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Citizenship application

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  • gerlazhgerlazh PerthPosts: 13Member
    @LakiMasel nag email din ako sa kanila regarding sa approval mga 1 month na pero automated din reply nila at ito lang sabi sa huli “Please note that we will only respond to enquiries after the published processing time has elapsed.”
  • LakiMaselLakiMasel PerthPosts: 200Member
    @gerlazh ah ganun ba. Kakainip mag antay
  • rylynnrylynn SydneyPosts: 161Member
    @LakiMasel san link ka nagreview.. Pasend at salamat!
    may test schedule na din kami Brisbane Apr 2 sabay kam husband ko (March 22 2018 kami nag apply )

    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

  • LakiMaselLakiMasel PerthPosts: 200Member
    @gerlazh may balita na ba sayo?

    @rylynn ito lang ginamit ko. Naka 100% ako.

    http://www.theaustraliantest.com/
  • appledeuceappledeuce SydneyPosts: 412Member
    You can read the material (booklet) in one day and pass the test, and you can do practice tests online. All of the questions that I got during my actual test were in the practice tests. Good luck everyone!

    I’m sure may nagkwento na before me, pero just in case tamad kayo magbackread lol -

    Part 1 - Interview: all the officer did was to ask for my birth certificate, passport and drivers licence, scan them, return them back to me, mention the wait period for pledge ceremony which is 6 months from date your application gets approved and then he told me to make my way to the test room after giving me a piece of paper with my name on it that I need to give to the proctor.

    Part 2: Test Proper: The proctor asked me to put my belongings in a locker, and gave me a piece of paper with information about the pledge, wait times etc. He then asked for my passport, looked me up in the system and then walked me to one of the computers.

    Test was multiple choice (3 choices). You can skip questions but tbh you don’t have to coz the questions are not difficult (but I acknowledge that difficulty is relative) as long as you read the booklet where the questions will be based on.

    Good luck to everyone!
    My timeline:
    28 March 2018 Submittted online application
    05 February 2019 Received test schedule email (test date March 5)
    20 February 2019 Sat the test (was able to get an earlier test date)
    11 March 2019 Application status in Immi account was changed to “Approved”. No emails. Received a letter in the mail that week saying my application was approved and that I need to wait for the pledge ceremony schedule notification.

    Student Visa 573 (SVP) Timeline:
    28 Nov 2013 - submitted int'l student application to Victoria Uni
    20-21 Dec 2013 - sat IELTS Academic module exam
    03 Jan 2014 - received IELTS scores (L:8.5 R:8.0 W:8.0 S:8.0 OBS:8.0)
    07 Jan 2014 - undertook medical exam at NHSI Makati
    16 Jan 2014 - received unconditional offer from VU
    13 Feb 2014 - paid 1st sem tuition fees; received e-COE from VU
    13 Feb 2014 - lodged visa application at PIASI
    17 Feb 2014 - received visa grant via email (thank you, Lord!)
    21 Feb 2014 - first day in OZ
    24 Feb 2014 - first day of classes
    19 June 2015 - last of day classes!
    06 Aug 2015 - received Letter of Completion from uni
    14 Oct 2015 - Graduation :D

    Journey to PR:
    07 Aug 2015 - submitted skills assessment to ACS (261311 - Analyst Programmer)
    12 Aug 2015 - received positive skills assessment result from ACS
    12 Aug 2015 - submitted EOI for 189 (60 points), 190 (NSW-65 points), 489 (state and relative sponsored - 70 points)
    29 Oct 2015 - received ITA for NSW State Nomination
    03 Nov 2015 - submitted application for NSW State Nomination
    19 Nov 2015 - received NSW SN approval and ITA for 190 visa
    01 Dec 2015 - lodged 190 application
    14 Dec 2015 - health exam at BUPA Melbourne
    15 Dec 2015 - Initial (and hopefully final) CO contact, asking for PCC
    22 Dec 2015 - submitted Australian PCC and NBI Clearance
    16 Feb 2016 - received 190 PR visa grant

    Citizenship:
    Date applied: 27 March 2018
    Date received the acknowledgement email: 27 March 2018
    Received test invite: 11 Feb 2019 for 25 March 2019 (rescheduled to 25 Feb)
    Citizenship Approval: 11 March 209
    Received Ceremony Invitation: 24 May 2019
    Date of Ceremony: 25 June 2019

  • Captain_ACaptain_A AUSTRALIAPosts: 2,097Member, Moderator
    @appledeuce thanks s overview. :D

    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

  • ajet02ajet02 BrisbanePosts: 65Member
    Hi guys,

    I've just received my test schedule for citizenship just now :)
    It took me almost 1 year to recieve the test schedule.
    This is my timeline:

    15 April 2018 - Online application thru immi account (Brisbane Council)
    20 March 2019 - Recieved my test schedule (Test date: 18 April 2019)

    Hopefully everything will be alright. Cheers!

    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

  • filsgozfilsgoz MelbournePosts: 125Member
    Congrats @ajet02

    I sat for my exam this morning and I got approval this afternoon.

    25 May 2018 - applied
    5 March 2019 - invited
    20 March 2019, morning - test
    20 March 2019, afternoon - approved

    Melbourne testing centre

    Happily living in Geelong :)

  • LakiMaselLakiMasel PerthPosts: 200Member
    @appledeuce anong council ka or state?
  • gerlazhgerlazh PerthPosts: 13Member
    @LakiMasel wala pa din ako natanggap na letter from immi. Ung sa online immi naman hindi ko pa nacheck ilang araw na, kaka-depressed kpag nasa received pa din ang status. Sayo may balita kana?
  • LakiMaselLakiMasel PerthPosts: 200Member
    @gerlazh wala pa din eh though mag 5 days pa lang kasi ako since nag exam ako hehe.

    Nakakainip. 2-weeks to 2 months. Palagay ko may balita na sayo by end of the month.
  • gerlazhgerlazh PerthPosts: 13Member
    @LakiMasel i hope so po kuya, my ceremony this coming May sana makasama kami nang anak ko.
  • gerlazhgerlazh PerthPosts: 13Member
    @LakiMasel anung month ka po nag apply?
  • LakiMaselLakiMasel PerthPosts: 200Member
    @gerlazh June 2018 kami. Naka receive kami test invite Feb 2018 and this month kami nag exam.

    Lumabas labas ba kayo ng Pinas during your stay as PR?
  • gerlazhgerlazh PerthPosts: 13Member
    @LakiMasel yes january 2018 umuwi kmi ng pinas for 10 days. Ung lang ang travel namin since the grant of pr.
  • LakiMaselLakiMasel PerthPosts: 200Member
    @gerlazh musta na. Ano na balita sayo?
  • appledeuceappledeuce SydneyPosts: 412Member
    @LakiMasel NSW po ako. Hindi ko alam actually kung anong council nyahaha. Where do I get that info?

    Student Visa 573 (SVP) Timeline:
    28 Nov 2013 - submitted int'l student application to Victoria Uni
    20-21 Dec 2013 - sat IELTS Academic module exam
    03 Jan 2014 - received IELTS scores (L:8.5 R:8.0 W:8.0 S:8.0 OBS:8.0)
    07 Jan 2014 - undertook medical exam at NHSI Makati
    16 Jan 2014 - received unconditional offer from VU
    13 Feb 2014 - paid 1st sem tuition fees; received e-COE from VU
    13 Feb 2014 - lodged visa application at PIASI
    17 Feb 2014 - received visa grant via email (thank you, Lord!)
    21 Feb 2014 - first day in OZ
    24 Feb 2014 - first day of classes
    19 June 2015 - last of day classes!
    06 Aug 2015 - received Letter of Completion from uni
    14 Oct 2015 - Graduation :D

    Journey to PR:
    07 Aug 2015 - submitted skills assessment to ACS (261311 - Analyst Programmer)
    12 Aug 2015 - received positive skills assessment result from ACS
    12 Aug 2015 - submitted EOI for 189 (60 points), 190 (NSW-65 points), 489 (state and relative sponsored - 70 points)
    29 Oct 2015 - received ITA for NSW State Nomination
    03 Nov 2015 - submitted application for NSW State Nomination
    19 Nov 2015 - received NSW SN approval and ITA for 190 visa
    01 Dec 2015 - lodged 190 application
    14 Dec 2015 - health exam at BUPA Melbourne
    15 Dec 2015 - Initial (and hopefully final) CO contact, asking for PCC
    22 Dec 2015 - submitted Australian PCC and NBI Clearance
    16 Feb 2016 - received 190 PR visa grant

    Citizenship:
    Date applied: 27 March 2018
    Date received the acknowledgement email: 27 March 2018
    Received test invite: 11 Feb 2019 for 25 March 2019 (rescheduled to 25 Feb)
    Citizenship Approval: 11 March 209
    Received Ceremony Invitation: 24 May 2019
    Date of Ceremony: 25 June 2019

  • vhoythoyvhoythoy MelbournePosts: 1,549Member, Moderator
    We are now based in Regional QLD, Toowoomba to be exact around 2 hours drive from Brisbane. Here is our timeline. Application lodge 30 Jul 2018 via Immi Account. Last week of Jan 2019, we got exam invitation, and took our exam on 20 Feb 2019. March 15, 2019 our Citizenship application was approved. Now waiting for Ceremony letter.

    ANZSCO 221214 - Internal Auditor
    19 Jan 13 - Academic IELTS Results - passed
    12 July 13 - Vetassess Assessment + Point Test Advice: Positive
    03 Nov 13 - Invitation Accepted 70 points
    19 Dec 13 - Lodged Visa 189
    07 Feb 14 - Visa Granted
    04 Aug 14 - Initial Entry Date requirement
    26 July 14 - Actual IED to Melbourne
    May 2015 - Big Move
    June 2015 - Got a permanent role in Melbourne
    Apr 2016 - Got a contract consultancy role in Melbourne
    May 2016 - Got permanent role and moved to Toowooba, Queensland

    And now...... living the life that i have imagined

    "A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed" - Ansel Adams

  • Captain_ACaptain_A AUSTRALIAPosts: 2,097Member, Moderator
    @vhoythoy congrats ambilis

    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

  • brown88brown88 DarwinPosts: 35Member
    Anyone from Darwin here?
  • rylynnrylynn SydneyPosts: 161Member
    Applied March 22 2018 Brisbane
    Received test exam apppointment March 18 2019
    April 2 2019 140pm scheduled interview and exam . Passed 100% madali lang basta nagpractice. No major questions on the interview. The officer give a hint expect the letter in the next few days.
    April 2 same day when I got home 4PM my online status now from received to approved.

    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 SydneyPosts: 161Member
    Approved na rin online status husband ko with our daughter.
    March 22 2018 submitted online brisbane
    Marxh 18 2019 invited for test
    April 2 2019 2pm test and interview
    April 3 2019 approved online status.
    Next ceremony is on May and then July. Hopefully mainvite Logan council kami last oath taking only 70+ nag oath while brisbane council had 562 . Sana mabilis mashort list for pledge.

    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

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 2,804Member, Moderator
    @rylynn Congratulations, hopefully you’ll be in the next ceremony.

    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."

  • RPhwithOZdreamRPhwithOZdream SydneyPosts: 188Member
    ask ko lang po ano ang passing mark sa paper test?

    263111 Computer and Network Systems Engineer
    Hubby's Signature
    31.07.14 decided to do my migration eligibility assessment
    23.09.14 started to gather and collate ACS requirements
    18.04.15 IELTS (L-7.5; R-8.5; W-6.5; S-6.5; Overall: 7.5)
    08.07.15 submitted ACS requirements
    30.07.15 Positive result from ACS
    20.08.15 PTE (L-73; R-68; W-73; S-47; Overall: 66)
    04.09.15 PTE (L-71; R-79; W-88; S-45; Overall: 69)
    22.09.15 EOI 190 (55points+5points SS) HOPIA!!!
    09.02.16 PTE (L-75; R-73; W-85; S-61; Overall: 72)
    01.03.16 PTE (L-79; R-78; W-90; S-60; Overall: 75)
    21.03.16 PTE (L-79; R-77; W-87; S-62; Overall: 75)
    04.04.16 PTE (L-81; R-74; W-79; S-64; Overall: 75)
    ~~decided to take Master's degree
    28.04.16 Uni Admission Form filled
    03.05.16 PTE (L-79; R-70; W-80; S-58; Overall: 74)
    01.07.16 Completed and paid Uni fees
    07.07.16 SC500 Visa Lodgement
    08.07.16 Medical
    23.08.16 Application Deferred
    14.09.16 SC500 Visa Grant
    14.11.16 Intake
    04.01.17 PTE (L-81; R-80; W-89; S-66; Overall: 78) YES!!!!
    10.01.17 EOI 189 (65points)
    01.03.17 ITA Received 189
    02.03.17 Visa Lodged
    08.03.17 BUPA Medical Exam (X-Ray & PE Cleared)
    17.03.17 Visa Grant (GSM Adelaide)

  • RPhwithOZdreamRPhwithOZdream SydneyPosts: 188Member
    alam nyo po ba kung gaano katagal ang waiting time para sa approval letter at oath?

    263111 Computer and Network Systems Engineer
    Hubby's Signature
    31.07.14 decided to do my migration eligibility assessment
    23.09.14 started to gather and collate ACS requirements
    18.04.15 IELTS (L-7.5; R-8.5; W-6.5; S-6.5; Overall: 7.5)
    08.07.15 submitted ACS requirements
    30.07.15 Positive result from ACS
    20.08.15 PTE (L-73; R-68; W-73; S-47; Overall: 66)
    04.09.15 PTE (L-71; R-79; W-88; S-45; Overall: 69)
    22.09.15 EOI 190 (55points+5points SS) HOPIA!!!
    09.02.16 PTE (L-75; R-73; W-85; S-61; Overall: 72)
    01.03.16 PTE (L-79; R-78; W-90; S-60; Overall: 75)
    21.03.16 PTE (L-79; R-77; W-87; S-62; Overall: 75)
    04.04.16 PTE (L-81; R-74; W-79; S-64; Overall: 75)
    ~~decided to take Master's degree
    28.04.16 Uni Admission Form filled
    03.05.16 PTE (L-79; R-70; W-80; S-58; Overall: 74)
    01.07.16 Completed and paid Uni fees
    07.07.16 SC500 Visa Lodgement
    08.07.16 Medical
    23.08.16 Application Deferred
    14.09.16 SC500 Visa Grant
    14.11.16 Intake
    04.01.17 PTE (L-81; R-80; W-89; S-66; Overall: 78) YES!!!!
    10.01.17 EOI 189 (65points)
    01.03.17 ITA Received 189
    02.03.17 Visa Lodged
    08.03.17 BUPA Medical Exam (X-Ray & PE Cleared)
    17.03.17 Visa Grant (GSM Adelaide)

  • fgsfgs Cooper BasinPosts: 1,066Member

    alam nyo po ba kung gaano katagal ang waiting time para sa approval letter at oath?

    Approval Letter should arrive within 2 weeks after your application is approved. Some applications were approved on the day/few days after the test, some took months. You will not received an email notification that your application has been approved, you have to check it and the letter(from Canberra) will arrive soon. Ceremony will depend on your council sked. It will depend on when DHA will forward your name to your council for the oathtaking. Some councils will require a lead time of at least 4 weeks prior to ceremony otherwise you will be scheduled for the next available ceremony. You will receive an invitation letter from your council about the ceremony.
  • LakiMaselLakiMasel PerthPosts: 200Member
    @gerlazh musta na application mo?
  • dee0829dee0829 MelbyPosts: 278Member
    Asan na po ba tayo sa application ng citizenship? asking for a friend ~ friend applied around June-ish.. ;)
  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 2,804Member, Moderator
    @dee0829 Melb or Syd? For Melb may Aug 2018 applicants na ang nakatanggap ng test appointments.

    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."

  • dee0829dee0829 MelbyPosts: 278Member
    @Cassey Really? From melb
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