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Old 11-02-2019, 09:13 PM
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My timeline:-

Online application: July 2018
Test date: September 2019
Application approval: October 2019
Ceremony email: November 2019
Ceremony date: December 2019

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Old 11-05-2019, 11:17 AM
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The "interview" is more a check to make sure you documents are okay thing. Then you do the test on the computer which will probably take a couple of minutes.

Being able to reschedule depends on where you are doing it. If you are doing it at an immigration office then there is a link in the email to reschedule. If you are doing it at a Centrelink office you will need to ring them to see if there is an earlier date.

I hope for your sake that it is done at an immigration office as those done at a Centrelink office takes forever and nobody gets same day approval either at a Centrelink office as it needs to be sent to the immigration department.
Thank you for your reply back in September Mish. I did try calling them but as it was at Toowoomba Centrelink office I was told it could not be changed and I must wait.

Fast forward two months later - after having my Dad out here for 8 weeks from early September to last week - I have now sat the interview and test, passing it 100%. It has been nearly two weeks since the interview and no update/approval, I guess it is more waiting .

Mish, I read somewhere in the posts that your husband has had an interview/test since I was last on here and is also waiting. Does he have an approval or ceremony date yet?

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Old 11-05-2019, 12:21 PM
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Thank you for your reply back in September Mish. I did try calling them but as it was at Toowoomba Centrelink office I was told it could not be changed and I must wait.

Fast forward two months later - after having my Dad out here for 8 weeks from early September to last week - I have now sat the interview and test, passing it 100%. It has been nearly two weeks since the interview and no update/approval, I guess it is more waiting .

Mish, I read somewhere in the posts that your husband has had an interview/test since I was last on here and is also waiting. Does he have an approval or ceremony date yet?
Tests that are done at Centrelimk don't get same day approval and can take up to 4 months or more from what I have heard. I know someone that sat theirs at a Centrelink office and their approval took just over 4 months and they are from the UK.

My husband has his approval and his ceremony will be on Australia Day. Even though his approval was fast it honestly doesn't matter since the ceremony is almost 6 months after approval.

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Old 11-08-2019, 12:05 AM
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Applied in sep 2018
Test email: June 2019
Test date: sep 2019

My wife and daughter got approved right after the test whereas my stats still says received ?? Weird even tho we had our applications linked. I’ve seen many people getting ceremonies done from the same time lines as mine ... Any comments !! Thanks


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Old 11-14-2019, 08:43 AM
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Tests that are done at Centrelimk don't get same day approval and can take up to 4 months or more from what I have heard. I know someone that sat theirs at a Centrelink office and their approval took just over 4 months and they are from the UK.

My husband has his approval and his ceremony will be on Australia Day. Even though his approval was fast it honestly doesn't matter since the ceremony is almost 6 months after approval.
I'm so jealous he got Australia Day! I waited this long so I was kind of hoping mine would be then. Instead it's December, lol.

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Tests that are done at Centrelimk don't get same day approval and can take up to 4 months or more from what I have heard. I know someone that sat theirs at a Centrelink office and their approval took just over 4 months and they are from the UK.

My husband has his approval and his ceremony will be on Australia Day. Even though his approval was fast it honestly doesn't matter since the ceremony is almost 6 months after approval.
I'm so jealous he got Australia Day! I waited this long so I was kind of hoping mine would be then. Instead it's December, lol.

Hi CollegeGirl,

Welcome back after a long silence.


Which December is you ceremony? 2019 ?

Congratulations for the end of the long journey.

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Old 11-14-2019, 08:50 AM
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Applied for citizenship: April 2018
Got test date: End of April 2019
Test: End of May 2019
Approval letter: Mid-September 2019
Ceremony letter: Mid-November 2019
Ceremony date: Early December 2019

ALMOST THERE! Such a relief to be done with the immigration process forever in just a few weeks.

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Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
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Applied for citizenship: April 2018
Got test date: End of April 2019
Test: End of May 2019
Approval letter: Mid-September 2019
Ceremony letter: Mid-November 2019
Ceremony date: Early December 2019

ALMOST THERE! Such a relief to be done with the immigration process forever in just a few weeks. <img src="http://www.australiaforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />

Finally over. You will be an Ausy soon.

I did my test in October. Not long ago comapre to you CG.

Enjoy with the previlage it comes with.

Waiting for the approval.

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Old 11-14-2019, 09:00 AM
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Hello everyone,

Thought i'd share my timeline

Applied: July 2018
Interview/ Test: 10th April 2019
Passed test 100 %
Approved: 17 July 2019 ( on my birthday!)
Approval letter : TBC
Waiting for ceremony date: Inner West Council

Some background:

I applyed having been on a 189 Visa. I was eligible to apply for citizenship, but dragged my feet around until the potential changes to eligibility made this a priority!

It's also important to note ( for applicants with similar/ potentially similar backgrounds) that I happened to incur a section 10 while on my PR that was in place for 12 months.

This further pushed the timings for my application as you get an instant rejection if you apply for citizenship with such an order ( you fail the character test). I truthfully put this on my application and when it came to my interview, the interviewer was very chill about it.

Delays to my approval were NOT to do with the section 10, but the name change I had recently undergone. It was a requirement for me to show that I was using my new name ( Drivers License, Medicare + Bills), otherwise, I would have likely had a same day approval.

Now, just waiting on the ceremony invite, which I believe will take the allocated 6 months as my suburb sits in the recently amalgamated Inner West council and the area it presides over is HUGE!

PM me for questions on the above, happy to help
Hi everyone,

It's been a while since I last visited the forum and I thought I'd post an update to my timelines

Applied: July 2018
Interview/ Test: 10th April 2019
Passed test 100 %
Approved: 17 July 2019 ( on my birthday!)
Approval letter : Never sent- lol!
Ceremony date: Initial 10/9 ( letter never received) Subsequent, 20/11

I'll be undertaking my ceremony next week and finishing up the road to citizenship.

Some hot tips I'd like to impart

Got in trouble with the law?

Declare it! I had a section 10 while on my PR for a year! This meant that I could not apply for my citizenship while a good behaviour bond was applied. When this expired, my police certificate was reverted to "no disclosable court outcomes" which made it a-ok to apply for citizenship.

My advice; don't try hide it. My interviewing officer actually laughed when I told him what it was for.

Sitting in ceremony or processing hell?

After never receiving my initial ceremony invite, I found myself super anxious about what would occur and when DHA would next allocate me a ceremony.

Upon advice from another, I contacted my federal member and they had information available for me in 30mins!

Not many people know this, but lots of offices for federal members can help you get answers if all else has failed.

Wishing all pending applicants success!

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Old 11-15-2019, 12:43 AM
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Applied for citizenship: April 2018
Got test date: End of April 2019
Test: End of May 2019
Approval letter: Mid-September 2019
Ceremony letter: Mid-November 2019
Ceremony date: Early December 2019

ALMOST THERE! Such a relief to be done with the immigration process forever in just a few weeks.
Well done, I remember your posts/ advices regarding a spouse visa from way back, congratulations on your citizenship!!!

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