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13 hours ago, Ravi2019 said:

Dear all

Has any one lucky so far to get invite for Citizenship Ceremony with Govt's new approach ?

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

Cheers!!!

Ravi

No, but thanks for the information. Looks like tests have been put on hold. 

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State: Qld
Stream: 457 Visa - ENS 186 Transition
Nomination & Visa Lodged: 22nd Feb 2018
Nomination Granted: 5th December 2018
IMMI Status: Finalised 12th December 2018 🇦🇺🇬🇧
Applied Citizenship 17th December 2019
Still waiting for test date

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2 minutes ago, samlab said:

No, but thanks for the information. Looks like tests have been put on hold. 

They’ve no option as it’s impossible for them to ensure people aren’t cheating doing a test remotely and you would still need an interview for the to sight your documents as genuine anyway. 

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3 hours ago, Danny842003 said:

They’ve no option as it’s impossible for them to ensure people aren’t cheating doing a test remotely and you would still need an interview for the to sight your documents as genuine anyway. 

I wasn’t complaining. That’s fair enough given the circumstances. I just wasn’t aware they had officially done that until I read the information on the link. 



State: Qld
Stream: 457 Visa - ENS 186 Transition
Nomination & Visa Lodged: 22nd Feb 2018
Nomination Granted: 5th December 2018
IMMI Status: Finalised 12th December 2018 🇦🇺🇬🇧
Applied Citizenship 17th December 2019
Still waiting for test date

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6 minutes ago, Joyfullheart said:

Approval Letter😉

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Nice one! What are your timings? When did you apply, when did you do your test?

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Applied in May 2019

Interview and Test February 2020

Did yours get approved?

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https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizenship

Some more info here ^^^

Note the part about the 12 month limit of approval validity being lifted. Looks to be a nod at the fact some approved applicants may now need to wait longer than 12 months for a ceremony. Makes sense... and at least they won't make you take the test again!


[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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On 10/04/2020 at 12:08, KazBaker said:

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

Thank you applying for the evidence of citizenship long process though...


Occupation: Quality Assurance Manager

2 People 186 TRT

HR Country

Applied Nomination and PR 28.03.2018

nomination approved: 8.04.2019

PR granted: 10.05.2019

Citizenship Applied: 16.07.2020

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On 10/04/2020 at 12:08, KazBaker said:

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

We have had a new born recently too. We have applied for Birth certificate. Once I get it, can I use my immi account to apply for Evidence of Citizenship also? I applied my and my wife's citizenship by conferral through this account also.


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 12/04/2020 at 19:12, Ravi2019 said:

Dear all

Has any one lucky so far to get invite for Citizenship Ceremony with Govt's new approach ?

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

Cheers!!!

Ravi

Seen someone on another forum get one already. They'd already had a ceremony scheduled in March though, which had been cancelled. The online ceremony was scheduled 2 days after this person received an email, and they were asked to confirm immediately. The email emphasised that this was a trial run at online ceremonies, so they might not yet be in full swing.


[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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On 06/04/2020 at 08:51, olloyd21 said:

Does anyone know if at this stage they are still processing or approving Citizenship applications? I had my test/exam in December 2019, waiting for an answer on my approval after submitting a few final documents early Jan...last correspondence was 2 weeks ago letting me know they are finalising an updated NSW police check...

 

I'm in the same boat mate, had my test and interview on Jan, 21 and haven't had any updates since... 


PR VISA: 221213 EXTERNAL AUDITOR | 27/08/12 NAATI Community Language (Russian) | 22/06/15 PTE Academic (L90 R90 S90 W90) | 26/06/15 CPA Skills Assessment (12/12) | 26/06/15 EOI | 03/08/15 Invitation to apply | 24/08/15 Visa lodged | 08/10/15 GRANT | 01/12/15 Landed in AUSTRALIA

CITIZENSHIP: 01/12/19 Application Lodged | 20/01/20 Invitation Received | 21/01/20 Interview & Test Passed (100%) | Pending Approval | Pending Ceremony Invitation | Pending Ceremony 

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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: 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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Update on virtual ceremonies (from the one person i've seen online to post about their experience)

  • Currently only Canberra office performing online ceremonies, with randomly selected applicants (likely picked from those who already had a ceremony scheduled and cancelled)
  • Starting Monday next week, Melbourne DoHA office joins in the initial batches, followed by other state's offices
  • After this (not sure of exact timeframe), local councils will be briefed on the process and will also start hosting virtual ceremonies

Apparently took 6 minutes today for this person to complete theirs and ask lots of questions.

EDIT: Just confirmed, case officer said the local councils will resume on their lists once they're up and running, rather than a national pool. But a national team will continue picking up slack across all councils too.

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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: 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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Thank you for the update and that's really good something is moving.

Cheers!!!

Ravi 

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2 hours ago, millski88 said:

Update on virtual ceremonies (from the one person i've seen online to post about their experience)

  • Currently only Canberra office performing online ceremonies, with randomly selected applicants (likely picked from those who already had a ceremony scheduled and cancelled)
  • Starting Monday next week, Melbourne DoHA office joins in the initial batches, followed by other state's offices
  • After this (not sure of exact timeframe), local councils will be briefed on the process and will also start hosting virtual ceremonies

Apparently took 6 minutes today for this person to complete theirs and ask lots of questions.

EDIT: Just confirmed, case officer said the local councils will resume on their lists once they're up and running, rather than a national pool. But a national team will continue picking up slack across all councils too.

Awesome update mate. We should honestly grab a beer soon!



Marketing Specialist: TRT, LR, 1 Person, 186 ENS Approved 20/6/18

Working hol (June 2013), 457 (2014), 457 Transfer (2015)  457 MK2 (2016)

PR Applied: 05/08/17

PR Granted: 20/06/18

Citizenship applied for 28/06/19. 

Appointment letter received 18/10/19

Passed Test: 10/01/20 

Approved: 13/01/20

Status: 17th March (Melbourne City) 😎

 

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Glad to see how proactive they have been in adopting online ceremonies which ultimately reduce waiting times for everyone else further down the process. 

I am keen to hear what till happen next to the interview/test and how this will be conducted. 


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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1 hour ago, Parkesy said:

Awesome update mate. We should honestly grab a beer soon!

haha yeah that'd be sweet. Only... maybe after COVID-19 lol


[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 was approved yesterday - finally! Good luck with yours.

My dates:

Applied: June 2018

Exam Date Notification: November 2019

Exam: December 12

Requested additional information January 2

Approved: 15 April 2020

Awaiting ceremony date/next steps.

21 hours ago, Georgiegie said:

I'm in the same boat mate, had my test and interview on Jan, 21 and haven't had any updates since... 

 

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25 minutes ago, olloyd21 said:

I was approved yesterday - finally! Good luck with yours.

My dates:

Applied: June 2018

Exam Date Notification: November 2019

Exam: December 12

Requested additional information January 2

Approved: 15 April 2020

Awaiting ceremony date/next steps.

 

Congrats! And thanks to all for the updates regarding the online ceremonies. 

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Citizenship application: 20/02/2020

Test invitation email:  27/02/2020

Test date: 18/03/20202

Approval date: 15/02/2020

Council: Alice Springs

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Citizenship application: 20/02/2020, Test invitation email:  27/02/2020, Test date: 18/03/20202, Approval date: 15/04/2020.

My prayers to Covid 19 patients, RIP to the dead, and protection to everyone in this difficult moment. God bless Australia!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi all

Originally had interview scheduled for 08/04, then was pushed back until 12/08, not postponed.  Disappointed, but it will happen at some point.


Agent confirmed 06/07/14, ACS submitted 23/09/14, ACS received 08/10/14, IELTS 22/11/14, EOI 12/12/14, Invite 09/01/15, Application lodged 23/01/15, Police Cert 20/02, medical taken 09/03 completed on eMedical 18/03, GRANT 24/03/2015 :smile:

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Got email from Virtual ceremony to check I'm OK to go ahead with Virtual way of ceremony and asking me to confirm it by 21st of April'20. Mostly will get to know the actual dates in the coming weeks. Will keep you posted here.

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