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  • jakibantilesjakibantiles SingaporePosts: 98Member

    Hello po. Pag visa 482 po ba pwedeng di na bumalik sa pinas? Pwede po ba mag asikaso na lang ng papers sa embassy dito sa SG? Kakauwi lang kasi namin ng halos 3wks sa pinas tapos ngayon fast moving na yung application.

    ANZSCO 233512 | Mechanical Engineer | Age: 30, Education: 15, Experience: 5, PTE: 20, Spouse: 10, CCL: 5 |

    Lodged EOI 189/85 Points (90pts by June 2020)
    Lodged Visa 482 - 17 Mar 2020

  • SGtoAUSGtoAU Rockhampton, QLDPosts: 211Member

    @emzkie said:

    @lecia said:

    @emzkie said:

    @lecia said:

    @emzkie said:
    Hi All, Tanong ko lang regarding NBI clearance, sa PH embassy in SG ba kayo kumuha or mas mabilis if uwi ng pinas at doon magprocess? sana may sasagot pls

    Para sakin, mas mabilis sa Pinas. Kuha ko lang after 15 mins, pag wala pong HIT yan ha... sa likod bahay lang kasi namin ang NBI sa amin... anung stage ka na ba sa application?

    waiting game pa po for invite.hehe... just preparing for the next step para ready na once makareceive ng ITA. DIY kasi ako and gusto ko lang i-confirm sa mga nagprocess na if tama ung na research ko na mas mabilis if sa pinas. Maraming salamat @lecia :)

    Ayyy wala ka pa pla ITA? Wag ka na muna medicals or NBI, sure ako ma expire lang yan.. check mo palagi ang trend, so ngyon ang na ggrant is July 2019 na, so mga 7 mos ang process, case to case basis din to.. tsaka ka na mag NBI after lodgement, yung iba months after lodgement para hindi sya ma expire. Estimate mo na lng din.. DIY din kami..

    Check mo ang CO contact na thread, hiningan sila ng new NBI at medicals kasi na expire na din.. So, much better pag meron na ITA para hindi sayang ang gastos.. All the best!! Keep on reading this forum!!

    Hi @lecia , hindi pa naman ako kukuha, nag reready lang ng guide for the next steps. Para pag meron nang ITA,mag leave agad-agad para sa NBI at medical. hehe... sa medical mo pala, I noticed sa SATA AMK ka, ok ba dun? how long did you wait for the results? kasi may naread ako dito na may mga issue ang iba sa Paragon.

    sa travel advisory pala, alam ko ung may travel history lang from mainland China.
    https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/archive/article?itemId=355
    Punta kasi akong AU next month so niresearch ko din to.

    Kame po sa SATA AMK nagpa medical and ok naman experience namen

    Listen to my podcast about our migration journey
    Cost of our entire migration

    10 Tips in landing your first job in Australia
    https://migrantmamainaustralia.com

    ****Timeline
    Anszco Code: Construction Project Manager 133111
    28 Oct 17: IELTS test
    15 Apr 18: Skills Assessment Submitted (Vetassess)
    24 May 18: Positive Assessment received from Vetassess
    23 Jul 18: Lodged EOI for Subclass 489 QLD
    28 Aug 18: Received pre-invite from QLD
    04 Sep 18: Submitted all documents to QLD
    12 Sep 18: Received approval from QLD and invitation to apply
    17 Sep 18: Visa lodge
    22 Dec 18: Direct grant 12 Sep 18: Received approval from QLD and invitation to apply
    17 Sep 18: Visa lodge
    22 Dec 18: Direct grant

  • lecialecia Posts: 1,321Member

    @emzkie oo SATA amk ako kasi 5pm nageend work ko nun time na nagka ITA ako, since meron silang night clinic which is 6pm-9pm yan pinili ko kasi convenient sa sched namin ni hubby.

    The next day no action required na agad sa immi account ko.. so pag negative naman result mo, pinapasa na nila kagad result sa DHA.

    Thanks sa info about travel to AU.

    "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"

    Age: 25 Language: 20 Experience: 15 Education: 15

    08/09/2017 - passed Australian Medical Scientist exam
    27/10/2017 - PTE LRSW- 77/80/75/85
    2018- got promoted, new job responsibilities,stop muna ang AUSSIE DREAM
    25/09/2018- PTE LRSW- 70/82/90/70 ( technical, ayaw magmove ng mouse ko sa listening, 2 WFD diko nasagot, submitted report\complain pero wala din)
    17/10/2018- PTE LRSW- 84/77/90/84
    09/02/2019- PTE LRSW- 83/82/90/85
    10/02/2019 -EOI lodge 75 (189) 80 (190)
    11/02/2019 - ITA received 189 ( 75 points)
    12/02/2019 - NSW ITA received 190 ( 80 points)
    19/02/2019 - SG PCC released
    20/02/2019 - Medical at SATA Ang Mo Kio @6-9 pm night clinic
    23/02/2019 - Visa lodged 189
    06/03/2019 - NBI provided ( umuwi ako Pinas kasi sa online Last name ni husband nag aapear, di pa ako nagchange ng married name ko kaya gusto ko kapareho nun passport at iba pang docs ko. Pag sa Pinas, pinakita ko lang passport ko at yun nirelease nila.

  • ..arki_..arki_ singaporePosts: 54Member

    hi guys! natanong na to probably, hindi ko lang mahanap~
    anyway, meron bang recommendation/s ng service sa pag send ng box from here sa Sg to Au?
    TIA!

    312211 - Civil Engineering Draftsperson | Age: 25 | English Proficiency: 20 | Education: 15 |State Nomination: 5 | Years of Overseas Experience 15 | Total 80

    Timeline:
    14 Jan 2019 - PTE: L 90 R 82 S 90 W 90
    25 Mar 2019 - Assessment passed to Vetassess
    18 Jul 2019 - Vetassess Result: Positive [8.8 years]
    19 Jul 2019 - EOI 190 VIC [80 points]
    26 Aug 2019 - Pre-Invite from VIC received
    28 Aug 2019 - Applied for VIC State Sponsorship
    31 Oct 2019 - VIC 190 Visa Invite
    08 Nov 2019 - Singapore Police Clearance release & Medical @ SATA Bedok
    18 Nov 2019 - NBI Clearance release [Philippines]
    20 Nov 2019 - Visa Application
    24 Feb 2020 - Visa Grant!! TYL

  • lecialecia Posts: 1,321Member

    @..arki_ said:
    hi guys! natanong na to probably, hindi ko lang mahanap~
    anyway, meron bang recommendation/s ng service sa pag send ng box from here sa Sg to Au?
    TIA!

    Madami po ba kyong gamit? Mga ilang boxes if ever? Meron pong astromovers, pwde din family movers. Search mo na lang po..

    "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"

    Age: 25 Language: 20 Experience: 15 Education: 15

    08/09/2017 - passed Australian Medical Scientist exam
    27/10/2017 - PTE LRSW- 77/80/75/85
    2018- got promoted, new job responsibilities,stop muna ang AUSSIE DREAM
    25/09/2018- PTE LRSW- 70/82/90/70 ( technical, ayaw magmove ng mouse ko sa listening, 2 WFD diko nasagot, submitted report\complain pero wala din)
    17/10/2018- PTE LRSW- 84/77/90/84
    09/02/2019- PTE LRSW- 83/82/90/85
    10/02/2019 -EOI lodge 75 (189) 80 (190)
    11/02/2019 - ITA received 189 ( 75 points)
    12/02/2019 - NSW ITA received 190 ( 80 points)
    19/02/2019 - SG PCC released
    20/02/2019 - Medical at SATA Ang Mo Kio @6-9 pm night clinic
    23/02/2019 - Visa lodged 189
    06/03/2019 - NBI provided ( umuwi ako Pinas kasi sa online Last name ni husband nag aapear, di pa ako nagchange ng married name ko kaya gusto ko kapareho nun passport at iba pang docs ko. Pag sa Pinas, pinakita ko lang passport ko at yun nirelease nila.

  • ..arki_..arki_ singaporePosts: 54Member

    @lecia said:

    @..arki_ said:
    hi guys! natanong na to probably, hindi ko lang mahanap~
    anyway, meron bang recommendation/s ng service sa pag send ng box from here sa Sg to Au?
    TIA!

    Madami po ba kyong gamit? Mga ilang boxes if ever? Meron pong astromovers, pwde din family movers. Search mo na lang po..

    thanks po sa recommendation! madaming personal things pero yung mga household items papa-LBC namin lahat pauwi ng Pinas. not more than 5 boxes siguro going to Australia.

    312211 - Civil Engineering Draftsperson | Age: 25 | English Proficiency: 20 | Education: 15 |State Nomination: 5 | Years of Overseas Experience 15 | Total 80

    Timeline:
    14 Jan 2019 - PTE: L 90 R 82 S 90 W 90
    25 Mar 2019 - Assessment passed to Vetassess
    18 Jul 2019 - Vetassess Result: Positive [8.8 years]
    19 Jul 2019 - EOI 190 VIC [80 points]
    26 Aug 2019 - Pre-Invite from VIC received
    28 Aug 2019 - Applied for VIC State Sponsorship
    31 Oct 2019 - VIC 190 Visa Invite
    08 Nov 2019 - Singapore Police Clearance release & Medical @ SATA Bedok
    18 Nov 2019 - NBI Clearance release [Philippines]
    20 Nov 2019 - Visa Application
    24 Feb 2020 - Visa Grant!! TYL

  • genedacgenedac Posts: 16Member

    Hi All
    Pareho kami ng husband ko na nagwowork dito sa SG as analyst programmer and wala pang kids, ask ko lang, what made you decide na ipursue etong AU? :)
    Sa ngayon nagsstart pa lang kami mag gather ng requirements pero sa totoo lang medyo basa parin ako ng basa ng articles na "SG vs AU" haha

  • lecialecia Posts: 1,321Member

    @genedac said:
    Hi All
    Pareho kami ng husband ko na nagwowork dito sa SG as analyst programmer and wala pang kids, ask ko lang, what made you decide na ipursue etong AU? :)
    Sa ngayon nagsstart pa lang kami mag gather ng requirements pero sa totoo lang medyo basa parin ako ng basa ng articles na "SG vs AU" haha

    Hi. Maganda dito sa SG pag single at wala pang anak po na kagaya nyo. Maganda ang sahod at makakaipon ka talaga.

    Pag meron na pong mga anak, medyo pahirapan na maghanap ng school lalo pag primary levels na. Nagcclose ang slots ng schools for foreigners like us. Kagaya nun samin ang layo ng school ng isang bata sa bahay namin kasi si na sya natanggap sa unang school nya. Nakakaawa ng bagets sa stress. Opinion at experience ko lang, others may differ po.

    "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"

    Age: 25 Language: 20 Experience: 15 Education: 15

    08/09/2017 - passed Australian Medical Scientist exam
    27/10/2017 - PTE LRSW- 77/80/75/85
    2018- got promoted, new job responsibilities,stop muna ang AUSSIE DREAM
    25/09/2018- PTE LRSW- 70/82/90/70 ( technical, ayaw magmove ng mouse ko sa listening, 2 WFD diko nasagot, submitted report\complain pero wala din)
    17/10/2018- PTE LRSW- 84/77/90/84
    09/02/2019- PTE LRSW- 83/82/90/85
    10/02/2019 -EOI lodge 75 (189) 80 (190)
    11/02/2019 - ITA received 189 ( 75 points)
    12/02/2019 - NSW ITA received 190 ( 80 points)
    19/02/2019 - SG PCC released
    20/02/2019 - Medical at SATA Ang Mo Kio @6-9 pm night clinic
    23/02/2019 - Visa lodged 189
    06/03/2019 - NBI provided ( umuwi ako Pinas kasi sa online Last name ni husband nag aapear, di pa ako nagchange ng married name ko kaya gusto ko kapareho nun passport at iba pang docs ko. Pag sa Pinas, pinakita ko lang passport ko at yun nirelease nila.

  • genedacgenedac Posts: 16Member

    @lecia said:

    @genedac said:
    Hi All
    Pareho kami ng husband ko na nagwowork dito sa SG as analyst programmer and wala pang kids, ask ko lang, what made you decide na ipursue etong AU? :)
    Sa ngayon nagsstart pa lang kami mag gather ng requirements pero sa totoo lang medyo basa parin ako ng basa ng articles na "SG vs AU" haha

    Hi. Maganda dito sa SG pag single at wala pang anak po na kagaya nyo. Maganda ang sahod at makakaipon ka talaga.

    Pag meron na pong mga anak, medyo pahirapan na maghanap ng school lalo pag primary levels na. Nagcclose ang slots ng schools for foreigners like us. Kagaya nun samin ang layo ng school ng isang bata sa bahay namin kasi si na sya natanggap sa unang school nya. Nakakaawa ng bagets sa stress. Opinion at experience ko lang, others may differ po.

    Thanks @lecia
    Yun nga din ang naiisip ko, paano pag nagbabies na kami. Ang ganda ganda dito talaga sa SG and safe kaso andami ko kakilala na 10yrs na hindi parin PR. Siguro yun talaga malaking factor :)

  • SGtoAUSGtoAU Rockhampton, QLDPosts: 211Member

    @genedac said:

    @lecia said:

    @genedac said:
    Hi All
    Pareho kami ng husband ko na nagwowork dito sa SG as analyst programmer and wala pang kids, ask ko lang, what made you decide na ipursue etong AU? :)
    Sa ngayon nagsstart pa lang kami mag gather ng requirements pero sa totoo lang medyo basa parin ako ng basa ng articles na "SG vs AU" haha

    Hi. Maganda dito sa SG pag single at wala pang anak po na kagaya nyo. Maganda ang sahod at makakaipon ka talaga.

    Pag meron na pong mga anak, medyo pahirapan na maghanap ng school lalo pag primary levels na. Nagcclose ang slots ng schools for foreigners like us. Kagaya nun samin ang layo ng school ng isang bata sa bahay namin kasi si na sya natanggap sa unang school nya. Nakakaawa ng bagets sa stress. Opinion at experience ko lang, others may differ po.

    Thanks @lecia
    Yun nga din ang naiisip ko, paano pag nagbabies na kami. Ang ganda ganda dito talaga sa SG and safe kaso andami ko kakilala na 10yrs na hindi parin PR. Siguro yun talaga malaking factor :)

    Opo like us 10 years na singapore hindi pa na PR, walang stability and mas laidback sa australia and madaming mapapasyalan and napaka ganda ng nature

    Listen to my podcast about our migration journey
    Cost of our entire migration

    10 Tips in landing your first job in Australia
    https://migrantmamainaustralia.com

    ****Timeline
    Anszco Code: Construction Project Manager 133111
    28 Oct 17: IELTS test
    15 Apr 18: Skills Assessment Submitted (Vetassess)
    24 May 18: Positive Assessment received from Vetassess
    23 Jul 18: Lodged EOI for Subclass 489 QLD
    28 Aug 18: Received pre-invite from QLD
    04 Sep 18: Submitted all documents to QLD
    12 Sep 18: Received approval from QLD and invitation to apply
    17 Sep 18: Visa lodge
    22 Dec 18: Direct grant 12 Sep 18: Received approval from QLD and invitation to apply
    17 Sep 18: Visa lodge
    22 Dec 18: Direct grant

  • AdminAdmin SingaporePosts: 1,542Administrator

    @genedac said:

    @lecia said:

    @genedac said:
    Hi All
    Pareho kami ng husband ko na nagwowork dito sa SG as analyst programmer and wala pang kids, ask ko lang, what made you decide na ipursue etong AU? :)
    Sa ngayon nagsstart pa lang kami mag gather ng requirements pero sa totoo lang medyo basa parin ako ng basa ng articles na "SG vs AU" haha

    Hi. Maganda dito sa SG pag single at wala pang anak po na kagaya nyo. Maganda ang sahod at makakaipon ka talaga.

    Pag meron na pong mga anak, medyo pahirapan na maghanap ng school lalo pag primary levels na. Nagcclose ang slots ng schools for foreigners like us. Kagaya nun samin ang layo ng school ng isang bata sa bahay namin kasi si na sya natanggap sa unang school nya. Nakakaawa ng bagets sa stress. Opinion at experience ko lang, others may differ po.

    Thanks @lecia
    Yun nga din ang naiisip ko, paano pag nagbabies na kami. Ang ganda ganda dito talaga sa SG and safe kaso andami ko kakilala na 10yrs na hindi parin PR. Siguro yun talaga malaking factor :)

    True, I think depende sa long term goal mo. Don't forget rin na SG parin ang best in terms of Swelduhan. napakabilis mag ipon kung savings ang paguusapan. napakaliit ng tax compared sa ibang bansa. dating Single Aussie boss ko galit na galit sa tax sa OZ, sabi nya, cya ang nag papa aral sa mga may anak sa OZ dahil sa tax na binabayaran nya. haha.

    2010-06 : Lurker at philippines.com.au (previously the #1 Pinoy Australian Forum)
    2010-06 : Started researching on Visa 175 - Target 120pts
    2011-08 : Started prev employer document gathering for ACS skill assessment (0/4)
    2010-12 : Philippines.com.au went offline and created www.pinoyau.info
    2011-03 : 1st child born - AU dream halted
    2014-03 : ACS document - 1/5 emp ref completed
    2015-01: Promoted at work - AU dream halted
    2015-11: ACS document - 1/6 emp ref completed
    2016-09: 2nd child born - AU dream halted
    2018-09: ACS document - 6/8 emp ref completed
    2018-09: Revised all employment references and affidavit from scratch
    2019-03: Completed Revised 8/8 emp ref
    2019-03: PTE Exam - L59,R75,S62,W64 (no preparation)
    2019-07: Favorable Skills Assessment result for Software Eng
    2019-11: PTE Exam - L70,R68,S79,W68 (competent only)
    2020-02: PTE Exam - L79,R79,S86,W76 (grr lack 3pts on Writing)
    2020-03: PTE Exam - L85,R75,S87,W86 (Mar 4 - grr nag increase L, S and W but bumaba 4pts si R!!!!!)
    2020-03 PTE Exam - L81 R79 S90 W81 (Mar 9 - Salamat Lord!!!!)

  • Captain_ACaptain_A AUSTRALIAPosts: 1,739Member, Moderator

    @genedac said:
    Hi All
    Pareho kami ng husband ko na nagwowork dito sa SG as analyst programmer and wala pang kids, ask ko lang, what made you decide na ipursue etong AU? :)
    Sa ngayon nagsstart pa lang kami mag gather ng requirements pero sa totoo lang medyo basa parin ako ng basa ng articles na "SG vs AU" haha

    i think, with good pay in SG kahit hndi pa PR or citizen, may sustain a good family life in sg.. ang tanong lang is until when..

    i think issue will be school slots and fees.. based sa mga friends ko.. dama na ang paghihigpit s sg to give way sa locals..

    18 Mar '16 IELTS Results
    06 Apr '16 EA CDR Skills Assessment submitted
    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

    Believe you can... and you're halfway there.... - Roosevelt

  • genedacgenedac Posts: 16Member

    @SGtoAU said:

    @genedac said:

    @lecia said:

    @genedac said:
    Hi All
    Pareho kami ng husband ko na nagwowork dito sa SG as analyst programmer and wala pang kids, ask ko lang, what made you decide na ipursue etong AU? :)
    Sa ngayon nagsstart pa lang kami mag gather ng requirements pero sa totoo lang medyo basa parin ako ng basa ng articles na "SG vs AU" haha

    Hi. Maganda dito sa SG pag single at wala pang anak po na kagaya nyo. Maganda ang sahod at makakaipon ka talaga.

    Pag meron na pong mga anak, medyo pahirapan na maghanap ng school lalo pag primary levels na. Nagcclose ang slots ng schools for foreigners like us. Kagaya nun samin ang layo ng school ng isang bata sa bahay namin kasi si na sya natanggap sa unang school nya. Nakakaawa ng bagets sa stress. Opinion at experience ko lang, others may differ po.

    Thanks @lecia
    Yun nga din ang naiisip ko, paano pag nagbabies na kami. Ang ganda ganda dito talaga sa SG and safe kaso andami ko kakilala na 10yrs na hindi parin PR. Siguro yun talaga malaking factor :)

    Opo like us 10 years na singapore hindi pa na PR, walang stability and mas laidback sa australia and madaming mapapasyalan and napaka ganda ng nature

    Haha actually sa "laidback" din isa sa mga factor kaya ako na-eenganyo. Ok dito sa sg pero medyo heavy din yung work culture, galing din kasi kami sa malaysia medyo mas magaan din dun.

  • genedacgenedac Posts: 16Member

    @Admin said:

    @genedac said:

    @lecia said:

    @genedac said:
    Hi All
    Pareho kami ng husband ko na nagwowork dito sa SG as analyst programmer and wala pang kids, ask ko lang, what made you decide na ipursue etong AU? :)
    Sa ngayon nagsstart pa lang kami mag gather ng requirements pero sa totoo lang medyo basa parin ako ng basa ng articles na "SG vs AU" haha

    Hi. Maganda dito sa SG pag single at wala pang anak po na kagaya nyo. Maganda ang sahod at makakaipon ka talaga.

    Pag meron na pong mga anak, medyo pahirapan na maghanap ng school lalo pag primary levels na. Nagcclose ang slots ng schools for foreigners like us. Kagaya nun samin ang layo ng school ng isang bata sa bahay namin kasi si na sya natanggap sa unang school nya. Nakakaawa ng bagets sa stress. Opinion at experience ko lang, others may differ po.

    Thanks @lecia
    Yun nga din ang naiisip ko, paano pag nagbabies na kami. Ang ganda ganda dito talaga sa SG and safe kaso andami ko kakilala na 10yrs na hindi parin PR. Siguro yun talaga malaking factor :)

    True, I think depende sa long term goal mo. Don't forget rin na SG parin ang best in terms of Swelduhan. napakabilis mag ipon kung savings ang paguusapan. napakaliit ng tax compared sa ibang bansa. dating Single Aussie boss ko galit na galit sa tax sa OZ, sabi nya, cya ang nag papa aral sa mga may anak sa OZ dahil sa tax na binabayaran nya. haha.

    Yun nga din mga nababasa ko anlaki daw ng tax sa OZ? Nacocompensate ba ng benefits like healthcare?

  • genedacgenedac Posts: 16Member

    @Captain_A said:

    @genedac said:
    Hi All
    Pareho kami ng husband ko na nagwowork dito sa SG as analyst programmer and wala pang kids, ask ko lang, what made you decide na ipursue etong AU? :)
    Sa ngayon nagsstart pa lang kami mag gather ng requirements pero sa totoo lang medyo basa parin ako ng basa ng articles na "SG vs AU" haha

    i think, with good pay in SG kahit hndi pa PR or citizen, may sustain a good family life in sg.. ang tanong lang is until when..

    i think issue will be school slots and fees.. based sa mga friends ko.. dama na ang paghihigpit s sg to give way sa locals..

    Thanks, siguro nga need to think long term to see these important factors ano :)

  • SGtoAUSGtoAU Rockhampton, QLDPosts: 211Member

    In our case naman mas Magand- benefits and mas well compensated husband ko dito ng di hamak compared sa singapore and that's considering tax na and all. Dito sa australia pwede ako mag stay at home lang :)

    Listen to my podcast about our migration journey
    Cost of our entire migration

    10 Tips in landing your first job in Australia
    https://migrantmamainaustralia.com

    ****Timeline
    Anszco Code: Construction Project Manager 133111
    28 Oct 17: IELTS test
    15 Apr 18: Skills Assessment Submitted (Vetassess)
    24 May 18: Positive Assessment received from Vetassess
    23 Jul 18: Lodged EOI for Subclass 489 QLD
    28 Aug 18: Received pre-invite from QLD
    04 Sep 18: Submitted all documents to QLD
    12 Sep 18: Received approval from QLD and invitation to apply
    17 Sep 18: Visa lodge
    22 Dec 18: Direct grant 12 Sep 18: Received approval from QLD and invitation to apply
    17 Sep 18: Visa lodge
    22 Dec 18: Direct grant

  • AdminAdmin SingaporePosts: 1,542Administrator

    @genedac yes malaki. kaya you have to plan it properly. for us, willing kame i-sacrifice ang comfortzone from sweldo, bahay, investments, kahit nasa local school ang anak (hindi sila pr kame lang ni misis.) tumatanda na rin kasi. at need rin to secure ang retirement.

    2010-06 : Lurker at philippines.com.au (previously the #1 Pinoy Australian Forum)
    2010-06 : Started researching on Visa 175 - Target 120pts
    2011-08 : Started prev employer document gathering for ACS skill assessment (0/4)
    2010-12 : Philippines.com.au went offline and created www.pinoyau.info
    2011-03 : 1st child born - AU dream halted
    2014-03 : ACS document - 1/5 emp ref completed
    2015-01: Promoted at work - AU dream halted
    2015-11: ACS document - 1/6 emp ref completed
    2016-09: 2nd child born - AU dream halted
    2018-09: ACS document - 6/8 emp ref completed
    2018-09: Revised all employment references and affidavit from scratch
    2019-03: Completed Revised 8/8 emp ref
    2019-03: PTE Exam - L59,R75,S62,W64 (no preparation)
    2019-07: Favorable Skills Assessment result for Software Eng
    2019-11: PTE Exam - L70,R68,S79,W68 (competent only)
    2020-02: PTE Exam - L79,R79,S86,W76 (grr lack 3pts on Writing)
    2020-03: PTE Exam - L85,R75,S87,W86 (Mar 4 - grr nag increase L, S and W but bumaba 4pts si R!!!!!)
    2020-03 PTE Exam - L81 R79 S90 W81 (Mar 9 - Salamat Lord!!!!)

  • ..arki_..arki_ singaporePosts: 54Member

    @SGtoAU said:
    In our case naman mas Magand- benefits and mas well compensated husband ko dito ng di hamak compared sa singapore and that's considering tax na and all. Dito sa australia pwede ako mag stay at home lang :)

    thank you for saying this. akala ko lower income talaga compared here sa SG. hehe
    pero from what my friends in Sydney told me, kahit na higher cost of living daw, enough naman daw yung pay to cover. BTW, i listen to your podcast! learned about the white card thing through that. very helpful as we are already planning our BM.

    312211 - Civil Engineering Draftsperson | Age: 25 | English Proficiency: 20 | Education: 15 |State Nomination: 5 | Years of Overseas Experience 15 | Total 80

    Timeline:
    14 Jan 2019 - PTE: L 90 R 82 S 90 W 90
    25 Mar 2019 - Assessment passed to Vetassess
    18 Jul 2019 - Vetassess Result: Positive [8.8 years]
    19 Jul 2019 - EOI 190 VIC [80 points]
    26 Aug 2019 - Pre-Invite from VIC received
    28 Aug 2019 - Applied for VIC State Sponsorship
    31 Oct 2019 - VIC 190 Visa Invite
    08 Nov 2019 - Singapore Police Clearance release & Medical @ SATA Bedok
    18 Nov 2019 - NBI Clearance release [Philippines]
    20 Nov 2019 - Visa Application
    24 Feb 2020 - Visa Grant!! TYL

  • mandark_d_graymandark_d_gray Posts: 48Member

    @Admin said:
    @genedac yes malaki. kaya you have to plan it properly. for us, willing kame i-sacrifice ang comfortzone from sweldo, bahay, investments, kahit nasa local school ang anak (hindi sila pr kame lang ni misis.) tumatanda na rin kasi. at need rin to secure ang retirement.

    Same situation samen. Sa tagal na namin dito na PR, dami na rin nagtatanung bakit daw di pa kami mag apply ng Singaporean citizenship. May friends pa kami na nag explain na may loophole ang batas naten sa pinas na even though ma lose naten Filipino citizenship, madali lang naten mababalik since natural born Filipino tayo.

    Pero iba kasi talaga dating ng environment ng Australia eh. Kita and ramdam namin nung nag tour kami. Lakas maka engganyo kaya hopefully matupad mga plans namin mag move out from here. Don't get us wrong, maayos ang SG...secure, mabilis internet, high-tech, masarap and mura food, etc. but like others, hate din namin work culture and environment dito...bottomline is, overworked tayo dito :)

  • AdminAdmin SingaporePosts: 1,542Administrator

    @mandark_d_gray kame naman nag apply ma rin ng citizenship para sana sa kids pero reject pa rin. Indirectly sinasabi na we don't need you.

    2010-06 : Lurker at philippines.com.au (previously the #1 Pinoy Australian Forum)
    2010-06 : Started researching on Visa 175 - Target 120pts
    2011-08 : Started prev employer document gathering for ACS skill assessment (0/4)
    2010-12 : Philippines.com.au went offline and created www.pinoyau.info
    2011-03 : 1st child born - AU dream halted
    2014-03 : ACS document - 1/5 emp ref completed
    2015-01: Promoted at work - AU dream halted
    2015-11: ACS document - 1/6 emp ref completed
    2016-09: 2nd child born - AU dream halted
    2018-09: ACS document - 6/8 emp ref completed
    2018-09: Revised all employment references and affidavit from scratch
    2019-03: Completed Revised 8/8 emp ref
    2019-03: PTE Exam - L59,R75,S62,W64 (no preparation)
    2019-07: Favorable Skills Assessment result for Software Eng
    2019-11: PTE Exam - L70,R68,S79,W68 (competent only)
    2020-02: PTE Exam - L79,R79,S86,W76 (grr lack 3pts on Writing)
    2020-03: PTE Exam - L85,R75,S87,W86 (Mar 4 - grr nag increase L, S and W but bumaba 4pts si R!!!!!)
    2020-03 PTE Exam - L81 R79 S90 W81 (Mar 9 - Salamat Lord!!!!)

  • mandark_d_graymandark_d_gray Posts: 48Member

    @Admin, pwede malaman kung kelan kayo nag apply? So far mga kakilala and friends namin aside sa mga pinoys, successful ang citizenship nila. Kaya pag naguusap usap about primary school ng mga kids, wala sila problem.

  • AdminAdmin SingaporePosts: 1,542Administrator

    Last year at kame nag apply or 2yrs ago, hays kabadtrip nga e. chinese pa man din surname ko nyhaha. pero ok lang. anak ko nasa Local school na. alam ko aabolish na nila soon ung AEIS. so primary 2 makakapasok na mga kids sa local school d ko pa aalam kelan implementation. anak ko nag AEIS (entrance exam) awa ng diyos nakapasa. P3 na cya ngyn.

    2010-06 : Lurker at philippines.com.au (previously the #1 Pinoy Australian Forum)
    2010-06 : Started researching on Visa 175 - Target 120pts
    2011-08 : Started prev employer document gathering for ACS skill assessment (0/4)
    2010-12 : Philippines.com.au went offline and created www.pinoyau.info
    2011-03 : 1st child born - AU dream halted
    2014-03 : ACS document - 1/5 emp ref completed
    2015-01: Promoted at work - AU dream halted
    2015-11: ACS document - 1/6 emp ref completed
    2016-09: 2nd child born - AU dream halted
    2018-09: ACS document - 6/8 emp ref completed
    2018-09: Revised all employment references and affidavit from scratch
    2019-03: Completed Revised 8/8 emp ref
    2019-03: PTE Exam - L59,R75,S62,W64 (no preparation)
    2019-07: Favorable Skills Assessment result for Software Eng
    2019-11: PTE Exam - L70,R68,S79,W68 (competent only)
    2020-02: PTE Exam - L79,R79,S86,W76 (grr lack 3pts on Writing)
    2020-03: PTE Exam - L85,R75,S87,W86 (Mar 4 - grr nag increase L, S and W but bumaba 4pts si R!!!!!)
    2020-03 PTE Exam - L81 R79 S90 W81 (Mar 9 - Salamat Lord!!!!)

  • AdminAdmin SingaporePosts: 1,542Administrator

    still ang end point is retirement. so hindi rin talaga pwede mag retire dito sa sg. ipon lang talaga.

    2010-06 : Lurker at philippines.com.au (previously the #1 Pinoy Australian Forum)
    2010-06 : Started researching on Visa 175 - Target 120pts
    2011-08 : Started prev employer document gathering for ACS skill assessment (0/4)
    2010-12 : Philippines.com.au went offline and created www.pinoyau.info
    2011-03 : 1st child born - AU dream halted
    2014-03 : ACS document - 1/5 emp ref completed
    2015-01: Promoted at work - AU dream halted
    2015-11: ACS document - 1/6 emp ref completed
    2016-09: 2nd child born - AU dream halted
    2018-09: ACS document - 6/8 emp ref completed
    2018-09: Revised all employment references and affidavit from scratch
    2019-03: Completed Revised 8/8 emp ref
    2019-03: PTE Exam - L59,R75,S62,W64 (no preparation)
    2019-07: Favorable Skills Assessment result for Software Eng
    2019-11: PTE Exam - L70,R68,S79,W68 (competent only)
    2020-02: PTE Exam - L79,R79,S86,W76 (grr lack 3pts on Writing)
    2020-03: PTE Exam - L85,R75,S87,W86 (Mar 4 - grr nag increase L, S and W but bumaba 4pts si R!!!!!)
    2020-03 PTE Exam - L81 R79 S90 W81 (Mar 9 - Salamat Lord!!!!)

  • Captain_ACaptain_A AUSTRALIAPosts: 1,739Member, Moderator

    @genedac said:

    @SGtoAU said:

    @genedac said:

    @lecia said:

    @genedac said:
    Hi All
    Pareho kami ng husband ko na nagwowork dito sa SG as analyst programmer and wala pang kids, ask ko lang, what made you decide na ipursue etong AU? :)
    Sa ngayon nagsstart pa lang kami mag gather ng requirements pero sa totoo lang medyo basa parin ako ng basa ng articles na "SG vs AU" haha

    Hi. Maganda dito sa SG pag single at wala pang anak po na kagaya nyo. Maganda ang sahod at makakaipon ka talaga.

    Pag meron na pong mga anak, medyo pahirapan na maghanap ng school lalo pag primary levels na. Nagcclose ang slots ng schools for foreigners like us. Kagaya nun samin ang layo ng school ng isang bata sa bahay namin kasi si na sya natanggap sa unang school nya. Nakakaawa ng bagets sa stress. Opinion at experience ko lang, others may differ po.

    Thanks @lecia
    Yun nga din ang naiisip ko, paano pag nagbabies na kami. Ang ganda ganda dito talaga sa SG and safe kaso andami ko kakilala na 10yrs na hindi parin PR. Siguro yun talaga malaking factor :)

    Opo like us 10 years na singapore hindi pa na PR, walang stability and mas laidback sa australia and madaming mapapasyalan and napaka ganda ng nature

    Haha actually sa "laidback" din isa sa mga factor kaya ako na-eenganyo. Ok dito sa sg pero medyo heavy din yung work culture, galing din kasi kami sa malaysia medyo mas magaan din dun.

    talking about laidback at in terms of MC or sick leave, dito they wont ask too much if you really feel sick and and not fit for work.

    isa yan sa ang ganda.

    18 Mar '16 IELTS Results
    06 Apr '16 EA CDR Skills Assessment submitted
    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

    Believe you can... and you're halfway there.... - Roosevelt

  • Captain_ACaptain_A AUSTRALIAPosts: 1,739Member, Moderator

    @genedac said:

    @Admin said:

    @genedac said:

    @lecia said:

    @genedac said:
    Hi All
    Pareho kami ng husband ko na nagwowork dito sa SG as analyst programmer and wala pang kids, ask ko lang, what made you decide na ipursue etong AU? :)
    Sa ngayon nagsstart pa lang kami mag gather ng requirements pero sa totoo lang medyo basa parin ako ng basa ng articles na "SG vs AU" haha

    Hi. Maganda dito sa SG pag single at wala pang anak po na kagaya nyo. Maganda ang sahod at makakaipon ka talaga.

    Pag meron na pong mga anak, medyo pahirapan na maghanap ng school lalo pag primary levels na. Nagcclose ang slots ng schools for foreigners like us. Kagaya nun samin ang layo ng school ng isang bata sa bahay namin kasi si na sya natanggap sa unang school nya. Nakakaawa ng bagets sa stress. Opinion at experience ko lang, others may differ po.

    Thanks @lecia
    Yun nga din ang naiisip ko, paano pag nagbabies na kami. Ang ganda ganda dito talaga sa SG and safe kaso andami ko kakilala na 10yrs na hindi parin PR. Siguro yun talaga malaking factor :)

    True, I think depende sa long term goal mo. Don't forget rin na SG parin ang best in terms of Swelduhan. napakabilis mag ipon kung savings ang paguusapan. napakaliit ng tax compared sa ibang bansa. dating Single Aussie boss ko galit na galit sa tax sa OZ, sabi nya, cya ang nag papa aral sa mga may anak sa OZ dahil sa tax na binabayaran nya. haha.

    Yun nga din mga nababasa ko anlaki daw ng tax sa OZ? Nacocompensate ba ng benefits like healthcare?

    yes malaki around 30%.
    inisip ko na lang na, wala naman ako binayaran when my wife gave birth at sa lahat ng check ups ng mag ina ko..

    pero malaki din nmn ang sahod compared sa sg, well in my case.

    18 Mar '16 IELTS Results
    06 Apr '16 EA CDR Skills Assessment submitted
    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

    Believe you can... and you're halfway there.... - Roosevelt

  • Captain_ACaptain_A AUSTRALIAPosts: 1,739Member, Moderator

    take note about possible new bills like car registration, car insurance, private health insurance, home loan mortgage, council fees, other insurances, parking fees etc

    mga hndi ko common bills when in sg..

    yung iba optional depende sa long term plans mo dito.

    18 Mar '16 IELTS Results
    06 Apr '16 EA CDR Skills Assessment submitted
    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

    Believe you can... and you're halfway there.... - Roosevelt

  • Captain_ACaptain_A AUSTRALIAPosts: 1,739Member, Moderator

    but you will have free healthcare sa halos lahat ng services, you may get financial assistance after requirements met, free school for kids, better customer service, possible better work family life balance, nature trips/road trip etc

    (given PR kana at least)

    18 Mar '16 IELTS Results
    06 Apr '16 EA CDR Skills Assessment submitted
    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

    Believe you can... and you're halfway there.... - Roosevelt

  • yosh10yosh10 SydneyPosts: 279Member

    @Admin

    True, I think depende sa long term goal mo. Don't forget rin na SG parin ang best in terms of Swelduhan. napakabilis mag ipon kung savings ang paguusapan. napakaliit ng tax compared sa ibang bansa. dating Single Aussie boss ko galit na galit sa tax sa OZ, sabi nya, cya ang nag papa aral sa mga may anak sa OZ dahil sa tax na binabayaran nya. haha.

    siguro same din ng naisip yun mga dating nagbabayad ng tax nun nag-aaral pa lang yun boss mo unless private school sya galing. haha!! :D

    ANZSCO 233512 (Mechanical Engineer)

    06.Sept.2014 - IELTS BC
    17.Sept.2014 - CDR received by EA
    02.Feb.2015 - Received POSITIVE assessment result from EA. Yahoo! (Letter dated: 23.January.2015)
    02.Feb.2015 - EOI lodgement
    27.Feb.2015 - Received ITA (Visa 189)
    05.Mar.2015 - Lodge Visa 189 / Visa fee charged in CC
    31.Mar.2015 - Uploaded NBI Clearance and SG COC
    04.April.2015 - Medical Done (Point Medical Paragon SG)
    10.April.2015 - Medicals Uploaded
    24.April.2015 - Direct Visa Grant!

    Thank you Lord! =)

  • AdminAdmin SingaporePosts: 1,542Administrator

    @yosh10 haha baka nga. kaya kami different goal na rin kasi. nakakahinayang dito sa sg. but no choice d naman tayo bata forever. need to plan for retirement.

    2010-06 : Lurker at philippines.com.au (previously the #1 Pinoy Australian Forum)
    2010-06 : Started researching on Visa 175 - Target 120pts
    2011-08 : Started prev employer document gathering for ACS skill assessment (0/4)
    2010-12 : Philippines.com.au went offline and created www.pinoyau.info
    2011-03 : 1st child born - AU dream halted
    2014-03 : ACS document - 1/5 emp ref completed
    2015-01: Promoted at work - AU dream halted
    2015-11: ACS document - 1/6 emp ref completed
    2016-09: 2nd child born - AU dream halted
    2018-09: ACS document - 6/8 emp ref completed
    2018-09: Revised all employment references and affidavit from scratch
    2019-03: Completed Revised 8/8 emp ref
    2019-03: PTE Exam - L59,R75,S62,W64 (no preparation)
    2019-07: Favorable Skills Assessment result for Software Eng
    2019-11: PTE Exam - L70,R68,S79,W68 (competent only)
    2020-02: PTE Exam - L79,R79,S86,W76 (grr lack 3pts on Writing)
    2020-03: PTE Exam - L85,R75,S87,W86 (Mar 4 - grr nag increase L, S and W but bumaba 4pts si R!!!!!)
    2020-03 PTE Exam - L81 R79 S90 W81 (Mar 9 - Salamat Lord!!!!)

  • yosh10yosh10 SydneyPosts: 279Member

    @Admin
    saw your timeline... minsan talaga mapo-postpone mo ang plan dahil sa mga dadating na circumstances. muntik na din kami ndi tumuloy dito dahil sa promotion pero my wife made a good call. it's not easy but it's been a good 4 years so far. ;)
    Goodluck sa application mo at sana magtuloy-tuloy na!

    ANZSCO 233512 (Mechanical Engineer)

    06.Sept.2014 - IELTS BC
    17.Sept.2014 - CDR received by EA
    02.Feb.2015 - Received POSITIVE assessment result from EA. Yahoo! (Letter dated: 23.January.2015)
    02.Feb.2015 - EOI lodgement
    27.Feb.2015 - Received ITA (Visa 189)
    05.Mar.2015 - Lodge Visa 189 / Visa fee charged in CC
    31.Mar.2015 - Uploaded NBI Clearance and SG COC
    04.April.2015 - Medical Done (Point Medical Paragon SG)
    10.April.2015 - Medicals Uploaded
    24.April.2015 - Direct Visa Grant!

    Thank you Lord! =)

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