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Old Jul 28th 2005, 2:11 am
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Cool Permanent Resident Visa Cancelled!!!!

Yes, you read it right. My and my family's PR visas have been cancelled!

The reason? We became citizens last night!!!

It was a lovely ceremony at Joondalup Civic Centre, we were naturalized along with about 70 others, got to swear the oath on the bible, got to shake the hand of some dignitaries, got the plant and got the certificate.

One thing I noticed was the last couple of groups called forward for the affirmation, without the bible were a much scruffier bunch that us bible bashers - many in jeans despite the invitation letter asking for a reasonable standard of dress.

I wonder what they must wear when they are not at a special occasion - a sack?
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Congratulations, Renth!!!
Bet it feels good.

*breaking into a rousing rendition of "We are Australian"*

I've got a few years yet before I get that tree...

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Originally Posted by renth
got the plant
The plant? Please explain!!

So....are you still a British citizen, or did you need to give that up?
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Old Jul 28th 2005, 2:16 am
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The plant? Please explain!!

So....are you still a British citizen, or did you need to give that up?
It seems like it's traditional to get a native plant as a gift when you become a citizen.

Brit's don't have to give up UK citizenship, we're dual citizens now - Aussie/Brits.
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Originally Posted by renth
It seems like it's traditional to get a native plant as a gift when you become a citizen.

Brit's don't have to give up UK citizenship, we're dual citizens now - Aussie/Brits.
Many congratulations to you

I wouldn't get this thread going on Aussie standards of dress, I think it's been done before!!
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Originally Posted by renth
Yes, you read it right. My and my family's PR visas have been cancelled!

The reason? We became citizens last night!!!

It was a lovely ceremony at Joondalup Civic Centre, we were naturalized along with about 70 others, got to swear the oath on the bible, got to shake the hand of some dignitaries, got the plant and got the certificate.

One thing I noticed was the last couple of groups called forward for the affirmation, without the bible were a much scruffier bunch that us bible bashers - many in jeans despite the invitation letter asking for a reasonable standard of dress.

I wonder what they must wear when they are not at a special occasion - a sack?
Congrats.........we attended our friends last year, they dressed up as were really proud of doing it

So big question, are you staying now??
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Congratulations. We have about a month before we can apply. Am looking forward to getting my tree
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So big question, are you staying now??
Damn right were staying!
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Damn right were staying!

good on yer mate.......!!!!!
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good on yer mate.......!!!!!

I see you are from Southampton - my dad's side of the family are from there, I used to go to Bitterne Park primary.
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Nice one Renth. Did you wear a clean flanno for the occasion?
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Originally Posted by renth
Yes, you read it right. My and my family's PR visas have been cancelled!

The reason? We became citizens last night!!!
Congratulations. Incidentally your visas have not been 'cancelled' - it's just that once you become Australian citizens the Migration Act 1958 provisions cease to apply to you and any visa you hold becomes null and void.

Australian citizens cannot legally apply for, be granted, or hold any Australian visa.


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Congratulations to you all, must be anice feeling

you can apply for your aussie passport now !!!!
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I see you are from Southampton - my dad's side of the family are from there, I used to go to Bitterne Park primary.

OMG small world eh!! Mum and Dad still live in Sholing, I went to Sholing Girls school then Southampton Tech College and most of my friends had been to Bitterne Park primary, I went to St Monica primary as was near us, then shifted from Southampton to Nottingham in 90's and then back to live in Woolston before we moved out here.

Try this for a bit of nostalgia

http://www.bbc.co.uk/southampton/tra..._webcams.shtml

not live at mo but try this afternoon, Bitterne is on there

catch up later as day off work and need to find hubbie a birthday present!!!
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that's a pretty prejudiced view, don't you think?

i won't be swearing an oath on the bible when i become a citizen (i will not be a hyprocrite) but i'll be going dressed smartly. i'm sure there are plenty of god-squad members that would go in jeans too.

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One thing I noticed was the last couple of groups called forward for the affirmation, without the bible were a much scruffier bunch that us bible bashers - many in jeans despite the invitation letter asking for a reasonable standard of dress.

I wonder what they must wear when they are not at a special occasion - a sack?
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