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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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Thanks guys for the help and advise - did the interview and test. 

Comments: 

- The entire process took about 10-15 min (really quick). Interview was simple and about 4-5 questions (ever been to jail / arrested etc.)
- The test was on an Ipad, sitting on a chair. Although it was more difficult than I expected, I still managed to get 100% so it's do-able, just don't underestimate it
(there were 3-4 questions that had me thinking).

They said I'll need to wait 3-6 months for the ceremony invite. 

PS - my application was updated to "approved" by the time logged back in (within 30 min)

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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: 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: TBC

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

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On 10/12/2020 at 11:45, Hex said:

Thanks guys for the help and advise - did the interview and test. 

Comments: 

- The entire process took about 10-15 min (really quick). Interview was simple and about 4-5 questions (ever been to jail / arrested etc.)
- The test was on an Ipad, sitting on a chair. Although it was more difficult than I expected, I still managed to get 100% so it's do-able, just don't underestimate it
(there were 3-4 questions that had me thinking).

They said I'll need to wait 3-6 months for the ceremony invite. 

PS - my application was updated to "approved" by the time logged back in (within 30 min)

Congrats!
The ceremony usually depends on council availability, Metro cities will have more frequent ceremonies (every month).
fo regional cities might have one every two months or depend on how many persons granted citizenship at the city.

you may get enrolled soon in the Australia day ceremony, this is the major one in Australia.

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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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I finished my test yesterday for both me and my wife we both passed with 100% result. Test was very easy we have done ours in Brisbane city and hopefully ceremony letter will be coming our wah soon for 26th Jan 2021

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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

Citizenship approved: 14.12.2020

Ceremony ;  TBA

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Does anyone have any updates on Melbourne /VIC office? Any indication of what date of processing they are up to now? Would be nice to think that there is additional focus but I don’t think so 😞

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Finally got my interview date in Melbourne for 19th Jan, cant wait to get through this now and finally become an Aussie 🙂

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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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23 hours ago, VicApplicant said:

Does anyone have any updates on Melbourne /VIC office? Any indication of what date of processing they are up to now? Would be nice to think that there is additional focus but I don’t think so 😞

My original date was 9th April and just got my new invite yesterday for 19th jan, feel free to use that timeline as to when you should get yours.


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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Hi all,

Passed my citizenship test 2 weeks ago, application still says 'received' - has anyone had this?

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On 19/12/2020 at 14:38, helppls said:

Hi all,

Passed my citizenship test 2 weeks ago, application still says 'received' - has anyone had this?

@helppls Not sure this will help but when I was at my interview the other day they said that my status would only change to "approved", if they don't need to run any background checks against me. My suspicion is that they are awaiting a few checks to come back before updating. Just my thoughts. 


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: 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: TBC

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

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3 hours ago, Hex said:

@helppls Not sure this will help but when I was at my interview the other day they said that my status would only change to "approved", if they don't need to run any background checks against me. My suspicion is that they are awaiting a few checks to come back before updating. Just my thoughts. 

Ah I see, so they are just running background checks probably. Hopefully done before christmas!

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On 17/10/2019 at 14:23, KazBaker said:

Dear LAG,

Thanks for your valuable information.

should i apply the “Evidence of citizenship” once  baby is born with the birth certificate? thanks 

cheers !

@KazBaker, I am on the same situation here. Did you end up having to update the citizenship application about your newborn? 

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On 19/12/2020 at 11:38, helppls said:

Hi all,

Passed my citizenship test 2 weeks ago, application still says 'received' - has anyone had this?

hey are you approved yet ?


Citizenship Applied - 21/05/20 in Sydney,  Moved to Perth - Dec 2020, Test Invite - 10/12/20, Test date - 16/12/2020  Approval date - 14/01/2021

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 24/12/2020 at 14:53, garrychandi said:

hey are you approved yet ?

Nope still waiting. What about you? 

 

I'm not sure when the department opens again after Christmas 

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On 26/12/2020 at 18:24, helppls said:

Nope still waiting. What about you? 

 

I'm not sure when the department opens again after Christmas 

Still waiting mate


Citizenship Applied - 21/05/20 in Sydney,  Moved to Perth - Dec 2020, Test Invite - 10/12/20, Test date - 16/12/2020  Approval date - 14/01/2021

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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Hi all, hope everyone is well! 
My husband and I will shortly be able to apply for citizenship (end of Jan 2021). Is there anything you would recommend we collate now in order to streamline the process as much as possible? 
 

Thank you!


189 visa - Accountant: IELTS Academic sat 31/01/2015, results 13/02/2015 (L: 9 R: 9 W: 9 S: 9) | CPA skills assessment submitted 23/02/2015, positive result 19/03/2015 | EOI lodged 20/03/2015 (65 points), invite 26/03/2015 | Visa lodged 29/03/2015 | UK PCC applied for 31/03/2015, uploaded 20/04/2015 | Medicals 05/05/2015, uploaded 13/05/2015, finalised 14/05/2015 | Grant 15/05/2015!

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On 17/12/2020 at 18:07, VicApplicant said:

awesome @andrewajp002 when did you apply? Great to see people getting through. I only applied in April 2020!

I applied in 18th October 2019, so 6 months after application to first interview date.  Hope that helps.  

I am guessing they will fast track some to clear the backlog, so may be quicker for you than that.


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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Anyone from Melbourne recently heard from interview & test officer?


 

 

 

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On 15/12/2020 at 08:48, galisuman said:

I finished my test yesterday for both me and my wife we both passed with 100% result. Test was very easy we have done ours in Brisbane city and hopefully ceremony letter will be coming our wah soon for 26th Jan 2021

Any news on the ceremony for you? I passed the test around the same time but haven't heard anything yet - it seems I won't be getting the 26th. 

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5 hours ago, Wannabepilot said:

Any news on the ceremony for you? I passed the test around the same time but haven't heard anything yet - it seems I won't be getting the 26th. 

Nope no news the next ceremony will be on 18th March in brisbane city hall. I am rooting for that possibly....

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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

Citizenship approved: 14.12.2020

Ceremony ;  TBA

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Hi all,

Last Friday received the date for my interview and test in Sydney - it is in a month's time 🙂 

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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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Got my interview tomorrow morning 🙂 Only thing I dont have is a record of when I first landed in Australia (Visa Record), will this be an issue?  (I have all other paper work)


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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2 minutes ago, andrewajp002 said:

Got my interview tomorrow morning 🙂 Only thing I dont have is a record of when I first landed in Australia (Visa Record), will this be an issue?  (I have all other paper work)

@andrewajp002 I had my interview / test on the 10th December and they asked for the following of all applicants (my children were included): 

1. Passport

2. Birth certificate 

3. Drivers license (which needed to have my correct address, else I needed proof of address)

I took an entire file of certified documents (to be safe) and that's all I was asked for. 

Good luck! 


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: 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: TBC

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

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21 minutes ago, Hex said:

@andrewajp002 I had my interview / test on the 10th December and they asked for the following of all applicants (my children were included): 

1. Passport

2. Birth certificate 

3. Drivers license (which needed to have my correct address, else I needed proof of address)

I took an entire file of certified documents (to be safe) and that's all I was asked for. 

Good luck! 

Cheers 


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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The Melbourne office was very well organised and I was in and out in 30 mins

They didn't ask for any more paperwork, just reviewed what I had uploaded, checked my driving Licence to check address and took a photo.

The questions were easy, 2 trickyish ones but got 100% 🙂

Now awaiting date of ceremony 😃

 


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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