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Old Jun 4th 2018, 10:53 am
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Hello BEers!!

Just popping in to say I get my citizenship tomorrow (Tue 5 Jun) as part of a ceremony at Auckland townhall.

For those interested in timelines;

- I met my case officer on 5 March to submit my application in person
- I received a letter, dated 12 Apr, telling me I’d been granted Citizenship
- I got a letter, dated 7 May, telling me my ceremony date
- 5 June I’ll be made a Kiwi

Obviously timelines might change for a number of reasons, so just sharing FYI really.

I’m feeling pretty happy to becoming a NZer tomorrow. It signifies a pretty good stretch here in NZ which on the whole has been good to me and my family.

Lastly I’ll leave you with this quote from my 7 year old daughter;

”Dad. I’m really pleased you get to become a New Zealand tomorrow, like me and Mum. But something tells me it’s (the ceremony) going to be really boring ... can I take your iPad ...?” πŸ˜†

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Old Jun 4th 2018, 11:30 am
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Originally Posted by TommyLuck View Post
Hello BEers!!

Just popping in to say I get my citizenship tomorrow (Tue 5 Jun) as part of a ceremony at Auckland townhall.

For those interested in timelines;

- I met my case officer on 5 March to submit my application in person
- I received a letter, dated 12 Apr, telling me I’d been granted Citizenship
- I got a letter, dated 7 May, telling me my ceremony date
- 5 June I’ll be made a Kiwi

Obviously timelines might change for a number of reasons, so just sharing FYI really.

I’m feeling pretty happy to becoming a NZer tomorrow. It signifies a pretty good stretch here in NZ which on the whole has been good to me and my family.

Lastly I’ll leave you with this quote from my 7 year old daughter;

”Dad. I’m really pleased you get to become a New Zealand tomorrow, like me and Mum. But something tells me it’s (the ceremony) going to be really boring ... can I take your iPad ...?” ν ½νΈ†

Great news!

(It will be very boring for your daughter though. Most of it will be very boring for you too - there were a lot of new citizens to get through at my ceremony in Auckland townhall just a few years ago).

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Glad to see you back on BE Tommy. Hope your ceremony went well, I've just got back from my friend's ceremony in Wellington tonight. He came to mine a few years ago, so invited me to his :-)
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Congrats on your Citizenship, hope your ceremony and photo are good.
I'm always interested in what little present they give you, myself and DD got a flower made from flax, DS got a keyring of a miniture $10.00 bill and MrF got a small book, can't remember what it was on though and he now can't find it
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Nice one Tommy (my birthday is 5 June by coincidence)
Hope it went well and you didn't have to wait to long before your name got called.

I got a greenstone necklace as my Citizenship Ceremony present. I have it and keep it precious.
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I got a greenstone necklace as my Citizenship Ceremony present. I have it and keep it precious.
Happy Birthday for yesterday, put up an update as to how the move back to UK is going in the update forum when you get a mo

wow you got a great present.
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Nice to see you TL. Hope your ceremony was memorable.

We got two spindly kowhai trees. Made us laugh it did as they grow like weeds and we are always pulling up baby ones.

MrBEVS did try to decapitate the mayor though . He'd offered to move the flagstaff through the door to outside for the assorted photo shoots.
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Originally Posted by MrsFychan View Post
Happy Birthday for yesterday, put up an update as to how the move back to UK is going in the update forum when you get a mo

wow you got a great present.
Thanks. I'll update soon.

TL - will you apply for your NZ Passport now you have your NZ citizenship ?
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I quite enjoyed the ceremony!

Perhaps I'd downplayed it in my head, but it was actually quite engaging.

The sheer volumes of names being rattled off was the dullest part for sure!


Originally Posted by MrsFychan View Post
Congrats on your Citizenship, hope your ceremony and photo are good.
I'm always interested in what little present they give you, myself and DD got a flower made from flax, DS got a keyring of a miniture $10.00 bill and MrF got a small book, can't remember what it was on though and he now can't find it
Yay!

I got given a book of stories about immigrants from around the world and what New Zealand means to them.

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Nice one Tommy (my birthday is 5 June by coincidence)
Hope it went well and you didn't have to wait to long before your name got called.

I got a greenstone necklace as my Citizenship Ceremony present. I have it and keep it precious.
I was about a third of the way through, I reckon.

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Thanks. I'll update soon.

TL - will you apply for your NZ Passport now you have your NZ citizenship ?
Absolutely. I am in the process. $180 well spent.
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