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  1. citseeker

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    thanks... nope, did nothing of that sort.. just gave my test and interview and within 30 mins we got our approval... the ceremony took 5 months to happen though and we were annoyed a bit.. but all well that ends well... don't worry - hang in there - I am sure its just around the corner
  2. citseeker

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    All done!! Citizenship Application Submission : 22nd September 2021 Test/Interview invite: 13th October 2021 Test/Interview: 21st October 2021 Approval: 21st October 2021 Ceremony: 24th March 2022 Salisbury, South Australia
  3. citseeker

    Citizenship Ceremonies in South Australia

    Received ceremony invite for 24th of March - City of Salisbury From Submission to Approval - 29 days. Approval to Ceremony: 5 months 2 days
  4. citseeker

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Thanks for getting back.. Did you apply on the 28th of this year? Also, did you apply as a priority? thanks
  5. citseeker

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Does anyone know after how many days of appearing for the ceremony can one invite for a passport? I have heard it can be done once the application on immi account turns to finalized. How long does it take from going to approved to finalized? thanks
  6. citseeker

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Only the approval process sits with federal ... invitation to test and interview and ceremony resides with the individual state.. which is why WA SA TAS have relatively much quicker turn around time
  7. citseeker

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    I personally think I personally think that COVID is a really weak excuse for this... You apply online.. your documents are submitted online, the case officers work online...your approval is done online..even your ceremony is done online... Last I checked, COVID cannot transmit through the internet... The only thing you need to be present for is the interview and the test which if processed for 100 people a day ( not a big deal if you have 5 case officers assigned to this)... And you work for 250 days a year.. that's 25000 people every year so over 2 years would be 50k people.. the number of applicants we see online of 145k would most probably include children as well.. who don't need an interview... Let's say 40k of those are children..that means 100k applications across AU.. and maybe around 30k of whom are in VIC.. Anyways, this is just my theory and I am sure there are many factors involved.. however the govt should explain what exactly is taking so long... People have left behind a lot to reach here and deserve the respect to know why do they have to wait for so long.
  8. citseeker

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    We never got an email saying approved.. only on our immi account did the status changed to approved and then a week later we got the approval letter by post
  9. citseeker

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Could you please share links to other expat sites discussing citizenship? I hardly get any SA related news here
  10. citseeker

    Citizenship Ceremonies in South Australia

    A friend of mine who is scheduled for the ceremony tomorrow was told that it is now going to be a virtual one... don't know if that is good news or bad news for us...
  11. citseeker

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    NT and SA are much faster than VIC and NSW But, you have to apply while you are in those two states.. meaning, the address you put in has to be an SA or NT one and the council you choose also has to be an SA or NT one so that it gets processed in their queue... If you applied while in VIC using a vic address and then move to SA or NT, you will have to edit the application ..
  12. citseeker

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Oh wow! Ceremony invite just 7 days before the event? That's great! You are in QLD right?
  13. With the current COVID situation in SA, does anyone know if SA is planning to carry out citizenship ceremonies? Has anyone been given an invite for the oath in December? Would be great people from SA can use this thread as our processing times differ vastly to other states... Timeline: Application: 22nd September 2021 Invite for Interview and Test: 14th October 2021 Test Passed: 21st October 2021 Approval: 21st October 2021 (Within an hour) Invitation for Ceremony: ????? Council: Salisbury Council
  14. citseeker

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Hi there when did you get the email for the invite?
  15. citseeker

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    How many answers were given wrong? If it were just a couple, I have heard cases where they consider... 1. Does your wife's application show as "rejected" on the immi account? 2. Just call the immi office and ask them for options...
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