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  1. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    No the 1300t is the paper alternative. It’s good to review it to get an idea of the information you need to supply though.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    https://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/ceremony_backlog If you check this Wiki list over on Whirlpool, it looks like the last person reported from your council area as getting on the 26th Jan ceremony was approved on 4th November - so the next ceremony could be your go!
  3. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Should usually be 3-4 weeks before. Completely depends on your local council's backlog which ceremony you end up at, but I'd say it's likely 26th Jan is all done now. I know from my local council (Moreland) that i'm not on 26th Jan or their February lists, our approval was late October. I'm just preparing for up to another 3 months wait, that way won't be too disappointed! Is there anything pressing for you time-wise, or just want to have it done? Also remember, the reported average between approval and ceremony is 4-5 months -
  4. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Haha nice. Welcome to the citizenship thread!
  5. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Oh s**t! Mine was 5th July 2013 I've been in marketing/digital projects and was working in non-profit for a long time, and that's when I got my 457 + subsequent 457 + 186 PR. Since then though I moved to a role at group company which does recruitment & training. I'm actually about to jump ship from here though to move in to my first agency gig, which is something I've wanted to do for a long time, but with the visa arrangements hadn't been able to previously.
  6. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Fingers crossed! We've been lucky with quick turnaround on the initial stages, but now our ceremony wait is looking more average - swings and roundabouts hey. Our stories are incredibly similar, i'm near 7 years too. I think posted letter and email sometimes depending on you council. My other half's parents want to come over for a visit and will try and align it for when we get our ceremony, so i'm quite glad of this contact i've got at Moreland council... don't have to wait for snail mail to get the date confirmed! All the best mate, let us know how you go.
  7. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Quick approval! nice one.
  8. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Yes!! Awesome. Ah yeah 2 months is really good. We'd been pretty lucky with the speed of the first stages, currently sitting on about 2.5 months after approval, hopefully next month or so we get an invite. Keep us updated!
  9. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Only after your ceremony are you officially a citizen, and yeah unfortunately only after you have the certificate from the ceremony can you apply for a passport. Depending on which council area you're in it can be 3-6 months after approval until you get a ceremony.
  10. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Nice, so your test is at the city office? Let us know how you go today. We're in Moreland council area yeah, quite a bit of a queue for ceremonies in Moreland. Luckily i got this awesome person who does the event management at Moreland council call me after i put in a website enquiry, she'd been super helpful and told me i could call whenever i needed to check her lists. I can't say it'd be the same for every council though, it's often tricky to get any info in advance of your invite, from what i've heard.
  11. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    It only says received and then approved, nothing in between as far as i'm aware.
  12. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Hey mate!!! Yeah good, me and the mrs both got 100% - I was out of the test centre before my appointment time it was that quick haha. Just keeping track of progress of the waiting list with my local council. We haven't got on Australia day ceremony or the one after that (mid Feb), but i've been told they may have a second February ceremony, so fingers crossed we'll get on that. Good luck tomorrow, you'll smash it! What council area are you in @Parkesy?
  13. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Nothing is guaranteed, but i'd prepare for a 2-4 month wait to receive appointment email after submitting your application .
  14. millski88

    Police Certificates for Citizenship Application

    Sorry, misread before my original reply. Strictly speaking, yes you would (i think!). Although the police cert does cover your time until you left, it's still over 6 months old. Is is a big expense to get another one? To be safe and cover all bases, i would if it wasn't too much hassle.
  15. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Depends on a few factors. Which DOHA office is your application going to?
  16. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Usually post, but i've heard certain councils do email too... depends on the council!
  17. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Check every day, as often as you can. You may find 3,4,5 days where you're just not seeing any appointments, then suddenly you'll catch one. It's unpredictable, but the more regularly you check the better your chance. They usually only hang around for a couple of minutes so you have to be quick!
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Another thing to note is over Christmas and NY there's probably a close down of the test centres.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    You have to check all the time. Cancelled appointments come up regularly but don't stay around usually for longer than a few minutes. If you can, check the calendar at least 4-5 times a day and you'll get one.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Here's the section wording from the online application by the way, screenshot below. It's actually slightly different - it says since your PR was granted. Maybe useful to know at your stage - you can actually preview more-or-less the whole exact application if you refer to the paper form version, here: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/form-listing/forms/1300t.pdf (see page 5 for the paper form version of overseas penal clearance wording)
  21. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    If you haven't stayed in the countries for more than 90 days after your PR application was submitted, then you do not need to submit them. As a side note - it's also not worth arranging your own Australian police cert for this either, as the DOHA process it themselves electronically when you attend your test/interview. Happy days.
  22. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Nice turnaround time on your test! Home straight!
  23. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    That's interesting... i spoke to Moreland council yesterday and they tell me they're having a regular ceremony in Coburg on Jan 26th (with 120 applicants). I have heard though from a Moreland resident on this forum that there are invitations for DOHA run ceremonies which are not arranged by the local council. The representative from Moreland council wasn't aware of this when i raised it with them. Based on this, I'm still considering our invite could come from Moreland for one of their regular ceremonies, or from DOHA for a ceremony arranged by them.
  24. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Nice! Congrats. Early invitation! Is your ceremony due to be in the normal venue for your council, or is it a special Jan 26th one in the city, Fed Square etc? Also, when did you get approval?
  25. millski88

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    I've heard it's a mix of mail and email depending which council, but there's a chance it could be mail only, yes.
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