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Business / Re: “I Discovered Banana Island” Terry Waya Claims by pingu2k5(m): 2:18pm On Sep 16, 2020

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Business / Re: CBN Directs Bdcs Not To Sell FX Above 2% Margin by pingu2k5(m): 7:53am On Aug 10, 2016
You mind sharing the reason for the 30,000 dollars weekly cap?
datola:
By setting maximum amount the BDC can buy per day wich appears very low (for obvious reason) demand will still outstrip supply and force black market rate up the more.

A usual, the impact might not b felt by the common man as only the privileged few will benefit from th low margin.

It would have made better sense if CBN has adequate dollar reserves.

May God help us out of this quagmire.


Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 6:56pm On May 09, 2016
I am coming to Sydney on June 2. I could help and also need your help.
WestAfrican:
Anyone with a current Aus visa and is heading towards Newcastle or Sydney? I will need you to help a brother with a police clearance (report) and to bring it with you while coming here.

Your reward will be of course repayment for the police report fees incured.

Pick up from airport upon arrival (any day/time of arrival)

One week of accommodation in Newcastle area (only one week)

Survival skills in Aus. (How to make some side pocket money)

Please no time wasters.

And i will only reply to the person willing to help. It's a give and take.
Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 6:49pm On Apr 07, 2016
I don't know about Vetasses, but Chookudi confirmed that ICAN alone should suffice for Management Accountant, Accountant (General) and External Auditor assessed by CPA (and maybe ICAA/IPA). Whichever occupation you decide to be assessed for, make sure you include your HND qualification.
favouredme:
hello all,
just wondering if HND accounting (I know this is below Bachelors on AQF ) and ICAN would yield a positive result from Vetasses for Internal Auditor? well, in theory will ICAN alone suffice for a positive assessment?

Thanks
Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 9:16am On Apr 01, 2016
Ok. Good news for prospective applicants.
chookudi:
Her degree was from UNILAG and it's a 4 year degree though she had her 1st year as a diploma student. (If you are familiar with UNILAG, you'll understand what I mean) However like I said earlier if you have ICAN please submit also because course content and extent to which they were taught for BSc varies amongst universities.
Also observe that I stated that ICAN alone was assessed as equivalent..if that's of any help

Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 9:03am On Apr 01, 2016
Was your wife's BSc degree 4 or 5 years? Maybe the syllabus you submitted for the degree made the difference because the 4-year degrees of some guys on this thread were assessed as equivalent to an associate degree. My 5-year degree (not in accounting) was assessed as equivalent to a bachelor degree, and together with my ICAN, I was assessed positively. To get a positive assessment, all your qualifications must be equivalent to at least an Australian bachelor degree and the content of your studies must cover all relevant knowledge areas.

Please clarify the above, so that those that have only BSc accounting without any professional qualifications can have hope of getting a positive assessment.

chookudi:
As a follow up to my earlier post, the most important aspect of getting a positive assessment from ICAA/CPA/IPA is your syllabus. Because you do not have to certify your syllabus (as a matter of fact you can type it out yourse and provide some form of reference) you should/can make it very extensive and very detailed. You should however make sure all topics or areas required by these assessing bodies are covered in your transcripts (Bsc and/or ICAN)

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Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 12:20am On Apr 01, 2016
Congrats.
erictack203:
@biggysmalls, elawdafinest, izykvision0,TempusQ - Thanks to you all my fellow friends, I deeply appreciate your blessings and kind words.

@RedReact - Your word of encouragement to me is a blessing, I dont have the right word to say thank you, my friend.
Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 12:19am On Apr 01, 2016
You should be fine with either test, though some say it is easier to get desired scores in PTE. Which occupation are you nominating? Is it on the SOL or CSOL? Check with your assessing authority if there is any special requirement for english test.
hordunayodt:
Good day all the gurus in this house, after carefully examining this thread, i have some questions that actually needs answer.
Pls which is advisable to write for skilled migration point test. Ielts or PTE ?
Then I have over a year experience in Agricultural Economics and Extension, i think it's enough for a positive assessment from vetasses. I studied a 5 year course.
Thanks much
Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 2:22pm On Mar 17, 2016
I'm so happy for you. Congrats.
scrollmeout:
Dear e-fam,

I'm glad to inform you that my 189 Permanent Residence Grant just landed, including grants for my wife and two kids.

Timeline:
Engineers Australia application : March 26, 2015
Engineers Australia +ve assessment: June 29, 2005
EOI lodged: August 23, 2016
Invitation received: Nov 6, 2016
Applied: Nov 12, 2016
CO contact and Meds request: Nov 23, 2016
Request to hold application : Nov 24, 2015
Baby born: Jan 10, 2016
Baby added: Jan 22, 2016
Baby meds submitted: Feb 15, 2016
Grant: March 17, 2016

It was a long wait but well worth it. Thank God

Warm thanks to @okpas 12 and his family for your encouragement and love, regards to @bellong, @Erictack203, @bossladyMo, @missymii @johnsontade @Chuckdee13 @adetoi @FutureDon @NNBB2012 @pingu2k @Ifexsco @ewagbamio @doromel @jorgan @akinnaowu and so many others numerous to mention.
Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 4:17pm On Feb 22, 2016
It means they have concluded your health examination and submitted the results electronically. You can confirm the submission here: https://www.emedical.immi.gov.au/eMedUI/eMedicalClient

Global health Sydney will review the results and update your application page accordingly. Give it 2-3 days to be updated, like Scrollmeout advised.

richnet:
Fellow Nairalanders, please what does it mean when fatai Williams clinic, sends you an email saying your medicals/x-ray has been submitted electronically to global health Sydney..


Please someone should explain to me.

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Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 9:00am On Feb 19, 2016
Amen. I can't wait to hear your good news.

Ifexsco:
A very big congrats Bros! My own is the next! Am very happy for you!
Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 8:59am On Feb 19, 2016
Congrats bro

okpas12:
My General Skilled Migration Golden E-mail (Grant) just landed this morning for me, my wife and 2 kids.

IELTS - 7th February 2015
TRA Applied: 17th June 2015
TRA +ve: 26th August 2015
EOI: 60 Points
Invite: 5th November 2015
Visa Lodge: 1st December 2015
Medicals: Finalised Status- 15th December
CO Allocation(Adelaide): 15th December (asked for OPV Certificate)
OPV Submitted -- 17th December
Grant: 19th February 2016

Thanks to God Almighty for making this dream a reality and a very big thank you to my brother and friend @Scrollmeout and @Bellong for your support and others whose wealth of experience made the whole process a flawless one.
Wishing you all a "Grant filled" month.






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Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 9:18am On Jan 21, 2016
Debsty has answered you correctly. You've done the right thing. Just chill, your invite will drop soon.

tyosho:
pingu2k5:
Congrats! God bless her.
Hello debsty,

Pls I need you to confirm that my EOI application is fine.I applied for 190 with NSW since Oct 2015 but nothing yet. However I noticed you were asked to apply in less than a month after EOI submission.

In my case It was the same EOI I used for both 189 and 190 application,selected NSW SS on the EOI and that's all.
Pls is that correct?I don sit down for expat forum and different people have been talking about how they have been invited even though they applied after us.occupation is external auditor and we have 65points(with SS).
Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 11:30am On Jan 10, 2016
Congrats! God bless her.
scrollmeout:
Hi E-fam. I've been undergee for a while but for good reason. Pls praise God, Jehovah for me. My wife was delivered of a baby girl this morning. He is much to be praised smiley My son now has a younger sister.

Can't wait to finalize our PR visa arrangements

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Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 5:03pm On Dec 23, 2015
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Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 5:02pm On Dec 23, 2015
489 is a provisional (temporary) visa that restricts you to live for 4 years in the regional (rural) areas of the state that sponsors you. The visa fee is the same as that of 189/190. I'll advise you prepare and try PTE again before opting for 489. Trust me, you'll get your desired scores at the next attempt.

Goke7:


Thanks, just discovered i qualify for regional skilled visa 489 for Queensland despite my pte scores, pls what do u feel can I go ahead for Queensland regiona, what are my chances pls and is it worth it?

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Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 1:59pm On Dec 22, 2015
Why not try PTE again?

Check this link for the requirements and plans of other states: http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/Work/State-Migration-Plans
Goke7:


Hello, I do appreciate your posts here especially on pr issues, I got a positive assessment from vetasses for environmental scientist 'nec' some weeks back, I did PTE, which was where I flopped especially in the speaking and listening part, I got over 70 in both writing and reading though, I was actually targeting 190 visa for south australia but looks as if since my pte test scores is not up to the required score in all components, I may not have enough points to apply for nomination, Please what do you advise and is there any other province that has my occupation? Thanks
Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 4:42pm On Dec 16, 2015
I have my PR. Thanks.
KIKIADE:
hello pingu2k5,
how far with your PR process
Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 9:51am On Dec 15, 2015
Congrats NNBB2012. More blessings sir.
Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 6:47pm On Dec 03, 2015
I'm not sure it's needed, but you could take it along if she mentioned it.
scrollmeout:

Thanks. I'll try and get it done here before going to FW then. Do I need passport photos for medicals? Seems like a silly question since the info is on the FW website but the lady mentioned it on the phone. Maybe it was a slip.
Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 5:14pm On Dec 03, 2015
It's not compulsory to do it at Fatayi Williams. I did mine at FW, but I was told I could do it somewhere else and have the certificate sent to them.
scrollmeout:
Hello house, just a quick question for those of us who have done medicals. Is it compulsory to get your OPV done at Fatayi williams? I mean can't i opt to get it at the local govt health centre and request for the certificate FOC or at least for a token, instead of paying #2,500 per person wink. Just a family man trying to save costs cool
Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 9:04am On Nov 06, 2015
Congrats to scrollmeout.
scrollmeout:
Hello Guys. I'm happy to announce that i received my ITA to apply for PR subclass 189 today.

Thanks bossladymo1, my paddy Ferdimako, Ericktack i hail o, NNBB2012, Johnsontade, izykvision01 ,Chuckdee13, ewagbamio, and my dearest okpas12 who also got invited by the way. Paschal, chuckdee and doromel - waiting on you, all the best!
Lest i forget @Futuredon (Mr Knock) grin
Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 9:32am On Oct 28, 2015
@NNBB2012:
The syllabus must cover the following knowledge areas for ICAA to give a positive assessment:
Accounting Systems and Processes
Financial Accounting & Reporting
Management Accounting
Finance
Audit & Assurance
Business Law
Economics
Quantitative Methods

http://www.charteredaccountants.com.au/The-Institute/Migration-assessment/Recognised-accounting-qualifications.aspx

tyosho:

I think she can.Her syllabus content though is very very key to Icaa.
Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 1:52pm On Oct 27, 2015
You will get hard copy at British Council, 20 Thompson Avenue, Ikoyi.
slimmy05:
Please, where can one get hard copy IELTS study materials in Lagos?
Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 6:51pm On Oct 26, 2015
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Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 6:37pm On Oct 26, 2015
You are right. External Auditor is on SA's Supplementary Skilled List and to qualify one has to meet one of the following:
Be an international graduate of South Australia.
Have worked in a skilled occupation in South Australia for the last 12 months.
Have an immediate family member permanently residing in South Australia for 12 months or more.
Have high points (85 points, including nomination points).

Your only option may be NSW if you cannot meet the requirements. ACT, Tasmania require employment offers.

Did you find out from ICAA if you could use IELTS General for assessment?
debsty:
aolatunde00, I seem to be in the same position as yours even though my assessment is not yet completed at ICAA,I am positive the result would be positive grin.
I have also put in for External Auditor , a pity that the ceiling was quickly reached . I am hoping NSW would make their selections quickly.
I observed you mentioned nomination from south Australia, however, I checked it but their requirements for nomination of external auditor is kinda extra. They have this main list , and an extra list (which includes external auditors) which can only be assessed if you are a graduate from the region, or you have very high points , up to 85 including their nomination points. They have about 2 others I can't remember, seems like a big hill to climb.
I am thinking I missed something on the site, which you might knw about because you mentioned that you(ur hubby) can meet SA's requirements easily. Pray, do tell.
Thanks

Cc NNBB2012, Pingu2k5 , Bellong ..kindly help out.
Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 3:22pm On Oct 26, 2015
@living outside the capital city: you can answer yes or no. Your answer will not affect your visa condition. States may look more favorably at your application if you answer yes.

@selecting 2 states at the same time: some states, particularly SA, want you to be specific when choosing your preferred state. If you meet SA requirements and SA is sending invites now, you should select only SA.
aolatunde00:

Thanks pingku.i did some reading yesterday(including your past posts) and realized same.will definitely update the EOI to include 190 application as well and select NSW.Theres a part that asks if applicant wouldn't mind living outside the capital city,is that a yes or no answer?
Then also,can I select 2states at the same time(SA and NSW)?I say so becos nsw hasn't sent out invites for a while now(expat forum gist).good thing though is they still have 4000 slots to fill before their next financial year.
What do you think.I have looked up SA requirements and we can easily meet it.Theres no immediate rush though
Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 6:34pm On Oct 24, 2015
It appears the occupation ceiling has been reached for External Auditors for this financial year, except there is an error on the skill select page (link below). What this means is that no further invites to apply for 189 visa will be sent for this occupation till maybe July 2016.

Occupation ceiling does not affect 190 visa. I will advise you update your EOI to include 190. You can use one EOI to show interest for 189 and 190. When updating your EOI for 190, you will see the option to select the state you want sponsorship from. You will also see the option of "any state" for sponsorship. I read somewhere that states give preference to those that specifically chose them ahead of those that selected "any state" in their EOI.

For NSW, that is all you need to do. NSW will send you an invite to apply for sponsorship via email. Once the application is approved, you will automatically get an invite to apply for 190 visa. Check second link below for the requirements of the various states.

https://www.border.gov.au/Busi/Empl/skillselect

http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/Work/State-Migration-Plans
aolatunde00:


Thanks bellong.his EOI has been updated back to 189.want to ask a question and I hope this isn't silly.when an invite to apply is sent,is it to his email address or he gets it in his skill select correspondence?

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Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 11:49am On Oct 22, 2015
Congrats bro. I wish you more blessings in OZ.
izykvision0:
So delighted to tell and encourage u guys. Finally got my dream job here in Melbourne with an awesome package as well. Its been almost 3 months since my arrival, and I've been lucky to have been attending interviews on a weekly basis. I grew stronger after each interview, as I used the weakness as a strength in d next one - thanks to d feedback culture here. No dulling na immediate resumption.
Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 6:14pm On Oct 19, 2015

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Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 6:40pm On Oct 17, 2015
Since you're using ICAA, check the english language requirements in the link below:

http://www.charteredaccountants.com.au/The-Institute/Migration-assessment/How-to-Apply/Skills-assessment/English-language-requirement

As per the work experience, they start counting it from when you successfully completed the core knowledge areas. Check the link below:

http://www.charteredaccountants.com.au/The-Institute/Migration-assessment/Changes-to-Migration-Assessments.aspx

I will suggest you make enquiries from ICAA before sending your application. Send them an email.

The requirements of all the assessing bodies are similar.

debsty:
Hi all, thanks for responses, greatly invaluable. Ping2uk, thanks for your response.
Two things I worry about from your comments relates to the ones on experience and ielts. On experience , I am going for the external auditor , and I have actually done that since I had my Bsc in business admin, I have got a reference letter to support this, hopefully the whole 8 years would be considered. Also I have put together all docs from ICAN and BSc as I had some 4 papers exemption, and I have also included the handbook for the bsc courses, however I don't have the one for ICAN, do you reckon ICAA would ask for that?

For the IELTS, I did the general , did they specifically ask for the academic module during ur application? Nothing on their website says this. I have a friend who also sent the general but it was returned on the basis that he did not have 7 in each section and nothing was said about whether it was academic or general. Hopefully they would not mind either as am about to complete my docs to send to them. I will let the house knw if it is accepted.

Thanks again Ping2uk, will expect your response.
Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by pingu2k5(m): 5:56pm On Oct 17, 2015
Hi Debsty, I doubt if you will be given points for your work experience pre-ICAN. You can only find out by applying for assessment with one of the assessing bodies. Package your documents well and include your BSc syllabus (if your BSc is in accounting) and ICAN syllabus.

Difference between 190 and 189 is that you get extra 5 points from the state sponsoring you for 190 and you will in return live in the state for the first two years of your stay in Oz. You need every points you can get as competition is high for accountants.

The earlier you start the process the better for you. Since you're 32 already, you may lose 5 points for any further delay. Also, you need to wrtie IELTS academic not general or the academic module of any other accepted english test (TOEFL, PTE); this is one of the requirements of the assessing bodies.

I wish you all the best.

debsty:
Hello,

Thanks Bellong for your response. Actually for the IELTS, I had 7.5 in each section except writing where I had 8 , Also I intend to still be 32 by the time I put in my application (Fingers crossed).

For the qualification, My 8 years is post BSc , 5 years of which is post ICAN. I am seriously hoping they will consider the whole 8 years , as I have been working in the same Company since I graduated and very much relevant to my chosen profession since day 1.

Thanks.

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