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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by happy4lucy: 12:51am On May 24, 2018
Please how do you make this claim and also how to register for concession card. Thanks







[quote author=tyosho post=61275202]
Centerlink link claims,we were paid family tax benefit part A and B,family rebate and child care assistance.This all sumed up to $621 forthnightly for the first 4months,it came down to 550 and then now sits at $89 fortnightly.It reduces with every income increase.
Childcare rates was $113 for two kids initially (5days a week) and now is $370 a week.

We also got a concession card which has now been cancelled since we both have jobs.With the concession card,we paid discounted electricity and waterbills,half price for transportation,free ambulance cover,susbsizied fees if we had done any studies at the time and my first kid who is in kinder got 15hours free of daycare weekly .

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by tyosho: 1:59pm On May 24, 2018
Do you have any kids?

If yes,you need to complete your Centre link details first and foremost.You have to ensure that his Nigerian immunization records have been updated to acceptable Oz standards before any payments can given( any bulk billing dr/hospital can help with that).

You don’t need to apply for a concession card.If your income is below a certain threshold,you will be sent the card.

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by happy4lucy: 12:30am On May 25, 2018
Ok. Thanks...

Will like to get in touch with you Tyosho.

tyosho:
Do you have any kids?

If yes,you need to complete your Centre link details first and foremost.You have to ensure that his Nigerian immunization records have been updated to acceptable Oz standards before any payments can given( any bulk billing dr/hospital can help with that).

You don’t need to apply for a concession card.If your income is below a certain threshold,you will be sent the card.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by happy4lucy: 12:36am On May 25, 2018
But now am earning Nothing? Why I asked is I want to go to sydney by bus, when I try to book a bus they asked for concession card... them I saw where you can apply for it through centerlink app...

tyosho:
Do you have any kids?

If yes,you need to complete your Centre link details first and foremost.You have to ensure that his Nigerian immunization records have been updated to acceptable Oz standards before any payments can given( any bulk billing dr/hospital can help with that).

You don’t need to apply for a concession card.If your income is below a certain threshold,you will be sent the card.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by winnex007(m): 12:20pm On May 26, 2018
My people, mbok what's it like to work in a poultry farm in Australia.

I have an opportunity for a 1year work visa.
Want to know b4 concluding.

Thanks
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by nogara: 2:22pm On May 26, 2018
Kindly confirm the visa on VEVO. But then, Australia stopped stickers a long time ago I wonder why you've got a sticker on your passport. Nevertheless, confirm the authenticity on VEVO. My one cent.
Kuffour1267:
Good Evening Nairaland,

There is an agent who did work permit visa for my friend to travel to Australia directly attached to a company in Australia. The class visa is 459. The agent also said the company will come at the airport to pick them up on there arrival day and also provide accommodation for them when they get there. Please how is that possible? Because to me i don't think this is real deal? Find the attached of the visa below.

Thanks

Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by queengift(f): 9:21pm On May 26, 2018
please any medical personnel that had migrated should please share experience, is difficult to migrate without their practice license
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by FBS: 10:51pm On May 26, 2018
Kuffour1267:
Good Evening Nairaland,

There is an agent who did work permit visa for my friend to travel to Australia directly attached to a company in Australia. The class visa is 459. The agent also said the company will come at the airport to pick them up on there arrival day and also provide accommodation for them when they get there. Please how is that possible? Because to me i don't think this is real deal? Find the attached of the visa below.

Thanks

They still do stamps? Check the visa details on VEVO.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by nuelnuel: 2:26pm On May 27, 2018
For those that recently moved to Australia, please what's your experience of traveling with palm oil. Do customs officers still confisticate palm oil at MMA.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by olumuyiwaoke(f): 10:26am On May 28, 2018
are you a Doc? PLAB is easier..
queengift:
please any medical personnel that had migrated should please share experience, is difficult to migrate without their practice license
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by queengift(f): 8:16pm On May 28, 2018
[quote author=olumuyiwaoke post=67951076]are you a Doc? PLAB is easier
am an Optometrist, just love Australia
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by tyosho: 10:56pm On May 28, 2018
Just to draw attention to a matter that seems to be happening more of late.
3 different people have reached out personally to me saying travel agents are helping them get temporary “work visas” so they can live and work in Australia.
It’s turned out that what they have paid those agents for are actually 600 tourist visas.The least I have heard is 1.1m!!!!!
Why an agent would take advantage of someone to the point of charging over 1m for a visa that costs just $165 is bewildering.Someone was even charged 1.5m!!!
Haba this is wickedness.On top of that you give them the false hope of coming to work in Australia on that same visa.

People should stop allowing themselves to be scammed this way.I totally understand the desperation to leave Nigeria but don’t come here in a shaky circumstance that would make you even worse than you were in Naija.

Life here without a legitimate visa is unbearable.

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by rudyislife: 11:12pm On May 28, 2018
Good day ppl,please how is the work opportunity for chemical Engineer in Australia ?
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by tyosho: 12:38am On May 29, 2018
rudyislife:
Good day ppl,please how is the work opportunity for chemical Engineer in Australia ?

There are jobs.When do you arrive?
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by happy4lucy: 6:11am On May 29, 2018
@tyosho

I have tried r we reaching out to you via email, I don't what is wrong that I feel you don't want to communicate with me even giving you my number to call me because I don't have your. We just landed last week and am just confused. I just want to enquire about things here since you know most of things I don't know. I feel sad about things but I just want to let you know.

Thanks.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by bellong: 6:23am On May 29, 2018
happy4lucy:
@tyosho

I have tried r we reaching out to you via email, I don't what is wrong that I feel you don't want to communicate with me even giving you my number to call me because I don't have your. We just landed last week and am just confused. I just want to enquire about things here since you know most of things I don't know. I feel sad about things but I just want to let you know.

Thanks.

This is selfish you know.

Why not be patient and wait till she replied you. Do you know if she was dealing with something or at work that she could not reply you.

However, whatever information you need is at your fingertips. A simple Google search will solve some of your questions.

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by happy4lucy: 7:25am On May 29, 2018
I don't mean to be rude but before you use a word on someone please do check the meaning again. Do you know what it mean for someone to be selfish. Let me assume that it was a slip of hand.

So laying my concern and how I feel is now being selfish?

I contacted her while I was in Nigeria, she replied with Hi. I got her email address and sent her my concerns which she never replied back until when I contacted her again now in Australia she still said hi and I sent my concerns to her as someone that knows better and she didn't reply and you call it am selfish....

So I don't have right to express myself again Mr bellong... ?



bellong:


This is selfish you know.

Why not be patient and wait till she replied you. Do you know if she was dealing with something or at work that she could not reply you.

However, whatever information you need is at your fingertips. A simple Google search will solve some of your questions.

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Bamz(m): 7:47am On May 29, 2018
Priceless25:


It's where I'm heading to, with same visa subclass (489).

Hi there,

How's the progress with your application?

The NT site is just so difficult to navigate. I can't even find the eligibility requirements for the different visa subclasses.

Hello jelmusboy,

Do you have an idea of the required POF that NT requires? and prevailing points for someone to receive ITA (for 489)?

I understand that 190 is for those with relatives in the region.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by bligs: 1:10pm On May 29, 2018
happy4lucy:

Madam you are just passing through a phase which most have passed through and they came out strong kindly be calm besides you have scale through the most difficult stage by coming here, all the infos you need to get it right are online a little google search will help you out. Go to any centrelink near you, tell them you are a new immigrant and they will tell you exactly what to do, go to any public transport station tell them you need a concession card, they will ask for your status and see if you are eligible for one. Move around, find a religious gathering, mix and ask questions, make use of the internet and with time you will be good to go.

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by fobak203(m): 2:26pm On May 29, 2018
I am on a student visa and should be touching down on June 1st. Please I have 2 luggages. I am heading Marshfield, NSW 2122. Which is the cheapest transportation to take, the cab company? And howuch do they charge, this is to enable me get the required cash in ABJ before leaving. Or More generally, How much should I be looking to hold that would be sufficient.

Secondly, does anyone know if Turkish airline provides Accomodation for long lay-offs (17hrs). Biko anza me, or else make I get good massage for AbJ to await the long chair at Instabul. Urgent response required
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Nobody: 3:25pm On May 29, 2018
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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Nobody: 4:15pm On May 29, 2018
Congratulations Jaybwoi
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by BoystoMen: 4:30pm On May 29, 2018
Hello
Please i need you to help me with answers
I dont really know if u stand a chance for PR
I have 14yrs work experience in IT
I have an MSC in information technology management and an MBA
I will be 40years by next month
Anyone with information and suggestion should help me
jaybwoi:
Hi fam..So, I finally got my grant today..Here's my timeline..

Occupation Assessed: Medical Laboratory Technician
EOI Points: 70 (Inclusive of the state sponsorship points)
IELTS (Academic): May 30, 2015 L7.5 W6.5 S8.0 R7.0
1st PTE: November 25, 2016 L87 R72 S61 W90
2nd PTE: December 9, 2016 L90 R76 S67 W89
1st NT Application Submitted: December 27, 2016
1st NT application Rejection: May 8, 2017
2nd NT Application Submitted: July 31, 2017
NT Nomination: September 27, 2017
NT Nomination Acceptance: October 22, 2017
DIBP ITA: October 23, 2017
UK PCC: October 9, 2017
Nigeria PCC: November 2, 2017
Medicals: November 3, 2017
VISA Application: November 22, 2017
1st CO contact: January 31, 2018
2nd CO contact: April 18, 2018
GRANT: May 29, 2018
IED: October 9, 2018
CO Team: Adelaide

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path..

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by BoystoMen: 7:19pm On May 29, 2018
quote author=kamotisha post=61295939]
They just did. It's roughly 1.6M. 2 adults, 2 children and 1 infant. We plenty for our yard grin
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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Solitin40: 7:48pm On May 29, 2018
fobak203:
I am on a student visa and should be touching down on June 1st. Please I have 2 luggages. I am heading Marshfield, NSW 2122. Which is the cheapest transportation to take, the cab company? And howuch do they charge, this is to enable me get the required cash in ABJ before leaving. Or More generally, How much should I be looking to hold that would be sufficient.

Secondly, does anyone know if Turkish airline provides Accomodation for long lay-offs (17hrs). Biko anza me, or else make I get good massage for AbJ to await the long chair at Instabul. Urgent response required
Call Turkish to ask them for hotel bookings because of your long stop over I know of SAA that you have to book a week before flight date

If you have enough money go with shuttle service from the airport to your destination but if you want to save cost just use the train from the airport to the nearest train station to your destination and you use uber to get to your final destination At the airport ask questions from staffs on how to get opal card and load it do not be shy just ask questions and make sure you have A$ with you

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by happy4lucy: 7:51pm On May 29, 2018
Thank you dear.

bligs:

Madam you are just passing through a phase which most have passed through and they came out strong kindly be calm besides you have scale through the most difficult stage by coming here, all the infos you need to get it right are online a little google search will help you out. Go to any centrelink near you, tell them you are a new immigrant and they will tell you exactly what to do, go to any public transport station tell them you need a concession card, they will ask for your status and see if you are eligible for one. Move around, find a religious gathering, mix and ask questions, make use of the internet and with time you will be good to go.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by adeomoade: 9:07pm On May 29, 2018
Details on what you can enjoy in Istanbul during your long layover are explained here

https://www.turkishairlines.com/en-us/flights/fly-different/touristanbul/

fobak203:
I am on a student visa and should be touching down on June 1st. Please I have 2 luggages. I am heading Marshfield, NSW 2122. Which is the cheapest transportation to take, the cab company? And howuch do they charge, this is to enable me get the required cash in ABJ before leaving. Or More generally, How much should I be looking to hold that would be sufficient.

Secondly, does anyone know if Turkish airline provides Accomodation for long lay-offs (17hrs). Biko anza me, or else make I get good massage for AbJ to await the long chair at Instabul. Urgent response required
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Nobody: 9:53pm On May 29, 2018
BoystoMen:
Hello
Please i need you to help me with answers
I dont really know if u stand a chance for PR
I have 14yrs work experience in IT
I have an MSC in information technology management and an MBA
I will be 40years by next month
Anyone with information and suggestion should help me

Age-15pts
Experience-15pts
Degree- 15pts
English-20

Total- 65pts
190-70pts
489-75pts

You have a very good shot.

Refer to this https://www.nairaland.com/3053069/general-guide-australian-permanent-resident

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by rudyislife: 5:01am On May 30, 2018
tyosho:


There are jobs.When do you arrive?
can I PM you
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by debsty(m): 5:37am On May 30, 2018
[quote author=happy4lucy post=67976161]@tyosho

@ happy4lucy, like someone has mentioned, you are just passing through a phase all new immigrants pass through. Just be calm about things, everything will start falling in place. To be honest, even if you have been in Oz for a while , there are still some challenges you will face that takes up your whole time. Sometimes responding to emails would just be the least of your worries.

That being said , could you let us know one by one the challenges you are facing , guys have been very very helpful on this forum. I would try to help you address each of them. I have a few people in Canberra who I can chat with to get you answers if need be. Also others here can also contribute to those answers as things get along.

Don't worry too much , things would take shape very soon. Cheers.

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by tyosho: 5:43am On May 30, 2018
happy4lucy:
@tyosho

I have tried r we reaching out to you via email, I don't what is wrong that I feel you don't want to communicate with me even giving you my number to call me because I don't have your. We just landed last week and am just confused. I just want to enquire about things here since you know most of things I don't know. I feel sad about things but I just want to let you know.

Thanks.

Madam Lucy.Welcome to OZ.First of all,you definitely need to learn patience in this town okay.

We all have very busy lives here(which you will too soon by the way) so if anybody makes out time to come back to nairaland to respond to questions or even respond to mail from strangers,that is an effort in itself.Check out how many people were active on nairaland before getting visas and then quietly ease out once they are here and settled.
There is no entitlement mentality here,people share if they want to.If they do not,abeg do a quick google check.There is nothing you really need you will not make out time for.

I respond to mails when i can make out time because i am busy.

I assumed you have kids so i asked if you had their updated immunization records because that is where you need to start from but you did not respond to that.

Also,i believe its better to share here on this platform than private mails so more people can be informed.

Update his immunization records at a bulk billing clinic first and ensure his medicare details are updated in medicare by the clinic(this takes days and even weeks sometimes).
create a my gov acct
Update his records and this information on centrelink.

then you can apply for family benefits/allowance.the allowances you might be entitled to because you have a kid is
family tax benefit (part a and b)
family tax rebate
rent allowance

it been a while and this much i can remember.There might be changes to part of the process from July 2018 as well.


Even better is if you go to centrelink personally or call their familes line for more clarity.

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by BoystoMen: 10:21am On May 30, 2018
Good day
Thanks soo much
Can i have your whatapp number
Just to ask one or two questions
This my email
Judeo552000@yahoo.com
wapu:


Age-15pts
Experience-15pts
Degree- 15pts
English-20

Total- 65pts
190-70pts
489-75pts

You have a very good shot.

Refer to this https://www.nairaland.com/3053069/general-guide-australian-permanent-resident

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