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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

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Thought I started a new thread for the citizenship application submitted in 2020.

Applied Citizenship  25/03/2020 (myself and dependent child)

Current citizenship    New Zealand

Invitation                    Awaiting

Test Date                    Awaiting

Approval                    Awaiting

Ceremony                  Awaiting

Cheers and god speed. 

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[2016] 444 Unprotected SCV  (Special Category Visa) - 1 June 2016 (Moved to Australia)
[2017] 186 Direct Entry Nomination/Visa Submitted (External Auditor) - 4 April 2017
[2017] 186 Direct Entry Nomination/Visa Granted (External Auditor) - 15 August 2017
[2020] Citizenship by Conferral: 25/03/20 | Test email: *waiting* | Test passed: *waiting* | Approval: *waiting* | Ceremony: *waiting*

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Applied Citizenship  26/03/2020 (myself and husband)

Current citizenship    bRazil

Invitation                    Awaiting

Test Date                    Awaiting

Approval                    Awaiting

Ceremony                  Awaiting


Occupation: Industrial Designer
State: nsw
Birth Country: Brazil
Stream: 457 - 186 TRT
Number of applicants: 2

Nomination Applied:  02 Nov 2018
ENS 186 Visa applied:  02 Nov 2018
IMMI Status: Received

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On 28/03/2020 at 09:27, 04April2017DE said:

Thought I started a new thread for the citizenship application submitted in 2020.

Applied Citizenship  25/03/2020 (myself and dependent child)

Current citizenship    New Zealand

Invitation                    Awaiting

Test Date                    Awaiting

Approval                    Awaiting

Ceremony                  Awaiting

Cheers and god speed. 

Applied Citizenship  25/03/2020 (myself and dependent child)

Current citizenship    New Zealand

Local Council             City of Sydney

Invitation                    Awaiting

Test Date                    Awaiting

Approval                    Awaiting

Ceremony                  Awaiting

Godspeed and cheers!


[2016] 444 Unprotected SCV  (Special Category Visa) - 1 June 2016 (Moved to Australia)
[2017] 186 Direct Entry Nomination/Visa Submitted (External Auditor) - 4 April 2017
[2017] 186 Direct Entry Nomination/Visa Granted (External Auditor) - 15 August 2017
[2020] Citizenship by Conferral: 25/03/20 | Test email: *waiting* | Test passed: *waiting* | Approval: *waiting* | Ceremony: *waiting*

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Hi, I applied my citizen application online today. I attached one documents at once. For a example for identity docs, attached passport and evidence of address, attached driving licence but driving licence is also an identity docs. Have you all.done the same way???

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Heres my timeline, not expecting ceremony for a while!

Arrived 06.09.2015 (457) from UK

PR (186DE) approved 02.02.2018

Applied Citizenship  06.09.2019

Invitation                    04.03.2020

Test Date                   08.03.2020 (rescheduled from May)

Approval                    08.03.2020

Ceremony                  TBA

Northern Beaches Council, NSW

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On 02/04/2020 at 16:06, Hesh said:

Hi, I applied my citizen application online today. I attached one documents at once. For a example for identity docs, attached passport and evidence of address, attached driving licence but driving licence is also an identity docs. Have you all.done the same way???

Yes, sounds similar. I don't think the system is 100% user friendly. But just do what you asked I suppose. What I find difficult is that it asks me for endorsed passport size photo for an identity form. Didn't ask me to fill the form but asked me for photo. There are multiple photos in passport and drivers licence already. 


[2016] 444 Unprotected SCV  (Special Category Visa) - 1 June 2016 (Moved to Australia)
[2017] 186 Direct Entry Nomination/Visa Submitted (External Auditor) - 4 April 2017
[2017] 186 Direct Entry Nomination/Visa Granted (External Auditor) - 15 August 2017
[2020] Citizenship by Conferral: 25/03/20 | Test email: *waiting* | Test passed: *waiting* | Approval: *waiting* | Ceremony: *waiting*

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   On 03/03/2020 at 09:37,  GUS said: 

Hey mate.... Im also on the Sunny Coast.

 

Me and my partner applied in April/2019 and we haven't received anything yet. =(

Any news yet @GUS?
Or anyone else moving forward with their applications on the Sunny Coast? 
We applied 17th December 2019 and heard nothing since. 



State: Qld
Stream: 457 Visa - ENS 186 Transition
Nomination & Visa Lodged: 22nd Feb 2018
Nomination Granted: 5th December 2018
IMMI Status: Finalised 12th December 2018 🇦🇺🇬🇧
Applied Citizenship 17th December 2019
Still waiting for test date

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Hey Guys,

Just want to update I just saw that I got approval on April 9th?

Hopefully I will get approval letter soon.

Had given test and passed on March 23rd.

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Hey Guys,

Just want to update I just saw that I got approval on April 9th?

Hopefully I will get approval letter soon.

Had given test and passed on March 23rd.

Hi Raspuss,

Can you share your timeline please? Thanks

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15 hours ago, Csc1980 said:

Hi Raspuss,

Can you share your timeline please? Thanks

Hi mate,

Applied 12th December

Invitation for test 24th Feb

Test date 13 th May

Got rescheduled to 23rd March

Passed test 100%

Bcoz I leaved in NZ for 2 years, they asked me to fill a form to authorize police check.

I hope this must have taken a week.

Got approved on April 9th mate.

Now wait for ceremony mate.

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Pushing the thread up 🙂


[2016] 444 Unprotected SCV  (Special Category Visa) - 1 June 2016 (Moved to Australia)
[2017] 186 Direct Entry Nomination/Visa Submitted (External Auditor) - 4 April 2017
[2017] 186 Direct Entry Nomination/Visa Granted (External Auditor) - 15 August 2017
[2020] Citizenship by Conferral: 25/03/20 | Test email: *waiting* | Test passed: *waiting* | Approval: *waiting* | Ceremony: *waiting*

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Hi everyone! Congratulations on your citizenship applications! 🇦🇺

 

We are due to apply in August and I was going to start planning and getting our documents together now.

Would anyone be able to advise on what we will need, I've heard a 10 year historic travel list, passport and I'm not entirely sure on what else?

Maybe someone has a checklist handy? No worries if not 😎 

 

Also does any one have any hand hints/ tips on making this as painless as possible?! 🤷‍♀️

 

Also I'm presuming everything has to be signed by a JP?

 

Good luck on your applications! I hope they are speedy!

 

Take care 🌞

 


IELTS: L9, R8., W8.5, S8.5 29/01/15 | Positive Skills Assessed (251311) 12/02/2015 | EOI 26/02/15 | 189 Invitation to Apply (75 points) 26/02/15 (did not submit due to errors therefore dismissed this invitation)| 2nd 189 Invitation to Apply (65 points) 03/08/2015 |Visa applied 04/09/2015 Visa Grant 02/12/2015 | Entry 23/08/2016

Applied for Citizenship by conferral 19/09/2020 | Test Email *waiting* | Test Passed *waiting*| Approval *waiting * | Ceremony *waiting*|

PR Visa expires 02/12/2020

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I'm in shock. Applied on 19 April 2020 for me, husband and 17 year old son. Checked last night and son's application had already been approved - in a month! It's great as he is due to go to uni next year, so if he gets citizenship in time he will have access to loans for tuition.

Had to spend time today trying to make it known that he doesn't have to wait for his parents' applications to be approved to go to a ceremony as that could mean quite a delay. Hoping he can get his soon. 

Does anybody know if interviews and tests are happening at all?

Timeline....

Arrived 03/16  from UK (457)

PR approved 08/16

Applied Citizenship  19/04/2020

Invitation                   

Test Date                 

Approval                   for 17 year old son 18/05/2020, parents still waiting on invitation etc.

Ceremony                 

Melbourne - City

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On 18/05/2020 at 16:09, jadee said:

Hi everyone! Congratulations on your citizenship applications! 🇦🇺

 

We are due to apply in August and I was going to start planning and getting our documents together now.

Would anyone be able to advise on what we will need, I've heard a 10 year historic travel list, passport and I'm not entirely sure on what else?

Maybe someone has a checklist handy? No worries if not 😎 

 

Also does any one have any hand hints/ tips on making this as painless as possible?! 🤷‍♀️

 

Also I'm presuming everything has to be signed by a JP?

 

Good luck on your applications! I hope they are speedy!

 

Take care 🌞

 

Nothing needs signing by a JP.  Colour scans of the original documents need to be uploaded.  There is an ID form which needs to be signed by an Australian citizen who has known you for a year, they need to be in an approved occupation.  This too needs to be scanned and uploaded.  Documents, passports, ID (similar to rental ) birth certificates.... nothing too onerous.  The hardest bit is the travel.

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So many wineries ......so little time :yes:

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15 hours ago, rammygirl said:

Nothing needs signing by a JP.  Colour scans of the original documents need to be uploaded.  There is an ID form which needs to be signed by an Australian citizen who has known you for a year, they need to be in an approved occupation.  This too needs to be scanned and uploaded.  Documents, passports, ID (similar to rental ) birth certificates.... nothing too onerous.  The hardest bit is the travel.

When I did mine online, the site only asked me to provided a signed front and back passport photo by an Australian Citizen, rather than the entire ID form. Not sure if anyone has smiliar experience? 

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[2016] 444 Unprotected SCV  (Special Category Visa) - 1 June 2016 (Moved to Australia)
[2017] 186 Direct Entry Nomination/Visa Submitted (External Auditor) - 4 April 2017
[2017] 186 Direct Entry Nomination/Visa Granted (External Auditor) - 15 August 2017
[2020] Citizenship by Conferral: 25/03/20 | Test email: *waiting* | Test passed: *waiting* | Approval: *waiting* | Ceremony: *waiting*

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18 hours ago, pearplumpie said:

I'm in shock. Applied on 19 April 2020 for me, husband and 17 year old son. Checked last night and son's application had already been approved - in a month! It's great as he is due to go to uni next year, so if he gets citizenship in time he will have access to loans for tuition.

Had to spend time today trying to make it known that he doesn't have to wait for his parents' applications to be approved to go to a ceremony as that could mean quite a delay. Hoping he can get his soon. 

Does anybody know if interviews and tests are happening at all?

Timeline....

Arrived 03/16  from UK (457)

PR approved 08/16

Applied Citizenship  19/04/2020

Invitation                   

Test Date                 

Approval                   for 17 year old son 18/05/2020, parents still waiting on invitation etc.

Ceremony                 

Melbourne - City

Congrats. As your son's application is separate one, I don't think he has to wait until your application is approved. 

That is so fast by the way. Very lucky.


[2016] 444 Unprotected SCV  (Special Category Visa) - 1 June 2016 (Moved to Australia)
[2017] 186 Direct Entry Nomination/Visa Submitted (External Auditor) - 4 April 2017
[2017] 186 Direct Entry Nomination/Visa Granted (External Auditor) - 15 August 2017
[2020] Citizenship by Conferral: 25/03/20 | Test email: *waiting* | Test passed: *waiting* | Approval: *waiting* | Ceremony: *waiting*

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Hi guys, I have applied my citizenship in July 2018 and my application got approved in december 2019 and my ceremony was cancelled in march 2020 due to covid-19. How long usually it takes to get virtual ceremony or is there any process ?

Thanks 

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I applied for mine today, Lets hope they start the tests again very soon


Citizenship Applied - 21/05/20, Application - Received , Council - Randwick

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! just quick question, can the location of the citizenship test be changed? is this done in the application where it says change details? or have to send email if so what is it? thanks!

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Just trying to fill in our online  citizenship application form for the over sixties.

Apparently we have to fill in every country we have visited since age 18!!!! Have rung them up to check this.

Its a joke, 60 years of travel, we could fill a book. I am an ex air hostess worked in  UK and Zambia, husband Air Force and commercial pilot till he retired. Not many places we haven’t visited 

Might have to attach 500 pages, ok might be exaggerating, but would love to see the reaction .

Has anyone else been stumped by this. Don’t know how they think us oldies can remember before yesterday !!!?

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I called up when I got to this one - did our applications online. They said to just do for the last 10 years (which apparently is what the paper application asks for). Maybe give them a call and clarify like I did? 

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11 minutes ago, pearplumpie said:

I called up when I got to this one - did our applications online. They said to just do for the last 10 years (which apparently is what the paper application asks for). Maybe give them a call and clarify like I did? 

We had just rung them as noticed the difference between the online asking from 18 years old and paper application only last 10 years required. The  person on the phone didn’t know, apparently went to ask supervisor for the answer as to why the difference and were told have to fill in from age 18.  My husband had already decided will only  do 10 years worth. Typical incompetent government department, 

Will post if refused!

Thank you for your reply

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Hi everyone! Thank you for your reply replies! 🇦🇺

 

We are due to apply in August - does anybody know if we can open up the applications online prior to this date- to start "front loading"  I think they call it? i.e. Make a start on uploading all the relevant documents? Then being in a position to simply press the apply button when eligible in August?

We are trying to make good use of our time in lock down 😀 

 

Good luck on your applications! 

 

Take care 🌞


IELTS: L9, R8., W8.5, S8.5 29/01/15 | Positive Skills Assessed (251311) 12/02/2015 | EOI 26/02/15 | 189 Invitation to Apply (75 points) 26/02/15 (did not submit due to errors therefore dismissed this invitation)| 2nd 189 Invitation to Apply (65 points) 03/08/2015 |Visa applied 04/09/2015 Visa Grant 02/12/2015 | Entry 23/08/2016

Applied for Citizenship by conferral 19/09/2020 | Test Email *waiting* | Test Passed *waiting*| Approval *waiting * | Ceremony *waiting*|

PR Visa expires 02/12/2020

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5 hours ago, jadee said:

Hi everyone! Thank you for your reply replies! 🇦🇺

 

We are due to apply in August - does anybody know if we can open up the applications online prior to this date- to start "front loading"  I think they call it? i.e. Make a start on uploading all the relevant documents? Then being in a position to simply press the apply button when eligible in August?

We are trying to make good use of our time in lock down 😀 

 

Good luck on your applications! 

 

Take care 🌞

Unfortunately it appears that the immi system is smart enough to now allow people to front load. Reason being is that if the residence period of 4 years is not met, the application simply cannot be proceed further to the document updalod stage. So have to wait till the day that you been here for 4 years, not a single day less.

I had the same idea before and tried to front load but only so much info you can fill. So speaking of experience prepare the documents and as soon as the day comes, do them in one go. 

Hope it helps. Cheers.

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[2016] 444 Unprotected SCV  (Special Category Visa) - 1 June 2016 (Moved to Australia)
[2017] 186 Direct Entry Nomination/Visa Submitted (External Auditor) - 4 April 2017
[2017] 186 Direct Entry Nomination/Visa Granted (External Auditor) - 15 August 2017
[2020] Citizenship by Conferral: 25/03/20 | Test email: *waiting* | Test passed: *waiting* | Approval: *waiting* | Ceremony: *waiting*

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