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    I don’t believe employment has any impact on citizenship and he does appear to have met his obligation on the visa but I’m no expert there. Personal Leave includes Sick Leave generally and yes, he can lose accrued personal leave. That is not his employer, there is no protection for accrued personal leave under the award. They cannot take away his accrued Annual Leave though, they should pay it out even if it is a few hours. He should get casual loading on top of his hourly rate on his new contract which in theory compensates for not getting sick and annual leave. He should also be able to continue to accrue Long Service Leave and potentially even move it between employers (depending on which state you live in it can work a little differently).
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    I was told it’s by letter but I don’t know if that is just our local council that does it that way or all councils.
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    Mine was by Immi Account
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    You could but it may be no use to them. I was told they are only valid for 40 days
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    I used this to see if I could lodge and it said I could so I did. But according to an extract that a migration agent on here provided, the way I’ve interpreted it, I actually wasn’t eligible.... I’m still not approved yet so I don’t know whether it’s an issue or not. Maybe don’t rely solely on this tool [emoji2372]
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    As I understand it, no you can’t.
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    I don’t know that there’s any point to an FOI request. Even if I see what’s outstanding, there’s no way to hurry it up. [emoji53]
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    No i haven’t [emoji53] Although my other half has and he took his test mid July- it was approved same day!
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    6 reasons that you came to live in Australia

    1. My OH was presented with the opportunity through work 2. I’d been fascinated by the idea of living in Australia since I was a child- we regularly got sent gifts and photos from family in WA 3. I would also have a job on arrival 4. We didn’t see any negatives to giving it a try 5. (I think) I was suffering from S.A.D in the U.K. and wanted to live somewhere it would affect me less 6. I prefer a warm climate outdoors lifestyle
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    Shipping boxer dog

    There are often different instructions specific to Brachycephalic breeds like boxers...larger crates are required and some airlines won’t take them at all, whilst some will only take them during certain months due to heat. Whichever company you speak to would talk to you about this as they are higher risk. You do right to ask questions as this would be my most anxious part of an international move.
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    I pulled my test date forward by two months and as it was not immediately approved, I was hoping that by the time it got to my originally scheduled test date that everything could be approved and I might be lucky and make the July ceremony, but it seems that is very unlikely. [emoji31]
  12. I have just found an archived copy of this on the internet by searching “citizenship policy chapter 7a” but this level of detail is not (as far as I can see) in the Citizenship application space on the home affairs website that the average person refers to for their eligibility. So it seems I’ve made a mistake because I was a temp resident out of the country on the day that is exactly 4 years prior to my citizenship submission date although I did have more than 4 years total residency when I submitted[emoji17] Should I just withdraw my application and start again? Or seeing as I’ve already sat my test is it worth waiting to see what happens? I was hoping it would be granted soon as it is affecting my work! Appreciate any insight you can give
  13. Oh wow, this thread is making me sweat! I submitted my citizenship application on 19th June 2018. Exactly 4 years prior (i.e. 19th June 2014) I was on a work trip overseas for 2 weeks and at that time was on a temporary visa. I sat my test in May but haven’t heard anything since.... I hadn’t read the part about the date exactly 4 years prior - eek! [emoji24] Does it sound like they will reject it?!
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    I was slightly concerned when I went for my test and interview.... the guy I dealt with said it had been non stop all that day and he would be doing all his finalising of notes for everyone at the end of the day or tomorrow. At the time I thought, what if he gets things mixed up or forgets someone! Now you’ve posted this [emoji45]
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    Last minute nerves and stress

    Yes it is pretty normal to have some stress and last minute things that you didn’t anticipate. We got stuck in a last minute work hiccup which meant our furniture was in a shipping container that was just about to reach Singapore, we had flights booked for the following week, had tenants in our house on a 12 month contract and then we were told it might not happen. If it couldn’t happen and we wanted our furniture back we’d probably have to pay ourselves to have it shipped back to us and they kindly pointed out it would be cheaper if we were able to turn it round at Singapore instead of making the full journey..... well that gave us 24 hours to make the decision. We crossed everything and didn’t sleep for a week and we got on the plane [emoji38]