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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

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17 hours ago, Bondi797 said:

Any updates on what month Sydney CBD test centers / invitations are at? Cheers

I applied June 2019 and only have my test this week (was postponed from April).


309/100 visa application lodged 28/08/13 | Visa sub-class 309 granted 09/05/14 | 100 (PR) visa application lodged 27/09/15 | PR granted 13/04/16 | Citizenship application lodged 18/06/19 | Citizenship interview invite 02/03/20  22/09/20 | Citizenship interview 27/04/20 11/11/20 | Ceremony invite 4/12/20 | Ceremony held 26/01/21

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Hi All from adelaide SA,

anyone here who applied for citizenship after July 2020 and have received test invite?

 

Many Thanks 

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Hi there

 

I was approved on 29/10/20 (WA), when do we receive approval letter (WA), does it take too long ?

 

thanks

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Hi Sam, my friend received his letter within 7 days after approval. He is based in Canberrs.

 

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35 minutes ago, fary said:

Hi All from adelaide SA,

anyone here who applied for citizenship after July 2020 and have received test invite?

 

Many Thanks 

Hi there,

 

I applied for my citizenship in mid-July this year and received the test invitation on the 27th of Oct. I rescheduled my test date and did my test on the 4th of Nov which was last Wednesday (Passed). Still waiting to get an approval.

Cheers

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1 hour ago, Sam31 said:

Hi there

 

I was approved on 29/10/20 (WA), when do we receive approval letter (WA), does it take too long ?

 

thanks

@Sam31 got the letter almost 2 weeks after the test day that was in WA.

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Hi Everyone,

My Test was on last week Wednesday 04/11/2020 (passed).

Just wondering what is the average approved time?

Thanks

 

Edited by harry1983


 

Occupation: Electricians (341111)
State: NSW
Birth Country: HR
Stream: TRT
Number of applicants: 3
Nomination applied:  25th may 2018

186 visa applied: 18th December 2018

Nomination approved: 16th feb 2019  

Visa status: Granted  23rd april 2019

 

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On 02/04/2020 at 10:36, 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???

Well, yes the entire process goes the same; however, sometimes it might changes, depending upon the demand of the situation. So, don’t worry! Be positive and trust the timing of the process! 


Australian Immigration Consultant - Aptech Immigration 

 

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On 08/11/2020 at 11:50, ToowoombaBlue said:

Still early days, but I’m in Toowoomba and applied the end of June 2020.

Not heard anything yet.

Applied beginning of May from Toowoomba—no word yet.


Citizenship applied 1 May 2020.

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Hey guys.. anyone knows the email to the virtual ceremony team in sydney if i need to send them an email?


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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30 minutes ago, coquette said:

Hey guys.. anyone knows the email to the virtual ceremony team in sydney if i need to send them an email?

Virtual.Ceremony.NSW@homeaffairs.gov.au


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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14 hours ago, harry1983 said:

Hi Everyone,

My Test was on last week Wednesday 04/11/2020 (passed).

Just wondering what is the average approved time?

Thanks

 

Keep checking your online immi account. It can go from few minutes to few years based on the application.


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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17 hours ago, Sam31 said:

Hi there

 

I was approved on 29/10/20 (WA), when do we receive approval letter (WA), does it take too long ?

 

thanks

It can take from a week to 2 weeks. Either way, approval letter is just a formality and is of not much use


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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22 hours ago, Coreanoob said:

Hi there,

 

I applied for my citizenship in mid-July this year and received the test invitation on the 27th of Oct. I rescheduled my test date and did my test on the 4th of Nov which was last Wednesday (Passed). Still waiting to get an approval.

Cheers

Thank you so much 

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Hi All,

 

I wish all of you the best of luck with your Citizenship applications.

 

Just thought I'd share my timeline.

 

Citizenship Application: 25/07/2020

Test Invitation: 04/11/2020

Test Date: 09/11/2020

Approval: 09/11/2020

Ceremony: TBC

Council: City of Adelaide, SA

Applicant: Single, no dependants

 

I had a brief chat with the Home Affairs official as well. He said that in Adelaide they have test appointments available on a Saturday on a short term basis due to the coronavirus backlog. If i knew I could've saved an annual leave day lol. I'm not sure if this is the case in other states as well. The Adelaide office is also helping with the processing of Victorian applications at the moment.

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On 04/11/2020 at 16:13, ramot said:

We had our citizenship ceremony today, and are  finally Australians after nearly 18 years here!!!

The ceremony was on the Sunshine Coast and low key in comparison to our children’s ceremonies which were pre covid, but not as bad as I was expecting. We were welcomed as new citizens, and I felt quite emotional to finally become Australian.

We went out to lunch afterwards, and another couple from the ceremony were also there. So we took each other’s photos against the perfect background of the river and sea. We were very touched when a fair few other diners congratulated us and welcomed us as new Australians.such a lovely gesture.

Good luck to everyone still waiting, Hope it won’t be too long.

X a brand new Australian !!

Congratulations mate.

 

I´m also on the Sunny Coast however haven´t been invited for the ceremony yet - my wife and I passed the test on the 26/10/2020 but our status remain as"Further Assessment". I have no idea how long it may take for them to approve our application.

 

Does anyone know how long it usually takes? I can see here and in other forums that most cases are approved within a day.


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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2 hours ago, GUS said:

Congratulations mate.

 

I´m also on the Sunny Coast however haven´t been invited for the ceremony yet - my wife and I passed the test on the 26/10/2020 but our status remain as"Further Assessment". I have no idea how long it may take for them to approve our application.

 

Does anyone know how long it usually takes? I can see here and in other forums that most cases are approved within a day.

We applied late May 1 year after gaining PR, but didn’t take the test as we are geriatric!! I think it took 8/10 weeks to get the acceptance letter, then similar time to the ceremony. Good luck

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Hi all, I had the citizenship test on 29th Sept and got approved and waiting for the ceremony. During the interview the visa officer mentioned I can take part in a virtual ceremony and I said am happy to do that. Still no news on ceremony, has anyone had similar experience or being invited for a ceremony ? I applied from NSW. 

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I did the test same day at Sydney, same questions was asked unfortunately have not heard back yet


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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39 minutes ago, coquette said:

I did the test same day at Sydney, same questions was asked unfortunately have not heard back yet

Hi @coquette - I had my interview/test today (finally!) and was told that all the ceremonies are back to being 'in person' now. Assume that means all of them in NSW and not just my particular council... Maybe they are saving us up for the big Australia Day celebration 🙂 🙂 

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309/100 visa application lodged 28/08/13 | Visa sub-class 309 granted 09/05/14 | 100 (PR) visa application lodged 27/09/15 | PR granted 13/04/16 | Citizenship application lodged 18/06/19 | Citizenship interview invite 02/03/20  22/09/20 | Citizenship interview 27/04/20 11/11/20 | Ceremony invite 4/12/20 | Ceremony held 26/01/21

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Did anyone find the test daunting? 
As with everyone else, my wife and I have done the practice tests a hundred times over. Still the fear of the unknown I suppose.


Instead of thinking about what you're missing, try thinking about what you have that everyone else is missing.

Believe you can and you're half way there!

 

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Does anyone have heard from Parramatta Office yet? Or does anyone have any information what month they are processing now?


Date Applied: 27 January 2020

Test Invitation: 

Test Date:

Ceremony Invitation:

Citizenship Ceremony:

Parramatta NSW

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On 06/11/2020 at 22:09, A kaur said:

Hi guys ! 
anyone from Hobart applied for citizenship? I applied just last month. 
thank you 😊

Hi! I' m also thinking of applying from Hobart soon. Just wandering if you got any answer/test date from the department yet? 

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Hey! Anyone who has applied from Tasmania this year? It would be nice to see a timeline from there. Thank you

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