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Old 06-04-2019, 12:56 AM
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I’ve been able to bring forward my test date from 19th August to tomorrow 5.6.19. I wrote to my local council last night inquiring about wait times for the citizenship ceremony. They told me it is at least 6 months from the test date.

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Just a quick update on my timeline. Kenya passport holder

Citizenship application - 27 June 2018
Acknowledgement received - 28 June 2018
Test date letter received - 27 May 2019
Test date scheduled for 19 August 2019
I changed the test date to 5 June 2019 and passed 100%

The interviewer told me it would take 6-9 months for citizenship ceremony.
The wait continues.

Good luck to everyone.

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Congratulations. Not a long wait for you at all. May I ask what passports your family hold currently? I applied in June 2018 and have heard nothing.
We hold Indian Passports.


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Congratulations. Not a long wait for you at all. May I ask what passports your family hold currently? I applied in June 2018 and have heard nothing.
We hold Indian Passports.
Thanks a lot. It was just me, Kenyan passport.

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Just a quick update on my timeline. Kenya passport holder

Citizenship application - 27 June 2018
Acknowledgement received - 28 June 2018
Test date letter received - 27 May 2019
Test date scheduled for 19 August 2019
I changed the test date to 5 June 2019 and passed 100%

The interviewer told me it would take 6-9 months for citizenship ceremony.
The wait continues.

Good luck to everyone.
Hi Gerrywins,

Congratulations for the pass in your test. Next step for u is to get approved and invited for ceremony.

I have submitted my citizenship app a month ago. Long way to go.


The hope here is that we hear people are getting responses which are good indications. I belief things are moving after the election.

Backlog clearance may be.

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Hi Gerrywins,

Congratulations for the pass in your test. Next step for u is to get approved and invited for ceremony.

I have submitted my citizenship app a month ago. Long way to go.


The hope here is that we hear people are getting responses which are good indications. I belief things are moving after the election.

Backlog clearance may be.
Long wait but you will get there eventually. Keep yourself busy as you wait. All the best.

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Let's hope this trend goes on and no relax in it.

This link instills hope in us.

https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/...provals-double

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Let's hope this trend goes on and no relax in it.

This link instills hope in us.

https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/...provals-double
Your article link shows that the time from approval to ceremony has increased from 75% in 4 months or less, in March, up to 75% in 5 months or less, in April.

Not good for those who have just been approved..

With the approvals having doubled, there will be more in the queue for a ceremony..
The number of people approved as Australian Citizens between 1 July 2018 and 30 April 2019 is around double the number approved in the same period last year.
According to the Department of Home Affairs, there were 221,859 applications in the queue as of May 26th 2019, significantly reduced compared to over 250,000 last year.
" (30,000 down)

We are due for citizenship eligibility in February 2020, so hope the times drop quickly.

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Your article link shows that the time from approval to ceremony has increased from 75% in 4 months or less, in March, up to 75% in 5 months or less, in April.

Not good for those who have just been approved..

With the approvals having doubled, there will be more in the queue for a ceremony..
The number of people approved as Australian Citizens between 1 July 2018 and 30 April 2019 is around double the number approved in the same period last year.
According to the Department of Home Affairs, there were 221,859 applications in the queue as of May 26th 2019, significantly reduced compared to over 250,000 last year.
" (30,000 down)

We are due for citizenship eligibility in February 2020, so hope the times drop quickly.
JandE

That is correct. You know even doing the test is better than even getting an invitation to test only. Those who have done the test assure themselves that approval will come as long as they pass in the exams.

But when does the depart do the identity, character and other checks? after lodging to the test, or after the test to the approval? you find people who have done the test and waiting for 12 months. Two of my friends have done the test in June 2018. They haven't got the approval yet.

Because they always say that "identity verification takes longer and that is what delays the processing of citizenship".

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JandE

That is correct. You know even doing the test is better than even getting an invitation to test only. Those who have done the test assure themselves that approval will come as long as they pass in the exams.

But when does the depart do the identity, character and other checks? after lodging to the test, or after the test to the approval? you find people who have done the test and waiting for 12 months. Two of my friends have done the test in June 2018. They haven't got the approval yet.

Because they always say that "identity verification takes longer and that is what delays the processing of citizenship".
When I did mine, in 2011, it took 3 weeks from test to ceremony.

I would guess that the checks would be done before the test.

I would love my wifes one to be done as fast, next year.


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