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Yes it did 

Date applied 28 aug 2018

interview/test Date letter 4 April 2019

for 9 aug 2019 reschedule on 11 apr 2019

15 April 2019 approved 

ceremony tba 

extermely happy 12 years for struggle.

about 18 times Immi ask me to leave the country within 28 days.

so much blood and sweat.

thank you

 

 

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2 hours ago, Yeyebonel said:

Has your online immi application status been updated to ‘Approved’?

 

congratulations by the way!

Yes it did 

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Mohammad Al-Khafaji, chief executive of the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia, agrees that citizenship has become a battleground in Australia’s immigration debate.

“We know that citizenship has been politicised in the past,” he says, “and the delays in processing people’s citizenship has put a lot of pressure on families and has prevented people seeing their sick parents and people who don’t have much time left with their relatives just to ensure that them being outside of the country doesn’t affect the processing of the visas and citizenship status.”

“THE DEPARTMENT ACTUALLY PUT REFUGEE APPLICATIONS IN A DRAWER AND FAILED TO LOOK AT THEM FOR OVER 12 MONTHS … WE THINK THIS WAS A DELIBERATE ATTEMPT TO TRY TO DENY REFUGEES THEIR RIGHT TO CITIZENSHIP AS A FURTHER DETERRENT OR FURTHER PUNISHMENT.”

https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/news/politics/2019/04/13/delays-citizenship-applications/15550776007988

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Finally, Australian citizenship process is over for me. I got a citizenship ceremony after a year half since I applied. I wish you all the best of luck for everyone. I'm So Happy Now 😁

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The Home Affairs website states the department aims to finalise 90 per cent of citizenship applications within 23 months of lodgement. 

In January, David Coleman, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, said the approval rate had increased with an 83 per cent increase in applications finalised in the last six months of 2018 - almost 73,000 - compared with the same period 12 months before. 

In October 2018, Home Affairs said 45,500 citizenship applications were finalised between July and October 2018. 

It could not be ascertained whether more than 220,000 people waiting for their citizenship to be processed was the largest in Australian history as the Migration Council claimed.

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6078695/over-220000-waiting-in-citizenship-queue/

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Finally, Australian citizenship process is over for me. I got a citizenship ceremony after a year half since I applied. I wish you all the best of luck for everyone. I'm So Happy Now 😁

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Posted (edited)

This forum has gotten very quiet.

Either nothing has happened with the applications or people have just given up with the forum as fed up with the waiting 🤣

Edited by kirsty160990
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Transition 457 to 187 - Visa lodged 12/08/16 & Approved on 20/03/2017

19/04/2018 Citizenship application lodged online. Test completed on 03/09/2018, no approval yet.

Northern Territory

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On 12/04/2019 at 18:44, syd38 said:

No not yet mate.Still status"received". You should wait until you get letter. I never contacted with them and If you call Immi they will say " you have to wait"

Hi mate,

if you get your approval letter please let me know. So long time we are waiting. 

Thanks

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10 hours ago, kirsty160990 said:

This forum has gotten very quiet.

Either nothing has happened with the applications or people have just given up with the forum as fed up with the waiting 🤣

Yeah. People got tired already of checking their immi account.

oh wait, I think that would be me in the near future. Lol.

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Here’s my timeline now

Applied: 30/03/2018
Test: 24/02/2019
Approval: 11/03/2019
Ceremony Email: 17/04/2019
Ceremony: 25/05/2019
Start to end - 14 months
Location: Perth

Hopefully this info will be useful to someone here as it helped me while anxiously waiting.

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5 hours ago, hb31 said:

Here’s my timeline now

Applied: 30/03/2018
Test: 24/02/2019
Approval: 11/03/2019
Ceremony Email: 17/04/2019
Ceremony: 25/05/2019
Start to end - 14 months
Location: Perth

Hopefully this info will be useful to someone here as it helped me while anxiously waiting.

Congratulations!

May I ask if you received your ceremony invite email from your council or the department?

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21 hours ago, hb31 said:

Here’s my timeline now

Applied: 30/03/2018
Test: 24/02/2019
Approval: 11/03/2019
Ceremony Email: 17/04/2019
Ceremony: 25/05/2019
Start to end - 14 months
Location: Perth

Hopefully this info will be useful to someone here as it helped me while anxiously waiting.

Congratulations mate, Nice to hear it. I hope for you the best as a new Australian citizen. May I know it which country are you from and what is your council name? All the best mate. Lucky you 🙂


Finally, Australian citizenship process is over for me. I got a citizenship ceremony after a year half since I applied. I wish you all the best of luck for everyone. I'm So Happy Now 😁

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Congratulations!
May I ask if you received your ceremony invite email from your council or the department?

I received an email from the council

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Congratulations mate, Nice to hear it. I hope for you the best as a new Australian citizen. May I know it which country are you from and what is your council name? All the best mate. Lucky you

Thanks mate. I am from India and council is Belmont, WA
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Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, hb31 said:


Thanks mate. I am from India and council is Belmont, WA

Hi Belmont bro~ Big Congratulations! I was Belmonter before reaching my 4 year requirement~aha~

Edited by Elliot Tsao

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Hi Belmont bro~ Big Congratulations! I was Belmonter before reaching my 4 year requirement~aha~

Thanks mate. Moved earlier this year to the city of opportunity

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Our timeline

Applied: 26/05/2018
My Test/Approval: 26/03/2019
Husband's test/approval: 01/04/2019

Ceremony Email: 23/04/2019
Ceremony: 19/05/2019
Ceremony will be in Sydney Olympic park

 

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52 minutes ago, em-r said:

Our timeline

Applied: 26/05/2018
My Test/Approval: 26/03/2019
Husband's test/approval: 01/04/2019

Ceremony Email: 23/04/2019
Ceremony: 19/05/2019
Ceremony will be in Sydney Olympic park

 

Wow amazing em-r

That is an impressive timeline 🙂 

My partner applied 19/04/2018, Test on 03/09/2018 and still waiting on approval 😞 


Transition 457 to 187 - Visa lodged 12/08/16 & Approved on 20/03/2017

19/04/2018 Citizenship application lodged online. Test completed on 03/09/2018, no approval yet.

Northern Territory

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1 hour ago, em-r said:

Our timeline

Applied: 26/05/2018
My Test/Approval: 26/03/2019
Husband's test/approval: 01/04/2019

Ceremony Email: 23/04/2019
Ceremony: 19/05/2019
Ceremony will be in Sydney Olympic park

Congratulations!

May I ask if you live in Parramatta council or just invited to attend ceremony there? also, did you receive the ceremony invite email from the council or the department? Cheers

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15 minutes ago, fanta112 said:

Congratulations!

May I ask if you live in Parramatta council or just invited to attend ceremony there? also, did you receive the ceremony invite email from the council or the department? Cheers

Ryde council but the location for the ceremony in the invitation is Sydney Olympic park.  we received the invite via email from DHA/NSW Ceremonies team.

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18 hours ago, em-r said:

Ryde council but the location for the ceremony in the invitation is Sydney Olympic park.  we received the invite via email from DHA/NSW Ceremonies team.

It seems like you are going to a departmental ceremony, ranther than one held by the council. I hear the department did the same thing last year and held a large ceremony in Sydney Olympic park. Did you request this specifically?

We have a similar timeline but i havent got invite yet..

Cheers

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22 hours ago, fanta112 said:

It seems like you are going to a departmental ceremony, ranther than one held by the council. I hear the department did the same thing last year and held a large ceremony in Sydney Olympic park. Did you request this specifically?

We have a similar timeline but i havent got invite yet..

Cheers

I checked my immi account if i have requested this kind of ceremony, my answer was No in departmental ceremony but now that it is here, i am grateful to be part of this event.  You are almost there, i'm sure that invite will come soon.

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updated processing times have been released,

think they have reduced by 1 month compared to last months published processing times:

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Transition 457 to 187 - Visa lodged 12/08/16 & Approved on 20/03/2017

19/04/2018 Citizenship application lodged online. Test completed on 03/09/2018, no approval yet.

Northern Territory

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Posted (edited)

Hi Guys,

What sort of questions to be expected to be asked during the interview section of the test?

Your detail like occupation, where to work, where to live, relationship history, travel history...

Anything else?

Edited by nblee123

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22 minutes ago, kirsty160990 said:

updated processing times have been released,

think they have reduced by 1 month compared to last months published processing times:

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thanks

we are now hitting 16 month mark  next week with nothing still  from application 'received'  status ......

maybe we are heading all the way to the 20 month bunch lol......

must have patience ........

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Hi all!

I've tried requesting access to the application spreadsheet a few times in the past. 

Anyone know who's in control of allowing access to it?

I used the link below, please let me know if this is wrong!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JYRvi6XH4LKUvdCW5vmCG44U7VG469oZNQeKgceVDO4/edit?ts=589cfc5c#gid=0

Thanks in advance.

Tom


(2013-15) 2x 417 WHV 
(2015) 457 Temp Work (Marketing Specialist)
(2016) 457 Temp Work (Subsequent Entrant - De Facto Partner)
(2018) 186 ENS TRT (x2 Applicants, LR, Marketing Specialist)
(2019) Citizenship by Conferral submitted 16/06/19

Never used a migration agent.

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27 minutes ago, nblee123 said:

Hi Guys,

What sort of questions to be expected to be asked during the interview section of the test?

Your detail like occupation, where to work, where to live, relationship history, travel history...

Anything else?

In our case, they only check our documents and just a normal conversation e.g. are you on leave from work today? 

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