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do we have to attend the pre departure seminar for tourist visa to oz?

aussie2xaussie2x Quezon CityPosts: 71Member
edited November 2012 in Visitor - Tourist Visa
hi all

tourist visa granted to oz, do they need pre departure seminar before leaving the country?
i have heard that they need to attend the siminar since 2 months ago effect?
is that correct?
i did not see any news from bureau of immigration website about this changes

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  • hotshothotshot SydneyPosts: 1,643Member
    edited November 2012
    sorry...double post..

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  • hotshothotshot SydneyPosts: 1,643Member
    @aussie2x : the seminar is for migrant visa holders only. it's not required for tourist visa holders. :)

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  • sofabedsofabed SydneyPosts: 87Member
    @aussie2x just finished attended PDOS.. one of the attendees has the same case as yours. you need to attend if your visa was sponsored by a Australian PR/citizen

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  • hotshothotshot SydneyPosts: 1,643Member
    @aussie2x just finished attended PDOS.. one of the attendees has the same case as yours. you need to attend if your visa was sponsored by a Australian PR/citizen
    ah talaga? kahit tourist visa lang? then i stand corrected. :)

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    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 :)

  • BryannBryann SydneyPosts: 854Member
    Hmmm alam ko din hindi na need seminar kasi meron ako relatives pupunta dito, pero tourist visa sila hindi sponsored so I don't know yun sa ganun case. :) Thanks for the info @sofabed.

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  • lock_code2004lock_code2004 PerthPosts: 5,037Member, De-activated
    anu yan bagong pauso na naman nila?
    weird... heheh..

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  • sofabedsofabed SydneyPosts: 87Member
    bago lang daw sir kaya nagulat din ako.. hehe.. maski yung speaker binibida benefits ng PR sa Oz.. dito raw di mo alam kung saan napupunta tax mo.. :-))

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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    @aussie2x just finished attended PDOS.. one of the attendees has the same case as yours. you need to attend if your visa was sponsored by a Australian PR/citizen
    In my opinion there has to be a misunderstanding here... Tourist lang naman eh, just like if you go to Thailand, Singapore, USA, etc. I don't see any point if they require a seminar if you are sponsored by a citizen or a PR.

    Ano sasabihin nila sa seminar, how not to be scammed by touts? how to take good travel photo? ehehehe... :)

    My aunts went to Melbourne last week, both of them sponsored by a PR cousin. Wala naman seminar whatsoever.

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  • fayefaye North RydePosts: 770Member
    @sofabed kahapon ka din ngseminar? Magkasabay tau? :)

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  • sofabedsofabed SydneyPosts: 87Member
    @faye nung tues po ako. :)

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    10.14.2012 - Received invite (189)
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    10.16.2012 - DIAC Acknowledgment
    10.22.2012 - PCC
    10.24.2012 - Medical
    11.03.2012 - CO Allocation; Adelaide Team 6 CC
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  • fayefaye North RydePosts: 770Member
    @sofabed ah gnun ba. akala ko kahapon

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  • corleonecorleone MandaluyongPosts: 50Member
    kelangan pa talaga sa new migrants ang seminar? im sure wifey and kids wouldnt wanna go
  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    kelangan pa talaga sa new migrants ang seminar? im sure wifey and kids wouldnt wanna go
    I myself would not want to go there... It is utterly a waste of time and money but we have no choice, kailangan pumunta ang wife mo otherwise di mapayagan ng immigration official na makalipad without the CFO sticker. Your kid naman, they have a separate session for them, kailangan din nila pumunta.

    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)
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    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
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  • corleonecorleone MandaluyongPosts: 50Member
    wala nga lusot psychoboy...thanks for the update., i read the pdos or whateva you call it website..it says 13 years above have their own seminars., luckily my kiddos are 8yrs and below., it states they are exempted from attending.,although i do have to bring in their passports for stickering.
    ok so., i need ; stickers, and airfare that all?
  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    wala nga lusot psychoboy...thanks for the update., i read the pdos or whateva you call it website..it says 13 years above have their own seminars., luckily my kiddos are 8yrs and below., it states they are exempted from attending.,although i do have to bring in their passports for stickering.
    ok so., i need ; stickers, and airfare that all?
    you need not present an air ticket when undergoing the cfo seminar.

    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!!

  • corleonecorleone MandaluyongPosts: 50Member
    thanks..bro...what the? ur lodged...sept and nov visa grant :O
  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    thanks..bro...what the? ur lodged...sept and nov visa grant :O
    @corleone - yeah, we lodged our EOI on end Sept and we got the invite to apply Oct1. immediately we filed our visa application. By november granted na...

    that was why I was surprised on your timeline... :) ours is actually common; mga ka-batch namin nag file more or less parehas din ang timeline.

    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!!

  • corleonecorleone MandaluyongPosts: 50Member
    prior to my lodgement everyone was getting granted 6-12months...then i dont know what happened na.., i was in a special group of guys whom really got left behind., I even know of someone who got granted later than me.yet lodge ahead of me. i dunno maybe because of our chosen professions., maybe. this actually messed up all our plans to go. but thats another thread hehe

    but anyhow thats great news, good to hear everythang has speedied up.
  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    prior to my lodgement everyone was getting granted 6-12months...then i dont know what happened na.., i was in a special group of guys whom really got left behind., I even know of someone who got granted later than me.yet lodge ahead of me. i dunno maybe because of our chosen professions., maybe. this actually messed up all our plans to go. but thats another thread hehe

    but anyhow thats great news, good to hear everythang has speedied up.
    I am getting OT here but forgive my curiousity - ano ba profession mo? It could be because of that; meron daw kasi what they call Priority Group 5 or something who are in the bottom of the list; uunahin and nasa 1-4 group before they will be served...

    Anyway, what matters now is andiyan na and congratulations again!! :)

    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!!

  • corleonecorleone MandaluyongPosts: 50Member
    baker., i think thats waht it was., it was placed under low priority
  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    baker., i think thats waht it was., it was placed under low priority
    That is it...

    Anyway, that is all in the past now - :)

    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!!

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