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Old 08-11-2020, 03:40 AM
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My husband applied 25/6/2019 and is also still waiting for his test 😞 we are also in Toowoomba QLD.

Not sure if any of you signed the petition to restart citizenship tests over at http://chng.it/wwRw6KzhFH

There is now a petition presented to the House of Representatives of the Australian Parliament to restart tests/interviews. Australian citizens and residents can add their name to the petition https://www.aph.gov.au/petition_list?id=EN1697

If you haven’t signed yet, please do!
Ok, thanks, i will sign it, thanks


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I forgot to add that all tests and interviews are still on hold except in WA. See https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizenship for more information.
Hey, i called Home affairs last week and they told me QLD will start Tests/Interviews from 10th Aug onward, keep fingers crossed


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Hey, i called Home affairs last week and they told me QLD will start Tests/Interviews from 10th Aug onward, keep fingers crossed
Oh that is great news (if it actually happens)! I emailed the MP for Groom i.e. Toowoomba and his assistant said that my enquiry was forwarded to the office of the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, for further consideration.

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Australian citizenship testing and interviews that were suspended earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic are resuming in capital cities across the country.
The federal government says the appointments have started in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth and will also resume in Canberra, Hobart and Darwin later this month.
The suspension of processing had caused widespread concern among pending applicants, who were worried about a growing backlog.

Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge said the resumption of testing would allow more migrants to progress towards making the pledge of allegiance.
“The interview and tests are important steps in the process of applying for Australian citizenship, ensuring the integrity of our citizenship decisions,” he said.
A record 204,000 people became Australian citizens last financial year despite the coronavirus disruption, while 73,000 online ceremonies were conducted during the pandemic.


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This is from the immigration website.. testing has started again ..

New applications for Australian citizenship are being accepted.

Processing continues on all applications for Australian citizenship that have already been lodged with the Department.

In-person citizenship appointments and tests are resuming across states and territories in accordance with health guidelines.

Eligible individuals will be contacted and invited to attend a citizenship appointment or test. There is no need to contact the Department about your citizenship appointment or test.

In-person citizenship appointments and tests normally conducted by Services Australia in regional locations remain on hold. Details for the resumption of these services will be updated as information becomes available.

Currently, in-person citizenship appointments are available at:

Department of Home Affairs office, Adelaide SA
Department of Home Affairs office, Brisbane QLD
Department of Home Affairs office, Parramatta NSW
Department of Home Affairs office, Perth WA

last updated 14 August 2020

https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizenship

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Hey, i called Home affairs last week and they told me QLD will start Tests/Interviews from 10th Aug onward, keep fingers crossed
My wife applied in February, we live closer to Toowoomba than Brisbane, but chose Brisbane for the Test.

With in-person citizenship appointments and tests in regional locations remaining on hold, I am hoping that we get something from Brisbane at some stage..

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I'm gonna continue annoying my local member of parliament... Does anyone know if it's possible to call Home Affairs and request them to change the preferred citizenship
appointment location?

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I'm gonna continue annoying my local member of parliament... Does anyone know if it's possible to call Home Affairs and request them to change the preferred citizenship
appointment location?
Hey, I don;'t think that's possible, they won't allow, however worth to give a call and see, Good luck


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I'm gonna continue annoying my local member of parliament... Does anyone know if it's possible to call Home Affairs and request them to change the preferred citizenship
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It might be possible.

I did my own Citizenship in 2011, and changed it from my local area at the time, to do it in Brisbane instead.

I can't recall how I did it now, but it did involve sending in an application.

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Date Eligible: 29/04/2020
Date Applied: 29/04/2020
City/Council Area: Port Phillip City Council (VIC)
Online/Paper: Online
Date of Citizenship Test: TBC
Date of Approval: TBC
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A few of my friends have already passed the exam recently, so they have been able to do online ceremonies (8 months total from applying). However due to Stage 4 and 3 restrictions in VIC, anticipating long waits to get tests..


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