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  1. flatpack

    Citizenship approval letter waiting time?

    Applied August 2018, in April 2019 we got our test dates for August 2019. Managed to get cancellation dates for April. Mrs got her grant in July & I got mine in November. We did the ceremony on invasion day
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    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    They emailed me out of the blue, it said something along the lines of; if your application has taken a long time blah blah blah. Which it has so far. I emailed them back telling them we couldn't make it because of work and asked if there was a different date but they just sent back that they don't know when the next one will be!
  3. flatpack

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    Wow that is pretty quick, any special circumstances that helped it along? I have been told that if you mention going to Uni and need citizenship for Hecs(sp) fees then they can expedite it.
  4. flatpack

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    I had to be in West Perth today and had to walk past the immigration building. Unbelievably as I walked past I received an email from Immi inviting me to a fast track ceremony on Nov 2nd. Bloody typical, they drag their feet all the way through the process and then when they actually decide to speed things up I'm at work, it lands right in the middle of my swing!
  5. flatpack

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    Spoke to a lady at the Shire today and we are deffo on Jan 26
  6. flatpack

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    Finally it’s happened, my status on the immi portal has gone from received to approved. 14 months after application. Id guess that our ceremony date will be on invasion day!
  7. flatpack

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    Just the contract number on the immi website
  8. flatpack

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    I’m still waiting, had my test at the beginning of April. OH did her test after me and got hers in July Ive tried ringing them twice about it and they give you nothing, nothing at all. The first call wouldn’t even take my name, never mind any reference numbers. Just wait is all I have been told
  9. flatpack

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    OH got her approval after 10 months and my daughter and I are still waiting after 13 months!
  10. flatpack

    Better to go on UK or Irish passport?

    I am interested to know why you think the Aussies would favour an Irish passport holder over a British passport holder
  11. flatpack

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    So we have an update, no matter what anyone says immigration are slower than a slow thing from planet slow that is really tired! Our citizenships didn't get approved in time to get a passport so Mrs Flatpack could go to Bali. I was a little miffed to have to pay over $400 for a RRV but needs must, guess what came through the post almost immediately afterwards... yup her citizenship approval. I'm beginning to believe the folk that say it's a cash grab and that I shouldn't have told them about the Bali trip as I did my interview 10 days before the missus and I'm still waiting for my approval 4 weeks after she got hers. I wonder if I paid for a RRV whether it would come through.
  12. flatpack

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    So it's now over 4 weeks since I did the test, following advice from the lady who interviewed me I rang the local council today. I spoke to a very helpful lady who said that we need to wait for a letter from immigration saying we had passed the test/ interview. Once we receive that then it's a quick process. I told her when we did the test and she said we should have it very soon. She checked available dates and there's room for us on the 1st of July which mean we can get passports before 1st August. I'm pretty happy with that timeframe. Just waiting for the letter now!
  13. flatpack

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    I asked at thew immigration department and she said it was doable but tight. We have to wait until immigration inform the council before we can request a sooner date and I'm not sure how long that will take. I'll give it 4 weeks before I ring the council.
  14. flatpack

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    So after loads of swatting and completing mock Citizenship Tests on an app the OH went to do her interview and test. She was real nervous and out of maybe 40 or 50 mock tests she had failed only twice, the very first one and one about halfway through. However guess which ones she was concentrating on lol. Anyway I went with her and off she goes for the interview armed with her docs. 20 mins later she comes out and heads straight for the door, walking at a much faster pace than usual. I had to catch her up, i asked how she'd gone on. Her face said she'd failed but she'd passed with 90%. Just waiting for the next step now which they said can be 3-6 months wait. At least our council do ceremonies every month. Are we going to beat the deadline before we need an RRV?
  15. flatpack

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    So the OH was nervous about doing her test so quickly so I swapped her appointment with mine. Appointment time 2.40 Arrived at 2.20 Called for interview at 2.20 (literally as I pulled my ticket from the machine) Went for test 2.30 Walked out all completed at 2.43 It's a very simple process, there was to interview to speak of. Just asked for my docs and processed them, then off to the computers for the test. The lady was very helpful and think there's a small chance we might get it all completed in time to save on RRV's