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CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION LAST BATCH (OLD RULE)

filsgozfilsgoz MelbournePosts: 125Member
edited January 2018 in Other Migration Topic
Hi All

If you're intending to apply for citizenship before the new rules take place on 1 July, this is our place. Let us share our experiences, keep each other informed, help and encourage one another. I'm sure you know that the wait is between 12 to 14 months. Dito po tayo magdamayan.

For those who have already applied, please share your timeline:

1. Date Applied:
2. City/Council Area:
3. Online / Paper:
4. Acknowledgement Email:
5. Citizenship Test e-mail:
6. Date of the Citizenship Test:
7. Approval letter:
8. Date of ceremony:

We learn from each other especially from complications or special situations that others encountered and resolved. So, if you can add kung mayroong mga ganitong drama sa application ninyo so that others can learn from your experiences.

Me and my partner (same sex) will lodge our application by the first week of June but we're already looking at preparing our application.

Welcome mga batchmates! :D

Happily living in Geelong :)

Comments

  • epiboy99epiboy99 Adelaide
    Posts: 193Member
    Joined: Feb 09, 2013
    Hi.

    Here is my timeline (applied with my daughter):

    1. Date Applied: 27 November 2017
    2. City/Council Area: City of Norwood (SA)
    3. Online / Paper: Online
    4. Acknowledgement Email: 27 November 2017
    5. Citizenship Test e-mail: TBA
    6. Date of the Citizenship Test: TBA
    7. Approval letter: TBA
    8. Date of ceremony: TBA

    My wife lodged her application on 4 December 2017.

    God Bless and good luck!


    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

  • dee0829dee0829 Melby
    Posts: 278Member
    Joined: Apr 15, 2014
    Hi.

    Here is my timeline (applied with my husband and son):

    1. Date Applied: October 30, 2017
    2. City/Council Area: Sydney
    3. Online / Paper: Online
    4. Acknowledgement Email: 30/10/17
    5. Citizenship Test e-mail: TBA
    6. Date of the Citizenship Test: TBA
    7. Approval letter: TBA
    8. Date of ceremony: TBA

    God Bless and good luck!
  • rylynnrylynn Sydney
    Posts: 160Member
    Joined: Aug 26, 2012
    1. Date Applied: 22 Mar 2018
    2. City/Council Area:
    3. Online / Paper: Online
    4. Acknowledgement Email: 22 MAr 2018
    5. Citizenship Test e-mail: TBA
    6. Date of the Citizenship Test: TBA
    7. Approval letter: TBA
    8. Date of ceremony: TBA

    Nov 30, 2012 - IELTS OBS 7.0
    Dec 21,2012-EA received documents :
    May 21, 2013- Received Positive assessment (released 15 May)
    May 21,2013 - Lodged EOI -Visa 189
    June 3, 2013- Invited Visa 189
    June 4 , 2013 - Lodged Visa
    June 5,2013- Uploaded documents and certificate
    June 15, 2013 - Uploaded NBI Clearance
    June 29, 2013- DIAC received medical through SATA Bedok
    July 30,2013- CO Assigned GSM Team 33 Brisbane
    Aug 22,2013- Uploaded SG Clearance (3 weeks processing)
    Aug 23,2013- VISA GRANT (IED June 19 2014)
    March 22,2014 - Arrived in Brisbane
    May 21,2014 - Hubby started work
    July 22,2014 -started work

  • rylynnrylynn Sydney
    Posts: 160Member
    Joined: Aug 26, 2012
    any updates on your status @dee0829 @epiboy99

    Nov 30, 2012 - IELTS OBS 7.0
    Dec 21,2012-EA received documents :
    May 21, 2013- Received Positive assessment (released 15 May)
    May 21,2013 - Lodged EOI -Visa 189
    June 3, 2013- Invited Visa 189
    June 4 , 2013 - Lodged Visa
    June 5,2013- Uploaded documents and certificate
    June 15, 2013 - Uploaded NBI Clearance
    June 29, 2013- DIAC received medical through SATA Bedok
    July 30,2013- CO Assigned GSM Team 33 Brisbane
    Aug 22,2013- Uploaded SG Clearance (3 weeks processing)
    Aug 23,2013- VISA GRANT (IED June 19 2014)
    March 22,2014 - Arrived in Brisbane
    May 21,2014 - Hubby started work
    July 22,2014 -started work

  • dee0829dee0829 Melby
    Posts: 278Member
    Joined: Apr 15, 2014
    @rylynn wala pa eh. Thanks xx
  • epiboy99epiboy99 Adelaide
    Posts: 193Member
    Joined: Feb 09, 2013
    @rylynn received pa din. wala pa ring update.

    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

  • ajet02ajet02 Brisbane
    Posts: 64Member
    Joined: Oct 05, 2011
    Hi all, just asking if we have to provide evidence of residency for all the years of residency in Australia? We will be submitting our documents this coming 10th April (our 4th yr in Australia), here is our situation:
    - we didn't have any formal documents (e.g. utility bills, rent certificate, etc.) from 10th April 2014 to 3rd May 2014 as we are just living in a friends house and just sharing bills from them.
    - I have payslips and Bank statements (savings acct) starting from 14th April 2014 but I don't know if they are valid
    - I started applying a phone line (Telstra) on 3rd May 2014 so I got utility bill from that day forward.

    Should we still continue my application on the 10th of April or go on on the 3rd of May? Thanks in advance.

    December 2011 - Took IELTS (7.0W, 7.0R, 6.5L, 6.0S, OBS-6.0)
    July 2013 - Submitted VETASSESS (ANZSCO 234111)
    Nov 14, 2013 - Positive Outcome (VETASSESS)
    Nov 17, 2013 - EOI Submitted
    Nov 28, 2013 - SS Invitation from Qld
    Dec 18, 2013 - Lodge 489 Visa

  • fgsfgs Cooper Basin
    Posts: 966Member
    Joined: Nov 12, 2013
    ajet02 said:

    Hi all, just asking if we have to provide evidence of residency for all the years of residency in Australia? We will be submitting our documents this coming 10th April (our 4th yr in Australia), here is our situation:
    - we didn't have any formal documents (e.g. utility bills, rent certificate, etc.) from 10th April 2014 to 3rd May 2014 as we are just living in a friends house and just sharing bills from them.
    - I have payslips and Bank statements (savings acct) starting from 14th April 2014 but I don't know if they are valid
    - I started applying a phone line (Telstra) on 3rd May 2014 so I got utility bill from that day forward.

    Should we still continue my application on the 10th of April or go on on the 3rd of May? Thanks in advance.

    Provide only proof of your current address. Read the list of requirements.. 1. Proofof identity 2. Character declaration
  • ajet02ajet02 Brisbane
    Posts: 64Member
    Joined: Oct 05, 2011
    Geez, thanks @fgs. Kala ko kelangan pati yung last 4 years of stay.

    December 2011 - Took IELTS (7.0W, 7.0R, 6.5L, 6.0S, OBS-6.0)
    July 2013 - Submitted VETASSESS (ANZSCO 234111)
    Nov 14, 2013 - Positive Outcome (VETASSESS)
    Nov 17, 2013 - EOI Submitted
    Nov 28, 2013 - SS Invitation from Qld
    Dec 18, 2013 - Lodge 489 Visa

  • rylynnrylynn Sydney
    Posts: 160Member
    Joined: Aug 26, 2012
    @ajet02 proof of residency this is for your current address (rental agreement etc ,utility bills_ ... While for evidence of initial entry or lawful entry use your immigration stamp in your passport when you first enter Australia with valid resident visa. ( Citizenship - Evidence of first arrival in Australia ) .

    Nov 30, 2012 - IELTS OBS 7.0
    Dec 21,2012-EA received documents :
    May 21, 2013- Received Positive assessment (released 15 May)
    May 21,2013 - Lodged EOI -Visa 189
    June 3, 2013- Invited Visa 189
    June 4 , 2013 - Lodged Visa
    June 5,2013- Uploaded documents and certificate
    June 15, 2013 - Uploaded NBI Clearance
    June 29, 2013- DIAC received medical through SATA Bedok
    July 30,2013- CO Assigned GSM Team 33 Brisbane
    Aug 22,2013- Uploaded SG Clearance (3 weeks processing)
    Aug 23,2013- VISA GRANT (IED June 19 2014)
    March 22,2014 - Arrived in Brisbane
    May 21,2014 - Hubby started work
    July 22,2014 -started work

  • cind3r3llacind3r3lla Perth, WA
    Posts: 153Member
    Joined: Sep 10, 2012
    1. Date Applied: 23 Aug 2017 (husband + son) / 11 March 2018 (me)
    2. City/Council Area: Perth, WA
    3. Online / Paper: Online
    4. Acknowledgement Email: 23 Aug 2017 / 11 March 2018
    5. Citizenship Test e-mail: TBA
    6. Date of the Citizenship Test: TBA
    7. Approval letter: TBA
    8. Date of ceremony: TBA

    :( ang tagal. Our friend applied last October 2017, pero may examination date na sya (this June 2018). Ewan namin kung paano ang queuing system ng Immi. :(
  • fgsfgs Cooper Basin
    Posts: 966Member
    Joined: Nov 12, 2013
    @cind3r3lla Applied Feb 15,2018, received test date May 11..Qld
  • filsgozfilsgoz Melbourne
    Posts: 125Member
    Joined: Jul 05, 2013
    Late timeline update:

    1. Date Applied: 25 May (both me and partner)
    2. City/Council Area: City of Greater Geelong
    3. Online / Paper: Online
    4. Acknowledgement Email: 25 May
    5. Citizenship Test e-mail: TBA
    6. Date of the Citizenship Test: TBA
    7. Approval letter: TBA
    8. Date of ceremony: TBA

    Fingers crossed on a quick test date!

    Happily living in Geelong :)

  • dee0829dee0829 Melby
    Posts: 278Member
    Joined: Apr 15, 2014
    edited June 2018
    My timeline

    1. Date Applied: Oct 31, 2017
    2. City/Council Area: Marybyrnong, VA
    3. Online / Paper: Online
    4. Acknowledgement Email: Oct 31
    5. Citizenship Test e-mail: May 29
    6. Date of the Citizenship Test: June 4
    7. Online Approvel: June 4
    8. Approval letter: TBR
    9. Date of ceremony: TBA

  • fgsfgs Cooper Basin
    Posts: 966Member
    Joined: Nov 12, 2013
    My timeline

    1. Date Applied: Feb. 15, 2018
    2. City/Council Area: Ipswich Qld
    3. Online / Paper: Online
    4. Acknowledgement Email: Feb. 15
    5. Citizenship Test e-mail: May 11
    6. Date of the Citizenship Test: May 21
    7. Online Approval: May 21
    8. Received Approval Letter: June 6
    9. Date of ceremony: TBA
  • filsgozfilsgoz Melbourne
    Posts: 125Member
    Joined: Jul 05, 2013
    edited June 2018
    @fgs That's a great timeline, congratulations! Ang bilis ng QLD pero I'm also wondering how different ang circumstances mo @fgs kay @dee0829

    Also @dee0829 dalawa ang timeline mo (one from Sydney the other in Melbourne?)

    Happily living in Geelong :)

  • fgsfgs Cooper Basin
    Posts: 966Member
    Joined: Nov 12, 2013
    edited June 2018
    filsgoz said:

    @fgs That's a great timeline, congratulations! Ang bilis ng QLD pero I'm also wondering how different ang circumstances mo @fgs kay @dee0829

    Also @dee0829 dalawa ang timeline mo (one from Sydney the other in Melbourne?)

    @filsgoz Nothing special i supposed..marami ako kasabay sa Qld na 2018 din nag apply pero marami din 2017 pa at wala pang test sked. I wasnt expecting that after almost 3 mos, me and my nephew received the test invitation pero it just came.

    Applied exactly 4 years in Au.
    1 yr 7 mos PR when applied
    Came on 489 visa
    Moved to Qld 2 mos prior to applying
  • dee0829dee0829 Melby
    Posts: 278Member
    Joined: Apr 15, 2014
    @filsgoz Hello, we were still in Sydney when we applied. we updated our address to Melbourne as soon as we had our rental application approved. so yeah, we had the test here in melbs already. :D
  • filsgozfilsgoz Melbourne
    Posts: 125Member
    Joined: Jul 05, 2013

    It's been a while now. Any update on your citizenship application?

    Happily living in Geelong :)

  • gerlazhgerlazh Perth
    Posts: 13Member
    Joined: Feb 15, 2019
    Timeline update

    Online lodgement and acknowledgement: April 5,2018
    Test email; Dec 19,2018
    Test appointment: Jan 07,2019 (originally April 5,2019)
    Online approval: Aug. 22,2019
    Approval letter: Aug 30,2019
    Ceremony: TBA
    Rockingham council WA
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