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Old Jan 7th 2007, 10:47 pm
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Have just received letter saying our Citizenship application has been approved. We just need to attend a cermony now for it to be granted, will find out when in about 3 weeks time when dates have been set.

So far its taken 6.5 months and lots of $
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Have just received letter saying our Citizenship application has been approved. We just need to attend a cermony now for it to be granted, will find out when in about 3 weeks time when dates have been set.

So far its taken 6.5 months and lots of $
Congratulations - worth it in the end?!!
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Have just received letter saying our Citizenship application has been approved. We just need to attend a cermony now for it to be granted, will find out when in about 3 weeks time when dates have been set.

So far its taken 6.5 months and lots of $
WOO HOO congrats for you and yours
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Old Jan 7th 2007, 11:01 pm
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How many dollars Watt, we can start the application at the end of this month too
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Old Jan 7th 2007, 11:26 pm
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How many dollars Watt, we can start the application at the end of this month too


Citizenship application cost us $460 per adult and $230 per child, so our bill was $1380.
When we apply for our NZ passports it will cost $150 per adult and $80 per child, $460 for us.

So our total bill will be $1840 :scared:

On top of that our kids UK passports expire this year so got to get those too
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Old Jan 7th 2007, 11:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Watt Dabney View Post
Citizenship application cost us $460 per adult and $230 per child, so our bill was $1380.
When we apply for our NZ passports it will cost $150 per adult and $80 per child, $460 for us.

So our total bill will be $1840 :scared:

On top of that our kids UK passports expire this year so got to get those too
That sounds comparable to the US prices. Many congratulations for your whole family on your impending citizenship!
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Originally Posted by Watt Dabney View Post
Citizenship application cost us $460 per adult and $230 per child, so our bill was $1380.
When we apply for our NZ passports it will cost $150 per adult and $80 per child, $460 for us.

So our total bill will be $1840 :scared:

On top of that our kids UK passports expire this year so got to get those too
never realised there were more charges for this, but then again never looked into this side of it, better start saving now for it then...its 4 yrs for citizenship now isnt it?
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Originally Posted by Watt Dabney View Post
Have just received letter saying our Citizenship application has been approved. We just need to attend a cermony now for it to be granted, will find out when in about 3 weeks time when dates have been set.

So far its taken 6.5 months and lots of $
Congrats
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never realised there were more charges for this, but then again never looked into this side of it, better start saving now for it then...its 4 yrs for citizenship now isnt it?
5 years. But if you applied for PR before 21 April 2005 the 3 year rule still applies provided you apply for citizenship before 21 April 2010.
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5 years. But if you applied for PR before 21 April 2005 the 3 year rule still applies provided you apply for citizenship before 21 April 2010.
5 yrs for me thehn

muchos gracias
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Originally Posted by Watt Dabney View Post
Citizenship application cost us $460 per adult and $230 per child, so our bill was $1380.
When we apply for our NZ passports it will cost $150 per adult and $80 per child, $460 for us.

So our total bill will be $1840 :scared:

On top of that our kids UK passports expire this year so got to get those too
OMG :scared: better keep doing the lottery then!
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Originally Posted by Watt Dabney View Post
Have just received letter saying our Citizenship application has been approved. We just need to attend a cermony now for it to be granted, will find out when in about 3 weeks time when dates have been set.

So far its taken 6.5 months and lots of $
Watt,
Please may I ask why you have decided to become citizens?
What benefits do you think you will gain?
There is no criticism in this question I am just being nosey and it something that really I have only just started thinking about.
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Congratulations Paula. I'm looking forward to applying for mine - in 3 and a half years!!!!!!
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Old Jan 8th 2007, 3:51 am
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Watt,
Please may I ask why you have decided to become citizens?
What benefits do you think you will gain?
There is no criticism in this question I am just being nosey and it something that really I have only just started thinking about.

Mostly because once we are citizens all 4 of us for the rest of our lives will have the freedom to stay in/move to/move from for as long as and whenever we want to the Uk & NZ with no red tape. It also gives us the freedom for any of us at any time to go to Oz and live and work freely as the NZ-OZ agreement stands at the moment.
Not that we have any particular plans to use our new found freedoms but never say never. The idea that we can travel between and live in 3 different countries with little or minimal red tape is appealing.
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Originally Posted by Watt Dabney View Post
Citizenship application cost us $460 per adult and $230 per child, so our bill was $1380.
When we apply for our NZ passports it will cost $150 per adult and $80 per child, $460 for us.

So our total bill will be $1840 :scared:

On top of that our kids UK passports expire this year so got to get those too
Well done we are just going to send ours off this week and feel lucky that we only have had to wait 3 years.I didnot realise that we had to pay extra for passports.It will be nice to feel that we belong as we really like it here.
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