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  1. Legend mate thanks! I though it was counted from lawful residence date. Makes sense now. Thank you so much for clarifying this for me.
  2. Thanks for that Paulhand. I'm still confused as to how the absence is calculated. Lawful entry in Feb 2016. In Sep 2020 I will have 4 years residence in Australia, including 1 year as a PR, minus the 'absences' which amount to 17 months. But the calculator still says it's okay. However on the DHA website they state absences can't be over 12 months total in last 4 years, so the statements feel contradictory which is what confuses me.
  3. Yes MrGrieves, that makes more sense to me Feb/2021... but my heart wants to believe rammygirl Did you go by the calculator at all when you prepped your citizenship application? Also should I add my first lawful visa in Australia into the equation or no need?
  4. Hello people~ I need help to understand the residence calculator on DHA website. Very confused. It says before applying for Citizenship, you must have lived in Australia lawfully for 4 years, including 1 year as a permanent resident. And you cannot have been outside Australia for 12 months total, during the past 4 years. So I did enter my dates in the calculator as seen below. Permanent Residence Date: 31/08/2019 Lawful Residence Date: 07/02/2016 Intended Lodgement Date: 11/09/2020 and the absence dates: From Date: 05 Jun 2016 To Date: 02 Feb 2017 From Date: 30 Apr 2017 To Date: 01 Aug 2017 From Date: 01 Oct 2018 To Date: 23 Dec 2018 From Date: 03 Dec 2019 To Date: 20 Jan 2020 Now the calculator says yes I can apply for Citizenship but we can clearly see that I've been out for 17 months...it doesn't make sense. Also..should I count from the first visa I got in Australia? which was in 2008. or the first visa i got 4 years before the citizenship application. Any help or clarification would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
  5. Hee

    187 Visa Processing Time

    yeah well I really don't understand them. Is the rcb needed or not...weird..
  6. Hee

    187 Visa Processing Time

    Yes correct. I didn't know it was possible...I was shocked actually haha and thought it was unfair but anyways good for her.
  7. Hee

    187 Visa Processing Time

    I don't now if they open or it's computerised. But I also got nomination on a Saturday. and 28 days later PR. Once you get nomination, it's pretty certain you'll get PR, if AFP check is clean, and character assessment is good and health is good.
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    187 Visa Processing Time

    I agree sometimes it's a bit unfair. I wonder if the state that treat the application has something to do. Cause my friend also applid 187 in NSW, but she applied 3 months AFTER ME, and DIDN'T get RCB. She got nomination and LESS THAN 24 hours after nomination she got PR, 2 months ago. It only took 16 months for her, the whole process. And she's working in a small restaurant that's not busy so she says she's very relaxed. compared to me which took 22 months, got RCB, nomination, and I'm crazy busy in a big restaurant.
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    187 Visa Processing Time

    Golden email received today too! ------------ Nov 2017. Visa application. Dec 2017. RCB approved. June 2019. s56 AND border security came down to my workplace to check if I work there. 3rd Aug 2019. Nomination approved. Request for medical, AFP check, form 80. 10th Aug 2019. Medical, form 80 Completed and submitted. AFP submitted a couple of days after. 31st Aug 2019. 187 GRANTED this afternoon!! ------------- It's party time Best of luck to those waiting. I'll be around to share whatever knowledge I have!
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    187 Visa Processing Time

    When you say recording though, they videotaped you? voice recording? It is indeed a good sign that you were working when they come and if all legit don't worry! That's the reason they do those itws, to see if everything's legit about your employment. So it's all good.
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    187 Visa Processing Time

    *correction they itw my boss not me. Had the same happen to me. and received nomination 1 month later and request for medical and form 80. If everything is legit at your work place, and all is in order. Then you have nothing to worry about
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    187 Visa Processing Time

    Hey Kaur, I'm in regional QLD and between apply and receive the certificate it only took 7 days!! It's coming from Canberra, so I guess if you're near there it should be quicker.
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    187 Visa Processing Time

    Hey yall :) Anyone applied since 2017 and still waiting? POS. Cook. QLD. _________ Nov 2017. Visa application. Dec 2017. RCB approved. June 2019. s56 AND border security came down to my workplace to check if I work there. Aug 2019. Nomination approved. Request for medical, AFP check, form 80. Aug 2019. Medical, form 80, and AFP check submitted. Medical marked as 'processed, no actions required' which I hope means they're okay. _________ Now waiting...Hopefully I get a positive answer soon.