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  1. ian360

    Citizenship Processing

    Thank you, Zet01. Your advice has been most helpful. I really appreciate it. Yes, here is hoping to a positive outcome for everybody. :) Thanks again.
  2. ian360

    Citizenship Processing

    Ah that is good then Dee. Good luck with your interview and I hope that your ceremony will be at the same time. I am sure that it will be.
  3. ian360

    Citizenship Processing

    Thank you Zet01. Yes I have been checking the spam also. I am sure it will arrive soon then. Thank you so much for responding.
  4. ian360

    Citizenship Processing

    Thank you for responding. Yes we did that - I think it also asked if you would like to take the ceremony at the same time as another person, and we linked it here too.
  5. ian360

    Citizenship Processing

    Hello all, Just a quick question here. My wife and I applied for our citizenship last December at the same time. We applied to the Perth office. My wife received an email last week requesting that she goes for the citizenship interview and test, however I did not receive anything as of yet. We were wondering if this is normal to process applications at different times despite us both applying at the same time? Or have they forgotten all about me? ? I hope this question makes sense. Thank you in advance. Ian
  6. ian360

    Changes to pathway to Citizenship

    Is it using a touch screen thing, or is using a mouse? I ask because I have a bit of a disability that makes some computer work a bit tricky.
  7. ian360

    Changes to pathway to Citizenship

    Myself and my wife are currently putting together our citizenship applications. On the residence calculator at the bottom it says… ————————————————— If any of the following applied to you in the past 4 years, please telephone the Citizenship Information Line on 131 880 during business hours to discuss your circumstances. You obtained an e-visa to replace an expired Resident Return Visa (RRV) You obtained a bridging visa of any type You lodged an onshore application for a permanent visa then travelled overseas on your temporary visa You are a New Zealand citizen on a Special Category Visa (SCV) ————————————————— My wife was on a Bridging Visa A from 30 January 2014 to 9 September 2014 while she was waiting for her permanent partner visa to be processed. Does anybody know what are the reasons immigration need us to call them for?
  8. Hey Kimmy... I am in a similar situation to you. Did you have to get many penal clearance certificates from the various countries? This will take me forever!!!!
  9. ian360

    Changes to pathway to Citizenship

    Well to be fair, this kinda clears up your points for me. Thank you for the update, ozpursuit.
  10. ian360

    Changes to pathway to Citizenship

    The thing I don't understand is the argument I am seeing on here about who pays the most tax. I was unaware that worthiness to citizenship was based on how much tax people pay. Surely there has to be more to a person's eligibility than how much tax they pay or have paid? My memory is a little hazy about the PR rules now as I originally got my PR back in 2003. I remember I got in due to my teaching qualifications and experience, I was fluent in English and I was under 30 years old. I remember they had a list of jobs and skills they needed, and if you had any of those skills, the right amount of experience, could speak English and were a certain age, then you were in and could apply. To my knowledge, being a student does not equate to the skills needed for PR, but possibly the end product would be (ie... you become an engineer or doctor etc). To try to make out that a student has been paying more taxes and is therefore more worthy seems to be missing the point. Surely it is about skills and what you as an individual can bring to Australia as a whole? If you have what they need and/or want then you have a good chance of success.
  11. ian360

    Changes to pathway to Citizenship

    I understand. In this case, this is not a good situation for you.
  12. ian360

    Changes to pathway to Citizenship

    If it would have been the same, why did you go the 457 route and not just go directly for PR so you could cut your waiting times down?
  13. ian360

    Changes to pathway to Citizenship

    Plus in the not so distant future, many of us on PR will become citizens and then we will be voters. So it could certainly come back to bite the politicians. It really depends on how short sighted they choose to be.
  14. ian360

    Changes to pathway to Citizenship

    Do Australia have an equivalent to Bernie Sanders in the US or Jeremy Corbyn in the UK?
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