Congratulations.Been a silent observer ,Thank you to all for sharing it has brought me peace in understanding what is going on and possible time lines , I had a 3.5 year wait for permanent residency from 2008 due to backlog , I was not looking forward to the same frustrations.
Applied in Brisbane , conferral application
eligible 14 Jan 2019
Submitted 14 Dec 2019
Test / interview initially scheduled for 6/4/2020
Rescheduled to 11/2/2020 passed test/interview
Approved online 25/3/20 , approval letter followed a week later,
Suspect delay in approval is due to them checking my police record as I had numerous drink driving offences in my uni days , but I noted them on my application. Probably when there is an additional element to your application observed during interview ,you are put into a more in depth review queue. Hence no instant approval.
Now Awaiting ceremony , hoping for virtual process
Whole process 3 months in total , Good luck to all.
I was about to say that gives us hope, my wife applied in February, (also Brisbane) but, then I remembered we have to wait for the test, which will no doubt be delayed until the virus situation is over.
I guess that leaves their staff time to work on finalising video ceremonies, for those who already passed the test.