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Citizenship 2018

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Hi everyone
Haven’t been on this forum for a while now
I have started my journey here to get a 309 visa then on my 100 visa. This forum has been there for me throughout that journey
Since then my 2 children have also joined me here and we are all PR and enjoying our lives here.
The next stage for us is to apply for citizenship.
We have met the criteria and I am now looking at the application process and checklists and what documents are needed.
I’m telling you it brings back memories when I was doing the 309/100 visa
So my situation is this me and my daughter 12yrs old will be applying online while my 16yrs old son will have to apply on separate application online on his own.
First of all is this correct?
If someone in here has gone through citizenship journey can we share some thoughts please.
Would like to know how long process is generally and what’s it like in general...
Looking forward to hearing from you
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Hi Ria,

Applying for citizenship is very easy compared to the 309/100 process.

The most difficult part is, as Mish points out, finding someone of a suitable occupation who is an Australian citizen. They need to know you for 2 years and will complete a declaration that they know you. My wife took free English classes at AMES when she arrived so she knew the teacher for a long time and she gladly agreed to fill out the form.

If you read the Home Affairs website they mention legislation is changing in July. I'm expecting they will start debating in Parliament soon but no law changes as yet. If you apply now you will be processed under the current rules.

I believe waiting time depends on your location. From what I've read on this forum, NSW has a longer wait time compared to other states and it varies from council to council.

Good luck with your application.
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