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Old 03-17-2020, 03:04 AM
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Citizenship ceremonies being cancelled.

A number of citizenship ceremonies in Australia that were planned for this month by the local councils have been cancelled, due to the coronavirus outbreak.


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Old 03-18-2020, 03:56 AM
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A number of citizenship ceremonies in Australia that were planned for this month by the local councils have been cancelled, due to the coronavirus outbreak.


We are so unlucky. Let alone to get invites, the existing invites have been cancelled.

My application was approved in early December. No ceremony invites yet.

Lets wait the COVID-19 finish its mandate. Then anything else will be later.

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Old 04-06-2020, 03:04 PM
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A number of citizenship ceremonies in Australia that were planned for this month by the local councils have been cancelled, due to the coronavirus outbreak.
I was also invited to attend my ceremony by 30th march and had it cancelled. Apparently they are doing online ceremonies now. Let's see if we hear something soon...

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Old 04-06-2020, 03:19 PM
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People who were scheduled to attend a Citizenship appointment or ceremony over the coming months will be contacted to make alternative arrangements.

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

The Department of Home Affairs has commenced trialling one-on-one ceremonies, via secure video link, for those already approved for Australian citizenship.

When fully implemented, it is expected this new capability will see up to 750 people per day having their citizenship conferred.

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Old 04-17-2020, 04:28 PM
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Corrently HomeAffairs still say the following on their website:

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The Department is now working to introduce online citizenship ceremonies via secure video link, to enable people to continue to become Australian citizens. These ceremonies will be one-on-one with the presiding officer. Ceremonies performed via video link will continue to include integrity measures, like identity requirements.

The Department will be in contact with conferees with full details in due course. There is no need to contact the Department or your local council about your ceremony.
I am one of those who had their ceremony cancelled. I won't hassle them for now for obvious reasons but has anyone here actually been contacted by HomeAffairs regarding online ceremonies? If so, did you already have a ceremony? What was the procedure, how did they check documents etc.? I'm sure i'm not the only one who would appreciate a status report.


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Old 04-17-2020, 11:23 PM
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Not me but a couple of people on another forum have already been invited for online ceremonies and one at least has completed theirs.

From reports they just held up their passport for the camera for ID. Took about 10mins in total.


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Old 04-18-2020, 12:39 AM
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Not me but a couple of people on another forum have already been invited for online ceremonies and one at least has completed theirs.

From reports they just held up their passport for the camera for ID. Took about 10mins in total.
Thanks PurpleMonkeyDishwasher,

This is good news for many of us. My application was approved in early December 2019. No ceremony invites before Covid-19 and even now.

Could you please gives a some more information regarding:

1- How did they get the invites through ie email, immiaccount or mail box?
2- how long does the Home Affairs give the ceremony date from the date they received the invites?
3. You mentioned 'passport' for ID. Do you mean they only accept passport and not Driver Licence?


Please if you can assist us with this information.

I am from Brisbane and would like to hear if there is anyone received invites from Brisbane office?


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Old 04-18-2020, 06:30 AM
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1- How did they get the invites through ie email, immiaccount or mail box?
It is still a trial at this stage - I believe they had a phone call then email invitation.

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2- how long does the Home Affairs give the ceremony date from the date they received the invites?
One mentioned had a call yesterday for a ceremony 12pm Monday.

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3. You mentioned 'passport' for ID. Do you mean they only accept passport and not Driver Licence?
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"


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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 for you very much for your clarification.


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Old 04-18-2020, 06:55 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.

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