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pissedballpissedball ManilaTotal Reaction Points: 9Member

Hi guys i'm opening this thread for the purpose of tracking down those visa grantees from 2011 onwards whom are now living up their Australian dream. Congratulations those who have already acquired amortised properties such as house, condo apartment and car to name a few. Looking back as a visa grant of 2011 I've had much fair share of hurdles, hardships, trials from application to visa grant to making my first move and survival here in Australia. After all these dramas needless to say, everything paid off. I've never heard any failures especially from my batch, all of them are "success stories". Thank you Lord.

As we make our way to the last step of australian journey - the citizenship, may I request those who applied or recently approved their Australian Citizenship please share your timeline. Thanks.

Date applied:
City/Council area:
Online / Paper:
Date received the acknowledgement email:
Date of the Citizenship Test
Citizenship Approval:
Received Ceremony Invitation:
Date of ceremony:
skilled migrant now Aussie.
Registered ACS Certified Professional (MACS CP) since 2012
Manila-based
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  • RenRen Adelaide, SATotal Reaction Points: 28Member
    Posts: 211
    Hi Rob,

    See you soon! Ayus sa timeline signature hahaha..


    Date applied: 5 Nov 2015
    City/Council area:
    Online / Paper: Online
    Date received the acknowledgement email: 5 Nov 2015
    Date of the Citizenship Test: 4 Dec 2015
    Citizenship Approval: 4 Dec 2015 (after passing the exam and police check ok)
    Received Ceremony Invitation: awaiting for invitation
    Date of ceremony: awaiting invitation


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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 264Member, Moderator
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    Hi guys i'm opening this thread for the purpose of tracking down those visa grantees from 2011 onwards whom are now living up their Australian dream. Congratulations those who have already acquired amortised properties such as house, condo apartment and car to name a few. Looking back as a visa grant of 2011 I've had much fair share of hurdles, hardships, trials from application to visa grant to making my first move and survival here in Australia. After all these dramas needless to say, everything paid off. I've never heard any failures especially from my batch, all of them are "success stories". Thank you Lord.

    As we make our way to the last step of australian journey - the citizenship, may I request those who applied or recently approved their Australian Citizenship please share your timeline. Thanks.

    Date applied:
    City/Council area:
    Online / Paper:
    Date received the acknowledgement email:
    Date of the Citizenship Test
    Citizenship Approval:
    Received Ceremony Invitation:
    Date of ceremony:
    @pissedball - good idea on starting this thread... :) I myself will be applying for citizenship come mid 2016 so I am interested on how long does it take generally.

    Am curious though, in your signature - you are planning to go home to the PH for good after getting your citizenship? :)
    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!
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  • happyinmelbourne34happyinmelbourne34 MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 20Member
    Posts: 174
    Hi, eto po timeline ko, it took almost 3 1/2 months from date of application upto citizenship ceremony. Dun sa case ng co-worker ko natagalan daw sya sa pag aantay ng ceremony dun sa council nila, minsan daw kc depende dn sa council at sa # oath-takers


    Date applied: April 6 2015
    City/Council area:
    Online / Paper: Online
    Date received the acknowledgement email: April 6 2015
    Date of the Citizenship Test May 28 2015
    Citizenship Approval: May 28 2015
    Received Ceremony Invitation: Jun 12 2015
    Date of ceremony: July 22 2015
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  • pissedballpissedball ManilaTotal Reaction Points: 9Member
    Posts: 38
    @Tasburrfoot

    Yes i'm going back to the Philippines once i get my citizenship to "reflect" hahahah. My main purpose of migrating actually is to get an australian passport. I have some business ties back home to consider.

    I've been lurking in online forums and found out citizenship approval is so quick but waiting for ceremony takes ages. Oath taking date usually comes from the city council and lucky enough if you live in a suburb that holds ceremony every month.

    Congrats Ren, you got the approval after few hours of passing the test. San ako rin hehehe.
    skilled migrant now Aussie.
    Registered ACS Certified Professional (MACS CP) since 2012
    Manila-based
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  • JCsantosJCsantos SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 151Member, Moderator
    Posts: 1,416
    Schedule of ceremony depends on your. Council, sa case namin nauna ako nag apply kay wifey ko pero nauna pa sya naging citizen ng 2 months siguro
    Google for Everything !!!
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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 264Member, Moderator
    Posts: 4,302
    @Tasburrfoot

    Yes i'm going back to the Philippines once i get my citizenship to "reflect" hahahah. My main purpose of migrating actually is to get an australian passport. I have some business ties back home to consider.

    I've been lurking in online forums and found out citizenship approval is so quick but waiting for ceremony takes ages. Oath taking date usually comes from the city council and lucky enough if you live in a suburb that holds ceremony every month.

    Congrats Ren, you got the approval after few hours of passing the test. San ako rin hehehe.
    That is a bit odd... :)
    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!
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  • pissedballpissedball ManilaTotal Reaction Points: 9Member
    Posts: 38
    @jcsantos pre, may idea ka ba kung saan mabilis ? Sydney holds ceremony every month and sometimes twice but because the queue is heavily dense there's a backlog at the moment.

    I'm from Adelaide, umalis ako dun kasi mabagal ang council. I will apply this coming April.
    skilled migrant now Aussie.
    Registered ACS Certified Professional (MACS CP) since 2012
    Manila-based
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  • pissedballpissedball ManilaTotal Reaction Points: 9Member
    Posts: 38
    happyinmelbourne34,

    thanks for sharing your timeline. Your citizenship is pretty quick from the time of lodgement to ceremony. From what council ka? Madaming tag Melbourne nowadays ang nagko-complain, yung waiting period nila is more than 6months na.
    skilled migrant now Aussie.
    Registered ACS Certified Professional (MACS CP) since 2012
    Manila-based
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  • pissedballpissedball ManilaTotal Reaction Points: 9Member
    Posts: 38
    Date applied: 11 April 2016
    City/Council area: Sydney Council
    Online / Paper: Online
    Date received the acknowledgement email: 11 April 2016
    Date of the Citizenship Test: Waiting..
    Citizenship Approval:
    Received Ceremony Invitation:
    Date of ceremony:
    skilled migrant now Aussie.
    Registered ACS Certified Professional (MACS CP) since 2012
    Manila-based
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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 264Member, Moderator
    Posts: 4,302
    Date applied: 15 June 2016
    City/Council area: Manningham Council (VIC)
    Online / Paper: Online
    Date received the acknowledgement email: 15 June 2016
    Date of the Citizenship Test: 29 July 2016
    Citizenship Approval: 29 July 2016
    Received Ceremony Invitation: 15 September 2016
    Date of ceremony: 20 October 2016
    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!
    bogart
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  • Captain_ACaptain_A SingaporeTotal Reaction Points: 140Member, Moderator
    Posts: 1,157
    @TasBurrfoot congrats po.. looking forward to do the same in 2021.. :D
    18 Mar '16 IELTS Results
    06 Apr '16 EA CDR Skills Assessment submitted
    26 Apr '16 EA Skills Assessment Positive Outcome
    06 May '16 PTE-A Exam
    07 May '16 PTE- A Results & Submitted EOI
    11 May '16 Got ITA
    02 Jun '16 Lodge Visa
    04 Jul '16 Direct Grant

    Believe you can... and you're halfway there.... - Roosevelt
    bogart
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  • engr_maylene052581engr_maylene052581 MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
    Posts: 149
    Question po: if mag aaply kami ng citizenship by august 2017, pagkaapply ko that month pede ba kami umuwi ng December 2017? and ung form na pifillupan one for me and one for hubby tama ba? then ung sa kids pede ilagay sa both forms or isa lang dapat?

    thanks sa advise
    with agent
    Civil Engineer (Hydraulic Engineer)
    June 2012 - IELTS
    August 2012 - Submitted Skill Assessment
    January 2013 - Positive Skill Assessment Results from EA
    January 2013- EOI submitted
    February 04, 2013- Received Invitation
    February 11, 2013- Lodge Visa 189
    April 9, 2013 - CO Assigned, Team 6c(Requested Medicals and PCC)
    April 11, 2013- Completed medicals (me, my son and daughter)
    April 11, 2013 - Submitted PCC
    April 14, 2013 - Husband completed the medicals
    June 13, 2013 - Visa Granted
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  • pissedballpissedball ManilaTotal Reaction Points: 9Member
    Posts: 38
    Yes, You can be out of the country anytime you wish, but the approval will not be granted until you comeback. If I were you, wait the approval first (after sitting the test) before you go for holiday.
    skilled migrant now Aussie.
    Registered ACS Certified Professional (MACS CP) since 2012
    Manila-based
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  • NescoffeeNescoffee PhilippinesTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
    Posts: 9
    Ilang years po ba dapat mag stay dito sa Oz bago pwedeng mag apply ng citizenship
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  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, AustraliaTotal Reaction Points: 202Member, Moderator
    Posts: 1,707
    @Nescoffee A total of 4yrs which includes a year of being a PR :)
    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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  • NescoffeeNescoffee PhilippinesTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
    Posts: 9
    @Cassey yun nga po ang pagkakaalam ko pero sa timeline ni TasBurrfoot parang 3yrs lang sya nag stay naging Aussie citizen na sya?? correct me if I am wrong, thanks.
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  • NescoffeeNescoffee PhilippinesTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
    Posts: 9
    @TasBurrfoot Bakit po April 2013 kayo dumating then last year nakapag apply na kayo ng citizenship? Parang kulang po ng 4yrs which is the main requirements for applying for citizenship?
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  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, AustraliaTotal Reaction Points: 202Member, Moderator
    Posts: 1,707
    @Nescoffee Hula ko lang baka nagstart si @TasBurrfoot as student visa dito sa AU before becoming a PR....
    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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  • Captain_ACaptain_A SingaporeTotal Reaction Points: 140Member, Moderator
    edited January 16 Posts: 1,157
    Cassey said:

    @Nescoffee Hula ko lang baka nagstart si @TasBurrfoot as student visa dito sa AU before becoming a PR....

    nabasa ko na 4 yrs of having Oz valid visa, be it PR, student, temporary etc pati nga ata tourist , will make u eligible for citizenship. basta yung last 12mons mo is PR visa ang hawak mo.

    Australian Citizenship Act 2007 Residence Requirements
    To satisfy the residence requirements you must:
    have been living in Australia on a valid Australian visa for four years immediately before applying which must include the last 12 months as a permanent resident,
    and
    not have been absent from Australia for more than one year in total, in the 4 year period, including no more than 90 days in the year immediately before applying.
    Lawful residence means living in Australia on a valid Australian temporary or permanent visa.


    https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Ente/Retu/residence-calculator

    18 Mar '16 IELTS Results
    06 Apr '16 EA CDR Skills Assessment submitted
    26 Apr '16 EA Skills Assessment Positive Outcome
    06 May '16 PTE-A Exam
    07 May '16 PTE- A Results & Submitted EOI
    11 May '16 Got ITA
    02 Jun '16 Lodge Visa
    04 Jul '16 Direct Grant

    Believe you can... and you're halfway there.... - Roosevelt
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  • C_hiLLC_hiLL AdelaideTotal Reaction Points: 11Member
    Posts: 186
    Cassey said:

    @Nescoffee Hula ko lang baka nagstart si @TasBurrfoot as student visa dito sa AU before becoming a PR....

    Naka tourist visa ata sila then and bumisita ata ng Ex. Feb 2013 Then PR was granted Oct 2013 Then dumating sila Feb 2014 which makes them eligible to apply on Feb 2017. Hope this helps otherwise it's best to backread :)
    INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER (ANZSCO 232312)
    28/11/2013 - Pursued the Oz dream
    08/02/2014 - Hired AIMS
    12/03/2014 - IELTS Test
    19/03/2014 - IELTS Results L-7.5 R-7.5 W-6.0 S-7.0
    30/12/2014 - Skills Assessment Application lodged
    24/03/2015 - Vetassess Skills Assessment Outcome
    28/03/2015 - IELTS Test
    12/04/2015 - IELTS Results L-8.5 R-8.0 W-7.0 S-7.5
    06/07/2015 - SA application lodged
    11/08/2015 - Recieved SA nomination
    01/09/2015 - Submitted 190 Visa Application
    15/09/2015 - Submitted NBI, SG COC, Medical
    15/10/2015 - Visa granted!
    08/02/2016 - IED with whole family in Sydney
    14/05/2016 - Big move
    15/07/2016 - 1st work

    with God all things are possible!
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