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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

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On 28/12/2019 at 14:40, 187 june16 said:

Anyone waiting for ceremony from gold coast city ??

yep, waiting still for Gold Coast Ceremony. Invited to one 10/9/19 but could not make it as overseas. Heard there was one in November but no invite. Hoping still for 26th Jan. 


Citizenship Timeline
Date applied: 22/12/2017

Test: 9/1/2019 (passed) Tweed Heads

Approval: 18/6/19

Ceremony: 10/9/19 (Did not attend - overseas)

Rescheduled: ?

Local Council: Gold Coast 

From: UK

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Is there someone who applied for citizenship before 30th June 2019(other than Sydney) and before 31st March 2019(Sydney) and still hasn't been invited for the test?

Is the backlog of 2017 applicants which were running very late attended to?

 

Current status - Permanent Resident

Citizenship Application: 13/12/2019

Invitation: TBA

Test Date: TBA

Approval: TBA

Ceremony: TBA

Mackay Regional Council, Mackay, Queensland

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Good morning everyone 😄

I just had a quick question about my application for citizenship. I meet all of the general residency requirements but was wondering about the 12-month residency requirement. Does this mean I can submit my application on the anniversary that my residency was granted? Or should I wait until the following day to qualify as 12 months?

For example:

PR granted: 18th Feb 2019

Citizenship applied: 18th Feb 2020 or the following day?

 

Many thanks,


Rob


Permanent Resident 18/02/2019

Citizenship Application: 18/02/2020

Invitation: TBA

Test Date: TBA

Approval: TBA

Ceremony: TBA

City of Melbourne

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Hi friends,

Do you guys know if i have an active review on Traffic fine and put on hold for review the fine at victoria police. Does it affect on Citizenship approval until it is cleared ? or it really doesn’t?

please advise me.


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

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3 minutes ago, robinoz2018 said:

Good morning everyone 😄

I just had a quick question about my application for citizenship. I meet all of the general residency requirements but was wondering about the 12-month residency requirement. Does this mean I can submit my application on the anniversary that my residency was granted? Or should I wait until the following day to qualify as 12 months?

For example:

PR granted: 18th Feb 2019

Citizenship applied: 18th Feb 2020 or the following day?

 

Many thanks,


Rob

@robinoz2018 You should be able to apply on the day of your 12 month anniversary (18th Feb).

The online application also validates you application (mine did), whereby if you do not meet the criteria (waiting times) it'll tell you and not allow you to proceed. 

- I tried getting my application submission ready beforehand and it would stop me from proceeding until i had waited exactly 12 months on PR (and 4 years in the country total). 

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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

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Thanks @Hex

That is great to know. I was also hoping to get my application ready beforehand, but looks like I will have to wait until the 18th Feb before I proceed any further. 

Many thanks,

Rob

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Permanent Resident 18/02/2019

Citizenship Application: 18/02/2020

Invitation: TBA

Test Date: TBA

Approval: TBA

Ceremony: TBA

City of Melbourne

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Hi Guys, Just joined this forum and would be keen to hear how long it took for people from application lodgement to being sent the letter for the interview / test? My details:

a. Eligible: 31/12/2019

b. Application lodged online: 05/01/2020

c. Interview / Test appointment: TBD

d. Citizenship ceremony: TBD

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Great news !

Just approved my citizenship and now waiting to receive invitation attending at Ceremony.

 

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

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20 minutes ago, KazBaker said:

Great news !

Just approved my citizenship and now waiting to receive invitation attending at Ceremony.

 

Congratulations!!!

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3 hours ago, Gaurav99 said:

Hi Guys, Just joined this forum and would be keen to hear how long it took for people from application lodgement to being sent the letter for the interview / test? My details:

a. Eligible: 31/12/2019

b. Application lodged online: 05/01/2020

c. Interview / Test appointment: TBD

d. Citizenship ceremony: TBD

Depends on a few factors. Which DOHA office is your application going to?


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[2019] Citizenship by Conferral: 16/06/19 | Test email: 02/09/19 | Test passed: 17/10/19 | Approval: 29/10/19 | Ceremony: 03/06/2020

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2 hours ago, KazBaker said:

Great news !

Just approved my citizenship and now waiting to receive invitation attending at Ceremony.

 

Congratulations 👍👌

 

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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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2 hours ago, Andy0143 said:

Hi guys how to find out like ur citizenship file in which office?

It depends on which city you live in and assuming it should be your nearest office.

Edited by KazBaker

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

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Hi all

I have a small ‘problem’

just had my citizenship ceremony date for 19th Feb.

it says I should wait 10 business days after to apply for a passport. I know I can fast track a passport in 2 days.

My problem is I have to travel to a business meeting on 2nd March in Dubai. If I don’t, my job depends on it.

1. do I really have to wait 10 business days to apply for a passport?
2. Is there any way of travelling on my British passport after ceremony?
3. What if I tried to change the date of my ceremony? Is this possible?
 

thanks a lot!
 

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5 minutes ago, imthedave said:

Hi all

I have a small ‘problem’

just had my citizenship ceremony date for 19th Feb.

it says I should wait 10 business days after to apply for a passport. I know I can fast track a passport in 2 days.

My problem is I have to travel to a business meeting on 2nd March in Dubai. If I don’t, my job depends on it.

1. do I really have to wait 10 business days to apply for a passport?
2. Is there any way of travelling on my British passport after ceremony?
3. What if I tried to change the date of my ceremony? Is this possible?
 

thanks a lot!
 

We didn’t. As long as you get your certificate at the ceremony you can apply straight away. Maybe it is to ensure systems are updated, who knows.  It is tight so you would need to pay the extra for a fast turnaround. 
You can change the date of your ceremony. Speak to your council, their should be a contact on the letter.


So many wineries ......so little time :yes:

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1 hour ago, imthedave said:

Hi all

I have a small ‘problem’

just had my citizenship ceremony date for 19th Feb.

it says I should wait 10 business days after to apply for a passport. I know I can fast track a passport in 2 days.

My problem is I have to travel to a business meeting on 2nd March in Dubai. If I don’t, my job depends on it.

1. do I really have to wait 10 business days to apply for a passport?
2. Is there any way of travelling on my British passport after ceremony?
3. What if I tried to change the date of my ceremony? Is this possible?
 

thanks a lot!
 

Firstly congratulations for ceremony.

You can apply very next day after  your ceremony once you get your citizenship certificate. I am saying this because 1of the our forum member had applied very  next day after the ceremony for passport and got it within 4 days after the ceremony. Dont stress every thing should be ok..


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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17 hours ago, imthedave said:

Hi all

I have a small ‘problem’

just had my citizenship ceremony date for 19th Feb.

it says I should wait 10 business days after to apply for a passport. I know I can fast track a passport in 2 days.

My problem is I have to travel to a business meeting on 2nd March in Dubai. If I don’t, my job depends on it.

1. do I really have to wait 10 business days to apply for a passport?
2. Is there any way of travelling on my British passport after ceremony?
3. What if I tried to change the date of my ceremony? Is this possible?
 

thanks a lot!
 

I'm wondering if your British Passport + Australian Citizenship Certificate would be sufficient to evidence your right to enter the country upon your return? 🕵️‍♂️


Citizenship Application: 01 Dec 19

Invitation: 20 Jan 20

Interview & Test: 21 Jan 20

Approval: TBA

Ceremony: TBA

Perth, Western Australia (City of Perth)

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On 07/01/2020 at 11:38, Gaurav99 said:

Hi Guys, Just joined this forum and would be keen to hear how long it took for people from application lodgement to being sent the letter for the interview / test? My details:

a. Eligible: 31/12/2019

b. Application lodged online: 05/01/2020

c. Interview / Test appointment: TBD

d. Citizenship ceremony: TBD

Good luck 🙂

Edited by Mazen

Citizenship Application: 04/03/2019

Request more information: 20/02/2020

Test Date: TBA

Approval: TBA

Ceremony: TBA

City: Wagga Wagga, NSW

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On 06/01/2020 at 12:09, Indianinoz said:

Hello all,

From what I make out from this thread, tentative waiting time for invitation is as follows:
a) Usually within 9-10 months for Sydney applicants
b) Usually within 6 months for all other regions
Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Is there someone who applied before 30th June 2019(other than Sydney) and before 31st March 2019(Sydney) and still hasn't been invited for the test?

Yes, applied 4/03/2019, it shows application received and no improvement on the application status ever since and still waiting.

City: Wagga Wagga, NSW


Citizenship Application: 04/03/2019

Request more information: 20/02/2020

Test Date: TBA

Approval: TBA

Ceremony: TBA

City: Wagga Wagga, NSW

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47 minutes ago, Mazen said:

Yes, applied 4/03/2019, it shows application received and no improvement on the application status ever since and still waiting.

City: Wagga Wagga, NSW

Oh, that is a long wait. Hope you get there very soon. If I may ask, did you make a big foreign trip during this period? I have somewhere read that if you go overseas after application, your application is kept on hold for that duration.


Current status - Permanent Resident

Citizenship Application: 13/12/2019

Invitation: TBA

Test Date: TBA

Approval: TBA

Ceremony: TBA

Mackay Regional Council, Mackay, Queensland

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5 minutes ago, Indianinoz said:

Oh, that is a long wait. Hope you get there very soon. If I may ask, did you make a big foreign trip during this period? I have somewhere read that if you go overseas after application, your application is kept on hold for that duration.

Yes, its part of my Job to travel overseas at least twice a year.

I was thinking with this scenario one day, that my application is kept on hold every time I travel but not sure how true is that 😞


Citizenship Application: 04/03/2019

Request more information: 20/02/2020

Test Date: TBA

Approval: TBA

Ceremony: TBA

City: Wagga Wagga, NSW

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Thanks Mazen, I think usually big overseas trips may cause such delay. How long are these 2 trips? Is it just a few weeks? Or is each trip a few months? If its the latter, then it seems this is the cause of delay. Also, do you inform the immigration department when you make a trip? I think this is essential.


Current status - Permanent Resident

Citizenship Application: 13/12/2019

Invitation: TBA

Test Date: TBA

Approval: TBA

Ceremony: TBA

Mackay Regional Council, Mackay, Queensland

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On 07/01/2020 at 13:06, Ravi2019 said:

Congratulations!!!

Hi mate, congratulations, what were your timelines?

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23 hours ago, millski88 said:

Depends on a few factors. Which DOHA office is your application going to?

Hi mate, it would be the Melbourne office

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