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  1. Thanks Warren. That seems pretty clear cut! Sadly...
  2. Thank you for the links, that's helpful.
  3. Thanks a lot, I'll check that out!
  4. @rammygirl actually, just re-reading your post...so do you know of people who have left, then come back to do the interview and ceremony? That could be viable if so...
  5. Thanks Cal. Yes I can see that will be difficult to say the least. I would be willing and able to come back to do those if possible. Who knows, maybe the situation would have improved by then and travel will be easier. I've also heard they are doing some ceremonies online now, though I don't hold out much hope of that as a possiblity for me. I haven't quite given up hope yet.
  6. The fact that it is your opinion doesn't preclude it from being rude. If you're an immigration lawyer, then sure, tell it to me straight. However, I would personally refrain from making sweeping and negative pronouncements about other people's families' futures, unless I was quite sure what I was talking about.
  7. Re: residence requirement? That is the same general residence requirement which is on the immi official site. But yes, thanks for the flag that agent pages need to be taken with a pinch of salt.
  8. Thanks for the analysis. I haven't been rude, I've been appreciative and asked for clarification where I wasn't sure what people meant. I admit I was a bit curt to one person, and I apologise, but I didn't really appreciate her response, I thought it was rude. Thanks for policing my tone though. It's actually quite hard to read that in text as I'm sure you know. This response is pointed (at worst rude) though, to be clear.
  9. Thanks for the info. I'm not convinced that's correct though. The page I linked specifically links to the general residence requirement, rather than this one you've shared. I suspect it may just be they've thrown the word 'special' in there and this is confusing things. It says at the top of the page you shared that this provision is for people who do not meet the general residence requirement, but require an exemption. I do meet the general residence requirement. Perhaps you're right though, I'll look into it more.
  10. Thanks very much. That's what I fear really, I'm just hoping against hope that there's some way to do it because we really don't want to wait.
  11. Right, thanks for that. Unless you've actually got anything helpful to add, based on concrete knowledge rather than negative speculation, I'm probably good for any more of your help. As I say, I'm eligible to apply for citizenship, and I also meet one of the exemptions listed re: having to be onshore for approval of application; the residence requirement. If anyone has any info on whether I've got those specifics right I'd be really grateful, but appreciate it's quite technical and I probably need to speak to a specialist.
  12. Thanks, yes I did read that bit. My son being a citizen would possibly help with the ongoing ties criterion. That section from the official website is helpful. I think I need to get some clarity, from an agent, on where they draw the line regarding those 'most cases' for which approval can't be granted offshore.
  13. That is precisely the page I linked in my OP. Can you elaborate on what you think I have misunderstood? As per my OP, that article states that those without a return date can apply if they meet the residence requirement, which it seems to me I do.
  14. Thanks - I understand all that in principle. However as stated in my OP it seems it is in fact possible to apply and then leave, given that we meet all the criteria of eligibility. Are you aware of any specific rules that would prevent that out of interest? Thanks. As far as I can see once you're a citizen you can remain out of the country for an indefinite period.
  15. The residency requirement is the one I linked in my OP: https://www.seekvisa.com.au/australian-citizenship-residency-requirement/ We do meet this, as I said.
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