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Old 11-08-2018, 05:35 AM
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Thanks, where did you find the list of items? I can't seem to find that.


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Section 22(9) is the legislation section that you are relying on. It has everything there.


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Update on my timeline. Finally got my online approval!

Council Brisbane City
From high risk country
Paper application 10 March 2017
Test email 13 Jun 2017
Test appointment 13 Sep 2017
Sat test 13 Sep 2017/Passed 95%
Import application into IMMI - 26 Mar 2018
Online approval 16 Jun 2018
Approval letter - TBA
Ceremony invitation TBA
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P.S. Requested IGIS and FOI, found out my file was untouched for 9 months. Sent an email to HA with the received info a week ago and got online approval on Saturday.
good to hear from you and congrats,


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So, after nearly two years of not hearing a word from the department (I applied in January 2018 under ministerial discretion), I finally have been getting updates. First they asked me to renew my RR-Visa (I still had a valid one, but it was due to expire) and as soon as I had provided that, they asked for a new penal clearance, since they old one didn't list all my crimes from the last two years yet. Curious to see what happens next.


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Well, what happened next was that I got invited to my citizenship test at the London office.After nearly two years of waiting, it appears that even under ministerial discretion something is moving along.


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So, after nearly two years of not hearing a word from the department (I applied in January 2018 under ministerial discretion), I finally have been getting updates. First they asked me to renew my RR-Visa (I still had a valid one, but it was due to expire) and as soon as I had provided that, they asked for a new penal clearance, since they old one didn't list all my crimes from the last two years yet. Curious to see what happens next.


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Well, what happened next was that I got invited to my citizenship test at the London office.After nearly two years of waiting, it appears that even under ministerial discretion something is moving along.

Hi all ! : )

We are at the same step tomberli ! So cool !

Anyway, here's my story ...

I applied for ministerial discretion 5 (basically: I've been living outside AU with my aussie spouse. I am applying online from abroad.). I supplied a whole bunch of documents, especially to prove "close and continuing relationship" which is the really crucial part of these applications as far as I understand it (especially looking at the court cases and the internal DIBP guidelines).

After 14 months of waiting, I suddenly got an invitation to bring my identity documents (only identity documents like passport/birth certificate, apparently they do not want the other original documents in the applications) to an interview at the embassy and to also sit the test.

This all seems pretty positive and a "normal flow" for citizenship applications.

They also reminded me that I can sit the test as long as my current PR/RRV is valid (i.e. it has to be valid on the day of the test) so I've made sure that is the case.

Question1: tomberli, did they ask you to bring other documents than passport/birth certificate/utility bill? It seems to me that the test is just a required formality now and we have essentially passed the most difficult part ? I would have expected that if they did not want to give me the "ministerial discretion", they would have outright just refused the application without even scheduling the citizenship test and waste the embassy personels time.

Question2: Do you guys think I should get and upload a new police clearance certificat ? I've read that sometimes they come back and ask for an updated one and it does take some time to get it. The previous one is 14+ months old now.


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P.S. Requested IGIS and FOI, found out my file was untouched for 9 months. Sent an email to HA with the received info a week ago and got online approval on Saturday.
Sorry, what does "HA" mean ? The case officer or the DIBP hotline ?

I guess if I don't hear anything back after a few weeks after sitting the test at the embassy, I need to contact "HA" too and make sure things move along : )

Thanks for sharing your story by the way !


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P.S. Requested IGIS and FOI, found out my file was untouched for 9 months. Sent an email to HA with the received info a week ago and got online approval on Saturday.
Sorry, what does "HA" mean ? The case officer or the DIBP hotline ?

I guess if I don't hear anything back after a few weeks after sitting the test at the embassy, I need to contact "HA" too and make sure things move along : )

Thanks for sharing your story by the way !


"HA" means Home Affairs. It is no longer "DIBP". Name was changed in 2017.

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"HA" means Home Affairs. It is no longer "DIBP". Name was changed in 2017.
Did you know, the Department of Home Affairs was first created on the 1 January 1901, but did not deal with Immigration.

After a name change in 1919, when it then dealt with Immigration, it changed back to the Department of Home Affairs name in 1928.

Another 12 name changes between 1927 and 2017, and it is yet again, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). Six of those names have been in use since 2000.

They should just call it the 'Immigration Department', and stop confusing everyone.

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Did you know, the Department of Home Affairs was first created on the 1 January 1901, but did not deal with Immigration.

After a name change in 1919, when it then dealt with Immigration, it changed back to the Department of Home Affairs name in 1928.

Another 12 name changes between 1927 and 2017, and it is yet again, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). Six of those names have been in use since 2000.

They should just call it the 'Immigration Department', and stop confusing everyone.
That is tru JanE.

I only remember Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), Department of Immigration and Boarder Protection (DIBP) and the current one Home Affairs.

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