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BIG MOVE 2020

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  • corrappyka_CEcorrappyka_CE Makati, PhilippinesPosts: 134Member

    Question po on money matters:
    1. How did you transfer BDO savings account fund to your Australian Bank?
    2. Has anyone tried opening ANZ bank dito sa pinas? Are the process of opening and activating the accounts the same?

    233211 Civil Engineer | Age: 30 pts | English: 20 pts | Qualification: 15 pts | Work Experience: 10 pts | Total: 75 pts

    28 Feb 2017 : Registered for IELTS @ IDP
    24 Mar 2017 : IELTS (GT) S Exam
    25 Mar 2017 : IELTS (GT) LRW Exam
    07 Apr 2017 : IELTS Results - L7.5/R7.5/W6.5/S7.0
    24 Apr 2017 : Lodge EA Assessment (CDR+RSEA)
    29 Jun 2017 : Assessment in-Progress (EA)
    29 Jun 2017 : Awaiting Applicant Response
    29 Jun 2017 : Positive Outcome (233211 Civil Engineer)
    14 Dec 2017 : Change of Status (Single to Married)
    22 Aug 2018 : PTE-A Exam
    23 Aug 2018 : PTE-A Results - L90/R90/W90/S90
    25 Aug 2018 : EOI Lodged 70 pts
    06 Oct 2018 : EOI Auto-updated to 75 pts (Experience Milestone)
    10 Oct 2018 : ITA Received Visa 189
    14 Oct 2018 : Application for E-Appeal (Wife's SG COC)
    16 Oct 2018 : Approval of E-Appeal (Wife's SG COC)
    17 Oct 2018 : Medical Exam of Main Applicant @ Philippines
    22 Oct 2018 : Health Clearance Provided - No further actions Required (Main Applicant)
    07 Nov 2018 : Medical Exam of Dependent @ Singapore
    12 Nov 2018 : Examinations ready for assessment - No further actions required (Secondary Applicant)
    13 Nov 2018 : Additional 603 respiratory investigation for Wife (6 months Treatment)
    04 Dec 2018 : Visa 189 Lodged
    07 Dec 2018 : Passport Renewal
    27 Dec 2018 : SPA + CANA + DFA Authentication for Qatar PCC Application
    05 Jan 2019 : Passport Release
    13 Feb 2019 : End of Sputum Culture Exam for Dependent
    17 Feb 2019 : Qatar Police Clearance release and upload
    05 Mar 2019 : CO Contact requesting for Wife's Medical Exam / GSM Adelaide / Wilson
    07 Jun 2019 : Wife has completed 6-month Treatment
    07 Jun 2019 : Examinations ready for assessment - No further actions required (Secondary Applicant)
    11 Jun 2019 : Additional 601 Sputum culture and smear exam for Wife (6 to 8 Weeks incubation period)
    21 Jun 2019 : Sputum Culture and Smear Exam Sampling @ SATA Bedok SG
    02 Sep 2019 : Sputum Culture and Smear Exam completed
    03 Sep 2019 : Health Clearance Provided - No further actions Required (Secondary Applicant)
    03 Sep 2019 : Feedback (Suggestion) Sent + Emailed CO
    18 Sep 2019 : Feedback (Complain) Sent [Delayed Processing + Expiring Health Assessment]
    25 Sep 2019 : Feedback (Complain) Sent [Delayed Processing + Expiring Police Clearance]
    04 Oct 2019 : Emailed CO [Expired Police Clearance + Frontloaded Form 815]
    16 Dec 2019 : Visa Grant

    07 Jan 2020 : Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar @ CFO Manila
    09 Feb 2020 : Big Move - Melbourne, VIC

  • se29mse29m PerthPosts: 2,144Member, Moderator

    @corrappyka_CE said:
    Question po on money matters:
    1. How did you transfer BDO savings account fund to your Australian Bank?
    2. Has anyone tried opening ANZ bank dito sa pinas? Are the process of opening and activating the accounts the same?

    Pwede ka magopen ng bank account online and will be activated pagdating mo dito :^)

    233211 Civil Engineer
    30/09/15 - VETASSESS Lodged - 133112 Project Builder
    09/10/15 - IELTS Results: L-7.5, R-7.0, W-6.0, S-7.5 OBS-7.0
    19/10/15 - PTE A Results: L-82, R-74, S-90, W-76 OAS-79
    26/11/15 - Obtained NBI Clearance
    09/12/15 - VETASSESS Results - NEGATIVE!!!
    12/01/16 - Submitted CDR to Engineers Australia
    22/01/16 - EA Positive Results - Bachelor's Degree with 4 years 8 months skilled employment
    22/01/16 - Lodged EOI 189 (60pts)
    03/02/16 - Received 189 ITA
    11/02/16 - Health Clearance Provided - No Action Required
    18/02/16 - Obtained SG CoC
    26/02/16 - Lodged 189 Visa
    15/03/16 - Direct Grant - IED 11/02/2017
    25/05/16 - Big Move Perth!
    16/06/16 - Started Casual Work
    11/07/16 - Permanent Full-time Work

    Now for the Citizenship Journey

    26/08/2019 - Applied and acknowledgement letter received
    27/09/2019 - Test Email Invite for 19/12/2019
    01/10/2019 - Actual Test/Interview Date
    01/10/2019 - Approval Date (received the approval letter from the post 11/10/2019)
    05/02/2020 - Ceremony Date (received the email 10/01/2020)

  • Noodles12Noodles12 SydneyPosts: 484Member

    @gdcan said:

    @maureenguelan said:
    @gdcan same tayo plan ko din sana yaya ng mga anak ko kaya lang impossible lang sagot sakin ng agent namen

    Ganun?? :neutral: bakit kaya? Mukhang tourist visa lang ma-ttry namin kuha ah. Sad naman

    Wag niyo din po ma'am irisk na tourist visa tapos sweswelduhan niyo. Medyo risky baka pati visa niyo eh madamay. Lalo na pag may ibang tao na maka alam eh masumbong kayo.

    Kelan lang eh may na report na pinoy na may trabahador sa restaurant nila na naka tourist visa.

    261312 - Developer Programmer
    May 2016 - Started gathering ACS requirements
    May 2016 - IELTS self review
    Jun 2016 - PTE-A self review (Haven't decided which one will choose between IELTS and PTE)
    Jun 16 2016 - Completed employment references for ACS assessment.
    Jun 28 2016 - Submitted requirements to ACS
    Jul 08 2016 - Received ACS Result. (AQF Bachelor Degree with a major in computing, 7yrs ++ years credited. sayang nde pa naging 8yrs)
    Sep 08 2016 - IELTS Speaking Test
    Sep 10 2016 - IELTS Listening, Reading and Writing Test
    Sep 23 2016 - IELTS Result (L7.5, R7, S8, W6.5) :(
    Sep 26 2016 - Applied for remarking
    Nov 30 2016 - Got result for remarking, score did not changed (wasted precious time)
    Dec 20 2016 - Took PTE-A Exam
    Dec 21 2016 - Got PTE Result (L 77, R, 70, S 82, W 80) Thank God!
    Dec 27 2016 - Submitted EOI 189 (65pts)
    Feb 2, 2017 - EOI pts updated to 70 pts due to 8yrs work experience milestone.
    Feb 15, 2017 - Invited to lodge
    March 25, 2017 - Medical at Nationwide Makati
    Apr 11, 2017 - Lodge Application
    Apr 12, 2017 - Front loaded Docs
    May 2, 2017 - CO Contact GSM Adelaide - Requesting for additional Employment evidence, Health Dec for child, Additional De facto Evidence, Consent for Child.
    May 15, 2017 - Submitted all docs requested by CO.
    Aug 10, 2017 - Second CO contact requesting for partner's evidence of functional English (even though we submitted this during lodging)
    Aug 11, 2017 - Submitted CO requested document.
    Nov 1, 2017 3rd CO Contact requesting for new medical exam for daughter since the TB test already expired.

    (panong nde ma eexpire eh ang tagal tagal na namin nag lodge. Malapit nadin mag expire yung NBI clearance ko so sa 4th CO contact rerequest naman ng new NBI clearance?)

    Nov 11, 2017 - Medical of daughter
    Jan 12, 2017 - Submitted New NBI Clearance
    Jan 17, 2018 - 4th CO Contact requesting for Health undertaking form for our daughter. Submit the form the same day.
    Feb 20, 2018 - Sent Feedback to DIBP regarding how slow the processing of the CO.
    Feb 21, 2018 - Grant Received!!!
    May 11, 2018 - Initial Entry at Sydney
    Dec 2018 or Jan 2019 Tentative big move!

  • corrappyka_CEcorrappyka_CE Makati, PhilippinesPosts: 134Member

    @se29m how did you perform po ung fund transfer? From Philippine Bank Savings account going to the Australian Bank?

    233211 Civil Engineer | Age: 30 pts | English: 20 pts | Qualification: 15 pts | Work Experience: 10 pts | Total: 75 pts

    28 Feb 2017 : Registered for IELTS @ IDP
    24 Mar 2017 : IELTS (GT) S Exam
    25 Mar 2017 : IELTS (GT) LRW Exam
    07 Apr 2017 : IELTS Results - L7.5/R7.5/W6.5/S7.0
    24 Apr 2017 : Lodge EA Assessment (CDR+RSEA)
    29 Jun 2017 : Assessment in-Progress (EA)
    29 Jun 2017 : Awaiting Applicant Response
    29 Jun 2017 : Positive Outcome (233211 Civil Engineer)
    14 Dec 2017 : Change of Status (Single to Married)
    22 Aug 2018 : PTE-A Exam
    23 Aug 2018 : PTE-A Results - L90/R90/W90/S90
    25 Aug 2018 : EOI Lodged 70 pts
    06 Oct 2018 : EOI Auto-updated to 75 pts (Experience Milestone)
    10 Oct 2018 : ITA Received Visa 189
    14 Oct 2018 : Application for E-Appeal (Wife's SG COC)
    16 Oct 2018 : Approval of E-Appeal (Wife's SG COC)
    17 Oct 2018 : Medical Exam of Main Applicant @ Philippines
    22 Oct 2018 : Health Clearance Provided - No further actions Required (Main Applicant)
    07 Nov 2018 : Medical Exam of Dependent @ Singapore
    12 Nov 2018 : Examinations ready for assessment - No further actions required (Secondary Applicant)
    13 Nov 2018 : Additional 603 respiratory investigation for Wife (6 months Treatment)
    04 Dec 2018 : Visa 189 Lodged
    07 Dec 2018 : Passport Renewal
    27 Dec 2018 : SPA + CANA + DFA Authentication for Qatar PCC Application
    05 Jan 2019 : Passport Release
    13 Feb 2019 : End of Sputum Culture Exam for Dependent
    17 Feb 2019 : Qatar Police Clearance release and upload
    05 Mar 2019 : CO Contact requesting for Wife's Medical Exam / GSM Adelaide / Wilson
    07 Jun 2019 : Wife has completed 6-month Treatment
    07 Jun 2019 : Examinations ready for assessment - No further actions required (Secondary Applicant)
    11 Jun 2019 : Additional 601 Sputum culture and smear exam for Wife (6 to 8 Weeks incubation period)
    21 Jun 2019 : Sputum Culture and Smear Exam Sampling @ SATA Bedok SG
    02 Sep 2019 : Sputum Culture and Smear Exam completed
    03 Sep 2019 : Health Clearance Provided - No further actions Required (Secondary Applicant)
    03 Sep 2019 : Feedback (Suggestion) Sent + Emailed CO
    18 Sep 2019 : Feedback (Complain) Sent [Delayed Processing + Expiring Health Assessment]
    25 Sep 2019 : Feedback (Complain) Sent [Delayed Processing + Expiring Police Clearance]
    04 Oct 2019 : Emailed CO [Expired Police Clearance + Frontloaded Form 815]
    16 Dec 2019 : Visa Grant

    07 Jan 2020 : Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar @ CFO Manila
    09 Feb 2020 : Big Move - Melbourne, VIC

  • gdcangdcan Melbourne Posts: 42Member

    @Noodles12 said:

    @gdcan said:

    @maureenguelan said:
    @gdcan same tayo plan ko din sana yaya ng mga anak ko kaya lang impossible lang sagot sakin ng agent namen

    Ganun?? :neutral: bakit kaya? Mukhang tourist visa lang ma-ttry namin kuha ah. Sad naman

    Wag niyo din po ma'am irisk na tourist visa tapos sweswelduhan niyo. Medyo risky baka pati visa niyo eh madamay. Lalo na pag may ibang tao na maka alam eh masumbong kayo.

    Kelan lang eh may na report na pinoy na may trabahador sa restaurant nila na naka tourist visa.

    Ah hindi naman namin papapuntahin para maging yaya at maging employee uli namin. Hehehe

  • odwightodwight SingaporePosts: 230Member

    @carlosau said:

    @odwight said:

    @carlosau said:
    Finally got approved sa house! Kasing stress din ng paghahanap ng work!

    Bro, ano requirement sa pag aapply ng house?
    mahirap ba talaga makahanp din ng bahay? kasi for me i got 2 daughter & wife so i might need 2 room house.

    Thanks.

    IDs and payslips lang sir. Pero medyo mahirap din maraming rejection.

    @johnnydapper said:
    BM ko May 2020 Adelaide, meron din b ko kasabayan?

    see you bro! ako siguro mga April!

  • se29mse29m PerthPosts: 2,144Member, Moderator

    @corrappyka_CE said:
    @se29m how did you perform po ung fund transfer? From Philippine Bank Savings account going to the Australian Bank?

    Konting cash pang dala ko nun hehe.. dineposit ko pagdating.. pwede ka transferwise or thru bank mo.. may swift code siguro na gagamitin..

    233211 Civil Engineer
    30/09/15 - VETASSESS Lodged - 133112 Project Builder
    09/10/15 - IELTS Results: L-7.5, R-7.0, W-6.0, S-7.5 OBS-7.0
    19/10/15 - PTE A Results: L-82, R-74, S-90, W-76 OAS-79
    26/11/15 - Obtained NBI Clearance
    09/12/15 - VETASSESS Results - NEGATIVE!!!
    12/01/16 - Submitted CDR to Engineers Australia
    22/01/16 - EA Positive Results - Bachelor's Degree with 4 years 8 months skilled employment
    22/01/16 - Lodged EOI 189 (60pts)
    03/02/16 - Received 189 ITA
    11/02/16 - Health Clearance Provided - No Action Required
    18/02/16 - Obtained SG CoC
    26/02/16 - Lodged 189 Visa
    15/03/16 - Direct Grant - IED 11/02/2017
    25/05/16 - Big Move Perth!
    16/06/16 - Started Casual Work
    11/07/16 - Permanent Full-time Work

    Now for the Citizenship Journey

    26/08/2019 - Applied and acknowledgement letter received
    27/09/2019 - Test Email Invite for 19/12/2019
    01/10/2019 - Actual Test/Interview Date
    01/10/2019 - Approval Date (received the approval letter from the post 11/10/2019)
    05/02/2020 - Ceremony Date (received the email 10/01/2020)

  • mrsAinKLmrsAinKL Kuala LumpurPosts: 39Member

    @maureenguelan said:
    Sino po ang nakapag try mag avail ng extra kilo s mga new migrants? San po kaya magiinquire?

    Qantas > 10kg pero kelangan sa Qantas ka bibili ticket or sa website nila. Bawal sa iba bumili di nila ihonor.
    Singapore Airlines > 5kg pero madali kausap, and anywhere mo bilhin yun ticket.

  • tmasunciontmasuncion DubaiPosts: 322Member

    sa wakas! pwede na akong sumali dito. hehehe
    plano namin 3rd Qtr ng 2020. ako din ma una bago si misis.
    we're coming from dubai.

    btw, my agency told me to create a bank account in commonwealth bank. is this a must?

    ANZCO COD: 263111 || Computer Network and Systems Engineer
    12.18.2015 || Signed up with a migration agent. Tried DIY to no avail! LOL!
    00.00.0000 || Contemplating for the entire 2016, some miscommunication between my agent as well. Luckily I made it still!
    08.26.2017 || Received Skills Assessment Results from ACS. Praise the Lord!
    06.06.2018 || PTE first attempt: L:81 R: 77 Speaking: 90 W: 82 (2 Points more for Reading! need a superior score, SMH)
    06.12.2018 || PTE 2nd attempt: L:86 R:87 S: 80 W: 79 (Finally got my desired score! Superior! Praises to God!)
    06.25.2018 || Submitted EOI for Visa 189 and 190 NSW (Felt good to submit EOI, little did I know it was just the beginning...)
    12.11.2018 || To God the Glory! Received Visa 189 ITA! Got teary-eyed on this day! called my mom in the Philippines!
    12.18.2018 || Received Wife's Dubai Police Clearance.
    01.12.2019 || Received my Dubai Police Clearance.
    01.14.2019 || Received my SG Police Clearance! worked here between from 2010 to 2011.
    01.16.2019 || Received NBI Clearance from the Philippines. (This took around 2 weeks)
    02.04.2019 || Lodge visa 189 Application!
    02.05 2019 || Schedule the Medical Examination.
    12.17.2019 || Best Christmas gift ever! The day we got our Grant! All the glory and praises to Him!
    04.01.2020 || Initial Entry (Tentative Date)
    07.20.2020 || Big Move Day! (Got out of Quarantine after 14 days)
    09.22.2020 || Got an Offer Letter (1st Job)
    09.13.2021 || Offer Letter (2nd Job) God is good! All the time!

    Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, "declares the Lord," Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

  • auyeahauyeah ManilaPosts: 322Member

    God bless sa mag big move sa 2020! The year is about to end, ready na ba kayo? Kami nag start na mag dispose ng mga stuff, then job hunting na next year. Hopefully makahanap before arriving to the land down under. Sa mga moving to Sydney, which area nyo napili mag move? :)

    "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Matthew 6:33

    Developer Programmer 261312 | Age: 30 | Language: 20 | Experience: 10 | Education: 15 | Partner Skills: 5 | Total Points: 189/190 - 80/85pts

    Main Applicant
    9-7-18: ACS Result - Credited Experience for 261312: 5yrs - 10 pts
    3-19-19: PTE Result - L 82 / R 80 / W 90 / S 82 - Superior 20pts

    Partner
    2-8-19: ACS Result - Experience Credited for 261312
    3-13-19: PTE Result - L 89 / R 86 / W 90 / S 90 - Superior
    Partner Skills: 5pts

    3-22-19: Submitted EOI : 189 - 80pts
    3-26-19: Applied for NBI clearance to be released on April 11
    3-28-19: Medical Exam at St. Luke's BGC
    4-05-19: Health Clearance Provided: No Action Required
    4-11-19: NBI Clearance claimed
    4-14-19: Submitted EOI : 190 (NSW) - 85pts
    5-17-19: Received Pre-Invite from NSW
    5-21-19: Submitted Application for Nomination to NSW
    5-22-19: Application Approved, ITA Received in Skillselect
    5-23-19: Visa Lodged for 190
    7-11-19: Invitation Received for 189 Visa
    8-28-19: Visa Lodged for 189
    10-25-19: Visa Granted for 190
    2-9-20: Visa Granted for 189

    Praise GOD!

  • hannakemshannakems DubaiPosts: 20Member

    Hello, for 489 Visa, ano po yung requirements para walang maging aberya sa pag-depart ng Pilipinas at pag arrive sa Australia Airport?

  • Butterfly8i8Butterfly8i8 PHPosts: 147Member

    Wohooo... dumadami na πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  • maureenguelanmaureenguelan PhilippinesPosts: 173Member

    @hannakems , passport/visa/ticket

  • mrsAinKLmrsAinKL Kuala LumpurPosts: 39Member

    @mrsAinKL said:

    @maureenguelan said:
    Sino po ang nakapag try mag avail ng extra kilo s mga new migrants? San po kaya magiinquire?

    Qantas > 10kg pero kelangan sa Qantas ka bibili ticket or sa website nila. Bawal sa iba bumili di nila ihonor.

    Singapore Airlines > 5kg pero madali kausap, and anywhere mo bilhin yun ticket. Sa website or ticketing office nila dapat bumili din.

  • mrsAinKLmrsAinKL Kuala LumpurPosts: 39Member

    @mrsAinKL said:

    @mrsAinKL said:

    @maureenguelan said:
    Sino po ang nakapag try mag avail ng extra kilo s mga new migrants? San po kaya magiinquire?

    Qantas > 10kg pero kelangan sa Qantas ka bibili ticket or sa website nila. Bawal sa iba bumili di nila ihonor.

    Singapore Airlines > 5kg pero madali kausap, and anywhere mo bilhin yun ticket. Sa website or ticketing office nila dapat bumili din.

    Re: Singapore Airlines, to avail the additional baggage allowance, kailangan sa website or ticketing office din bilhin yung plane ticket.

  • baikenbaiken QLDPosts: 267Member

    regarding finding rent po, it would be good kung you can check na po yung suburb in advance kung saan kayo mag-stay then check websites po like realestate.com.au and domain.com.au to find out kung merong mga suitable places where you can rent and makita nyo na din po yung trend kung magkano ang bayad nila for the space, here where I am located, nakuha kong place is $300 per week, 2 bed room sya with a car park kahit wala pa kame park.... very spacious yung mga places for rent nila, as in house na talaga sya...

    it will be good kung meron kayong referral letter from your boss/company, pwede na din po siguro sa previous landlords nyo when applying... just pray and know that all will go well on your BM...

    tiwala lang po and God Bless sa lahat ng mag-BM this coming 2020!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of us! :)

    263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer | Age: 25 | Education: 15 | English: 20 | Experience: 10 | PY: 5 | CCL: 5
    Total: 80/85 on Visa 189/190 Respectively

    23.02.2018 | Signed up for the forum. Started gathering Documents and Reviewing for IELTS.
    01.06.2018 | Company offered to provide 482 Visa, GRABBED IT!!!
    15.10.2018 | 482 Visa Lodged
    13.11.2018 | 482 Visa Granted
    POEA Processing = took me almost a year to get all documents in place.

    07.06.2019 | Finally the BM!!!
    01.10.2019 | Started to review for PTE, aiming for Superior scores!
    23.02.2020 | PTE Mock Test = L=68/R=64/S=90/W=77
    29.02.2020 | PTE Test = L=90/R=85/S=90/W=85 - Got SUPERIOR on the 1st try! Thank You Lord!!!
    01.03.2020 | EOI Lodged for Visa 189/190 NSW (80/85)
    10.06.2020 | EOI Updated due to PY point addition (80/85)
    24.09.2020 | EOI Updated due to Passing NAATI CCL (85/90)
    10.05.2021 | Pursuing 186 (DE) - Thank God for His Favour!!!
    11.03.2022 | Visa 186 (DE) - Nomination and Visa Application Lodged... Now the waiting begins...

    Jeremiah 29:11
    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, β€œplans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

  • hannakemshannakems DubaiPosts: 20Member
  • jennahvelasquezjennahvelasquez PhilippinesPosts: 52Member

    Hello po. Will BM 1st quarter of 2020 ☺️. Is it wiser to buy AUD na at this time? Or mataas pa exchange rate? Also, if you can suggest other money exchange. Last time kasi we bought AUD in Sanry's when we lodged our visa kc it's cheaper than others we've canvassed. Thank you!

  • anne18anne18 Davao CityPosts: 12Member

    Hello, ask ko lang po kung saan kayo nag pa polio and Measels vaccine? baka daw kasi hanapin ang certificate during immigration. thank you!

  • Butterfly8i8Butterfly8i8 PHPosts: 147Member

    @jennahvelasquez ako naman for safety reasons and lalo na kung malaking pera papapalit ko, sa BDO Bank ako bumibili dahil may account ako doon and para direct debit nalang nila sa account ko yung peso equivalent na bibilhin ko na AUD or kung ano man currency bibilhin ko. Na-hahassle ako magcompare ng money changer, pumila and natatakot ako baka gulangan ako ng cahera. Competitive naman din ang rate ni BDO

    First step is call or visit your branch to reserve an AUD, tapos tatawagan kanalang nila pag ready na for pick up after 1-2 days. Then they will ask you to submit photocopy of your passport and planetickets. They will ask you to fill up cash withdrawal form para immiminus nalang nila sa account mo.

  • Butterfly8i8Butterfly8i8 PHPosts: 147Member

    Based on experience okay din naman gamitin yung BDO Debit card tapos swipe nalang sa Australia, competitive yung rate and wala na transaction fees compared to if gagamit ka ng credit card.

  • tmasunciontmasuncion DubaiPosts: 322Member

    Guys, I have the following questions for our BM. Could someone lead me to the right discussion or answer my questions below?

    1. I am going there first until I find a job, so how much money should I bring?
    2. During your initial entry in Australia, what did you bring? or what's requried by the immigration?
    3. My wife is a cabin crew here in emirates, will the IED (first entry) count if she flies there as a cabin crew?
    4. What are the must-haves when we move there? Honestly, I don't really know where to start.

    ANZCO COD: 263111 || Computer Network and Systems Engineer
    12.18.2015 || Signed up with a migration agent. Tried DIY to no avail! LOL!
    00.00.0000 || Contemplating for the entire 2016, some miscommunication between my agent as well. Luckily I made it still!
    08.26.2017 || Received Skills Assessment Results from ACS. Praise the Lord!
    06.06.2018 || PTE first attempt: L:81 R: 77 Speaking: 90 W: 82 (2 Points more for Reading! need a superior score, SMH)
    06.12.2018 || PTE 2nd attempt: L:86 R:87 S: 80 W: 79 (Finally got my desired score! Superior! Praises to God!)
    06.25.2018 || Submitted EOI for Visa 189 and 190 NSW (Felt good to submit EOI, little did I know it was just the beginning...)
    12.11.2018 || To God the Glory! Received Visa 189 ITA! Got teary-eyed on this day! called my mom in the Philippines!
    12.18.2018 || Received Wife's Dubai Police Clearance.
    01.12.2019 || Received my Dubai Police Clearance.
    01.14.2019 || Received my SG Police Clearance! worked here between from 2010 to 2011.
    01.16.2019 || Received NBI Clearance from the Philippines. (This took around 2 weeks)
    02.04.2019 || Lodge visa 189 Application!
    02.05 2019 || Schedule the Medical Examination.
    12.17.2019 || Best Christmas gift ever! The day we got our Grant! All the glory and praises to Him!
    04.01.2020 || Initial Entry (Tentative Date)
    07.20.2020 || Big Move Day! (Got out of Quarantine after 14 days)
    09.22.2020 || Got an Offer Letter (1st Job)
    09.13.2021 || Offer Letter (2nd Job) God is good! All the time!

    Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, "declares the Lord," Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

  • FearFactory_17FearFactory_17 Posts: 109Member

    Normally, gaano katagal ang 1 job interview sa Skype? And ilan ang nagiinterview? Offshore

    *May 2016 -Heard one friend sharing stories about Australia
    -Had my research the ff.day about my job opportunity in Australia
    -Become aware about PTE, ANZSCO and VETASSESS
    *Sept.2016 - 1st attempt of PTE (Dubai). LRSW = 83/71/76/83
    *Dec.2016 - Submitted docs to VETASSESS for Skills Assessment
    *Feb.2017 - Positive result from VETASSESS
    (Only chance of EOI was in SA which require high points for a 489 visa)
    *Mar.2017 - 2nd attempt of PTE (Phil). LRSW = 86/76/65/90 (unsuccessful to get superior)
    *Nov.2017- I turned 40, which means minus 10 pts. =(
    - Started to lose hope and forget my Aus dream for a while
    *July 2018 - NT, SA and Tasmania were open
    - I needed to get a superior score from PTE
    *Aug. 2018 - 3rd attempt of PTE (Dubai). LRSW = 57/69/84/56 (scores were awful)
    (Despite my scores, I am determined and wont stop til i get that superior)
    *Oct.2018 - 4th attempt of PTE (Phil). LRSW = 79/90/83/86 (at last!)
    *Nov.2018 - EOI Northern Territory, Tasmania and SA
    *Aug.1, 2019 - Northern Territory ITA
    *Aug.7, 2019 - Official NT Skillselect ITA (Hired MA for visa lodging)
    *Aug.20, 2019 - Lodged Visa
    (Whatever the outcome is, life goes on & Im forever grateful to the Lord)
    *Nov.18, 2019 - 489 Visa direct grant

    Thank you Lord

  • Noodles12Noodles12 SydneyPosts: 484Member

    @tmasuncion said:
    Guys, I have the following questions for our BM. Could someone lead me to the right discussion or answer my questions below?

    1. I am going there first until I find a job, so how much money should I bring?
    2. During your initial entry in Australia, what did you bring? or what's requried by the immigration?
    3. My wife is a cabin crew here in emirates, will the IED (first entry) count if she flies there as a cabin crew?
    4. What are the must-haves when we move there? Honestly, I don't really know where to start.

    I'll try to answer based on my experience, sana makatulong

    1. It depends. Depends on where you are staying. Kung mag rerent at least bring funds pang rent ng ilang months para safe. Kung makakapag luto mas tipid pero kung kakain sa labas parati baka $10-15 ang gastos depende kung saan ka kakain. Then mga pamasahe mo papunta sa mga interviews etc.

      • Passport
      • if coming from PH, CFO sticker
      • printed copy of visa
      • pulvoron from goldilocks (joke lang pang pasalubong lang if may sasalubong. lol)
    2. Not sure about this. Pde ka siguro mag email sa immigration.

      • Funds
      • Mga documents niyo like, diploma, birth certs, ID
      • Bili agad ng sim card para matawagan ng mga recruiters agad
      • Mag asikaso agad ng isang government ID para may valid id agad na magagamit

    261312 - Developer Programmer
    May 2016 - Started gathering ACS requirements
    May 2016 - IELTS self review
    Jun 2016 - PTE-A self review (Haven't decided which one will choose between IELTS and PTE)
    Jun 16 2016 - Completed employment references for ACS assessment.
    Jun 28 2016 - Submitted requirements to ACS
    Jul 08 2016 - Received ACS Result. (AQF Bachelor Degree with a major in computing, 7yrs ++ years credited. sayang nde pa naging 8yrs)
    Sep 08 2016 - IELTS Speaking Test
    Sep 10 2016 - IELTS Listening, Reading and Writing Test
    Sep 23 2016 - IELTS Result (L7.5, R7, S8, W6.5) :(
    Sep 26 2016 - Applied for remarking
    Nov 30 2016 - Got result for remarking, score did not changed (wasted precious time)
    Dec 20 2016 - Took PTE-A Exam
    Dec 21 2016 - Got PTE Result (L 77, R, 70, S 82, W 80) Thank God!
    Dec 27 2016 - Submitted EOI 189 (65pts)
    Feb 2, 2017 - EOI pts updated to 70 pts due to 8yrs work experience milestone.
    Feb 15, 2017 - Invited to lodge
    March 25, 2017 - Medical at Nationwide Makati
    Apr 11, 2017 - Lodge Application
    Apr 12, 2017 - Front loaded Docs
    May 2, 2017 - CO Contact GSM Adelaide - Requesting for additional Employment evidence, Health Dec for child, Additional De facto Evidence, Consent for Child.
    May 15, 2017 - Submitted all docs requested by CO.
    Aug 10, 2017 - Second CO contact requesting for partner's evidence of functional English (even though we submitted this during lodging)
    Aug 11, 2017 - Submitted CO requested document.
    Nov 1, 2017 3rd CO Contact requesting for new medical exam for daughter since the TB test already expired.

    (panong nde ma eexpire eh ang tagal tagal na namin nag lodge. Malapit nadin mag expire yung NBI clearance ko so sa 4th CO contact rerequest naman ng new NBI clearance?)

    Nov 11, 2017 - Medical of daughter
    Jan 12, 2017 - Submitted New NBI Clearance
    Jan 17, 2018 - 4th CO Contact requesting for Health undertaking form for our daughter. Submit the form the same day.
    Feb 20, 2018 - Sent Feedback to DIBP regarding how slow the processing of the CO.
    Feb 21, 2018 - Grant Received!!!
    May 11, 2018 - Initial Entry at Sydney
    Dec 2018 or Jan 2019 Tentative big move!

  • FilVictoria2020FilVictoria2020 Posts: 99Member

    @se29m said:

    @corrappyka_CE said:
    @se29m how did you perform po ung fund transfer? From Philippine Bank Savings account going to the Australian Bank?

    Konting cash pang dala ko nun hehe.. dineposit ko pagdating.. pwede ka transferwise or thru bank mo.. may swift code siguro na gagamitin..

    Hello Se29M,

    Makisali po dito regarding po sa pag transfer ng funds, need info po. BM po kami sa mid 2020, targeting southeastern suburbs of Mlebourne. Yun pong pag transfer through bank dito sa Philippines, how much po approximately ang fees, assuming nakapag open na ng account sa isang bangko sa Australia. Salamat po.

  • tmasunciontmasuncion DubaiPosts: 322Member

    @Noodles12 thanks po! oo mag dala ak ong polvoron haahaha.. joke!
    galing ako ng Dubai po pala, pero ano yung CFO Sticker?

    ANZCO COD: 263111 || Computer Network and Systems Engineer
    12.18.2015 || Signed up with a migration agent. Tried DIY to no avail! LOL!
    00.00.0000 || Contemplating for the entire 2016, some miscommunication between my agent as well. Luckily I made it still!
    08.26.2017 || Received Skills Assessment Results from ACS. Praise the Lord!
    06.06.2018 || PTE first attempt: L:81 R: 77 Speaking: 90 W: 82 (2 Points more for Reading! need a superior score, SMH)
    06.12.2018 || PTE 2nd attempt: L:86 R:87 S: 80 W: 79 (Finally got my desired score! Superior! Praises to God!)
    06.25.2018 || Submitted EOI for Visa 189 and 190 NSW (Felt good to submit EOI, little did I know it was just the beginning...)
    12.11.2018 || To God the Glory! Received Visa 189 ITA! Got teary-eyed on this day! called my mom in the Philippines!
    12.18.2018 || Received Wife's Dubai Police Clearance.
    01.12.2019 || Received my Dubai Police Clearance.
    01.14.2019 || Received my SG Police Clearance! worked here between from 2010 to 2011.
    01.16.2019 || Received NBI Clearance from the Philippines. (This took around 2 weeks)
    02.04.2019 || Lodge visa 189 Application!
    02.05 2019 || Schedule the Medical Examination.
    12.17.2019 || Best Christmas gift ever! The day we got our Grant! All the glory and praises to Him!
    04.01.2020 || Initial Entry (Tentative Date)
    07.20.2020 || Big Move Day! (Got out of Quarantine after 14 days)
    09.22.2020 || Got an Offer Letter (1st Job)
    09.13.2021 || Offer Letter (2nd Job) God is good! All the time!

    Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, "declares the Lord," Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

  • Noodles12Noodles12 SydneyPosts: 484Member

    @tmasuncion said:
    @Noodles12 thanks po! oo mag dala ak ong polvoron haahaha.. joke!
    galing ako ng Dubai po pala, pero ano yung CFO Sticker?

    Ah, pag galing ka kasi ng pinas bago ka umalis need mo umattend ng seminar sa Commission on Filipinos Overseas. dun ka bibigyan ng sticker na ilalagay sa passport po. hahanapin yun ng immigration dito sa pinas bago ka makalabas. pero since nasa dubai kayo hindi niyo na siguro kelangan.

    Hindi po ba kayo kumuha noon nung bago kayo nag dubai?

    261312 - Developer Programmer
    May 2016 - Started gathering ACS requirements
    May 2016 - IELTS self review
    Jun 2016 - PTE-A self review (Haven't decided which one will choose between IELTS and PTE)
    Jun 16 2016 - Completed employment references for ACS assessment.
    Jun 28 2016 - Submitted requirements to ACS
    Jul 08 2016 - Received ACS Result. (AQF Bachelor Degree with a major in computing, 7yrs ++ years credited. sayang nde pa naging 8yrs)
    Sep 08 2016 - IELTS Speaking Test
    Sep 10 2016 - IELTS Listening, Reading and Writing Test
    Sep 23 2016 - IELTS Result (L7.5, R7, S8, W6.5) :(
    Sep 26 2016 - Applied for remarking
    Nov 30 2016 - Got result for remarking, score did not changed (wasted precious time)
    Dec 20 2016 - Took PTE-A Exam
    Dec 21 2016 - Got PTE Result (L 77, R, 70, S 82, W 80) Thank God!
    Dec 27 2016 - Submitted EOI 189 (65pts)
    Feb 2, 2017 - EOI pts updated to 70 pts due to 8yrs work experience milestone.
    Feb 15, 2017 - Invited to lodge
    March 25, 2017 - Medical at Nationwide Makati
    Apr 11, 2017 - Lodge Application
    Apr 12, 2017 - Front loaded Docs
    May 2, 2017 - CO Contact GSM Adelaide - Requesting for additional Employment evidence, Health Dec for child, Additional De facto Evidence, Consent for Child.
    May 15, 2017 - Submitted all docs requested by CO.
    Aug 10, 2017 - Second CO contact requesting for partner's evidence of functional English (even though we submitted this during lodging)
    Aug 11, 2017 - Submitted CO requested document.
    Nov 1, 2017 3rd CO Contact requesting for new medical exam for daughter since the TB test already expired.

    (panong nde ma eexpire eh ang tagal tagal na namin nag lodge. Malapit nadin mag expire yung NBI clearance ko so sa 4th CO contact rerequest naman ng new NBI clearance?)

    Nov 11, 2017 - Medical of daughter
    Jan 12, 2017 - Submitted New NBI Clearance
    Jan 17, 2018 - 4th CO Contact requesting for Health undertaking form for our daughter. Submit the form the same day.
    Feb 20, 2018 - Sent Feedback to DIBP regarding how slow the processing of the CO.
    Feb 21, 2018 - Grant Received!!!
    May 11, 2018 - Initial Entry at Sydney
    Dec 2018 or Jan 2019 Tentative big move!

  • tmasunciontmasuncion DubaiPosts: 322Member

    @Noodles12 ahh. okay, 10 years na po ako abroad at every year ako umuuwi sa pinas. ngayon ko lang na rinig yan ah. baka cguro kung galing lang ng pinas.

    ANZCO COD: 263111 || Computer Network and Systems Engineer
    12.18.2015 || Signed up with a migration agent. Tried DIY to no avail! LOL!
    00.00.0000 || Contemplating for the entire 2016, some miscommunication between my agent as well. Luckily I made it still!
    08.26.2017 || Received Skills Assessment Results from ACS. Praise the Lord!
    06.06.2018 || PTE first attempt: L:81 R: 77 Speaking: 90 W: 82 (2 Points more for Reading! need a superior score, SMH)
    06.12.2018 || PTE 2nd attempt: L:86 R:87 S: 80 W: 79 (Finally got my desired score! Superior! Praises to God!)
    06.25.2018 || Submitted EOI for Visa 189 and 190 NSW (Felt good to submit EOI, little did I know it was just the beginning...)
    12.11.2018 || To God the Glory! Received Visa 189 ITA! Got teary-eyed on this day! called my mom in the Philippines!
    12.18.2018 || Received Wife's Dubai Police Clearance.
    01.12.2019 || Received my Dubai Police Clearance.
    01.14.2019 || Received my SG Police Clearance! worked here between from 2010 to 2011.
    01.16.2019 || Received NBI Clearance from the Philippines. (This took around 2 weeks)
    02.04.2019 || Lodge visa 189 Application!
    02.05 2019 || Schedule the Medical Examination.
    12.17.2019 || Best Christmas gift ever! The day we got our Grant! All the glory and praises to Him!
    04.01.2020 || Initial Entry (Tentative Date)
    07.20.2020 || Big Move Day! (Got out of Quarantine after 14 days)
    09.22.2020 || Got an Offer Letter (1st Job)
    09.13.2021 || Offer Letter (2nd Job) God is good! All the time!

    Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, "declares the Lord," Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

  • ms_anems_ane Victoria, AustraliaPosts: 1,133Member

    Di ko alam san ako babati kaya dito nalang :)
    Merry Christmas mga kapatid! :)
    Sa mga nakapag BM na this month at sa mga susunod, best of luck sa atin and I’ll continue to pray for a smooth transition. God Bless us all! :)

    ANZSCO 233511 | Industrial Engineer | Age : 25 , Education: 15, Experience: 15, PTE: 20| 75 Points

    12.10.2016 | IELTS L 7.5 R 8.0 W 7.0 S 7.5
    03.23.2018 | Lodged EA Assessment
    05.29.2018 | EA Result : POSITIVE
    06.20.2018 | EOI 189 65 points
    07.20.2018 | PTE-A |LRSW|78/77/85/86|
    08.10.2018 | PTE-A |LRSW|75/72/75/81| - PTE Reported Technical Glitch
    09.27.2018 | PTE-A |LRSW|84/82/82/89| - SUPERIOR
    09.29.2018 | EOI 189 75 points (updated)
    10.11.2018 | 189 Invitation Received.
    10.29.2018 | Singapore COC issued
    11.15.2018 | NBI Clearance Issued
    12.07.2018 | Visa Lodgement
    12.22.2018 | Medicals
    1.3.2019 | Health Clearance Provided - No Actions Required
    2.05.2019 | ImmiAccount Tech confirmed there is system glitch
    in our Health Assessment Page in Skilled Migration Visa Application
    2.05.2019 | Attached supporting documents in our application regarding this glitch.
    3.15.2019 | CO Contact - Requesting for Medicals ( this is the result of the system glitch)
    3.18.2019 | Responded to CO Contact
    3.29.2019 | Feedback sent
    4.08.2019 | Visa Grant. To God Be The Glory!! :)

  • superluckycloversuperluckyclover Melbourne, VICPosts: 888Member

    @ms_ane said:
    Di ko alam san ako babati kaya dito nalang :)
    Merry Christmas mga kapatid! :)
    Sa mga nakapag BM na this month at sa mga susunod, best of luck sa atin and I’ll continue to pray for a smooth transition. God Bless us all! :)

    β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”

    Merry Christmas πŸŽ„ @ms_ane

    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 β™‘
    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!
    08 Apr 2022 - Received Citizenship Interview & Test Appointment letter
    27 Apr 2022 - Australian Citizenship by Conferral approved
    20 July 2022 - Australian Citizenship Oath Taking Whitehorse Council

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