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Citizenship Timeline for years 2015-2016

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    1. Date applied - 21/01/2016
    2. City/Council area - Brisbane City Council
    3. Online / Paper - Online
    4. Date received the acknowledgement email - 21/01/2016 (auto generated email within 5 minutes)​
    5. Date of the Citizenship Test invitation - 2/2/2016
    6. Date of the Citizenship Test - 31/03/2016
    7. Date of ceremony - Waiting
    8. Type of ceremony (Urgent/Normal) - Waiting

     


    From 175 application to citizen in just under 5 years.

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    How long did it take everyone to get a date for the citizenship test after your acknowledgement letter?

    that's the point of this thread. take a look at some of timelines. there maybe be one similar to your situation.

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    Hello everyone,

    Congratulations to all of them who got their work done.

    I am sharing my timeline here,

    Applied 21/12/2015

    Confirmation email same day

    Council: ballarat (regional vic)

    Still waiting for test date.

    Anyone for victoria got reply within same timeline please share it.

    Thanks

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    I'm so happy to join this thread for my other half. My timeline will come by the end of this year or next year (no automatic dual nationality in my home country and have to gather documents etc) Anyway the other half's timeline:

     

     

     

    1. Date applied - 02/02/2016
    2. City/Council area - Adelaide
    3. Online / Paper - Paper
    4. Date received the acknowledgement email - 04/02/2016
    5. Date of the Citizenship Test - 16/03/2016 (received with the acknowledgement email)
    6. Date of ceremony - Waiting
    7. Type of ceremony (Urgent/Normal) - Waiting

     


    IELTS 01/2011; TRA 03/2011; SS SA 05/2011; visa 176 lodged 06/2011; visa granted 08/2011; arrived in Adelaide 02/2012; Australian citizen 08/2016

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    How long did it take everyone to get a date for the citizenship test after your acknowledgement letter?

     

    Received acknowledgement email with date for citizenship test as one combined email


    IELTS 01/2011; TRA 03/2011; SS SA 05/2011; visa 176 lodged 06/2011; visa granted 08/2011; arrived in Adelaide 02/2012; Australian citizen 08/2016

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    I applied in June last year - did test in July. Had to provide extra documents, did that in August. Got the approval in September. Ceremony in January. And I'm in regional Victoria.

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    I applied in June last year - did test in July. Had to provide extra documents, did that in August. Got the approval in September. Ceremony in January. And I'm in regional Victoria.

     

    Yes, if anything the regional areas do seem to be more efficient at organising these things. It's those of us in Melbourne that are being kept waiting. Admittedly some regional areas do have only two ceremonies a year but (in most cases) they make sure they clear the backlog at each ceremony. In my suburb they schedule small ceremonies every month but don't change the number of invites even though the queue is getting longer.


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    Yes, I'm in a '2 ceremony a year' place. So it feels like quite a long time, say if you just miss the June ceremony, you can be waiting over 6 months.

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    We're in a 4 ceremony a year council area in Melbourne. Applied August, test end September. Didn't get invite for Australia Day ceremony. Hopefully will get next one in April.

     

     

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    From Kilmarnock, now in Melbourne :-)

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    Timeline:

    Date of applied: October 16,2015

    City Council/State:Botany Council/NSW

    Paper Application

    Acknowledgement date:December 5,2015

    Citizenship test: January 6,2016 rescheduled it January 21,2016

    Date of Ceremony:

     

    I'm just asking why I have not receive a notification of approval

    of my citizenship while I did the test together with my partner whilst

    he received his after a week?????????Are they doing external check?

    Im just worried???


    457 visa granted September 2011! ENS 856 application lodged June 26, 2012 non DRC

    Ack letter: July 14, 2012.CO allocated August 22, 2012:err:????waiting ............

    PR APPROVED Sept.12,2012

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    congratulations MB, I know you are in a similar mindset to me and many others, hanging on for the passport when your heart is really wanting to leave as the novelty has long gone.

    Are you going to go for a 24 hour turnaround on the passport then jump on the next plane? 3 months seems quick, I'm looking at 6-7 months at Waverley unfortunately.

     

    No I'll just do a regular passport application. I still have some jobs to do at work and organising to do. So long as I'm back for summer I'll be happy :) Good luck getting a ceremony!

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    No. Not all all. You send a scanned copy of your passport with your application and take the original with you to the appointment/citizenship test.

     

    Where do you stand if you have an expired passport ?


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    Brisbane Office Timeline:

    Date of applied: February 09, 2016.

    City Council/State: Brisbane City Council/Queensland.

    Application Mode: Online Application (Provided all documents upfront).

    Acknowledgement date: February 09, 2016.

    Email for Citizenship Test/Interview: Not Yet Known.

    Citizenship test: Not Yet Known.

    Date of Ceremony:Not Yet Known.

     

    My question is: How long it takes to get an email for citizenship test/interview for Brisbane Office?

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    My question is: How long it takes to get an email for citizenship test/interview for Brisbane Office?

     

    I posted my timeline a couple of weeks ago for Brisvegas. It seems DIBP in Brisbane sends them out in batches every second Wednesday. So I wouldn't be surprised if you get one next Wednesday. I applied 20 Jan and my interview is late March. So I reckon you'll get an appointment around end of April.


    From 175 application to citizen in just under 5 years.

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    1. Date applied. 04/05//15

    2. City/council. Port Macquarie, Hastings council

    3 Online/ paper. Online

    4 citizenship test 22/05/15

    5 citizenship approval 28/05/2015

    6. Citizenship ceremony. 22/06/15

     

    Citizen in 7 weeks from the application.. really impressive. Was it "urgent"?

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    Bit of a long shot but someone may know. Passed my citizenship test and got my approval letter in early January but I'm with Waverley Council which is notorious for long ceremony waiting times. I got told it'd be four months, as a girl I know with the same council went through those timeframes late last year however have a mate/his mrs who were approved last September and still have no news - maybe the wait is longer if you ask to attend the same ceremony as another applicant?

     

    What my question actually is, can you request to change council venues to a larger venue, i.e. Sydney City.. I'm guessing not and if you could, the application would start at square one?

     

    think I've answered my own question there but don't want to be waiting for 9 months! ah well, plenty to do til then.

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    We were told that the only way to help speed things up is to unlink family members from the ceremony process. (All 5 of our family are linked together currently awaiting a ceremony). We were told that if we had a need for a quicker ceremony then separating the applications might make it easier for the local council to allocate places at a ceremony.

     

    Haven't bothered. We'll just wait. (Passed the test at the end of September and had the confirmation letter a few days later; now waiting on Banyule Council, Melbourne).


    From Kilmarnock, now in Melbourne :-)

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    Hi all,

     

    So far this is my timeline :

     

    Brisbane Office,/ Gold Coast council....

    Date of applied: 12/02/2016.

    Online Application (provided all documents upfront).

    Acknowledgement date: 12/02/2016.

    No other communications since.

     

     

     

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    You can request to do it somewhere else if you have an urgent need to have a ceremony

     

    See here... Says can do urgent in limited circumstances...https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Citi/Citi/Attending-your-ceremony

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    ******* UPDATE ********

     

    Brisbane Office Timeline:

    Date of applied: February 09, 2016.

    City Council/State: Brisbane City Council/Queensland.

    Application Mode: Online Application (Provided all documents upfront).

    Acknowledgement date: February 09, 2016.

    Email for Citizenship Test/Interview: 18/02/2016.

    Citizenship test: 15/04/2016.

    Citizenship Approval: Not Yet Known.

    Date of Ceremony: Not Yet Known.

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    Great news ;) I hope my one is on the way as well ;) I sent my application on the 12 February so hopefully I'm next :)

     

    Good luck!

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    ------Update -------

     

    Hi all,

     

    So far this is my timeline :

     

    Brisbane Office,/ Gold Coast council....

    Date of applied: 12/02/2016.

    Online Application (provided all documents upfront).

    Acknowledgement date: 12/02/2016.

    Email for Citizenship Test 18/02/2016

    Test Date 15/04/2016 at Brisbane

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