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Old 11-20-2019, 11:35 AM
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Many thanks to you Rach for your honest advice.

It is so painful when you are given a big hope and turns it to be empty one.

I will take your advice and wait for them.
Based on what you said the officer said nothing has changed. They said it would be approved once the checks came back and it seems they haven't yet so you just need to wait.

My husband was asked about travel within the 6 months after test and we got the impression that approval could take up to 6 months.


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Old 11-21-2019, 03:51 AM
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Many thanks to you Rach for your honest advice.

It is so painful when you are given a big hope and turns it to be empty one.

I will take your advice and wait for them.
Based on what you said the officer said nothing has changed. They said it would be approved once the checks came back and it seems they haven't yet so you just need to wait.

My husband was asked about travel within the 6 months after test and we got the impression that approval could take up to 6 months.

Hello Mish,

Thanks for the advice. Even the officer also asked me like your husband, if I am travelling within the next 6 months. I replied a big "No".

I am a university student. The fee is bloody expensive as I am not eligible to goverment fee help. That is the only reason I wanted it quickly. But for travel needs, I have my Kenyan passport which I can use for any travel.

We will see what happens. They may approve it for me soon.

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Old 11-22-2019, 12:38 AM
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Hello Mish,

Thanks for the advice. Even the officer also asked me like your husband, if I am travelling within the next 6 months. I replied a big "No".

I am a university student. The fee is bloody expensive as I am not eligible to goverment fee help. That is the only reason I wanted it quickly. But for travel needs, I have my Kenyan passport which I can use for any travel.

We will see what happens. They may approve it for me soon.
My husband wants to study too and he has been waiting for his citizenship since May 2018. He has been putting on studying until he gets his citizenship.

Even if your approval takes 6 months you will still get citizenship quicker than what it will take my husband.

It will take 21 months by the time he gets his citizenship and he has no passport to travel.


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Hello Mish,

Thanks for the advice. Even the officer also asked me like your husband, if I am travelling within the next 6 months. I replied a big "No".

I am a university student. The fee is bloody expensive as I am not eligible to goverment fee help. That is the only reason I wanted it quickly. But for travel needs, I have my Kenyan passport which I can use for any travel.

We will see what happens. They may approve it for me soon.
My husband wants to study too and he has been waiting for his citizenship since May 2018. He has been putting on studying until he gets his citizenship.

Even if your approval takes 6 months you will still get citizenship quicker than what it will take my husband.

It will take 21 months by the time he gets his citizenship and he has no passport to travel.
Yes Mish.

It is very expensive. I did 2 semesters and paid for them. It seems that I will pay again semester 1 2020. I am not expecting to get the citizenship before census date which is around end of Feb or early March 2020. So I have to pay it again. The uni opens Feb 2020.

It is true my case is quicker as from submission to test took only 5.5 months. Plus 6 months will be around 12 months.

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I am a university student. The fee is bloody expensive as I am not eligible to goverment fee help. That is the only reason I wanted it quickly. But for travel needs, I have my Kenyan passport which I can use for any travel.
Hi Hassali,

I was a little confused by your post regarding your university fees. As you have applied for citizenship that means you must be currently on a permanent visa and therefore should only be paying lower domestic fees, not higher international ones.

I know this because I started a B.Com degree in July 2014 just after going on to my 820TR visa. From this time I was paying full international student fees. Once I received my 801PR visa in June 2017, course fees dropped by 45-50% as I was then placed on to domestic (CSP) fees - a nice financial relief as my daughter had just been born two days before!

All that getting citizenship does is allow you to defer payment of your domestic (CSP) course fees and place them into a loan arrangement.

Cheers, Matt

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I am a university student. The fee is bloody expensive as I am not eligible to goverment fee help. That is the only reason I wanted it quickly. But for travel needs, I have my Kenyan passport which I can use for any travel.
Hi Hassali,

I was a little confused by your post regarding your university fees. As you have applied for citizenship that means you must be currently on a permanent visa and therefore should only be paying lower domestic fees, not higher international ones.

I know this because I started a B.Com degree in July 2014 just after going on to my 820TR visa. From this time I was paying full international student fees. Once I received my 801PR visa in June 2017, course fees dropped by 45-50% as I was then placed on to domestic (CSP) fees - a nice financial relief as my daughter had just been born two days before!

All that getting citizenship does is allow you to defer payment of your domestic (CSP) course fees and place them into a loan arrangement.

Cheers, Matt

Hi Matt,

That is correct.

I am on a PR and eligible for CSP. I pay less than the international students. I am kot eligible to defer the fee. Meaning not eligible for the education loan. But still I am not in a position to pay that amount now as I am a family man with 3 kids and I am a fultime student.

Even you know deferring the payment now and paying later is a big support. You will pay it when you get job. I better pay the loan later than paying the domestic fee now.

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UPDATE! I had an unusually long wait for approval after sitting my test. But it finally came through. So for those not getting 'instant' approval, stay positive!

Date Eligible: 23/08/2019
Date Applied: 23/08/2019
City/Council Area: Melbourne City (VIC)
Online/Paper: Online
Acknowledgement: 23/08/2019
Date of Citizenship Appointment Letter: 31/10/2019
Initial Date of Citizenship Test: 4/3/2020
Rescheduled Citizenship Test: 6/11/2019
Date of Approval: 27/11/2019 (Online)
Approval Letter: TBD
Ceremony scheduled : TBD

Country: USA
Special circumstances: I have made many trips outside Australia (mostly for business) in the last 4 years, and just barely made the requirements for residing in Australia.

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UPDATE! I had an unusually long wait for approval after sitting my test. But it finally came through. So for those not getting 'instant' approval, stay positive!

Date Eligible: 23/08/2019
Date Applied: 23/08/2019
City/Council Area: Melbourne City (VIC)
Online/Paper: Online
Acknowledgement: 23/08/2019
Date of Citizenship Appointment Letter: 31/10/2019
Initial Date of Citizenship Test: 4/3/2020
Rescheduled Citizenship Test: 6/11/2019
Date of Approval: 27/11/2019 (Online)
Approval Letter: TBD
Ceremony scheduled : TBD

Country: USA
Special circumstances: I have made many trips outside Australia (mostly for business) in the last 4 years, and just barely made the requirements for residing in Australia.

Congratulations!!!


One more step to go for you. Ceremony.



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Old 11-29-2019, 01:49 AM
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When applying for Aust Citizenship do you have to give your Passport of you home country to the Aust Department while your application is being processed ?

Can you travel to your home country during this time ?


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Old 11-29-2019, 01:57 AM
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I am working out the application date for citizenship.

Regarding a onshore Partner Visa

Entered Aust on a tourist visa, during this time applied for a 820 and bridging issued and activate when the tourist finishes.

After 3 months from entry a bridging visa was activate, then 3 weeks later the 820 issued. Never left Aust during this time until after PR 801 was issued.

Does the 4 years start when entered Aust on the tourist visa, the bridging or the Temp 820 ?

Thanks.


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