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  1. janinewhiteley

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    1. Date applied - 12 Feb 2016 2. Whittlesea 3. 12 Feb 2016 4. 4 July 2016 5. 12 July 2016 6. Ceremony - 26 Jan 2017 .
  2. janinewhiteley

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Well done Simran BRAR goo luck tomorrow. :wink:
  3. janinewhiteley

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    I went with my son when he had his invite for test to ask his case officer if his case could be changed to urgent. He said no as they do not see a university offer as an urgent case. I even stated that he has deferred it for 12 months already and we don't want him to lose his place. He suggested to go to web site and complete the forms for urgent cases. He added "don't hold your breath" cheers Janine
  4. janinewhiteley

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Hi , Quick question around citizenship ceremony. I am about to renew all the family UK passports and we have all just passed the Oz citizenship test. Do we need our UK passports at the ceremony( no appointment received yet)? Do i need to send the UK passports back for renewal? I am worried if i need to send them back and I don't get them back in time for ceremony. Any response is helpful. regards Janine
  5. janinewhiteley

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Hi Everyone. Hubby finally took test today and passed. So we just wait now for a ceremony date. As long as my eldest gets a ceremony before accepting Uni course we will be happy Ozzies. cheers Janine
  6. janinewhiteley

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    I have heard fro DIBP on a few occasions. Its amazing what complaints can achieve Anyway , my hubby has his test on 6/7/16 , so don't think we will hear from ceremony dates till after that. My son however needs urgent ceremony , but when I spoke with his case officer on his test date, they said HECS debt is not enough of a reason to get a quicker ceremony :arghh: I guess we have a looooooong wait . cheers Janine
  7. janinewhiteley

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Hi Yes we did but had to go to the web site and put a official complaint in. They acted on within a week for both complaints. ( son and husband) I would advise trying that. good luck. Janine
  8. janinewhiteley

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Hi I sent another complaint and my husband has now got a date of 6/7/16. However he did have to wait 90 days .
  9. janinewhiteley

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    After sending a official complaint in via website my eldest got an interview date of 27/6/2016 but re arranged it to 19/06/2016. Just need husband now.
  10. janinewhiteley

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    ME Date applied = 3/3/2016 City Council = Whittlesea. Online/Paper = Paper. Citizenship Test = 24/5/2016...passed 100% Date of approval letter = ( arrived 7/6/2016) Date of Ceremony= TBCDate applied = 3/3/2016 City Council = Whittlesea. Online/Paper = Paper. Citizenship Test = 24/5/2016...passed 100%:wink: Date of approval letter = ( arrived 7/6/2016) Date of Ceremony= TBC Husband Date applied = 3/3/2016 City Council = Whittlesea. Online/Paper = Paper ..in same envelope as mine. STILL WAITING!!!!:mad: Eldest son Date applied = 3/3/2016 City Council = Whittlesea Paper/Online= Paper... same envelope as rest of family. Rejected due to time in country( long story) re applied on 03/5/2016 online. Normal/Urgent =URGENT :arghh: WAITING..........
  11. janinewhiteley

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Hi, I went for my test this week and passed :smile: . They said they would do police check the same day and I would receive letter to confirm in next few days...I am awaiting patiently. However, I asked about my O/H and my Case officer said they are currently processing all April and May applications and will not move on to June till all done...Nothing yet. I also asked them to fast track my sons application as his Uni depends on it. He did say he would look into it for me...nothing yet.( I am Authorised on sons application) I saw the date stamp on my application. We posted it on the 3rd March and the date showed the 10th March...so we are now on 79 calendar days and they set a time of 80 days . Hmmm somehow I don't think they are making there quota ATM! :arghh: still waiting!!
  12. janinewhiteley

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    What makes it harder , the fact our son is also waiting and although we are in no rush He is. He was accepted into Uni last year and had to defer for 12 months. He has to accept his place by November 2016 or he will lose it. I now feel we are cutting it fine. .
  13. janinewhiteley

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Hi we applied same period of time and I have a test next tuesday my husband has not heard anything. We are coming unto the 80 calendar day mark and shall be calling them. The only reason I have an appointment is because i phoned them and the very kind lady explained they have a new system and each person has to be transferred from one system to another before appointments can be made for tests. She then transferred me immediately and booked the appointment whilst on the phone. However , when my OH tried that we didn't get same lady on the phone and they refused to do it. She also told me that I had removed my email address which is not true and my husbands had been entered incorrect. I don't hold much confidence for the Melbourne office ATM. I feel they need to do some overtime and clear backlog!! hope you hear soon. Janine
  14. janinewhiteley

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Hi, We are in Mernda. We posted our application on the 3 March 2016 . I have an appointment for the test on 24th May 2016. But nothing yet from my husband. It will be 80 calander days wait for him next weekend . I have tried to call them on 2 occasions but keep getting the run around. My son applied online on the 4th May 2016 and still waiting. What is strange about our applications. I phoned to chase where my application is up to and the very kind lady " ok I can see you application and you are part of a new system . I will transfer you from one system to the other and we will be able to book your test" I asked her if she would do same for my husband and she said "yes if he calls us" He did and they refused to help.!!!! fingers crossed it will be soon. what are your timelines? regards Janine
  15. janinewhiteley

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Good Morning. My husband arrived in Australia 2 days after visa granted ( 21 March 2012) Myself and kids arrived 28th April 2012. I phoned Immigration to check what date we were able to apply for Citizenship on 1st Feb 2016. The told me that I was able to apply for citizenship at that point . So i applied for the whole family in Feb without fully understanding why it was just under the 4 year mark. I was very upset when my son was refused citizenship on the 20th April 2016. The letter told me that he did not meet the criteria as it was not 4 years to the 28th April....But they charged us a fee for this. GRRRRRRR. However myself and my husband were accepted. it was due to the fact we both came over on a holiday visa the year before ( kids didn't come) But as one child is under 16 and on Husbands application , it was fine , but other is 18 and had to apply on his own merits. I applied again for son on the 28th April 2016 and they have taken another fee despite the refusal letter stating they would not re charge as it is to do with time in country. Very annoyed with the whole process. Myself and my husband applied in same envelope in post and i have Test booked n the 23rd May. However my husband is still waiting for his. I was offered a test date 3 weeks after i discussed this issues with office. Apparently we are part of the new trial. I don't know what that means but they deleted my email and said I did it , but i hadn't. I think Melbourne office is struggling with it all.
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