My Journey on a 489 Visa


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18 Responses

  1. Tom says:

    Very inspiring, bro. God bless 🙂

  2. Sagar says:

    hi, what are basic differences for 190 and 489? Did you encounter any difficulties while on 489 like medical emergency and etc etc?

    • iamisyut says:

      main difference is under 489 you don’t have medicare entitlement. I’ve not had any major difficulties except that getting a good full time job related to my field proved to be challenging. We also had Bupa Health cover the whole time that we were still under 489 for peace of mind.

  3. Joyce says:

    Thanks for the info.. Are yoi assigned to any region

    • iamisyut says:

      Hi Joyce,
      I got my 489 visa through South Australia State Nomination if that’s what you’re asking. Basically, since the visa was SA State Nominated I had a moral obligation to live and work in SA for 2 years. The whole State of SA is considered regional that includes their capital city – Adelaide

  4. Islandcross says:

    It is inspiring to see folks succeeded in acquiring their PR through 489 visa. My question is do you have to be working on your nominated skill? And will the employer genuinely honor the visa to land a job . We are currently on the process of lodging our 489 visa and there are tons of question. Your input will be highly appreciated.

    • iamisyut says:

      you don’t have to be working in your nominated skill. any job na full time(at least 35hours a week) for 12 months. it can be two jobs as long as makabuo ka nang 35 hours/wk or 70 hours/fortnight sa payslips mo. Yes, all employer nman will have no issues with 489 visa. Mostly sa kanila walang alam sa mga types of visa so you just have to explain a bit. Also, they can lookup about your visa sa VEVO if they require.
      Just keep your questions coming will be happy to answer. Goodluck! Cheers!

      • Islandcross says:

        Thanks iamsyut. Yeah, we just finish gathering all the docs for submission hopefully maisubmit na namin this week. How long do you reckon is the processing?

        • iamisyut says:

          hi, yung submission nyo ba is lodgement na nang visa application? meron na ba kayung state/relative nomination? which state/region? Yung processing time you can check it out here:
          mag vary pa din yun depending on individual circumstances. Read mo yung link sa DIBP they normally update that page. At least 9 months na ata processing ngayun for State nominated 489.

          • Islandcross says:

            Yes lodgement na ng visa through an agent from Brisbane. We have secured a state nomination from Tas. Thanks for the link, so it will take at least 9 months. Ayos din yan ng makapag prepare pa at makapag ipon pa 🙂 . Salamat iamisyut you are an inspiration. I hope na di ka magsawa sa pagsagot sa mga tanong.

  5. iamisyut says:

    Goodluck sa visa application! I hope you get your visa grant fast! Cheers!

  6. Meera says:

    hi. can I have your email ID. I have some queries. It will be very helpful if you can revert.

  7. Sreeja says:


    I’m searching for your Partner (subsequent entrant 489) story as I too have applied for the same visa class and would like to know your experience. How much time it took for your Partner to get the visa? I lodged mine in Nov 2017 and haven’t got any info yet. Although I know that a Case Officer has been assigned to my case.

    • iamisyut says:

      Hi, sorry I have not yet published the story about my subsequent entrant 489 visa experience.
      It took only a month for my partners application to be approved.
      If you already have a Case Officer a decision is probably on it’s way. Good Luck!

  8. Jared says:

    Hi guys,

    I am preparing my visa 489 application (Relative Sponsored) just this week. Nag worry lang since when I asked my friend about the status of her application, she told me that parang walang update or nangyari sa application niya. That is why I’m contemplating if I should still apply for a visa subclass 489 or just go for costly one (Student Visa). Any Idea sa processing time for a subclass 489 (Relative Sponsored) application? Thank you!

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