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I arrived in Australia on 1 Nov 2012 via working holiday visa and left Australia 31/10/2013. after I got TR and came back Australia 8 Oct 2014

I also travel oversea from 1/5/2015 to 15/5/2015 , 1/5/2016 to 15/5/2016, 1 Nov 2017 to 4 Dec 2017.

When I call immigration in Oct 2017, they advise me I can apply in around 10 Nov 2017, but I called them 11/12/2017, they said is Oct 2018.

Could you please advise why I need another year?

I enter 1 Nov 2012 as Lawful Residence Date in Residence Calculator,
I can apply Citizenship now, However, when I call immigration they say Oct 2018.

Also, is citizenship act change in July 2018?
 

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When did you become a permanent resident?
 

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Because you need to have been living in Australia on a valid visa for the last 4 years...

You've been living in Australia on a valid visa since 8 oct 2014, so you will be eligible for citizenship on 8 oct 2018.

Assuming that you've been a PR for 12 months before hand.

Assuming you don't leave the country for more then 12 months in the 4 years.

Assuming that you don't leave the country for more then 90 days in the 12 months prior to applying for citizenship.

Don't take advice from immigration, read the relevant legislation or contact a Migration Agent to do it for you if you want correct advice.
 

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Lawful residence date

Hi Seven,

My situation is similar with yours. I rang them this morning and now it got delayed to OCt 2018. I checked the residence calculator and it seems problem is the lawful residence date. how are you going with yours? Have you applied already? Thnks.

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I arrived in Australia on 1 Nov 2012 via working holiday visa and left Australia 31/10/2013. after I got TR and came back Australia 8 Oct 2014

I also travel oversea from 1/5/2015 to 15/5/2015 , 1/5/2016 to 15/5/2016, 1 Nov 2017 to 4 Dec 2017.

When I call immigration in Oct 2017, they advise me I can apply in around 10 Nov 2017, but I called them 11/12/2017, they said is Oct 2018.

Could you please advise why I need another year?

I enter 1 Nov 2012 as Lawful Residence Date in Residence Calculator,
I can apply Citizenship now, However, when I call immigration they say Oct 2018.

Also, is citizenship act change in July 2018?
 

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Hi guys. My name is Phu Huu Le. I just finished a phone call with the department regarding my eligibility date for citizenship application. I have been on the phone with the department 3 times since last year. First, I rang the department and asked when I would be eligible to apply for my citizenship. The answer is 21/04/2018. After that, I went to Vietnam for 3 weeks from 08/07/2017 to 28/07/2017. I then rang the department again in September (or October) and they told me that the date got delayed to 21/05/2018 due to my travel. After recent drama regarding the changes in citizenship requirements, I wanted to confirm with the department again so I called it today. The date now is 23/10/2018 although I have not been outside Australia since last July. The officer told me the system recognises my lawful residency date is in 2014 but I was in Australia in December 2013 for my graduation ceremony.

My visa timeline since 2013 as below:
16/12/2013 to 24/12/2013: stayed in Aus with visitor visa for my graduation ceremony
22/10/2014 to 08/01/2015: stayed in Aus with visa 489
overseas from 09/01/2015 to 10/03/2015 and 15/05/2015 to 19/09/2015
20/09/2015 stayed in Aus with PR
overseas 08/07/2017 to 28/07/2017
28/07/2017 - present: in Aus

WHAT IS THE LAWFUL RESIDENCE DATE?
IN 2017, THE DEPARTMENT USED 16/12/2013 AS A LAWFUL RESIDENCE DATE SO I COULD BE ELIGIBLE ON 21/05/2018. NOW IT USES 22/10/2014 (VISA 489) AS THE DATE AND DELAY MY ELIGIBILITY.
 
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