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Passport application after citizenship ceremony

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Old 11-14-2019, 09:49 PM
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Passport application after citizenship ceremony

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I got an email from Home Affairs confirming I have an Australia Day citizenship ceremony! I'm very excited and relieved.

However, I have a question about applying for a passport. The email says to wait 10 days to apply, but I will be leaving for the UK on 11 Feb as my grandmother turns 90.

I had expected I might get an Australia Day ceremony and was planning to lodge an expedited passport application on the next working day to ensure I had it to leave the country.

Does anyone know whether the waiting 10 days to apply thing is a recommendation or a rule? If I waited, say, 5 days and then applied (which would still get me my passport in time for that hefty extra fee) would that still work?

Thank you!

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Old 11-15-2019, 01:15 AM
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I don't have personal experience of this, but many previous posters have applied the day after the ceremony for expedited processing and everything has gone smoothly.

Paul Hand
Registered Migration Agent 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

All comments are general in nature and do not constitute legal or migration advice. Comments may not be applicable or appropriate to your specific situation.

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Old 11-15-2019, 03:45 AM
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I think the 10 days is a recommendation in case their systems aren't fully updated after the ceremony. But I've heard of many people doing it the next day and I submitted my own passport application only a few days after the ceremony without any problem.

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