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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Bellacious: 1:33pm On Jun 28
Experience4u:
Congratulations on your 887. I tap into your favour.

Thanks
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Bellacious: 1:36pm On Jun 28
bligs:

Very possible to work in disability without any certification like Cert IV or diploma and experience. You just need First Aid, CPR, Police check, Working with children check etc. Though, if you wanna go far and make good money as a support worker, you will need a certification and Australian driving licence.

Oh really? Never heard of such.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by collinsuchendu(m): 3:55pm On Jun 28
mamatwiny:
@Bellacious,
Thank you so much.
Another question, is it possible to get jobs in disability care without doing the 8weeks training? There was an argument about this in students thread.

Good day ma'am. I sent you a mail some days ago
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by mamatwiny(f): 8:41pm On Jun 28
collinsuchendu:


Good day ma'am. I sent you a mail some days ago
So sorry. I have a challenge with my mail attached to nairaland.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by collinsuchendu(m): 9:25pm On Jun 28
mamatwiny:

So sorry. I have a challenge with my mail attached to nairaland.


It's okay. Pls how else can I get to reach you??
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by mamatwiny(f): 11:36am On Jun 30
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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Bellacious: 1:16am On Jul 01
stepo707:

Hi There. Did you need to submit proof of English again for both of you? Also did you submit Nigeria PCC again?

Update: Hubby submitted proof of English for himself but none for me. Thanks

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by FBS: 11:56pm On Jul 02
It was an absolute cracker of a match (NRL) Roosters 24 vs 25 Storms.
Nail biting to the very end.

Does anyone watch NRL here? cheesy
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by bellong: 3:09am On Jul 03
FBS:
It was an absolute cracker of a match (NRL) Roosters 24 vs 25 Storms.
Nail biting to the very end.

Does anyone watch NRL here? cheesy

I think you are the only fan. I only follow scores occasionally. I watch the soft version, the AFL.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by FBS: 4:24pm On Jul 05
bellong:


I think you are the only fan. I only follow scores occasionally. I watch the soft version, the AFL.
Ah man. I was never really into it until I started watching it and it is glorious. The hits, tackles, passes and all. You just marvel and the abilities and capabilities of the human body. Unbelievable stuff.
The only thing that irritates me is when they call it football. It's madly annoying.
I watch the AFL as well and it's also fun but not just as explosive as the NRL.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Viola2017: 9:54pm On Jul 08
Good evening house,
Please I need your inputs.
I hope to be in Australia next year Feb/ March through student visa but my major concern is not knowing if I should apply alone or with my family. Most agent says I should apply alone, after 6months or so my kids and husband can now apply but then my kids are too tender to be in hands of a nanny for the period earlier mentioned. By next year March, my oldest child will be 2years 9month while the other will be 1 year 5 months. My mum is willing to take care of them for a short while (3months) this is because she also hopes to be in the USA for her eye treatment. On the other hand, my husband won't be available all the time to be with them since his work is so demanding and most times takes him out of the state(Works with an international organization).
Our plan is to apply at once then after 3 months, he'll resign, picks the kids from my mother, and then comes over. The issue now is what will serve as a strong home tie. We have landed properties and ongoing building but no business.

More so, if we decide that I apply alone, what's the possibility of my spouse and kids getting visa to join me soonest? This alone has been the scariest part. Please give me your best suggestions on what you think is the most appropriate way to proceed.
Thank you!

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Froshloaded(m): 11:02pm On Jul 08
Viola2017:
Good evening house,
Please I need your inputs.

Cc Bellong
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by FBS: 1:02am On Jul 09
Viola2017:
Good evening house,
Please I need your inputs.
I hope to be in Australia next year Feb/ March through student visa but my major concern is not knowing if I should apply alone or with my family. Most agent says I should apply alone, after 6months or so my kids and husband can now apply but then my kids are too tender to be in hands of a nanny for the period earlier mentioned. By next year March, my oldest child will be 2years 9month while the other will be 1 year 5 months. My mum is willing to take care of them for a short while (3months) this is because she also hopes to be in the USA for her eye treatment. On the other hand, my husband won't be available all the time to be with them since his work is so demanding and most times takes him out of the state(Works with an international organization).
Our plan is to apply at once then after 3 months, he'll resign, picks the kids from my mother, and then comes over. The issue now is what will serve as a strong home tie. We have landed properties and ongoing building but no business.

More so, if we decide that I apply alone, what's the possibility of my spouse and kids getting visa to join me soonest? This alone has been the scariest part. Please give me your best suggestions on what you think is the most appropriate way to proceed.
Thank you!
Are you looking at the Subclass 500 Student visa? What is the duration and level of intended study?
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by bellong: 5:34am On Jul 09
@Viola2017,

Whatever you do, make sure it is a family application. Applying alone will not give you any advantage over applying as a family if you don't satisfy the GTE requirements.

Getting a subsequent entrant visa is more challenging than the original visa application as this is an indication that you have made a decision to move permanently after testing the waters cheesy.


Provide as much evidence as per home ties. Your husband job, your landed properties, family members are all important evidence of home ties.


Goodluck.

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Viola2017: 9:25pm On Jul 09
FBS:

Are you looking at the Subclass 500 Student visa? What is the duration and level of intended study?
Yes.
It's a two years course.
Masters
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Viola2017: 10:16pm On Jul 09
bellong:
@Viola2017,

Whatever you do, make sure it is a family application. Applying alone will not give you any advantage over applying as a family if you don't satisfy the GTE requirements.

Getting a subsequent entrant visa is more challenging than the original visa application as this is an indication that you have made a decision to move permanently after testing the waters cheesy.


Provide as much evidence as per home ties. Your husband job, your landed properties, family members are all important evidence of home ties.


Goodluck.
Thanks for your response sir. As per your reply, since applying alone would have equal chance with applying as a family, I'd prefer to apply with my family.
My major concern now is still that strong home ties owing to the fact that my husband works for an organization and would require him to resign if the visa is granted. Won't it be a red flag to the visa officer as he will have nothing to come back to after I'm through with my studies?
I have come to realize that most grant are given to familes are preferably people into business which they can easily coordinate from anywhere. I look forward to your response

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by bellong: 5:53am On Jul 10
@Viola2017,

Your application should not be making reference to your husband leaving his job. His job should be used as part of the home ties. Provide evidence of employment. It is not a compulsion that he should leave with you immediately.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Viola2017: 9:08pm On Jul 11
bellong:
@Viola2017,

Your application should not be making reference to your husband leaving his job. His job should be used as part of the home ties. Provide evidence of employment. It is not a compulsion that he should leave with you immediately.

Noted
Thank you sir
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by ideamaster(m): 7:03am On Jul 26
Bellacious:
Hi guys, it's been a long time. Just want to drop this here as someone might learn a thing or two from my experience.

Congrats Bella. I am happy for you. So much progress in 2 years and thanks for coming back to share your experience.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by mamatwiny(f): 12:00pm On Jul 26
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ideamaster:


Congrats Bella. I am happy for you. So much progress in 2 years and thanks for coming back to share your experience.
This her update is what is keeping my hope alive. NB on expat forum keep discouraging ppl from applying for 491 because he thinks they won't be able to make the approx 54k aud yearly income to be able to apply for PR. Bellacious story gives so much hope. Someone can even take up 2 to 3 jobs to ensure he /she meets up the threshold,many months before the year ends.

My prayer is that Aussie shouldn't remove my occupation from the revised occupation list as there are many stories flying that they are reducing migration this year to 20% of what it was last year.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by nicolofm: 12:44pm On Jul 26
Does anyone in the house knows if biometric center in Nigeria is open for business. Need this information ASAP. Thanks
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by mamatwiny(f): 2:19pm On Jul 26
nicolofm:
Does anyone in the house knows if biometric center in Nigeria is open for business. Need this information ASAP. Thanks

Why not ask in the PR group. Ppl here are based in Australia... including myself by God's grace. grin
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Solitin40: 1:02am On Jul 27
nicolofm:
Does anyone in the house knows if biometric center in Nigeria is open for business. Need this information ASAP. Thanks
Call them
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Ella09345: 2:40am On Jul 30
Bellacious:
Hi guys, it's been a long time. Just want to drop this here as someone might learn a thing or two from my experience.
Grand landed on 23/3/2018 for 489 Visa, family of 4. I left Nigeria alone on 17/5/18 and landed in Adelaide on 18/5/18 via Emirate. A friend on ground helped me arrange accommodation as someone he knew moved interstate few days before I arrived, so that became my new home. It's a one bedroom apartment and I paid 200/w.
I was taken to the metro station to get bus card and I received orientation on how to navigate through the city. By the way I studies Nursing science in Nigeria but I was told the process of getting into nursing here, so during my assessment, I assessed as a Residential care officer. I searched for schools to do the certification 3 in individual support as that will help me get a job easily. I got a school and with 489 visa I was told I dont have to pay. So I did it FREE of charge. I started the programme late June and finished early August. It was an 8 weeks programme. Luckily for me, the place I did my placement offered me a job and I was to start the 3rd of Sept.
Towards the ending of August my family visited to activate their own visas as we had till 26th Sept. They left for Nigeria on 30th Sept. Hubby had somethings to tidy up before moving finally. Also before they left, we bought a small car that I call "Lambo grin" $1950. An old toyota Camry 2003/2004 grin. My shifts were all afternoons so I will be finishing 11pm and catching buses that late won't be funny.
At my place of work, I was offered 67hrs per fortnight and by Oct i picked some extra hours and made it 74hrs per fortnight because one of my visa conditions said 35 hours/w. By January 2019, I got a second job since my family wasn't here and I wasn't schooling so I had a lot of time at my disposal. By Feb 2019 i contacted AHPRA(Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) for assessment and by June they gave me a referral letter for a bridging programme and the search for school began. At this time, most schools weren't offering admission as they weren't sure if they will continue the program because there were some changes in AHPRA and the introduction of OBA (Outcome based Assessment). The search for school continued.
By June 2019 I left my 1st job because I got a better offer (still kept the one I got in January)
By October 2019, my family moved finally and I had to get another accommodation and we pay 305/w.
I contacted all the schools offering bridging program and luckily in December of 2019 I received an offer from one of the Unis here in Adelaide. The fee was $19800 and it was to be paid at once and not by installment. Well I've been working wink so that wasn't much of a problem. And by Feb 2020, we had our orientation(its a 6 months program) As for the kids they were enrolled in a catholic school for the 2020 session and both of them cost about $6k for a year but we had a negotiation and it was subsidized so I pay $165/fortnight and that's just about $4k.
By May 18th 2020, I've fulfilled the visa condition of living in SA for 2years and working full time for a year and on 25th May 2020 we lodged application for our PR. And to the glory of God, we received our GRANT FOR PR on 24/06/2020.YES you read that right, exactly one month after applying.
First week of June we completed the classroom work and exam was on 26/06/2020. Placement has been scheduled to commence by 20/7/20 and finish by 13/08/2020.
While on Visa 489, I had a private health insurance with HCF called oversea cover and I paid $50/month. As my family arrived, I included them and we pay $208/month.
For shopping, i can't really give a breakdown of the weekly spending because we still have food stuffs from Nigeria and I do bulk buying of fruits and veggies from a local market that opens only on sundays. We shop from Aldi when there's need and with $150 my cart is usually full.
The past 2 years has been quite interesting and I can boldly say WE DONT REGRET MOVING.
Thanks for your time and I'm happy to answer your questions. Cheers cheesy

Hi Bellacious,
Your story is truly inspiring, congratulations. I also have a degree in nursing, can I apply for the visa 491 visa as a residential care officer with one year work experience? If I can how do I go about the assessment?
Thank you!
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by AustinT575: 3:11pm On Jul 30
Hello guys pls which medical tests are needed in order to fly to Australia from Nigeria
Which kind of test will they do and does tests results determine approval?
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Skyrocket1: 3:19am On Jul 31
AustinT575:
Hello guys pls which medical tests are needed in order to fly to Australia from Nigeria
Which kind of test will they do and does tests results determine approval?

If you are coming on a PR visa, you would do the following test;

Medical Examination (501) which includes Urine test, eye check test, general body check, high blood pressure check, and heart rate check

Chest X-Ray (502)

HIV Blood Test (707)

But if you are just coming on a temporal Visa, you will not be required to do an HIV Blood test unless you are going to study a medical related course.

And yes the outcome of your result can affect your visa outcome if you fail the test, most especially the HIV blood test.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by AustinT575: 11:45am On Jul 31
Skyrocket1:


If you are coming on a PR visa, you would do the following test;

Medical Examination (501) which includes Urine test, eye check test, general body check, high blood pressure check, and heart rate check

Chest X-Ray (502)

HIV Blood Test (707)

But if you are just coming on a temporal Visa, you will not be required to do an HIV Blood test unless you are going to study a medical related course.

And yes the outcome of your result can affect your visa outcome if you fail the test, most especially the HIV blood test.


No Hepatitis test?
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Skyrocket1: 1:48pm On Jul 31
AustinT575:


No Hepatitis test?

It's up to the department to decide whether that will be included on your test list, but its mostly you will be required to get tested on it because you are applying from overseas.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Deprofessional(m): 9:21am On Aug 02
Skyrocket1:


If you are coming on a PR visa, you would do the following test;

Medical Examination (501) which includes Urine test, eye check test, general body check, high blood pressure check, and heart rate check

Chest X-Ray (502)

HIV Blood Test (707)

But if you are just coming on a temporal Visa, you will not be required to do an HIV Blood test unless you are going to study a medical related course.

And yes the outcome of your result can affect your visa outcome if you fail the test, most especially the HIV blood test.


Can HBP test failure affect ones visa outcome?
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Skyrocket1: 10:08am On Aug 02
Deprofessional:


Can HBP test failure affect ones visa outcome?

Am not sure of that.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by ProfAmaben: 11:03am On Aug 02
Bellacious:

The past 2 years has been quite interesting and I can boldly say WE DONT REGRET MOVING.
Thanks for your time and I'm happy to answer your questions. Cheers cheesy

Hello, thanks for your input, however, I have 5 burning questions for you, kindly answer to douse my ignorance.

How is the job market in Australia for Frontend software engineers or Website Developers?
What type of Visa should one apply for without a job sponsorship from Australia?
How much does one need in their account to move to Australia as a skilled migrant without a job in Australia i.e. Bloc account, asset declaration etc.?
What is the total cost and duration of this process?
What would be the cost of moving with my wife who just graduated as a Nurse (Bs.N, RN) and our 3yr son?
Lastly, what is the wage for say menial jobs if I don't get the desired job in my field of proficiency.


I would really appreciate your input and those of our kind hearted Aussie-Nigerians. Thanks.

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Deprofessional(m): 4:00pm On Aug 02
@ Belong and skyrocke1, please I need your comments on this.

My wife has a provisional admission in one of the schools in Aussie. We have #10m in our savings account and one of her friends is willing to part sponsor her and the person in question has #10m in TB and about #4m in her current account.

She is willing to show evident of willingness to part sponsor her via a sworn affidavit.

My wife will apply for visa covering herself and our 2 children aged 9 and 6. But she will be going alone to test the waters.

The plan is that in 6 to 12 months time, when she must have stabilized, I will apply for my own visa and join her with the children.

Now my question:
a) will the proof of fund by her part sponsor supported by affidavit be acceptable?

b) will I be given visa after 6 to 12 months? One reason for not including myself in the visa is lack of funds.

c) by the way, her school is in Perth. Originally she was granted admission in UTAS. But we heard there are no jobs in Tasmania, thus, necessitating our application for admission in Perth. Are there jobs in Perth?

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