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Stulatics

Advice request re: new citizen travelling overseas

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Hi all,

I wondered if anyone can help with something please. I'm from Britain. At short notice (as in a couple of days!), I was invited to a citizenship ceremony in Sydney yesterday. Got it in the bag (yay!). I had a short trip to Thailand booked next month. I've been told this morning though that, as I am now a citizen, my British passport no longer has any information about my right to live in Australia! Is this correct and if so what can I do re: my holiday? I tried to ring the passport information advice line this morning but was unsuccessfully on hold for an hour! Also, I started a new job this week and wasn't expecting the invite to the ceremony at such short notice, hence I didn't contact immigration. I thought they'd give you more notice re: the ceremony!

Any assistance / advice would be appreciated. I'm panicking I may have to cancel holiday...

Thanks in advance,

Stuart.

 

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You'll need an Australian passport. It doesn't take long and you can apply to have it expedited at an extra cost. If you're not going o/s until next month you've got at least a week to get it but you will need to get your skates on.

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