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Citizenship application and travel concern

Gary15

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Hi Mystic-I applied for Citizenship in Jan 2019, I have my interview scheduled for 17th Sep'19. Just wanted to clarify if i plan any overseas trip, is it advisable to wait till my interview is done? I am uncertain how it may affect my application.
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Gary
 

MysticRiver

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You can travel before the interview, no issue. Just don't miss the interview.
 

Gary15

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Hi Mystic-I sat for my test/interview for citizenship on 17th sep and next day my status got changed to 'approved', I am awaiting confirmation letter now. My wife had her interview next day and the interviewer got fixated on her birth certificate on the matter of issue date, as it showed 2011(she had to reapply for one after losing the original), he let her sit for the test and requested year10 mark sheet to send through email-which she did immediately. we attempted seeking clarification on her application and was advised they cant see such request on her file and that it may get updated in couple of weeks. your thoughts? also we did put our names together to attend the ceremony, do you think the department would keep that under consideration while issuing the approval letter for both of us?
 

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I have seen many cases where one partner gets immediate approval and another takes a few months. If you don't get an immediate approval, most likely they will send for a 3rd party security check which will result in a 1-6 months delay - most commonly around 2-3 months.

also we did put our names together to attend the ceremony, do you think the department would keep that under consideration while issuing the approval letter for both of us?
No, you should receive your approval letter within 7-10 days after the status is changed to approved in your ImmiAccount. Department will hold your invitation letter to the citizenship ceremony so that both of you can attend together.
 

Gary15

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I have seen many cases where one partner gets immediate approval and another takes a few months. If you don't get an immediate approval, most likely they will send for a 3rd party security check which will result in a 1-6 months delay - most commonly around 2-3 months.


No, you should receive your approval letter within 7-10 days after the status is changed to approved in your ImmiAccount. Department will hold your invitation letter to the citizenship ceremony so that both of you can attend together.
Thanks Mystic
 
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