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Old 04-18-2020, 05:57 AM
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I saw one:
Approval: 26 September 2019 :
Virtual ceremony invite : 14 Apr 2020
Ceremony Date: 16 April 2020

Not much hanging around, once they choose you.
That is quick indeed.

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Old 04-18-2020, 11:54 PM
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I saw one:
Approval: 26 September 2019 :
Virtual ceremony invite : 14 Apr 2020
Ceremony Date: 16 April 2020

Not much hanging around, once they choose you.


Hi JandE,

Was this case from Brisbane or another office?

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Old 04-19-2020, 12:56 AM
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Hi JandE,

Was this case from Brisbane or another office?
They don't say, as the council is not involved in virtual ceremonies.

Home Affairs appear to be doing them directly.

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Old 04-19-2020, 01:00 AM
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They don't say, as the council is not involved in virtual ceremonies.

Home Affairs appear to be doing them directly.

Oh yeah.

Home Affairs is conducting the virtual ceremony. This will be quicker than allocating many people in single day ceremony conducted by Councils.


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Has anybody on the Forum done a virtual ceremony?

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Old 04-19-2020, 06:17 PM
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It is still a trial at this stage - I believe they had a phone call then email invitation.


One mentioned had a call yesterday for a ceremony 12pm Monday.


The email apparently said "Ensure you have photo identification ready for the start of the ceremony. You will need a driverís licence, passport or other identity document"
Thank you for the update. Good to get some more info on this. I was scheduled for end of march but did not end up travelling to Australia due to the obvious travel advice. So still stuck in Europe for now, not sure for how long. Curious to see how things will progress.


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Thank you for the update. Good to get some more info on this. I was scheduled for end of march but did not end up travelling to Australia due to the obvious travel advice. So still stuck in Europe for now, not sure for how long. Curious to see how things will progress.
Hi Tomberli,

Do they have your Europe phone number?

I wonder how you will make the virtual ceremony if you are not in Australia?

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Old 04-20-2020, 03:42 AM
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Hi Tomberli,

Do they have your Europe phone number?

I wonder how you will make the virtual ceremony if you are not in Australia?
As far as I am aware - you still have to be in Australia for the virtual ceremony.

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Old 04-20-2020, 03:45 AM
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As far as I am aware - you still have to be in Australia for the virtual ceremony.
Yeah that is What I thought.

If someone overseas is picked to be the one go through the virtual, then it is impossible.

But I think those overseas can contact the HA and inform them they are't in Australia in advance so that they are not booked for ceremony.

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Update from friends

Two of my friends got an email asking about their readiness for Virtual ceremony.

They Were told if they are not willing to participate the video ceremony, they will wait until it is safe to conduct face to face ceremony.

If there are ready to participate, they are advised to download Webex app In the mobile or in their laptop/desktop. They need to reply with Yes or No.


They were not told the exact date of the video call as they are required to confirm first.

In the email, also they mentioned the certificate will be posted with registered post within 3 weeks.


Hope our video ceremony is on the way,


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