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    Medical today!

    Don't worry, it's a fairly standard check. I was concerned about mine, and apart from the trying to pee in bottle part, it was fine!
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    That's a funny one - the form says: So I would assume all of your children who are aged 18+ have to complete the form regardless if they are migrating or not?
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    Medical today!

    No! They are not checking if you're got a cold or not... They will weigh you, take blood pressure, measure height, do a chest x-ray, check eyes/ears, breathing etc (I can't remember every step).
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    Citizenship Timeline for years 2015-2016

    Yes you do need to complete the form and have it signed by one of the listed occupations. Your GP or dentist can do it, if you have been visiting them for 1yr+
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    Reference letter for citizenship application??

    (2) you ask them. Or they can show their passport. (3) again, the form clearly states the person must know you for at least 1 year. Applying from inside or outside of Australia, the person must have known you for at least 1 year and be in the list of specific occupations If you actually read page 1 of the form, it will answer your questions.
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    Reference letter for citizenship application??

    It's very clear on the form, that the person must have known you for at least one year. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/form-listing/forms/1195.pdf The information you need is on the form, if you take the time to read it.
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    Reference letter for citizenship application??

    @Shingekinokyogin, I asked my dentist to sign the form - as I see her every 12 months, she has known me for at least 1 year. She doesn't know me well but knows that I am who I say I am, has personal records about me, etc.
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    Reference letter for citizenship application??

    You need to look for identity declaration form 1195. The list of people who can sign, is contained within the form itself. The form is also linked from the online citizenship application portal.
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    Form 888 - Australian citizen in UK

    The Form 888 is just the form 888... no need to do an extra statement. All boxes and information required is provided on the form + space for the 'authorised person' to sign. Australians and non-Australians can both provide a statement using this form. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/form-listing/forms/888.pdf
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    Your favourite city in the world

    Yes it does - Manchester Metrolink.
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    Immigration Officer checking documents

    I don't know for sure, but it seems pretty unlikely they will make those telephone calls.
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    I was on holiday for three weeks. Didn't do anything special, but did look around a few suburbs that I thought we may be interested in. Everything else (TFN, getting driver's licence, medicare etc) I did in the first few days of moving here to live. I did open a bank account from the UK before. I was expecting a big fanfare when I arrived with my shiny new visa, but no
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    I see what you mean. Yes you need to enter Australia by the 'enter by' date, to validate your visa, but you don't have to make the full move at that time. I validated my visa by visiting for a holiday in August 2014, but didn't move until May 2015. The subclass 100 visa is similar to applying for the 309 (but slightly less rigmarole if I remember correctly!), so until you start that process, you'll remain on the 309.
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    Length of stay is how long you can legally remain in Australia. So it's not like you can't leave for holidays etc. Is that what you mean?
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    Transit in Melbourne

    The advice on Melbourne airport website is to "check with your airline". It's not a big airport, so they should be able to advise you that 95min is enough time.