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Old 05-11-2020, 06:25 PM
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Applying for Citizenship by conferral HELP

Hi everyone, a thanks in advance for reading through my question and trying to help me figure out the final lodgement to this very long process.

Officially as of November I will be eligible to apply for citizenship as my 12 month permanent resident waiting period will be up!

I'm incredibly excited to finally start the process, but it's been almost 5 years since I've been back to the United States to see my family and I'm desperately wanting to take some time to visit them as soon as possible. In just about 6 months from now I'll be able to apply for citizenship but there's a few questions I had which the answers to will effect when I go, and potentially how long I go.

Firstly, I know if I apply for citizenship I can't have been out of the country for more than 90 days from when I apply (Which I haven't) and gone for more than a year from residence (Which I also haven't, I haven't left once since I've arrived) My first question is would I be able to leave the country say the beginning of October, 30 days before I can apply, and when I'm eligible apply online and still meet the requirements? The way I read it on the immigration website seems as though the answers yes, but confirming with someone would be amazing. (Also side note, on a random website I've seen if you apply from out of the country you have to apply by post, is this true, and if so is there anything negative aspect to this? Processing time, chance it's never received?

Secondly, ideally as the plane tickets are costly and it's been so long I'd really like to spend a substantive amount of time with everyone and maybe do a little bit of travelling. In a perfect world 8 - 9 months on average would be the time frame I'd like to achieve before coming back. It seems as though after you lodge your application and pay the fee a lot of people have waited 9 months to a year to take the test, and seems as though they've received an email with the exact date the test will take place before hand, is this correct? and if so I could technically book a plane ticket a little before the test date and that would be acceptable right? My logic with this is no matter if I should leave before I apply or not, I can expect an email which gives me ample time to fly back.

Third question. It seems as though since I've received PR through a Partner Visa, and am still with the partner and he plans on staying at our home while I'm away the ministerial discretions would apply. Since this is the case that means I could use that, along side lease agreements as proof that I'll be coming back?


Hope I was clear about these questions. Ideally I simply want to leave 30 days before I apply and apply online if needed, and also be able to be away for 8 - 9 months (Maybe less, maybe more) before taking the citizenship test and finalising everything.

So far my knowledge seems to the process goes: Apply / Pay Cost - Wait 1 year or more - Receive email for test - Wait 3 - 6 months - Take test - Wait another 4 months - Finalise. Am I correct in this?

Thanks again for the help!


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Hi everyone, a thanks in advance for reading through my question and trying to help me figure out the final lodgement to this very long process.

Officially as of November I will be eligible to apply for citizenship as my 12 month permanent resident waiting period will be up!

I'm incredibly excited to finally start the process, but it's been almost 5 years since I've been back to the United States to see my family and I'm desperately wanting to take some time to visit them as soon as possible. In just about 6 months from now I'll be able to apply for citizenship but there's a few questions I had which the answers to will effect when I go, and potentially how long I go.

Firstly, I know if I apply for citizenship I can't have been out of the country for more than 90 days from when I apply (Which I haven't) and gone for more than a year from residence (Which I also haven't, I haven't left once since I've arrived) My first question is would I be able to leave the country say the beginning of October, 30 days before I can apply, and when I'm eligible apply online and still meet the requirements? The way I read it on the immigration website seems as though the answers yes, but confirming with someone would be amazing. (Also side note, on a random website I've seen if you apply from out of the country you have to apply by post, is this true, and if so is there anything negative aspect to this? Processing time, chance it's never received?

Secondly, ideally as the plane tickets are costly and it's been so long I'd really like to spend a substantive amount of time with everyone and maybe do a little bit of travelling. In a perfect world 8 - 9 months on average would be the time frame I'd like to achieve before coming back. It seems as though after you lodge your application and pay the fee a lot of people have waited 9 months to a year to take the test, and seems as though they've received an email with the exact date the test will take place before hand, is this correct? and if so I could technically book a plane ticket a little before the test date and that would be acceptable right? My logic with this is no matter if I should leave before I apply or not, I can expect an email which gives me ample time to fly back.

Third question. It seems as though since I've received PR through a Partner Visa, and am still with the partner and he plans on staying at our home while I'm away the ministerial discretions would apply. Since this is the case that means I could use that, along side lease agreements as proof that I'll be coming back?


Hope I was clear about these questions. Ideally I simply want to leave 30 days before I apply and apply online if needed, and also be able to be away for 8 - 9 months (Maybe less, maybe more) before taking the citizenship test and finalising everything.

So far my knowledge seems to the process goes: Apply / Pay Cost - Wait 1 year or more - Receive email for test - Wait 3 - 6 months - Take test - Wait another 4 months - Finalise. Am I correct in this?

Thanks again for the help!
Hi, it is risky, but I lodged an application online, the applicant went overseas for work for 12 months, knowing the processing time was around 12 months. The DOHA sent an email requested confirmation that the applicant would be back in Australia within 28 days (so you probably won't have much notice that you need to return) and it was a few months before the test was scheduled and a few months more until the ceremony.
Your plan seems reasonable and the time frames should work. I would recommend lodging before you travel overseas and you have to advise in your application if you are planning to go overseas too. good luck with it!


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