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Hi everyone, I have a question but I dont know where to ask so hopefully there are some people who know the answer of my question.

My mom she first came to Australia on Apr 1st 2012 and then left on Jun 19th 2012. She returned on Dec 20th 2014 to Jan 19th 2015. Both of her trips were on Visitor visas. Then on Oct 11st 2017 she returned  as a 143 visa holder and she has been living since then. There would no confusions for us as she is planning to apply for her citizenship on Oct 11st 2021 but I accidentally found out through the Residence Calculator that I put 11st Oct 2020 (should be 2021 but forgot to do so) for the intended lodgement date instead of 2021. And surprisingly, the calculator showed that she is qualified/eligible to apply for citizenship which means this Sunday.

 

Someone told me that when I input the Lawful Residence Date the temporary visa does not take into account for the visitor visa only for like student visa or others.

 

Could anyone be able to clarify this for me and my mom as on the homeaffairs website I could not find any information regarding to this matter (it only states the 1st lawful arrival on your temporary visa- so I dont know if visitor visa is ok or not).

 

Thank you very much

Liam 

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2 hours ago, liam12356 said:

Could anyone be able to clarify this for me and my mom as on the homeaffairs website I could not find any information regarding to this matter (it only states the 1st lawful arrival on your temporary visa- so I dont know if visitor visa is ok or not).

The visitor visa is not specifically the issue - the issue is that she wasn't in Australia, and didn't hold a permanent visa, 4 years ago. So you are looking at the 2021 date.


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Paul Hand

Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

All comments are general in nature and do not constitute legal or migration advice. Comments may not be applicable or appropriate to your specific situation. Any comments relate to legislation and policy at date of post. 

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