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Old Jul 21st 2012, 2:27 am
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Originally Posted by Gill and Rob View Post
Thanks everyone.
Yesterday was a fantastic day, as Rob, our 2 daughters and I received our citizenship from the Mayor of Rotorua.

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Old Jul 21st 2012, 4:37 am
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Old Aug 21st 2012, 7:33 am
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Went to our Citizenship ceremony yesterday, there were 518 of us from 65 different countries. It was great and I am proud to call myself a New Zealand citizen. I know it is not everyones cup of tea, but we had a blast

It is five years and 17 days since we migrated to New Zealand and although we have had our ups and downs during this time, this was definately an up for us.
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OMG Nero It was a huge one.

Drinks then ?

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CONGRATS on your Citzenship
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Old Aug 21st 2012, 9:37 am
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[QUOTE=nero;10237717]Went to our Citizenship ceremony yesterday,
It is five years and 17 days since we migrated to New Zealand

Congratulations Nero
How did you manage to have your paperwork processed and go to a ceremony only 17 days after being here 5 years? Please tell us your secret!
We were told we couldn't submit the application till the 5 years had passed. Then most people on this thread have taken 3-6 months to get citizenship.
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Originally Posted by Vitalstatistix View Post

BTW, as we are both republicans we had to cross our fingers when swearing allegiance to the queen
This. I like the National Anthem, but the 'God defend' bit puts me off, I don't believe in god. I'm not a good singer, so guess I could use that as my excuse
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Originally Posted by Gill and Rob View Post
Well..... after 9 years of living here, tomorrow the 4 of us will be citizens.
It took about 4 weeks for the paperwork and then about 6 weeks waiting for the next ceremony.
I am really looking forward to the ceremony and becoming a Real Kiwi.


Gill and Rob
Congrats to you all Are you still nursing?
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Congrats Nero
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[QUOTE=helinuk;10237890]
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Went to our Citizenship ceremony yesterday,
It is five years and 17 days since we migrated to New Zealand

Congratulations Nero
How did you manage to have your paperwork processed and go to a ceremony only 17 days after being here 5 years? Please tell us your secret!
We were told we couldn't submit the application till the 5 years had passed. Then most people on this thread have taken 3-6 months to get citizenship.
Cheers - you do not actually have to be in NZ for a full year (for the 5th year) as long as you have been in the country for something like 260 days. You can check whether you meet the criteria by going to http://www.dia.govt.nz/web/cctool.ns...nship?OpenForm Hope this helps
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OMG Nero It was a huge one.

Drinks then ?

Yes quite a large celebration we had to clap for each person, so sore hands at the end of it. Plus we had to sing happy birthday to three candidates.

Definately needed a drink afterwards
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Cheers - you do not actually have to be in NZ for a full year (for the 5th year) as long as you have been in the country for something like 260 days. You can check whether you meet the criteria by going to http://www.dia.govt.nz/web/cctool.ns...nship?OpenForm Hope this helps
OMGoodness thank you so much for pointing this out to me Nero I've just worked out that we have been here over 240 days this year so we could apply now ( and not wait till the 5 yr anniversary in October)
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OMGoodness thank you so much for pointing this out to me Nero I've just worked out that we have been here over 240 days this year so we could apply now ( and not wait till the 5 yr anniversary in October)
We applied straight away, were accepted 5 weeks later end of September , and had our Citizenship ceremony last Tuesday in Tauranga 5 yrs and 5 weeks after arriving here
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Nice one - great result
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