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  1. robinoz2018

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Glad to see how proactive they have been in adopting online ceremonies which ultimately reduce waiting times for everyone else further down the process. I am keen to hear what till happen next to the interview/test and how this will be conducted.
  2. robinoz2018

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    I believe you can apply on the 1st of May (since this is the anniversary of your PR). But of course, check the calculator.
  3. robinoz2018

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    With any luck, the drop in applications should result in faster processing for all of us.
  4. robinoz2018

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    For the section (First arrival in Australia, Evidence of) Does this mean a scanned copy of the entry stamp from your passport?
  5. robinoz2018

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    The photobooth was $8 from memory and I am sure it was at least double that last time I had it done in Auspost. It surprised me how hard it was to find a booth anywhere in the CBD.
  6. robinoz2018

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    I finally found a photobooth machine which takes passport photos in Melbourne! Way cheaper than Auspost and you have the option to review and select a good one before printing. It's in the DFO on Spencer Street opposite Chemist Warehouse for anyone who is interested.
  7. robinoz2018

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Good morning everyone Just a quick question regarding the citizenship application which I will be submitting online in a few short weeks. Are the questions exactly the same online as the paper form 1300t? I have printed this off and completed it in preparation for when the day comes that I can start the online application.
  8. Hello All, I am looking to apply for my citizenship on the one year anniversary of my permanent residency which is fast approaching. However, I am confused by the 4-year requirement and if this need to be continuous (or not). A timeline of my history in Australia is below: Feb 2015 - Arrived in Australia on 573 visa June 2016 - Returned to the UK (573 visa was due to expire in June) August 2016 - 457 visa granted and returned to Australia (78 days spent outside Australia while applying for visa offshore) Feb 2019 - PR granted Feb 2020 - Apply for Citizenship? Using the residency calendar, it is saying I am eligible based on my lawful residence date being Feb 2015 entry to Australia. The time I spent outside Australia was while applying for my 457 visa offshore as I did not have a valid visa. Am I able to use my lawful residence date as my first arrival in Feb 2015? Or the subsequent entrance in August 2016, which would delay me applying for citizenship for 6 months. My overseas absence from Australia is less than 12 months in total in the past 4 years and I have spent less than 90 days outside Australia in the past year. Many thanks, Rob
  9. robinoz2018

    Citizenship 4 year residency requirement

    From what I can see there is no specific wording requiring applicants to continuously hold a valid visa for the duration of the four years, only that you require a valid visa while acually living in Australia. Using my original entry as the lawful residency date, it says I am valid to apply based on the 4 years and 1 year PR with less than a year absence and no more than 90 days in the last year. Will be coming up for my 5 year anniversary living Oz soon so looking forward to getting my citizenship application underway
  10. robinoz2018

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Thanks @Hex That is great to know. I was also hoping to get my application ready beforehand, but looks like I will have to wait until the 18th Feb before I proceed any further. Many thanks, Rob
  11. robinoz2018

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Good morning everyone I just had a quick question about my application for citizenship. I meet all of the general residency requirements but was wondering about the 12-month residency requirement. Does this mean I can submit my application on the anniversary that my residency was granted? Or should I wait until the following day to qualify as 12 months? For example: PR granted: 18th Feb 2019 Citizenship applied: 18th Feb 2020 or the following day? Many thanks, Rob
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