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Old 03-31-2020, 02:55 AM
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Lightbulb Citizenship Ceremony Waiver Petition

For everyone waiting for Citizenship Ceremony invitation or have had Citizenship Ceremony postponed. Please consider signing this petition requesting DOHA to temporarily waive Citizenship Ceremony for approved applicants.

Head to change.org and type Waive Citizenship Ceremonies for Approved Applicants. I can't post a URL link - if someone is an active member - please share the link so people can easily access the petition.

NZ already waived the citizenship ceremony requirement for all approved applications.

While it would be great to attend the ceremony, at this rate we are looking at potentially waiting for months.

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For everyone waiting for Citizenship Ceremony invitation or have had Citizenship Ceremony postponed. Please consider signing this petition requesting DOHA to temporarily waive Citizenship Ceremony for approved applicants.

Head to change.org and type Waive Citizenship Ceremonies for Approved Applicants. I can't post a URL link - if someone is an active member - please share the link so people can easily access the petition.

NZ already waived the citizenship ceremony requirement for all approved applications.

While it would be great to attend the ceremony, at this rate we are looking at potentially waiting for months.
https://www.change.org/p/australian-...share_petition


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Hi all

I did the test on the 9 March still haven't received the confirmation letter of approval.

Is anyone in the same situation?

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Hi all

I did the test on the 9 March still haven't received the confirmation letter of approval.

Is anyone in the same situation?

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PR 24Oct2015
Citizenship application 28Oct2019
Citizenship appointment letter 04Mar2020 (date original appointment 27May2020)
Citizenship test 09Mar2020 (changed the date)
The approval can anywhere from same day to months and sometimes even over a year. It will eventually come.


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I'll be applying for my Citizenship on the day of eligibility in early June, however I'm concerned now that the waiting and processing time will grow exponentially due to the Corona virus. If they're cancelling both the tests and ceremonies, won't this cause a clog in the system? As far as I'm aware, you can expect to wait around a year from applying to getting your citizenship, give or take... Will this likely see people waiting 2-3 years now?

edit: Just checked and it's apparently 21-24 months now, what was the estimated processing time in recent months?

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I'll be applying for my Citizenship on the day of eligibility in early June, however I'm concerned now that the waiting and processing time will grow exponentially due to the Corona virus. If they're cancelling both the tests and ceremonies, won't this cause a clog in the system? As far as I'm aware, you can expect to wait around a year from applying to getting your citizenship, give or take... Will this likely see people waiting 2-3 years now?

edit: Just checked and it's apparently 21-24 months now, what was the estimated processing time in recent months?
I am guessing there will be bad delays.
I assume no tests for a while, so almost certainly a longer delay for that, followed by a larger queue for council ceremonies.
My wife has just applied (February), but now we have to just wait again.

Official Australian Citizenship Processing Times
From date of application to ceremony
  • In December 2019, 75% were processed in 21 months or less, and 10% took over 24 months.
  • In July 2019, 75% were processed in 20 months or less, and 10% took over 24 months.
  • In May 2019, 75% were done within 16 months and 10% took over 20 months.
These figures relate to Citizenship by conferral.

Some recent actuals:
  • Applied in Oct 2017 with Ceremony in Nov 2019 after 24.4 months.
  • Applied in Jan 2018 with Ceremony in Nov 2019 after 21.7 months.
  • Applied in Aug 2018 with Ceremony in Nov 2019 after 15 months.
  • Applied in Oct 2018 with Ceremony in Jan 2020 after 15.4 months.
  • Applied in May 2018 with Ceremony in Jan 2020 after 20.5 months.
  • Applied in Sep 2019 with Ceremony in Feb 2020 after 4.9 months.
  • Applied in Jun 2019 with Ceremony in Feb 2020 after 7.4 months.

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Online Citizenship ceremonies until the zombies are defeated.

No tests or interviews before then though. So yay if you have been approved, boo if you are about to apply.

https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/...rocessing.aspx

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Online Citizenship ceremonies until the zombies are defeated.

No tests or interviews before then though. So yay if you have been approved, boo if you are about to apply.
There are currently 85,000 people awaiting a ceremony.
They hope to do up to 750 video ceremonies per day.
That could clear the current backlog in 4 months...

I wonder if they could do the tests by video on line next..


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There are currently 85,000 people awaiting a ceremony.
They hope to do up to 750 video ceremonies per day.
That could clear the current backlog in 4 months...

I wonder if they could do the tests by video on line next..
Should make it a permanent option going forward.

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Been a silent observer ,Thank you to all for sharing it has brought me peace in understanding what is going on and possible time lines , I had a 3.5 year wait for permanent residency from 2008 due to backlog , I was not looking forward to the same frustrations.

Applied in Brisbane , conferral application
eligible 14 Jan 2019
Submitted 14 Dec 2019
Test / interview initially scheduled for 6/4/2020
Rescheduled to 11/2/2020 passed test/interview
Approved online 25/3/20 , approval letter followed a week later,

Suspect delay in approval is due to them checking my police record as I had numerous drink driving offences in my uni days , but I noted them on my application. Probably when there is an additional element to your application observed during interview ,you are put into a more in depth review queue. Hence no instant approval.

Now Awaiting ceremony , hoping for virtual process


Whole process 3 months in total , Good luck to all.


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