePosts: 32Member
    ito ang mga usual IDs > https://www.instantchecks.com.au/100points.aspx. the points may differ with different institutions. better to give a few more para you can surely be over the 100 points.
  • NetEngrNetEngr VicotriaPosts: 13Member
    @agentKams I just openned an account with Commbank, it was fast.. I am planning to add some money to the account soon... do you know anyone who used their migrant banking services?

    God Is Good All the Time!

    Up-Up-Down-Down-Left-Right-Left-Right (B) (A) START...

  • agentKamsagentKams AustraliaPosts: 785Member
    @NetEngr hello, sorry wala ako kilala na comm bank nagopen eh. but it should be straightforward kung magdeposit ka ng pera sa account mo here. :)

    Timeline: Student Visa Subclass 573 (Masters)
    06 July 2015: Visa Grant
    22 July 2015: First day of class
    Feb 2016: Change program to dual
    Nov 2017 : Finished MBAC program
    April 2018: Uni Graduation

    Timeline: Permanent Visa (189) Accountant 221111
    26 Aug 15: PTE-A Result- OK! ( L84 W80 R77 S69)
    28 Aug 15: Email sent to CPAA for Assessment
    14 Sept 15: Positive Assessment received from CPAA
    14 Sept 15: Lodged EOI (60 pts 189/65 pts 190) - lapsed
    17 Nov 2017: Lodged EOI (75 pts 189 / 80 pts 190)
    08 March 2018: PTE-A Retake - Superior (L87 W90 R90 S90)
    16 March 2018: Updated EOI (85 pts 189/90pts 190)
    12 April 2018: NSW pre-invite [lapsed, EOI withddrawn]
    18 April 2018: ITA received - Visa 189
    04 May 2018 : Lodged Visa Application - Visa 189
    29 Aug 2018 - First CO Contact - PCC Qatar (partner)
    9 Jan 2019 - 2nd CO Contact - penal waiver
    18 Jan 2019 - Updated immiaccount with penal waiver
    29 Jan 2019 - Forwarded PCC to gsm.allocated email
    8 Feb 2019 - Visa Grant - Finally!!

  • zilchzilch MandaluyongPosts: 30Member
    hi, I will be moving to Au soon and will probably open either a CommBank or NAB account. Ask ko lang, kunwari makaopen na ko ng account, pwede bang yung initial funds ay fund transfer from someone na andyan? may mga kilala kasi akong andyan na, na nagpapadala ng pera dito sa Philippines, naisip ko na baka pwedeng ako na yung mag transfer ng pera sa family nila, then ung ipapadala nila is derecho naman sa account ko (either NAB or Commbank), pwede ba yung ganun? thanks

    "Ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you."
    Matthew 7:7

  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    zilch said:

    hi, I will be moving to Au soon and will probably open either a CommBank or NAB account. Ask ko lang, kunwari makaopen na ko ng account, pwede bang yung initial funds ay fund transfer from someone na andyan? may mga kilala kasi akong andyan na, na nagpapadala ng pera dito sa Philippines, naisip ko na baka pwedeng ako na yung mag transfer ng pera sa family nila, then ung ipapadala nila is derecho naman sa account ko (either NAB or Commbank), pwede ba yung ganun? thanks

    Pwede naman...

    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!

  • LracLrac SingaporePosts: 51Member
    @agentKams Ano ba ang magandang sa Aus?
    Like in terms of mga service charge, i heard yung ibang bank kelangan mo magdeposit ng 2K monthly ata, etc. Thanks in advance.
  • agentKamsagentKams AustraliaPosts: 785Member
    @Lrac we are with NAB eversince, wala naman charges on our everyday account and we are satisfied with their service. If you want to compare, go with the big 4 NAB, Commonwealth Bank, ANZ and Westpac.

    Timeline: Student Visa Subclass 573 (Masters)
    06 July 2015: Visa Grant
    22 July 2015: First day of class
    Feb 2016: Change program to dual
    Nov 2017 : Finished MBAC program
    April 2018: Uni Graduation

    Timeline: Permanent Visa (189) Accountant 221111
    26 Aug 15: PTE-A Result- OK! ( L84 W80 R77 S69)
    28 Aug 15: Email sent to CPAA for Assessment
    14 Sept 15: Positive Assessment received from CPAA
    14 Sept 15: Lodged EOI (60 pts 189/65 pts 190) - lapsed
    17 Nov 2017: Lodged EOI (75 pts 189 / 80 pts 190)
    08 March 2018: PTE-A Retake - Superior (L87 W90 R90 S90)
    16 March 2018: Updated EOI (85 pts 189/90pts 190)
    12 April 2018: NSW pre-invite [lapsed, EOI withddrawn]
    18 April 2018: ITA received - Visa 189
    04 May 2018 : Lodged Visa Application - Visa 189
    29 Aug 2018 - First CO Contact - PCC Qatar (partner)
    9 Jan 2019 - 2nd CO Contact - penal waiver
    18 Jan 2019 - Updated immiaccount with penal waiver
    29 Jan 2019 - Forwarded PCC to gsm.allocated email
    8 Feb 2019 - Visa Grant - Finally!!

  • mdnellemdnelle ManilaPosts: 30Member
    Hi! :D sa mga nagopen na po ng bank account sa NAB, PH address po ba muna ginamit nyo? Planning for Initial entry this Sept and BM next year..

    Is it better to open bank account now or wait until BM? :)

    Thank you po!

    External Auditor (221213) | Age = 30 | Education = 15 | Experience = 10 | English = 20 | TOTAL = 75 pts

    2017.05.13 - Took GT IELTS
    2017.05.25 - GT IELTS result (L= 8.5, R=9, W=7, S=7)
    2017.05.29 - Consulted Migration Agent
    2017.06.13 - PTE Academic (scheduled)
    2017.06.15 - PTE Academic result (L= 9, R=9, W=9, S=9)
    2017.08.28 - CAANZ favorable skills assessment
    2017.08.30 - EOI lodgement

    -----------ITA received 2018.01.03--------------

    2018.02.15 - Visa lodgement
    2018.03.05 - Health clearance

    -----------DG 2018.07.11--------------

    .... planning for IED & BM

  • mhejmhej SydneyPosts: 202Member
    @mdnelle kami, back in 2014, nag apply kami the next day we arrived. There was a CBA close to where we were staying and we did it then. Parang mas complicated pa kasi yung gawin offshore. Took us around 30 mins for 2 people to get accounts set up. yun pa rin ang accounts namin to this day.

    ICT Business Analyst - 261111
    Visa Subclass 189

    24 June 2013 - Skills Assessment submitted to ACS
    15 Aug 2013 - IELTs General Speaking Test
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    24 Sept 2013 - Favorable letter received from ACS (ICT Business Analyst)
    26 Sept 2013 - Submitted EOI (70 points)
    7 Oct 2013 - Received Invitation to Apply (Visa Subclass 189)
    11 Oct 2013 - Submitted Visa Application
    21 Oct 2013 - Medical Exam (I completed mine, partner had to wait for a few days to complete hers)
    - applied for NBI Clearance
    24 Oct 2013 - Primary Applicant (me) Medicals uploaded by NHSI.
    4 Nov 2013 - Partner completed Medical Exam
    5 Nov 2013 - Claim NBI Clearance
    - Secondary Applicant (partner) Medicals uploaded by NHSI.
    6 Nov 2013 - 20 Nov 2013 waiting for CO.
    21 Nov 2013 - CO Allocated
    26 Nov 2013 - Visa Grant (yehey!!)
    21 March 2014 - Flight to Sydney (Qantas 7PM HKT)
    6 May 2014 - Received 12 month contract from company (same company I worked for in Manila)
    12 May 2014 - Started work
    15 Dec 2014 - Hired permanently by current company (IT Service Manager).
    17 Apr 2018 - Applied for Citizenship (online)
    11 Mar 2019 - Citizenship Exam Schedule
    08 Oct 2019 - Australian Citizenship Ceremony

    ==Slowly, but surely..Things will fall into place..==

  • mdnellemdnelle ManilaPosts: 30Member
    @mhej thank you! :)

    External Auditor (221213) | Age = 30 | Education = 15 | Experience = 10 | English = 20 | TOTAL = 75 pts

    2017.05.13 - Took GT IELTS
    2017.05.25 - GT IELTS result (L= 8.5, R=9, W=7, S=7)
    2017.05.29 - Consulted Migration Agent
    2017.06.13 - PTE Academic (scheduled)
    2017.06.15 - PTE Academic result (L= 9, R=9, W=9, S=9)
    2017.08.28 - CAANZ favorable skills assessment
    2017.08.30 - EOI lodgement

    -----------ITA received 2018.01.03--------------

    2018.02.15 - Visa lodgement
    2018.03.05 - Health clearance

    -----------DG 2018.07.11--------------

    .... planning for IED & BM

  • wandererwanderer MelbournePosts: 257Member
    mdnelle said:

    Hi! :D sa mga nagopen na po ng bank account sa NAB, PH address po ba muna ginamit nyo? Planning for Initial entry this Sept and BM next year..

    Is it better to open bank account now or wait until BM? :)

    Thank you po!

    Hi mdnelle

    You can use for now your Ph address and change it once you are settled in Australia.

    Kung matagal pa po BM mo, I suggest do it nalang before the big move, say a month before.

    June 13, 2015 - IELTS Exam
    June 26, 2015 - IELTS Result (L7 R7 W7.5 S6.5)
    Waited to finish on-going project for my 3rd career episode :-)
    Sept 15, 2016 - CDR preparation
    Oct 08, 2016 - Submitted CDR to EA
    Oct 24, 2016 - EA Positive Result (Professional Engineer - ANZSCO 233512 Mechanical Engineer)
    Nov 05, 2016 - EOI Visa 189 - 60 pts, 190 - 65 pts
    Feb 01, 2017 - PTE-A Exam
    Feb 02, 2017 - PTE-A Result (L76 R73 S80 W79)
    Feb 03, 2017 - EOI updated Visa 189 - 70 pts, 190 - 75 pts
    Feb 15, 2017 - ITA for Visa 189 received
    Apr 15, 2017 - Visa Lodged
    May 09, 2017 - CO allocated GSM Adelaide (no additional documents requested)
    May 31, 2017 - Direct Grant!
    Dec 17, 2017 - Initial Entry at SYD
    Dec 20, 2017 - Back to PH and to DXB
    Apr 15, 2018 - Moved to Melbourne ~ job hunting....
    May 14, 2018 - First day of work! :-)

  • lack14lack14 ManilaPosts: 149Member
    @mdnelle I used my friend's address (trusted dapat) since the bank may send some post mails to your registered address. Anyway, you have to visit the bank personally pa so it can be activated and pwede ka magwithdraw. Initially deposits lang pwede - that's where I sent my money para meron ako backup aside from the cash na dala ko. I opened sa NAB, meron silang accounts for migrants/people coming to AU which can be opened even if wala pa sa AU. Make sure to change the address pag andito kana.

    262112 ICT Security Specialist

    30.07.17 ACS Skills Assessment lodged
    22.08.17 PTE (L89/R90/S90/W90)
    04.09.17 ACS Assessment done
    07.09.17 EOI lodged (189, 190, 489)
    19.09.17 Invitation to apply (189)
    02.10.17 Visa lodge
    07.10.17 Medical
    23.11.17 DG

  • snmgilsnmgil PhilippinesPosts: 80Member
    @agentKams maam, how many days does it usually take for a successful account opening with NAB? i applied 1 week ago and i was asked for the passport the day after then no feedback till now. is this normal? gusto ko na sana magtransfer ng funds. thank you

    ANZSCO Code: 221111 Accountant (General)
    August 2016 - IELTS-GT (Proficient)
    May 2017 - Failed VETASSESS assessment
    August 2017 - IELTS-Acad (Proficient)
    November 2017 - Positive CPAA Skills Assessment
    November 18, 2017 - 189/190 NSW EOI (70 pts)
    March 2018 - PTE Acad (Superior), updated EOI w/ increased points without SS to 80
    April 12, 2018 - Invitation for NSW SS (pre-invite)
    May 2018 - Points decreased to 75 due to bday
    July 11, 2018 - Approval of SS/ Received ITA for 190/Lodged Visa
    November 23, 2018 - CO Contact (Form 80, Proof re Education and Employment)
    November 27, 2018 - Submitted Requested docs
    January 17, 2019 - VISA GRANT!

    Always trust in His timing and faithfulness

  • agentKamsagentKams AustraliaPosts: 785Member
    @snmgil parang 2 weeks ata iyong sakin, if my memory serves me right.

    Timeline: Student Visa Subclass 573 (Masters)
    06 July 2015: Visa Grant
    22 July 2015: First day of class
    Feb 2016: Change program to dual
    Nov 2017 : Finished MBAC program
    April 2018: Uni Graduation

    Timeline: Permanent Visa (189) Accountant 221111
    26 Aug 15: PTE-A Result- OK! ( L84 W80 R77 S69)
    28 Aug 15: Email sent to CPAA for Assessment
    14 Sept 15: Positive Assessment received from CPAA
    14 Sept 15: Lodged EOI (60 pts 189/65 pts 190) - lapsed
    17 Nov 2017: Lodged EOI (75 pts 189 / 80 pts 190)
    08 March 2018: PTE-A Retake - Superior (L87 W90 R90 S90)
    16 March 2018: Updated EOI (85 pts 189/90pts 190)
    12 April 2018: NSW pre-invite [lapsed, EOI withddrawn]
    18 April 2018: ITA received - Visa 189
    04 May 2018 : Lodged Visa Application - Visa 189
    29 Aug 2018 - First CO Contact - PCC Qatar (partner)
    9 Jan 2019 - 2nd CO Contact - penal waiver
    18 Jan 2019 - Updated immiaccount with penal waiver
    29 Jan 2019 - Forwarded PCC to gsm.allocated email
    8 Feb 2019 - Visa Grant - Finally!!

  • snmgilsnmgil PhilippinesPosts: 80Member
    @agentKams ty for the reply maam. got the email on the same day i asked. salamat again

    ANZSCO Code: 221111 Accountant (General)
    August 2016 - IELTS-GT (Proficient)
    May 2017 - Failed VETASSESS assessment
    August 2017 - IELTS-Acad (Proficient)
    November 2017 - Positive CPAA Skills Assessment
    November 18, 2017 - 189/190 NSW EOI (70 pts)
    March 2018 - PTE Acad (Superior), updated EOI w/ increased points without SS to 80
    April 12, 2018 - Invitation for NSW SS (pre-invite)
    May 2018 - Points decreased to 75 due to bday
    July 11, 2018 - Approval of SS/ Received ITA for 190/Lodged Visa
    November 23, 2018 - CO Contact (Form 80, Proof re Education and Employment)
    November 27, 2018 - Submitted Requested docs
    January 17, 2019 - VISA GRANT!

    Always trust in His timing and faithfulness

  • suntanlinesuntanline SydneyPosts: 38Member
    You can apply for an account with Commonwealth prior to arriving in Australia (up to 3 months prior, I think). After you arrive, you just have to visit the branch you nominated and they'll update your account (address, etc.) and give you your debit card. Very easy. I wire-transferred all my money from BPI to my CBA. Had no issues. Also, I like that they have an app so you can monitor your account from anywhere.

    ANZSCO 225311: Public Relations Professional
    7.17.2017 - Submitted Documents to VETASSESS
    7.24.2017 - Positive Outcome
    9.6.2017 - PTE-A Exam
    9.7.2017 - PTE Results: L:90, R: 90, S: 90, W: 90
    9.8.2017 - Filed EOI, Subclass 190 (70+5)
    3.2.2018 - ITA for SS NSW
    3.16.2018 - ITA for subclass 190 visa
    7.13.2018 - VISA GRANT!

  • ali0522ali0522 philippinesPosts: 174Member

    @sustanline okay po b exchange rate from bpi to commbank?

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