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Are You An Engineer? (Visa 476)

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  • iammaxwell1989iammaxwell1989 MelbournePosts: 311Member
    @ce_01 Yes.

    10&13 Oct 2012 - IELTS
    26 Oct 2012 - IELTS Results
    17 Feb 2013 - Lodged Visa 476
    07 June 2013 - CO Allocated
    22 Aug 2013 - Visa Grant for me and my girlfriend
    07 April 2014 - Touchdown Melbourne!
    14 March 2015 - IELTS in Melbourne
    16 June 2015 - Submitted EA Skills Assessment (Electrical Engineer)
    23 June 2015 - PTE-A in Melbourne
    2 July 2015 - Received positive EA skills assessment
    6 July 2015 - Submitted EOI for visa 189 (65 points)
    3 Aug 2015 - ITA
    4 Aug 2015 - Lodged app for visa 189. Bridging visa released
    19 Nov 2015 - Visa 189 granted for me and my GF
    7 April 2018 - Lodged Citizenship
    21 Jan 2019 - Immi response
    29 March 2019 - Citizenship exam passed

  • emacaemaca SydneyPosts: 35Member
    Hello asking for a friend lang po, may nag-apply ba for the 476 visa after May 2018? Anong status ng application if ever? Thanks!
  • ddagustinddagustin PhilippinesPosts: 9Member
    @emaca I applied June 2018. Got my visa grant last September pa.

    Meron na dapat response from a CO by now :)
  • ddagustinddagustin PhilippinesPosts: 9Member
    Hello everyone! Tagal ko nang lurker ngayon lang nakapagpost :)

    Just sharing my 476 experience here:

    Graduated June 26, 2016
    Lodged Application: June 20, 2018
    CO Request for more Info (NBI and Medical): September 18, 2018
    Submitted NBI and Medical: October 8, 2018
    note: I deferred my NBI and Medical until hiningi nila
    Visa Grant: October 18, 2018

    IED: September 26, 2019

    I maximized yung stay here in the PH para makuha ko yung 3 years work exp. Hopefully positively ma-assess. Will be going to Sydney this September :)
  • emacaemaca SydneyPosts: 35Member
    @ddagustin Thanks for the info! I already have mine nung July last year pa. Will be flying out to Aus next month. Wanted to ask lang for some friends who are considering applying so I have a gauge of current processing times.
  • ddagustinddagustin PhilippinesPosts: 9Member
    @emaca no worries! Good luck sa friend mo hehehe

    Currently, nasa 2-3 months yung processing times nila. Do note though that IED is 1 year from NBI or Medical Date, whichever comes first. So depende sa timeline din ng mga nag aapply if ever.

    See you soon, 476-ers!
  • Engr476Engr476 OrtigasPosts: 5Member
    Hello po. Anyone who lodged their application in 2019? Gaano po katagal bago maapprove? Base kasi sa site nila 6-8months na ang processing time. Thanks.
  • constantconstant ManilaPosts: 1Member
    @Engr476 lodged late February, no response yet :/
  • isko_seisko_se manilaPosts: 3Member
    Hi guys!

    I graduated BS Computer Science from the College of Eng'g sa UPD. Eligible ba yung course ko for subclass 476? May naka-list down na courses sa immi website, puro "Engineering" pero naka list naman as "such as" so I was wondering baka di lang na-list down yung Computer Science. Thank you!
  • iammaxwell1989iammaxwell1989 MelbournePosts: 311Member

    @iammaxwell1989 sir san kayo sa melbourne? thanks

    A year too late but better late than never. I live in Footscray, west of Melbourne CBD. :)

    10&13 Oct 2012 - IELTS
    26 Oct 2012 - IELTS Results
    17 Feb 2013 - Lodged Visa 476
    07 June 2013 - CO Allocated
    22 Aug 2013 - Visa Grant for me and my girlfriend
    07 April 2014 - Touchdown Melbourne!
    14 March 2015 - IELTS in Melbourne
    16 June 2015 - Submitted EA Skills Assessment (Electrical Engineer)
    23 June 2015 - PTE-A in Melbourne
    2 July 2015 - Received positive EA skills assessment
    6 July 2015 - Submitted EOI for visa 189 (65 points)
    3 Aug 2015 - ITA
    4 Aug 2015 - Lodged app for visa 189. Bridging visa released
    19 Nov 2015 - Visa 189 granted for me and my GF
    7 April 2018 - Lodged Citizenship
    21 Jan 2019 - Immi response
    29 March 2019 - Citizenship exam passed

  • ddagustinddagustin PhilippinesPosts: 9Member
    @isko_se Hi!

    I have a friend na CompSci UPD din who's PR in Syd na. :)
  • mateo18mateo18 PHPosts: 3Member
    Hi everyone,

    May nakaexperience na ba nang reply ng CO na ganito:

    "PLEASE NOTE: the conferral /awarded/graduation date is not sufficient
    The applicant should provide proof of the date of completion of their course, not the
    date of graduation or conferral of their degree."


    They are asking for the date of completion and not the actual date of graduation.

    I passed the Certificate of Completion of Requirements with GWA issued by Engg Admin.
    There is no exact date in the document, only the semester with the AY year. (EX. 2nd Semester A.Y. 2016-2017).

    Just wondering if someone had the same experience with the CO.

    Thank you!
  • iammaxwell1989iammaxwell1989 MelbournePosts: 311Member
    @mateo18

    I remember submitting TOR+Diploma+Certificate of Graduation and that satisfied immi's requirements.

    10&13 Oct 2012 - IELTS
    26 Oct 2012 - IELTS Results
    17 Feb 2013 - Lodged Visa 476
    07 June 2013 - CO Allocated
    22 Aug 2013 - Visa Grant for me and my girlfriend
    07 April 2014 - Touchdown Melbourne!
    14 March 2015 - IELTS in Melbourne
    16 June 2015 - Submitted EA Skills Assessment (Electrical Engineer)
    23 June 2015 - PTE-A in Melbourne
    2 July 2015 - Received positive EA skills assessment
    6 July 2015 - Submitted EOI for visa 189 (65 points)
    3 Aug 2015 - ITA
    4 Aug 2015 - Lodged app for visa 189. Bridging visa released
    19 Nov 2015 - Visa 189 granted for me and my GF
    7 April 2018 - Lodged Citizenship
    21 Jan 2019 - Immi response
    29 March 2019 - Citizenship exam passed

  • mateo18mateo18 PHPosts: 3Member

    @iammaxwell1989

    Thank you so much for the information!
    Aside from passing the Certificate of Completion, I also passed the original and english translated Diploma.
    All I have to do is wait for now, I guess.

    Usually, how long does it take from the assignment of the CO to the visa grant? Around a month?

    Thank you!

  • iammaxwell1989iammaxwell1989 MelbournePosts: 311Member

    My CO was allocated 7 June 2013. Visa granted 22 Aug 2013. Obviously this was years ago so things might have changed.

    10&13 Oct 2012 - IELTS
    26 Oct 2012 - IELTS Results
    17 Feb 2013 - Lodged Visa 476
    07 June 2013 - CO Allocated
    22 Aug 2013 - Visa Grant for me and my girlfriend
    07 April 2014 - Touchdown Melbourne!
    14 March 2015 - IELTS in Melbourne
    16 June 2015 - Submitted EA Skills Assessment (Electrical Engineer)
    23 June 2015 - PTE-A in Melbourne
    2 July 2015 - Received positive EA skills assessment
    6 July 2015 - Submitted EOI for visa 189 (65 points)
    3 Aug 2015 - ITA
    4 Aug 2015 - Lodged app for visa 189. Bridging visa released
    19 Nov 2015 - Visa 189 granted for me and my GF
    7 April 2018 - Lodged Citizenship
    21 Jan 2019 - Immi response
    29 March 2019 - Citizenship exam passed

  • iammaxwell1989iammaxwell1989 MelbournePosts: 311Member

    For those planning to pursue permanent residency and citizenship, my timeline below.

    Requirements and legislation might have changed or potentially will change, but hopefully it provides some insight.

    10&13 Oct 2012 - IELTS
    26 Oct 2012 - IELTS Results
    17 Feb 2013 - Lodged Visa 476
    07 June 2013 - CO Allocated
    22 Aug 2013 - Visa Grant for me and my girlfriend
    07 April 2014 - Touchdown Melbourne!
    14 March 2015 - IELTS in Melbourne
    16 June 2015 - Submitted EA Skills Assessment (Electrical Engineer)
    23 June 2015 - PTE-A in Melbourne
    2 July 2015 - Received positive EA skills assessment
    6 July 2015 - Submitted EOI for visa 189 (65 points)
    3 Aug 2015 - ITA
    4 Aug 2015 - Lodged app for visa 189. Bridging visa released
    19 Nov 2015 - Visa 189 granted for me and my GF
    7 April 2018 - Lodged Citizenship
    21 Jan 2019 - Immi response
    29 March 2019 - Citizenship exam passed. Now waiting for the ceremony

    10&13 Oct 2012 - IELTS
    26 Oct 2012 - IELTS Results
    17 Feb 2013 - Lodged Visa 476
    07 June 2013 - CO Allocated
    22 Aug 2013 - Visa Grant for me and my girlfriend
    07 April 2014 - Touchdown Melbourne!
    14 March 2015 - IELTS in Melbourne
    16 June 2015 - Submitted EA Skills Assessment (Electrical Engineer)
    23 June 2015 - PTE-A in Melbourne
    2 July 2015 - Received positive EA skills assessment
    6 July 2015 - Submitted EOI for visa 189 (65 points)
    3 Aug 2015 - ITA
    4 Aug 2015 - Lodged app for visa 189. Bridging visa released
    19 Nov 2015 - Visa 189 granted for me and my GF
    7 April 2018 - Lodged Citizenship
    21 Jan 2019 - Immi response
    29 March 2019 - Citizenship exam passed

  • mateo18mateo18 PHPosts: 3Member

    Hi Guys,

    Did anyone experience being contacted by the CO through your mobile number? Like calling?

  • mondj3120mondj3120 PhilippinesPosts: 34Member
    Hi po. My bf is a mechanical engineer in the Philippines. While ako po, andito na Melbourne taking up nursing (conversion) for a year. Ask lang po ako if paano po makakadagdag points si bf po for skilled na visa since hindi ganoon katagal experience niya as an engineer? Thanks in advance :)
  • johnjrgsjohnjrgs PhilippinesPosts: 8Member

    Hi guys. I'm a graduate of BS EE (UP Diliman) last year June 2018. Plano ko sanang mag-apply mag-isa. Based dun sa nakasulat sa subclass 476, valid lang yung visa grant 2 years after ng graduation. So dapat by June 2020 nasa Aus na ako? Tama ba?

  • ddagustinddagustin PhilippinesPosts: 9Member

    @johnjrgs said:
    Hi guys. I'm a graduate of BS EE (UP Diliman) last year June 2018. Plano ko sanang mag-apply mag-isa. Based dun sa nakasulat sa subclass 476, valid lang yung visa grant 2 years after ng graduation. So dapat by June 2020 nasa Aus na ako? Tama ba?

    Dapat makapag apply ka before June 2020. Yung dapat nasa Aus ka depends on your IED (initial entry date) stated in your visa grant. :)

  • johnjrgsjohnjrgs PhilippinesPosts: 8Member

    @ddagustin said:

    @johnjrgs said:
    Hi guys. I'm a graduate of BS EE (UP Diliman) last year June 2018. Plano ko sanang mag-apply mag-isa. Based dun sa nakasulat sa subclass 476, valid lang yung visa grant 2 years after ng graduation. So dapat by June 2020 nasa Aus na ako? Tama ba?

    Dapat makapag apply ka before June 2020. Yung dapat nasa Aus ka depends on your IED (initial entry date) stated in your visa grant. :)

    Thank you sa reply. If ever magrant yung visa tapos nabigyan ng IED, ilang days/months valid yun? Balak ko sanang idrag yung stay ko dito sa Pinas for more work experience (Solar PV Systems installations yung company ko ngayon)

  • ddagustinddagustin PhilippinesPosts: 9Member

    @johnjrgs said:

    Thank you sa reply. If ever magrant yung visa tapos nabigyan ng IED, ilang days/months valid yun? Balak ko sanang idrag yung stay ko dito sa Pinas for more work experience (Solar PV Systems installations yung company ko ngayon)

    IED same sa NBI expiration (1 year). What I did was lodge muna then I waited for the CO to ask for the NBI and Medical para mastretch out yung stay ko. Not sure if this is still the case ngayon tho.

  • johnjrgsjohnjrgs PhilippinesPosts: 8Member

    @ddagustin said:

    @johnjrgs said:

    Thank you sa reply. If ever magrant yung visa tapos nabigyan ng IED, ilang days/months valid yun? Balak ko sanang idrag yung stay ko dito sa Pinas for more work experience (Solar PV Systems installations yung company ko ngayon)

    IED same sa NBI expiration (1 year). What I did was lodge muna then I waited for the CO to ask for the NBI and Medical para mastretch out yung stay ko. Not sure if this is still the case ngayon tho.

    Ok, thanks so much!

  • Engr476Engr476 OrtigasPosts: 5Member

    Hi 476 pips, any advice on what path to take after 476? I mean, what visa did you apply after 476 para mapahaba pa stay sa Oz? Parang di na ata feasible yung PR agad eh dahil madami kasabay na mas mataas ang points.

  • butterfingersbutterfingers Posts: 8Member

    Hi po. Paano po process kung balak ko pong pasunurin partner ko gamit visa na ito? Nasa Sydney na po ako currently with 476 visa. Possible po ba yung ganitong case? Salamat po!

  • iammaxwell1989iammaxwell1989 MelbournePosts: 311Member

    @butterfingers If you haven't included your partner in your application, he/she will need to apply for separate visa.

    10&13 Oct 2012 - IELTS
    26 Oct 2012 - IELTS Results
    17 Feb 2013 - Lodged Visa 476
    07 June 2013 - CO Allocated
    22 Aug 2013 - Visa Grant for me and my girlfriend
    07 April 2014 - Touchdown Melbourne!
    14 March 2015 - IELTS in Melbourne
    16 June 2015 - Submitted EA Skills Assessment (Electrical Engineer)
    23 June 2015 - PTE-A in Melbourne
    2 July 2015 - Received positive EA skills assessment
    6 July 2015 - Submitted EOI for visa 189 (65 points)
    3 Aug 2015 - ITA
    4 Aug 2015 - Lodged app for visa 189. Bridging visa released
    19 Nov 2015 - Visa 189 granted for me and my GF
    7 April 2018 - Lodged Citizenship
    21 Jan 2019 - Immi response
    29 March 2019 - Citizenship exam passed

  • criusshadowcriusshadow Posts: 1Member
    Hi fellow UP Engineers! Kamusta kayo? Mahirap ba makahanap ng engineering work ngayon sa Australia? Based sa mga nahanap kong info, usually any minimum wage jobs daw muna kinukuha habang nagaapply ng work.

    EE po ako with 1.5 years experience sa isang well known electric utility sa Pilipinas.
  • snowpy00snowpy00 Posts: 8Member

    Hello, I'll be soon (November-December?) applying for the visa. Gusto ko sanang isama yung girlfriend ko kaso hindi kame live in dahil hindi kaya ng gastusin and siya recent graduate lang tapos ako last year lang. We live with our parents and approved naman nila kame. We are together for almost 2.5 years. Is the "living together" a hard rule? Please help thank you!

  • iammaxwell1989iammaxwell1989 MelbournePosts: 311Member
    Not a hard rule. But you must be able to explain why you live separately and how you keep in contact.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.aussizzgroup.com/blog/australian-de-facto-relationship-visa-requirements

    10&13 Oct 2012 - IELTS
    26 Oct 2012 - IELTS Results
    17 Feb 2013 - Lodged Visa 476
    07 June 2013 - CO Allocated
    22 Aug 2013 - Visa Grant for me and my girlfriend
    07 April 2014 - Touchdown Melbourne!
    14 March 2015 - IELTS in Melbourne
    16 June 2015 - Submitted EA Skills Assessment (Electrical Engineer)
    23 June 2015 - PTE-A in Melbourne
    2 July 2015 - Received positive EA skills assessment
    6 July 2015 - Submitted EOI for visa 189 (65 points)
    3 Aug 2015 - ITA
    4 Aug 2015 - Lodged app for visa 189. Bridging visa released
    19 Nov 2015 - Visa 189 granted for me and my GF
    7 April 2018 - Lodged Citizenship
    21 Jan 2019 - Immi response
    29 March 2019 - Citizenship exam passed

  • superluckycloversuperluckyclover Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 883Member
    edited October 2019

    @snowpy00 said:

    Hello, I'll be soon (November-December?) applying for the visa. Gusto ko sanang isama yung girlfriend ko kaso hindi kame live in dahil hindi kaya ng gastusin and siya recent graduate lang tapos ako last year lang. We live with our parents and approved naman nila kame. We are together for almost 2.5 years. Is the "living together" a hard rule? Please help thank you!

    yes, living together is a hard rule! my friends decided to get married para mas strong yung ties of relationship kasi maraming documents na need iprovide if "de facto" or sa Pinoy, parang Live-in partners. Kasi daw aware ang immigration na conservative culture ang Philippines. Example documents - Bank statement na joint, proof of cohabitation like Rental agreement document, joint bills, travel documents, mga stat declaration from different people.

    Mas marami daw nirequire ang CO sakanila compared to his European colleague. (I am not sure about the integrity of this pala)

    Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

    261311 - Analyst Programmer | Age: 30 | Education: 15 | Australian Education: 5 | English Proficiency: 20 | NAATI CCL: 5 | Professional Year: 5 | Total: 80

    Timeline:
    26 Oct 2015 - Visa 573 Granted
    01 Nov 2015 - The Eagle has landed
    02 Nov 2015 - First Day High
    15 Feb 2017 - Hubby and Bubba joined me in Melbourne
    01 Dec 2017 - Graduated Masters!
    21 Mar 2018 - Visa 485 Granted
    20 Feb 2019 - Sat NAATI CCL Exam in Adelaide
    21 Mar 2019 - ACS Skills Assessment Positive, Qualification has been assessed as comparable to an AQF Master Degree with a Major in computing.
    23 Apr 2019 - Medicals Cleared - No actions required
    29 Apr 2019 - Submitted EOI for 189
    11 Jul 2019 - ITA received
    23 Jul 2019 - Lodged Visa 189! Speaking life over our PR application ♡
    04 Feb 2020 - CO Michael Contact (Asking for Evidence of NAATI CCL pass document, Status: Initial Assessment)
    04 Feb 2020 - Responded to CO Contact, attached evidence of NAATI CCL documents (Status: Further Assessment)
    04 Feb 2020 - Provided Compliment Feedback via DHA website
    06 Feb 2020 - Received Feedback Acknowledgement email from CO Sebastian
    06 Feb 2020 - Golden Visa Grant! PRAISE GOD!

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