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Hello boys and girls,

OK. Pleased to report I have my invitation for ceremony taking place on Thursday 5th October. Got the letter today and it was dated 12th September. 

I need a passport very quickly after ceremony as I travel frequently for work and am due to travel 11th October. As the PR visa gets cancelled on Citizenship what's the chance in arranging a passport before my travel date? Has anyone arrange a passport quickly after ceremony?

Thanks in advance for advice.

Felix

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1 hour ago, Felix123 said:

Hello boys and girls,

OK. Pleased to report I have my invitation for ceremony taking place on Thursday 5th October. Got the letter today and it was dated 12th September. 

I need a passport very quickly after ceremony as I travel frequently for work and am due to travel 11th October. As the PR visa gets cancelled on Citizenship what's the chance in arranging a passport before my travel date? Has anyone arrange a passport quickly after ceremony?

Thanks in advance for advice.

Felix

Hi Felix,

First of all, really congratulations to your citizenship application finally completed.

Please visit passport office website to start an urgent application, you will be charged an additional fee which should be the half of original application fee of passport (that's 1.5 times original app. fee)

 

Best wishes

Elliot

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if you update your address with Immi, your case will be moved to the new council and you will have to wait accordingly. Maybe quicker, maybe more waiting time depending on your luck and next available ceremonies in new Council.

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Citizenship Application: 18/04/2017 Acknowledgement: 18/04/2017 Online / Paper - Online Test Email. - Citizenship Test TBA -Citizenship approval letter TBA  - Date of ceremony - TBA - Type of ceremony Normal

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Pending files from Melbourne

Blunik 04 Apr 2017 Melbourne City of Melbourne 17 May 2017 31 May 2017 TBA TBA
POGO 01 Mar 2017 Melbourne Cardinia 31 Mar 2017 14 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
Tech123 24 Mar 2017 Melbourne Shepparton 24 May 2017 15 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
Elliot Tsao 16 Apr 2017 Melbourne City of Darebin 15 Jun 2017 22 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
Sheila 18 Apr 2017 Melbourne Hume 21 Jun 2017 23 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
NSJ 19 Apr 2017 Melbourne Whitehorse 24 Jun 2017 27 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
---  --- 08 Mar 2017 Melbourne Whittlesea 08 Apr 2017 14 Jul 2017 TBA TBA
HARISH R 09 Apr 2017 Melbourne City of Casey 01 Jun 2017 31 Jul 2017 TBA TBA
GDAWG 18 Apr 2017 Melbourne Great Dandenong 16 Jun 2017 08 Sep 2017 TBA TBA

Citizenship Application: 18/04/2017 Acknowledgement: 18/04/2017 Online / Paper - Online Test Email. - Citizenship Test TBA -Citizenship approval letter TBA  - Date of ceremony - TBA - Type of ceremony Normal

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4 hours ago, Sheila said:

Pending files from Melbourne

Blunik 04 Apr 2017 Melbourne City of Melbourne 17 May 2017 31 May 2017 TBA TBA
POGO 01 Mar 2017 Melbourne Cardinia 31 Mar 2017 14 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
Tech123 24 Mar 2017 Melbourne Shepparton 24 May 2017 15 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
Elliot Tsao 16 Apr 2017 Melbourne City of Darebin 15 Jun 2017 22 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
Sheila 18 Apr 2017 Melbourne Hume 21 Jun 2017 23 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
NSJ 19 Apr 2017 Melbourne Whitehorse 24 Jun 2017 27 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
---  --- 08 Mar 2017 Melbourne Whittlesea 08 Apr 2017 14 Jul 2017 TBA TBA
HARISH R 09 Apr 2017 Melbourne City of Casey 01 Jun 2017 31 Jul 2017 TBA TBA
GDAWG 18 Apr 2017 Melbourne Great Dandenong 16 Jun 2017 08 Sep 2017 TBA TBA

No update from me yet Shiela?

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if you update your address with Immi, your case will be moved to the new council and you will have to wait accordingly. Maybe quicker, maybe more waiting time depending on your luck and next available ceremonies in new Council.


Cheers

Both Ku Ring Gai and inner west have ceremonies every month so hopefully won't be too impacted


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Arrived in Oz on 417 visa: 30.01.13 > 457 Applied: 13.06.13, 457 granted: 16.07.13

186 Direct Entry Nomination Lodged: 18.03.15 Application Lodged: 02.04.15 Granted: 08.07.15

Citizenship Application: 03.02.17 (Online) Test & Interview completed: 06.06.17 (emailed 15.02) Ceremony: 26.01.18

Girlfriends 820 submitted: 14.06.17 (online) Case Officer Assigned: 15.02.18 820 Granted: 8.03.18

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On 9/20/2017 at 22:53, Felix123 said:

Hello boys and girls,

OK. Pleased to report I have my invitation for ceremony taking place on Thursday 5th October. Got the letter today and it was dated 12th September. 

I need a passport very quickly after ceremony as I travel frequently for work and am due to travel 11th October. As the PR visa gets cancelled on Citizenship what's the chance in arranging a passport before my travel date? Has anyone arrange a passport quickly after ceremony?

Thanks in advance for advice.

Felix

Congrats ...!!

Get the Form from Post office, get it is signed by a person who is Australian Citizen and know you more than 12 months. That person must be from certain professions, I think same as Identity declaration form for citizen application. Drs, nurses, police officers, pharmacists etc. You can book urgent passport appointment at DIBP office Melbourne the next day of the ceremony.  You will get passport delivered in 3-4 days at your home or ready to be collected from DIBP in 2-3 days if you choose to collect from the office. You are lucky that you get all steps completed in time. Good luck and all the best.

 

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Thanks Sheila. A couple more weeks to go. I’m batting for you guys. I can’t help but wonder what on earth happened with yours and Elliot’s approval. We sat our rest within a day or two of each other. The what nationality do you hold? Mines British. I thought one reason might be HR vs LR countries but by the time we get to citizenship we’ve been checked that many times to get PR the Department know our backgrounds better than we do ourselves! 

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I am from LR country too..!!


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Last night and this morning before waking up, I dreamed that received the letterxD just a A4 sheet with double side printed...few seconds, woke up:( Just a dream, I still lay on bed...

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On 9/23/2017 at 15:46, Felix123 said:

Thanks Sheila. A couple more weeks to go. I’m batting for you guys. I can’t help but wonder what on earth happened with yours and Elliot’s approval. We sat our rest within a day or two of each other. The what nationality do you hold? Mines British. I thought one reason might be HR vs LR countries but by the time we get to citizenship we’ve been checked that many times to get PR the Department know our backgrounds better than we do ourselves! 

Thanks Felix. Is P.R.China HR? should be...around 3 yrs applied 187 visa, totally got it after waiting for  172 days from the lodgement day. Citizenship shouldn't be as strict as PR processing. Once this week passed, it will be the end of first 100-day after interview. Xmas is also coming soon... 

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 I think,delay may not be related to LR/ HR issue. it is more like lack of staff


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9 hours ago, Elliot Tsao said:

Thanks Felix. Is P.R.China HR? should be...around 3 yrs applied 187 visa, totally got it after waiting for  172 days from the lodgement day. Citizenship shouldn't be as strict as PR processing. Once this week passed, it will be the end of first 100-day after interview. Xmas is also coming soon... 

China HR. I wouldn’t have thought so unless your looking at poking me in the eye with some chop sticks ?.  Seriously though it is down as a HR country. I agree - I wouldn’t have thought citizenship checking would be as severe as for PR. After all, many live here a life time as a Permanent Resident and don’t worry about becoming a citizen - who knows that they could all be hiding from another bout of checking. I must say your wait seems rediculous. Annoying thing is the letter takes 7 to 10 days to reach Melbourne from Canberra. Applicants can’t see the status update on immi account to see if an approval has been raised, which could have been lost in the mail for example - I’m sure the system causes lots of nightmares for people waiting g for approval when approval has already been granted. You might even find your next letter is the invitation to the ceremony. All I can suggest is patience - anyone who has PR and waiting for their citizenship approval will get it I’m sure unless they’ve developed a criminal record or provided false information in the past. Good luck and hope you get it soon. 

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4 minutes ago, Felix123 said:

China HR. I wouldn’t have thought so unless your looking at poking me in the eye with some chop sticks ?.  Seriously though it is down as a HR country. I agree - I wouldn’t have thought citizenship checking would be as severe as for PR. After all, many live here a life time as a Permanent Resident and don’t worry about becoming a citizen - who knows that they could all be hiding from another bout of checking. I must say your wait seems rediculous. Annoying thing is the letter takes 7 to 10 days to reach Melbourne from Canberra. Applicants can’t see the status update on immi account to see if an approval has been raised, which could have been lost in the mail for example - I’m sure the system causes lots of nightmares for people waiting g for approval when approval has already been granted. You might even find your next letter is the invitation to the ceremony. All I can suggest is patience - anyone who has PR and waiting for their citizenship approval will get it I’m sure unless they’ve developed a criminal record or provided false information in the past. Good luck and hope you get it soon. 

Thanks, Felix. 

I also think China is HR.

I called DIBP on Friday, 15 Sept, answered: still in processing. It's really ridiculous, I thought if they pending Sheila and us cases? The only thing I can do is WAITING. 

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it is not us, a lot of people are waiting


Citizenship Application: 18/04/2017 Acknowledgement: 18/04/2017 Online / Paper - Online Test Email. - Citizenship Test TBA -Citizenship approval letter TBA  - Date of ceremony - TBA - Type of ceremony Normal

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I wonder how many applications filed before 20th April are still in progress and how many are pending post 20th April. I don’t agree with the current Ministers agenda - I’m not someone who would normally vote Labour but come the next general election I think what’s where my vote will go. 

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17 minutes ago, Felix123 said:

I wonder how many applications filed before 20th April are still in progress and how many are pending post 20th April. I don’t agree with the current Ministers agenda - I’m not someone who would normally vote Labour but come the next general election I think what’s where my vote will go. 

In Melbourne, from 1 to 19 April, total 8 applicants: you Felix and popeye8101 received the Approval letter. Rest 6, we are still waiting for this letter. My twice called DIBP with a 3 weeks interval: two calls one answer: in processing, may not too long.

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The citizenship test is usually scheduled for next 2 -3months after test Email.  Now there is only appointments in the month of October and few on Ist Nov only. So waiting period (between test email and citizenship test ) is now squeezed to almost 1 month. DIBP don't have enough applications to process now. As I applied on 18 April around 11 pm and there were only 24 hours left before new rules were introduced and people who applied during that period are still at test stage. I think in mid or end of Nov everybody will be done with the test.  Unless the start processing applications post 20 April, in a month time DIBP will have pretty much nothing to do as everybody will be done with the test. So hopefully in next 3-4 weeks, most of us will get approval letters 

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In my council, next ceremony is on 5 December.  if I receive the letter by 5 Nov so that I can be included in the ceremony I am happy.

 


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2 hours ago, Sheila said:

In my council, next ceremony is on 5 December.  if I receive the letter by 5 Nov so that I can be included in the ceremony I am happy.

 

Aha, pray for u 

 

About my council...lol~ uncertainty 

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TEST dates       Approval letter  Approval date        Not approved 30  - Approved 21 Approval rate 40%

29 May 2017 TBA TBA
29 May 2017 06 Jun 2017 29 May 2017
30 May 2017 09 Jun 2017 02 Jun 2017
30 May 2017 TBA TBA
31 May 2017 TBA TBA
1 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
02 Jun 2017 15 Aug 2017 03 Aug 2017
02 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
07 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
08 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
13 Jun 2017 03 Aug 2017 27 Jul 2017
13 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
13 Jun 2017 02 Aug 2017 26 Jul 2017
14 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
14 Jun 2017 19 Aug 2017 14 Aug 2017
15 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
19 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
19 Jun 2017 31 Jul 2017 24 Jul 2017
20 Jun 2017 25 Jul 2017 18 Jul 2017
20 Jun 2017 31 Jul 2017 26 Jul 2017
20 Jun 2017 14 Jul 2017 10 Jul 2017
21 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
22 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
23 Jun 2017 25 Jul 2017 19 Jul 2017
23 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
26 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
27 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
29 Jun 2017 21 Jul 2017 17 Jul 2017
29 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
30 Jun 2017 29 Jul 2017 24 Jul 2017
04 Jul 2017 17 Aug 2017 09 Aug 2017
05 Jul 2017 TBA TBA
05 Jul 2017 01 Aug 2017 26 Jul 2017
05 Jul 2017 09 Aug 2017 02 Aug 2017
05 Jul 2017 TBA TBA
10 Jul 2017 TBA TBA
10 Jul 2017 TBA TBA
10 Jul 2017 01 Aug 2017 26 Jul 2017
11 Jul 2017 17 Aug 2017 14 Aug 2017
11 Jul 2017 TBA TBA
14 Jul 2017 TBA TBA
24 Jul 2017 28 Aug 2017 21 Aug 2017
28 Jul 2017 TBA TBA
29 Jul 2017 05 Aug 2017 03 Aug 2017
31 Jul 2017 TBA TBA
01 Aug 2017 TBA TBA
02 Aug 2017 TBA TBA
11 Aug 2017 27 Aug 2017 17 Aug 2017
08 Sep 2017 TBA TBA
25 Sep 2017 TBA TBA
26 Sep 2017 TBA TBA

Citizenship Application: 18/04/2017 Acknowledgement: 18/04/2017 Online / Paper - Online Test Email. - Citizenship Test TBA -Citizenship approval letter TBA  - Date of ceremony - TBA - Type of ceremony Normal

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12 hours ago, Sheila said:

TEST dates       Approval letter  Approval date        Not approved 30  - Approved 21 Approval rate 40%

29 May 2017 TBA TBA
29 May 2017 06 Jun 2017 29 May 2017
30 May 2017 09 Jun 2017 02 Jun 2017
30 May 2017 TBA TBA
31 May 2017 TBA TBA
1 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
02 Jun 2017 15 Aug 2017 03 Aug 2017
02 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
07 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
08 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
13 Jun 2017 03 Aug 2017 27 Jul 2017
13 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
13 Jun 2017 02 Aug 2017 26 Jul 2017
14 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
14 Jun 2017 19 Aug 2017 14 Aug 2017
15 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
19 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
19 Jun 2017 31 Jul 2017 24 Jul 2017
20 Jun 2017 25 Jul 2017 18 Jul 2017
20 Jun 2017 31 Jul 2017 26 Jul 2017
20 Jun 2017 14 Jul 2017 10 Jul 2017
21 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
22 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
23 Jun 2017 25 Jul 2017 19 Jul 2017
23 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
26 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
27 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
29 Jun 2017 21 Jul 2017 17 Jul 2017
29 Jun 2017 TBA TBA
30 Jun 2017 29 Jul 2017 24 Jul 2017
04 Jul 2017 17 Aug 2017 09 Aug 2017
05 Jul 2017 TBA TBA
05 Jul 2017 01 Aug 2017 26 Jul 2017
05 Jul 2017 09 Aug 2017 02 Aug 2017
05 Jul 2017 TBA TBA
10 Jul 2017 TBA TBA
10 Jul 2017 TBA TBA
10 Jul 2017 01 Aug 2017 26 Jul 2017
11 Jul 2017 17 Aug 2017 14 Aug 2017
11 Jul 2017 TBA TBA
14 Jul 2017 TBA TBA
24 Jul 2017 28 Aug 2017 21 Aug 2017
28 Jul 2017 TBA TBA
29 Jul 2017 05 Aug 2017 03 Aug 2017
31 Jul 2017 TBA TBA
01 Aug 2017 TBA TBA
02 Aug 2017 TBA TBA
11 Aug 2017 27 Aug 2017 17 Aug 2017
08 Sep 2017 TBA TBA
25 Sep 2017 TBA TBA
26 Sep 2017 TBA TBA

I just find it weird that nobody got an approval in September.

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overall things are not bad 4 us @Elliot Tsao

In a bigger picture, it is just 5 months since lodgement. Department increased expected time frame 4 a known reason. From the pattern, it is evident that a huge number of applications are pending.


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