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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

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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!

@littlegreenman, surely you will. PM me your details a couple of days before the ceremony :)

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Update **********************

 

Date of Application: 18/03/2016.

City Council/State: Wagga Wagga / NSW.

Application Mode: Online (Provided all documents upfront).

Acknowledgement date:18/03/ 2016.

** 23/03/16 got a email form Immi asking to send a copy of original birth certificate and Form 1339 before book for test

 

Email for Citizenship Test/Interview: TBA

Citizenship test: TBA

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Guest dubsydney

Hi I'm just wondering if there is a backlog for Sydney applicants?

Anyone have the idea of what's going on with Sydney processing times?

approval? and ceremony dates? Thanks!

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Hi I'm just wondering if there is a backlog for Sydney applicants?

Anyone have the idea of what's going on with Sydney processing times?

approval? and ceremony dates? Thanks!

 

 

Try http://www.sharemytimeline.info for some recent timelines.


From 175 application to citizen in just under 5 years.

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** 23/03/16 got a email form Immi asking to send a copy of original birth certificate and Form 1339 before book

 

 

What is form 1339 for? Never heard before.

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Hi. I have a question please. When filling up the form for citizenship, should both parents include their children in their application form. I mean filling out the details and declaring that they're included with their application. Thanks for your reply.

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Hi. I have a question please. When filling up the form for citizenship, should both parents include their children in their application form. I mean filling out the details and declaring that they're included with their application. Thanks for your reply.

 

I would. Both your applications will most likely be linked anyhow if you chose to link them and technically speaking the form asks you to state all your children who will be taking up citizenship with you... My take is it can't hurt.


From 175 application to citizen in just under 5 years.

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Hi all,

I currently live in Perth (cbd) and I'm planning to apply for my citizenship on the 26 of April.

I'm already quite sure that I will not be able to attend my ceremony in Perth as I'm planning to move to Melbourne around August/September.

Do you know what I should do in order to don't delay the process too much?

Thank you very much!

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Applied 11 Feb 2016 online Brisbane CBD

Test Email 24 Feb

Test Given 16 Mar ... passed

Now waiting for approval email .... anyone having idea how long further it will take for approval email ... called DIAC on 22nd Mar they mentioned check in 4 weeks time

Edited by harunidrees

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Hi. I have a question please. When filling up the form for citizenship, should both parents include their children in their application form. I mean filling out the details and declaring that they're included with their application. Thanks for your reply.

 

At the time of our application we had one child under the age of 16. I included her only in my application. However you can link all the applications together anyway so it doesn't make much difference. (If you are filling out the form, you can state other family members that you wish to attend a ceremony with. That way, everyone in the family is linked)

 

We all have our ceremony next week.


From Kilmarnock, now in Melbourne :-)

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Now waiting for approval email .... anyone having idea how long further it will take for approval email ... called DIAC on 22nd Mar they mentioned check in 4 weeks time

 

You won't get an approval email. You'll get a physical letter by snail mail for the approval and then another physical letter from your council with the invite for your ceremony. Usually the approval letter is a couple of days after your appointment unless they are doing extended security checks on you (high risk country, common name, another person with the same name and date of birth...). In that case it can take weeks or several months for HR countries.


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Hi Greenman ... what do you say should I ring them asking about security checks ... for few of my friends got the email in couple of days and one direct letter for ceremony without approval email or letter ... would it be wise to wait another 2 weeks as they mentioned

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Hi Greenman ... what do you say should I ring them asking about security checks ... for few of my friends got the email in couple of days and one direct letter for ceremony without approval email or letter ... would it be wise to wait another 2 weeks as they mentioned

 

It doesn't matter whether you call or not, the processing takes the time it takes. You can call them if you want to but they won't be any quicker processing it.


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one direct letter for ceremony without approval email or letter ...

 

That is strange. Probably the approval letter might have gotten lost in post.

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That is strange. Probably the approval letter might have gotten lost in post.

 

This is as received ... but yeah you may be right ...

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One of my friend timeline Brisbane

Online Application

Applied 23 Sep 2015

Test 13 Oct 2015

Ceremony Australia Day

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Applied 11 Feb 2016 online Brisbane CBD

Test Email 24 Feb

Test Given 16 Mar ... passed

Now waiting for approval email .... anyone having idea how long further it will take for approval email ... called DIAC on 22nd Mar they mentioned check in 4 weeks time

 

Today we received the approval letter for my wife application in the snail mail

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Today we received the approval letter for my wife application in the snail mail

Congrats!!!!

 

Youre lucky!!!it was a very quick one....

 

In my case, this will be my 6th month of waiting

since my application lodgement last October 2015..

 

Honestly im really tired of waiting for nothing....I rang Immi this morning and

the usual reply ...just keep on waiting ...sooooo frustrating....

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Congrats!!!!

 

Youre lucky!!!it was a very quick one....

 

In my case, this will be my 6th month of waiting

since my application lodgement last October 2015..

 

Honestly im really tired of waiting for nothing....I rang Immi this morning and

the usual reply ...just keep on waiting ...sooooo frustrating....

 

hang on. you applied in October last year and still not had your test yet??

 

I'm in Sydney too - with a notoriously slow council in Waverley - I applied in December and did my test early January, just waiting on my approval now.

 

a mate in the same council missed his as his letter arrived after the ceremony date itself!! I wont be fully relaxed until I have that passport in my mitts

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hang on. you applied in October last year and still not had your test yet??

 

I'm in Sydney too - with a notoriously slow council in Waverley - I applied in December and did my test early January, just waiting on my approval now.

 

a mate in the same council missed his as his letter arrived after the ceremony date itself!! I wont be fully relaxed until I have that passport in my mitts

 

 

Actually I'm waiting for the approval letter.

I had my test last January 2016 but I'm so

worried and so much annoyed that until now,

I haven't had my approval letter...my other 2

members in the family got their approval a week after the

test...

 

Their main reason for the delay was waiting for the

result of the police checks....really? It's ridiculous...for

three months they haven't sorted it out????

 

so frustrating in my part....

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Actually I'm waiting for the approval letter.

I had my test last January 2016 but I'm so

worried and so much annoyed that until now,

I haven't had my approval letter...my other 2

members in the family got their approval a week after the

test...

 

Their main reason for the delay was waiting for the

result of the police checks....really? It's ridiculous...for

three months they haven't sorted it out????

 

so frustrating in my part....

 

Dubsydney I did not mention mine .... applied on 14th Feb still no news so have patience .... I know its hard ... that is why I put my application separate and spouse/child separate .... u can say I had read their minds

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Dubsydney I did not mention mine .... applied on 14th Feb still no news so have patience .... I know its hard ... that is why I put my application separate and spouse/child separate .... u can say I had read their minds

 

 

Yeah thanks for that....but can't avoid the anger /worries we felt though...

So as what you've said ..."have patience"...then ....lol....I hope everyone

in this forum will get the citizenship sooner!!!!

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Guest Tanim Mahmud

 

  1. Date applied: 22/3/16
  2. City/Council area: Maribyrnong, Melbourne
  3. Online / Paper: Online
  4. Date received the acknowledgement email: same day - 22/3/16
  5. Date of the Citizenship Test: awaited....
  6. Date of ceremony: awaited.....
  7. Type of ceremony (Urgent/Normal): normal

 

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Guest paulthepom

Updated

Date applied : 13/11/15

City/Council area : Bundaberg

Online / Paper : online

Date received the acknowledgement email 14/11/15

Date of the Citizenship test : 14/1/15

Date of ceremony 3/5/16

Type of ceremony (Urgent/Normal) normal

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