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Old 06-17-2020, 03:29 AM
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Have the test dates been pushed back due to COVID?

I assume they can't be done online?


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Old 06-17-2020, 03:42 AM
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Myself and my wife became citizen this morning. They emailed us a week ago asking if we want to do online ceremony. Monday morning they emailed and scheduled the virtual ceremony for today. They advised it take up to 3 weeks for the certification to arrive by post.

We've applied on July 2018 and done the test and interview September 2019. Our application was approved on January 2020 and we were supposed to have a ceremony on 22 April 2020 which was cancelled due to the covid-19.

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Old 06-17-2020, 04:28 AM
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Have the test dates been pushed back due to COVID?

I assume they can't be done online?
You assume correctly.

The Government is working to resume citizenship testing and interviews as soon as possible.

These were stopped due to Covid-19, meaning that many new Citizenship applications had been put on hold.

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Old 06-17-2020, 04:39 AM
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Myself and my wife became citizen this morning. They emailed us a week ago asking if we want to do online ceremony. Monday morning they emailed and scheduled the virtual ceremony for today. They advised it take up to 3 weeks for the certification to arrive by post.

We've applied on July 2018 and done the test and interview September 2019. Our application was approved on January 2020 and we were supposed to have a ceremony on 22 April 2020 which was cancelled due to the covid-19.
Thanks so much for reporting this and big congrats!!!

I received my request for online ceremony yesterday, and responded yes. So it sounds like I may receive my schedule email on Friday. Very exciting

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Old 06-23-2020, 07:06 AM
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No.
Not a lifesign from the authorities yet...
I received an email about an hour ago asking if I wanted to do my ceremony online. Did you receive anything?

Hopefully I receive a date in the next few days


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Old 06-23-2020, 08:01 AM
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Posting here too, let's see if someone replies:
Hi all,

Has anyone had their citizenship ceremony at the inner west council face to face or online in the last 3 months?
I am under the impression they have stopped all ceremonies.
Thanks


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Old 06-23-2020, 10:48 AM
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No.
Not a lifesign from the authorities yet...
I received an email about an hour ago asking if I wanted to do my ceremony online. Did you receive anything?

Hopefully I receive a date in the next few days <img src="http://www.australiaforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
Fingers Crossed &#x1f642;

No , not a beep yet..

I think I ticked no electronic correspondence on my paper application...
I hope it doesn't work against me at this point..

(But still they sent updates and invitation to sit the test, to my email ..
So hopefully this will be sent to my email also..)


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Old 06-24-2020, 12:32 AM
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My final timeline! Well, sort of. I am interested in how long it has taken to received your citizenship certificate via post, for anyone else that has done a virtual ceremony. BUT - I am officially a citizen as of today!

I started my journey with my first Aussie visa in 2010, thank you to everyone who helped me along the way.

This is my timeline:

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
Virtual Ceremony Email: 16/6/2020 (replied dame day)
Virtual Ceremony Scheduled: 22/6/2020
Virtual Ceremony completed: 24/6/2020
Citizenship Certificate Received: ???

Hang in there everyone. I was discouraged many times. All you can do is wait, but it WILL happen.

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Old 06-24-2020, 07:47 AM
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Hi

Can I lodge my application for citizenship off shore?

how long can I stay overseas until I get my test date?

can I be overseas between the approval and the ceremony?


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No.
Not a lifesign from the authorities yet...
I received an email about an hour ago asking if I wanted to do my ceremony online. Did you receive anything?

Hopefully I receive a date in the next few days <img src="http://www.australiaforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
Got an invitation for a virtual ceremony today
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Will be on the July 16


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