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  1. Nora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    If you don't have your passport, you can show your australian driver's license that would suffice. You can also show your expired passport. I DID this for my test and ceremony.
  2. Nora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Finally Australians!!! ❤ 297 new citizens today at Moreton Bay Regional council from more than 30 countries! What a Journey! All the best everyone. Your day will come. ✌
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    You will do just fine. Be honest with your responses, and stay calm during test. Questions are pretty straight forward.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Hi, they will invite you to your Ceremony via email. If you need to check if you are in their list for the next ceremony you can ring the Moreton Bay Regional Council customer service line. If you are schedule, and cannot make it, you can reschedule it and they will allocate you on the next available date. Hope this answers question.
  5. Nora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Maybe you will be allocated to a different city council? Allocated to their queue, it may be longer or shorter the waiting time.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    She can bring her Australian driver's license, plus any other ID, doesn't matter if it has been expired. I was told this when calling at their customer service line.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    For the test/interview date, we got an email from DHA and a notification/message on our immi account. We were based in Melbourne back then. And for the ceremony, we were invited via email from our Moreton Bay Regional Council (Qld) by their marketing team. They only sent one email to my hubby with the invitation for all applicants. I have friends in BNE who were invited via mail postage.
  8. Do you have children attending school? That perhaps you may know their teacher for +12 months? We had our school principle sign for us. We weren't "friends", just acquaintance.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    For those in Moreton Bay Regional Council. We have been invited via email to attend our ceremony on the 4th/Nov/2021. Fingers crossed we don't go into lockdown. I hope you all get your invites soon too! It will have taken us 8 months from our approval date to ceremony.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Yes. Once you attend your VC your application and those dependant attached will be finalised. As you can see, there is only one file on your immi account, the one under your name and once you click on the (+) tab it will show your dependants. But as a whole, they will finalise your application. It only came with your name because you the main applicant and are the only one legally required to attend the ceremony. I was told this by citizen officer on the test date as my husband has our school-age daughter attached to his app.
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    Made an error in application - how to rectify?

    Look at the title: it says immigration and citizenship. That's from their officail website. Yes, I did use this form for Citizenship.
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    Made an error in application - how to rectify?

    There is NO need to re-apply. Just upload the form 1023-Notification of incorrect answers form and that is it (just download it from searching it in Google: form 1023). It happened to us as well with other questions and did this. That is the purpose of this form. Cheers.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Yes, separate per applicant over 16 years of age.
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    Moving to Melbourne 2021/22

    I would recommend Melbourne Eastern Suburbs. They are quite nice, and probably 38-45 min from Melbourne CBD. I.e.: Croydon Mooroolbark, Ringwood, or even the Yarra Valley area. Have a good look. We lived in Croydon for.3.years and loved the life stlye we had qith two school kids. Bjt we always wanted to moved up back to Qld because of the weather.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    They make it very clear, it is a waiting game.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Those waiting in Moreton Bay Regional Council, I have raised a FOI, and they have replied with: "(...)as of 20th August 2021 there were 1582 people whose applications been approved and were waiting to attend their ceremony." Now, within these numbers, there may be people waiting from 0-8 months already (or longer, who knows) since they got their applications approved. Moreton Bay Council don't publish upcoming events they have left for this year. However, Moreton bay Regional Council did say over the phone that they organise ceremonies every 2 months .
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    You will be allocated to their queue, so it could be a long or short one, who knows. Once you move interstate, you will have to update your residential address on immi account and also call the DHA so they can allocate you to your new council. This is what I did. Cheers.
  18. Nora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Yours came quick. That's nice, hope you hear from them soon too. When been waiting 6 months now, and now the waiting time from approval to ceremony is 6-8 months.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    You can use the expired one. We used our children's expired ones (it was over 10 months expired) and it was fine, no dramas.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    People in this forum living in Moreton Bay Regional council still waiting for ceremony?
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    Approved to Ceremony Timeline - Sunshine Coast

    May take a week or 2 for you to receive a mail with your approval letter. From there, it will take from 0-8months to get to your ceremony, times can vary of course. I am also in Sunny Coast (Moreton Bay Regional Council), and been waiting 6 months already. All the best for you. Nora
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    We submitted ours like 8 months after we lodged application, they didn't asked for it, we used the same pcc used for PR bc we didnt go out of the country after PR was granted (we haven't been overseas since we first arrive to Au to tell you the truth). I uploaded it bc I didnt want them to ask for one and delay the process, nor I wanted to prompt them to ask for a new upto date pcc. And on my test/interview date in Melbourne, my officer checked it and said: :oh you have your pcc..but haven't been out since then, so that is good" If I were you, if you have one, upload it..if you dont, just apply for one while you lodge your application and later add it on if you want or wait wait for them to ask for it.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    I honestly do not look at other people's times, nor their reasons to want it quicker, each to their own.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Well, there are several reasons, many would want to get a grant from the government; like the Low Deposit Scheme for their homeloan, HECS, scholarships, get their Au passport to travel for whatever reason, provide citizenship for a position that requires you to be citizen, etc etc. All the mentioned normally have set timeliness, so that may be a reason people will get desperate. I personally believe that everyone has a reason to want their citizenship come through asap, and that is none of our business. If one requests a urgent citizenship, it is upto the citizenship officer to decide whether or not it is a compelling reason. I too want it urgently, but the reason I have isn't for compelling nor compassionate reasons, so all I do is wait and hope it comes on time for my plans.
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