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Old Dec 28th 2007, 7:39 am
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has anyone obtaining australian citizenship after 2 year stay? How is your life in Australia?
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Old Dec 28th 2007, 8:16 am
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We got our citizenship straightaway after our 2 years full time permanent residency. Life is good here. To be eligible for citizenship now, you must have lived here for 4 years, as the citizenship eligibility laws have changed since late this year.
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We got our citizenship straightaway after our 2 years full time permanent residency. Life is good here. To be eligible for citizenship now, you must have lived here for 4 years, as the citizenship eligibility laws have changed since late this year.

Depends if you had validated before 30th June this year. Anyone who validated or moved here before that will still be eligible after 2 years so long as they apply before 30th June 2010, otherwise it's the new 4 year rule
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We got our citizenship straightaway after our 2 years full time permanent residency. Life is good here. To be eligible for citizenship now, you must have lived here for 4 years, as the citizenship eligibility laws have changed since late this year.
steandleigh, which part you staying? I am planning to go over mid jan 2008 before visa expiring.

I want to continue playing Ice Hockey.
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Depends if you had validated before 30th June this year. Anyone who validated or moved here before that will still be eligible after 2 years so long as they apply before 30th June 2010,
That will be us then
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steandleigh, which part you staying? I am planning to go over mid jan 2008 before visa expiring.

I want to continue playing Ice Hockey.

Just curious, but if you can't play ice hockey would you let your visa expire?

Have a word with the Canadians on here, they may know something about ice hockey - there's Dorothy and Comet555

http://britishexpats.com/forum/member.php?u=51036

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We applied as soon as we were eligible, citizenship ceremony is on Australia Day, can't wait.
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will there be any chances you failed test or australian citizenship not issue after 2 years of stay.

Because the life will be different from Asia.
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We applied as soon as we were eligible, citizenship ceremony is on Australia Day, can't wait.
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Just curious, but if you can't play ice hockey would you let your visa expire?

Have a word with the Canadians on here, they may know something about ice hockey - there's Dorothy and Comet555

http://britishexpats.com/forum/member.php?u=51036

http://britishexpats.com/forum/member.php?u=47522
I not sure. I like leisure ice skating and Ice hockey since the day i start playing.
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Default Re: has anyone obtaining australian citizenship after 2 year stay

Yes we became citizens after 2 yrs......me, the wife,3 kids and 3yrs 6mnths still here.....lifes what you make of it here,same as anywhere i purpose.
Advice.....well i'ld say put as least as much effort into it as you put into getting here.....you'll do just fine.....


all the best plumb.....
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Just curious, but if you can't play ice hockey would you let your visa expire?

Have a word with the Canadians on here, they may know something about ice hockey - there's Dorothy and Comet555

http://britishexpats.com/forum/member.php?u=51036

http://britishexpats.com/forum/member.php?u=47522
I know Comet & Mr Comet play hockey over in Brisbane. There is hockey in Adelaide, I've seen the arena on down by my old work. I'm sure there is in Perth, too, but neither Ron nor I play hockey. He hates sports and I stopped playing hockey when I was about 14.
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We had our interview a while back, at the end of October i think, everything was ok, but we have still not heard about the ceremony yet, the man at the post office said it should be Australia day, we live in Brisbane, how long should we know beforehand
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I know Comet & Mr Comet play hockey over in Brisbane. There is hockey in Adelaide, I've seen the arena on down by my old work. I'm sure there is in Perth, too, but neither Ron nor I play hockey. He hates sports and I stopped playing hockey when I was about 14.
Yes, my husband and I both play ice hockey in Brisbane. There are two rinks here... one on the north side, and one in the south. We play once a week and we could play more if we wanted to.

There's also an arena in Warners Bay by Newcastle. There's a couple in and around sydney I think. Melbourne has one, Perth has two I think, and Adelaide has one as well. There is a list of rinks floating about but I can't seem to find it at the moment. I'll have a look though.

There are lots of times for public skating too, so you can still skate even if you don't want to play on a team.

As for the citizenship thing. We were also one of the lucky ones who arrived before the new rules came into effect. So we should be eligible for citizenship in another year and a half.
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We applied as soon as we were eligible, citizenship ceremony is on Australia Day, can't wait.
Congratulations guys.....Where have you got your ceremony?

Cheers

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