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  1. Ausa0000

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    millski88 is correct. Only Melbourne based applicants seem to be getting test invites as early as 2-3 months. Most applicants from other states and regional areas are still waiting on average around 7-9 months to receive a test invite. Although test dates are usually scheduled many months in the future, Melbourne applicants have the benefit of faster processing since they are receiving faster test invites and can try to prepone their test to a much earlier date.
  2. Ausa0000

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Not from 2017, I'm a 2019er, but I recently heard that a 2017 applicant withdrew their application and reapplied this past December. Their new application was then recently approved this August I believe and they have been invited to a ceremony in a month or so. So much for processing applications in order. So sorry that your application seems to have been neglected.
  3. Ausa0000

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    I haven't heard of this happening before and know of a few individuals that have very recently been able to prepone their test but they were from either Melbourne or Sydney. Not sure why Adelaide would make a difference. Hopefully they haven't just decided to not allow preponing tests. Congrats on the quick test invite email though. In regards to the requested overseas police clearance, was it requested because you were in a certain country for more than 90 days and outside of Australia for more than 12 months, or did they just randomly ask for it? Also, what country were you originally from if you don't mind answering of course?
  4. Ausa0000

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Yeah, I may have a habit of overthinking just about every aspect of the process. Sadly, there is a lot of time to do so, but eventually it will all be over.
  5. Ausa0000

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Supposedly how you gained permanent residency does factor somewhat into the processing of citizenship applications according to the ANAO audit that was done on DOHA. It stated that applications were often put into separate groups according to whether they were skilled migrants, partner visa, humanitarian stream, etc. Supposedly certain teams are assigned to each different batch, with the most complex cases being handled by a special task force (recently confirmed by Minister for Immigration David Coleman ). The exact wording of the ANAO citizenship application audit reads: "The type of visa held by the applicant is used to categorise their citizenship application as having come from the skilled stream, family stream, humanitarian stream or other migration stream. Citizenship applications from the humanitarian stream have been identified by Home Affairs as being the most complex to process on average and applications from the skilled stream as being the least complex. The ANAO therefore used the migration stream as a proxy measure of complexity. " After following many applicants, it seems there may actually be quicker average processing times overall for certain applicants depending on their visa history.
  6. Ausa0000

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Congrats! Just curious, did you obtain permanent residency by way of being a skilled migrant? It seems as though citizenship applicants who have come to Australia on a skilled migrant visa get faster processing than other permanent residents. Either way, it is good to see people getting fast test invites.
  7. Ausa0000

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Thanks for that. After doing a bit of digging, I found out from other Gold Coast applicants that the next two scheduled citizenship ceremonies are November 27, and January 26 (Australia Day). Sadly, contacting them to organise your ceremony or find out if you're on either is unlikely to be successful. They'll simply inform you that they or DOHA will notify you when you have been allocated a ceremony date. Hopefully if there is a backlog, they may add additional ceremonies. Best of Luck.
  8. Ausa0000

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Do you mind sharing when you received test date email and did you reschedule the appointment earlier? Thanks.
  9. Ausa0000

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Thankfully, Tasmanian councils don't seem to have any waiting lists for ceremonies. Many councils allow you to book a private ceremony at the local council office at a time that is convenient to you and the mayor. In cities like Launceston, applicants will automatically be included in the next ceremony as they only see a total of 100-200 applicants in total each year.
  10. Ausa0000

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Congrats!!!
  11. Ausa0000

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    I personally am not in this situation, but have heard it happening to many other applicants so it is not unusual. I am not certain why both individuals wouldn't get processed at the same time but have heard that many different case officers now work on individual applications so things may be a bit disorganized.
  12. Ausa0000

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Congrats!! Yes as I understand it you can keep rescheduling to earlier dates as they become available as this has been done by numerous other applicants in another forum. That gives me a bit of hope as I applied June 30 this year...hopefully my test may come through in a few weeks. What region are you applying from again? BTW supposedly the best time to check for earlier dates is early morning and late evening.
  13. Ausa0000

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Yeah not too many applicants from Northern Tasmania. I only applied recently in mid June 2019. Haven't received anything from the department as of yet. I realise most applicants wait a long time for test invite, but your case gives me hope. Also glad to see that your test was scheduled roughly about a month from the invite. I have heard Melbourne applicants getting an invite for test but it being scheduled for next year 2020. Some say they can reschedule their test earlier but I don't believe that is an option with us in Launceston. Hopefully you will get approval soon and ceremony wait time shouldn't be long compared with those on the mainland. Did you take the test at the Launceston Dept of Human Services and if so did you go to the Centrelink office or somewhere else? Thanks again for providing your info and I will definitely update you if anything changes with my timeline.
  14. Ausa0000

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    I can't provide much help but noticed the FOI stated Launceston. Are you applying from Launceston? Just inquiring since that is where I am applying from. Do you mind sharing your timeline such as when you applied and when you received a test invite to give me a possible idea how long it may take. Thanks.
  15. Ausa0000

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    I believe this is incorrect. I contacted Home Affairs and they stated that your initial arrival date as well as the date you received permanent residency equal "full days". This means if you receive PR in Jan 1, then you will have completed the one year requirement on Dec 31 and can therefore apply on Jan 1st of the following year so long as you meet the 4 year requirement of being on a valid Australian visa. Many applicants have received approvals this way.
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