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1 hour ago, Marisawright said:

No you weren't.  If you're currently resident in Australia and have been for some years, then you apply for a RRV and it should be granted quickly.

I would strongly prefer not to spend $1k plus for the sake of what could be a few weeks.   Plus even if it takes weeks that's an issue work wise if I have to stay out of the country until its granted.


Citizenship Application:  09-Oct 19   |   Invitation to Interview:  05-Dec 19   |    Interview and Test:  09-Jan 20   |   Approved:  09-Jan 20   |   Ceremony (Virtual):  18-Jun-20

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8 hours ago, Sigemup said:

Hi guys,

I have question about the scanning of photo for the form 1195. How big should the photo size be ? I mean the harf copy is as per the specs. But how big should the scanned soft copy be ? 

Should it be same size on the screen as the actual photo (i.e. 35mm by 45mm) ? Or should it be scanned copy be A4 size ? I am very confused about this.

Thank you

Hoping that someone will answer soon, confused about the same


Citizenship Applied - 21/05/20, Application - Received , Council - Randwick

VetAssess Applied - 10/06/18, Positive Skill Assessment -  15/10/18 EOI NSW  190 - 23/10/18, Invitation -  15/11/18, Nomination Applied - 19/11/18,   Nomination Approved- 20/11/18, Visa Lodged - 27/11/18, Health exam - 19/12/18, Grant - 21/05/19

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9 minutes ago, garrychandi said:

Hoping that someone will answer soon, confused about the same

Hi Garry 

you can do either way , can upload the actual photo or put it on A4 but do sign it at back off the photo . They are not fussy about photo it’s just for the Record . 
cheers

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4 hours ago, Dhinchak said:

 

Can someone please answer my query ?

Hi mate,

You do 1 applicarion and you can add ur family members in that..

In 1 application, there will be 4 people and you will have to upload docs for every person individually..

Your adult son's license is fine for address proof.

They don't look more than that. Address is just to send approval letter and invitation for ceremony. My experience is otherwise they don't care much about address.

Aadhar is not mandatory..I didn't give my Aadhar.Just passport, driving license, birth certificate and overseas pccs is what they want.

I didn't had my birth certificate, they asked me for school leaving certificate.

That is it.

Hope I answered ur query.

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My citizenship interview/test was scheduled for 27 April (Sydney). I've now received an email saying it's postponed, but not giving any details of a new date. So I have to assume that's on hold indefinitely for now.


309/100 visa application lodged 28/08/13 | Visa sub-class 309 granted 09/05/14 | 100 (PR) visa application lodged 27/09/15 | PR granted 13/04/16 | Citizenship application lodged 18/06/19 | Citizenship interview invite 02/03/20  22/09/20 | Citizenship interview 27/04/20 11/11/20 | Application approved and now pending ceremony invite...

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On 07/04/2020 at 06:27, IndianzinOZ said:

Guys citizenship ceremonies going online...

People who have given tests still getting approved but at a lower pace..

Ones who have to give tests need to wait bcoz there is no online process for that..

But once restrictions ease, they will put more resources to catchup.

Great news..

Our hardwork and petition got answered.

How do you know approvals are still being processed?

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On 06/04/2020 at 17:39, jess6 said:

Yes, that was already the official timeline before.

I personally got approved on December 20 and still hadn't received an invitation for the mid-April ceremony of my council which indicates that timeline.

I think that we have to admit that considering the circumstances, it is actually a pretty good effort from the department. They could have very well put us on ice.  

Is there any evidence these online or 1 person ceremonies are happening across the country? I can only see mention of Canberra.

With the timeline now at 7 months for 90% from approval to ceremony, not getting an April ceremony from a late-Dec approval isn't hugely surprising, is it? In Victoria especially, even before COVID-19 the ceremony wait seemed to be on that 90% estimate or longer in a lot of cases.

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[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: 03/06/2020

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Brisbane was around 4 - 6 months previously from approval to ceremony as of January.


Citizenship Application:  09-Oct 19   |   Invitation to Interview:  05-Dec 19   |    Interview and Test:  09-Jan 20   |   Approved:  09-Jan 20   |   Ceremony (Virtual):  18-Jun-20

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Anybody got their August appointment cancelled or postponed? 

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11 hours ago, Rawkus said:

How do you know approvals are still being processed?

Bcoz I know people who got approved in a different group.

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minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/davidcoleman/Pages/statement-on-australian-citizenship-processing.aspx


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6 hours ago, millski88 said:

Is there any evidence these online or 1 person ceremonies are happening across the country? I can only see mention of Canberra.

With the timeline now at 7 months for 90% from approval to ceremony, not getting an April ceremony from a late-Dec approval isn't hugely surprising, is it? In Victoria especially, even before COVID-19 the ceremony wait seemed to be on that 90% estimate or longer in a lot of cases.

What makes you think it concerns only Canberra?

https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/davidcoleman/Pages/statement-on-australian-citizenship-processing.aspx

Regarding the timeline, yes, this is what I was saying : announced solution is in line with the usual timeline. Why do you think I was surprised? 🙃

My observation about my council was that ceremony would usually happen 4 to 5 months after approval date when I checked in December. But that always fluctuates. Before COVID, I was expecting receiving an invitation for early May. 

so yes, I thought and still think the online solution will probably stay within timelines.

I now expect receiving an invitation for July or August. 

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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

EOI received: 23/06/2020

Invitation received: 26/06/2020

Citizenship Ceremony: 30/06/2020

Council: City of Port Phillip (Melbourne, Victoria)

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15 hours ago, jess6 said:

What makes you think it concerns only Canberra?

https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/davidcoleman/Pages/statement-on-australian-citizenship-processing.aspx

Regarding the timeline, yes, this is what I was saying : announced solution is in line with the usual timeline. Why do you think I was surprised? 🙃

My observation about my council was that ceremony would usually happen 4 to 5 months after approval date when I checked in December. But that always fluctuates. Before COVID, I was expecting receiving an invitation for early May. 

so yes, I thought and still think the online solution will probably stay within timelines.

I now expect receiving an invitation for July or August. 

Apologies, i didn't mean to come across a grump!

We had to update our records after moving house (and council areas) yesterday, after already waiting 5.5 months from date of approval, and discovered there might be further delays because of this... what a drain.

I did read a bit more in to the ceremonies yesterday... does look like they're national. Although, given the volume they're able to cover with the online ceremonies i think there's a good chance we'll be out of COVID-19 restrictions before we get to our ceremony! Ah well, at least it's something for those closer to ceremony, and the queue won't completely stall.


[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: 03/06/2020

Journey complete 🙂 thanks to everyone on Pomsinoz for making the last 7 years of Australian immigration more bearable!

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People who were scheduled to attend a Citizenship appointment or ceremony over the coming months will be contacted to make alternative arrangements.

It's this statement that makes me believe we'll be waiting until well after COVID-19 restrictions. We didn't have a ceremony scheduled, and the online ceremonies will only drip through applicants compared to the usual ceremonies. 


[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: 03/06/2020

Journey complete 🙂 thanks to everyone on Pomsinoz for making the last 7 years of Australian immigration more bearable!

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I got approved today 9/4/20..I had my test on 18/3/20...

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31 minutes ago, Delta said:

I got approved today 9/4/20..I had my test on 18/3/20...

Congratulations 

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Hi Guys I am back on the forum with a questions, we are applying for our citizenship in May this year, we have a new born this month 👶 and I want to know me and my partner are permanent residents and want to know if bub is eligible for Australian Passport or should he wait with us to get passport. Kindly advise.


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If either you or your partner are permanent residents your bub will automatically be eligible for Australian citizenship, before your application.


Citizenship Application:  09-Oct 19   |   Invitation to Interview:  05-Dec 19   |    Interview and Test:  09-Jan 20   |   Approved:  09-Jan 20   |   Ceremony (Virtual):  18-Jun-20

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1 hour ago, galisuman said:

Hi Guys I am back on the forum with a questions, we are applying for our citizenship in May this year, we have a new born this month 👶 and I want to know me and my partner are permanent residents and want to know if bub is eligible for Australian Passport or should he wait with us to get passport. Kindly advise.

You need to apply for your newborn “Evidence of citizenship” once baby’s birth certificate arrive. You have to apply this separately. I had a baby recently and i did it

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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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On 03/03/2020 at 09:37, GUS said:

Hey mate.... Im also on the Sunny Coast.

 

Me and my partner applied in April/2019 and we haven't received anything yet. =(

Any news yet Gus?
Or anyone else moving forward with their applications on the Sunny Coast? 
We applied 17th December 2019 and heard nothing since. 



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Hey Guys,

Just want to update I just saw that I got approval on April 9th?

Hopefully I will get approval letter soon.

Had given test and passed on March 23rd.

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On 08/04/2020 at 14:21, Mamir said:

Anybody got their August appointment cancelled or postponed? 

I was supposed to have mine 30th March was rebooked for August l, that got postponed with about 17 emails a couple of days ago. 

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On 08/04/2020 at 06:59, Rawkus said:

How do you know approvals are still being processed?

Hey mate

I got my approval on April 9th.

Gave my test on March 23rd..

This shows approvals are still being processed.

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3 hours ago, Raspuss said:

Hey mate

I got my approval on April 9th.

Gave my test on March 23rd..

This shows approvals are still being processed.

Congratulations.  That's good to know. 

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