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  • FearFactory_17FearFactory_17 Posts: 109Member

    Musta mga kabayan? Share naman kayo ng experience sa Darwin.

    Cost of living, transpo, food, restos, outdoor activities, malls, lifestyle..

    *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

  • miller115miller115 SingaporePosts: 23Member

    @FearFactory_17 said:
    Musta mga kabayan? Share naman kayo ng experience sa Darwin.

    Cost of living, transpo, food, restos, outdoor activities, malls, lifestyle..

    Hello, FearFactory_17.

    I'm waiting for my ITA from the NT. Here's hoping that those who know more about the NT, Darwin specifically, will provide some feedback. What's your nominated occupation, if I may ask? Thanks.

    04 Jul 2019 | VETASSESS skills assessment submitted (249311, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages [TESOL])
    01 Aug 2019 | IELTS L/S/W/R (9/9/7.5/8.5/) Overall: 8.5, Proficient
    24 Sep 2019 | 249311 TESOL positive skills assessment
    28 Sep 2019 | PTE Academic L/S/W/R (81/90/83/90) Overall: 89, Superior
    04 Oct 2019 | AITSL suitable skills assessment for 241411 (Secondary School Teacher)
    05 Dec 2019 | EOI for 491 lodged, 249311 (NT, 85 points)
    09 Dec 2019 | MigrationNT application lodged
    24 Dec 2019 | Turned 40, minus 10 points (75 points)
    20 Jan 2020 | Status changed from 'Waiting for Admin Review' to 'Case Officer Assessment'
    19 May 2020 | Received declaration form from the NT; printed, signed, and uploaded it on the same day
    28 May 2020 | Received invite from Skillselect
    03 June 2020 | Lodged visa
    19 June 2020 | Health clearance provided - No action required

    waiting for VFS Global to re-open in SG (biometrics)

    1 Corinthians 1:5 That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;

  • FearFactory_17FearFactory_17 Posts: 109Member

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:
    Musta mga kabayan? Share naman kayo ng experience sa Darwin.

    Cost of living, transpo, food, restos, outdoor activities, malls, lifestyle..

    Hello, FearFactory_17.

    I'm waiting for my ITA from the NT. Here's hoping that those who know more about the NT, Darwin specifically, will provide some feedback. What's your nominated occupation, if I may ask? Thanks.

    It's 599915. How bout you? Kailan ka nag EOI sa NT? It took me 10months to receive ITA.

    *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

  • batmanbatman Darwin AustraliaPosts: 3,439Member, Moderator

    NT sponsored visa ka? Base sa> @FearFactory_17 said:

    Musta mga kabayan? Share naman kayo ng experience sa Darwin.

    Cost of living, transpo, food, restos, outdoor activities, malls, lifestyle..

    Madami nmn resto pricey lng. Tpos di ganun ka sarap tulad ng pinanggalingan namin. Our favourite so far Nandos haha at buffet ng mindil beach

    Transpo, may bus. Wala trapik.
    Malls wala masyado.

    Dami Park, free yung sa leanyer swimming parang splash island.

    Lifestyle is laid back which we like.

    Follow me on my social media as i share my Australian Journey.
    YouTube, Twitter, IG, Facebook: Dad's Journal
    FB page: My Australian Journey

    221213 External Auditor|489 - 70pts - SS NT
    21|07|16 - Applied CPAA membership assessment
    31|07|16 - PTE-A L|S|W|R (73|79|78|77)
    01|08|16 - Submitted CPAA migration assessment
    20|09|17 - EOI 190 - NT (delayed due to show money req.)
    - collating requirements for NT SS application
    18|10|17 - Submitted NT SS application (praying for + result)
    24|04|18 - 190 not successful,
    - was offered 489 instead and accepted offer
    - engaged with visa consort agency for visa application submission.
    26|04|18 - Invited to apply for SS visa 489 - Northern Territory
    02|05|18 - PCC processing
    20|05|18 - Medical
    06|06|18 - Visa payment
    15|09|18 - happy na birthday pa, visa grant pa.. TYL
    09|02|19 - Big move
    11|02|19 - First job interview
    12|02|19 - Received job offer
    13|02|19 - Accepted job offer
    13|08|19 - Accepted a new job offer - new employer
    16|10|20 - Started new job - better opportunity

  • batmanbatman Darwin AustraliaPosts: 3,439Member, Moderator
    edited February 27

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:
    Musta mga kabayan? Share naman kayo ng experience sa Darwin.

    Cost of living, transpo, food, restos, outdoor activities, malls, lifestyle..

    Hello, FearFactory_17.

    I'm waiting for my ITA from the NT. Here's hoping that those who know more about the NT, Darwin specifically, will provide some feedback. What's your nominated occupation, if I may ask? Thanks.

    My timeline sa signature ko. 6 month waiting sa NT application approval. After approval, 1 week may ITA na ako. Then 3 Months waiting for visa grant. After ITA nag agent ako for visa lodge just to ensure tama mga supporting docs ko at less hassle, wla na ako time kasi na busy sa work. Agent ko si @RheaMARN1171933.

    Follow me on my social media as i share my Australian Journey.
    YouTube, Twitter, IG, Facebook: Dad's Journal
    FB page: My Australian Journey

    221213 External Auditor|489 - 70pts - SS NT
    21|07|16 - Applied CPAA membership assessment
    31|07|16 - PTE-A L|S|W|R (73|79|78|77)
    01|08|16 - Submitted CPAA migration assessment
    20|09|17 - EOI 190 - NT (delayed due to show money req.)
    - collating requirements for NT SS application
    18|10|17 - Submitted NT SS application (praying for + result)
    24|04|18 - 190 not successful,
    - was offered 489 instead and accepted offer
    - engaged with visa consort agency for visa application submission.
    26|04|18 - Invited to apply for SS visa 489 - Northern Territory
    02|05|18 - PCC processing
    20|05|18 - Medical
    06|06|18 - Visa payment
    15|09|18 - happy na birthday pa, visa grant pa.. TYL
    09|02|19 - Big move
    11|02|19 - First job interview
    12|02|19 - Received job offer
    13|02|19 - Accepted job offer
    13|08|19 - Accepted a new job offer - new employer
    16|10|20 - Started new job - better opportunity

  • miller115miller115 SingaporePosts: 23Member

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:
    Musta mga kabayan? Share naman kayo ng experience sa Darwin.

    Cost of living, transpo, food, restos, outdoor activities, malls, lifestyle..

    Hello, FearFactory_17.

    I'm waiting for my ITA from the NT. Here's hoping that those who know more about the NT, Darwin specifically, will provide some feedback. What's your nominated occupation, if I may ask? Thanks.

    It's 599915. How bout you? Kailan ka nag EOI sa NT? It took me 10months to receive ITA.

    Thanks for your reply. December 9, 2019 ako naglodged sa NT. Nominated occupation ko is 249311 (teacher of English To Speakers of Other Languages).may positive skills assessment din ako sa 241411 (Secondary School Teacher). Mas mataas lang points ko sa 249311 kasi may additional 5 points ako sa wife ko , positive skills assessment siya sa 311215 (Pharmacy Technician). Antay lang kami ITA, baka sa June.may time naman kami mag-antay hehe. Update update tayo at pakibalitaan kami ano buhay dun kapag andun ka na:-) God bless.

    04 Jul 2019 | VETASSESS skills assessment submitted (249311, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages [TESOL])
    01 Aug 2019 | IELTS L/S/W/R (9/9/7.5/8.5/) Overall: 8.5, Proficient
    24 Sep 2019 | 249311 TESOL positive skills assessment
    28 Sep 2019 | PTE Academic L/S/W/R (81/90/83/90) Overall: 89, Superior
    04 Oct 2019 | AITSL suitable skills assessment for 241411 (Secondary School Teacher)
    05 Dec 2019 | EOI for 491 lodged, 249311 (NT, 85 points)
    09 Dec 2019 | MigrationNT application lodged
    24 Dec 2019 | Turned 40, minus 10 points (75 points)
    20 Jan 2020 | Status changed from 'Waiting for Admin Review' to 'Case Officer Assessment'
    19 May 2020 | Received declaration form from the NT; printed, signed, and uploaded it on the same day
    28 May 2020 | Received invite from Skillselect
    03 June 2020 | Lodged visa
    19 June 2020 | Health clearance provided - No action required

    waiting for VFS Global to re-open in SG (biometrics)

    1 Corinthians 1:5 That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;

  • miller115miller115 SingaporePosts: 23Member

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:
    Musta mga kabayan? Share naman kayo ng experience sa Darwin.

    Cost of living, transpo, food, restos, outdoor activities, malls, lifestyle..

    Hello, FearFactory_17.

    I'm waiting for my ITA from the NT. Here's hoping that those who know more about the NT, Darwin specifically, will provide some feedback. What's your nominated occupation, if I may ask? Thanks.

    It's 599915. How bout you? Kailan ka nag EOI sa NT? It took me 10months to receive ITA.

    Congrats sa visa grant!:-)

    04 Jul 2019 | VETASSESS skills assessment submitted (249311, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages [TESOL])
    01 Aug 2019 | IELTS L/S/W/R (9/9/7.5/8.5/) Overall: 8.5, Proficient
    24 Sep 2019 | 249311 TESOL positive skills assessment
    28 Sep 2019 | PTE Academic L/S/W/R (81/90/83/90) Overall: 89, Superior
    04 Oct 2019 | AITSL suitable skills assessment for 241411 (Secondary School Teacher)
    05 Dec 2019 | EOI for 491 lodged, 249311 (NT, 85 points)
    09 Dec 2019 | MigrationNT application lodged
    24 Dec 2019 | Turned 40, minus 10 points (75 points)
    20 Jan 2020 | Status changed from 'Waiting for Admin Review' to 'Case Officer Assessment'
    19 May 2020 | Received declaration form from the NT; printed, signed, and uploaded it on the same day
    28 May 2020 | Received invite from Skillselect
    03 June 2020 | Lodged visa
    19 June 2020 | Health clearance provided - No action required

    waiting for VFS Global to re-open in SG (biometrics)

    1 Corinthians 1:5 That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;

  • FearFactory_17FearFactory_17 Posts: 109Member

    @batman said:
    NT sponsored visa ka? Base sa> @FearFactory_17 said:

    Musta mga kabayan? Share naman kayo ng experience sa Darwin.

    Cost of living, transpo, food, restos, outdoor activities, malls, lifestyle..

    Madami nmn resto pricey lng. Tpos di ganun ka sarap tulad ng pinanggalingan namin. Our favourite so far Nandos haha at buffet ng mindil beach

    Transpo, may bus. Wala trapik.
    Malls wala masyado.

    Dami Park, free yung sa leanyer swimming parang splash island.

    Lifestyle is laid back which we like.

    Excited ako sa park. Hehe! Are you from SG or UAE? Ako UAE, then here sa Qatar.

    May car ka na dyan? Planning to buy a used car muna siguro.

    Noted yang Nando's and Mindil beach mo.

    Nalungkot ako na konti malls. Pero ok lang.

    Nanonood ako lagi ng vloggers na pinoy sa NT. Seems ok naman community dyan.

    *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

  • FearFactory_17FearFactory_17 Posts: 109Member

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:
    Musta mga kabayan? Share naman kayo ng experience sa Darwin.

    Cost of living, transpo, food, restos, outdoor activities, malls, lifestyle..

    Hello, FearFactory_17.

    I'm waiting for my ITA from the NT. Here's hoping that those who know more about the NT, Darwin specifically, will provide some feedback. What's your nominated occupation, if I may ask? Thanks.

    It's 599915. How bout you? Kailan ka nag EOI sa NT? It took me 10months to receive ITA.

    Thanks for your reply. December 9, 2019 ako naglodged sa NT. Nominated occupation ko is 249311 (teacher of English To Speakers of Other Languages).may positive skills assessment din ako sa 241411 (Secondary School Teacher). Mas mataas lang points ko sa 249311 kasi may additional 5 points ako sa wife ko , positive skills assessment siya sa 311215 (Pharmacy Technician). Antay lang kami ITA, baka sa June.may time naman kami mag-antay hehe. Update update tayo at pakibalitaan kami ano buhay dun kapag andun ka na:-) God bless.

    Goodluck sa application mo. My wife by the way is a teacher din. Ndi nya nakuha ng 1st take ung IELTS score sa AITSL.

    We are planning to move on May 2020 sa Darwin. Balitaan na lang tayo.

    *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

  • miller115miller115 SingaporePosts: 23Member

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:
    Musta mga kabayan? Share naman kayo ng experience sa Darwin.

    Cost of living, transpo, food, restos, outdoor activities, malls, lifestyle..

    Hello, FearFactory_17.

    I'm waiting for my ITA from the NT. Here's hoping that those who know more about the NT, Darwin specifically, will provide some feedback. What's your nominated occupation, if I may ask? Thanks.

    It's 599915. How bout you? Kailan ka nag EOI sa NT? It took me 10months to receive ITA.

    Thanks for your reply. December 9, 2019 ako naglodged sa NT. Nominated occupation ko is 249311 (teacher of English To Speakers of Other Languages).may positive skills assessment din ako sa 241411 (Secondary School Teacher). Mas mataas lang points ko sa 249311 kasi may additional 5 points ako sa wife ko , positive skills assessment siya sa 311215 (Pharmacy Technician). Antay lang kami ITA, baka sa June.may time naman kami mag-antay hehe. Update update tayo at pakibalitaan kami ano buhay dun kapag andun ka na:-) God bless.

    Goodluck sa application mo. My wife by the way is a teacher din. Ndi nya nakuha ng 1st take ung IELTS score sa AITSL.

    We are planning to move on May 2020 sa Darwin. Balitaan na lang tayo.

    Maraming salamat sa update. Pwede naman siya ulit take kapag andun na kayo. Aabangan ko tlg update mo. God willing, anjan kami next year:-) God bless.

    04 Jul 2019 | VETASSESS skills assessment submitted (249311, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages [TESOL])
    01 Aug 2019 | IELTS L/S/W/R (9/9/7.5/8.5/) Overall: 8.5, Proficient
    24 Sep 2019 | 249311 TESOL positive skills assessment
    28 Sep 2019 | PTE Academic L/S/W/R (81/90/83/90) Overall: 89, Superior
    04 Oct 2019 | AITSL suitable skills assessment for 241411 (Secondary School Teacher)
    05 Dec 2019 | EOI for 491 lodged, 249311 (NT, 85 points)
    09 Dec 2019 | MigrationNT application lodged
    24 Dec 2019 | Turned 40, minus 10 points (75 points)
    20 Jan 2020 | Status changed from 'Waiting for Admin Review' to 'Case Officer Assessment'
    19 May 2020 | Received declaration form from the NT; printed, signed, and uploaded it on the same day
    28 May 2020 | Received invite from Skillselect
    03 June 2020 | Lodged visa
    19 June 2020 | Health clearance provided - No action required

    waiting for VFS Global to re-open in SG (biometrics)

    1 Corinthians 1:5 That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;

  • batmanbatman Darwin AustraliaPosts: 3,439Member, Moderator

    @FearFactory_17 I have a very reliable used Toyota corolla 2008 car hehe. Eto una car nun dumating kami.
    I planned to do vlog about NT kaso na busy

    Follow me on my social media as i share my Australian Journey.
    YouTube, Twitter, IG, Facebook: Dad's Journal
    FB page: My Australian Journey

    221213 External Auditor|489 - 70pts - SS NT
    21|07|16 - Applied CPAA membership assessment
    31|07|16 - PTE-A L|S|W|R (73|79|78|77)
    01|08|16 - Submitted CPAA migration assessment
    20|09|17 - EOI 190 - NT (delayed due to show money req.)
    - collating requirements for NT SS application
    18|10|17 - Submitted NT SS application (praying for + result)
    24|04|18 - 190 not successful,
    - was offered 489 instead and accepted offer
    - engaged with visa consort agency for visa application submission.
    26|04|18 - Invited to apply for SS visa 489 - Northern Territory
    02|05|18 - PCC processing
    20|05|18 - Medical
    06|06|18 - Visa payment
    15|09|18 - happy na birthday pa, visa grant pa.. TYL
    09|02|19 - Big move
    11|02|19 - First job interview
    12|02|19 - Received job offer
    13|02|19 - Accepted job offer
    13|08|19 - Accepted a new job offer - new employer
    16|10|20 - Started new job - better opportunity

  • FearFactory_17FearFactory_17 Posts: 109Member

    @batman said:
    @FearFactory_17 I have a very reliable used Toyota corolla 2008 car hehe. Eto una car nun dumating kami.
    I planned to do vlog about NT kaso na busy

    How much kuha mo? Ilang mileage?

    Mukhang magToyota na din muna ako siguro, since reliable tlaga Toyota kung long yrs of usage usapan.

    Pero dream car ko is Mazda cX-5 na Red Soul Crystal. Probably kapag PR na tayo.

    Here sa Qatar, Tucson 2016 gamit ko. Ok naman, never had an issue. Eto nga ibbenta ko ng bagsak presyo.

    Tuloy mo na pag-vlog mo. Panoorin namin. Hehe!

    Mahal magbuntis and manganak dyan no while naka 489 pa lang tayo?

    Gusto na namin sana kasi ding magfamily. Mag34 nankasi si wifey.

    *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

  • FearFactory_17FearFactory_17 Posts: 109Member

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:
    Musta mga kabayan? Share naman kayo ng experience sa Darwin.

    Cost of living, transpo, food, restos, outdoor activities, malls, lifestyle..

    Hello, FearFactory_17.

    I'm waiting for my ITA from the NT. Here's hoping that those who know more about the NT, Darwin specifically, will provide some feedback. What's your nominated occupation, if I may ask? Thanks.

    It's 599915. How bout you? Kailan ka nag EOI sa NT? It took me 10months to receive ITA.

    Thanks for your reply. December 9, 2019 ako naglodged sa NT. Nominated occupation ko is 249311 (teacher of English To Speakers of Other Languages).may positive skills assessment din ako sa 241411 (Secondary School Teacher). Mas mataas lang points ko sa 249311 kasi may additional 5 points ako sa wife ko , positive skills assessment siya sa 311215 (Pharmacy Technician). Antay lang kami ITA, baka sa June.may time naman kami mag-antay hehe. Update update tayo at pakibalitaan kami ano buhay dun kapag andun ka na:-) God bless.

    Goodluck sa application mo. My wife by the way is a teacher din. Ndi nya nakuha ng 1st take ung IELTS score sa AITSL.

    We are planning to move on May 2020 sa Darwin. Balitaan na lang tayo.

    Maraming salamat sa update. Pwede naman siya ulit take kapag andun na kayo. Aabangan ko tlg update mo. God willing, anjan kami next year:-) God bless.

    She'll take nga daw ulet. Marami pa namang job posts for teachers in NT. Kaya motivated sya.

    Once u received the NT sponsorship, madali na visa app. 3months lang din inabot sakin noon. Same din gnwa ko like Batman. Kumuha nako ng agent based sakin sa Aus for the visa processing. To make sure na walang sabit.

    For sure mainvite ka nyan, coz ang konti ng teachers na nakakaapsok sa Australia in general. Ielts lang kasi sa inyo puede and mataas ung score and hirap kunin ng iba ung 8, 8, 7, 7.

    *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

  • miller115miller115 SingaporePosts: 23Member

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:
    Musta mga kabayan? Share naman kayo ng experience sa Darwin.

    Cost of living, transpo, food, restos, outdoor activities, malls, lifestyle..

    Hello, FearFactory_17.

    I'm waiting for my ITA from the NT. Here's hoping that those who know more about the NT, Darwin specifically, will provide some feedback. What's your nominated occupation, if I may ask? Thanks.

    It's 599915. How bout you? Kailan ka nag EOI sa NT? It took me 10months to receive ITA.

    Thanks for your reply. December 9, 2019 ako naglodged sa NT. Nominated occupation ko is 249311 (teacher of English To Speakers of Other Languages).may positive skills assessment din ako sa 241411 (Secondary School Teacher). Mas mataas lang points ko sa 249311 kasi may additional 5 points ako sa wife ko , positive skills assessment siya sa 311215 (Pharmacy Technician). Antay lang kami ITA, baka sa June.may time naman kami mag-antay hehe. Update update tayo at pakibalitaan kami ano buhay dun kapag andun ka na:-) God bless.

    Goodluck sa application mo. My wife by the way is a teacher din. Ndi nya nakuha ng 1st take ung IELTS score sa AITSL.

    We are planning to move on May 2020 sa Darwin. Balitaan na lang tayo.

    Maraming salamat sa update. Pwede naman siya ulit take kapag andun na kayo. Aabangan ko tlg update mo. God willing, anjan kami next year:-) God bless.

    She'll take nga daw ulet. Marami pa namang job posts for teachers in NT. Kaya motivated sya.

    Once u received the NT sponsorship, madali na visa app. 3months lang din inabot sakin noon. Same din gnwa ko like Batman. Kumuha nako ng agent based sakin sa Aus for the visa processing. To make sure na walang sabit.

    For sure mainvite ka nyan, coz ang konti ng teachers na nakakaapsok sa Australia in general. Ielts lang kasi sa inyo puede and mataas ung score and hirap kunin ng iba ung 8, 8, 7, 7.

    Thanks sa reply. Un nga ang prayer namin, at makapunta na sa mejo laidback na environment haha. I'm doing the whole migration process via the DIY route. baka ako na lang din maglodge ng visa kapag nakareceive na ng ITA.

    ung sa inyo, ang visa grant Nov 2019, ibig sabihin nun un na talaga ang start ng visa? so kung 491 until Nov 2024 at within the 5-year period, dapat may 3 years na may income na at least AUD53,900, right?

    04 Jul 2019 | VETASSESS skills assessment submitted (249311, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages [TESOL])
    01 Aug 2019 | IELTS L/S/W/R (9/9/7.5/8.5/) Overall: 8.5, Proficient
    24 Sep 2019 | 249311 TESOL positive skills assessment
    28 Sep 2019 | PTE Academic L/S/W/R (81/90/83/90) Overall: 89, Superior
    04 Oct 2019 | AITSL suitable skills assessment for 241411 (Secondary School Teacher)
    05 Dec 2019 | EOI for 491 lodged, 249311 (NT, 85 points)
    09 Dec 2019 | MigrationNT application lodged
    24 Dec 2019 | Turned 40, minus 10 points (75 points)
    20 Jan 2020 | Status changed from 'Waiting for Admin Review' to 'Case Officer Assessment'
    19 May 2020 | Received declaration form from the NT; printed, signed, and uploaded it on the same day
    28 May 2020 | Received invite from Skillselect
    03 June 2020 | Lodged visa
    19 June 2020 | Health clearance provided - No action required

    waiting for VFS Global to re-open in SG (biometrics)

    1 Corinthians 1:5 That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;

  • FearFactory_17FearFactory_17 Posts: 109Member

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:
    Musta mga kabayan? Share naman kayo ng experience sa Darwin.

    Cost of living, transpo, food, restos, outdoor activities, malls, lifestyle..

    Hello, FearFactory_17.

    I'm waiting for my ITA from the NT. Here's hoping that those who know more about the NT, Darwin specifically, will provide some feedback. What's your nominated occupation, if I may ask? Thanks.

    It's 599915. How bout you? Kailan ka nag EOI sa NT? It took me 10months to receive ITA.

    Thanks for your reply. December 9, 2019 ako naglodged sa NT. Nominated occupation ko is 249311 (teacher of English To Speakers of Other Languages).may positive skills assessment din ako sa 241411 (Secondary School Teacher). Mas mataas lang points ko sa 249311 kasi may additional 5 points ako sa wife ko , positive skills assessment siya sa 311215 (Pharmacy Technician). Antay lang kami ITA, baka sa June.may time naman kami mag-antay hehe. Update update tayo at pakibalitaan kami ano buhay dun kapag andun ka na:-) God bless.

    Goodluck sa application mo. My wife by the way is a teacher din. Ndi nya nakuha ng 1st take ung IELTS score sa AITSL.

    We are planning to move on May 2020 sa Darwin. Balitaan na lang tayo.

    Maraming salamat sa update. Pwede naman siya ulit take kapag andun na kayo. Aabangan ko tlg update mo. God willing, anjan kami next year:-) God bless.

    She'll take nga daw ulet. Marami pa namang job posts for teachers in NT. Kaya motivated sya.

    Once u received the NT sponsorship, madali na visa app. 3months lang din inabot sakin noon. Same din gnwa ko like Batman. Kumuha nako ng agent based sakin sa Aus for the visa processing. To make sure na walang sabit.

    For sure mainvite ka nyan, coz ang konti ng teachers na nakakaapsok sa Australia in general. Ielts lang kasi sa inyo puede and mataas ung score and hirap kunin ng iba ung 8, 8, 7, 7.

    Thanks sa reply. Un nga ang prayer namin, at makapunta na sa mejo laidback na environment haha. I'm doing the whole migration process via the DIY route. baka ako na lang din maglodge ng visa kapag nakareceive na ng ITA.

    ung sa inyo, ang visa grant Nov 2019, ibig sabihin nun un na talaga ang start ng visa? so kung 491 until Nov 2024 at within the 5-year period, dapat may 3 years na may income na at least AUD53,900, right?

    489 visa ako. Granted Nov. 18, 2019. 4 yrs validity nya and start sya from the day it was granted.

    After 2 yrs of stay and 1 yr full time job, ill apply na for 887 PR Visa. .

    Bsta sundin mo lang ung req. Ng NT including that asset declaration.

    Once lang nila icheck yan. Puede mo include lahat ng properties mo as long na nakapangalan sya sa main applicant

    Im not sure lang sa 491 visa. Ndi nako kasi nagbbasa na after ng grant. Pero yes, yan ung dating 489. 1 difference is ung no.of years nga. Smin 4 yrs, 491 is 5 years.

    *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

  • koalakangarookoalakangaroo SingaporePosts: 21Member

    hello. question lang po sa mga taga-Darwin, kumusta po kaya ang IT jobs dyan? mahirap po ba makakita ng opening? thanks!

  • batmanbatman Darwin AustraliaPosts: 3,439Member, Moderator

    @koalakangaroo said:
    hello. question lang po sa mga taga-Darwin, kumusta po kaya ang IT jobs dyan? mahirap po ba makakita ng opening? thanks!

    Uu di gnun ka demand, kasi most ng hub nila nasa Sydney or Melbourne

    Follow me on my social media as i share my Australian Journey.
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    221213 External Auditor|489 - 70pts - SS NT
    21|07|16 - Applied CPAA membership assessment
    31|07|16 - PTE-A L|S|W|R (73|79|78|77)
    01|08|16 - Submitted CPAA migration assessment
    20|09|17 - EOI 190 - NT (delayed due to show money req.)
    - collating requirements for NT SS application
    18|10|17 - Submitted NT SS application (praying for + result)
    24|04|18 - 190 not successful,
    - was offered 489 instead and accepted offer
    - engaged with visa consort agency for visa application submission.
    26|04|18 - Invited to apply for SS visa 489 - Northern Territory
    02|05|18 - PCC processing
    20|05|18 - Medical
    06|06|18 - Visa payment
    15|09|18 - happy na birthday pa, visa grant pa.. TYL
    09|02|19 - Big move
    11|02|19 - First job interview
    12|02|19 - Received job offer
    13|02|19 - Accepted job offer
    13|08|19 - Accepted a new job offer - new employer
    16|10|20 - Started new job - better opportunity

  • RuCheRuChe MelbournePosts: 97Member

    @FearFactory_17 Hello. Bachelor Degree po ba kayo? Does it mean na narecognise din yun ng AITSL also as Bachelor Degree. I was asking because my SIL was assessed as Diploma lang kahit Bachelor degree natapos nya sa pinas.

  • batmanbatman Darwin AustraliaPosts: 3,439Member, Moderator

    It's been 76 days covid free ang Darwin. We are so lucky dito kami napadpad

    Follow me on my social media as i share my Australian Journey.
    YouTube, Twitter, IG, Facebook: Dad's Journal
    FB page: My Australian Journey

    221213 External Auditor|489 - 70pts - SS NT
    21|07|16 - Applied CPAA membership assessment
    31|07|16 - PTE-A L|S|W|R (73|79|78|77)
    01|08|16 - Submitted CPAA migration assessment
    20|09|17 - EOI 190 - NT (delayed due to show money req.)
    - collating requirements for NT SS application
    18|10|17 - Submitted NT SS application (praying for + result)
    24|04|18 - 190 not successful,
    - was offered 489 instead and accepted offer
    - engaged with visa consort agency for visa application submission.
    26|04|18 - Invited to apply for SS visa 489 - Northern Territory
    02|05|18 - PCC processing
    20|05|18 - Medical
    06|06|18 - Visa payment
    15|09|18 - happy na birthday pa, visa grant pa.. TYL
    09|02|19 - Big move
    11|02|19 - First job interview
    12|02|19 - Received job offer
    13|02|19 - Accepted job offer
    13|08|19 - Accepted a new job offer - new employer
    16|10|20 - Started new job - better opportunity

  • KaidanKaidan Posts: 119Member

    Gano talaga kainit sa NT? Yan lang nag hohold back sakin kung itutuloy ko application or pursue other regions. Mas mainit at mas humid pa nga ba sa Pinas?

  • batmanbatman Darwin AustraliaPosts: 3,439Member, Moderator

    Perfect weather for me. Malagkit ang weather ng pinas. Dito hindi. At hindi polluted. Check mo some videos here. Like and subscribe na din hehe

    Follow me on my social media as i share my Australian Journey.
    YouTube, Twitter, IG, Facebook: Dad's Journal
    FB page: My Australian Journey

    221213 External Auditor|489 - 70pts - SS NT
    21|07|16 - Applied CPAA membership assessment
    31|07|16 - PTE-A L|S|W|R (73|79|78|77)
    01|08|16 - Submitted CPAA migration assessment
    20|09|17 - EOI 190 - NT (delayed due to show money req.)
    - collating requirements for NT SS application
    18|10|17 - Submitted NT SS application (praying for + result)
    24|04|18 - 190 not successful,
    - was offered 489 instead and accepted offer
    - engaged with visa consort agency for visa application submission.
    26|04|18 - Invited to apply for SS visa 489 - Northern Territory
    02|05|18 - PCC processing
    20|05|18 - Medical
    06|06|18 - Visa payment
    15|09|18 - happy na birthday pa, visa grant pa.. TYL
    09|02|19 - Big move
    11|02|19 - First job interview
    12|02|19 - Received job offer
    13|02|19 - Accepted job offer
    13|08|19 - Accepted a new job offer - new employer
    16|10|20 - Started new job - better opportunity

  • rellim115rellim115 Posts: 91Member

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:
    Musta mga kabayan? Share naman kayo ng experience sa Darwin.

    Cost of living, transpo, food, restos, outdoor activities, malls, lifestyle..

    Hello, FearFactory_17.

    I'm waiting for my ITA from the NT. Here's hoping that those who know more about the NT, Darwin specifically, will provide some feedback. What's your nominated occupation, if I may ask? Thanks.

    It's 599915. How bout you? Kailan ka nag EOI sa NT? It took me 10months to receive ITA.

    Thanks for your reply. December 9, 2019 ako naglodged sa NT. Nominated occupation ko is 249311 (teacher of English To Speakers of Other Languages).may positive skills assessment din ako sa 241411 (Secondary School Teacher). Mas mataas lang points ko sa 249311 kasi may additional 5 points ako sa wife ko , positive skills assessment siya sa 311215 (Pharmacy Technician). Antay lang kami ITA, baka sa June.may time naman kami mag-antay hehe. Update update tayo at pakibalitaan kami ano buhay dun kapag andun ka na:-) God bless.

    Goodluck sa application mo. My wife by the way is a teacher din. Ndi nya nakuha ng 1st take ung IELTS score sa AITSL.

    We are planning to move on May 2020 sa Darwin. Balitaan na lang tayo.

    Maraming salamat sa update. Pwede naman siya ulit take kapag andun na kayo. Aabangan ko tlg update mo. God willing, anjan kami next year:-) God bless.

    She'll take nga daw ulet. Marami pa namang job posts for teachers in NT. Kaya motivated sya.

    Once u received the NT sponsorship, madali na visa app. 3months lang din inabot sakin noon. Same din gnwa ko like Batman. Kumuha nako ng agent based sakin sa Aus for the visa processing. To make sure na walang sabit.

    For sure mainvite ka nyan, coz ang konti ng teachers na nakakaapsok sa Australia in general. Ielts lang kasi sa inyo puede and mataas ung score and hirap kunin ng iba ung 8, 8, 7, 7.

    Thanks sa reply. Un nga ang prayer namin, at makapunta na sa mejo laidback na environment haha. I'm doing the whole migration process via the DIY route. baka ako na lang din maglodge ng visa kapag nakareceive na ng ITA.

    ung sa inyo, ang visa grant Nov 2019, ibig sabihin nun un na talaga ang start ng visa? so kung 491 until Nov 2024 at within the 5-year period, dapat may 3 years na may income na at least AUD53,900, right?

    489 visa ako. Granted Nov. 18, 2019. 4 yrs validity nya and start sya from the day it was granted.

    After 2 yrs of stay and 1 yr full time job, ill apply na for 887 PR Visa. .

    Bsta sundin mo lang ung req. Ng NT including that asset declaration.

    Once lang nila icheck yan. Puede mo include lahat ng properties mo as long na nakapangalan sya sa main applicant

    Im not sure lang sa 491 visa. Ndi nako kasi nagbbasa na after ng grant. Pero yes, yan ung dating 489. 1 difference is ung no.of years nga. Smin 4 yrs, 491 is 5 years.

    Hello, @FearFactory_17, are you in the NT already? kumusta po jan? makikibalita while waiting for our grant. lodged our 491 visa on June 3, 2020. biometrics na lang ang kulang, waiting for the re-opening of VFS Global here in Singapore.

    04 Jul 2019 | VETASSESS skills assessment submitted (249311, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages [TESOL])
    01 Aug 2019 | IELTS L/S/W/R (9/9/7.5/8.5/) Overall: 8.5, Proficient
    24 Sep 2019 | 249311 TESOL positive skills assessment
    28 Sep 2019 | PTE Academic L/S/W/R (81/90/83/90) Overall: 89, Superior
    04 Oct 2019 | AITSL suitable skills assessment for 241411 (Secondary School Teacher)
    05 Dec 2019 | EOI for 491 lodged, 249311 (NT, 85 points)
    09 Dec 2019 | MigrationNT application lodged
    24 Dec 2019 | Turned 40, minus 10 points (75 points)
    20 Jan 2020 | Status changed from 'Waiting for Admin Review' to 'Case Officer Assessment'
    19 May 2020 | Received declaration form from the NT; printed, signed, and uploaded it on the same day
    28 May 2020 | Received invite from Skillselect
    03 June 2020 | Lodged visa
    19 June 2020 | Health clearance provided - No action required
    24 Sep 2020 | CO contact asking for additional information: (1) Biometrics, (2) United Kingdom Police Clearance. I was given
    70 days to provide those documents.
    24 Sep 2020 | Uploaded a letter on immi explaining my inability to provide (1) as VFS Global has not reopened in SG yet since
    their closure on 3rd April 2020; (2) the requirement must have been a mistake as I have never been to the UK.

    1 Corinthians 1:5 That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;

  • nashmacoy101nashmacoy101 Makati CityPosts: 130Member

    @batman said:
    It's been 76 days covid free ang Darwin. We are so lucky dito kami napadpad

    Hi Sir @batman , baka po pede makahingi ng tips for commitment letter. mag'ready lang po ako for the coming financial year.

    ANZSCO 233211 | Civil Engineer

    12.09.2020 PTE-A Wife (Proficient)
    07.09.2020 PTE-A L83 R90 S90 W90
    16.07.2020 Duplicate letter wife
    06.07.2020 RSEA outcome
    02.03.2020 PTE-A L75 R78 S85 W76
    01.2020 - back on track sa AU dream (sana magtuloy-tuloy na!)
    12.2017 - 12.2019: 2 years hiatus
    11.2017 EA outcome received
    08.2017 EA outcome letter wife

  • batmanbatman Darwin AustraliaPosts: 3,439Member, Moderator

    @nashmacoy101 said:

    @batman said:
    It's been 76 days covid free ang Darwin. We are so lucky dito kami napadpad

    Hi Sir @batman , baka po pede makahingi ng tips for commitment letter. mag'ready lang po ako for the coming financial year.

    Tell a story. Make it personal.

    Follow me on my social media as i share my Australian Journey.
    YouTube, Twitter, IG, Facebook: Dad's Journal
    FB page: My Australian Journey

    221213 External Auditor|489 - 70pts - SS NT
    21|07|16 - Applied CPAA membership assessment
    31|07|16 - PTE-A L|S|W|R (73|79|78|77)
    01|08|16 - Submitted CPAA migration assessment
    20|09|17 - EOI 190 - NT (delayed due to show money req.)
    - collating requirements for NT SS application
    18|10|17 - Submitted NT SS application (praying for + result)
    24|04|18 - 190 not successful,
    - was offered 489 instead and accepted offer
    - engaged with visa consort agency for visa application submission.
    26|04|18 - Invited to apply for SS visa 489 - Northern Territory
    02|05|18 - PCC processing
    20|05|18 - Medical
    06|06|18 - Visa payment
    15|09|18 - happy na birthday pa, visa grant pa.. TYL
    09|02|19 - Big move
    11|02|19 - First job interview
    12|02|19 - Received job offer
    13|02|19 - Accepted job offer
    13|08|19 - Accepted a new job offer - new employer
    16|10|20 - Started new job - better opportunity

  • ranickaranicka NTPosts: 19Member

    Hi Everyone! will be moving soon sa Darwin. Im so excited to meet new friends as in wala akong kilala jan. I am waiting for my approval para sa 482 visa (Employer Sponsored). May may reliable ba na bilihan ng sasakyan na mura? or mas ok ba un thru financing na lang ? How about if magrent ako ng studio apartment, may mga documentations needed ba? TIA.

  • batmanbatman Darwin AustraliaPosts: 3,439Member, Moderator

    Need docs pag mag rent. Second hand ok lng. Yan din car ko nun simula. Kmi din wala kakilala nun una. We survive naman hehe

    Follow me on my social media as i share my Australian Journey.
    YouTube, Twitter, IG, Facebook: Dad's Journal
    FB page: My Australian Journey

    221213 External Auditor|489 - 70pts - SS NT
    21|07|16 - Applied CPAA membership assessment
    31|07|16 - PTE-A L|S|W|R (73|79|78|77)
    01|08|16 - Submitted CPAA migration assessment
    20|09|17 - EOI 190 - NT (delayed due to show money req.)
    - collating requirements for NT SS application
    18|10|17 - Submitted NT SS application (praying for + result)
    24|04|18 - 190 not successful,
    - was offered 489 instead and accepted offer
    - engaged with visa consort agency for visa application submission.
    26|04|18 - Invited to apply for SS visa 489 - Northern Territory
    02|05|18 - PCC processing
    20|05|18 - Medical
    06|06|18 - Visa payment
    15|09|18 - happy na birthday pa, visa grant pa.. TYL
    09|02|19 - Big move
    11|02|19 - First job interview
    12|02|19 - Received job offer
    13|02|19 - Accepted job offer
    13|08|19 - Accepted a new job offer - new employer
    16|10|20 - Started new job - better opportunity

  • FearFactory_17FearFactory_17 Posts: 109Member

    @rellim115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:
    Musta mga kabayan? Share naman kayo ng experience sa Darwin.

    Cost of living, transpo, food, restos, outdoor activities, malls, lifestyle..

    Hello, FearFactory_17.

    I'm waiting for my ITA from the NT. Here's hoping that those who know more about the NT, Darwin specifically, will provide some feedback. What's your nominated occupation, if I may ask? Thanks.

    It's 599915. How bout you? Kailan ka nag EOI sa NT? It took me 10months to receive ITA.

    Thanks for your reply. December 9, 2019 ako naglodged sa NT. Nominated occupation ko is 249311 (teacher of English To Speakers of Other Languages).may positive skills assessment din ako sa 241411 (Secondary School Teacher). Mas mataas lang points ko sa 249311 kasi may additional 5 points ako sa wife ko , positive skills assessment siya sa 311215 (Pharmacy Technician). Antay lang kami ITA, baka sa June.may time naman kami mag-antay hehe. Update update tayo at pakibalitaan kami ano buhay dun kapag andun ka na:-) God bless.

    Goodluck sa application mo. My wife by the way is a teacher din. Ndi nya nakuha ng 1st take ung IELTS score sa AITSL.

    We are planning to move on May 2020 sa Darwin. Balitaan na lang tayo.

    Maraming salamat sa update. Pwede naman siya ulit take kapag andun na kayo. Aabangan ko tlg update mo. God willing, anjan kami next year:-) God bless.

    She'll take nga daw ulet. Marami pa namang job posts for teachers in NT. Kaya motivated sya.

    Once u received the NT sponsorship, madali na visa app. 3months lang din inabot sakin noon. Same din gnwa ko like Batman. Kumuha nako ng agent based sakin sa Aus for the visa processing. To make sure na walang sabit.

    For sure mainvite ka nyan, coz ang konti ng teachers na nakakaapsok sa Australia in general. Ielts lang kasi sa inyo puede and mataas ung score and hirap kunin ng iba ung 8, 8, 7, 7.

    Thanks sa reply. Un nga ang prayer namin, at makapunta na sa mejo laidback na environment haha. I'm doing the whole migration process via the DIY route. baka ako na lang din maglodge ng visa kapag nakareceive na ng ITA.

    ung sa inyo, ang visa grant Nov 2019, ibig sabihin nun un na talaga ang start ng visa? so kung 491 until Nov 2024 at within the 5-year period, dapat may 3 years na may income na at least AUD53,900, right?

    489 visa ako. Granted Nov. 18, 2019. 4 yrs validity nya and start sya from the day it was granted.

    After 2 yrs of stay and 1 yr full time job, ill apply na for 887 PR Visa. .

    Bsta sundin mo lang ung req. Ng NT including that asset declaration.

    Once lang nila icheck yan. Puede mo include lahat ng properties mo as long na nakapangalan sya sa main applicant

    Im not sure lang sa 491 visa. Ndi nako kasi nagbbasa na after ng grant. Pero yes, yan ung dating 489. 1 difference is ung no.of years nga. Smin 4 yrs, 491 is 5 years.

    Hello, @FearFactory_17, are you in the NT already? kumusta po jan? makikibalita while waiting for our grant. lodged our 491 visa on June 3, 2020. biometrics na lang ang kulang, waiting for the re-opening of VFS Global here in Singapore.

    Wala pa. June 2020 sana planned move namin, but because of COVID nagka travel ban. So were waiting na ma-lift sya. Chillax lang while waiting.

    *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

  • rellim115rellim115 Posts: 91Member

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @rellim115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:

    @miller115 said:

    @FearFactory_17 said:
    Musta mga kabayan? Share naman kayo ng experience sa Darwin.

    Cost of living, transpo, food, restos, outdoor activities, malls, lifestyle..

    Hello, FearFactory_17.

    I'm waiting for my ITA from the NT. Here's hoping that those who know more about the NT, Darwin specifically, will provide some feedback. What's your nominated occupation, if I may ask? Thanks.

    It's 599915. How bout you? Kailan ka nag EOI sa NT? It took me 10months to receive ITA.

    Thanks for your reply. December 9, 2019 ako naglodged sa NT. Nominated occupation ko is 249311 (teacher of English To Speakers of Other Languages).may positive skills assessment din ako sa 241411 (Secondary School Teacher). Mas mataas lang points ko sa 249311 kasi may additional 5 points ako sa wife ko , positive skills assessment siya sa 311215 (Pharmacy Technician). Antay lang kami ITA, baka sa June.may time naman kami mag-antay hehe. Update update tayo at pakibalitaan kami ano buhay dun kapag andun ka na:-) God bless.

    Goodluck sa application mo. My wife by the way is a teacher din. Ndi nya nakuha ng 1st take ung IELTS score sa AITSL.

    We are planning to move on May 2020 sa Darwin. Balitaan na lang tayo.

    Maraming salamat sa update. Pwede naman siya ulit take kapag andun na kayo. Aabangan ko tlg update mo. God willing, anjan kami next year:-) God bless.

    She'll take nga daw ulet. Marami pa namang job posts for teachers in NT. Kaya motivated sya.

    Once u received the NT sponsorship, madali na visa app. 3months lang din inabot sakin noon. Same din gnwa ko like Batman. Kumuha nako ng agent based sakin sa Aus for the visa processing. To make sure na walang sabit.

    For sure mainvite ka nyan, coz ang konti ng teachers na nakakaapsok sa Australia in general. Ielts lang kasi sa inyo puede and mataas ung score and hirap kunin ng iba ung 8, 8, 7, 7.

    Thanks sa reply. Un nga ang prayer namin, at makapunta na sa mejo laidback na environment haha. I'm doing the whole migration process via the DIY route. baka ako na lang din maglodge ng visa kapag nakareceive na ng ITA.

    ung sa inyo, ang visa grant Nov 2019, ibig sabihin nun un na talaga ang start ng visa? so kung 491 until Nov 2024 at within the 5-year period, dapat may 3 years na may income na at least AUD53,900, right?

    489 visa ako. Granted Nov. 18, 2019. 4 yrs validity nya and start sya from the day it was granted.

    After 2 yrs of stay and 1 yr full time job, ill apply na for 887 PR Visa. .

    Bsta sundin mo lang ung req. Ng NT including that asset declaration.

    Once lang nila icheck yan. Puede mo include lahat ng properties mo as long na nakapangalan sya sa main applicant

    Im not sure lang sa 491 visa. Ndi nako kasi nagbbasa na after ng grant. Pero yes, yan ung dating 489. 1 difference is ung no.of years nga. Smin 4 yrs, 491 is 5 years.

    Hello, @FearFactory_17, are you in the NT already? kumusta po jan? makikibalita while waiting for our grant. lodged our 491 visa on June 3, 2020. biometrics na lang ang kulang, waiting for the re-opening of VFS Global here in Singapore.

    Wala pa. June 2020 sana planned move namin, but because of COVID nagka travel ban. So were waiting na ma-lift sya. Chillax lang while waiting.

    Antay antay lang:-) OO chillax lang talaga. Darting din yan. Makikibalita ako sau.Kami target is next year pa naman, Jul/Aug 2021. God bless.

    04 Jul 2019 | VETASSESS skills assessment submitted (249311, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages [TESOL])
    01 Aug 2019 | IELTS L/S/W/R (9/9/7.5/8.5/) Overall: 8.5, Proficient
    24 Sep 2019 | 249311 TESOL positive skills assessment
    28 Sep 2019 | PTE Academic L/S/W/R (81/90/83/90) Overall: 89, Superior
    04 Oct 2019 | AITSL suitable skills assessment for 241411 (Secondary School Teacher)
    05 Dec 2019 | EOI for 491 lodged, 249311 (NT, 85 points)
    09 Dec 2019 | MigrationNT application lodged
    24 Dec 2019 | Turned 40, minus 10 points (75 points)
    20 Jan 2020 | Status changed from 'Waiting for Admin Review' to 'Case Officer Assessment'
    19 May 2020 | Received declaration form from the NT; printed, signed, and uploaded it on the same day
    28 May 2020 | Received invite from Skillselect
    03 June 2020 | Lodged visa
    19 June 2020 | Health clearance provided - No action required
    24 Sep 2020 | CO contact asking for additional information: (1) Biometrics, (2) United Kingdom Police Clearance. I was given
    70 days to provide those documents.
    24 Sep 2020 | Uploaded a letter on immi explaining my inability to provide (1) as VFS Global has not reopened in SG yet since
    their closure on 3rd April 2020; (2) the requirement must have been a mistake as I have never been to the UK.

    1 Corinthians 1:5 That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;

  • ranickaranicka NTPosts: 19Member

    @batman said:
    Need docs pag mag rent. Second hand ok lng. Yan din car ko nun simula. Kmi din wala kakilala nun una. We survive naman hehe

    nga pala, may idea ka ba kung un approval ng visa if depende sa state? mas mabilis pa tlga pag NT lalo na ngayon na normal na kayo jan unlike here sa victoria? been waiting for my 482 approval kase. thanks sa reply.

  • batmanbatman Darwin AustraliaPosts: 3,439Member, Moderator

    That I can't answer. Pero based on the results so far mabilis na approval ng 887 last time kasi 18 to 24 months now 7 months may result na.

    Follow me on my social media as i share my Australian Journey.
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    221213 External Auditor|489 - 70pts - SS NT
    21|07|16 - Applied CPAA membership assessment
    31|07|16 - PTE-A L|S|W|R (73|79|78|77)
    01|08|16 - Submitted CPAA migration assessment
    20|09|17 - EOI 190 - NT (delayed due to show money req.)
    - collating requirements for NT SS application
    18|10|17 - Submitted NT SS application (praying for + result)
    24|04|18 - 190 not successful,
    - was offered 489 instead and accepted offer
    - engaged with visa consort agency for visa application submission.
    26|04|18 - Invited to apply for SS visa 489 - Northern Territory
    02|05|18 - PCC processing
    20|05|18 - Medical
    06|06|18 - Visa payment
    15|09|18 - happy na birthday pa, visa grant pa.. TYL
    09|02|19 - Big move
    11|02|19 - First job interview
    12|02|19 - Received job offer
    13|02|19 - Accepted job offer
    13|08|19 - Accepted a new job offer - new employer
    16|10|20 - Started new job - better opportunity

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