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25,000 ceremonies held to date. Just a matter of when now
Where did you see that news?

As at 21/5 it was about 15,000 that had been done online, so another 10,000 in 2 weeks isn't bad. About 800 per day if they do 6 days a week.

In previous years they have been doing about 5,000 each 2 weeks.(eg: 2018/19)

Only another 110,000 left in the queue... They could clear the current queue by November, if they keep going like that...
 

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No worries mate - if you need a hand with anything else, feel free to shoot me a private message. Happy to help
Hi polo :)

I tried to send you private message but I could not.I got a message from admn -polo has exceeded their stored private messages quota and cannot accept further messages until they clear some space.

Please,could you clean it a bit .Thanks mate :)
 

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Hello everyone,
I've done my online ceremony and I am officially a new Aussie :)
Thanks to everyone for their help and wish you all happy ending soon.

My timeline:
Applied: 10/2019
Interview, test (rescheduled) and approval: 12/2019
Online Ceremony: 6/2020

With the virtual ceremony invitation, usually the ceremony would be scheduled within the next few days.. so not a long waiting.

Once again all the best for everyone and thanks for your help.
 

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Hi guys

It seems there’s been a longer waiting time compared to those who applied last year. Just by reading last year’s posts, it seems they normally had the appointment between 2-4 months after submission.
It’s been almost four months since I lodged and the status is still “Received”

Eligibility date: 15 Feb 2020
Application date: 15 Feb 2020
Application Status: Received
City: Brisbane

Still waiting...

Good luck to everyone
 

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Hello everyone,
I've done my online ceremony and I am officially a new Aussie

Thanks to everyone for their help and wish you all happy ending soon.

My timeline:
Applied: 10/2019
Interview, test (rescheduled) and approval: 12/2019
Online Ceremony: 6/2020

With the virtual ceremony invitation, usually the ceremony would be scheduled within the next few days.. so not a long waiting.

Once again all the best for everyone and thanks for your help.
Congratulations Syr for the end of the hassle.

I applied in May 2019. But my app was approved on 12/12/2019 the same day as yours.

Imenjoy your life
 

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Myself and my wife became citizen this morning. They emailed us a week ago asking if we want to do online ceremony. Monday morning they emailed and scheduled the virtual ceremony for today. They advised it take up to 3 weeks for the certification to arrive by post.

We've applied on July 2018 and done the test and interview September 2019. Our application was approved on January 2020 and we were supposed to have a ceremony on 22 April 2020 which was cancelled due to the covid-19.
 

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Have the test dates been pushed back due to COVID?

I assume they can't be done online?
You assume correctly.

The Government is working to resume citizenship testing and interviews as soon as possible.

These were stopped due to Covid-19, meaning that many new Citizenship applications had been put on hold.
 
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Myself and my wife became citizen this morning. They emailed us a week ago asking if we want to do online ceremony. Monday morning they emailed and scheduled the virtual ceremony for today. They advised it take up to 3 weeks for the certification to arrive by post.

We've applied on July 2018 and done the test and interview September 2019. Our application was approved on January 2020 and we were supposed to have a ceremony on 22 April 2020 which was cancelled due to the covid-19.
Thanks so much for reporting this and big congrats!!!

I received my request for online ceremony yesterday, and responded yes. So it sounds like I may receive my schedule email on Friday. Very exciting :)
 

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Posting here too, let's see if someone replies:
Hi all,

Has anyone had their citizenship ceremony at the inner west council face to face or online in the last 3 months?
I am under the impression they have stopped all ceremonies.
Thanks
 

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No.
Not a lifesign from the authorities yet...
I received an email about an hour ago asking if I wanted to do my ceremony online. Did you receive anything?

Hopefully I receive a date in the next few days
Fingers Crossed 🙂

No , not a beep yet..

I think I ticked no electronic correspondence on my paper application...
I hope it doesn't work against me at this point..

(But still they sent updates and invitation to sit the test, to my email ..
So hopefully this will be sent to my email also..)
 

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My final timeline! :) Well, sort of. I am interested in how long it has taken to received your citizenship certificate via post, for anyone else that has done a virtual ceremony. BUT - I am officially a citizen as of today! :)

I started my journey with my first Aussie visa in 2010, thank you to everyone who helped me along the way.

This is my timeline:

Date Eligible: 23/08/2019
Date Applied: 23/08/2019
City/Council Area: Melbourne City (VIC)
Online/Paper: Online
Acknowledgement: 23/08/2019
Date of Citizenship Appointment Letter: 31/10/2019
Initial Date of Citizenship Test: 4/3/2020
Rescheduled Citizenship Test: 6/11/2019
Date of Approval: 27/11/2019
Virtual Ceremony Email: 16/6/2020 (replied dame day)
Virtual Ceremony Scheduled: 22/6/2020
Virtual Ceremony completed: 24/6/2020
Citizenship Certificate Received: ???

Hang in there everyone. I was discouraged many times. All you can do is wait, but it WILL happen. :)
 

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Hi

Can I lodge my application for citizenship off shore?

how long can I stay overseas until I get my test date?

can I be overseas between the approval and the ceremony?
 
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