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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

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  1. Date applied - 07/09/15
  2. City/Council area - North Sydney
  3. Online / Paper - Online
  4. Date received the acknowledgement email - 15/09/15
  5. Date of the Citizenship Test - 25/09/16
  6. Date of ceremony - 16/03/16 (tomorrow)
  7. Type of ceremony (Urgent/Normal) - Normal

 

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guys, I have question

 

Can I apply for citizenship slightly before 4 years(3 years on visa 457 + 1 year on PR), to have actual ceremony right after 4 years? I see that it takes in average 2 month between application and ceremony dates, is it possible to apply when you 3 years 10 month in Australia?

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guys, I have question

 

Can I apply for citizenship slightly before 4 years(3 years on visa 457 + 1 year on PR), to have actual ceremony right after 4 years? I see that it takes in average 2 month between application and ceremony dates, is it possible to apply when you 3 years 10 month in Australia?

 

I think you can only apply after the 4 year mark, I am pretty sure it is a question on the online application you need to provide dates of your first arrival etc (which I presume they must check)

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guys, I have question

 

Can I apply for citizenship slightly before 4 years(3 years on visa 457 + 1 year on PR), to have actual ceremony right after 4 years? I see that it takes in average 2 month between application and ceremony dates, is it possible to apply when you 3 years 10 month in Australia?

 

You need to meet the criteria upon application.

 

I doubt that you'd get many ceremonies 2 months after application. It's often around a month between application and test, and then several months between confirmation of test pass and the ceremony. We passed the test in September 2015; still waiting for a ceremony.


From Kilmarnock, now in Melbourne :-)

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guys, I have question

 

Can I apply for citizenship slightly before 4 years(3 years on visa 457 + 1 year on PR), to have actual ceremony right after 4 years? I see that it takes in average 2 month between application and ceremony dates, is it possible to apply when you 3 years 10 month in Australia?

 

You need to meet the application requirements at the time you apply. That does not mean you need to have been in Australia for 4 years (that seems to be a popular myth - the actual requirement is 3 out of the last 4 years including 9 out of the last 12 months). Provided you first visited Australia over 4 years ago then you are entitled to count back to the point 4 years before your application meaning you can have spent the entire first year outside Australia if you have been here continuously since then - i.e. in those circumstances you need only have been in Australia for 3 years before applying. You also need to have had PR for at least the last 12 months as you know.


Chartered Accountant (England & Wales); Registered Tax Agent & Fellow of The Tax Institute (Australia)

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  1. Date applied - 02/02/2016
  2. City/Council area - Adelaide
  3. Online / Paper - Paper
  4. Date received the acknowledgement email - 04/02/2016
  5. Date of the Citizenship Test - 16/03/2016 - passed and approved, letter to be in the mail next week
  6. Date of ceremony - Waiting
  7. Type of ceremony (Urgent/Normal) - Normal

 


IELTS 01/2011; TRA 03/2011; SS SA 05/2011; visa 176 lodged 06/2011; visa granted 08/2011; arrived in Adelaide 02/2012; Australian citizen 08/2016

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  1. Date applied: 8/3/16
  2. City/Council area: Maroondah, Melbourne
  3. Online / Paper: Online
  4. Date received the acknowledgement email: same day - 8/3/16
  5. Date of the Citizenship Test: awaited....
  6. Date of ceremony: awaited.....
  7. Type of ceremony (Urgent/Normal): normal

 

 

Hi all. New to the site and hoping to learn from all your experiences.

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Guest dubsydney

Hi Everyone!

I've been waiting for a long time to have my approval of my citizenship

application?

Applied through paper application last October 2015

Then I took the test last 21st of Janury 2016

I'm just wondering if there's anyone who have the same situation

like mine????

I rang the Immigration today but they have uniform response

as the last time I've asked them "still processing"......

and keep on waiting .....so annoying.....

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Hi Everyone!

I've been waiting for a long time to have my approval of my citizenship

application?

Applied through paper application last October 2015

Then I took the test last 21st of Janury 2016

I'm just wondering if there's anyone who have the same situation

like mine????

I rang the Immigration today but they have uniform response

as the last time I've asked them "still processing"......

and keep on waiting .....so annoying.....

 

Yes, normal. One of our four applications took the best part of 2 months to be approved. The other 3 were approved in the same week of the test.


From Kilmarnock, now in Melbourne :-)

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Yes, normal. One of our four applications took the best part of 2 months to be approved. The other 3 were approved in the same week of the test.

 

Yeah we are on the same boat...today is my 2 months of waiting

for the approval of my application.But my two members in the family

got their approval one week after the test.

 

I just cannot understand why they will not give a solid answer or reason why

it takes so long to wait for it...

 

So are you still waiting for the approval? Or waiting for the date of ceremony?

Thanks for your reply...Goodluck to all of us...

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Yes, normal. One of our four applications took the best part of 2 months to be approved. The other 3 were approved in the same week of the test.

 

Yeah we are on the same boat...today is my 2 months of waiting

for the approval of my application.But my two members in the family

got their approval one week after the test.

 

I just cannot understand why they will not give a solid answer or reason why

it takes so long to wait for it...

 

So are you still waiting for the approval? Or waiting for the date of ceremony?

Thanks for your reply...Goodluck to all of us...

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Hi all

 

my timeline so far,

 

Date of Application: 18/03/2016.

City Council/State: Wagga Wagga / NSW.

Application Mode: Online (Provided all documents upfront).

Acknowledgement date:18/03/ 2016.

Email for Citizenship Test/Interview: TBA

Citizenship test: TBA

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Date applied - 20/8/15

City/Council area - Melbourne, Banyule

Online / Paper - Paper

Date received the acknowledgement email - 1/9/15

Date of the Citizenship Test - 30/9/15

 

Family of 5 - 4 approval letters were received 8/10/15

 

The 5th approval letter arrived 2/11/15

 

Date of ceremony - 14/4/16

Type of ceremony - normal

 

 

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Edited by Suzukiscottie

From Kilmarnock, now in Melbourne :-)

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Date applied - 02/02/2016

City/Council area - Adelaide

Online / Paper - Paper

Date received the acknowledgement email - 04/02/2016

Date of the Citizenship Test - 16/03/2016 - passed (very easy) and approval on the spot

Approval letter dated - 16/03/2016 - posted 18/03/2016 - received 22/03/2016

Date of ceremony - TBA

Type of ceremony (Urgent/Normal) - Normal


IELTS 01/2011; TRA 03/2011; SS SA 05/2011; visa 176 lodged 06/2011; visa granted 08/2011; arrived in Adelaide 02/2012; Australian citizen 08/2016

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Congratulations Annie.

 

I have a similar case like you. I uploaded the color copy of my birth certificate but now it seems I can't find the original copies. And I don't have the originals for my interview. Were you not asked for original as I see you passed the test. :)

 

 

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Hey Sarah, they accepted my colour copy of my birth certificate even though I ordered one. You should be fine ☺

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Guest dubsydney
Date applied - 20/8/15

City/Council area - Melbourne, Banyule

Online / Paper - Paper

Date received the acknowledgement email - 1/9/15

Date of the Citizenship Test - 30/9/15

 

Family of 5 - 4 approval letters were received 8/10/15

 

The 5th approval letter arrived 2/11/15

 

Date of ceremony - 14/4/16

Type of ceremony - normal

 

 

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Wow!congrats!!!this is a wonderful news!!!!!!

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Hi just to check this is for one my friends. How long does it take to get the ausi passport after the citizenship ceremony? Thanks

 

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Thank you suzukiscottie!

 

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*** FOR BRISBANE APPLICANTS ONLY ***

 

Question: Does anyone know how long it takes to get invitation for the citizenship ceremony after receiving the approval letter?

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*** FOR BRISBANE APPLICANTS ONLY ***

 

Question: Does anyone know how long it takes to get invitation for the citizenship ceremony after receiving the approval letter?

 

The letter states 3 to 6 months, in my case the letter and ceremony were 5 months apart

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****UPDATE****

Brisbane Office Timeline:

Date of applied: February 09, 2016.

City Council/State: Brisbane City Council/Queensland.

Application Mode: Online Application (Provided all documents upfront).

Acknowledgement date: February 09, 2016.

Email for Citizenship Test/Interview: 18/02/2016.

Citizenship test: 25/02/2016 (Passed with 100%).

Citizenship Approval: 26/02/2016 (Confirmed by Calling DIBP).

Citizenship Ceremony (Tentative Date): 13th July 2016 (Confirmed by Calling DIBP).

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***Updated timeline***

Date applied - 21/01/2016

City/Council area - Brisbane City Council

Online / Paper - Online

Date received the acknowledgement email - 21/01/2016 (auto generated email within 5 minutes)​

Date of the Citizenship Test invitation - 2/2/2016

Date of the Citizenship Test - 15/02/2016

Date of Approval Letter - 15/02/2016

Citizenship Ceremony (Tentative Date): 13th July 2016 (Confirmed by Calling DIBP).

 

@sunnyalt, I'll see you at the ceremony!


From 175 application to citizen in just under 5 years.

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