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Hello Guys,

I am on 489 and currently living in Adelaide. I am working for a casual job where I am getting 20-25 hours in a week. I am trying to find another job, however, couldn’t find so far. My question to you guys can I fulfil my rest of the 10-15 hours by doing Uber eats? I have heard lots of opinions from other people that Uber eats is not eligible for 489 work condition whereas Uber X is eligible to fulfil the hours. Could someone enlighten me with the correct information? Thanks in advance.

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Hello Guys,

I am on 489 and currently living in Adelaide. I am working for a casual job where I am getting 20-25 hours in a week. I am trying to find another job, however, couldn’t find so far. My question to you guys can I fulfil my rest of the 10-15 hours by doing Uber eats? I have heard lots of opinions from other people that Uber eats is not eligible for 489 work condition whereas Uber X is eligible to fulfil the hours. Could someone enlighten me with the correct information? Thanks in advance.

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Dear all,

I am pleased to inform that by the grace of Almighty, I received my grant today at 05:59 AM Pakistan Standard Time (GMT +5) or 10:59 AM Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT +10). And yes, it’s a DIRECT GRANT…

I’ll now share some details of the application process, which I normally find missing in the posts, so that the forum members have more clarity and they can also gain on my experiences:

I did not hire a consultant as I had trust issues with their professionalism, capability and commitment. I am offshore, I completed the entire process by myself, just followed the guidelines and the best practices. And it worked. But at the end of the day, it’s a personal preference, isn’t it ?

I applied and paid on 19th December 2018 and got the grant on 21st August 2019 so it has been a journey of 245 days or 8 Months & 2 Days. No CO Contact, so no CO Team location either.

Initial entry date is 21 August 2020; exactly one year from the grant. So it’s not linked either with Medical/Health Clearance or Police Character Clearance.

I received separate e-mails containing grant letters for each applicants. So number of e-mails equals to the number of applicants. And guess what, the grant e-mails don’t end up in Junk Box as feared by all of us.

Record on Immi Account and Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) was updated simultaneously and automatically.

The EOI was removed from the Skillselect automatically, for which a separate e-mail was also received simultaneously. I checked the EOI and found that user ID is no more valid. I have now suspended my other EOI for 189 Visa.

I uploaded all documents upfront, duly notarized, and in 300 DPI pdf format. In terms of notarization for international recognition, four stamps are affixed on documents in Pakistan, and I used them all. One of ‘Notary Public’ (the person authorized by law for attesting the documents), one stating ‘Certified True Copy’, one stating ‘Date’ and one a triangular stamp in red ink stating ‘Notarized to take effect in all countries under international law’.

Apart from standard documents, I also uploaded family photographs, statutory declaration for change of name of wife after marriage, Form 1221, and resume.

As regards passport size pics, I uploaded only their front side without writing the names on the back and / or getting them notarized. I found their size too small to do that! Still personal preference.

I did not claim partner’s points and my spouse did not attempt IELTS or any other English language test. I uploaded her non AQF Bachelor’s Degree and a letter from her college stating that the entire 2 year course program was offered in English Language.
The status of my application in IMMI ACCOUNT remained RECEIVED from Day 1 till Day of Grant.

I did not receive any IMMI Commencement e-mail either.

I claimed maximum points for offshore work experience. To the best of my knowledge, employment verification was not done. If done, all my employers must have kept it a close secret. I had also availed “Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment” from Engineers Australia, perhaps it helped as well.

My passport was closing on expiry date (last 10 months) and police clearances of three places of stay expired six months into the visa application. So, I proactively renewed these documents and uploaded them on Immi Account. I was bit concerned since the renewed passport number was different from the one I had filled in all forms like Form 80, Form 1221, Form 1229, etc at the application lodgement stage. But the case officer was competent enough to comprehend.

Because of certain country related restrictions, we were asked to produce polio vaccination certificates during health clearance by the authorized medical centre. I am sure that the medical centre uploaded the polio vaccination certificates with the health clearance but to be certain, I uploaded them separately as well after getting them notarized.

The date of “Last Updated” column never changed even when I uploaded additional documents listed above in Immi Account at a later stage, six months into the visa application.

Following are key timelines of my journey:

IELTS First attempt
14 Oct 2017 (L, R, W, S : 9.0, 8.5, 6.5, 7.5)

Engineers Australia Migration Skill Assessment + Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (Fast Track Basis)
Applied: 6 December 2017
Outcome: 30 January 2018

IELTS Second attempt
3 March 2018 (L, R, W, S : 8.5, 9.0, 7.0, 7.5)

Victoria 190 SS Application
Applied: 14 March 2018
Rejected: 3 July 2018

NSW Far South Coast 489 SS Application
Applied: 15 Aug 2018
Nominated: 22 Nov 2018

SkillSelect Invitation to Apply
22 Nov 2018

Visa Application
Applied: 19 December 2018
Paid: 19 December 2018
Police Clearance: Twice once in December and other in June
Health Clearance: 2 January 2019
Grant: 21 August 2019

It’s been a long post but I just want to add the last few lines for all members of expat forum. I know it’s very easy to deliver a motivational lecture once you are out of hot waters but it’s not my intent here.

You are all aware that getting to the grant stage is a long and cumbersome process; it tests you in ways one can’t imagine. The journey is gruesome as well as rewarding, but rewards exceeds the pain, and believe me you’ll forget every pain you have experienced the moment you receive the grant mail !

So till then,

Sit back, relax and enjoy your life. Appreciate the beauty of the world around you, strengthen your relations and above all don't stop living in wait for the visa. The more you get eager for the grant, the more frustration it brings to you and this greatly impacts the quality of your life. No one is conspiring against you, grant is on its way and it will come in its due time, sooner or later, and there's not much you can do to expedite it.

So, if you have a pending vacation, go ahead with it, if you intend buying a car, buy one today, if your house needs a paint job, don't delay it, if you love someone, tell her/him now !


Cheers and best of luck to all members.

I loved your post.
Today, I received 489 visa invitation from SA and I am about to proceed with visa lodgment in the near future.

I live in Lahore and if you are by chance from Lahore too, can you please answer the following two questions.

1. From where to get Polio Certificate in Lahore without much hassle. Preferring private institution.

2. What is the good medical institution for medical checkup in Lahore? which one did you use?
And it is going to sound strange but I have heard that they check your whole body... means... nude...eeehhh... I am very afraid... is it true?

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PTE A (L/R/S/W - 71/75/84/70) May-2018 : 10 points
Education : 15 points
Experience : 10 points
ANZSCO : 261311 (Analyst Programmer)
+ve Assessment : May-2019
SA Application : 4th July 2019 - with 65 + 10 points
SA Initation To Apply For Visa: 22-August-2019
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Dear all,

I am pleased to inform that by the grace of Almighty, I received my grant today at 05:59 AM Pakistan Standard Time (GMT +5) or 10:59 AM Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT +10). And yes, it’s a DIRECT GRANT…

I’ll now share some details of the application process, which I normally find missing in the posts, so that the forum members have more clarity and they can also gain on my experiences:

I did not hire a consultant as I had trust issues with their professionalism, capability and commitment. I am offshore, I completed the entire process by myself, just followed the guidelines and the best practices. And it worked. But at the end of the day, it’s a personal preference, isn’t it ?

I applied and paid on 19th December 2018 and got the grant on 21st August 2019 so it has been a journey of 245 days or 8 Months & 2 Days. No CO Contact, so no CO Team location either.

Initial entry date is 21 August 2020; exactly one year from the grant. So it’s not linked either with Medical/Health Clearance or Police Character Clearance.

I received separate e-mails containing grant letters for each applicants. So number of e-mails equals to the number of applicants. And guess what, the grant e-mails don’t end up in Junk Box as feared by all of us.

Record on Immi Account and Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) was updated simultaneously and automatically.

The EOI was removed from the Skillselect automatically, for which a separate e-mail was also received simultaneously. I checked the EOI and found that user ID is no more valid. I have now suspended my other EOI for 189 Visa.

I uploaded all documents upfront, duly notarized, and in 300 DPI pdf format. In terms of notarization for international recognition, four stamps are affixed on documents in Pakistan, and I used them all. One of ‘Notary Public’ (the person authorized by law for attesting the documents), one stating ‘Certified True Copy’, one stating ‘Date’ and one a triangular stamp in red ink stating ‘Notarized to take effect in all countries under international law’.

Apart from standard documents, I also uploaded family photographs, statutory declaration for change of name of wife after marriage, Form 1221, and resume.

As regards passport size pics, I uploaded only their front side without writing the names on the back and / or getting them notarized. I found their size too small to do that! Still personal preference.

I did not claim partner’s points and my spouse did not attempt IELTS or any other English language test. I uploaded her non AQF Bachelor’s Degree and a letter from her college stating that the entire 2 year course program was offered in English Language.
The status of my application in IMMI ACCOUNT remained RECEIVED from Day 1 till Day of Grant.

I did not receive any IMMI Commencement e-mail either.

I claimed maximum points for offshore work experience. To the best of my knowledge, employment verification was not done. If done, all my employers must have kept it a close secret. I had also availed “Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment” from Engineers Australia, perhaps it helped as well.

My passport was closing on expiry date (last 10 months) and police clearances of three places of stay expired six months into the visa application. So, I proactively renewed these documents and uploaded them on Immi Account. I was bit concerned since the renewed passport number was different from the one I had filled in all forms like Form 80, Form 1221, Form 1229, etc at the application lodgement stage. But the case officer was competent enough to comprehend.

Because of certain country related restrictions, we were asked to produce polio vaccination certificates during health clearance by the authorized medical centre. I am sure that the medical centre uploaded the polio vaccination certificates with the health clearance but to be certain, I uploaded them separately as well after getting them notarized.

The date of “Last Updated” column never changed even when I uploaded additional documents listed above in Immi Account at a later stage, six months into the visa application.

Following are key timelines of my journey:

IELTS First attempt
14 Oct 2017 (L, R, W, S : 9.0, 8.5, 6.5, 7.5)

Engineers Australia Migration Skill Assessment + Relevant Skilled Employment Assessment (Fast Track Basis)
Applied: 6 December 2017
Outcome: 30 January 2018

IELTS Second attempt
3 March 2018 (L, R, W, S : 8.5, 9.0, 7.0, 7.5)

Victoria 190 SS Application
Applied: 14 March 2018
Rejected: 3 July 2018

NSW Far South Coast 489 SS Application
Applied: 15 Aug 2018
Nominated: 22 Nov 2018

SkillSelect Invitation to Apply
22 Nov 2018

Visa Application
Applied: 19 December 2018
Paid: 19 December 2018
Police Clearance: Twice once in December and other in June
Health Clearance: 2 January 2019
Grant: 21 August 2019

It’s been a long post but I just want to add the last few lines for all members of expat forum. I know it’s very easy to deliver a motivational lecture once you are out of hot waters but it’s not my intent here.

You are all aware that getting to the grant stage is a long and cumbersome process; it tests you in ways one can’t imagine. The journey is gruesome as well as rewarding, but rewards exceeds the pain, and believe me you’ll forget every pain you have experienced the moment you receive the grant mail !

So till then,

Sit back, relax and enjoy your life. Appreciate the beauty of the world around you, strengthen your relations and above all don't stop living in wait for the visa. The more you get eager for the grant, the more frustration it brings to you and this greatly impacts the quality of your life. No one is conspiring against you, grant is on its way and it will come in its due time, sooner or later, and there's not much you can do to expedite it.

So, if you have a pending vacation, go ahead with it, if you intend buying a car, buy one today, if your house needs a paint job, don't delay it, if you love someone, tell her/him now !


Cheers and best of luck to all members.

I loved your post.
Today, I received 489 visa invitation from SA and I am about to proceed with visa lodgment in the near future.

I live in Lahore and if you are by chance from Lahore too, can you please answer the following two questions.

1. From where to get Polio Certificate in Lahore without much hassle. Preferring private institution.

2. What is the good medical institution for medical checkup in Lahore? which one did you use?
And it is going to sound strange but I have heard that they check your whole body... means... nude...eeehhh... I am very afraid... is it true?[IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.expatforum.com/expats/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif[/IMG]

Congralutions !!!

Can u plz share ur occupation code, points and time when u received ur invitation to apply ??

All the best for ur next steps.

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Hi Guys

Just for the advise

I got PCC on last year August (2018). i submitted my application on March 2019. i understand that PCC valid for 1 year only. so i already renewed my PCC yesterday.

so far i didn't get any CO contacts so do i need to upload into ImmiAccount or just wait for CO to ask if necessary

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Hi Guys

Just for the advise

I got PCC on last year August (2018). i submitted my application on March 2019. i understand that PCC valid for 1 year only. so i already renewed my PCC yesterday.

so far i didn't get any CO contacts so do i need to upload into ImmiAccount or just wait for CO to ask if necessary
Generally they ask for PCC if there is difference in the names from passport to PCC. Such there is no middle name or the only the middle name initial is mentioned.

I was been asked for the PCC while there is no difference in passport. Anyways if you the latest one, just upload it no harm in doing so.

Also I would like to know how are keep your future Australia employer wait for you?Currently I have asked my employer to wait for my grant and few reasons!

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Just a quick question. Are there chances of getting an invitation if you have enough points to apply for visa 489 but you have no professional experience and are not claiming the points for the same.
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Hi,
Can any one tell me that is there any chance or possibility if my points will 70 for visa 491?

Thanks

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Just a quick question. Are there chances of getting an invitation if you have enough points to apply for visa 489 but you have no professional experience and are not claiming the points for the same.

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Depends on the job code and state requirement. For few states some experience is required. So you would need to check individual state requirements for your job code.

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190 DOE: 80 with SS (29-July-2019) - QLD (75+5)
QLD State Invite: 24-Oct-2019
State Application: 26-Oct-2019
ITA: 15-Nov-2019
Visa Application Lodgement: 01-Dec-2019
Medicals: 10-Dec-2019
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Can any one tell me that is there any chance or possibility if my points will 70 for visa 491?

Thanks
Depends on the 491 visa requirements for job code, average points after November's and general trend. For now nobody can say anything for certain so it would be all speculation.

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190 DOE: 80 with SS (29-July-2019) - QLD (75+5)
QLD State Invite: 24-Oct-2019
State Application: 26-Oct-2019
ITA: 15-Nov-2019
Visa Application Lodgement: 01-Dec-2019
Medicals: 10-Dec-2019
Visa Grant:
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