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Quick update - Just had my citizenship ceremony today (23/10/20).

Ceremony was done at local council offices with about 23 applicants.

We were split into groups of 3 or 4 and then each group made the pledge, before being presented with a certificate and a bag of goodies.

Next step - Apply for Australian passport!!

 

Citizenship Application: 12/1/2020

Received Invitation for Test: 20/7/2020

Test Date: 5/8/2020 (Passed)

Received Ceremony Invitation: 1/10/2020

Ceremony: Done on 23/10/2020

City: Perth

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22 minutes ago, Baby Pom said:

Quick update - Just had my citizenship ceremony today (23/10/20).

Ceremony was done at local council offices with about 23 applicants.

We were split into groups of 3 or 4 and then each group made the pledge, before being presented with a certificate and a bag of goodies.

Next step - Apply for Australian passport!!

 

Citizenship Application: 12/1/2020

Received Invitation for Test: 20/7/2020

Test Date: 5/8/2020 (Passed)

Received Ceremony Invitation: 1/10/2020

Ceremony: Done on 23/10/2020

City: Perth

Oh congratulations! Pretty quick ☺


Citizenship application : 07/08/2019

Received invitation to do the test : 02/2020

Initial Test Date: 27/04/2020 (Cancelled due to covid)

Second Test Invitation: 11/09/2020

Test Date: 27/09/2020- Passed 

Application on Immi: Approved 15/10/2020

Ceremony: 15/12/2020- Bayside Council 

City: Sydney CBD

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Hi all

I applied for citizenship from Melbourne on June 15th. Based on everyone’s experiences/knowledge, does anyone have any indication or guess as to when my application might get looked at? Currently sitting on ‘Received’ and not sure of current timelines

Any advice or insights would be awesome

Thanks!


Status: Received

App made: 21/12/2017

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1 hour ago, Baby Pom said:

Quick update - Just had my citizenship ceremony today (23/10/20).

Ceremony was done at local council offices with about 23 applicants.

We were split into groups of 3 or 4 and then each group made the pledge, before being presented with a certificate and a bag of goodies.

Next step - Apply for Australian passport!!

 

Citizenship Application: 12/1/2020

Received Invitation for Test: 20/7/2020

Test Date: 5/8/2020 (Passed)

Received Ceremony Invitation: 1/10/2020

Ceremony: Done on 23/10/2020

City: Perth

Congratulations @Baby Pom if you dont mind sharing, who is your council in Perth? Thanks

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update my case :

applied citizenship 9/6/2020

invitation for test and interview : 14/9/2020

approval letter received: 14/9/2020 (after passed the test 15 mins)

citizenship ceremony : 22/11/2020 

state: Adelaide

Good luck everyone, best wishes in the future guys

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13 hours ago, tt2 said:

Congratulations @Baby Pom if you dont mind sharing, who is your council in Perth? Thanks

City of Belmont - Ceremony was done in the new building that opened earlier this month.

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15 hours ago, Baby Pom said:

Quick update - Just had my citizenship ceremony today (23/10/20).

Ceremony was done at local council offices with about 23 applicants.

We were split into groups of 3 or 4 and then each group made the pledge, before being presented with a certificate and a bag of goodies.

Next step - Apply for Australian passport!!

 

Citizenship Application: 12/1/2020

Received Invitation for Test: 20/7/2020

Test Date: 5/8/2020 (Passed)

Received Ceremony Invitation: 1/10/2020

Ceremony: Done on 23/10/2020

City: Perth

Congratulations.

We have ours in 2 weeks on the Sunshine Coast. We  were chatting to a friend who had hers 2 weeks ago and she felt very disappointed with it, as she has given up her previous nationality. There were 300 that day and were split into three groups of 100 x three ceremonies.  Speeches by 3 people, plus indigenous welcome. the mayor’s was very political! Out of order, but an election soon!!! Pledge split into 2 groups as normal, Australian anthem sung and that was it. Had to go outside to individual booths to be given your certificate, certainly nothing given to you, not even a tree!!!

I appreciate the ceremony is impacted by covid, but a damp squid in comparison to both our children’s ceremonies, which made them feel that the important step they had taken was acknowledged. . We’ve decided to go by ourselves as our children would have to take the full day off work and travel here. Have a get together at the weekend instead. Tempted to ring our MP to say something before our ceremony.

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16 hours ago, pzuk said:

Hi all

I applied for citizenship from Melbourne on June 15th. Based on everyone’s experiences/knowledge, does anyone have any indication or guess as to when my application might get looked at? Currently sitting on ‘Received’ and not sure of current timelines

Any advice or insights would be awesome

Thanks!

We are in a long queue pzuk. I applied end of May and no update yet. Also in Melbourne - don't think there are any test centres open yet due to our covid record

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Citizenship App: 24 May 2020
Test Invitation: 
Test Date: 
Approval: 
Ceremony: 
Council: Port Phillip, Vic

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On 24/10/2020 at 01:30, danido said:

update my case :

applied citizenship 9/6/2020

invitation for test and interview : 14/9/2020

approval letter received: 14/9/2020 (after passed the test 15 mins)

citizenship ceremony : 22/11/2020 

state: Adelaide

Good luck everyone, best wishes in the future guys

That's super fast compared to most of the cases we hear from this forum. Congrats!!! VIC will take years lol.

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Hu Guys,

 

Applied on 7/6/2020

Test invitation on 7/10/2020

Test date: 23/10/2020 (passed 100% in 3min)

Application approved : 26/10/2020 ( today)

Ceremony Invitation: TBA

Ceremony date: TBA

Council: prospect, Adelaide

 

 

Good luck to everyone whoever waiting

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On 24/10/2020 at 01:00, danido said:

update my case :

applied citizenship 9/6/2020

invitation for test and interview : 14/9/2020

approval letter received: 14/9/2020 (after passed the test 15 mins)

citizenship ceremony : 22/11/2020 

state: Adelaide

Good luck everyone, best wishes in the future guys

Hi Danido Congrats. Me too from Adelaide . Is your ceremony on prospect council?? what will happen after you got your application approved. I just got approved today. Thanks

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Hi,

How long does it take to send invitation letter for the ceremony after approving application?

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I suddenly received an email from IMMI on 22 Oct. I was told more documents required.  I applied on 31 March 2020. Does this mean the test is coming soon?? maybe i could finish the test this year? 

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21 minutes ago, Tony.Kay said:

I suddenly received an email from IMMI on 22 Oct. I was told more documents required.  I applied on 31 March 2020. Does this mean the test is coming soon?? maybe i could finish the test this year? 

@Tony.Kay we were asked for more documents and 10 days later we received our invitations for test.

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3 minutes ago, tt2 said:

@Tony.Kay we were asked for more documents and 10 days later we received our invitations for test.

Not too long to wait. good to know. thank you for your reply.

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Received my invite today, 9 weeks after I applied, rescheduled to earliest available date. Husband still waiting but his application was submitted a few days later. My app includes both of our kids.  

Citizenship App: 25 August 2020
Test Invitation: 27 October 20
Test Date: Original 9 December rescheduled 3 December 
Approval: 
Ceremony: 
Council: Rockingham, WA

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Turns out my husband has his invite too. 
 

Citizenship App: 30 August 2020
Test Invitation: 27 October 
Test Date: 10 December 
Approval: 
Ceremony: 
Council: Rockingham, WA

 

23 minutes ago, Chezza81 said:


Received my invite today, 9 weeks after I applied, rescheduled to earliest available date. Husband still waiting but his application was submitted a few days later. My app includes both of our kids.  

Citizenship App: 25 August 2020
Test Invitation: 27 October 20
Test Date: Original 9 December rescheduled 3 December 
Approval: 
Ceremony: 
Council: Rockingham, WA

 

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30 minutes ago, Chezza81 said:

Turns out my husband has his invite too. 
 

Citizenship App: 30 August 2020
Test Invitation: 27 October 
Test Date: 10 December 
Approval: 
Ceremony: 
Council: Rockingham, WA

 

 

@Chezza81Keep checking every few hours you might even get a date in October or November.  All the best.

 

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5 hours ago, tt2 said:

@Chezza81Keep checking every few hours you might even get a date in October or November.  All the best.

 

Can i ask how you usually receive the invitation to the ceremony? Is it via email, immi account or post?

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Citizenship application : 07/08/2019

Received invitation to do the test : 02/2020

Initial Test Date: 27/04/2020 (Cancelled due to covid)

Second Test Invitation: 11/09/2020

Test Date: 27/09/2020- Passed 

Application on Immi: Approved 15/10/2020

Ceremony: 15/12/2020- Bayside Council 

City: Sydney CBD

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6 hours ago, coquette said:

Can i ask how you usually receive the invitation to the ceremony? Is it via email, immi account or post?

Its mostly through the post but in some cases, by email as well.


Citizenship App: 07-Feb-20
Test Invitation: 25-Sep-20
Test Date: 28-Sep-20
Approval: 28-Sep-20
Ceremony: 06-Nov-20 (Online)
Council: Brisbane, QLD

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Thanks Kris9.. am gonna camp beside the mailbox 😅


Citizenship application : 07/08/2019

Received invitation to do the test : 02/2020

Initial Test Date: 27/04/2020 (Cancelled due to covid)

Second Test Invitation: 11/09/2020

Test Date: 27/09/2020- Passed 

Application on Immi: Approved 15/10/2020

Ceremony: 15/12/2020- Bayside Council 

City: Sydney CBD

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36 minutes ago, Kris9 said:

Its mostly through the post but in some cases, by email as well.

@Kris9 is that for the ceremony? Thanks

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Hi guys, my wife and I passed the test on Monday 26/10 but just checked immi account and it is still showing: "Further Assessment"

Does anyone know how long it usually takes to approve it?


Current status - Permanent Resident

Citizenship Application: 29/04/2019

Invitation: 02/10/2020

Test Date: 26/10/2020 

Approval: TBA

Ceremony: TBA

Sunshine Coast Council - Queensland

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1 hour ago, tt2 said:

@Kris9 is that for the ceremony? Thanks

Yeap, for the Ceremony

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Citizenship App: 07-Feb-20
Test Invitation: 25-Sep-20
Test Date: 28-Sep-20
Approval: 28-Sep-20
Ceremony: 06-Nov-20 (Online)
Council: Brisbane, QLD

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Hi any idea about ACT applicants, which month is going on?

 

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