Hi! How did you go with your application. We did our test in Port Augusta too last 27 May and status is trill received.Hello, I applied for Australian Citizenship by Conferral on 5 January 2021. Received letter for test on 25 February 2021 to sat test on 18 March 2021 at Centrelink Service Centre, Port Augusta. Successfully passed the test but the immi acount is still showing Further Assessment as on today 8 April 2021.
Can anybody please tell me how much time they take to approve aplication. I live in remote South Australia and as per the letter received by me, my application is being processed by Regional Citizenship Team located in Brisbane.
I think the departmental offices can approve much faster than those done in a Centrelink office, where I assume they can't approve on the spot.Hi! How did you go with your application. We did our test in Port Augusta too last 27 May and status is trill received.
Not everyone changes their surname on marriage.Hi my name is Linh and very confuse with using surname (husband surname) while apply for Australian Citizenship. I have my old surname on our wedding certificate. Does it means that my surname automatically change to my husband's surname when I got married?
I am not sure which surname I can use while applying for Australian Citizenship.
Hi JandENot everyone changes their surname on marriage.
Which surname do you want to use?
My wife changed her name to mine on her foreign passport, before applying for citizenship.
If you have an Australian marriage certificate, you should be able to use that with the Citizenship application, and apply in the married name. It is, after all, used as proof of name change for other things.Hi JandE
We used my surname from my passport on marriage certificate. It's impossible to change my name on viet passport unless I did it in Vietnam.
I want to use my husband's surname on proposed Australian Citizenship.
Strange thing is that I am using my husband's surname on my Driver's license, medicare card, etc.
But ImmiAccount want proof of me changing to husband's surname.
I think the only way is to register "change of name" with Death, Birth & Marriages SA (sigh) oh so much work huh
Oh JandE, I hope this is trueIf you have an Australian marriage certificate, you should be able to use that with the Citizenship application, and apply in the married name. It is, after all, used as proof of name change for other things.
Immigration however cannot change the name for the visa, as the visa name must be the same as the passport name.
That was why we had to get her passport sent back to her country, via the embassy, to have a new passport issued in the married name.
From the Citizenship pages:Oh JandE, I hope this is true
Even my Australian Marriage Certificate have my maiden name same as my passport, I can use my husband's surname while applying for Citizenship?
In question 22 out of 34 in ImmiAccount application, it say "Evidence of any change of name".
That means I can upload my marriage certificate (with my maiden name) as a proof that I can change my name in citizenship?, that would save a lot of more time for me and husband
Thank you JandE for your thorough explanation. Now we can go ahead with the application in ImmiAccount.From the Citizenship pages:
Documents showing evidence of a change of name include:
The marriage certificate has pre marriage names, but they can see the spouses name, and therefore your ability to use it, if you choose.
- an official (non-commemorative) marriage or divorce certificate
By applying, using the married name in the application, you are indicating your choice to use that name.
I feel sure that would be the normal way that most people would do it.