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  1. Melbournian

    Passport application.

    did u apply for RAPID - 2 day service ? So u basically got your certificate on 26/07/2021 and applied on 1 Aug.. It takes 10 days to update the records as on immi website.. share your timeline please.
  2. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Hi Friends, Hope all of us are progressing well with our respective applications. Can you please tell how long it takes for application to move from APPROVED to FINALISED , after In Person ceremony ?
  3. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Whose ceremony went on a Hanger because of Lockdowns in VIC NSW QLD.
  4. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Are u from QLD or MELBOURNE CBD.
  5. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Holy shit
  6. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    So. Was it successful and in which council ? And how long u waited between approval and ceremony
  7. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    https://www.aph.gov.au/e-petitions/petition/EN2535?fbclid=IwAR16KpSbyzr_cNc03saib2VAQ_uAAKwdYnIrc0BmsAQ-G6CeWwwO1fGfwD4 Petition Reason Australia is a multicultural country where many of it’s citizens and permanent residents (PR) migrated from overseas. Therefore, thousands of Australian’s and PR have parents living abroad. Currently parents are unable to to travel to Australia to be reunited with family because they are not classed as ‘immediate family’. Parents are essential and connection with family is equally as important to migrants as it is to families living in Australia. Australians and PR have not seen their parents for a significant amount of time due to the travel ban and a strict exemption criteria which prevents people from obtaining exemptions unless they have a ‘compelling reason’. Covid-19 has impacted many Australians, however, being apart from parents for an extended period of time without an indication of when they will be reunited puts unrealistic expectations on those desperate to see family. This has had a profound impact, mental health has significantly declined, children have not met grandparents, people have had to give up work due to limited support and families are having to re-evaluate their lives in Australia and have had to leave despite being here for many years. Citizens and PR have jobs and responsibilities with they cannot leave for 3 months or more. Petition Request We therefore ask the House to add parents as an exemption category. If exemptions cannot be obtained for parents coming to Australia please consider allowing exemption for people with family overseas to travel. Reunification with family should be a compelling and compassionate reason.
  8. Could someone share the PROCESS and LISTof documents required for OVERSEAS CITIZEN of INDIA OCI for AUSTRALIAN Citizenship ( of Indian origin by BIRTH). Do we need PCC from any country for this. Also share details of Passport surrender and renunciation of Indian citizenship
  9. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    WOW Congrats Mates. happy for you... Could you please share detail of events from "the time you got invite in your mailbox" and after two days of ceremony ? Do council start sending letters to you after the ceremony , for enrolments etc
  10. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    What's the issue here
  11. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Can someone share what details are mentioned on Citizenship certificate. 1. Name 2. Date of ceremony..
  12. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    you can call 131880, but in your case to speed it up..... they will Say NO. There is no way, specially if you want to goto USA for MBA, after getting AUS Passport.
  13. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    USA in August 2021.. seems pretty unlikely.. even after approval, it will take couple of months to get ceremony, than you will have to apply for Aus passport, etc.. so you can predict
  14. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    New suburb under same council ??? If No, Call 131880 and confess. They will move your file to new place.
  15. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    too excited ? Well, as a rule, if you relocate after approval, Change address in IMMI + Call 131880 and confess. They will move your file to new place. If you had plans to move to new address very next day, why did not you tell the case officer about your relocation? They could have moved your file to new address.
  16. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Get it posted to you today , it can reach you for any future purposes. Good to keep your own BC in your own house. Because of covid 19, DEPTT don't like to ask / touch many documents. ONLY essentials like DL/Passport.
  17. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Do you believe someone in Victoria/Melbourne got a virtual ceremony ? Anyone in your circle got Virtual ceremony in Vic ?
  18. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    you have to be in australia for them to finalise your citizenship.. have you informed department about your overseas stay ? if yes, i dont think they will approve till you come back.
  19. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Does the deptt actually reply email for ceremony request --> other than NSW.
  20. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

     Do you/your friend remember, if they saw their invite in immi account/email first or in mailed paper invite/letter ? I believe, Dept of home affairs will notify in immi account first and then council will send letters. Can you please confirm.
  21. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    The Department of Home Affairs send an approved candidate list to council approximately six weeks prior to a ceremony. I am not best person to answer, but have same Q. Anyone ? Does anyone remember, if they saw their invite in immi account/email first or in mailed paper invite/letter ?
  22. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Call them and get rid of it.
  23. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    you need not do anything with council. THEY are just event managers and have no say - on who attends when. They just facilitate the event and give u certificates . Play the wait game.
  24. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Basically speaking, MNB is bit behind for ceremony, as compared to person who attended test/interview on same day - and got approval on same day - depending on council list. Just remember, people from different councils, come for test on same location and then get dispersed/segregated for ceremony based on councils .
  25. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    No harm trying. But it is a region specific lockdown and not nationwide. they may not give it to your far distant people - assuming you are safe/away.
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