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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

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8 hours ago, August 2016 said:

Citizenship application: 05/12/2019

Test invitation: 31/12/2019

Test date: 20/2/2020

Approvel: TBA

Ceremony: TBA

Townsville QLD

 

Hi August 2016,

Firstly, congrats on getting the test invite so soon(very impressive timeline so far). I assume you passed the test and approval should be around the corner.

May I ask you how you were invited for the test? Did you receive a letter in your postbox or an email or a message in your immi account or a call/sms or a combination of these? It would be very helpful if you can guide me in this regard. I'm from Mackay QLD and I'm still clueless as to where to search for the invite. I haven't got one so far.

Also, is Townsville a DOHA or DHS office?

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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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22 hours ago, Domm said:

Congrats. How come you applied for citizenship without being one year on PR?

ha. that's easy. i think you got confused with the year. Got my PR in 2017 and applied citizenship in 2019 (fulfilled the 4 years requirement as well). Hope that clears the confusion.

 

PR applied : 23/7/2017

PR Granted on 21/10/2017

citizenship applied: 08/08/2019

Exam date: 20/02/2020

Citizenship Approved 21/02/2020

Ceremony date received: (due)

Ceremony (due)

Dandenong city council, Victoria

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18 hours ago, rammygirl said:

No , sorry it was Hesh who pm’d me with a similar question. 

 

12 hours ago, August 2016 said:

Citizenship application: 05/12/2019

Test invitation: 31/12/2019

Test date: 20/2/2020

Approvel: TBA

Ceremony: TBA

Townsville QLD

Did you apply by yourself?

 

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4 hours ago, Indianinoz said:

Hi August 2016,

Firstly, congrats on getting the test invite so soon(very impressive timeline so far). I assume you passed the test and approval should be around the corner.

May I ask you how you were invited for the test? Did you receive a letter in your postbox or an email or a message in your immi account or a call/sms or a combination of these? It would be very helpful if you can guide me in this regard. I'm from Mackay QLD and I'm still clueless as to where to search for the invite. I haven't got one so far.

Also, is Townsville a DOHA or DHS office?

Thanks, I got invitation letter in my e-mail and also in immi account. passed the test with 100%. I think townsville is DOHA. 

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1 minute ago, August 2016 said:

Thanks, I got invitation letter in my e-mail and also in immi account. passed the test with 100%. I think townsville is DOHA. 

Thanks, just to confirm you got an email and a message in your immi account but no letter in your mailbox and no call/SMS, correct?

Do you mind posting the 'From' email address and the subject of the email and the subject of the message in your immi account? Thanks!

I just checked and Townsville seems to be DHS..please correct me if I'm wrong.


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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35 minutes ago, Indianinoz said:

Thanks, just to confirm you got an email and a message in your immi account but no letter in your mailbox and no call/SMS, correct?

Do you mind posting the 'From' email address and the subject of the email and the subject of the message in your immi account? Thanks!

I just checked and Townsville seems to be DHS..please correct me if I'm wrong.

No call, sms or post. The subject of the email and immi account is (citizenship invitation letter) same in both. The email I received from noreply@.

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2 minutes ago, August 2016 said:

No call, sms or post. The subject of the email and immi account is (citizenship invitation letter) same in both. The email I received from noreply@.

Thanks August 2016, the email address is noreply<at> which domain? Thanks again


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:

 

Thanks August 2016, the email address is noreply<at> which domain? Thanks again

Noreply@appoitment.homeaffair.gov.au

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Thanks to everyone for your advice on this platform. I just got my date for my citizenship ceremony today


Citizenship App: 4-Dec-2019
Test Invitation: 17-Dec-2019
Test Date:         21-Jan- 2020
Approval:          29-Jan-2020
Ceremony:        18-Mar-2020 (Cancelled)

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On 22/02/2020 at 16:15, Wannabepilot said:

Hi all,

I've seen a lot of people mentioning the Acknowledgement email, and I was wondering what that email actually said? Simply that they have received the application? or a little more?

I applied for citizenship on the 12th of February 2020 (impatient, I know!) and it only said that it was submitted. I'm sure this is normal but just wanted a little clarification if anyone had any. I'm in Brisbane and going by what people say, it's a very long processing time here.

Thanks in advance,

Greg

I guess by that they mean the email from

auto-letter-generator@homeaffairs.gov.au- its just an Acknowledgement saying your application is submitted - it comes with a PDF mentioning the Transaction reference number for tracking your application with DHA 
 
Regards
Nishant
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Citizenship application: 25th Feb 2020
Test Date: -Waiting
Approval: -Waiting
Ceremony: -Waiting
Council: Brisbane City

 

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Hi, 

Does anyone know what current processing times are like for SYDNEY?

many thanks

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On 16/02/2020 at 01:21, Rockshanks said:

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 .

Hi Rockshanks

i just wanted to know that when you had conversation with immi. Did they put note on your application as quick as possible for ceremony?

i am asking this bcoz today i have ring to immi and ask them please do something for ceremony i cant wait for too long. And on the other side he put note on my application for quick ceremony.

what’s your opinion?

thanks


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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Hi,

I attended and passed the Test today,  does anybody  know how long it will take to change the Status from Received to Approval in immi? thanks.

Citizenship Application: 30/04/2019

Invitation and Test: 25/02/2020 

Approval: Waiting

Ceremony: Waiting

Town of Sydney Council, Sydney, NSW

 

Regards

ming

 

 

 

 

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Hi,
I attended and passed the Test today,  does anybody  know how long it will take to change the Status from Received to Approval in immi? thanks.
Citizenship Application: 30/04/2019

Invitation and Test: 25/02/2020 

Approval: Waiting

Ceremony: Waiting

Town of Sydney Council, Sydney, NSW

 

Regards

ming


 
 
 
 

I don’t know that there is a typical number of days. My OH took their test, passed and Immi was updated to approved the same day. Mine took 4 months.

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On 22/02/2020 at 16:15, Wannabepilot said:

I applied for citizenship on the 12th of February 2020 (impatient, I know!) and it only said that it was submitted. I'm sure this is normal but just wanted a little clarification if anyone had any. I'm in Brisbane and going by what people say, it's a very long processing time here.

Hi Greg,

Am from Brisbane as well and I applied on 7th Feb 2020. Trying to follow the posts and waiting for the Test Invite. Just anxious 😉

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Citizenship App: 07-Feb-2020
Test Invitation: TBA
Test Date: TBA
Approval: TBA
Ceremony: TBA
Council: Brisbane, QLD

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Hi All,

We were given the notice to vacate our rental property and how to move to a new property in about 90 days. Can you please let us know do we need to submit any additional form or documents if we have address change? Thanks in advance.

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Hi all,

Finally I just got invitation letter to the ceremony. Below is my final timeline:

date of application: 24/02/2019

date of test email: 12/11/2019

initial test date: 16/12/2019

rescheduled test date:13/11/2019

date of approval: 13/11/2019 

Date of ceremony: 24/03/2020

My local council is Cumberland (NSW), but in the letter, it says due to high demand for ceremony in my local council, I was put in another council (Blacktown-NSW).

Good luck to everyone 🙂

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Hi guys,

I thought I'd share my timeline here.

Citizenship App: 17/08/2019 (wife) & 20/08/2019 (myself)
Test Invitation: 25/02/2020
Test Date: Parramatta Office; Initial 27/04/2020 (wife) & 28/04/2020 (myself) ; rescheduled - 19/03/2020 (wife) & TBC (myself)
Approval: TBA
Ceremony: TBA
Council: Ryde, NSW

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Citizenship App: 17/08/2019 (wife) & 20/08/2019 (myself)
Test Invitation: 25/02/2020
Test Date: Parramatta Office; Initial 27/04/2020 (wife) & 28/04/2020 (myself) ; rescheduled - 19/03/2020 (wife) & TBC (myself)
Approval: TBA
Ceremony: TBA
Council: Ryde, NSW

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hey Guys,

 

thought to share with you, i've just received an email from the dept to advise my interview date has been booked on 22th April. 

I applied in 31th December 2019.

 

but i'm bit confuse, is interview basically the test of citizenship? 

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1 minute ago, gwheng said:

hey Guys,

 

thought to share with you, i've just received an email from the dept to advise my interview date has been booked on 22th April. 

I applied in 31th December 2019.

 

but i'm bit confuse, is interview basically the test of citizenship? 

Congratulations! Yes its test and interview happen at the same time.

Please update your timeline in the signature.


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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so both happened on the same day? and i should preparing for the test? 

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Hi just want to share my timeline here

Citizenship applied: April 2018

Test date : Feb 2019

Approval : sep 2019

Ceremony : still waiting 😫

Melbourne vic 3000

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Hi, 
Does anyone know what current processing times are like for SYDNEY?
many thanks

Mine took 6 months from application to approval, applied March 2019. Seen anything from 5 to 8 months recently.

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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4 hours ago, Scorpio110 said:

Hi just want to share my timeline here

Citizenship applied: April 2018

Test date : Feb 2019

Approval : sep 2019

Ceremony : still waiting 😫

Melbourne vic 3000

unbelievable nearly 23 months ! 

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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

  “Australian Citizen”

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8 hours ago, KazBaker said:

unbelievable nearly 23 months ! 

Yes nearly 23 months 😫😥😫.hope Melbourne city council send us invite for 18th March ceremony🙏

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