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  1. pearplumpie

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Yes - it's much quicker for under 18s as no test or interview required. My son was approved in 4 weeks, and had ceremony about 8 weeks later after I unlinked his account to have citizenship ceremony with me and his Dad (our applications are not going anywhere at present!). It means he is eligible for HELP loans for university next year - so good. If your daughter needs her ceremony quickly then you can ask for it be expedited. Great news!
  2. pearplumpie

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Update on our applications as above. No news for hubby and me (we are in Melbourne so no interviews or tests happening yet) and could be waiting a while looking at current processing times. However, having successfully unlinked our 17 year old son's application and asked for an online ceremony (he doesn't need the interview or test) he now has his online citizenship ceremony confirmed for next Tuesday 25 August. So pleased as it will make a huge difference for him going to university next year.
  3. pearplumpie

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Can you not rescan and add it after submitting? When I go to my application it looks as if there is the option to attach documents.
  4. pearplumpie

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Done - I actually phoned them before to try and do this and didn't get very far, but the guy I just spoke to was brilliant. Did you then also apply for an early ceremony or did it just happen? Thanks so much for your help.
  5. pearplumpie

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    I was the same not realising my son wouldn't need an interview or test - we applied in mid-April and he was approved in 30 days. Like you we want him to have access to the student loans before he goes to uni next year. Do you know what number you called? Thanks
  6. pearplumpie

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Hi Jlucy - can I ask, did you say on your applications that you wanted to have your citizenship ceremonies together? I did, my 17 year old son approved and we want him to have his ceremony asap so that he is a citizen for university. Can you also tell me whereabouts in Australia you are? We are Melbourne and no idea if they are any faster! great if you can let me know. Thanks
  7. pearplumpie

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    I called up when I got to this one - did our applications online. They said to just do for the last 10 years (which apparently is what the paper application asks for). Maybe give them a call and clarify like I did?
  8. I've read on Immi that you need to be in Australia for when your citizenship is approved. What about if you have a holiday abroad booked? I know not likely but if the process takes a long time I don't want to mess it up with a holiday. Thanks in advance.
  9. pearplumpie

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    I'm in shock. Applied on 19 April 2020 for me, husband and 17 year old son. Checked last night and son's application had already been approved - in a month! It's great as he is due to go to uni next year, so if he gets citizenship in time he will have access to loans for tuition. Had to spend time today trying to make it known that he doesn't have to wait for his parents' applications to be approved to go to a ceremony as that could mean quite a delay. Hoping he can get his soon. Does anybody know if interviews and tests are happening at all? Timeline.... Arrived 03/16 from UK (457) PR approved 08/16 Applied Citizenship 19/04/2020 Invitation Test Date Approval for 17 year old son 18/05/2020, parents still waiting on invitation etc. Ceremony Melbourne - City
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