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On 15/04/2020 at 07:14, Indianinoz said:

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.

Yes, you can apply for your newborn “Evidence of citizenship” you need birth certificate for newborn, you and your partner passport, PR grant letter, etc. it will be a new application though for newborn 


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 hours ago, Maryan said:

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.

Awesome! Yeah it’d be interesting to know if you’d previously had a ceremony cancelled or if you were waiting for one.


[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 25/02/2020 at 17:38, OjCorrosive said:

I just got home from work and saw an email inviting me for a trial virtual ceremony for next week Wednesday. I have responded that I will love to participate as requested in the email. Waiting for their second email. Hopefully would come Monday. Cheers

 

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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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Hi Guys,

I am asking this to guys who had virtual ceremony. Should we wear suit, professional dress for the ceremony or I will say just wear something professional waist above.

I am just wondering should we be doing the ceremony standing or sitting in front of laptop. I am working from home and I have got ceremony on 20th April 4 pm.

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On 17/04/2020 at 11:24, Maryan said:

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.

 Could you please let us know.Which state and council ?


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 : 03/06/2020

 

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6 hours ago, IndianzinOZ said:

Hi Guys,

I am asking this to guys who had virtual ceremony. Should we wear suit, professional dress for the ceremony or I will say just wear something professional waist above.

I am just wondering should we be doing the ceremony standing or sitting in front of laptop. I am working from home and I have got ceremony on 20th April 4 pm.

I really think you're sweating the small stuff here. I'm sure it's fine to wear whatever you want given the circumstances, it's not as if anyone is going to witness it or be taking photos of you or anything.


[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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8 hours ago, IndianzinOZ said:

Hi Guys,

I am asking this to guys who had virtual ceremony. Should we wear suit, professional dress for the ceremony or I will say just wear something professional waist above.

I am just wondering should we be doing the ceremony standing or sitting in front of laptop. I am working from home and I have got ceremony on 20th April 4 pm.

@Indianinoz So happy for you. Wear your best clothes and stand tall in front of your computer. Make the whole day a celebration. It’s been a long journey and you deserve to be proud of how far you’ve come. 

We applied the same time as you but were  still waiting for our test. 

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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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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

Hi Kaz, can you please guide me regarding the form 1195 as how did you submit your newborn photo as the requirement says needs to be identity declared, as who has done this for your child, kindly advise 


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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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1 hour ago, galisuman said:

Hi Kaz, can you please guide me regarding the form 1195 as how did you submit your newborn photo as the requirement says needs to be identity declared, as who has done this for your child, kindly advise 

The Maternal and Child Health Nurse can do this for you, MCH from your local council. 

I did the same a year ago with my baby's MCH nurse. 


Current status - Permanent Resident

Citizenship Application: 30/Jan/2020

Invitation: TBA

Test Date: TBA

Approval: TBA

Ceremony: TBA

Melbourne City Council


 

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13 hours ago, Joyfullheart said:

Can you please take a screenshot of the email in anticipation for ours 😊?

Good afternoon XXXXX,

You are invited to participate in a trial virtual one-on-one video Australian citizenship ceremony on Wed 22, 2020 at xxxxx.

 This virtual ceremony is part of an initial trial approach with the view to rolling out virtual ceremonies more broadly in the coming weeks and months.  

Could you please read through the following email as soon as possible and respond by 12pm, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 advising if you wish to participate.

 Please also advise if you wish to opt out of the virtual Citizenship Ceremony process.

Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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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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12 hours ago, IndianzinOZ said:

Hi Guys,

I am asking this to guys who had virtual ceremony. Should we wear suit, professional dress for the ceremony or I will say just wear something professional waist above.

I am just wondering should we be doing the ceremony standing or sitting in front of laptop. I am working from home and I have got ceremony on 20th April 4 pm.

Congrats mate. I look forward to hear from you after your virtual ceremony on how it all went. Mine is for Wednesday.


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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5 hours ago, galisuman said:

Hi Kaz, can you please guide me regarding the form 1195 as how did you submit your newborn photo as the requirement says needs to be identity declared, as who has done this for your child, kindly advise 

Hi friend,

I took my newborn to au post and they will take your kids photos. And you need form 1195 filled and a photo to be taken to regular GP who knows your family more than 1 year. My gp done for us.


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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We have had a son born recently. As you can see from my signature, me and my wife applied for citizenship in December 2019. So far there hasn't been any update. We wish to fly to your home country once the COVID issue is sorted out, hopefully by September.

Just checking about what are the norms for travel to home country once you have applied citizenship. We usually go for 1 month each year. But this time, with the bub, it will be a longer visit. Say 2-3 months. Then early next year, we may have to travel again as we have a close wedding. This may be another 2 months. My wife is on her maternity leave, so it makes travel easy for us as I can work on the computer. Hence, the longer visits.

2 travels of 2-3 months each in a space of 9-12 months, is it too much? Of course, these are just trips with our permanent residence and jobs/work being based in Australia. Could this affect citizenship by any chance? I understand for the test/interview we usually need to be in Australia. Also, they don't approve the application while we are overseas. And for citizenship ceremony(even for the online one), we need to be in Australia.


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 08/10/2019 at 16:15, 07Nov2017 said:

Ok guys after 23 months of waiting I can confirm my Citizenship application has been approved today!!! emoji322.pngemoji323.png
Applied in Nov 2017
Test passed in October 2018
Application approved in October 2019

I had to go through immigration global feedback and put in a query asking why my application has almost taken two years and still there’s no approval.

It seemed to me they had forgotten about my application, they replied to my query after 2 weeks saying that the application is approved today.

Hi Guys, I'M STILL WAITING ON CEREMONY ITS BEEN 32 MONTHS 

Anyone else from Shepparton city Council

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1 hour ago, 07Nov2017 said:

Hi Guys, I'M STILL WAITING ON CEREMONY ITS BEEN 32 MONTHS 

Anyone else from Shepparton city Council

You serious?? What is your timeline mate


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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@KazBakerTimeline is up there mate I was quoting my own post from oct 2019


Applied in Nov 2017
Test passed in October 2018
Application approved in October 2019
Ceremony: Waiting

 

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1 minute ago, 07Nov2017 said:

@KazBakerTimeline is up there mate I was quoting my own post from oct 2019


Applied in Nov 2017
Test passed in October 2018
Application approved in October 2019
Ceremony: Waiting

 

It’s been about 29 months since you applied and and already 6 months since your approval. I guess you should hear something from immigration for your ceremony soon. Unreal though !


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 guys just want to update here ,today we r done with our online ceremony. Finally 😁😁😁😁

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1 hour ago, Scorpio110 said:

Hi guys just want to update here ,today we r done with our online ceremony. Finally 😁😁😁😁

Congratulations @Scorpio110 ! Give us some details of how it went. Which state/council are you in? 

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3 minutes ago, Dreaming_when said:

Congratulations @Scorpio110 ! Give us some details of how it went. Which state/council are you in? 

Congrats. 

 

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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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@Dreaming_when and @OjCorrosive thanks. I applied for citizenship in April 2018 .approved on 9 sep 2019.then emailed them on last Thursday, that we r intrested in online ceremony .they sent us online invitation on friday .its just a 10 mins video call on web ax and all done.

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Hey scorpio 110

where have emailed them about the online ceremony . 
Thanks 

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30 minutes ago, Scorpio110 said:

@Dreaming_when and @OjCorrosive thanks. I applied for citizenship in April 2018 .approved on 9 sep 2019.then emailed them on last Thursday, that we r intrested in online ceremony .they sent us online invitation on friday .its just a 10 mins video call on web ax and all done.

Our is Melbourne city council vic 3000

 

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31 minutes ago, Scorpio110 said:

@Dreaming_when and @OjCorrosive thanks. I applied for citizenship in April 2018 .approved on 9 sep 2019.then emailed them on last Thursday, that we r intrested in online ceremony .they sent us online invitation on friday .its just a 10 mins video call on web ax and all done.

Who did you email?


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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