How to convert PH Driver's License to AU Driver's License?

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  • Abby_Abby_ MelbournePosts: 147Member
    @GSW hi! Sang Vicroads Yan? :)

    ANZSCO 233511 Industrial Engineer

    20/2/2016 IELTS
    09/3/2016 Submitted CDR to Engineers Australia
    30/3/2016 EA Positive Assessment & submitted EOI
    13/4/2016 Received ITA
    02/5/2016 Lodge visa (sub class 189)
    23/5/2016 CO contact requesting Form 80 & Form 815
    23/5/2016 Submitted addt'l requirements
    10/6/2016 VISA GRANT!!!!
    14/10/2016 Big move to Melbourne!

    To God be the glory! :) :)

  • GSWGSW SydneyPosts: 54Member
    @Abby_
    @Cassey

    Hello I got a call from VicRoads just this afternoon. Sabi nila once may Learner Permit automatic hindi ka iaallow online to book until after 3 months. Pero since may overseas license naman daw ako pwede daw so punta na lang ako sa office to book the exam at ipakita ang Learner's permit and the overseas license. I think safety measure nila yun para mamake sure na may driving experience ka na before at di mo na kailangan 3 months learning period before taking the Hazard test.
  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 2,811Member, Moderator
    @GSW Ahh I see.. Thanks for the clarification. :)

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • Captain_ACaptain_A AUSTRALIAPosts: 2,147Member, Moderator
    @GSW thanks sa info na yan

    18 Mar '16 IELTS Results
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    26 Apr '16 EA Skills Assessment Positive Outcome
    06 May '16 PTE-A Exam
    07 May '16 PTE- A Results & Submitted EOI
    11 May '16 Got ITA
    02 Jun '16 Lodge Visa
    04 Jul '16 Direct Grant

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  • aug88aug88 Posts: 81Member
    Cassey said:

    @aug88 Hi, kailangan mo pa ring dumaan nung 3 tests. Kailangan mong kumuha ng knowledge test, hazard test at drive test. Ibig sabihin niyan na since may overseas license ka na kahit expired pwede ka pa ring magundergo ng drive test kasi exempted ka na for the Learners stage. Pag wala ka kasing overseas license, hindi ka basta bastang makakaconvert into Full kailangan mo munang ihold yung LP mo for 3months bago ka magprogress into red and green Ps then into Full. Hope that makes sense, hehe

    hi @Cassey ok, got it now! thank you so much for the info! :)
  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 2,811Member, Moderator
    @aug88 No worries, :)

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • MrBeanMrBean Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 19Member
    Ang nakausap ko sa phone (Vicroads) weird lng, kelangan ko daw ng 3 months bago mag take ng actual driving test. PH license conversion naman ang sa akin, at nakapag hazard exam naman ako without waiting for 3 months. Ganun ba talaga yun?

    "To God be the Glory!"

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 2,811Member, Moderator
    edited April 2017
    @MrBean Punta at pabook ka sa mismong office nila, sabihin mo na for conversion lang. Pag online at thru phone eh sasabihin na you need to wait for 3mos.

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • MrBeanMrBean Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 19Member
    @Cassey oo nga puntahan ko na lang sa office mismo nila. Thanks

    "To God be the Glory!"

  • bluezaidobluezaido MelbournePosts: 44Member
    hi, magtatanong lang about conversion of driver's licence from PH to AU. Nagrant kami ng visa last January then mageexpire na ung PH Licence ko this May 24, valid to drive pa rin ba within Victoria kahit na expired na ung PH Licence ko?
    Based din pala sa comment ni @Cassey mukhang valid to drive pa ko since 6 months after ng PR visa grant allowed to drive. Pero parang hindi ako sure if need na valid ung PH Licence within the 6 month period.

    Thanks for the response!

    18/02/2016 - Arrived in Melbourne, Subclass 573 (dependent) together with wife (primary, studying Nursing)

    (261313 - Software Engineer)
    30/08/2016 - Submitted documents (skills / experience) for ACS Assessment
    13/09/2016 - ACS assessment suitable, 2 yrs deducted out of 5yrs and 1 month of experience (Experiences are MNL - 4years, 8 months and VIC - 5 months, current)
    30/10/2016 - PTE result (exam date: 28/10), L - 85, R - 74, S - 78, W - 88
    31/10/2016 - Submitted EOI for 189. [Total points: 55]

    09/11/2016 - Gathering requirements for VIC State Nomination
    11/11/2016 - Submitted requirements for VIC State Nomination, and updated the EOI to indicate application for 190.

    01/12/2016 - My wife is about to finish studies, reached out to an agency to help with her 189. We submitted AHPRA application for her.

    13/12/2016 - VIC State Nomination successful [Total points: 60]
    14/12/2016 - Submitted application for 190 to immi, used BPay. Waiting for payment confirmation.
    15/12/2016 - Visa payment confirmed.
    23/12/2016 - Uploaded recommended documents except for Form1221 for my wife. Medical has been sent to DIBP, as advised by our medical records.
    05/01/2017 - Uploaded PH NBI Clearance.
    08/01/2017 - Uploaded form80 for me and my wife.
    11/01/2017 - Visa granted!

    If you have questions you'd like me to answer, send me a message here and I'll try to get back ASAP, I'd be happy to give back to the pinoyau community.

  • engineer20engineer20 SydneyPosts: 1,633Member, Moderator
    @bluezaido kailangan valid ang PH licence mo.

    29May2015: Submitted Online Application to VETASSESS (312112 Building Associate)
    02Jun2015: Lodged Date at VETASSESS
    28Aug2015: VETASSESS Assessment Completed (312112 Building Associate) - POSITIVE
    17Oct2015: PTE-A taken at SG
    19Oct2015: PTE-A Result: L-83, R-90, S-76, W-90 OAS-87
    19Oct2015: Submitted EOI Visa 190 (65 points plus SS 5 points if granted)
    19Oct2015: Submitted VIC SS Online Application Visa 190
    20Oct2015: VIC acknowledged SS application and gave Reference Number
    02Nov2015: VIC SS Application Rejected
    05Nov2015: Submitted Online Reassessment to VETASSESS (312212 Civil Engineering Technician) 08Feb2016: VETASSESS Outcome POSITIVE
    07Nov2015: Updated EOI to select NSW (312112)
    18Dec2015: Received NSW SS Invitation Stream 2
    21Dec2015: Lodged NSW SS Application
    12Jan2016: NSW SS Approved / Visa 190 ITA Received
    29Jan2016: SG PCC (Me) / Medical (Me, Wife and Kid)
    01Feb2016: Medicals Cleared
    05Feb2016: Lodged Visa 190
    18Feb2016: NBI Clearance Applied (Me and Wife) - HIT
    29Feb2016: SG PCC (Wife)
    03Mar2016: Collected and Uploaded NBI Clearance
    04Mar2016: Direct Grant
    07May2016: Initial Entry (Sydney)
    16Jul2017: Big Move
    Oct2020: Lodged Citizenship Application

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 2,811Member, Moderator
    @bluezaido Hi, you are allowed to drive for 6mos from your initial entry date if your Visa was granted overseas or for 6 mos from the visa grant date if you're here in Australia when it was granted. However, you need to have a valid (NOT EXPIRED) Driver's License to drive here on that 6mos period.
    For conversion, you can still use your DL even if it's expired as long as its not expired for more than 1 year. Take note though that once you start the conversion, you won't be able to drive by yourself anymore. You are considered Learner's not until you pass the Driving Test.

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • bluezaidobluezaido MelbournePosts: 44Member
    Thanks @Cassey and @engineer20 !
    Based on the previous conversations, I might start with the application after 26 May so that I have time to review and also would allow me to drive on my own before my PH Licence expires.
    I've also read your story @Cassey, will try to get lessons from RACV.

    Thanks again!

    18/02/2016 - Arrived in Melbourne, Subclass 573 (dependent) together with wife (primary, studying Nursing)

    (261313 - Software Engineer)
    30/08/2016 - Submitted documents (skills / experience) for ACS Assessment
    13/09/2016 - ACS assessment suitable, 2 yrs deducted out of 5yrs and 1 month of experience (Experiences are MNL - 4years, 8 months and VIC - 5 months, current)
    30/10/2016 - PTE result (exam date: 28/10), L - 85, R - 74, S - 78, W - 88
    31/10/2016 - Submitted EOI for 189. [Total points: 55]

    09/11/2016 - Gathering requirements for VIC State Nomination
    11/11/2016 - Submitted requirements for VIC State Nomination, and updated the EOI to indicate application for 190.

    01/12/2016 - My wife is about to finish studies, reached out to an agency to help with her 189. We submitted AHPRA application for her.

    13/12/2016 - VIC State Nomination successful [Total points: 60]
    14/12/2016 - Submitted application for 190 to immi, used BPay. Waiting for payment confirmation.
    15/12/2016 - Visa payment confirmed.
    23/12/2016 - Uploaded recommended documents except for Form1221 for my wife. Medical has been sent to DIBP, as advised by our medical records.
    05/01/2017 - Uploaded PH NBI Clearance.
    08/01/2017 - Uploaded form80 for me and my wife.
    11/01/2017 - Visa granted!

    If you have questions you'd like me to answer, send me a message here and I'll try to get back ASAP, I'd be happy to give back to the pinoyau community.

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 2,811Member, Moderator
    @bluezaido No worries, yeah use that time to practice here in Australia. I can send you the PDF on how they're doing the assessment for the driving test if you want. All the best! :) Yeah, I'm a satisfied RACV Customer, hehe

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • zxchubs1zxchubs1 SingaporePosts: 4Member
    Hello everyone here! I need your advice about getting driver's license in VIC.

    Currently, I'm working here in SG but relocating to MEL this August. I just got my driver's license here in SG and I'm planning to use it for conversion for VIC driver's license. But medyo tricky yung trail of dates which I have listed below.

    Initial entry in AU: 31-Mar-2017 (did vacation only)
    PH license issue: April-2016
    SG license issue: 13-May-2017
    Estimated six months buffer to apply VIC license: 30-Sept-2017

    Is it required that I submit both my VIC driver's license for conversion?
  • C_hiLLC_hiLL AdelaidePosts: 188Member
    @zxchubs1 I don't think that they would ask for any info on how long have you been driving as far as I can remember when converting SG license to AU kasi automatic conversion na siya and walang tests but isusurender ata yung SG license.

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    28/11/2013 - Pursued the Oz dream
    08/02/2014 - Hired AIMS
    12/03/2014 - IELTS Test
    19/03/2014 - IELTS Results L-7.5 R-7.5 W-6.0 S-7.0
    30/12/2014 - Skills Assessment Application lodged
    24/03/2015 - Vetassess Skills Assessment Outcome
    28/03/2015 - IELTS Test
    12/04/2015 - IELTS Results L-8.5 R-8.0 W-7.0 S-7.5
    06/07/2015 - SA application lodged
    11/08/2015 - Recieved SA nomination
    01/09/2015 - Submitted 190 Visa Application
    15/09/2015 - Submitted NBI, SG COC, Medical
    15/10/2015 - Visa granted!
    08/02/2016 - IED with whole family in Sydney
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  • zxchubs1zxchubs1 SingaporePosts: 4Member
    Alright. Thanks @C_hiLL
  • naitxnaitx AustraliaPosts: 13Member
    @zxchubs1 @C_hiLL

    I can confirm that you can just immediately have your SG license converted. Just call VicRoads to book an appointment. You also get to keep your SG license. :D

    (My SG license was issued Dec 2015, had it converted to VIC license Jan 2016.)
  • zxchubs1zxchubs1 SingaporePosts: 4Member
    Salamat @naitx good thing that I can also keep my SG license.

    Any idea about pag may SG PDL (provisionary drivers license)? My wife has it naman and she passed her BTT (basic theory test) here in SG. Kaso baka d na umabot pag full license makuha niya.
  • topeakaspiketopeakaspike SingaporePosts: 23Member
    Hello,

    I just want to ask if I can convert to full driver's license in Victoria and NSW right after I get a non pro driver's license in Philippines and also get a international driver's license at Automobile Association Philippines

    Salamat
  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 2,811Member, Moderator
    edited May 2017
    @topeakaspike Yes, you can convert it straight away. There's no need to get an international license. We had it and we never used it nor they asked for it here in Au.

    1. Aside from the card, you have to bring your 3 proofs for your identity:
    Passport (Category A)
    Medicare or Bank Card (Category B)
    Bills (evidence of Your residency in VIC; bears your address in Victoria)
    2. Yes
    3. Are you referring to the receipt that LTO is currently giving because they're out of cards? If yes, you need to present a letter (with the Letterhead) from LTO as well kung saan nakalagay yung status ng Ph license, yung type of license, date of issuance and expiration date na rin.
    Another option is to get a letter dito sa Consulate sa Australia saying that it has verified your license details from LTO and of course containing the above information as well.
    4. Unfortunately, international license is of no use, so no need to get it.
    5. Mabilis lang ang booking ng knowledge and hazard and there's no waiting period if you do the booking in their offices. With the driving test, dahil marami ang kumukuha usually mga 1month bago ang actual test.

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • naitxnaitx AustraliaPosts: 13Member
    @zxchubs1 sorry, di ako familiar pag provisional license ang hawak.
  • topeakaspiketopeakaspike SingaporePosts: 23Member
    @Cassey Thanks a lot for the answer :)
  • SuperchedSuperched SingaporePosts: 53Member
    edited May 2017
    Guys required ba na matagal ka nang may PH driver's license in order to convert it to AU license sa VIC?
    I just renewed my 7yrs dormant license, I already got the physical ID but hindi nakaindicate na I had a license prior to this year may magiging issue ba? Magiging full AU license din ba once converted?
  • hello1029hello1029 SydneyPosts: 36Member
    @Cassey Hi! Kailangan po ba 3 years ++ na akong nagddrive sa Philippines para ma convert to FULL license in NSW? :)
  • hello1029hello1029 SydneyPosts: 36Member
    @MisterKehn hi! So pag 3 years na ako nag ddrive sa Pilipinas, Full License na po sa NSW?
  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 2,811Member, Moderator
    @Superched Hindi siya magiging issue, kung full license hawak mo sa Phils then it's going to converted into full as well.

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 2,811Member, Moderator
    @hello1029 I'm not sure with NSW... Iba't ibang states kasi may kanya kanyang ruling, Try to read on this website:
    https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/transfer-overseas-driver-licence

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • aug88aug88 Posts: 81Member
    hi @Cassey pde pahingi ng pdf on how they do the assessment. Pm ko sayo email. thanks :)
  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 2,811Member, Moderator
    @aug88 pm sent. :)

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

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