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penpontman

Leaving country AFTER applying for citizenship

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Hello, I have permanent residency in Australia on subclass 100 visa. For family reasons (imminent grandchildren, two at once!) I will have to spend extended periods out of the country for the next few years. I was planning to apply for citizenship from late June this year - I'm going to UK in April then was going to return in June to start the ball rolling. But with processing times currently running at anything up to 14 months, I have to think about reverting to whatever travel arrangements I can make under permanent residency and resident return visas.

But before I finally make up my mind I have one very specific question around citizenship that I can't find an answer to: if I apply in June and the process takes a year, how often and for how long can I leave the country while my application is making its way through the system? Am I still bound by subclass 100 rules, or are there different rules?

Any advice gratefully received!

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I see the very same question has been asked and answered below, so assuming the answer was correct I won't trouble you any longer!

 

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Hello, I agree to a point where  PR won't be cancelled until the visa got renewed before or after the expiry but my worry is if I travel after the lodging the application will that affect in getting the test date with in the due period or the test date has to be given if the applicant is physically available in Australia only ? 

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Hi everyone, just wanted to bump this up as I am interested in this post! Cheers


IELTS: L9, R8.0, W8.5, S8.5 29/01/15 | Positive Skills Assessed (251311) 12/02/2015 | EOI 26/02/15 | 189 Invitation to Apply (75 points) 26/02/15 (did not submit due to errors therefore dismissed this invitation)|189 Invitation to Apply (65 points) 03/08/2016 |Visa applied 04/09/2015 Visa Grant 02/12/2015 |Visit 23/08/2016 |Eligible to apply for Citizenship 24/08/2020 | Visa expires 02/12/2020

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Hi everyone did anyone manage to find an answer to this? Cheers


IELTS: L9, R8.0, W8.5, S8.5 29/01/15 | Positive Skills Assessed (251311) 12/02/2015 | EOI 26/02/15 | 189 Invitation to Apply (75 points) 26/02/15 (did not submit due to errors therefore dismissed this invitation)|189 Invitation to Apply (65 points) 03/08/2016 |Visa applied 04/09/2015 Visa Grant 02/12/2015 |Visit 23/08/2016 |Eligible to apply for Citizenship 24/08/2020 | Visa expires 02/12/2020

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