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rammygirl last won the day on April 15 2013

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  1. rammygirl

    Citizenship Timeline for years 2015-2016

    Like Mount Barker it doesn’t say on the website when the next ceremony will be held, give them a call or e mail them to ask when the next one is.
  2. rammygirl

    Visa approved

    That is much quicker than most. Congratulations! There will be a few envious souls on the long running threads. What visa was this.
  3. rammygirl

    packing sea container experience

    They should be professional. You will be fine. Just make sure you are clear what they need to pack. I labelled things that were not to go with post it notes. I also showed them when they arrived by room what was to be done and asked them to check with me if they were unsure. Best to put anything you do NOT want them to pack in one room and make this clear. I have overseen three international moves on my own, they prefer you not to pack anything yourself, but are grateful for clear guidance.
  4. rammygirl

    Citizenship - Teenagers, & Over 60's

    I would try calling the office where your son took his test. Goodness only knows how these things work! When we took our test the lady brought up my account with all applicants on it including my son who already has citizenship so they should be able to tell you. Keep calling till you find someone who can be bothered.
  5. rammygirl

    Citizenship - Teenagers, & Over 60's

    Did you link your applications when you applied? There was a question asking if you wished to attend a ceremony with other family members if I recall. Also check your on line status to see if yours has also been approved.
  6. rammygirl

    Citizenship Timeline for years 2015-2016

    Well yes strictly speaking immigration send the list of approvals to the councils each month. But it is up to the councils to decide when to hold the ceremonies, depending how many people are approved etc. The council not immigration send you an invite to a ceremony. Ours for example held ceremonies in Jan and March this year but the next one is August so not regular. I wouldn’t say that it has nothing to do with the council. Try ringing immigration, they will tell you it is up to the council to invite you to their next available ceremony. Immigration do not book your citizenship ceremony. Interestingly all councils seem to disagree about who is responsible ours says this. How will Council invite me to attend a Ceremony? The Department of Immigration and Citizenship provides Council with a summary of eligible participants on a monthly basis (i.e. in the first week of the beginning of the month.) Letters are sent by Council to all eligible participants approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the ceremony date, subject to vacancies. It is important that you RSVP your attendance at a ceremony. This will ensure your certificate will be available for presentation. For candidates taking a Citizenship Pledge under Oath, please bring the holy book or scripture of your choice. Council does not provide this. Please arrive at least 20 minutes before the ceremony is scheduled to start to enable registration. The ceremony will take approximately 45 minutes followed by an opportunity to share refreshments. You are welcome to invite family and friends to share the occasion. Please bring the letter you received from COUNCIL with you, as well as some form of photo identification. A current Australian driver's licence is ideal as this will also facilitate electoral enrolment. The Electoral Enrolment Form is required to be completed regardless of whether you are currently on the electoral roll. Candidates may be asked to sign a form giving their consent for photographs, video or film taken during the ceremony to be used for future citizenship promotional purposes.
  7. rammygirl

    Citizenship Timeline for years 2015-2016

    It depends on your local council, they invite you for ceremony. I rang ours and the next one planned is Early August, she said we would get an invite for that once the date was fixed. have a look on your council website for information.
  8. rammygirl

    PR to Citizenship

    Current rules are 4 years residence with one year being PR. no more that one year absent in total and no more than 90 days absent in final year. so looking at your dates if March 15 was your first entry then you qualify in March 2019 under current rules.
  9. rammygirl

    De facto proof

    Are you named drivers on each other cars? She could change her address at the bank and get a letter from them. You have a child so that is a pretty good piece of evidence if you are both named on the birth certificate. Oh and don’t call her your girlfriend she is your partner if you are claiming de facto.
  10. rammygirl

    FX Broker - are they ripping me off?

    Not sure about compensation. Their fees look pretty high though. I have used forex services before and set limit orders without paying any extra for the service though. i would give them a call and say you are disappointed with the service though, see what they can do for you
  11. rammygirl

    Traveling as Australian Citizen with UK passport

    Mm my sons both in their 20s with beards and backpacks always seem to get stopped. That is unless they are with me! Maybe I look like I would cause trouble oh says he wouldn’t mess with a confident looking middle aged ( maybe I am a tad older!) woman. Just not worth the hassle
  12. rammygirl

    Child visa 101

    Agree this is an unusual application, especially if you do intend to apply for your wife at some point, the strategy doesn’t make sense.
  13. They are separate applications do them in parallel. The children will also need Australian passports once they have their citizenship certificates. are you certain you do not want to get UK citizenship for your wife before you leave? Check out the moving to the UK threads to see the problems of getting partner visas for the UK. Your kids are dual citizens and ideally you both should be too, you never know what the future can bring.
  14. rammygirl

    Ship things or buy in UK?

    Professional packers , especially for international moves, put less in each box (especially breakables) and pad it out with packing paper. When we opened some boxes the were half empty! I packed for my sons move cube and got more in even with plenty of padding where needed, I used linen and cushions to pad and wrap fragile items and the small cube was tightly packed. Better to pack tight as nothing can move about in the cube or fall over. He didn’t want to ship a lot but the cost of shipping was much less than the items were worth.....he did have several guitars!
  15. rammygirl

    Citizenship Timeline for years 2015-2016

    Can be many reasons, his name may be the same as an offender for example. Maybe his file has been held up for another reason. Goodness only knows why some people get immediate approval and some wait for months! The system really needs to be tightened up. Something is clearly not working as it should. As a couple applying with linked applications we were invited to do our test at the sama time. The lady processing said that was good as sometimes even linked applications are invited a month apart, she said it shouldn’t happen but ..........