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  1. Immigration Timelines
    Hi All. I have applied for the citizenship on 11/01/2021 and received the test date for June 18th. my question is, would you still get the test if you don’t meet character requirements? Or they will still check my character requirements even after I pass the test? Reason I’m asking this is I’ve...
  2. Visas and immigration
    I made a citizenship application - by descent - for my newborn son last year. He was born in May and I made the application in June (as soon as I could get the birth registration certificate, because the registry office was closed for Covid19!). My wife and I really want to go to Australia but...
  3. Visas and immigration
    I will be applying for citizenship later this year. For those of you that went from a partner visa to now a citizenship application, did you get all new police clearances from your previous country (countries) of residence? It was such a pain to get the first round for the partner visa as I...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Hey folks, Posting this question on behalf of a friend who approached me. She was granted her PR in April 2020. She is looking to apply for Citizenship in May 2021. Prior to her PR grant, she was overseas for 6 months without a visa but was continuously in Australia before that on a work visa...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Just creating a thread of Australian Citizenship 2020 to get idea from others :):);):rolleyes::cool: Eligibility:19 Dec 2020 Will Apply: 22 Dec 2020 Test: Home Affairs know Ceremony: Home Affairs know You can give us some advice prior to apply our application :) Our one month countdown already...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I first arrived in Australia in November 2016 on a Tourist Visa, stayed for 3 Months living at my partner's brother's house while I was trying to figure out if I wanted to apply for a partner Visa, left the country for 10 days and came back and after a couple of months more I applied for...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I have the list of documents that the immigration has asked me to bring on the day of interview however, I am a bit confused on whether for each section (for example evidence of birth) do I need to bring all the documents requested in that section? Evidence of your birth name, date of...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Hi Guys, Aussie posting here with a British husband and British 10 month old son (haven't applied for his Aussie citizenship yet). Just got to the part of the 309 partner visa application where it asks about members of the family unit. I had planned to do a separate citizenship application for...
  9. Visas and immigration
    I am wondering if being in Oz on a valid Tourist visa and Bridging visa immediately before a Temp/PR partner visa, processed on shore counts towards 4 years on a valid visa ? eg, arrive in Oz and not leave, (tourist, bridging, Temp,PR inclusive 4 years) What counts as a visa? Came to Aust on a...
  10. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, a thanks in advance for reading through my question and trying to help me figure out the final lodgement to this very long process. Officially as of November I will be eligible to apply for citizenship as my 12 month permanent resident waiting period will be up! I'm incredibly...
  11. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I'm about to apply for citizenship and had a couple questions: Could myself, wife and a child apply on the same application or does each adult have to apply separately and children can be added to either of the parent applications? The 'Attach Documents' section recommends a child custody...
  12. Visas and immigration
    Hi folks, I have PR 190 and my wife and small child are also on this visa. I was the primary applicant and they are my dependants. I am eligible to go ahead with citizenship in a year as I have been to Oz for about 5 years now. My wife has been only here for 1.5 year and she is not that keen on...
  13. Visas and immigration
    Hi All, I received my citizenship certificate on 13thFeb 20(rellay happy), until I realised that all the names I have 3) are capital indicates they are Surnames. So as per certificate, I donot have a first name/given name :confused: My concern is when I apply for the passport would it be...
  14. Visas and immigration
    Re a 801 Partner PR Visa for an adult, it is my understanding that the 801 visa is a permanent visa, so it grants the holder the right to stay in Australia indefinitely. So it does not need to be renewed at 5 years for the $405 fee. The only restriction being that the person can not leave...
  15. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I was supposed to attend my citizenship ceremony on 11th of July, 2019 at the Ryde city council. Yesterday I received an email with the following content: "Department would like to advise that your Citizenship ceremony on 11 July 2019 at City of Ryde council is currently on hold until...
  16. Visas and immigration
    The processing times for Citizenship appear to be a bit longer than when I got mine, in 2011. My wife is due to apply for hers in February 2020. 75% of the grants in April were done in 18 month or less, but that figure is meaningless, when a 2 months time would be included in that figure. I am...
  17. Visas and immigration
    Hi All I am currently submitting the documents for citizenship. However, the document page is quite different from the user guide. For each required doc, I cannot change the document type. If I had said "Passport" in the form, I can only add passport. The document type is not changing to say...
  18. General chit-chat and news
    More people from overseas are becoming Australian citizens with officials figures show that the number of applications being finalised almost doubled in the first five months of this year compared to the same period last financial year. Between July and November 2018, more than 58,400...
  19. Visas and immigration
    People moving to Australia plan to become citizens and also feel that marking Australia Day is important for the nation and it also makes them feel welcome, a new survey has found. But most don't know the significance of the January 26 date and are unaware of sensitivities over the day among...
  20. Visas and immigration
    It is no secret that the Australian Government wants to make the citizenship process harder to make sure that only those who are committed to life in the country are successful with their application. But Immigration and Citizenship Minister David Coleman has admitted that some applications are...
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