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harrybhmra

Applying Citizenship online and stuck on page 6

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Hi There,

I was applying for Aus citizenship and received an error at page 6 stating that I am not able to continue as I don’t met the citizenship requirements and page was showing to calculate if I am eligible or not. I got my PR in 2011 living in Melbourne from 2005.

In Sept 2017, when I traveled overseas for two weeks and didn’t noticed that PR expired in 2016 and have to renew it. When coming back from overseas at Melbourne airport, I have to apply for RRV in Oct 2017. So now I have explained these to Home affairs over the call and they told me that you can still apply for the citizenship with paper based option but here is very less chances that you application get enter prior to July 2018. Support Person informed me that I have to explain about those two weeks in a letter to processing officer and since I am living here from 2005 they may exempt me.

Just wondering have anyone seen these kind of situation and how much success I have If I will explain the overseas visit and other circumstances? Otherwise I have to wait for Oct 2018 and since rules are changing after July 2018 . Then According to July 2018 new rules I might have to wait for another 4 years.
Harry

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If you were an unauthorised non-citizen (illegal) for any period during your qualifying period, you can expect to have to start again from the time you were legal again.


Westly Russell Registered Migration Agent 0316072 www.pinoyau.com

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Since spoken to Home Affairs Support Centre, They informed me that I still can apply for citizenship and can explain the situation since it was unintentional. Do i have to select any exemptions or not?

 

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45 minutes ago, harrybhmra said:

Since spoken to Home Affairs Support Centre, They informed me that I still can apply for citizenship and can explain the situation since it was unintentional. Do i have to select any exemptions or not?

 

"unintentional" is not something contained i the relevant Act.

You would be best advised to seek professional assistance. 

 


Raul T Senise

Registered Migration Agent

MARN 0636699

www.ozimmigration.com

"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."

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