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  1. Dreaming_when

    COVID-19 and postponement of Citizenship Tests and Ceremonies

    Hi @DD2000, check the post from March 20 above. It may answer your question.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    #citizenshiptestscam ? Hi PIO mates, My partner got a call yesterday from someone claiming to be from the Dept of Home Affairs South Australia office, who asked to confirm her particulars and told her to “study and prepare” for the citizenship test and that she could be called with 2 days notice to present for the citizenship test. She was given a list of documents to bring and was asked if she’d downloaded the COVIDSafe app. Has anyone received a similar phone call? I was a little surprised that it wasn’t via email and that she was advised that they’d give her 2 days notice to appear for the test. Could this be a scam?
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Citizenship Tests and Interviews Looks like WA are restarting their interviews and testing. It obviously will not happening yet in Vic. Any news about testing in other states that have the COVID issue “under control”?
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    Applying for Citizenship with children and COVID-19 Border closures

    Thanks for the input @wrussell It certainly isn’t straight forward and them being stuck overseas due to the border closures just complicates it further. I will advise that he seek some professional advice as suggested. kind regards...
  5. (asking for a friend) Hi, My friend, his spouse and first child hold PR visas. As he runs his own business, they decided it would be best for the spouse and first child return to the country of origin to be with family for the delivery towards the end of 2019. The 2nd child was born and they applied for a Child Visa. It’s still pending approval at the Australian High Commission and it’s been now close to 6 months without an answer. With the border closures due to COVID-19, his family is stuck overseas awaiting the visa approval for the newborn. In the last month or so, my friend has also qualified to apply for citizenship by conferral. The question is, can he include both children in his application as dependents? Correct me if I’m wrong, but is it only the main applicant that needs to meet the eligibility criteria? And also, can he include the kids who are currently “stuck” overseas in his application while they are overseas? Is there a requirement that the kids have to be in Australia when applying? Thanks in advance.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Congrats @Cubiscus
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    The paper version of the form only requests your travel details in the last 10 years. That’s what most of us hv done. But yes, every overseas trip in the last 10 years. Used old passports, emails of e-tickets, frequent flyer activity details etc. It is said that you need to be as accurate as you can but some errors are acceptable(not sure
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Congrats @millski88 and partner! I like the subtle “green and gold” effect under the table in your photo!
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Wohoo! Congrats @millski88...are you both having the ceremony together?
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Hi @Leo2020 Yes, anyone above the age of 16 needs their own application. So even your children if they are above 16yrs and your wife will definitely have to submit a separate application. But there’ll be a section in the form where you can link the applications so your ceremony can be done together as a family. Just remember that if your wife hasn’t qualified on her own right yet, let’s say because she’s not met the residency requirement, linking both applications may delay your ceremony too(remember everyday is counted and if she has spent less time in the country eg due to longer overseas holidays/travel, you may not both necessarily meet the residency requirements at the same time). You can use the same immi account(your account) to submit your wife’s application too. Easier to keep everything in one place. Good luck. And to those who’ve recently completed their visa, PR, citizenship journeys, congrats!!
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    @Warrat I was told processing is still proceeding. It’s only the face to face interview/testing that’s been put on hold. it comes through speedily as there’s probably more people to do the work now that tests/interviews aren’t happening.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    I’m not 100% sure but I think at this stage it’s still only Dept of Home Affairs that’s conducting virtual ceremonies. They are trying to roll it out to councils. So best bet would be to email requesting a virtual ceremony.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    What I did was get a friend to install the app and call me/ then I called them. Just to make sure I know what to do.
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Yes..just click on the button. But you’ll need to do some test calls on webex to set the system/app up before your actual ceremony. congrats and good luck!
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    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Hi @Adeel78 You will have to login at the given time and the officer will be there to start the session. If you don’t login and “join” the meeting, they won’t be calling you. If there isn’t a green button at the end of the email, there should be a link with a “meeting access code” and “meeting password” that you should be able to key in to the webex app to join. It is important to remember that they won’t call you and you’ll have to join the meeting. As suggested, make some test calls to your friends to test out how you’ll join meetings on webex. Good luck and congrats!
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