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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

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you have to be in australia for them to finalise your citizenship..

have you informed department about your overseas stay ? if yes, i dont think they will approve till you come back.

 

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Hi All,

Update to my timeline:

  • Date of Application - 26 August 2020
  • Test invite received - 13 March 2021
  • Test date - 7 April 2021
  • Approved - 7 April 2021 (about 90 minutes after the appointment)

Location - Sydney

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Hi all,

Long time reader, first time poster. Thankfully I’ve just received a citizenship ceremony invite email for later this month. The bad news is it coincides with a work conference trip. Does anyone know if you decline, roughly how long it takes for a rescheduled date to come through? Is it usually the following month? Thanks so much. Location is Sydney CBD. 

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21 minutes ago, Jake90 said:

Hi all,

Long time reader, first time poster. Thankfully I’ve just received a citizenship ceremony invite email for later this month. The bad news is it coincides with a work conference trip. Does anyone know if you decline, roughly how long it takes for a rescheduled date to come through? Is it usually the following month? Thanks so much. Location is Sydney CBD. 

Why not just contact them and ask. If you have a genuine reason for not being able to attend they should put you on the next list. 


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

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4 hours ago, Rubab zaib said:

****Waiting for Citizenship Approval****

Citizenship application submitted:
10/09/ 2019 
 
citizenship test conducted and passed : 6/01/2020 
 
Application status: received
 
WAITING FOR APPROVAL 
 
moved to overseas since mid of January 2020 and still in overseas, is this the reason of not getting the approval? 
 
its been 18 months now since i have submitted my application and 15 months since i passed my test and no update from immigration when the timeframe of decision is 13-16 months from the date of application,  

What would be the purpose behind the delay of approval?

anyone in same situation? Any suggestions please 

What do you mean you “moved” overseas? If you permanently moved elsewhere, you broke your permanent residency and therefore will not be eligible for citizenship. 

If you stranded out of the country for COVID-19-related reasons, then make sure Home Affairs knows about it. 

Rule of thumb is: you cannot be conferred citizenship while overseas, reason why they ASK if you’re planning any trips during the test while you wait for approval. 

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Hi All,

 

This has probably been answered previously, but does anyone have an idea of how long the wait time usually is between having citizenship test + interview to receiving follow up communication, be it approval, or invitation to ceremony?


Occupation: Marketing Specialist
State: NSW
Birth Country: UK
Stream: Direct entry
Number of applicants: 1
ENS 186 Visa and Nomination  and application applied:  23 February 2018

IMMI Status: Receieved

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I applied on 19/2/21.

Today 8/4/21, less than 7 weeks later, I got invited to citizenship test! Test date 5/5/21. 😀😀


Offshore partner visa (309/100) Submitted online 27/12/14

309 granted 3/2/16

100 granted 13/10/17

Citizenship applied 19/2/21

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12 minutes ago, bobby122 said:

I applied on 19/2/21.

Today 8/4/21, less than 7 weeks later, I got invited to citizenship test! Test date 5/5/21. 😀😀

Congrats! 🍾 

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Hi Friends,

Got Citizenship test invitation today. Planning to prepone it. Could you please refer some valuable mock up test links

Timeline

Application: May 2020

Invitation for: Received today, Test date May 2021

Reg: Melbourne CBD

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11 hours ago, RyanReid said:

Hi All,

 

This has probably been answered previously, but does anyone have an idea of how long the wait time usually is between having citizenship test + interview to receiving follow up communication, be it approval, or invitation to ceremony?

What area are you from? I’m in Darwin and been waiting a month two others have the same timeline

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23 hours ago, Rubab zaib said:

****Waiting for Citizenship Approval****

Citizenship application submitted:
10/09/ 2019 
 
citizenship test conducted and passed : 6/01/2020 
 
Application status: received
 
WAITING FOR APPROVAL 
 
moved to overseas since mid of January 2020 and still in overseas, is this the reason of not getting the approval? 
 
its been 18 months now since i have submitted my application and 15 months since i passed my test and no update from immigration when the timeframe of decision is 13-16 months from the date of application,  

What would be the purpose behind the delay of approval?

anyone in same situation? Any suggestions please 

Similar situation. I submitted my application in Dec 2019, and passed test in Dec 2020, offshore in Jan. Now no updates. 


23 Dec 2019, citizenship application lodged

25 Nov 2020, test invited

08 Dec 2020, test passed

24 Dec 2020, ask for evidence of long ties due to overseas travel

Awaiting contact (Further Assessment).

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4 hours ago, Chelsearoxanna said:

What area are you from? I’m in Darwin and been waiting a month two others have the same timeline

I am from Sydney, I had my interview and test 3 weeks ago


Occupation: Marketing Specialist
State: NSW
Birth Country: UK
Stream: Direct entry
Number of applicants: 1
ENS 186 Visa and Nomination  and application applied:  23 February 2018

IMMI Status: Receieved

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Hello all,

Just wondering if anyone knows that a Birth certificate is compulsory or other alternative documents are enough? 

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1 minute ago, Bittu said:

Hello all,

Just wondering if anyone knows that a Birth certificate is compulsory or other alternative documents are enough? 

For me - i had a birth certificate but it didnt mention my name on it, so i used my HSC marksheet which has a mention of my DOB and it was accepted.


Citizenship application : 25/02/2020

Received invitation to do the test : 30/9/2020

Test Date: 10/10/2020 

Approved:10/10/2020 

Ceremony-1st April 2021 ( Invite received on 8th March 2021)

Ceremony location- Great Hall - Brisbane Convention centre

City: Brisbane CBD

 

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Hey just wondering if anyone from Brisbane waiting here For ceremony . Sharing my timeline too help others .

Citizenship Application = 3/9/2020

Citizenship TEST/INTERVIEW =9/12/2020 . Got Approved right there after 2 minutes.

Today it’s been 4 months . Haven’t heard anything about ceremony 

 

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Hi All.

Just to update timeline.

Applied 02/10/2020

Invited for test/interview on 08/04/2021 for 28/04/2021

Rescheduled for 09/04/2021

Approved 09/04/2021🥳

Now to wait for ceremony.

 


Citizenship by conferral

Sydney 

Lodged: 2nd Oct 2020

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9 hours ago, Sam batth said:

Hey just wondering if anyone from Brisbane waiting here For ceremony . Sharing my timeline too help others .

Citizenship Application = 3/9/2020

Citizenship TEST/INTERVIEW =9/12/2020 . Got Approved right there after 2 minutes.

Today it’s been 4 months . Haven’t heard anything about ceremony 

 

Yeah, I'm waiting.

I had test in December and been approved in January.


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Father, Partner, Human

Slav

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On 03/03/2021 at 22:20, NRK said:

I am from wyndham council... still waiting for approval...

What was your test date ?

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On 10/04/2021 at 10:54, Slav said:

Yeah, I'm waiting.

I had test in December and been approved in January.

I had test/interview in mid-November 2020, approved mid December 20 after submitted more information. I am still waiting for the ceremony invitation to Brisbane. I saw there is a ceremony on my birthday in May so am hoping for that day, that would be pretty awesome.  

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On 08/04/2021 at 05:25, Rubab zaib said:

****Waiting for Citizenship Approval****

Citizenship application submitted:
 
citizenship test conducted and passed : 6/01/2020 
 
Application status: received
 
WAITING FOR APPROVAL 
 
moved to overseas since mid of January 2020 and still in overseas, is this the reason of not getting the approval? 
 
its been 18 months now since i have submitted my application and 15 months since i passed my test and no update from immigration when the timeframe of decision is 13-16 months from the date of application,  

What would be the purpose behind the delay of approval?

anyone in same situation? Any suggestions please 

Being overseas your application will be on hold. 

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Finally received a test and interview date - just a quick update for people in VIC Melbourne.

Application date: 08/05/2020

Test and Interview date received: 08/04/2021

Test scheduled in May 2021.

Edited by cherrygn

DOA: 08/05/2020 Place: Melbourne VIC Invited test/interview: 08/04/2021 Test: May 2021

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Brisbane now hasn't had a ceremony for close to 3 months what a shame! to add insult to injury QLD is the only state that doesn't even offer virtual ceremonies. These timelines are just unacceptable! 

 

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12 minutes ago, Limit8 said:

Brisbane now hasn't had a ceremony for close to 3 months what a shame! to add insult to injury QLD is the only state that doesn't even offer virtual ceremonies. These timelines are just unacceptable! 

 

I don't think Vic are offering virtual ceremonies. And the wait for even getting an interview/test here in Vic is significantly longer than any other state. It will happen, we just need to be patient. 

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Ok, some further movement. Applied April 2020 in Melbourne. Test and interview April 2021. Application approved a week after the test. Incidentally, took exactly 12 months between application and approval. Next step is the wait for the ceremony I suppose. 
 

By the way, there was no email to inform me of the approved status. I happened to check Immi and noticed that the status had changed....

Edited by Melb2016

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Hello everyone 

what website / app did u use to get ready for the citizenship test?

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