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Old 10-28-2020, 12:47 PM
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Hey all, I was wondering if anybody could help me out here, I have my citizenship interview and test on Monday which is less than a week away now. Looking through the attached pdf document with the email, it is requesting some documentation to be brought to the inteview. I am a little worried that I will not have this, as it mentions to bring the original copies of the documents that were uploaded to the initial online citizenship application, and that photo copies will not be accepted.

What we request you bring
Along with this letter, we request that you bring the original version of the following
documents to your appointment. The Documents table will assist you to identify acceptable
documents. Photocopies or certified copies of documents are not acceptable. We request
that you bring:
● at least three documents that collectively show your photograph, signature, current
residential address, date of birth, birth name and gender
● proof of name change, if applicable
● any other identity documents issued by another government that you consider will assist
in verifying your identity
● evidence of when you first arrived in Australia and your present country of citizenship
● the documents that were submitted with your application
● documents for any children under 16 years of age included in your application
● official translation to accompany any documents which are not in English (see
Translating your documents)
● any other documents that we have requested you to provide.



I do not have the original version of my birth certificate, this has always been in my home country of the United Kingdom, I have a photocopy of it sent from my parents. I destroyed the police background check after taking a photo copy of it and uploading it to the online immi portal for my application, as I usually have no use keeping paper documents. for the same reason, I do not have any physical copies of bills etc that are addressed to me as I get all of my bills digitally via email. Will I be able to print copies of these? I obviously have my passport, driving license, proof of initial entry on my now expired old passport. I have no use for a proof of ID card, so I do not have this and as I am no longer studying, my student ID card is obviously expired.

Will I be okay with just the two British passports, my driving license, a recent car service document with my name and address, a printed copy of a scan of the police check and some printed utility bills? Other than my passport, old passport, a signed photo (which I also no longer have), and the police check, nothing else was uploaded or requested for the application.

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Was it a foreign police check or an Australian one?

If they require your borth certificate I don't see how you can get around not having the original - didn't you bring it with you when you moved to Australia (it's kinda handy to have)


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Was it a foreign police check or an Australian one?

If they require your borth certificate I don't see how you can get around not having the original - didn't you bring it with you when you moved to Australia (it's kinda handy to have)
Australian police check.

I realised I'd thrown the birth certificate out by mistake with a shoebox full of paperwork for the 820/801 application, as I keep a backed up digital system and don't really like clutter. Whoops! Ordered a replacement certificate upon the realisation.

Sat the interview and test today, I lucked out. Had a very high quality set of prints, along with my passports, drivers licences, etc. The lady that spoke to me at the desk only asked for one form of photo ID, I gave her my WA drivers licence. She never asked to see anything else. I guess she figured I had everything there, as she could see a nice neat pile of documents on the table.

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