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  1. vickyplum

    Entering before 309 visa granted

    Yes it's far too soon to hear anything - you only applied two months ago! See processing times: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-processing-times/global-visa-processing-times
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    Post from the UK

    Yes - both directions are being held up, in my experience.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    My citizenship interview/test was scheduled for 27 April (Sydney). I've now received an email saying it's postponed, but not giving any details of a new date. So I have to assume that's on hold indefinitely for now.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    This stuff can be difficult. Would your bank manager be willing to meet you in person and sign the form? Would only take 10 min of their day. I think medical practitioner can be your midwife friend but I suppose it's a bit of a risk, depending on how strictly the role titles are governed. Are there any legal or finance people in your workplace who might qualify?
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Thank you! I am pretty pleased this is finally moving forward. Wollongong Council but test is in Sydney CBD.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Updating to say that I received my test invite/letter today (via email) for end of April 2020.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Yes i scanned the passport page with the stamp on it.
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    Been in Oz 8 months and struggling - advice please!

    You can pay your NICs every year, or do a bulk top up. There's no reason to be in the UK for that!
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Thanks! I am not in a mad rush but it would be nice to see some progress.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    a) Wollongong. b) no, have just had two weeks outside of Australia since applying.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Yes me! Applied 18 June 2019 (not Sydney) and my account has remained unchanged since that day.
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    Moving in Aug 2020

    I'm in Sydney so not very helpful for you!
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    Moving in Aug 2020

    Hi @Chiwy, having a dog in apartment will depend on the body corporate (strata). I live in a new-ish apartment block, and there are two dogs here (one chihuahua and one other type I don't recognise - small-medium size). I think my lease indicates 'small pets' may be permitted with prior consent, or words to that effect. There is also a small-medium terrier type dog who lives in the apartment block next to us. One of these dogs I mention is on the ground floor with a small garden but the other two only have balconies as outside space.
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    Which council to choose if you live in 2 councils ?

    Use the council that matches the residential address you've put on the application.
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    Question about Form 1195 filling

    Yes it's a passport photo. The post office should be able to confirm it will meet your requirements.
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