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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

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2 minutes ago, pearplumpie said:

I was the same not realising my son wouldn't need an interview or test - we applied in mid-April and he was approved in 30 days. Like you we want him to have access to the student loans before he goes to uni next year. Do you know what number you called? Thanks

I went through the home affairs immi website - the help and support section. It's a busy number so had to wait a while to get through. 

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18 minutes ago, Jlucy said:

I went through the home affairs immi website - the help and support section. It's a busy number so had to wait a while to get through. 

Done - I actually phoned them before to try and do this and didn't get very far, but the guy I just spoke to was brilliant. Did you then also apply for an early ceremony or did it just happen? Thanks so much for your help.

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50 minutes ago, pearplumpie said:

Done - I actually phoned them before to try and do this and didn't get very far, but the guy I just spoke to was brilliant. Did you then also apply for an early ceremony or did it just happen? Thanks so much for your help.

I didn't ask for an early ceremony but they did say in their email confirmation that if she didn't get a ceremony within 6 months of the approval date then I could contact them. I think in that case they would expedite it. However, it came through pretty quick so we're over the moon. Only thing is she has to go on her own which is a little sad but a small price to pay! Good luck with your son's ceremony - I'm sure they'll sort it out 🙂

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He All,

Citizenship application has now been submitted. Bring on the waiting game (again 🙂)

 

Applied Citizenship  01/07/2020 (myself, Husband and son)

Current citizenship    UK

Invitation                    Awaiting

Test Date                    Awaiting

Approval                    Awaiting

Ceremony                  Awaiting

Council:                     Melbourne

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Occupation: Civil Engineer

Country: LR

Region: Vic

Number of applicant: 3

Nomination and visa Lodge: 21st May 2018

Approved: 12th March 2019

Status: Finalised

Citizenship applied: 01/07/20

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19 hours ago, LMC said:

He All,

Citizenship application has now been submitted. Bring on the waiting game (again 🙂)

 

Applied Citizenship  01/07/2020 (myself, Husband and son)

Current citizenship    UK

Invitation                    Awaiting

Test Date                    Awaiting

Approval                    Awaiting

Ceremony                  Awaiting

Council:                     Melbourne

Godspeed to you! 🙂


[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!

Does anyone know if I can apply for the police check/ certificate/ clearance prior to being eligible for citizenship?

In approximately 7 weeks I can apply for citizenship, but I am conscious the processing times are longer than ever, so was hoping to speed up the process as best as I can.

I understand police check have a 12 month "validity" period for other applications but don't want to buy the check twice if it will be void for the citizenship application.

 

Any help would be great! Cheers


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 |Eligible to apply for Citizenship 24/08/2020 | Visa expires 02/12/2020

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2 hours ago, jadee said:

Hi everyone!

Does anyone know if I can apply for the police check/ certificate/ clearance prior to being eligible for citizenship?

In approximately 7 weeks I can apply for citizenship, but I am conscious the processing times are longer than ever, so was hoping to speed up the process as best as I can.

I understand police check have a 12 month "validity" period for other applications but don't want to buy the check twice if it will be void for the citizenship application.

 

Any help would be great! Cheers

Hey,

You don't need to do Australian police check as department does it internally. You only need foreign police check if following applies to you

If you have spent a total of 12 months or more outside Australia since we granted you a permanent visa, you need to give us overseas police certificates from every country, including your home country, where you have spent a total of more than 90 days since you turned 18.

If above does apply to you, then you can surely get your police check. But keep in mind that there are no CitizenshipTests happening at the moment, so there is potentially huge backlog of application that need processing 


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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19 hours ago, garrychandi said:

Hey,

You don't need to do Australian police check as department does it internally. You only need foreign police check if following applies to you

If you have spent a total of 12 months or more outside Australia since we granted you a permanent visa, you need to give us overseas police certificates from every country, including your home country, where you have spent a total of more than 90 days since you turned 18.

If above does apply to you, then you can surely get your police check. But keep in mind that there are no CitizenshipTests happening at the moment, so there is potentially huge backlog of application that need processing 

Hi! Thank you for your reply- as we returned back to the UK for a few months to pack up after validating our visas- this exceeded the 90 days so we will have to pay again unfortunately! I was just wondering if I send for the ACRO check now- 7 weeks premature of being eligible for citizenship, or would this pose a problem? I just wanted to be in a position to apply on the earliest date possible to prevent any additional wait times, It's already looking at 26 months.

 

Any help would be great!


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 |Eligible to apply for Citizenship 24/08/2020 | Visa expires 02/12/2020

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