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On 11/11/2020 at 11:33, Mazen said:

Finally, the citizenship application is approved on the Immi website.

Waiting for the Ceremony¬†which is¬†the last step of this journey, looking forward to receiving this letter soon ūüôā

 

I hope you get the virtual ceremony soon ūüôā

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14 hours ago, Aug/2017/Cook said:

I found this information from the gov website.

In-person citizenship appointments continue to be on hold in regional Victoria. This will not impact your citizenship application. Some ceremonies are now being held online. See COVID-19 and the border, Citizenship.

Just noticed Melbourne testing office¬†has been added back to the list¬†ūüėÉ

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Applied for citizenship: 15 October 2020

Council: Cairns 

Invitation letter for test received on: 11 November 2020

Test Appointment : 4 December 2020

Rescheduled: 17 November 2020

17 November 2020: test PASSED, application APPROVED shortly after.

My partner has applied on the same day, but he still didn't received a test date. It might be because he has criminal records (15 years ago in Italy).

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Applied for citizenship: 15 October 2020

Council: Cairns 

Invitation letter for test received on: 11 November 2020

Test Appointment : 4 December 2020

Rescheduled: 17 November 2020

17 November 2020: test PASSED, application APPROVED shortly after.

 

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5 hours ago, Aug/2017/Cook said:

I hope you get the virtual ceremony soon ūüôā

I wish this will happen soon!

However, the pandemic situation is settled where I'm located¬†(touch wood) and, I reckon it will be a regular ceremony at the council ūüôā

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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: 26/01/2021

City: Wagga Wagga, NSW

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On 17/11/2020 at 11:35, flatwhite101 said:

Just noticed Melbourne testing office¬†has been added back to the list¬†ūüėÉ

Great news, I'm expecting a call quite soon as mine was one of the last to be cancelled¬†ūüėÉ


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 18/03/15, PR Visa GRANTED 24/03/2015, Arrived Australia 16/08/2015, Applied for Citizenship 19/10/2019, Test Passed 13/01/2021, Ceremony attended in Monash Vic 12/07/2021.

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21 hours ago, Mazen said:

 

I wish this will happen soon!

However, the pandemic situation is settled where I'm located¬†(touch wood) and, I reckon it will be a regular ceremony at the council ūüôā

I was told during my interview that the ceremonies are back to being in person now (this was NSW).

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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 | Ceremony invite 4/12/20 | Ceremony held 26/01/21

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On 17/11/2020 at 11:35, flatwhite101 said:

Just noticed Melbourne testing office¬†has been added back to the list¬†ūüėÉ

Great!. Hopefully we all hear from them soon.

 


 

 

 

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On 17/11/2020 at 11:35, flatwhite101 said:

Just noticed Melbourne testing office¬†has been added back to the list¬†ūüėÉ

Great news In-person citizenship tests and appointments resumed in Melbourne this week, after COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria eased, the Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge has confirmed.

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On 17/11/2020 at 15:48, 123stella said:

Applied for citizenship: 15 October 2020

Council: Cairns 

Invitation letter for test received on: 11 November 2020

Test Appointment : 4 December 2020

Rescheduled: 17 November 2020

17 November 2020: test PASSED, application APPROVED shortly after.

My partner has applied on the same day, but he still didn't received a test date. It might be because he has criminal records (15 years ago in Italy).

Interest that Cairns has such a quick turn around,  yet in other regional coastal QLD cities (like mine), very little movement is happening. 

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3 hours ago, Canada2Australia said:

Interest that Cairns has such a quick turn around,  yet in other regional coastal QLD cities (like mine), very little movement is happening. 

Not surprising. Cairns is the only regional town in Queensland and non capital town in Australia to have a DOHA office. Other regional towns, like mine(Mackay), all rely on Centrelink for test/interview.


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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3 hours ago, Indianinoz said:

Not surprising. Cairns is the only regional town in Queensland and non capital town in Australia to have a DOHA office. Other regional towns, like mine(Mackay), all rely on Centrelink for test/interview.

Mine too. Look at my signature


Eligibility.   7 nov. 2019

applied.    7 nov.  2019

test/ interview.  Email.       Waiting

Test.           Waiting

approved.      Waiting

Cerm.          Waiting

townsville council 

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Hi All,

Sorry if this question has already been answered - I did flick back a few pages... but no joy.

I need to send my UK passport off to be renewed (it expires in 6 months) this is likely to take some time to get the renewal due to delays with covid in the UK.  Just wondering if I am called for the interview/test and do not have my passport will it be an issue?

I do have ID documents such as NSW Drivers License and UK License, Birth Certificate, Medicare Card...

Can anyone confirm on this?

Thanks in advance ūüôā¬†


457 Visa Granted June 2015

PR 186 Temporary Residence Transition Stream lodged 29/06/2018 |  PR Granted 19/04/2019

Citizenship (citizenship by conferral) Application Submitted: 03/05/2020 | Status: Received

1. Update your Profile: -> https://www.pomsinoz.com/settings/signature/ or click on your account in the top right -> Account Settings -> Signature
 

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8 minutes ago, sydneyishuk said:

Hi All,

Sorry if this question has already been answered - I did flick back a few pages... but no joy.

I need to send my UK passport off to be renewed (it expires in 6 months) this is likely to take some time to get the renewal due to delays with covid in the UK.  Just wondering if I am called for the interview/test and do not have my passport will it be an issue?

I do have ID documents such as NSW Drivers License and UK License, Birth Certificate, Medicare Card...

Can anyone confirm on this?

Thanks in advance ūüôā¬†

For my interview, I was only asked to present the driver's license and, no one asked for the passport.
You could be the same.


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: 26/01/2021

City: Wagga Wagga, NSW

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On 24/11/2020 at 16:15, sydneyishuk said:

Hi All,

Sorry if this question has already been answered - I did flick back a few pages... but no joy.

I need to send my UK passport off to be renewed (it expires in 6 months) this is likely to take some time to get the renewal due to delays with covid in the UK.  Just wondering if I am called for the interview/test and do not have my passport will it be an issue?

I do have ID documents such as NSW Drivers License and UK License, Birth Certificate, Medicare Card...

Can anyone confirm on this?

Thanks in advance ūüôā¬†

I had my interview/test a few weeks back and I was asked to show my passport and NSW licence - nothing else.  In fact I'd sent my UK passport for renewal, it didn't get back in time (I waited until a few days beforehand) and had to reschedule my test as a result!  So I would definitely assume they will ask for your passport, as that's the main document that provides your (UK) identity.  Your licence proves your Australia based (NSW) identity.  

Have you actually got a test date yet?  My passport renewal took a month from arrival of the old passport in the UK until I go the new (and old) one returned to me here.  Plus the time it took the old passport to reach the UK.


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 | Ceremony invite 4/12/20 | Ceremony held 26/01/21

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2 hours ago, vickyplum said:

I had my interview/test a few weeks back and I was asked to show my passport and NSW licence - nothing else.  In fact I'd sent my UK passport for renewal, it didn't get back in time (I waited until a few days beforehand) and had to reschedule my test as a result!  So I would definitely assume they will ask for your passport, as that's the main document that provides your (UK) identity.  Your licence proves your Australia based (NSW) identity.  

Have you actually got a test date yet?  My passport renewal took a month from arrival of the old passport in the UK until I go the new (and old) one returned to me here.  Plus the time it took the old passport to reach the UK.

Hi All,

We have our citizenship test in Perth today 3/12/20 .They just asked for driving license only.We passed the test and My wife application got approved in few minutes, I am waiting for my approval as my application includes my daughter as well.Hope for best.Good luck you will all.

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Current status - Permanent ResidentÔĽŅ

Citizenship Application: 09/08/2020

Invitation: 27/10/2020

Test Date: 03/12/2020

Approval: TBA

Ceremony: TBA

City of Cockburn WA

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12 hours ago, Khan12 said:

Hi All,

We have our citizenship test in Perth today 3/12/20 .They just asked for driving license only.We passed the test and My wife application got approved in few minutes, I am waiting for my approval as my application includes my daughter as well.Hope for best.Good luck you will all.

Hi Khan, How was your exam?

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It was fantastic,finished in three minutes with ūüíĮ % marks.¬†

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Current status - Permanent ResidentÔĽŅ

Citizenship Application: 09/08/2020

Invitation: 27/10/2020

Test Date: 03/12/2020

Approval: TBA

Ceremony: TBA

City of Cockburn WA

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10 minutes ago, Khan12 said:

It was fantastic,finished in three minutes with ūüíĮ % marks.¬†

As I wasn't sure that whether the exam changed it too hard or not lol 

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Nah It was easy one,just read one time Our common  bond booklet and that’s was enough!

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Current status - Permanent ResidentÔĽŅ

Citizenship Application: 09/08/2020

Invitation: 27/10/2020

Test Date: 03/12/2020

Approval: TBA

Ceremony: TBA

City of Cockburn WA

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Hey guys, we have our test date coming up (finally) and was wondering, for all those who've recently done the test, if it's tough now, with the new change? 

Ay advise / suggestions for someone who has 3 days before their test? 

@Khan12 / @Mazen

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Occupation: Developer Programmer
Birth Country: SA (South Africa)
Stream: 457 > 186 TRT > Citizenship 
Number of applicants: 4 (wife + 2 children: age 1 and 3)
Visa and Nomination applied:  January 9th 2018
Nomination approved: 8th October 2018
Visa Granted: 12 November 2018 - 
IMMI Status updated: Finalized (granted)

Citizenship application: 1st January 2020 
Test Date: 10/12/2020  (15min - 100% passed)

Approved: 10/12/2020  (within 20min after I passed my test)
Ceremony:
24th May 2021 - Complete

***Disclaimer***  I'm not a migration agent. When in doubt, seek advice from a professional.

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Hi Hex

just relax and read our common bond booklet available at immigration website then try practice test.it gives you good idea.

The desk guy told me you must’ve to passed five questions related to Australian  values .Test will be easy one.

Good luck and stay blessed.

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Current status - Permanent ResidentÔĽŅ

Citizenship Application: 09/08/2020

Invitation: 27/10/2020

Test Date: 03/12/2020

Approval: TBA

Ceremony: TBA

City of Cockburn WA

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7 hours ago, Hex said:

Hey guys, we have our test date coming up (finally) and was wondering, for all those who've recently done the test, if it's tough now, with the new change? 

Ay advise / suggestions for someone who has 3 days before their test? 

@Khan12 / @Mazen

I suggest to read our common bond book, also you can browse on the internet there are many websites where you can practice on the book info.
These were very useful to me and the majority of the questions will be similar to what you will see on these practice exams.
Good Luck

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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: 26/01/2021

City: Wagga Wagga, NSW

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On 07/12/2020 at 07:56, Hex said:

Hey guys, we have our test date coming up (finally) and was wondering, for all those who've recently done the test, if it's tough now, with the new change? 

Ay advise / suggestions for someone who has 3 days before their test? 

@Khan12 / @Mazen

Which state?

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6 hours ago, Deep1984 said:

Which state?

@Deep1984 NSW (Sydney)


Occupation: Developer Programmer
Birth Country: SA (South Africa)
Stream: 457 > 186 TRT > Citizenship 
Number of applicants: 4 (wife + 2 children: age 1 and 3)
Visa and Nomination applied:  January 9th 2018
Nomination approved: 8th October 2018
Visa Granted: 12 November 2018 - 
IMMI Status updated: Finalized (granted)

Citizenship application: 1st January 2020 
Test Date: 10/12/2020  (15min - 100% passed)

Approved: 10/12/2020  (within 20min after I passed my test)
Ceremony:
24th May 2021 - Complete

***Disclaimer***  I'm not a migration agent. When in doubt, seek advice from a professional.

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Finally, this dream came to an end!

I have just received the ceremony invitation to the 26/1/2021, coincidently this date will mark 6 years upon my arrival in Australia.

I have enjoyed being in this forum through all my process starting my PR application and wish everybody very good luck in his Citizenship journey.

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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: 26/01/2021

City: Wagga Wagga, NSW

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