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Old 04-14-2016, 01:53 AM
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Does any one know how to set the Gmail's filter so I can receive all DIBP's email?
Apparently, I did not receive DIBP's email for 2nd stage application invitation email. After I emailed them, DIBP replied me and stated that they emailed me about two months ago. In addition, I did not see any corresponds in IMMI account neither.
So just wondering, how can I make sure I can receive all the emails from them? Especially if they needs extra documents in the future.
Cheers

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Does any one know how to set the Gmail's filter so I can receive all DIBP's email?
Apparently, I did not receive DIBP's email for 2nd stage application invitation email. After I emailed them, DIBP replied me and stated that they emailed me about two months ago. In addition, I did not see any corresponds in IMMI account neither.
So just wondering, how can I make sure I can receive all the emails from them? Especially if they needs extra documents in the future.
Cheers
I've heard people haven't gotten correspondence through their gmail account. My advice is to make a different email address through another domain and advise immigration of your new email address.

Additionally, start your application for the second stage now as you've already missed two months.


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Old 04-14-2016, 03:10 AM
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Does any one know how to set the Gmail's filter so I can receive all DIBP's email?
Apparently, I did not receive DIBP's email for 2nd stage application invitation email. After I emailed them, DIBP replied me and stated that they emailed me about two months ago. In addition, I did not see any corresponds in IMMI account neither.
So just wondering, how can I make sure I can receive all the emails from them? Especially if they needs extra documents in the future.
Cheers
It could be either:

1) The DIBP communicates to you via postal mail as you may not have indicated to them to communicate via email in your application form.

2) The email address with DIBP is incorrect.

The bigger problem is your email with DIBP records is incorrect. What you can do to test is just login to your immiaccount and change your password, you should receive some sort of email acknowledgement that you password is changed. But that alone only shows your immiaccount email is working. Sometimes, immiaccount email and DIBP application records email may not be the same.

Have you ever received any dibp email that is not initated by you? If not there is a high chance your email records with them are wrong.

You may also want to check your spam mail. If DIBP mails are there, this means you need to set the filter. If they are not there, it may mean it was not sent, or already deleted or email records with DIBP are wrong.

To set Gmail filter, you need to create rules:
https://support.google.com/mail/answer/6579?hl=en

Create 2 separate filter

1) Under From: fill up, border.gov.au
click create filter with this search (bottom right corner)
And check "never send to spam"
And click Create Filter

Repeat for another filter

2) Under From fill up, immi.gov.au
click create filter with this search (bottom right corner)
And check "never send to spam"
And click Create Filter

Immiaccount email and autogenerated email by machines comes from the now defunct immi.gov.au email address. Human beings and case officers will use the border.gov.au email... Hence the need for 2 filters.

I'm using gmail and never had a problem, from application to grant.

But again, filter is a simple problem. The bigger problem is your email records with DIBP is incorrect.


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Old 04-14-2016, 04:15 AM
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Hey guys!

Has anyone on this thread been to mrt and gotten a grant from them? And gone on to be granted 801?


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Old 04-14-2016, 06:24 AM
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It could be either:

1) The DIBP communicates to you via postal mail as you may not have indicated to them to communicate via email in your application form.

2) The email address with DIBP is incorrect.

The bigger problem is your email with DIBP records is incorrect. What you can do to test is just login to your immiaccount and change your password, you should receive some sort of email acknowledgement that you password is changed. But that alone only shows your immiaccount email is working. Sometimes, immiaccount email and DIBP application records email may not be the same.

Have you ever received any dibp email that is not initated by you? If not there is a high chance your email records with them are wrong.

You may also want to check your spam mail. If DIBP mails are there, this means you need to set the filter. If they are not there, it may mean it was not sent, or already deleted or email records with DIBP are wrong.

To set Gmail filter, you need to create rules:
https://support.google.com/mail/answer/6579?hl=en

Create 2 separate filter

1) Under From: fill up, border.gov.au
click create filter with this search (bottom right corner)
And check "never send to spam"
And click Create Filter

Repeat for another filter

2) Under From fill up, immi.gov.au
click create filter with this search (bottom right corner)
And check "never send to spam"
And click Create Filter

Immiaccount email and autogenerated email by machines comes from the now defunct immi.gov.au email address. Human beings and case officers will use the border.gov.au email... Hence the need for 2 filters.

I'm using gmail and never had a problem, from application to grant.

But again, filter is a simple problem. The bigger problem is your email records with DIBP is incorrect.
Thanks for your detailed reply.
Every time when I log in to my IMMI account, I can receive a email from them.
I also received my 820 grant letter from them in this Gmail.
When I submitted my enquirers online, I can get reply from them in this Gmail.
So I guess I did not receive 2nd stage invitation email was caused their typing error.
Anyway, I am completing my 801 visa application now. Hopefully, there is no drama, and I will give them a call after 8 months time, in case I miss anything.

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Old 04-14-2016, 08:12 AM
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Thanks for your detailed reply.
Every time when I log in to my IMMI account, I can receive a email from them.
I also received my 820 grant letter from them in this Gmail.
When I submitted my enquirers online, I can get reply from them in this Gmail.
So I guess I did not receive 2nd stage invitation email was caused their typing error.
Anyway, I am completing my 801 visa application now. Hopefully, there is no drama, and I will give them a call after 8 months time, in case I miss anything.
No dramas at all. There's no need to call them esp. if you're submitting online via ImmiAccount. Call them after 12-15 months or so. The status of your application is available under ImmiAccount, 24/7.

if you want to be very very sure so you can sleep well, you can always "Manage Application Alerts" under ImmiAccount settings. Whenever the status changes, you'll get an ImmiAccount email alert. This is in addition to whatever email your case officer may send you. So you'll receive 2 emails for important stuff. For example, if case officer wants more documents, status will change to "Information Requested", and you'll receive a immiaccount machine generated email informing of the status change. You will also receive another email from your case officer about what documents to provide. So you'll have 2 emails. It's difficult to go wrong, esp if you have the gmail filter on.

If you're submitting via paper, then you need to be slightly more proactive.

There is always a rare chance that both your emails might get lost in cyberspace in some submarine cable underneath the Pacific Ocean. But don't sweat the small stuff.

Meanwhile enjoy the journey and you'll find in the end..., alas all your anxieties are in vain, when you finally get the grant letter.

Two weeks after you get your PR, after the euphoria wears off, you may find nothing much has really changed, unless you need the PR urgently for studies, to get a job, to access centerlink... etc. Of course, the feeling of being no longer dependent on your partner/sponsor for your livelihood in Australia, is perhaps the most important thing .

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Old 04-14-2016, 08:50 AM
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Greetings !!

Is it possible for a 309 visa holder to drive in Australia using his native country's driving license(Lets say a valid full Indian driver's license) ?

Regards,
Bamborabi


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Good evening everyone! It was a great day as I finally received my PR visa this afternoon. Eligibility date was May 2015, applied in June. No contact from Immigration was made since then. We are in Defacto, used an immigration agent. Good luck to everyone waiting, don't lose your hope, even its so hard at times.

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Greetings !!

Is it possible for a 309 visa holder to drive in Australia using his native country's driving license(Lets say a valid full Indian driver's license) ?

Regards,
Bamborabi
Yes, you can continue driving until three months after you get your PR. If you've been in the Australia for more than 6 months, you can apply to convert your license (and pass any tests) to an Australian License.

Pros of converting early:
1) You get your first Australia proof of ID, useful for 100 point check..
2) Think you'll not be subjected to the demerit point system, for any traffic offences committed. Fines, yes.
3) You have more time to do refresher courses to pass the driving test required to convert your license. It's important you adapt to the Oz way of driving. If you fail the driving test, you'll need to start from ground zero, the way a local will do it. Get a driving instructor to do your refresher if necessary.

Cons:
1) you need to pay $53 dollars for a year of license
2) you may not like it here and may not want to settle down in Australia for good.

Once you get your PR, the clock starts ticking -- you can only drive with your overseas license for a max of three months. If you still have not converted (and pass all necessary tests, if necessary) your overseas license by the end of three months, you've to retake your the entire L->P1->P2->Full License thingy, the way an Oz will do. That's really painful and literally a cash grab. The amount of tests and especially time one has to go through is like a "degree" course...

If you've a clear medium and long term goal like PR + Citizenship.... thingy, then go for it!

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Old 04-14-2016, 09:39 AM
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Yes, you can continue driving until three months after you get your PR. If you've been in the Australia for more than 6 months, you can apply to convert your license (and pass any tests) to an Australian License.

Pros of converting early:
1) You get your first Australia proof of ID, useful for 100 point check..
2) Think you'll not be subjected to the demerit point system, for any traffic offences committed. Fines, yes.
3) You have more time to do refresher courses to pass the driving test required to convert your license. It's important you adapt to the Oz way of driving. If you fail the driving test, you'll need to start from ground zero, the way a local will do it. Get a driving instructor to do your refresher if necessary.




Cons:
1) you need to pay $53 dollars for a year of license
2) you may not like it here and may not want to settle down in Australia for good.

Once you get your PR, the clock starts ticking -- you can only drive with your overseas license for a max of three months. If you still have not converted (and pass all necessary tests, if necessary) your overseas license by the end of three months, you've to retake your the entire L->P1->P2->Full License thingy, the way an Oz will do. That's really painful and literally a cash grab. The amount of tests and especially time one has to go through is like a "degree" course...

If you've a clear medium and long term goal like PR + Citizenship.... thingy, then go for it!
Thank you so much for such a detailed reply.

You say "If you still have not converted (and pass all necessary tests, if necessary) your overseas license by the end of three months, you've to retake your the entire L->P1->P2->Full License thingy, the way an Oz will do."

What you say above is applicable for all states in Aus or only in certain states. I beleive there are some people who applied after a year of getting their PR and got it without doing the entire L->P1->P2->Full License thingy.

Regards,
Bamborabi


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