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    Citizenship time frame??

    Applied 12th May 2012 (paper application, Melbourne) Citizenship Test 29th July Approval Letter Received 1st August Ceremony invite 21st October Ceremony Yesterday (12th November) - Whittlesea Council, VIC
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    Citizenship Processing Times

    **BUMP** any recent ones?
  3. What is the point of this forum then? Promotion of migration agents? Why not just close this forum and have contact details of a few migration agents? I am all for people choosing a migration agent IF THEY WANT TO - but the purpose of this forum is to discuss migration issues. Information seekers should not be rudely advised of paying by the hour to a migration agent!! "IMMEDIATE RESPONSE REQUIRED" by OP shows that he/she has short time left for his/her application and came to PIO community to seek some advice! To OP - I don't have an answer to your question but I'm sure a lot of people will jump on-board to help you with your query (and without asking you to pay for it!!)
  4. George Lombard is highly recommended on this forum: www.austimmigration.com.au Good luck!!
  5. Not sure if this is the right thread to post this. Quote from the website: FREE ACCESS Immigration records - 29th August - 5th September We’re giving you a ticket to follow your travelling ancestors all over the world, absolutely FREE! From 29th August to 5th September, you can search and view all our immigration records – without paying a penny! http://www.ancestry.co.uk/
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    new VIC SMP - where are you now

    Brilliant news Armandra - Congratulations!!! Hope to see you around soon. In the meantime, celebrate hard
  7. Hope this gets sorted soon I suggest you remove the name of your case officer and just leave the initials.
  8. Another one of the classic Labor scams!! Out of interest did anyone try the KFC Julia Gillard Snack Pack? Here's whats on offer: - 2 Small Breasts - 2 Extra Large Thighs - 1 Red Box http://www.omgnews.com.au/fun-friday-julia-gillard-kfc-snack-pack-special/264966_10150234499746932_617586931_7964790_4600127_n/
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    New Category 4's - Where are you now?

    Interesting presentation: http://www.immi.gov.au/gateways/agents/pdf/skilled-migration-update.pdf Slide 40-44 has some interesting information about CAT 4 applicants. There are approximately 46,000 CAT 4 applicats in the GSM pipeline and 'SOME' are expected to be processed during the 2011-12 migration program.
  10. Long awaited details: On 1 July 2011 a new points test for skilled migrants will come into effect. Information about the points test, which visas are affected and how this relates to those eligible students and former student visa holders for transitional arrangements is available. http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/whats-new.htm
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    New Zealand travel on Oz PR

    That's correct - you are granted a residency permit once you land in NZ but it expires once you leave NZ. So if you want to come back, you'll still need a valid Australian residency visa. If you stay in NZ for 4 years (or maybe 5 - I'm not sure), you are eligible to apply for NZ Citizenship.
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    New Zealand travel on Oz PR

    I understand that Australian permanent residents are issued with a residency permit on their arrival to New Zealand. My question is that do they actually put a label in you passport or just a stamp?
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    New Category 3's - Where are you now?

    Hi Jasper, About 25% of all medicals get referred. It does not necessary mean a problem - although it delays the visa grant by few weeks (just because there is a back log of referred medicals). I posted this a few days back and should help you understand the process: http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/migration-issues/113404-medicals-process.html Good luck :hug:
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    New Category 3's - Where are you now?

    This explains everything in a nut-shell - very well said!! Good luck with your application - hopefully you'll have your visa very soon :hug:
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    new VIC SMP - where are you now

    Just an update on my friend's application (http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/migration-issues/99554-new-vic-smp-where-you-now-246.html) She got her 886 granted today - took a tad less than 2 months. All the best to everyone still waiting - I sincerely hope that you will soon have some good news