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  1. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Could depend on the case officer at the interview, but mine said they trigger the checks when you physically attend for interview and test. From my perspective, two factors that would logically effect wait time for approval: 1. Time it takes for the checks to return a result (could be many variables here including your country of original, immigration history etc) 2. Backlog on the desk of the particular case officer who calls your number at your appointment, and also their efficiency. This is complete luck of the draw as to who you sit down to at your appointment, and is not pre-assigned. They have to eyeball the results when they come back before manually approving you on their system, so if one particular CO is behind in their workload it could take time for them to get to you. Many logical variables, to a perhaps antiquated process!
  2. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Nah! Oh shit... congrats! Today too. Pretty damn quick turnaround time with a Jan approval! Good stuff. Nah we're still waiting
  3. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    100% citizenship applications are state-based processing. You have only one designated test centre per application based on the applicants location, so naturally queues are based on each location.
  4. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Very quick turnaround! congrats/
  5. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Has anyone known of approved applicants waiting for a citizenship ceremony who have moved council areas? we just found out we’re not on the March ceremony in our council area. Really annoying timing but we may have to move house before the April one, and there’s a chance we won’t be in the same council area. i know we’ll need to update DOHA, but I wonder what will happen to our ceremony wait time. After already waiting 4 months it’d be pretty annoying to go back to the start! anyone any insight on this situation?
  6. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    'finally'? that's a quick turnaround right there!
  7. millski88

    online citizenship application

    Google is your friend it's all spelt out in detail on the Department's website.
  8. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Didn’t see this at the time but congrats! I’m on 3 months wait after approval, hoping within the next month or so I get my ceremony date (also Moreland).
  9. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    I’m not 100% sure that’s correct. Just my experience - My partner and I both shifted our test appointments to dates much earlier than originally issued. My partner still received approval immediately (or within about 2 hours of her test appointment), whereas mine took a couple of weeks. Also, while talking to the CO in my interview I offered a recent hard copy police certificate I had in hand. The CO explained to me how they couldn’t accept it, as they triggered the digital check through their system there and then, and actually talked me through the fact that they were doing it whilst I was sat across the desk from them. Might just have been my experience, but it makes sense to me that they’d progress with a police check once the interview step was cleared.
  10. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Got a letter from the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, David Coleman, but not local MP no.
  11. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    People might just not check Immi Account, so they wouldn't know. When you get an email directly giving you the instructions and the appointment time, there's little need for most to go and check Immi Account. In fact, after submitting an application there's really little need to check it at all if you think about it. Here you go: 1. Yes, copies of email correspondence appear in Immi Account under Messages. I have several appointment letters as it generates a new one each time you reschedule. 2. There is a Citizenship appointments tab which then gets populated with your appointment time.
  12. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    From what i've heard across several forums, it seems to differ council to council. Could be email, could be post, could be both.
  13. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    I was just referring to being able to take your own photo for a passport application (once you're a citizen), rather than having to go and get an 'official' passport photo printed, but it turns out you can't here in Aus.
  14. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Yeah it's about $16 with AusPost. Better even that $8 would be the ability to take and upload yourself, like the UK passport office now allows: https://www.passport.service.gov.uk/photo/how-to-take-a-photo
  15. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    I was thinking you could actually take your own photo and upload it, as you can in the UK now, but i just checked and you can't here - needs to be printed. Definitely would rather a photo booth than using an AusPost shop! Officeworks also do them a bit cheaper than AusPost i think.
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