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Applied for Citizenship in Nov 2020, still waiting!!!

Old Jan 6th 2022, 1:36 am
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Hi guys,
I applied for Australian Citizenship by conferral in Nov 2020, but there is no progress at all to the online application. The home affairs website is showing that 75% of applications are processed in 9 months and 90% are processed in 15 months. So I guess I will wait for few more months and hopefully it gets done.

Are there others here that are also facing lengthy delays?
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Hi guys,
I applied for Australian Citizenship by conferral in Nov 2020, but there is no progress at all to the online application. The home affairs website is showing that 75% of applications are processed in 9 months and 90% are processed in 15 months. So I guess I will wait for few more months and hopefully it gets done.

Are there others here that are also facing lengthy delays?
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Have you checked your application online at all for any messages?

I applied around that time and had my test in Feb last year, and ceremony in May.
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Have you checked your application online at all for any messages?

I applied around that time and had my test in Feb last year, and ceremony in May.
Yeah, I have been checking it regularly. I checked it just now also. The application status is 'Received'. I checked in Messages also, but the only message there is an acknowledgment of application received.

Is there a way I can follow-up or should I wait longer?

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Yeah, I have been checking it regularly. I checked it just now also. The application status is 'Received'. I checked in Messages also, but the only message there is an acknowledgment of application received.

Is there a way I can follow-up or should I wait longer?

Thanks
I just checked my acknowledgement letter which had the following link for contact - https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/contact-us

It might be worth contacting. Only thing I can think of is COVID maybe. Which state are you in?
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I just checked my acknowledgement letter which had the following link for contact - https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/contact-us

It might be worth contacting. Only thing I can think of is COVID maybe. Which state are you in?
Thanks will try contacting them. I am based in VIC.
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Thanks will try contacting them. I am based in VIC.
Then it could be due to Covid if VIC is unable to conduct citizenship tests. I know there have been delays in the past.
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The test/interviews for VIC had a significant backlog after the lockdowns in the last couple of years.
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Thanks Tee, I guess I can only wait for my turn. I tried calling their number but gave up after being on hold for 40 mins.

Do you know, if I need to go outside Australia before getting Citizenship, what do I need to do? I am on PR that I got in Apr 2016 and entered Aus in Sep 2016.
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Thanks Tee, I guess I can only wait for my turn. I tried calling their number but gave up after being on hold for 40 mins.

Do you know, if I need to go outside Australia before getting Citizenship, what do I need to do? I am on PR that I got in Apr 2016 and entered Aus in Sep 2016.
You need to get a Return Residents Visa because the travel component of your original visa will have expired.
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Thanks Tee, I guess I can only wait for my turn. I tried calling their number but gave up after being on hold for 40 mins.

Do you know, if I need to go outside Australia before getting Citizenship, what do I need to do? I am on PR that I got in Apr 2016 and entered Aus in Sep 2016.
I cannot comment on your particular case without checking the details. However, as a generalisation until you become an Australian Citizen you would need to continue to meet the requirements that are applicable to a Permanent Resident.
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Finally!!!! I got the letter inviting me for interview and test today. Yayyyyyy!!!!
I was getting worried if I did not provide the information correctly.
Prep time now.
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