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epiboy99epiboy99 AdelaideTotal Reaction Points: 14Member
Hi everyone. Anyone who applied or eligible for citizenship? Let us update each other. This thread may also help to answer questions related to citizenship application.

I just applied last 27 November 2017.
17 Aug 2013 457 visa approved
02 Sep 2013 first day of work
04 May 2016 lodged 186 visa
17 Nov 2016 PR granted
27 Nov 2017 lodged application for citizenship
30 April 2018 citizenship application approved
16 June 2018 citizenship ceremony (cannot attend)
28 August 2018 citizenship ceremony
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  • markiemarkmarkiemark SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 10Member
    Posts: 40
    Hello there! We applied on 21 Nov, processing according the website is at least 11 months. Planning to chech the TAT on the Immigration Website at least once a month going forward to (too excited to have my Australian passport
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  • epiboy99epiboy99 AdelaideTotal Reaction Points: 14Member
    Posts: 170
    @markiemark How did you scan the photo? Ang liit kasi nung lumalabas after scanning. Thanks.
    17 Aug 2013 457 visa approved
    02 Sep 2013 first day of work
    04 May 2016 lodged 186 visa
    17 Nov 2016 PR granted
    27 Nov 2017 lodged application for citizenship
    30 April 2018 citizenship application approved
    16 June 2018 citizenship ceremony (cannot attend)
    28 August 2018 citizenship ceremony
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  • YeliboyYeliboy MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
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    Anyone who applied around late Oct/early Nov? I applied 2nd week of Nov and still no update for examination date.
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  • epiboy99epiboy99 AdelaideTotal Reaction Points: 14Member
    Posts: 170
    @Yeliboy Citizen application processing time is anywhere from 12 - 14 months. Mukhang matagal before we receive the email for examination date.
    17 Aug 2013 457 visa approved
    02 Sep 2013 first day of work
    04 May 2016 lodged 186 visa
    17 Nov 2016 PR granted
    27 Nov 2017 lodged application for citizenship
    30 April 2018 citizenship application approved
    16 June 2018 citizenship ceremony (cannot attend)
    28 August 2018 citizenship ceremony
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  • mhejmhej SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 39Member
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    Hello PinoyAU folks - Eligible na kami ni partner mag apply for AU Citizenship this month. We were looking at the requirements, and sa unang requirement pa lang, medyo alanganin na, UNLESS mali pagkakaintindi ko. Which is why I'm seeking your advise and comments.

    Ito po ang requirement:

    •Three documents that all together show your:
    ◦photograph and signature
    ◦current residential address
    ◦birth name, date of birth and gender.


    My understanding is that this means one of 2 things:

    1. 3 IDs that show ALL the details required per ID.
    2. 3 IDs that show AT LEAST 1 of the details required per ID.


    If #1, anong klaseng ID po kaya yun? My NSW Driver's Licence does not show my gender, so hindi na pwede yun. Also, wala na akong alam na ID na available that shows all of those requirements.

    If #2, other than Driver's Licence and Passport, ano pa pong ID ang acceptable? Pwede po ba yung RSA card or yung NSW photo ID lang?

    Thanks sa mga sasagot po!
    ICT Business Analyst - 261111
    Visa Subclass 189


    24 June 2013 - Skills Assessment submitted to ACS
    15 Aug 2013 - IELTs General Speaking Test
    17 Aug 2013 - IELTs General Test (Listening, Reading, Writing)
    30 Aug 2013 - IELTs Results (L - 9.0, R - 8.0, W - 8.0, S - 8.0, Overall - 8.5)
    24 Sept 2013 - Favorable letter received from ACS (ICT Business Analyst)
    26 Sept 2013 - Submitted EOI (70 points)
    7 Oct 2013 - Received Invitation to Apply (Visa Subclass 189)
    11 Oct 2013 - Submitted Visa Application
    21 Oct 2013 - Medical Exam (I completed mine, partner had to wait for a few days to complete hers)
    - applied for NBI Clearance
    24 Oct 2013 - Primary Applicant (me) Medicals uploaded by NHSI.
    4 Nov 2013 - Partner completed Medical Exam
    5 Nov 2013 - Claim NBI Clearance
    - Secondary Applicant (partner) Medicals uploaded by NHSI.
    6 Nov 2013 - 20 Nov 2013 waiting for CO.
    21 Nov 2013 - CO Allocated
    26 Nov 2013 - Visa Grant (yehey!!)
    21 March 2014 - Flight to Sydney (Qantas 7PM HKT)
    6 May 2014 - Received 12 month contract from company (same company I worked for in Manila)
    12 May 2014 - Started work
    15 Dec 2014 - Hired permanently by current company (IT Service Manager).

    ==Slowly, but surely..Things will fall into place..==
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  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, AustraliaTotal Reaction Points: 274Member, Moderator
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    @mhej I’m not sure kung pareho yung requirements ng paper based application with online application. With the forms, I’m sure it’s a bit different. I can’t remember having the need to provide 3 documents for the Identification purposes. But anyway, i think you can use a Proof of Age Card.

    Have you already started the application?
    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."
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  • appledeuceappledeuce BrisbaneTotal Reaction Points: 42Member
    Posts: 397
    @mhej I answered your post sa kabila haha. But for good measure:

    my understanding is that it's (2), so:

    photograph and signature - passport bio page
    current residential address - your NSW driver's license or any utility bill in your name
    birth name, DOB and gender - birth certificate.

    ---

    I just submitted my application earlier today. I know it's going to be a long waiting game, but it's comforting to know na nakapila na yung application ko and that I wouldn't have to worry about being affected by the upcoming changes come 1 July 2018.

    Good luck sa ating lahat who are waiting! :)
    Student Visa 573 (SVP) Timeline:
    28 Nov 2013 - submitted int'l student application to Victoria Uni
    20-21 Dec 2013 - sat IELTS Academic module exam
    03 Jan 2014 - received IELTS scores (L:8.5 R:8.0 W:8.0 S:8.0 OBS:8.0)
    07 Jan 2014 - undertook medical exam at NHSI Makati
    16 Jan 2014 - received unconditional offer from VU
    13 Feb 2014 - paid 1st sem tuition fees; received e-COE from VU
    13 Feb 2014 - lodged visa application at PIASI
    17 Feb 2014 - received visa grant via email (thank you, Lord!)
    21 Feb 2014 - first day in OZ
    24 Feb 2014 - first day of classes
    19 June 2015 - last of day classes!
    06 Aug 2015 - received Letter of Completion from uni
    14 Oct 2015 - Graduation :D

    Journey to PR:
    07 Aug 2015 - submitted skills assessment to ACS (261311 - Analyst Programmer)
    12 Aug 2015 - received positive skills assessment result from ACS
    12 Aug 2015 - submitted EOI for 189 (60 points), 190 (NSW-65 points), 489 (state and relative sponsored - 70 points)
    29 Oct 2015 - received ITA for NSW State Nomination
    03 Nov 2015 - submitted application for NSW State Nomination
    19 Nov 2015 - received NSW SN approval and ITA for 190 visa
    01 Dec 2015 - lodged 190 application
    14 Dec 2015 - health exam at BUPA Melbourne
    15 Dec 2015 - Initial (and hopefully final) CO contact, asking for PCC
    22 Dec 2015 - submitted Australian PCC and NBI Clearance
    16 Feb 2016 - received 190 PR visa grant
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  • mhejmhej SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 39Member
    Posts: 176
    @Cassey Thanks sa reply. Binasa ko ulit requirements, hindi ko lang pala ni-click yung list of Identity documents na accepted.

    Eligible na kami to apply after Mar.24. So currently, nagccollate kami ng documents ng partner ko. Really aiming to submit before July 1. Hindi naman kami nagmamadali maging citizen, pero mabuti ng hindi abutan ng kung ano mang changes that could make it harder.
    ICT Business Analyst - 261111
    Visa Subclass 189


    24 June 2013 - Skills Assessment submitted to ACS
    15 Aug 2013 - IELTs General Speaking Test
    17 Aug 2013 - IELTs General Test (Listening, Reading, Writing)
    30 Aug 2013 - IELTs Results (L - 9.0, R - 8.0, W - 8.0, S - 8.0, Overall - 8.5)
    24 Sept 2013 - Favorable letter received from ACS (ICT Business Analyst)
    26 Sept 2013 - Submitted EOI (70 points)
    7 Oct 2013 - Received Invitation to Apply (Visa Subclass 189)
    11 Oct 2013 - Submitted Visa Application
    21 Oct 2013 - Medical Exam (I completed mine, partner had to wait for a few days to complete hers)
    - applied for NBI Clearance
    24 Oct 2013 - Primary Applicant (me) Medicals uploaded by NHSI.
    4 Nov 2013 - Partner completed Medical Exam
    5 Nov 2013 - Claim NBI Clearance
    - Secondary Applicant (partner) Medicals uploaded by NHSI.
    6 Nov 2013 - 20 Nov 2013 waiting for CO.
    21 Nov 2013 - CO Allocated
    26 Nov 2013 - Visa Grant (yehey!!)
    21 March 2014 - Flight to Sydney (Qantas 7PM HKT)
    6 May 2014 - Received 12 month contract from company (same company I worked for in Manila)
    12 May 2014 - Started work
    15 Dec 2014 - Hired permanently by current company (IT Service Manager).

    ==Slowly, but surely..Things will fall into place..==
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  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, AustraliaTotal Reaction Points: 274Member, Moderator
    Posts: 2,375
    @mhej Actually pwede niyo ng simulang gawin yung application. Gawa lang kayo ng immi account para kapag okay na application niyo, ilolodge niyo na lang siya. Marami kasing kailangang ifill up, hehe. It's like doing the Form 80. I agree with you, better do it as soon as you can sa dami ng changes na gusto nilang iimplement. It may cause delays again. The waiting time used to be 11-13mos but now it's up to 15mos na..
    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."
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  • epiboy99epiboy99 AdelaideTotal Reaction Points: 14Member
    Posts: 170
    Kamusta sa lahat. I got the email about my citizenship test appointment today. My test is scheduled on 8 June. I lodged my application last 27 November 2017.
    17 Aug 2013 457 visa approved
    02 Sep 2013 first day of work
    04 May 2016 lodged 186 visa
    17 Nov 2016 PR granted
    27 Nov 2017 lodged application for citizenship
    30 April 2018 citizenship application approved
    16 June 2018 citizenship ceremony (cannot attend)
    28 August 2018 citizenship ceremony
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  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, AustraliaTotal Reaction Points: 274Member, Moderator
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    @epiboy99 Wow, bilis yata ngayon ah! Yung mga friends din naman na nagapply Oct last year, nakapagexam na. Sa Adelaide ka ba?
    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."
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  • epiboy99epiboy99 AdelaideTotal Reaction Points: 14Member
    Posts: 170
    @Cassey Yeah, here in Adelaide.
    17 Aug 2013 457 visa approved
    02 Sep 2013 first day of work
    04 May 2016 lodged 186 visa
    17 Nov 2016 PR granted
    27 Nov 2017 lodged application for citizenship
    30 April 2018 citizenship application approved
    16 June 2018 citizenship ceremony (cannot attend)
    28 August 2018 citizenship ceremony
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  • janine0511janine0511 North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 2Member
    Posts: 37
    Hello, ask ko lng kelangan pa ba ng nbi clearance for citizenship application or police check na LNG Australia? And advisable ba na irenew na agad passport before application mag expire next year February or pwede I advise immi new passport?
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  • epiboy99epiboy99 AdelaideTotal Reaction Points: 14Member
    Posts: 170
    @janine0511 I did not submit any clearance when i applied. You only need to provide a penal clearance certificate from every country in which you spent more than 90 days after PR approval. Kailan ka maglodge ng application? Kung next year pa naman mag expire ang passport, siguro no need to renew unless you have plans of going overseas.
    17 Aug 2013 457 visa approved
    02 Sep 2013 first day of work
    04 May 2016 lodged 186 visa
    17 Nov 2016 PR granted
    27 Nov 2017 lodged application for citizenship
    30 April 2018 citizenship application approved
    16 June 2018 citizenship ceremony (cannot attend)
    28 August 2018 citizenship ceremony
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  • piglet24piglet24 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 30Member
    Posts: 320
    Hi all. I have a question about citizenship application.

    Initial Entry was on September 19, 2014 then left for UAE again to prepare for the big move
    Me: Moved to Sydney on July 25, 2015
    Husband: Moved to Sydney September 8, 2015

    dati I used the online calculator a few months back and result was we are eligible to apply this year. When I tried to use the calculator again today next year October na kami dapat mag apply. Okay lang naman madelay yung application, the thing is we are going home this December sa Pinasdi ba yun makakaapekto sa counting?

    Thanks sa mga makakasagot.
    Occupation: Civil Engineer (ANZSCO 233211)
    Main Applicant: Moi

    February 02, 2013 - IELTS - passed
    August 27, 2013 - Sent CDR to EA for Assessment
    January 15, 2014 - Received Positive Assessment
    February 24, 2014 - Submitted EOI
    March 10, 2014 - Received Invitation to Apply for Visa
    March 31, 2014 - Lodged Visa 189 (but system reflected application lodged on April 1, 2014 due to time diff)
    April 19, 2014 - Medicals done and all documents uploaded
    May 2014 - CO Allocated
    June 2014 - SSS and Pagibig documents for 2009-2010 requested
    July 2014 - Visa Grant! God is Great!
    September 2014 - IED
    August 2015 - Big move

    ----countdown mode ----
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  • fgsfgs Cooper BasinTotal Reaction Points: 106Member
    Posts: 736
    piglet24 said:

    Hi all. I have a question about citizenship application.

    Initial Entry was on September 19, 2014 then left for UAE again to prepare for the big move
    Me: Moved to Sydney on July 25, 2015
    Husband: Moved to Sydney September 8, 2015

    dati I used the online calculator a few months back and result was we are eligible to apply this year. When I tried to use the calculator again today next year October na kami dapat mag apply. Okay lang naman madelay yung application, the thing is we are going home this December sa Pinasdi ba yun makakaapekto sa counting?

    Thanks sa mga makakasagot.

    Do the math.. you should not be away for a total of 1 year(including your projected vaztion) on the 4 years prior to applying and on the year prior to applying, you should not be away for 90 days
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  • fgsfgs Cooper BasinTotal Reaction Points: 106Member
    Posts: 736
    @piglet24 your husband can only be away for a total of 7 days kung di sya umuwi since the big move
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  • piglet24piglet24 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 30Member
    Posts: 320
    @fgs in my case I was not away for a year. 10 months lang. As for my husband lumabas kami ng bansa for 5 days lang last year. di pa rin umabot ng isang taon yung sa kanya. like mga 20 days ata bago mag one year. should i contact home affairs to ask?
    Occupation: Civil Engineer (ANZSCO 233211)
    Main Applicant: Moi

    February 02, 2013 - IELTS - passed
    August 27, 2013 - Sent CDR to EA for Assessment
    January 15, 2014 - Received Positive Assessment
    February 24, 2014 - Submitted EOI
    March 10, 2014 - Received Invitation to Apply for Visa
    March 31, 2014 - Lodged Visa 189 (but system reflected application lodged on April 1, 2014 due to time diff)
    April 19, 2014 - Medicals done and all documents uploaded
    May 2014 - CO Allocated
    June 2014 - SSS and Pagibig documents for 2009-2010 requested
    July 2014 - Visa Grant! God is Great!
    September 2014 - IED
    August 2015 - Big move

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  • fgsfgs Cooper BasinTotal Reaction Points: 106Member
    Posts: 736
    @piglet24 nong nagcompute ka using the online calculator, nilagay mo ba yong dates kung kailan kayo uli magbabakasyon?
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  • piglet24piglet24 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 30Member
    Posts: 320
    @fgs yes. nilagay ko yung upcoming trip namin. Its okay naman if ma offset ng isa pang taon yung application namin, probs ko lang is if it is okay na uuwi kami this December.
    Occupation: Civil Engineer (ANZSCO 233211)
    Main Applicant: Moi

    February 02, 2013 - IELTS - passed
    August 27, 2013 - Sent CDR to EA for Assessment
    January 15, 2014 - Received Positive Assessment
    February 24, 2014 - Submitted EOI
    March 10, 2014 - Received Invitation to Apply for Visa
    March 31, 2014 - Lodged Visa 189 (but system reflected application lodged on April 1, 2014 due to time diff)
    April 19, 2014 - Medicals done and all documents uploaded
    May 2014 - CO Allocated
    June 2014 - SSS and Pagibig documents for 2009-2010 requested
    July 2014 - Visa Grant! God is Great!
    September 2014 - IED
    August 2015 - Big move

    ----countdown mode ----
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