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  • dee0829dee0829 Melby
    Posts: 278Member
    Joined: Apr 15, 2014
    120K applicants from Oct 15.
  • YeliboyYeliboy Melbourne
    Posts: 12Member
    Joined: Nov 04, 2013
    Ask ko lang guys, how did you put your signature inside the pdf file (citizenship application form), coz the form itself does not allow me. Thanks sa hhelp. The only thing I know is to print the form, sign it, then scan it.
  • multitaskingmultitasking North Ryde
    Posts: 544Member
    Joined: Oct 02, 2012
    @Yeliboy kung online application.. ala ka naman dapat pirmahan except doon sa form 1195...

    May 2012 - Revalidated ACS Application (System Analyst)
    9/1/2012 - Taken My 3rd IELTS Exam
    9/14/2012 - Got IELTS results: L=8,R=8.5,W=7,S=7 .. :-) .. pag may tiyaga..may nilaga
    9/15/2012 - Updated my EOI = 65 points (visa 190);60 (VISA 189)
    10/10/2012 - Australia Federal Police Clearance Submitted Online
    10/11/2012 - FBI Clearance Sent Through DHL
    10/22/2012 - Received scan copy of AFP clearance from my friend in Melbourne
    11/15/2012 - Received Invitation for 189 (about 2 months after 60 pts effectivity)
    11/24/2012 - 189 VISA Lodged
    11/29/2012 - DIAC Ack :-)
    12/4/2012 - Received FBI clearance. Friend in US sent scanned copy
    12/17/2012 - CO Assigned
    04/17/2013 Visa 189 Granted.. Thank you Lord...
    08/09/2013 - Flight to Sydney through PAL
    08/10/2013 - Touchdown Sydney
    08/12/2013 - Start of Job Hunt in Australia
    08/26/2013 - First day of work... THANK YOU LORD...
    07/16/2015 - Transferred to my second job/company
    Pray, Hope AND Don't Worry - Padre Pio

  • YeliboyYeliboy Melbourne
    Posts: 12Member
    Joined: Nov 04, 2013
    I’m applying now. Yup., just realized. Thanks!
  • nalookanalooka Brisbane
    Posts: 130Member
    Joined: Dec 17, 2012
    Musta na sa mga nag apply? May balita na ba?

    Less than a month pa lang nung nag apply ako so hindi pa ako nage-expect na makareceive ng test sched :)

    Lagay ko lang yung timeline ko dito.

    Date applied: 19 Nov 2017
    City/Council area: North Sydney Council
    Online / Paper: Online
    Date received the acknowledgement email: 19 Nov 2017
    Date of the Citizenship Test: Waiting..
    Citizenship Approval:
    Received Ceremony Invitation:
    Date of ceremony:

    Jan 2012 - ACS
    Feb 2012 - IELTS
    ...nagpakabusy sa work and ipon pambayad ng visa
    28 Jan 2013 - Submitted EOI
    4 Feb 2013 - Received Invitation (189)
    21 Feb 2013 - Lodged Visa application
    6 Apr 2013 - CO Requested Medical, PCC, tax/bank statement (Team 34)
    10 Apr 2013 - Medical at St. Luke's
    12 Apr 2013 - Bank statement
    15 Apr 2013 - NBI
    18 Apr 2013 - Emailed CO that requested docs were all uploaded
    19 Apr 2013 - Visa 1890Grant!!!!
    26 Oct 2013 - Arrived in AU
    19 Nov 2017 - Submitted Citizenship application
    26 Sep 2018 - Citizenship interview & exam. application = Finalised
    14 Nov 2018 - Citizenship Ceremony

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,789Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    @nalooka Hindi ko pa nilodge yung sa amin at nagmove kasi kami ng house para iwas hassle sa pagfill up ng form. Please update us once you get your test date schedule and thanks for sharing your timeline. :)

    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 :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,789Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    @multitasking Hi, ask ko lang kapag nasubmit na yung application, pwede pa bang magattach ng additional documents? Thank you.

    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 :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • multitaskingmultitasking North Ryde
    Posts: 544Member
    Joined: Oct 02, 2012
    @Cassey alam ko pwede pa....

    May 2012 - Revalidated ACS Application (System Analyst)
    9/1/2012 - Taken My 3rd IELTS Exam
    9/14/2012 - Got IELTS results: L=8,R=8.5,W=7,S=7 .. :-) .. pag may tiyaga..may nilaga
    9/15/2012 - Updated my EOI = 65 points (visa 190);60 (VISA 189)
    10/10/2012 - Australia Federal Police Clearance Submitted Online
    10/11/2012 - FBI Clearance Sent Through DHL
    10/22/2012 - Received scan copy of AFP clearance from my friend in Melbourne
    11/15/2012 - Received Invitation for 189 (about 2 months after 60 pts effectivity)
    11/24/2012 - 189 VISA Lodged
    11/29/2012 - DIAC Ack :-)
    12/4/2012 - Received FBI clearance. Friend in US sent scanned copy
    12/17/2012 - CO Assigned
    04/17/2013 Visa 189 Granted.. Thank you Lord...
    08/09/2013 - Flight to Sydney through PAL
    08/10/2013 - Touchdown Sydney
    08/12/2013 - Start of Job Hunt in Australia
    08/26/2013 - First day of work... THANK YOU LORD...
    07/16/2015 - Transferred to my second job/company
    Pray, Hope AND Don't Worry - Padre Pio

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,789Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    @multitasking Thank you, may update na ba sa application niyo? Sana hindi naman abutin ng taon, yung pagaantay, hehe

    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 :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • YeliboyYeliboy Melbourne
    Posts: 12Member
    Joined: Nov 04, 2013
    Wala pa rin update yung sa akin. I applied around early November. More than a month na since I lodged my app and holiday season is coming so I’m expecting this one to be a waiting game.
  • multitaskingmultitasking North Ryde
    Posts: 544Member
    Joined: Oct 02, 2012
    @Yeliboy .. di ka nag iisa... Early Sept kami.. ala pa rin update.. talagang sobra bagal ngayon...

    May 2012 - Revalidated ACS Application (System Analyst)
    9/1/2012 - Taken My 3rd IELTS Exam
    9/14/2012 - Got IELTS results: L=8,R=8.5,W=7,S=7 .. :-) .. pag may tiyaga..may nilaga
    9/15/2012 - Updated my EOI = 65 points (visa 190);60 (VISA 189)
    10/10/2012 - Australia Federal Police Clearance Submitted Online
    10/11/2012 - FBI Clearance Sent Through DHL
    10/22/2012 - Received scan copy of AFP clearance from my friend in Melbourne
    11/15/2012 - Received Invitation for 189 (about 2 months after 60 pts effectivity)
    11/24/2012 - 189 VISA Lodged
    11/29/2012 - DIAC Ack :-)
    12/4/2012 - Received FBI clearance. Friend in US sent scanned copy
    12/17/2012 - CO Assigned
    04/17/2013 Visa 189 Granted.. Thank you Lord...
    08/09/2013 - Flight to Sydney through PAL
    08/10/2013 - Touchdown Sydney
    08/12/2013 - Start of Job Hunt in Australia
    08/26/2013 - First day of work... THANK YOU LORD...
    07/16/2015 - Transferred to my second job/company
    Pray, Hope AND Don't Worry - Padre Pio

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,789Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    @multitasking @Yeliboy 90% nga raw ng application napaprocess in 14 mos... at least nakapaglodge na tayo at di na affected ng mga susunod na changes. Waiting game na lang uli.

    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 :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • fgsfgs Cooper Basin
    Posts: 992Member
    Joined: Nov 12, 2013
    Don sa identity declaration ng Aussie Citizen, kailangan ba within your community or anywhere in Australia na kilala ka? Kakalipat kasi namin ng ibang state at dapat employed in one of the occupations na nasa list :-)
  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,789Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    @fgs I think it can be anywhere as long as kilala kayo kasi they randomly call and ask the person to describe the applicant. And yes dapat nasa list yung occupation. :)

    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 :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • dai_yaridai_yari Melbourne
    Posts: 12Member
    Joined: Jan 31, 2013
    Hello po.
    Ask ko lang po. Magkano po ang total citizenship fee?
    And if ever po ba, while nakaprocess ang citizenship pwede pong lumabas ng australia? Like magbakasyon for 1 to 2 wks?

    Salamat po
  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,789Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    @dai_yari Hi, it’s $285 per person, yung bata na kasama sa application ng parent under 16 is free. Pwede kang magbakasyon, may question sa form about traveling outside Au ilagay mo na lang run yung travel plans mo or you can update them thru your immi account..

    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 :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • dai_yaridai_yari Melbourne
    Posts: 12Member
    Joined: Jan 31, 2013
    @Cassey. Thank you po sa reply, very informative. So, $285 na po lahat? Yun na po yung overall costs? Wala naman po akong anak or asawa, possible po ba ang parents/brother?

    Thank you po :)
  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,789Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    @dai_yari Yes, $285 for the citizenship application. Migrant o PR din ba brother and parents mo? If not, then hindi sila pwedeng magapply for citizenship.

    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 :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • dai_yaridai_yari Melbourne
    Posts: 12Member
    Joined: Jan 31, 2013
    @Cassey thanks po ulit sa reply. Hindi po asa Pinas po sila. Ako lang po dito sa OZ kaya iniisip ko pong isama sila sa applic. Kaso hindi po pala pwede.

    True po ba na if ever gusto ko sila ipetition permanently sa OZ eh 55k aud per person?
  • fgsfgs Cooper Basin
    Posts: 992Member
    Joined: Nov 12, 2013
    dai_yari said:

    @Cassey thanks po ulit sa reply. Hindi po asa Pinas po sila. Ako lang po dito sa OZ kaya iniisip ko pong isama sila sa applic. Kaso hindi po pala pwede.



    True po ba na if ever gusto ko sila ipetition permanently sa OZ eh 55k aud per person?

    Citizenship is an indivual application except for underage children. You could have included your parents as dependents when you applied for your migrant visa. There is a parent visa you can apply but the wait is very long( i think 30years wait). The easiest would be a 3 or 5 years tourist visa but also expensive.
  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,789Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    @dai_yari Pwede mo silang iapply for PR, yun nga lang mamimili ka kung gagastos ka ng malaki or magaantay ka ng matagal. Meron yung permanent visa subclass 103 around $6k kaso ang waiting time is 30yrs, meron ding subclass 143 which is a permanent visa nasa $19k or yung temporary visa na 173 which is around $31k. Maraming choices actually, ilan lang yan sa mga options. Pwede rin naman silang magtourist visa na muna.

    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 :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • dai_yaridai_yari Melbourne
    Posts: 12Member
    Joined: Jan 31, 2013
    @fgs. Thanks po sa reply. Nung nagapply po ako ng p.r eh sabi nung agent mahirap daw isama sa applic.parents ko kaya di ko po naisama as dependents.
  • dai_yaridai_yari Melbourne
    Posts: 12Member
    Joined: Jan 31, 2013
    @Cassey Thank you very much po for an informative reply. Will look on those types of visa. Have a great Sunday po.
  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 2,789Member, Moderator
    Joined: Sep 07, 2015
    @dai_yari No worries, all the best! :)

    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 :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • Captain_ACaptain_A AUSTRALIA
    Posts: 1,781Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jul 04, 2012
    @fgs @Cassey

    question.
    Individual application, meaning if a couple applied and granted PR visa, the other one is as dependent to the main applicant, they should apply citizenship separately once eligible?

    unlike visa, there's a main applicant and dependents and apply as one?

    TIA

    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

  • fgsfgs Cooper Basin
    Posts: 992Member
    Joined: Nov 12, 2013
    Captain_A said:

    @fgs @Cassey

    question.
    Individual application, meaning if a couple applied and granted PR visa, the other one is as dependent to the main applicant, they should apply citizenship separately once eligible?

    unlike visa, there's a main applicant and dependents and apply as one?

    TIA

    yes correct...separate application..only underage children can be included..theres an option in the application where you can choose someone whose also applying to be processed witj your application so that both of you will attend the ceremony in one place/same rime
  • Captain_ACaptain_A AUSTRALIA
    Posts: 1,781Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jul 04, 2012
    @fgs Thanks a lot

    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

  • sulatansiyvettesulatansiyvette dubbo
    Posts: 17Member
    Joined: May 03, 2017
    hi confirm ko lang... tama ba na effective july 2018 iba na rule to apply for citizenship? required na maging permenent resident for 4yeara kahit na nakatira na sya sa oz ng 4 years?

    hubby arrived mar 2014/
    approved PR apr 2017

    di na sya qualified to apply for citizenship even before jul2018 kc new rule na? tama po ba...
  • fgsfgs Cooper Basin
    Posts: 992Member
    Joined: Nov 12, 2013

    hi confirm ko lang... tama ba na effective july 2018 iba na rule to apply for citizenship? required na maging permenent resident for 4yeara kahit na nakatira na sya sa oz ng 4 years?



    hubby arrived mar 2014/

    approved PR apr 2017



    di na sya qualified to apply for citizenship even before jul2018 kc new rule na? tama po ba...

    Based on the dates, he is qualified to apply in April-before July 2018(unless di sya absent for 12 mos or more in Au). The new rules was not approved sa senate kaya di naimplement which could have been effective April 2017. Nasa website ngayon na iimplement July 2018 but take note that it is still subject to legislation.
  • dai_yaridai_yari Melbourne
    Posts: 12Member
    Joined: Jan 31, 2013
    Good evening po.
    Maginquire lang po ako sa mga nakakaalam. Magpasa po ako ng application for citizenship then gamitin konpo sana yung bank statement. Ano po ba doon sa bank statement yung NUMBER IDENTIFIER. Di po kasi kasya pag buong bsb and bank account. And wala na po akong makita doon na pwedeng maging identifier.

    Thank you po.
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