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Old 04-20-2017, 12:56 AM
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Too confuse matters even more, I've been told that changes to the citizenship law will be backdated to today (20/4) when it passes parliament

But the lady at my local MP office couldn't actually say what would happen to new applications lodged between today and whenever the law gets changed and if they will fall under the new or old requirements or DIBP will stop the lodging of new applications altogether in the meantime

Best to take a valium and let the dust settle a bit

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Too confuse matters even more, I've been told that changes to the citizenship law will be backdated to today (20/4) when it passes parliament
Noooooo, I'm putting my app in today! Hahaha

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Noooooo, I'm putting my app in today! Hahaha
Ezzi you to be a PR for 12 months. Have you had that?


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Ezzi you to be a PR for 12 months. Have you had that?
Yes - see my signature

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Noooooo, I'm putting my app in today! Hahaha

Ignore my last post. My head is spinning.


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Haha no worries. It's all very confusing! I wish I'd put it in a few days ago but I was interstate (plus they need a list of all travel dates for overseas since you turned 18 and in my case that list is 157 items long so it took AGES). Dammit.

I'm now concerned I'll be able to submit (I'm on the submit page now) and pay, only to have it invalidated in the future. Do I lose that money? As was said, nothing will become clear until the dust settles but I don't have the luxury of time here. I suppose waiting 3 more years isn't a big deal. But I was ready to get on with it!

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Test: 13 Feb 2018
Acknowledgment: Feb 20 2018
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Ceremony: Mar 22 2018, postponed due to travel
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What is going to happen to pple who are on Temporary visas? Is it going to affect them? Or it will only applicable to anyone comes in to the country after 20th Aprill 2017? It is a bad luck for pple like me still waiting for their PR!

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I know right! I felt as though I was so close! And now I wake up to this beautiful news... I just sent an email to that citizenship submission address they gave and gave feedback on changes such as the english test and the 4 year PR requirement.

Got an automatic email thanking me for my input and that I won't get a reply but that "Government will consider my feedback"...

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What is going to happen to pple who are on Temporary visas? Is it going to affect them? Or it will only applicable to anyone comes in to the country after 20th Aprill 2017? It is a bad luck for pple like me still waiting for their PR!

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And here I was thinking I'd be applying for my citizenship in 6 months time ��

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Old 04-20-2017, 02:07 AM
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Until the Citizenship Law is changed, I can't see how they can enforce the 4 year waiting period unless they

1/ stop all citizenship applications from today
or
2/ reject all citizenship applications from today until the date the law is changed

The Citizenship Law is written in stone

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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT 2007 - SECT 22

General residence requirement
(1) Subject to this section, for the purposes of section 21 a person satisfies the general residence requirement if:

(a) the person was present in Australia for the period of 4 years immediately before the day the person made the application; and

(b) the person was not present in Australia as an unlawful non-citizen at any time during that 4 year period; and

(c) the person was present in Australia as a permanent resident for the period of 12 months immediately before the day the person made the application.
until the law is changed by parliament (which the govt says will happen by the end of 2017) it leaves open a window from today until the time the law is changed for lawful applications to be submitted by those with 1-4 years PR time

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