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On 26/05/2020 at 21:29, millski88 said:

We got our expression of interest emails for virtual ceremonies today!

Both me and my partner. I was approved 29th October, partner approved 25th October. Emails from Victoria Ceremonies Team.

Congratulations @millski88 . Finally!!!!

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18 hours ago, millski88 said:

 

Are you moving far? There's not many options for sitting the test, unless you are moving interstate there wouldn't likely be a difference in where you sit it.

Regardless of where, if you have moved you do need to update your address in your application in immi account. You need to actually go in to the citizenship application within immi account and use 'Update details' there on the left hand side. Just updating your 'account' details in immi account doesn't cut it, as i learned!

If you're worried about where your test will be, i'd call immigration and ask.

 

ok thanks!😊

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1 hour ago, Lasanga Herath said:

Congratulations @millski88 . Finally!!!!

It’s been a long road!

I just think back to the times leading up to getting the 457 application in, where I had only a few weeks left on a 417! Then similar times moving over to 186, where I had no idea if I was going to be eligible with the changes in law coming in.

Now all distant memories thankfully, but not without a fair helping of stress at the time!

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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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Congratulations @millski88. You may want to change your signature for the Ceremony year :-). I understand we are all trying to forget the year 2020.

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17 minutes ago, Rising said:

Congratulations @millski88. You may want to change your signature for the Ceremony year :-). I understand we are all trying to forget the year 2020.

Oh well spotted! will do 🙂 


[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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Hi Everyone,

I am in the processing of lodging my citizenship application via immi account. At the stage of attaching documents, I am going through a few issues. I am trying to attach pdf documents but while attaching, the immi account auto converting them into JPG images and saving them as individual image files. For example; I have attached a 2-page pdf file ( passport) and when i click attach it takes me to another page and shows me 2 jpg images, stating that your pdf file is converting into an acceptable format... kindly confirm. On confirmation, it saves it as two individual files with page 1 and page 2 description.

I have used the same file for other visa applications and it all goes well.

Also, i tried attaching the 1195 form, considering that might be there as an issue with my file but when I tried attaching, it gives an error "Unable to attach the PDF file provided. The number of Pages will exceed the attachment limit"

I have also email technical support and waiting for them to respond.

Is anyone else also having such issues or am I doing something wrong? Kindly help.

Thanks

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5 hours ago, M.muhammad said:

Hi Everyone,

I am in the processing of lodging my citizenship application via immi account. At the stage of attaching documents, I am going through a few issues. I am trying to attach pdf documents but while attaching, the immi account auto converting them into JPG images and saving them as individual image files. For example; I have attached a 2-page pdf file ( passport) and when i click attach it takes me to another page and shows me 2 jpg images, stating that your pdf file is converting into an acceptable format... kindly confirm. On confirmation, it saves it as two individual files with page 1 and page 2 description.

I have used the same file for other visa applications and it all goes well.

Also, i tried attaching the 1195 form, considering that might be there as an issue with my file but when I tried attaching, it gives an error "Unable to attach the PDF file provided. The number of Pages will exceed the attachment limit"

I have also email technical support and waiting for them to respond.

Is anyone else also having such issues or am I doing something wrong? Kindly help.

Thanks

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Mine were converted the same way, I don't think that's  an issue. With regards to 1195, how many pages does your pdf file have ? 


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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23 hours ago, garrychandi said:

Mine were converted the same way, I don't think that's  an issue. With regards to 1195, how many pages does your pdf file have ? 

Thanks Garry, I will go ahead submitting mine now , as you said its normal. For Form 1195, its working and all good. Thanks again.

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Hi All,

Can any of the members who received the virtual ceremony invite kindly  confirm whether the email they received from the dept also shows up in the list of  correspondence /messages in their Immi account?

Thanks 


Citizenship application: July 2019
Test Date: 6th Jan 2020
Approval: 11th Jan 2020
Virtual Ceremony EOI (e-mail): 23rd June

Virtual Ceremony invite (email) : 26th June

Virtual Ceremony : 2nd July.

Citizenship certificate : Awaited.
Council: Brisbane City 

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10 hours ago, Aquarian_86 said:

Hi All,

Can any of the members who received the virtual ceremony invite kindly  confirm whether the email they received from the dept also shows up in the list of  correspondence /messages in their Immi account?

Thanks 

Doesn't appear in mine no. I wouldn't expect a ceremony invite to though, virtual or not.

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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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16 hours ago, millski88 said:

Doesn't appear in mine no. I wouldn't expect a ceremony invite to though, virtual or not.

Thanks.


Citizenship application: July 2019
Test Date: 6th Jan 2020
Approval: 11th Jan 2020
Virtual Ceremony EOI (e-mail): 23rd June

Virtual Ceremony invite (email) : 26th June

Virtual Ceremony : 2nd July.

Citizenship certificate : Awaited.
Council: Brisbane City 

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After a 7 year immigration journey, this isn't exactly how i'd imagined my citizenship ceremony. But alas, it's done... we're dual citizens of Australia and the UK!

Thanks to everyone for all the help over the years, i hope i've been able to help others too throughout the 457 & 186 processes. It's been great to be a part of the forum through all the stress and elation!

All the best to those still waiting, your time will come really soon!

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Disclaimer: photo was taken after our ceremony for comedy effect, no recordings were taken during the ceremony itself!

 

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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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Hi Guys,
Good news MP Julian Hill for the Bruce electorate did ceremonies today.
My neighbour has got a ceremony with MP on 5th June.
He and his family was approved on November 20th.
He had personally contacted Julian Hill though email and a phone call.
So, good news for forum members from City of Casey and Greater Dandenong council.


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Finally got the invitation for virtual citizenship ceremony and I responded yes I would love to go for ceremony . Fingers crossed 🤞 


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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4 hours ago, millski88 said:

After a 7 year immigration journey, this isn't exactly how i'd imagined my citizenship ceremony. But alas, it's done... we're dual citizens of Australia and the UK!

Thanks to everyone for all the help over the years, i hope i've been able to help others too throughout the 457 & 186 processes. It's been great to be a part of the forum through all the stress and elation!

All the best to those still waiting, your time will come really soon!

image.thumb.png.efff3474293bf1e9b832f7fea2670a0c.png

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Disclaimer: photo was taken after our ceremony for comedy effect, no recordings were taken during the ceremony itself!

 

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 : 03/06/2020

 

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5 hours ago, millski88 said:

After a 7 year immigration journey, this isn't exactly how i'd imagined my citizenship ceremony. But alas, it's done... we're dual citizens of Australia and the UK!

Thanks to everyone for all the help over the years, i hope i've been able to help others too throughout the 457 & 186 processes. It's been great to be a part of the forum through all the stress and elation!

All the best to those still waiting, your time will come really soon!

image.thumb.png.efff3474293bf1e9b832f7fea2670a0c.png

image.png.2ccc859076a99d2f5e66809c1f6fdf35.png

Disclaimer: photo was taken after our ceremony for comedy effect, no recordings were taken during the ceremony itself!

 

Congrats @millski88 and partner! I like the subtle “green and gold” effect under the table in your photo! 👍🏼

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I got ceremony EOI email today afternoon (and ofcause reply YES). 

@millski88 congratulations mate.

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2 hours ago, Dreaming_when said:

Congrats @millski88 and partner! I like the subtle “green and gold” effect under the table in your photo! 👍🏼

It actually wasn’t even intentional 😅 I did think the smart top half only would be fitting for the time we’re in!


[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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Just received an email from immigration with the final date of virtual ceremony. Which is on coming tuesday.

bit confused how to start meeting on webex with CO

any recommendation would appreciate 

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 : 03/06/2020

 

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Hi

We are beginning the Citizenship application & have reached the request for travel section where we are asked to detail everywhere that we have lived since the age of 18. As we are originally from the UK we travelled in Europe a lot - do we need to detail all of these holidays?!? Also where you detail travel to other countries, do you have to enter that between each holiday you were living in the UK? Losing the will to live trying to remember/search for details of all our holidays

 

Ross


IELTS - 9/9/9/8 - Vetassess Skills Assessment - Sep 13 - Jan 14 (Rejected) - Engineers Australia Degree Assessment - Feb 14 - Submitted EOI - 24/2/14 - Invitation - 10/3/14 (75pts) 24/3/14 (65pts) - Submitted 189 Visa 31/3/14 - Case Officer 06/05/14 - Medicals - 16/05/14 - PCCs uploaded 02/06/14 - VISA GRANTED 17/07/14 - Flights to Adelaide 26/02/15 :Randy-git:

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10 hours ago, rossco2810 said:

Hi

We are beginning the Citizenship application & have reached the request for travel section where we are asked to detail everywhere that we have lived since the age of 18. As we are originally from the UK we travelled in Europe a lot - do we need to detail all of these holidays?!? Also where you detail travel to other countries, do you have to enter that between each holiday you were living in the UK? Losing the will to live trying to remember/search for details of all our holidays

 

Ross

It's a pain but yes, all the info you can give is recommended. If they are a long time ago and you have no emails, credit card/bank statements or photographs to help you work out the dates, then rough dates are better than nothing IMO.

We'd already done it for PR, so it was easy to copy over for citizenship.

Just checking are you needing 'lived' or 'visited' countries? double check the definition!

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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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Has anyone been asked for the same thing? Under Form 1195 Identify declaration section, Both my child and I were asked to provide Passport photo only but not the actual form???


[2016] 444 Unprotected SCV  (Special Category Visa) - 1 June 2016 (Moved to Australia)
[2017] 186 Direct Entry Nomination/Visa Submitted (External Auditor) - 4 April 2017
[2017] 186 Direct Entry Nomination/Visa Granted (External Auditor) - 15 August 2017
[2020] Citizenship by Conferral: 25/03/20 | Test email: *waiting* | Test passed: *waiting* | Approval: *waiting* | Ceremony: *waiting*

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With restrictions now being gradually eased across the country, can anyone confirm if the immigration offices are now resuming oral and written citizenship testing? I'm due to submit my application next month 

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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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On 08/06/2020 at 00:29, garrychandi said:

 

But the Virus is still out their and people still need keep themselves and their families safe 


Citizenship Application: 04/03/2019

Request more information: 20/02/2020

Test invitation: 29/9/2020

Test Date: 29/10/2020

Approval: Approved on 10/11/2020

Ceremony: TBA

City: Wagga Wagga, NSW

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