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On 1/23/2019 at 11:45 AM, Happy and lucky said:

 

Hi Happy & Lucky,

Congratulations on achieving the first step on what is to become the best decision of your life!

I was on the same boat as you since I moved to ADL late '15. I have a similar background just like you so I will try answering your questions as best as I can.

1. Software Dev in ADL is booming, you will come across a lot of temp/contract jobs as you go on looking for jobs especially if you're into .NET/Azure/AWS/DevOps roles. With my experience, it took me 7 months to land on my first permanent technical job, and I noticed the job offers in the market kept increasing. Even though people may whinge that ADL does not cater enough jobs, in IT your chances will never dry up.

2. Recruiters and employers will most probably ask for your "onshore" experience, but don't lose heart, there will always be few offers waiting for the new starters. These will most likely be entry level wage jobs that may be temp/contract, but that's the best way for you to start to secure onshore work experience. Applying for jobs and resume writing is an acquired skill around here. Most employers have keyword processing so a resume you send will most likely to go through one that pick them the most relevant candidates. So if you are really serious about a job, make sure you have all the keywords included in your resume, and have your cover letter specifically tailored for that employer showing them your unique interest for the position advertised. Appear confidently and politely at your interview, and always speak genuinely. The more you showcase that you are a person with good work ethic, attitude and are passionate about what you do, and a person who they think they can integrate to the company culture, the higher the chances of a successful interview. I hope you get what I mean, "Your attitude, is Number#1"

3. I have not had experiences with this, but I think chances are quite slim. They always look at the onshore talent pool and they only look elsewhere if they have no other choice or the position is absolutely unique. Having said that, I should mention that I do have a friend who received a job offer that way.

4. I went with BUPA. They have what is called Overseas Visitor Health Cover for 489 holders. You may not have much luck finding cheaper options, but BUPA have done me good when I was on 489.

5. You have enough time to think about this, hang around this forum, there are so many similar cases and experienced members from whom you can get an idea.

6. Nothing, try your best to stay 2 years within your allowed postcodes, try not to move places a lot and collect, collate and keep all your Government sent doccos and bills in one place. It will come in handy at the point when you are applying for 887. Same goes with work, do 1 year full-time, collect all contracts, salary slips, PAYG payments at the end of each FY.

7. You can/must live and work within the given postcodes for the entire period including the transition time from 489 to 887 (read SunnySideUp's FAQs, it's very helpful). People have got away with moving out to different areas once applying for 887, but I wouldn't take the risk if I were you.

8. Sorry mate, no idea as I did mine by myself. You will understand whether you will be able to do this or not as time comes along, I suggest you not to worry about this right now.

9. Good luck! Welcome to the land of promise, the best decision you'll ever make in your life! 🙂

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12 hours ago, kV-IsMyShortName said:

Hi Happy & Lucky,

Congratulations on achieving the first step on what is to become the best decision of your life!

I was on the same boat as you since I moved to ADL late '15. I have a similar background just like you so I will try answering your questions as best as I can.

1. Software Dev in ADL is booming, you will come across a lot of temp/contract jobs as you go on looking for jobs especially if you're into .NET/Azure/AWS/DevOps roles. With my experience, it took me 7 months to land on my first permanent technical job, and I noticed the job offers in the market kept increasing. Even though people may whinge that ADL does not cater enough jobs, in IT your chances will never dry up.

2. Recruiters and employers will most probably ask for your "onshore" experience, but don't lose heart, there will always be few offers waiting for the new starters. These will most likely be entry level wage jobs that may be temp/contract, but that's the best way for you to start to secure onshore work experience. Applying for jobs and resume writing is an acquired skill around here. Most employers have keyword processing so a resume you send will most likely to go through one and pick them the most relevant candidates. So if you are really serious about a job, make sure you have all the keywords included in your resume, and have your cover letter specifically tailored for that employer showing them your unique interest for the position advertised. Appear confidently and politely at your interview, and always speak genuinely. The more you showcase that you are a person with good work ethic, attitude and are passionate about what you do, and a person who they think they can integrate to the company culture, the higher the chances of a successful interview. I hope you get what I mean, "Your attitude, is Number#1"

3. I have not had experiences with this, but I think chances are quite slim. They always look at the onshore talent pool and they only look elsewhere if they have no other choice or the position is absolutely unique. Having said that, I should mention that I do have a friend who received a job offer that way.

4. I went with BUPA. They have what is called Overseas Visitor Health Cover for 489 holders. You may not have much luck finding cheaper options, but BUPA have done me good when I was on 489.

5. You have enough time to think about this, hang around this forum, there are so many similar cases and experienced members from whom you can get an idea.

6. Nothing, try your best to stay 2 years within your allowed postcodes, try not to move places a lot and collect, collate and keep all your Government sent doccos and bills in one place. It will come in handy at the point when you are applying for 887. Same goes with work, do 1 year full-time, collect all contracts, salary slips, PAYG payments at the end of each FY.

7. You can/must live and work within the given postcodes for the entire period including the transition time from 489 to 887 (read SunnySideUp's FAQs, it's very helpful). People have got away with moving out to different areas once applying for 887, but I wouldn't take the risk if I were you.

8. Sorry mate, no idea as I did mine by myself. You will understand whether you will be able to do this or not as time comes along, I suggest you not to worry about this right now.

9. Good luck! Welcome to the land of promise, the best decision you'll ever make in your life! 🙂

Hi @kV-Is ShortName - 

- Waking up to such a wonderful/enlightening and fact packed answer has just made my day!
- Trust me! When I was finished up composing my post, I too was surprised how lengthy it was and was unsure if someone is going to even read it. And now, I am even more surprised seeing the detailed response you posted. 
- I am not appreciating you just because your answer brought me a lot of relief, but also for giving time to an absolute stranger.
- I recently joined this forum and I'll definitely stick around to have a smooth and guided journey from people like you. Thanks again:)

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4 minutes ago, 10th feb said:

does anyone know if processing times have been updated for any other visas??

For other visas it is 1 month

For our 887 applications it is 12 to 14 months

For your 887 application it is 22 to 24 months - because you complain so much

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For other visas it is 1 month
For our 887 applications it is 12 to 14 months
For your 887 application it is 22 to 24 months - because you complain so much
I dont appreciate your stern reply to 10th feb. His life maybe like many others are upside down these days so he came here and Express. That's why this forum exist.
We should have tolerance and acceptance for other people circumstances.

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4 minutes ago, Butt said:

 

 

4 minutes ago, Butt said:

I dont appreciate your stern reply to 10th feb. His life maybe like many others are upside down these days so he came here and Express. That's why this forum exist.
We should have tolerance and acceptance for other people circumstances.

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It's not there for you to appreciate BUTT, it's called a sense of humour, and others enjoyed it, so get off your high horse mate

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24 minutes ago, TakeItOnTheChin said:

 

It's not there for you to appreciate BUTT, it's called a sense of humour, and others enjoyed it, so get off your high horse mate

Always two side of the coin to this depending on the receiver.

But I am laughing away. 

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35 minutes ago, Butt said:

I dont appreciate your stern reply to 10th feb. His life maybe like many others are upside down these days so he came here and Express. That's why this forum exist.
We should have tolerance and acceptance for other people circumstances.

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The comedy isn’t on 10th Feb but the eye popping figure presented . 

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Thanks @Butt this is something which is the most important thing for me at the moment.. 

I dont appreciate the joke and dont give a s**t who finds it funny. Beacuse its not to me..

My first reaction was to tell you as a JOKE that you wont get your grant and your application would be rejected but i think i cannot even joke about that..

well good luck everyone..

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Thanks [mention=3511]Butt[/mention] this is something which is the most important thing for me at the moment.. 
I dont appreciate the joke and dont give a s**t who finds it funny. Beacuse its not to me..
My first reaction was to tell you as a JOKE that you wont get your grant and your application would be rejected but i think i cannot even joke about that..
well good luck everyone..
In the same boat bro. Many things on hold but thanks to Almighty for everything still.

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33 minutes ago, Delfin said:

Looks like the COs have succeeded in making us turn on each other... 

47 degree outside could be another reason!!!

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Contributions everyone.... contributions .... it’s our actions that get us there . 

While waiting , keep yourself busy .Get a drink , do some eBay shopping , Learn how to change filters in a car or drain the engine fuel , play some ps4 , hire a male escort for your birthday, can’t say the same for guys as they are there every weekends. Get a mistress , go to the gym , search for the best cheapest pizza, install a new speaker for your car ,change out old clothes and get new ones . Go for a holiday nearby . 

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How about we contribute to a bill board and place it outside the COs office ?

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4 minutes ago, peace_at_heart said:

Is there an admin/moderator of this forum?

Why do you ask ? 

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On 1/23/2019 at 11:45 AM, Happy and lucky said:

 

Just to add one thing. If you are applying for a private insurance and if you can submit all of your current overseas insurance documents stating that it covers everything, there is a good chance that u will get pregnancy cover from day 1. Best of luck

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Apply - 24 January 2017,Its really annoying and hard to wait, its already a year since i apply 887 and 7 months since case officer adam requested paper,no reply,really panic,they don’t care about us,how hard our life and how much stress,we going through,i miss my real sister  marriage,my grandma funeral,now my mom is sick,during the wait of approval.every single day passed with stress,how many times we checking the immi account.i don’t know what to do.how many more sacrifices i have to do for this residency,please god help us.case officer don’t care about our files,i m here from 11 years and 12 onwards.

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Is there anyone who moved to a different state (regional) after completing 2 years in the nominated  state?

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16 minutes ago, Preax said:

Is there anyone who moved to a different state (regional) after completing 2 years in the nominated  state?

🖐️I did. I moved from regional QLD to regional VIC after completing my 2 years. I just updated my address in immi account and still got my grant 3 months later. No problems at all.

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2 hours ago, H-kaur82 said:

Apply - 24 January 2017,Its really annoying and hard to wait, its already a year since i apply 887 and 7 months since case officer adam requested paper,no reply,really panic,they don’t care about us,how hard our life and how much stress,we going through,i miss my real sister  marriage,my grandma funeral,now my mom is sick,during the wait of approval.every single day passed with stress,how many times we checking the immi account.i don’t know what to do.how many more sacrifices i have to do for this residency,please god help us.case officer don’t care about our files,i m here from 11 years and 12 onwards.

I call immigration today,i m in the timeframe ,they said its the matter of time,u have to wait.

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34 minutes ago, H-kaur82 said:

Apply - 24 January 2017,Its really annoying and hard to wait, its already a year since i apply 887 and 7 months since case officer adam requested paper,no reply,really panic,they don’t care about us,how hard our life and how much stress,we going through,i miss my real sister  marriage,my grandma funeral,now my mom is sick,during the wait of approval.every single day passed with stress,how many times we checking the immi account.i don’t know what to do.how many more sacrifices i have to do for this residency,please god help us.case officer don’t care about our files,i m here from 11 years and 12 onwards.

Really Sorry to hear that @H-kaur82 I know it is frustrating  and they are really checking our patience. Have you tried calling them and explain the situation and that you have already completed your time frame?? 

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