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Old 05-10-2019, 12:13 AM
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I don't think the site will be updated until finalized/approved.

You will get the test booking appointment by mail/email/immiaccount.
Thanks for the response. Test appointment e-mail for my wife came through today. She applied online in Sydney in April 2018.


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Old 05-15-2019, 10:55 AM
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Applied my citizenship by paper and handed it to them in person 2 weeks ago. I got the acknowledgement letter.

I am back to the Queue for the third processing journey. The backlog is building up. When I was submitting my application, I have seen more than 20 people who attended the office for the test. At least something is happening. And if the government changes hands on Saturday, then the backlog might start clearing up.

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Old 05-20-2019, 10:44 PM
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Hello,

Long time since I posted but as I just got my interview and test invitation I thought I'd leave the details:

Got PR (801) on 9 October 2017
Applied for citizenship on 10 October 2018
Got test invitation on 21 May 2019 for a test on 2 October 2019

Processing through Melbourne.

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Old 05-21-2019, 12:10 AM
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Hello,

Long time since I posted but as I just got my interview and test invitation I thought I'd leave the details:

Got PR (801) on 9 October 2017
Applied for citizenship on 10 October 2018
Got test invitation on 21 May 2019 for a test on 2 October 2019

Processing through Melbourne.
Hi Msamy,

Congratulations for the test fixed. You can keep on checking if there is any booking available online before your fixed date. You might even get chance in one or 2 months time. October is 5 months away.

Good luck with ur test

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Great to see lots of people getting test invites in Sydney.
I’m a June 28 2018 applicant. Hoping to get some good news soon about the test invite.

Ceremony invitation is another story. A good friend of mine works at my local council in Sydney and she has just informed me that that council has 8 months backlog for citizenship ceremony . She told me if I can, I should nominate to have my ceremony somewhere else as it takes about 8-10 months after sitting the test to have the ceremony if you nominated this council. She even said that DIBP has written to this council and told them to sort their backlog.

My question - where and when can I change this. Thanks guys.

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Great to see lots of people getting test invites in Sydney.
I’m a June 28 2018 applicant. Hoping to get some good news soon about the test invite.

Ceremony invitation is another story. A good friend of mine works at my local council in Sydney and she has just informed me that that council has 8 months backlog for citizenship ceremony . She told me if I can, I should nominate to have my ceremony somewhere else as it takes about 8-10 months after sitting the test to have the ceremony if you nominated this council. She even said that DIBP has written to this council and told them to sort their backlog.

My question - where and when can I change this. Thanks guys.
Another important wait is in between the test and the ceremony. Ones you do test, you have to wait for the approval again. But the approval and ceremony invites are always quickly subsequent and can not take more than 6 months between them by law. If you don't attend the ceremony within 6 months of approval, the whole application will be discarded and a new application is required.

For the ceremonay, I think you can move to another local council jurisdiction and change your address then contac immigration to update them about your new local council.


I am not sure though if that is the right way.


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Hi all,
I just received my interview and test date. I applied in June 2018.
Does anyone know if they will accept a certified copy of my birth certificate or does it have to be the original document. It's my understanding they just need to see the physical documents I used to apply with online, in my case I applied with a certified copy?


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Hi all,
I just received my interview and test date. I applied in June 2018.
Does anyone know if they will accept a certified copy of my birth certificate or does it have to be the original document. It's my understanding they just need to see the physical documents I used to apply with online, in my case I applied with a certified copy?
I think they will not accept the certified copy as they clearly stated in the form that "one must have the original of documents listed in the citizenship application form".

Make sure you have the original. When is your test? Are you from high risk countries or low risk?

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Another important wait is in between the test and the ceremony. Ones you do test, you have to wait for the approval again. But the approval and ceremony invites are always quickly subsequent and can not take more than 6 months between them by law. If you don't attend the ceremony within 6 months of approval, the whole application will be discarded and a new application is required.

For the ceremonay, I think you can move to another local council jurisdiction and change your address then contac immigration to update them about your new local council.


I am not sure though if that is the right way.


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It is actually 12 months from approval according to the home affairs website: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizenship/ceremony

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If you do not attend a ceremony within 12 months of your approval, we can review and cancel your approval. We might make an exception if you have an acceptable reason for not attending within that time.
The approval can takes for some people. I saw someone on Facebook that took over 12 months to get their approval after the test date.It took them 2 years and 3 weeks from application date to ceremony date.


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Old 05-22-2019, 10:40 AM
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Great to see lots of people getting test invites in Sydney.
Iím a June 28 2018 applicant. Hoping to get some good news soon about the test invite.

Ceremony invitation is another story. A good friend of mine works at my local council in Sydney and she has just informed me that that council has 8 months backlog for citizenship ceremony . She told me if I can, I should nominate to have my ceremony somewhere else as it takes about 8-10 months after sitting the test to have the ceremony if you nominated this council. She even said that DIBP has written to this council and told them to sort their backlog.

My question - where and when can I change this. Thanks guys.
I am not sure if it is possible or not but you can email the ceremony NSW email address after you get approval and ask. I plan to email the ceremony for QLD one day when my husband gets approval as we are on the boarder of 2 councils and wanted to tell them we can go to either. Basically I am a few blocks away from another council lol.


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