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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by kaffy4tope(m): 3:19am On Dec 19, 2018
Good morning house. Is it true that Aussie visa is not processed in Nigeria that they only have places for biometrics?

Secondly, is it possible to come there as a visitor, get married and have a PR without coming to Nigeria?

Lastly is it through that their visa is cable like that of Dubai??

Thanks fam
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by trastar(f): 7:40am On Dec 19, 2018
Finally graduated from the DIY thread to the Living in Aussie thread.
We thank the lord.

Moved to Aussie with my husband on the 11th of December (8 days ago).
First few days was spent sleeping and readjusting to Aussie time.
Flight was booked through IOM aussie so we came in through Dubai. That 13 hours from Dubai ti Sydney na die!
Unlike a lot of people, we didn’t bother to carry any Naija food except suya spice because “e go finish at some point” and we honestly don’t eat lots of local meals even in Nigeria at home. So there’s not so much we’d miss anyways. We arrived at about 11:pm. All they did at customs was scan passport.
They didn’t even check the boxes. We were just asked if we brought any food item and we stated “blended pepper and spices “. He just stamped the yellow card given on the plane and that was it.

We have sorted Medicare and opened bank accounts. Got opal cards for moving around in trains and Buses. Pretty easy to get used to.
We are currently staying with a friend at Riverwood but will be moving by weekend to Hillsdale. It’s a shared apartment and 290 per week. This comes with all bills and there’s also furniture available so we thought it’s a good idea for temporary stay since we don’t have jobs yet and don’t know where we’d be working in Sydney yet.

Job search has been really interesting. Actively started applying two days ago and I’ve gotten three phone calls so far and an interview that was eventually canceled cos the client of the recruitment agency changed their minds on requirements and insisted on having just citizens.
I am open to anything in Customer service and office administration Incase anyone knows or has any info.
My husband is an IT network engineer but open to entry level positions in IT.

I’m still in shock at how far behind we are in Nigeria. Everything works!
Chai!
Available for any holiday outing as it looks like most companies are closing for the year on Friday.
One can easily get bored here tho. Especially if you are used to the Lagos fast paced lifestyle.

That’s all for now.

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by kaffy4tope(m): 11:20am On Dec 19, 2018
kaffy4tope:
Good morning house. Is it true that Aussie visa is not processed in Nigeria that they only have places for biometrics?

Secondly, is it possible to come there as a visitor, get married and have a PR without coming to Nigeria?

Lastly is it through that their visa is cable like that of Dubai??

Thanks fam
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Solitin40: 11:27am On Dec 20, 2018
kaffy4tope:
Good morning house. Is it true that Aussie visa is not processed in Nigeria that they only have places for biometrics?

Secondly, is it possible to come there as a visitor, get married and have a PR without coming to Nigeria?

Lastly is it through that their visa is cable like that of Dubai??

Thanks fam
1. Yes not processed in Nigeria

2. Not possible at all to get visit visa is difficult and long not to talk of the short period to get married this is not USA

3.What do you mean by cable anyway you don’t get a stamp on your passport like some questions it’s electronic here
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by jukeblam(m): 11:42am On Dec 20, 2018
Tesla Charging Station seen in Eaton, WA- which by the way, is classed as a regional area in Western Australia.

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by jukeblam(m): 11:48am On Dec 20, 2018
Albany, WA. Small town with roughly 35,000 people only cheesy. Space just dey everywhere.

Boats for whale watching tours are there too, and not to expensive- per Australian costs, lol. Don't convert to naira.

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by suzzyallen: 2:04pm On Dec 20, 2018
Evening y'all. Pls can anyone suggest the fastest courier service to send a document to Nigeria. I need to send an urgent document from Sydney to Nigeria. Thank you.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by u3fine(m): 4:26pm On Dec 20, 2018
Good day everyone one. Please what is the cost of getting Police Clearance Certificate here in Nigeria and can I go to my state Police Headquarters? I'm based in Port Harcourt
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by DoDirtsLikeWorm(m): 8:22pm On Dec 20, 2018
jukeblam:
Albany, WA. Small town with roughly 35,000 people only cheesy. Space just dey everywhere.

Boats for whale watching tours are there too, and not to expensive- per Australian costs, lol. Don't convert to naira.

Beauty lies in Space.
That is one thing Africans-Nigerians cannever comprehend.

For Europeans: after the space, they'd spend money again to beautify the space also. (Nigerian mentality; who wan waste money for that place?)

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Homguy(m): 9:07pm On Dec 20, 2018
jimikata:
Good day everyone,
please shed more light on Australia sub class 186 visa.
An agent want to process this class of visa for me on a sponsorship deal.
I fear agents. Be very very careful. There are hardly anything that you can't do yourself
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by matuskyoo7(m): 10:21am On Dec 21, 2018
jimikata:
Good day everyone,
please shed more light on Australia sub class 186 visa.
An agent want to process this class of visa for me on a sponsorship deal.
can I contact you ?
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by jimikata(m): 11:06am On Dec 21, 2018
matuskyoo7:
can I contact you ?
If you so wish.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by yese001: 2:31pm On Dec 22, 2018
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trastar:
Finally graduated from the DIY thread to the Living in Aussie thread.
We thank the lord.

Moved to Aussie with my husband on the 11th of December (8 days ago).
First few days was spent sleeping and readjusting to Aussie time.
Flight was booked through IOM aussie so we came in through Dubai. That 13 hours from Dubai ti Sydney na die!
Unlike a lot of people, we didn’t bother to carry any Naija food except suya spice because “e go finish at some point” and we honestly don’t eat lots of local meals even in Nigeria at home. So there’s not so much we’d miss anyways. We arrived at about 11:pm. All they did at customs was scan passport.
They didn’t even check the boxes. We were just asked if we brought any food item and we stated “blended pepper and spices “. He just stamped the yellow card given on the plane and that was it.

We have sorted Medicare and opened bank accounts. Got opal cards for moving around in trains and Buses. Pretty easy to get used to.
We are currently staying with a friend at Riverwood but will be moving by weekend to Hillsdale. It’s a shared apartment and 290 per week. This comes with all bills and there’s also furniture available so we thought it’s a good idea for temporary stay since we don’t have jobs yet and don’t know where we’d be working in Sydney yet.

Job search has been really interesting. Actively started applying two days ago and I’ve gotten three phone calls so far and an interview that was eventually canceled cos the client of the recruitment agency changed their minds on requirements and insisted on having just citizens.
I am open to anything in Customer service and office administration Incase anyone knows or has any info.
My husband is an IT network engineer but open to entry level positions in IT.

I’m still in shock at how far behind we are in Nigeria. Everything works!
Chai!
Available for any holiday outing as it looks like most companies are closing for the year on Friday.
One can easily get bored here tho. Especially if you are used to the Lagos fast paced lifestyle.

That’s all for now.

Hi Trastar,

Thanks for the detailed experience shared.

Kindly help with response on the below;

Which airline did you fly and also the cost? Also, did IOM include extra charges?

Thanks to respond.

Cheers.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by trastar(f): 2:45am On Dec 23, 2018
yese001:
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Hi Trastar,

Thanks for the detailed experience shared.

Kindly help with response on the below;

Which airline did you fly and also the cost? Also, did IOM include extra charges?

Thanks to respond.

Cheers.

It was emirates. Cost was about 480k+ per person. Iom charges a service fee but that’s what I calculated plus the price of ticket and all that came to about 480k per person.
There’s also extra luggage charge which isn’t included because it depends on u and your luggage .

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Wonders7: 3:03pm On Dec 23, 2018
Hi fams! Nice work here. I've been trying to read through the pages but everyone here seems to be talking in advanced terms.
To be direct, I'm new here and I need guidance please. Thanks in advance.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by DoDirtsLikeWorm(m): 7:00am On Dec 24, 2018
Wonders7:
Hi fams! Nice work here. I've been trying to read through the pages but everyone here seems to be talking in advanced terms.
To be direct, I'm new here and I need guidance please. Thanks in advance.

https://www.nairaland.com/4478747/diy-guide-australian-permanent-resident/1

Seek for its extreme beginning and you will comeback to be an expert in just one week.

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Law9(m): 10:39pm On Dec 25, 2018
HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by profeddor15: 6:29am On Dec 26, 2018
Good morning house,am new on this thread and I have some questions to ask for proper and better understanding.
1: is any band score required if someone want to migrate to Australia?
2: What are the procedure and process of going to Australia?.
3: if someone with family of five want to migrate to Australia, what is the cost effective?.
I will be glad to receive your response and your encouragement. Thanks

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Bnimz(m): 8:57am On Dec 26, 2018
trastar:
It was emirates.
Welcome.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by bellong: 11:24am On Dec 26, 2018
@Profeddor15,

Start reading from the opening page of the thread.

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by safetyman: 5:58am On Dec 27, 2018
Hi Guys!!

I'm a concrete finisher/supervisor. I have 2yrs experience in scaffolding/HSE and currently 3+ in concrete/asphalt. I'm looking for who has contact to a genuine agent who can secure me a "job offer" I don't have having a closed visa (working for stipulated period). I intend leaving with my wife. PM me asap to enable me start early preparation for the New Year. Thank you guys
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Idiebube110: 2:51pm On Dec 27, 2018
Questions 1 and 2 are answered in the link below, plus guides for Q3 too.

https://www.nairaland.com/4478747/diy-guide-australian-permanent-resident/1

For Q3, from my knowledge, you'll need a minimum of N3m exclusive of flight ticket and BTA.

Kindly read the above link, all the info you'll need to get started are right there.


profeddor15:
Good morning house,am new on this thread and I have some questions to ask for proper and better understanding.
1: is any band score required if someone want to migrate to Australia?
2: What are the procedure and process of going to Australia?.
3: if someone with family of five want to migrate to Australia, what is the cost effective?.
I will be glad to receive your response and your encouragement. Thanks
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Aub430: 3:22am On Dec 28, 2018
Please guys quick question, what's the best way to got to Australia with dollars? I have not opened an AU bank account and definitely too late for that.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by bligs: 1:01pm On Dec 28, 2018
Aub430:
Please guys quick question, what's the best way to got to Australia with dollars? I have not opened an AU bank account and definitely too late for that.
Open a domiciliary account in naija or come with your USD, enough currency exchangers on your way at airports, on arrival or any city you are heading to.

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by manga5: 12:04am On Dec 29, 2018
Aub430:
Please guys quick question, what's the best way to got to Australia with dollars? I have not opened an AU bank account and definitely too late for that.
Just come with your USD and change it when you arrive(not at the Airport, you will not get a good deal) to avoid multiple bank charges.

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by ejimjesus: 11:08pm On Dec 29, 2018
Adelaide calls!
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by gcey2k(m): 11:16pm On Dec 29, 2018
u3fine:
Good day everyone one. Please what is the cost of getting Police Clearance Certificate here in Nigeria and can I go to my state Police Headquarters? I'm based in Port Harcourt

I got mine back in 2017 for 10k. I think you can only get it in Lagos or Abuja. I did mine in Lagos but didn't need to travel down from Port Harcourt. You can send your details and Scan your fingerprints and they can Process it for you. But you will need a contact person there. I have one who helped me back then .
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by olaboy001(m): 1:42pm On Dec 30, 2018
How can I live and work in Australia? I have ssce only



4M plus in my azza

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Nobody: 7:19pm On Dec 30, 2018
Hello , I was just granted a subclass 651 visa to Australia. Planning to leave January ending . Any vital information those already resident there will be willing to share
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by sbjosco: 8:19pm On Dec 30, 2018
fhranciz:
Hello , I was just granted a subclass 651 visa to Australia. Planning to leave January ending . Any vital information those already resident there will be willing to share

What passport do you hold? A Nigerian passport?
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by sbjosco: 8:20pm On Dec 30, 2018
fhranciz:
Hello , I was just granted a subclass 651 visa to Australia. Planning to leave January ending . Any vital information those already resident there will be willing to share

What passport do you hold, a Nigerian passport?

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