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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

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27 minutes ago, Georgiegie said:

Hey guys, hope everyone is doing well!

Just wondering if anyone who had their test in Jan 2020 got their approval yet?

Cheers

Hi Georgiegie, I did my test same day as you but in Hobart. I got my approval on 29th Jan 2020. I know the 'anxiety' I had for just 1 week wait. You approval will come soon. 

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Hi guys,

Me and my wife have recently got the test last week(5 Feb). After we finished, 1 hour later I checked my status in immi-account and the status changed to "approved". Also my wife, after a few hours later got "approved". On Tuesday 11 Feb(couple day ago) I received Notification of approval of Australian citizenship letter by mail, but only for me.

My question is, Is it important to received this letter? Any one has status change to approved but not yet receive the approval letter?

Just wondering because we finished on the same day and the letter should have come on the same day. May be different case officer?

Thank you.

 

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On 11/02/2020 at 19:17, Rvee said:

Many many Congratulations for the ceremony.

Hi,

I got approved on 18th oct and i am still waiting for invitation from hume. One of my friend got approved on 29th sep and he got invite for 26th feb.

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3 hours ago, Sam_mel said:

Hi,

I got approved on 18th oct and i am still waiting for invitation from hume. One of my friend got approved on 29th sep and he got invite for 26th feb.

Hi sam,

i think our council is 1of the slowest in Melbourne. 

Dandenong council is quicker then others. 

I have tried to ring immi couple of  weeks ago. They said you should wait at 6month.

But now im thinking to ring hume council. Let see if they could help me out.


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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6 minutes ago, Rvee said:

Hi sam,

i think our council is 1of the slowest in Melbourne. 

Dandenong council is quicker then others. 

I have tried to ring immi couple of  weeks ago. They said you should wait at 6month.

But now im thinking to ring hume council. Let see if they could help me out.

Hi Sam 

I Guess you are right . My application was approved on 30 sept and I’m still waiting for ceremony invitation . It’s so frustrating sometimes . 

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1 minute ago, Rockshanks said:

Hi Sam 

I Guess you are right . My application was approved on 30 sept and I’m still waiting for ceremony invitation . It’s so frustrating sometimes . 

Hahahahaha Guys you not going to believe this after writing this message I checked my email and I’ve received invitation . So it’s on 17th March at Broadmeadows Town hall . 

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34 minutes ago, Rockshanks said:

Hahahahaha Guys you not going to believe this after writing this message I checked my email and I’ve received invitation . So it’s on 17th March at Broadmeadows Town hall . 

Wooow .. 

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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On 11/02/2020 at 17:19, KazBaker said:

Friendz,

Good news ! Finally received an email today from Immi for invitation to attend citizenship ceremony.

Takes place on 4 March 2020.

'finally'? that's a quick turnaround right there! 🤣

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[2013] 417 Working Holiday
[2014] 417 Second Working Holiday 
[2015] 457 Temp Work Skilled (Marketing Specialist)
[2016] 457 Temp Work Skilled - Subsequent Entrant (De facto partner)
[2018] 186 ENS TRT (2 applicants, LR, Marketing Specialist)
[2019] Citizenship by Conferral: 16/06/19 | Test email: 02/09/19 | Test passed: 17/10/19 | Approval: 29/10/19 | Ceremony: *waiting*

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7 hours ago, Rockshanks said:

Hahahahaha Guys you not going to believe this after writing this message I checked my email and I’ve received invitation . So it’s on 17th March at Broadmeadows Town hall . 

Congratulations 🎊🎉🎊

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On 13/02/2020 at 13:05, Rockshanks said:

Hahahahaha Guys you not going to believe this after writing this message I checked my email and I’ve received invitation . So it’s on 17th March at Broadmeadows Town hall . 

I do believe that is St Patrick's day, so no excuse not to have a Guinness 

 

Congrats, you journey is coming to an end. 

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Also received my citizenship ceremony invite by email yesterday.

Monday 16th March
Northern Beaches Council in Sydney

Not a bad turnaround from test on 9th December and just over a year for the full process (applied 12th March 2019)


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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PR approved - 01/06/2018

Applied citizenship - 02/06/2019

Test Date - 12/09/2019

approval - 30/09/2019

ceremomy - 17/03/2020

council - Hume council Melbourne 

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PR approved - 01/06/2018

Applied citizenship - 02/06/2019

Test Date - 12/09/2019

approval - 30/09/2019

ceremomy - 17/03/2020

council - Hume council Melbourne 

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Has anyone known of approved applicants waiting for a citizenship ceremony who have moved council areas? 
 

we just found out we’re not on the March ceremony in our council area. Really annoying timing but we may have to move house before the April one, and there’s a chance we won’t be in the same council area.

i know we’ll need to update DOHA, but I wonder what will happen to our ceremony wait time. After already waiting 4 months it’d be pretty annoying to go back to the start! 
 

anyone any insight on this situation?


[2013] 417 Working Holiday
[2014] 417 Second Working Holiday 
[2015] 457 Temp Work Skilled (Marketing Specialist)
[2016] 457 Temp Work Skilled - Subsequent Entrant (De facto partner)
[2018] 186 ENS TRT (2 applicants, LR, Marketing Specialist)
[2019] Citizenship by Conferral: 16/06/19 | Test email: 02/09/19 | Test passed: 17/10/19 | Approval: 29/10/19 | Ceremony: *waiting*

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Hi all

We’ve got our ceremony this Wednesday 19th.

I know this because I got an email and we both had individual letters.
I kept the letters safe until I took them to my daughters school to show and ask for her to have the day off. I’ve now gone to look and can’t find them.

I know the date (got the email), know what ID etc to take but I remember the letters specifically saying ‘bring this letter with you’

Of course, I’ve lost them over a weekend so can’t phone immigration to ask but does anyone know if it’s critical I take the printed personalised letters with me?
I’m assuming they would have all my details there anyway.
 

The email says if we haven’t received a letter before the ceremony date, to phone so they can confirm the dates and times. Therefore, I’d like to assume it won’t cause a problem. There was no unique reference or barcode to gain entry.

I’m going mad here turning the house upside down but can anyone put my mind at rest that they’re not that critical?
Thanks!

 

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Hi all
We’ve got our ceremony this Wednesday 19th.
I know this because I got an email and we both had individual letters.
I kept the letters safe until I took them to my daughters school to show and ask for her to have the day off. I’ve now gone to look and can’t find them.
I know the date (got the email), know what ID etc to take but I remember the letters specifically saying ‘bring this letter with you’
Of course, I’ve lost them over a weekend so can’t phone immigration to ask but does anyone know if it’s critical I take the printed personalised letters with me?
I’m assuming they would have all my details there anyway.
 
The email says if we haven’t received a letter before the ceremony date, to phone so they can confirm the dates and times. Therefore, I’d like to assume it won’t cause a problem. There was no unique reference or barcode to gain entry.
I’m going mad here turning the house upside down but can anyone put my mind at rest that they’re not that critical?
Thanks!
 

We were asked for our letters along with our ID when we arrived for our ceremony. Unfortunately I don’t know what would have happened if we hadn’t had them.

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Help !

Friends , how can I update the immi about changing the name of my son on birth certificate once citizenship certificate is issued with old name? He was born in Australia and I applied my son’s change of name on birth certificate before receiving his citizenship certificate which is due on 4 March. So I assume we may receive Son’s new (name change) birth certificate just before or around the same time. Can my son get a new citizenship certificate after getting one with old name? What is the process?

please advise.


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

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I’ve got my interview and test at the end of next month after applying in June, what sort of wait should I be expecting to get a ceremony (i know nobody can give a form length) I live in Fairfield which is a council that must have one hell of a lot of people becoming citizens. 

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On 10/02/2020 at 21:38, Scorpio110 said:

Does anybody received citizenship ceremony invitation for March? Specially people living in Melbourne city council 3000? 

We have been approved since 7 Sept 2019 in City of Melbourne CBD council, and still waiting for Ceremony invite.....

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2 hours ago, denalist said:

Anyone got invitation on 18th March at Melbourne City Council?

M also waiting for Ceremony invite since I got approval in sep 2019 from city council 

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2 hours ago, Scorpio110 said:

We have been approved since 7 Sept 2019 in City of Melbourne CBD council, and still waiting for Ceremony invite.....

Same here, I got the approval from Sep 2019 as well. Apparently, Melb city is very slow.

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Hi Guys 

Apparently had a long chat with the department about the wait time when I actually asked to open my file for address change For same council with in the processing time . And I learnt my invitation came 3 days after that .. so I don’t know it was luck or the  Differ in system processing .

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On 10/02/2020 at 20:39, Nora said:

Well like you, you cannot say that you don't need it, because in my personal experience that is false; as I did need one valid bc case officer requested one for my child (5yold). If the case officer asks for one...oh well. If he doesn't ask for one, good on ya! 

 

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I have two children, and my wife, due to having no valid overseas passports we did a paper application (faster than some online applications) the CO stated a valid passport was not required, maybe you had insufficient evidence to your child hence they asked you. Passports are not a compulsory required ID for citizenship. 

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Hi, 

my daughter turned 16 recently, before I finished the citizenship application. I tried to create an application specifically for her, but immi says that they can’t verify her identity and block the application.

Should 16 year olds still on the application of their parents?

 

thanks

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