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Old Apr 7th 2017, 6:39 pm   #16
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She will not be the lucky one. As it can be done. One of my South African mate did it. He got the ministerial bla bla she just have to submit those document as mentioned in the guide book.

If the law is there if some one use a loophole in it and it can stand in the court of law. Then it is not fair or unfair. It is called smartness.

Note: I do have right to my opinion too. Trend is set. So now can all the spouses who are in same boat jump. Atleast they don't jump of the boat in Christmas Island )))
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Old Apr 11th 2017, 2:29 am   #17
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Not judging one way or another, just interested as to why she needs Citizenship enough to apply for Ministerial Discretion? I can't see the urgency, am I missing something?

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Old Apr 11th 2017, 12:14 pm   #18
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I have recently applied for citizenship using this same ministerial discretion. Somewhat different circumstances but I will report back as things progress.

I did read through the other thread and there were many useful bits of information which helped me.
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Not judging one way or another, just interested as to why she needs Citizenship enough to apply for Ministerial Discretion? I can't see the urgency, am I missing something?

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She had to let go of couple of roles from the Federal Government..
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She had to let go of couple of roles from the Federal Government..
Definitely worth trying then. Worse that will happen is they say no and then you just wait until she can. Good luck.
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I have recently applied for citizenship using this same ministerial discretion. Somewhat different circumstances but I will report back as things progress.

I did read through the other thread and there were many useful bits of information which helped me.
Will be keen to how you go. we are planning to apply in a weeks time
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Will be keen to how you go. we are planning to apply in a weeks time

any progress ?
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Old Oct 20th 2017, 5:42 am   #23
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My application was received on March 7 and I have not heard a peep out of them since. Checking the website, processing times have blown out to 10 to 14 months average. I called but they do not provide comment if you are within the average processing times.
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My application was received on March 7 and I have not heard a peep out of them since. Checking the website, processing times have blown out to 10 to 14 months average. I called but they do not provide comment if you are within the average processing times.
All conferral citizenship processing was paused from 20 April until this week. It's going to take a while for them to catch up.
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My application was received on March 7 and I have not heard a peep out of them since. Checking the website, processing times have blown out to 10 to 14 months average. I called but they do not provide comment if you are within the average processing times.
are you offshore or onshore applicant ?
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are you offshore or onshore applicant ?
Offshore applicant.
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@sunvamp,

how's your wife's application status ? has DIBP sent test invitation ?



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