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  1. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi experts. I was granted my 190 state sponsored (Victoria) visa in February 2021 offshore. I am in the UK and am planning on flying to Australia in July. Does anyone know if the first entry on this 190 visa has to be to Victoria? Or can i book a flight to anywhere in Australia and then move...
  2. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Myself and my wife will be landing in Sydney in January 2021 on 189 PR. After so much of hassle with numerous flight cancellations due to covid 19, we are finally hoping to make our first entry. After quarantine is completed we need to register ourselves with government services, banking...
  3. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi all Please pardon me if this is not apt place to float such a discussion.. I got my Sc124 (Distinguished Talent Visa) this June with First Entry deadline as June 2021. I am planning to land in Melbourne in February but getting so much and varied information online, hence I believe asking...
  4. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I'm in offshore (Singapore), and got a grant for 190 - NSW sponsored. Before the grant, I already have a flight to NZ and there's a connecting flight in Sydney before going to NZ. I have a few hours to stay in the airport and there's enough time to go pass thru the immigrations (to activate...
  5. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I have received my 189 visa and the date of first entry is before November 2018. As I am currently employed abroad, I intend to go for the essentials during my first entry and keep it as short as possible (unless I get a job during that time by some stroke of luck). Would one week be enough...
  6. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Dear All, I am about to make my first entry to Australia under subclass 189. However, due to my busy work, it will be a very short trip where I will enter and leave in the next flight. I understand that I will be required to fill the incoming passenger card (IPC). What address should I write in...
  7. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Application Lodged: February 2016. Granted: February 2018. Initial Entry Before: May 10, 2018 Yes Two Long Long Years! My wife was asked to appear for Sputum test. Even though results came negative the whole process took two years and Just before the grant of SI 189 Visa to me and my wife, My...
  8. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi I am an expat from the beautiful lands of the Philippines So I came from the Philippines and have been staying in Dubai for less than a year. I have arrived here in Dubai, on February 18 2017. the first thing that greeted me after I got down the plane, was the train inside the airport. I was...
  9. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Dear all, Here are some of my personal info: IELTS Score: 7.5/7.5/7.5/7 (10 points) Age: 30 points Education: Degree (15 points) State Nomination: 5 points Skill Assessment: 233211 (Civil Engineer) Applying 190 Visa I have some questions regarding 190 visa: 1. For VIC state nomination, they...
  10. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    189 VISA Granted for me wife and daughter.(I have included spouse point also in my VISA application ) Is there any strict rules like we need to make first entry together? Or one person can go first and then after securing a job another 2 will join , within the first entry deadline. Is that okay...
  11. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello Friends, I have the Australian PR grant and now i'm planning on making my first entry to activate my 189 visa and come back to India and wait for the right opportunity to move permanently in few months time. After my first entry if i get married back in India, is there a problem for...
  12. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    We have been granted PR 189 Visa and I am planning for first entry in March 2017. My wife has dependent Visa and I am primary applicant. Do we need to make the entry together or can I go there first and she at a later point of time can make the entry alone? Thanks
  13. Life in Australia
    Hi friends, I would like to share my experience about journey to Melbourne and week after that. I landed in Melbourne with my family on 28th June. I flew via Qantas-Jet combination from Mumbai and got nearly exhausted with the 15-hour journey. As usual the packing and other things on...
  14. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi all, I was recently granted a Permanent Visa 189, and I will need to make my first entry before August 25th. I will be able to enter Australia in July, but I will only be staying for a week or so, as I have a lot of things to wrap up here in India. I do plan to move permanently, but it will...
  15. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi All, In my PR grant document it is mentioned that I have to make my first arrival to AUS by 22nd of July 2015. I went Melbourne in the first week of May and came back to Sri Lanka. In my passport got the seal of arrival to Melbourne Airport. Other than that do I have to inform any authorities...
  16. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi All, Thank you so much for your help all along. I got my skilled independent visa this monday :):):). I will be flying to Australia for 2 weeks to make first entry. I need to know what all documents do I need to carry along for this transit trip. Do I need to carry my originals which I...
  17. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello All, My PR got granted two months ago and I am about to make my first entry this December. My agent told me that this is an online visa and it is not required to paste it on my passport. I dont want any last minute goof up at the immigration counter. So thought of confirming it over the...
  18. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Dear All, I am planning to make my first visit and return within a couple of weeks. Do I need to do anything in there? How can I inform the state about my arrival? Or entry and exit is enough? Thanks
  19. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Dear All, I got my Australian PR Visa 190 category months back. I would like to get some clarifications from you guys regarding my first entry to OZ. Suppose I have to enter Aus before October 2014, and I make an entry to AUS in next month (July 2014) BUT FOR 3 DAYS ONLY. And then I come back...
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