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|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Mefia91: 3:41pm On Nov 11, 2018|
extraterestrial:Cars are not necessary in Sydney if you enjoy public transport. They have train station in all suburbs and its usually within walking distance of wherever you live.
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Solitin40: 1:57am On Nov 12, 2018|
Jessbee:Rebtel A$ 5 for 51mins
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by teewhysafe(f): 5:08am On Nov 12, 2018|
Mikey:Interesting. Please I will like to know how many months/year was approved for the tourist visa.
I have submitted an application for my mom for close to 3 weeks now. Biometrics have been done and I was thinking she will be contacted for medicals too... Still waiting for any info
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by debsty(m): 11:48am On Nov 12, 2018|
I think I can help with your questions a bit. Your office located at Barangaroo sounds to be like you would be working for a Big 4. As regards your budget, that amount per week is fine but it depends on the kind of place you want. That amount would get you a 1 bedroom apartment in a place like Dulwich Hill/Hurlstone Park(Check www.realestate.com.au) which is about 25 mins train to the city, but with the competition for apartments in these areas, it might be difficult to convince a real estate agent to give you that place considering the fact that you don't have any rental history in Australia.
The situation relaxes a bit if you are willing to move further away from the city , possibly about 45-55 mins on the train to the city, to a place like Ingleburn, Macquarie fields, Glenfield, Liverpool and if you can go a bit further , to Campbelltown. These areas are in South western Sydney, In north western Sydney, you have Blacktown, Mount druitt, Saint Marys etc. Agents are more willing to give apartments here. and you can get 2-3 bedroom apartments for that amount.
I need to sound a note of warning though, it is almost impossible to get a permanent apartment in one week, virtually impossible. So you can look more towards getting a temporary place while you search for the permanent one. It helps a lot if you have someone that can pitch you to real estate agents , they kinda extend that person's goodwill to you. So take a look at Airbnb and flatmates for temporary apartments while you search.
To be honest, I usually suggest to anyone coming with family that if you don't have a family that can take you in for a few weeks, just come alone first well in advance, do the running around first and let your family join you at the set date. That removes a lot of worry from your head.
Anyways , you can ask me any specific questions.
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by DoDirtsLikeWorm(m): 6:53pm On Nov 12, 2018|
Which site did you use to secure a job offshore?
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|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Mikey(m): 12:51am On Nov 13, 2018|
They were granted single entry for a 3 months period, she won’t need medicals and I’m sure her grant is just around the corner.
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by teewhysafe(f): 4:46am On Nov 13, 2018|
Mikey:Okay. Thanks for the response.
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by extraterestrial: 6:28am On Nov 13, 2018|
Thank you so much. I had Liverpool in mind after doing a search but I will check out other areas. You sound like you are currently in Sydney. Is it okay if I pm you. Ok like to ask other personal questions. Thanks again
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by extraterestrial: 6:30am On Nov 13, 2018|
Check websites of the company you intend to work with for job openings. That is what I did
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by debsty(m): 9:27am On Nov 13, 2018|
Yes, you can PM if personal, however , for other general questions, you can post on the forum so many other people can learn from it. Cheers!
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by matuskyoo7(m): 10:23am On Nov 13, 2018|
Is it advisable to come into Australia with tourist visa for the purpose of changing your visa statues to either work visa or PR or even study and work,
(2) are there agency like private firm that help with changing of visa statues in Australia
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Law9(m): 9:25pm On Nov 13, 2018|
Good thread to be.
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by davodyguy: 9:41pm On Nov 13, 2018|
Mefia91:Honestly, that's a very well planned state NSW. Not even Canberra the capital or Perth can boast of such efficient transportation system that covers almost every part. Moving from Kent to Wentworthville was one of my greatest memories last year.
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by kylexy61(m): 2:30am On Nov 14, 2018|
Nope. Not advisable. It's highly unlikely you'll be able to convert a tourist visa to work or PR visa.
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Rach90: 12:54pm On Nov 14, 2018|
Hello everyone. Please i need to appeal with vetassess over the negative outcome I got. I need help from anyone that has gone through the appeal process. Please it's urgent as I'm running out of time already. Thank you
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by tomimy1: 1:37pm On Nov 14, 2018|
Please, what is child care cost like in Australia generally for a 3 months to 6 months old? Also, does employers grant maternity leave if you've only spent 1 year with them before giving birth? Just curious if i should have my baby here in naija or hold on till i get there.
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Mefia91: 3:53pm On Nov 14, 2018|
tomimy1:3 to 6 months old? You should stay home and nurse the baby. Yes you are entitled to Maternity leave or parental leave from the government if you have worked for 8 months.
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by iceberg54: 11:42pm On Nov 14, 2018|
Generally between 90-120 AUD per day depending on centre (in Sydney). However you get subsidy from government based on your family income so you might not pay more than 30-40 AUD at the end of the day.
It's the same cost per child irrespective of age and you can keep your child there from 6weeks old (some centres accept older babies)
You will be eligible for Parental leave pay from Centrelink for up to 18 weeks if you have worked for 10 of the 13 months before the birth of your child. Some companies grant paid leave as well and you can take unpaid leave if you need more time off.
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Nobody: 12:48am On Nov 15, 2018|
VETASSES sha! So sorry about the negative outcome. Why don't you try AITSL? If I were you, that's what I'll do. But you're not me.
For the appeal, you need to repackage your application. All the things you've submitted previously can't be removed. You're given the opportunity to add new documents with new information to help the assessment process.
Read the outcome letter, why did you get a negative outcome? Is it for education or for employment? This will guide you to appeal.
I wish you luck in your appeal
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by tomimy1: 11:24am On Nov 15, 2018|
Thanks for your resonse. i appreciate
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Ernest31(m): 7:35am On Nov 16, 2018|
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Ernest31(m): 7:36am On Nov 16, 2018|
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by suigeneris2(f): 1:33pm On Nov 17, 2018|
Good afternoon great minds. Are there nurses in the house who has gone through this PR route. Or does anyone here knows how a nurse can boycott registration as a nurse before applying for PR. Read registration is in millions. Pls someone respond... thank you all
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by bellong: 1:58pm On Nov 17, 2018|
You have to be registered with ANMAC before you can get positive assessment for PR application.
There are two ways people go about it;
1. Follow through the registration process from Nigeria. This is a very long process.
2. Go on student visa by applying for the graduate entry nursing. It is about 18 months program. after the program, you can be registered with ANMAC and then PR.
Irrespective of the pathway you follow, having at least 7 in each band for IELTS is a must.
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Alphadoor: 5:18am On Nov 18, 2018|
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Mailthaddeus(m): 7:35am On Nov 18, 2018|
Can't wait to be in Aussie. This is a dream I have been pursuing in the last 3yrs. Baba God, see ur boy through.
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by zanyzara: 8:38am On Nov 18, 2018|
Alphadoor:And we so love epistles and pictures
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Phlunter01: 11:49am On Nov 19, 2018|
Rach90:Awwwh. I am just seeing this, do you still need help? If yes please send me a pm
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Alphadoor: 12:53am On Nov 20, 2018|
Nov 7th, Immigration was a breeze, they only asked for yellow card,Passport and grant letter. the only food item seized was my sweet fried snail .
below is the list of my permitted foodstuff and everything was packed in transparent zip lock bags with labels on it
Pepper soup spice
Coconut oil (frozen)
Smoked shawa/agbodo/bonga fish ( peeled, no head)
Chilli pepper (ata gigun)
Cassava flour (Amala white)
Yam flour (Amala black)
Water leave (sun dried)
seeds are not allowed
Ugwu Leaves aka pumpkin ( diced and sun dried)
Pap (compressed to dry)
Herbs ( powdered and sun dried the fresh ones)
Drugs ( over the counter ones.. paracetamol, cough syrup (no codeine), Robb, non prescription pain killers, drugs for kids if you have one, no malaria or typhoid drugs (treat before you move)
Emirates had delayed my baby car seat luggage, my pickup car could not carry my baby, had to breeze down to a store and fork out AUD200 for a new one. the other option is to call the cab company to send a cab with baby seats (this is something I discovered much later).
I had booked an Airbnb with high proximity to the CBD for two weeks before arrival, this made it easy for me to get around and hit the ground running.
I reached out to everyone I know in Australia and the support was and is still quite overwhelming,
via phone: bellong, vinsmuft,misoke,yeeshas,tosin, mctowel,olalekankd
In person: zoew, doyen06, bnimz, jamson, iceberg54.
I don't want to bore you with all the details of meet but it was awesome from ice cold coffee to pure blondes and burgers .......hahahahahaa
GETTING A JOB
On the 9th, I attended my 1st face to face interview which was I was lucky to lockdown b4 arrival, because I had starting pushing my CV in Nigeria about 2 weeks to arrival.once I updated my CV with Australian number on arrival, I had more calls from recruiters Friday for potential opportunities.
(Just to say it lightly, I owe much thanks to doyen06 for the excellent tips and strategies that led up to this)
By Monday 12th, I was invited for a follow up interview on Tuesday morning, and b4 end of day, I got an offer letter for the position. Oluwa lose oooo.. It was a Full time and permanent role with nice perks.
The week was pretty much overwhelming with calls and I got other casual/ temporary offers too but I decided to stick with the Permanent role.
getting a house here is like telemarketing, no be beans but its fun and interesting.
Most inspections happen on weekends and so many apartments of interest usually have clashing inspection times and each open house usually lasts for 15 mins and you better not miss it (no African time here ooo). I checked houses in Liverpool, Strathfield, lindfied but decided to settle for a two West Ryde due to proximity to work.
Thanks to Bnimz for the lovely tour of Liverpool, I love the communal feel the suburb has to offer and everything you need is just a walk away.
There are various mobile apps to help with rentals and inspection booking. Most common : tenantapp, 2book. com. au and domain. com .au mobile apps to schedule inspection.
It may save you some energy to fill your rental profile from offshore with 1form and t-app for submission of rental application . ( the form long pass river Niger)
It's very easy to get around easy with the trains and buses but it makes the journey longer due to many stops. Google maps, Opal mobile app, Tripview Lite, caters for the all the information required on the routes, buses, trains,ferry and brooms. I have survived so far without a car but it sure makes journey easier and shorter. Funny thing here is that most office in the sydney CBD no get car park, so no point bringing car to work except you have the about 40 dollar a day to fork out.
I must say the transport system in Sydney needs some improvement as seen in singapore,Uk, tokyo and japan.
I heard Melbourne has the best in Australia, very connected and faster commute time.
Everything here is on the clock. Calendar and Alarm na your friend
Biggest culture shock for me is the high level of politeness from everyone I have met so far.
Pls ignore the typos and grammatical errors,
To be continued....................................
Since nairaland wont allow me upload so many pictures, so here is an online gallery link for you to feed ya eyes.....
or just search for alphadoor on [url]flickr.com[/url]
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|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by DoDirtsLikeWorm(m): 8:44am On Nov 20, 2018|
Indeed, it has Teyed
|Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Phlunter01: 10:03am On Nov 20, 2018|
Indeed, when God comes later than expected, he comes BIG!!! This landing gist has lifted my spirit so high.
I love the smooth sail. God will continue to favour you in the land. Please keep the gist coming.
You forgot to tell us which airline, the booking costs, the flight story etc
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