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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

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59 minutes ago, Jimmy P said:

Final update from me...

Citizenship Test 2 September 2019

Ceremony 26 January 2020

Moreton Bay Council (daughters have theirs in Brisbane on same day)

sounds like quick , when did you submit your application and when got told to sit for you test?

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Hey. I have a question regarding change of address.

i have updated my details on immi but the drivers licence which I uploaded on my original citizenship application is registered at my old address.

i have also received a confirmed appointment for my interview and test.

do I need to upload a copy of my updated d licence, or can I just take the new original along to my appointment??

 

 

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6 hours ago, gwheng said:

sounds like quick , when did you submit your application and when got told to sit for you test?

My bad...

Applied June 18, Test date provided May 19, eventually sat test Sept 19


Originally from Preston, Lancs.  Arrived Brisbane 28th June 2014.  Live in Samford Valley.  Teacher.

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Hey, anyone help me any ideas or suggest MA will be grateful. I am working with this company from 2016 still on. I got pr last year and i lodge citizenship last month upto now no notice.
My question is if i got offer letter of master degree from university of another state. Can i move before citizenship ceremony/ before contract ends. Actually want to move on February and it will be more 5 months to ends contract. Can i move legally or not?

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Hey guys . Any good news from anyone ? This page is very quiet from last two days . Thanks 

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Mistake

Eligibility.   7 nov. 2019

applied.    7 nov.  2019

test/ interview.  Email.       Waiting

Test.           Waiting

approved.      Waiting

Cerm.          Waiting

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22 hours ago, sud said:

Hey, anyone help me any ideas or suggest MA will be grateful. I am working with this company from 2016 still on. I got pr last year and i lodge citizenship last month upto now no notice.
My question is if i got offer letter of master degree from university of another state. Can i move before citizenship ceremony/ before contract ends. Actually want to move on February and it will be more 5 months to ends contract. Can i move legally or not?

You post is a bit unclear. To clear it up a bit, am I getting it right that: 

  • You are working for a company in, let's say, State A at the moment and you have 5 month until the end of the contract with that company. You also applied for citizenship in State A.
  • You received an offer from a university in State B with Feb 2020 start

If the above statements are correct, then you have 2 different questions that have absolutely no relation to each other:

Q1. How will your move from State A to State B affect your citizenship application?

The answer is - it will not affect it significantly (a slight delay due to case transfer is possible) and it will definitely not affect it adversely. All you have to do is to update your address details in your Immiaccount and attach evidence of your new address (utility bill, drivers licence from State B, etc.)

Q2. How will your move to State B affect your work/employment contract in State A? 

The answer is - this is a private matter between you and your employer, and the decision is yours to make. 

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Citizenship Application: 01 Dec 19

Invitation: 20 Jan 20

Interview & Test: 21 Jan 20

Approval: TBA

Ceremony: TBA

Perth, Western Australia (City of Stirling)

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Hi Everyone,

Just sharing my timeline

Application lodged online 09/05/2019

Email for the test received: 19/07/2019

Test on:  19/12/2019

Application approved 20/12/2019

Ceremony: waiting for letter

Council: City of Port Phillip (Melbourne)


Citizenship Application lodged online: 09/05/2019 (aknowledgement received on the same day)

Citizenship Email for the test received: 19/07/2019

Citizenship Test on:  19/12/2019 (results: 100%)

Citizenship Application approved 20/12/2019

Citizenship Approval letter received: 08/01/2019

Citizenship Ceremony: waiting for letter

Council: City of Port Phillip (Melbourne, Victoria)

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2 hours ago, jess6 said:

Hi Everyone,

Just sharing my timeline

Application lodged online 09/05/2019

Email for the test received: 19/07/2019

Test on:  19/12/2019

Application approved 20/12/2019

Ceremony: waiting for letter

Council: City of Port Phillip (Melbourne)

Congratulations Jess, 

Hope you are invited your ceremony taking place at Australian day 26 jan.

Could you tell me what sort documents they checked your’s as identity, address. Along with passport and driving licence, Do i need to print rest of the documents like Electricity bill, or show them on phone? If you share your experience would be glad.

Cheers !


PR applied: 09/11/2017, PR Granted 21/09/2018, citizenship applied: 26/09/2019, Citizenship Approved 07/01/2020, Ceremony date received 11/02/2020, Ceremony 04/03/2020

  “Australian Citizen”

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You post is a bit unclear. To clear it up a bit, am I getting it right that: 
  • You are working for a company in, let's say, State A at the moment and you have 5 month until the end of the contract with that company. You also applied for citizenship in State A.
  • You received an offer from a university in State B with Feb 2020 start
If the above statements are correct, then you have 2 different questions that have absolutely no relation to each other:
Q1. How will your move from State A to State B affect your citizenship application?
The answer is - it will not affect it significantly (a slight delay due to case transfer is possible) and it will definitely not affect it adversely. All you have to do is to update your address details in your Immiaccount and attach evidence of your new address (utility bill, drivers licence from State B, etc.)
Q2. How will your move to State B affect your work/employment contract in State A? 
The answer is - this is a private matter between you and your employer, and the decision is yours to make. 

Thanks Georgiegie for reply. For Q2 I request to the employer but they said me talk to immi / MA and if they said it is legal that i can move then only my employer let me to go otherwise not!!!

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5 hours ago, sud said:


Thanks Georgiegie for reply. For Q2 I request to the employer but they said me talk to immi / MA and if they said it is legal that i can move then only my employer let me to go otherwise not!!!
 

Sorry, why would your employer have anything to do with an application for Citizenship? when you applied for citizenship you either qualify or you wait until you do ... employment and employers have nothing to do to with personal matters 

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Sorry, why would your employer have anything to do with an application for Citizenship? when you applied for citizenship you either qualify or you wait until you do ... employment and employers have nothing to do to with personal matters 

Thanks for reply Chris N Lora but it’s not about citizenship the 2nd question is about employment contract.

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Final from me:

Moreland Council VIC

Applied online: 18/4/2018

Test: 1/5/2019

Approved: 4/9/2019

Ceremony (Moreland Town Hall): 17/12/2019

Passport application: 18/12/2019

Passport received: 20/12/2019

 

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On 18/12/2019 at 08:15, Georgiegie said:
On 17/12/2019 at 19:59, stevie129 said:

 

Hey mate

Congrats on your speedy processing!

To reschedule the appointment, follow this link: https://appointments.homeaffairs.gov.au/login

Client ID is an 11-digit number listed in all communications from the Department. 

 Good luck, and have a great Christmas!

Cheers Mate! Out of interest, what state are you located in? Hope you have a great Christmas too! 😊


Applied for Citizenship: 16-11-19

Case officer request for more info (UK police clearance certificate 13-12-19

Test date: 13/2/2020  rescheduled to 16-1-2020

Test passed : 100%

Approval: 30/1/2020

Ceremony:  TBA
 

Perth, Council - City of Wanneroo

 

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On 21/12/2019 at 10:32, KazBaker said:

Congratulations Jess, 

Hope you are invited your ceremony taking place at Australian day 26 jan.

Could you tell me what sort documents they checked your’s as identity, address. Along with passport and driving licence, Do i need to print rest of the documents like Electricity bill, or show them on phone? If you share your experience would be glad.

Cheers !

Thank you Kaz! :)

The Immigration lady only checked my Passport, Medicare Card, Australian Driver licence and the original of my Birth Certificate (along with the Naati translation of it).

From the above, my Australian Driver licence is the only document with my current address on it

I personally had brought everything with me just in case (bills and tenancy agreement). I am not sure if other officers ask for more documents.

As a side note, she scanned my documents. She also took a photo of me.

The discussion was quite quick and then I took the test which is in line with the test exemple provided on the immigration website.

After the test, they run a police check. I saw the approval in my immigration account. I did not receive a notification, I proactively checked my account.

She told me that I would receive a letter though.

Let me know if you have any other questions :)

 

 

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Citizenship Application lodged online: 09/05/2019 (aknowledgement received on the same day)

Citizenship Email for the test received: 19/07/2019

Citizenship Test on:  19/12/2019 (results: 100%)

Citizenship Application approved 20/12/2019

Citizenship Approval letter received: 08/01/2019

Citizenship Ceremony: waiting for letter

Council: City of Port Phillip (Melbourne, Victoria)

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13 hours ago, stevie129 said:

Cheers Mate! Out of interest, what state are you located in? Hope you have a great Christmas too! 😊

Perth, WA

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Citizenship Application: 01 Dec 19

Invitation: 20 Jan 20

Interview & Test: 21 Jan 20

Approval: TBA

Ceremony: TBA

Perth, Western Australia (City of Stirling)

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Thank you Kaz! :)
The Immigration lady only checked my Passport, Medicare Card, Australian Driver licence and the original of my Birth Certificate (along with the Naati translation of it).
From the above, my Australian Driver licence is the only document with my current address on it
I personally had brought everything with me just in case (bills and tenancy agreement). I am not sure if other officers ask for more documents.
As a side note, she scanned my documents. She also took a photo of me.
The discussion was quite quick and then I took the test which is in line with the test exemple provided on the immigration website.
After the test, they run a police check. I saw the approval in my immigration account. I did not receive a notification, I proactively checked my account.
She told me that I would receive a letter though.
Let me know if you have any other questions :)
 
 


The letter comes through a few days after approval. I was approved on a Monday, just after my appointment. Letter arrived on the Friday of the same week.

PR (186DE) approved 12.03.2018

Applied Citizenship  12.03.2019

Invitation                    29.11.2019

Test Date                   09.12.2019

Approval                    09.12.2019

Ceremony                  16.03.2020

Northern Beaches Council, NSW

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Hey guys - I'll be hitting the 1 year on PR mark on the 28th and hence, will be lodging, however, my sons passport has since expired and we've already received the new one.

Do I need to update immi / Vevo or something with the new details? Forgive the ignorance 🙂 


Occupation: Developer Programmer
Birth Country: SA (South Africa)
Stream: 457 > 186 TRT > Citizenship 
Number of applicants: 4 (wife + 2 children: age 1 and 3)
Visa and Nomination applied:  January 9th 2018
Nomination approved: 8th October 2018
Visa Granted: 12 November 2018

IMMI Status: Finalized (granted)

Citizenship application: 1st January 2020 
Invitation: TBC
Test Date: TBC
Approval: TBC
Ceremony: TBC

***Disclaimer***  I'm not a migration agent. When in doubt, seek advice from a professional.

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1 hour ago, Hex said:

Hey guys - I'll be hitting the 1 year on PR mark on the 28th and hence, will be lodging, however, my sons passport has since expired and we've already received the new one.

Do I need to update immi / Vevo or something with the new details? Forgive the ignorance 🙂 

Yes definitely you have to update with your kids changes in circumstances before you apply citizenship for him


PR applied: 09/11/2017, PR Granted 21/09/2018, citizenship applied: 26/09/2019, Citizenship Approved 07/01/2020, Ceremony date received 11/02/2020, Ceremony 04/03/2020

  “Australian Citizen”

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On 22/12/2019 at 10:45, jess6 said:

Thank you Kaz! 🙂

The Immigration lady only checked my Passport, Medicare Card, Australian Driver licence and the original of my Birth Certificate (along with the Naati translation of it).

From the above, my Australian Driver licence is the only document with my current address on it

I personally had brought everything with me just in case (bills and tenancy agreement). I am not sure if other officers ask for more documents.

As a side note, she scanned my documents. She also took a photo of me.

The discussion was quite quick and then I took the test which is in line with the test exemple provided on the immigration website.

After the test, they run a police check. I saw the approval in my immigration account. I did not receive a notification, I proactively checked my account.

She told me that I would receive a letter though.

Let me know if you have any other questions 🙂

 

 

Thanks a lot buddy. much information provided which is very helpful for us.

waiting for your ceremony soon 26 Jan


PR applied: 09/11/2017, PR Granted 21/09/2018, citizenship applied: 26/09/2019, Citizenship Approved 07/01/2020, Ceremony date received 11/02/2020, Ceremony 04/03/2020

  “Australian Citizen”

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Approvals from Brisbane, QLD 

Hi everyone,

Has there been many(or any😢) approvals/progress from the Brisbane office? I seem to see lots of approvals from other states and some receiving invites for the test within months of applying...is it just me, or is the Brisbane office really slow??

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year PIO people! 

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Hi everyone 

just a query about my upcoming citizenship text.what are the procedures on the test day??how long we have to wait to get approved citizenship application after test.

my application details

visa processing office:Adelaide 

applied citizenship online of mine and my wife on:nov 24th 2019

letter of appointments for both of us on:14th dec 

test date for both of us on 26th feb

Thanks guys 

wish you good luck for everyone 

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Hi everyone 

just a query about my upcoming citizenship text.what are the procedures on the test day??how long we have to wait to get approved citizenship application after test.

my application details

visa processing office:Adelaide 

 applied citizenship online of mine and my wife on:nov 24th 2019

 letter of appointments for both of us on:14th dec 2019

test date for both of us on 26th feb 2020

Thanks guys 

wish you good luck for everyone 

 

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Hi friends 

do we need to keep still hope  for ceremony on 26 jan 2020..?

what yours point of view?

merry Christmas 🎄 to all

lovely group members..


Application lodged. 10/08/2019

got invitation letter for test on 21/10/2019 

original test date was 21/03/2020

Reschedule same day 23/10/2019

application approved on 01/11/2019

hume council Melbourne 

ceremony : waiting 

 

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23 hours ago, JustUs said:

Approvals from Brisbane, QLD 

Hi everyone,

Has there been many(or any😢) approvals/progress from the Brisbane office? I seem to see lots of approvals from other states and some receiving invites for the test within months of applying...is it just me, or is the Brisbane office really slow??

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year PIO people! 

I did citizen test last month and was approved straight away

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14 hours ago, Rvee said:

Hi friends 

do we need to keep still hope  for ceremony on 26 jan 2020..?

what yours point of view?

merry Christmas 🎄 to all

lovely group members..

If we are anything to go by, letters for Ceremonies on 26 Jan  went out about 10 days ago...


Originally from Preston, Lancs.  Arrived Brisbane 28th June 2014.  Live in Samford Valley.  Teacher.

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