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    Partner visa - how difficult ?

    It's perfectly do-able - just don't try to complete it in a rush, and be prepared for a lot of admin (ie, getting documents/forms notorised. obtaining statements from friends/relatives etc).
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    Citizenship Application + Passport

    I think you are talking about your passport sized photo for the citizenship application - and the comment from @welljock was in relation to your UK passport renewal...
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    Phone nightmare

    I logged into my Halifax account the other day and used the "Verify yourself with a phone call" thing for the first time. I notice there was also an option called "can't do this" which seemed to direct me to a way of changing the contact number used? Presumably you've tried this already but wanted to mention it just incase. This was online/desktop not via the app.
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    New mobile phone contract

    I've got a PAYG SIM with EE for UK use - haven't topped it up for ages now, but need to keep it 'active' - so I make or receive a call every couple of months. I don't need it anymore, but cling onto it anyway for whatever reason! I use Amaysim in Australia (again, SIM only) and get something ridiculous like 50GB a month data, with Aus and international calls/SMS included (when I first started on the plan, the included data was much less and I only chose the plan because UK calls were included). I think it's $30 every 28 days - and uses the Optus network.
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    If you applied using the copy birth cert from the UK, that's the one you need take. I did the same and it was fine. For bank notice, there's a function in my online banking called 'proof of account' or something like that, and it produces a letter confirming name, address and bank account details. Assume a statement would be OK as well. I was only asked for my NSW licence and passport, but I'd taken everything with me, as that's what the invite letter said to do, and I am very compliant like that
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    How did it go yesterday?!
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    Hi, I applied for Citizenship using the GRO Birth Certificate copy, as I only had the original of the 'short' version of my Birth Cert. The original 'full' Birth Cert was lost a long time ago when I was a child! Anyway, I took both the 'short' and GRO copy Birth Cert to my citizenship interview/test but wasn't asked to show them. And I'm a citizen now, so clearly the GRO Birth Cert copy version is fine! Just take all the documents that you used when you applied (ie, follow the instructions in the invite letter). I was only asked to show my passport and my NSW driver licence as ID.
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    When I did my test late 2020, I just googled Australia Citizenship practice test and went through all the questions I could find. Some of them are a bit dodgy though - ie, they ask questions that don't originate from the booklet. You will only be asked questions that have answers in the booklet. So make sure you fully understand the content of all the sections (for example, I struggled with the Goverment type stuff so studied extra hard on that part!). The questions on the day are random - could be anything from the layout of the Australian flag, to upper/lower house, to dates of first fleet etc etc, who is head of state, how voting/democratic works... and so on.
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    Getting OUT of England

    If I'm looking at the correct form online (this one: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/967404/declaration-form-for-international-travel.pdf) the last box is: Other permitted reasons – please specify: Tick that one and tell them you are moving to Australia.
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    Job offers

    Unless you're in a very niche or specialised role that's hard to recruit for, I can't imagine any employer would offer a a job that's essentially an open start date. Even if you did have a flight booked, it seems likely it will be cancelled 1-2 times before actually happening (reading about this on here and in the media).
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    It would have have been easier if you had asked this question when they gave you the form! Suggest you fill it in, and say 'no' to any parts that ask if you or family have any military/militia background, national service/conscription etc. There are still parts that you will need to fill in, regardless of having no military background.
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    British royalty doing what they do...

    Yes I understand what's happening but whilst the use of "stripped" is technically correct (I suppose), what's happening should not be a surprise. I guess "Harry's titles to be removed at the end of 12 month review period, after leaving Royal Family" doesn't make for such exciting sounding headlines!
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    British royalty doing what they do...

    Stripped is a bit dramatic. Losing the roles was part of the 'deal' when he and Meghan left the Royal Family - it was always going to happen. Yes he's upset, but something about having cake and eating it comes to mind (I'm not anti-Royal - they can do whatever they like as far as I'm concerned, but don't try and back peddle on already made decisions!).
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    Moving Back to England

    you might like to look at this recent discussion for ideas
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    Quarantine Fee Waiver

    Interesting, thanks - it must vary from state to state.