citizenship

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    After citizenship test status don’t change?

    Hi, a month ago I passed my citizenship test; however my status on IMMI says still “received”. I have a few friends going through the same and their status changed to “accepted” I believe the day after they passed their test. They also received a physical letter to their email. I was wondering...
  2. Daniella

    Australian Citizenship-Ministerial discretion no 6

    My husband has been a PR since April 2012 and I'm an Australian citizen. He had a couple of days work in New Caledonia in June this year and went there without realising the travel facility on his PR visa had expired. He was given a temporary resident return visa (for 28 days) at the airport on...
  3. S

    Australian Citizenship Lounge

    Hi everybody! Please share your citizenship timelines here. Here's mine. Eligible to apply – 10 March 2017 Posted paper application – 10 March 2017 (They returned my application on 20 March 2017 because of NAATI translation problems. I corrected and sent it back on 21 March 2017. Money was...
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    Applying for Australian Citizenship right now (August 2017) under the Special Residence Requirement

    Hi all, I need your views please: I submitted my application for Australian Citizenship on 20 April 2017 only to discover that on the same day, Government announced changes to Australian citizenship requirements which meant that as of 20 April, any person applying for Citizenship would need...
  5. MysticRiver

    2017 Proposed changes in the citizenship rule at a glance

    The Australian government has proposed some changes to the existing citizenship criteria. The proposal will be presented before the Senate at the end of 2017. This needs to be passed in the Senate before the proposal become a legislation. Below are the changes at a glance All applicants need...
  6. MysticRiver

    2017 Ministerial discretions - exemption on residency requirements

    Source: DIBP website The Minister has discretionary powers to vary the residence requirement in the following circumstances, if you will be in Australia at the time your application is decided. If you will be overseas during this period, only discretions 5 and 6 below apply. If you were in...
  7. MysticRiver

    Visa Restrictions Index - most powerful passports - visa requirements for the Australians

    According to Visa Restrictions Index 2016 by The Henley & Partners, Australian passport is ranked 8th in the world in terms of freedom of travel with visa-free (or VOA) entry to 169 countries and territories. The passport index 2017 reports 153 countries for Australians to get visa free access...
  8. MysticRiver

    2017 Australian citizenship - Documents checklist

    You need to provide below documents (but not limited to) Three identity documents that all together show your photograph and signature current residential address birth name, date of birth and gender. If you have changed your name, provide evidence of this including links between names The...
  9. MysticRiver

    2017 Australian citizenship - criteria and requirements

    Citizenship criteria: You must be a permanent resident at time of application and time of decision If you were granted a permanent resident visa before you arrived in Australia, your permanent residence date is the date that you arrived in Australia on that visa If you were granted a...
  10. MysticRiver

    2014-2015 Country-wise summary of new citizens by conferral

    In 2014-15, 136,572 people became Australian citizens by conferral from at least 210 different countries. Below are the country-wise summary. CountryPersonsPercentIndia2423617.7United Kingdom2058315.1Philippines89966.6China75495.5South Africa62114.5New Zealand40913Vietnam38352.8Sri...
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    Validity of PR

    Few more questions. 1) Within how many months after getting the PR, we should make a port of entry in aus. 2) For how many years is the PR valid. 3) What is the miminum stay period to extend the PR. 4) If we fail to meet the mininum stay period within PR validity, do we need to start from the...
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    Australia immigration for Msc graduate

    Hi Admin, i looking to immigrate to Australia. I have done Bsc and Msc in Physics and have totally 6 papers in computer and programing related and two practical in programing during all 5 years study. I am working as software engineer and 9 years of experience. i head about the dudction from...
  13. MysticRiver

    Timelines, points, EOI, visa related FAQ

    There have been lots of questions regarding tentative timelines for invitation/visa processing. I thought it'd be helpful to summarize all of these: The expected time frame for getting an invitation is very tough to predict. Generally if you have 65 points or more in subclass 189 or 190...
  14. S

    PR/Citizenship from multiple country

    Dear Admin, I have some question as follows: say, someone applied for PR at Canada & beside of this he/she also applied for PR at Australia (at a time). assume that, he/she got PR first from Canada & stamped in his/her passport for Canadian PR. After some days He/She again nominated for...
  15. MysticRiver

    2013-2014 Country-wise summary of new citizens by conferral

    In 2013-14, 163,017 people became Australian citizens by conferral from at least 190 different countries. Below are the country-wise summary. Former nationalityPersonsPer centIndia27,82717.1United Kingdom25,88315.9Philippines11,6287.1South Africa9,2865.7China, Peoples Republic of9,2035.6New...
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