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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

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Hi all,

had my virtual ceremony done today.

application-20 nov 2020

Invitation for test-23 april 2021

Test-10 may 2021(Sydney cbd)

approved same day

invitation for ceremony-21 oct 2021

virtual ceremony-3 nov 2021

Council-Hornsby shire council.

congrats to all the citizens and good luck for those waiting.Cheers!

 

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Hi

I applied in December 2020. Still no progress with my application. Still in received status

applied from Victoria 

is it normal for slow progress in Victoria applications?

thanks!

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7 hours ago, Tzhamzl_tn74 said:

Exactly a week. 12th October VC ceremony. 18th Oct Certificate received.

@Anyone,

  I have applied  Australia passport at 19th October.  Still not received. They have mentioned you will get it with in 2-3 weeks. But people who applied couple of months for them they got less than two weeks. Any one applied passport in October?

I was reading another facebook random post week ago and one was waiting for 45 days, he call them and they said shortage of staff but it was during lockdown so hope things will get better now.

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Hi all.

This post has been really useful before I apply for my citizenship.. here is my timeline..

 

Applied Citizenship:  13/09/2021

Invitation:                   27/10/2021

Test Date:           02/11/2021 (originally 6th Dec)

Approval                    immediately 

Ceremony                  Awaiting 

Council:  Redland bay, Brisbane

Cheers and good luck all of you..

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Hello I received an email this morning saying if I am happy to do an online ceremony 

I replied yes and they said they will contact me soon 

 

how long normally it takes from that email to actually do the ceremony?

sydney cbd 

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I’ve applied in 2019 and had multiple appointments cancelled in Melbourne due to lockdowns. Does anybody know if they have resumed working here?? Really struggling not to scream while I write this. This is just wrong

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Finally Australians!!! 🇭🇲

297 new citizens today at Moreton Bay Regional council from more than 30 countries! 

What a Journey! All the best everyone. Your day will come. 

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On 04/10/2021 at 11:46, hobart01 said:

I am in Tasmania, lodged it in July 2021, still no response from Department 😞

just a quick check if you've got your updates already?

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On 05/11/2021 at 04:29, EricT said:

just a quick check if you've got your updates already?

following 

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Hi Victorians,

Did July 2020 Victorian applicants got an invite ? Could you please share "latest date of application", for which you did receive an invite for test.

Just wanted to see, how much are we lagging behind. I applied 20 Nov, 2020 - still no luck.

Cheers.

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Applied in Melbourne in Jan 2021. No news yet. I don't have my UK passport either as I have sent it to UK to get a new one so hoping I don't get called for test before I get new passport. Guessing i need to show it at the test?

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3 hours ago, abey1 said:

@Melbournian applied in dec 2020 Victoria didn’t hear anything yet

 

 

12 hours ago, Melbournian said:

Hi Victorians,

Did July 2020 Victorian applicants got an invite ? Could you please share "latest date of application", for which you did receive an invite for test.

Just wanted to see, how much are we lagging behind. I applied 20 Nov, 2020 - still no luck.

Cheers.

I think the latest call for is May 2020 applicants. Mine applied on May 2020, Test April 2021, VC at Oct 12 2021. Council Melbourne.


Thamizh 🙂

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1 hour ago, Kezzles said:

Applied in Melbourne in Jan 2021. No news yet. I don't have my UK passport either as I have sent it to UK to get a new one so hoping I don't get called for test before I get new passport. Guessing i need to show it at the test?

If you don't get your passport by that time, postpone your test.

You will see that option in the email , which will be sent to you. 

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Is there anyone here from Brisbane City Council received ceremony invitation for 29 November 2021?

If you received ceremony invite for 29 November 2021 what's your application date, test date and approval date?

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8 hours ago, Melbournian said:

If you don't get your passport by that time, postpone your test.

You will see that option in the email , which will be sent to you. 

If you don't have your passport, you can show your australian driver's license  that would suffice. You can also show your expired passport. I DID this for my test and ceremony. 


 


 

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20 hours ago, Kezzles said:

Applied in Melbourne in Jan 2021. No news yet. I don't have my UK passport either as I have sent it to UK to get a new one so hoping I don't get called for test before I get new passport. Guessing i need to show it at the test?

Driver license is enough, also to bring with your medicare card, your old passport. 


23 Dec 2019, citizenship application lodged

25 Nov 2020, test invited

08 Dec 2020, test passed

04 Jan 2021, offshore

21 June 2021, back onshore

26 July 2021, APPROVED!

29 July 2021, Approval Letter Received

31 July 2021, Online Ceremony (Officially Aussie!!!)

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Hi Guys, 

 

Long time watcher throughout my time dealing with immigration, I am nearly at the finishing line. I have a question in regards to my application for Citizenship. 

Unbeknown to me until very recently, I have discovered I have an additional middle name on my birth certificate. Throughout my whole life I have never used the additional name, no passports, visas, bank accounts, nothing. Will this be a problem when I come to prove my identity during my interview? 

 

Thanks guys. 

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Is there anyone here from Brisbane City Council received ceremony invitation for 29 November 2021?

If you have received ceremony invite for 29 November 2021 what's your application date, test date and approval date?

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I applied 30 July 2021 still waiting for interview and test date…

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Applied 30 July 2021 ( Queanbeyan NSW but Canberra center )

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Hi,

Has anyone on the forum applied for citizenship in Aug '21 through Parramatta Office (NSW) and received an invitation for test?

Regards,

Eric.

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On 10/11/2021 at 11:22, MLB_Applicant said:

Can someone update whether citizenship test centres opened in Melbourne or not?

When did you apply ?

Have not seen people getting invites recently in Melbourne CBD.

 

What date applicant got any invite recently  ?

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Finally! I have the virtual ceremony scheduled for today (Fri 12th) morning at 10:15 AM. 

This makes my application's processing timeline be almost exactly 12 months (applied on Nov 6th last year): 6 months until the decision and 6 months until the ceremony. 

Hope everyone here will get their invite sooner than they expect!

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Occupation: Software Engineer
State: NSW
Birth Country: UA (Ukraine)
Stream: 457 > 186 TRT
Number of applicants: 2 (me and my partner)
Nomination applied:  23rd July 2019
Nomination approved: 19th 
August 2019

Visa applied:  8th August 2019
Medicals cleared: 14th August 2019

S56 requested (NZ police clearance for the main applicant): 20th August 2019
S56 submitted: 21st August 2019
Visa Granted: 24th September 2019

IMMI Status: Finalized


Citizenship application date: 6th November 2020
Citizenship application status: Approved (NSW)

Citizenship appointment date: 4th May 2021 (Sydney CBD office)
Citizenship ceremony date: 12th November 2021 
(Canterbury and Bankstown council)

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