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  1. 5 points
    And so it ends. After 8 years. So many obstacles in our way. So many journeys and surprises and life lessons. I am older and grey-er. We have bought a house. We have a dog and a cat. We are settled and we have a life. We are all navigating our new reality as best we can. But today? Today we have become citizens of this great country. Something that seemed beyond unachievable. And it was hard. Tears and laughter. So today "Apparently it is now" ends. We are here. WE ARE HERE. I read though my journaling over the years and I wished I could've hugged the woman I was and promised her that it would be ok... But hindsight, hey?🙄 If someone reads this ever and they are discouraged... Read our story. It starts with http://www.saaustralia.org/topic/38193-if-not-now-then-when/ And it ends with this thread you are reading now. In it you will find an eight year journey chronicled. An impossible journey. But maybe you can take some hope from it. Thank you to all the forumites that supported us. I lived for your support when I was sitting worrying into the early morning hours. So happy to be here. Even to go though Covid here. So sad to have given up our RSA citizenship. An admission that we won't go back. And a break in my heart that will perhaps never fully heal and that only you will understand. Go well my friends.
  2. 2 points
    @WendyAllison Also keep checking your junk mail. A friend's request for further docs ended up in her junk mail and she only found it a couple of months later by accident.
  3. 2 points
    You are so fortunate. Very happy for you and your family. I'm May 2016 and still haven't heard anything. I've sent emails but had no response. I'll keep the group updated when I hear from them. All the best
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    PARENT VISA Processing Times Update as of 9th June 2020 As at the 9th June processing has reached applications lodged in May 2016 for the : - Contributory Parent (143) + Contributory Aged Parent (864)* and - Contributory Parent (Temp) (173) + Contributory Aged Parent (Temp) (884)* * NB: for the 864, and 884 processing had reached later than this (Jan 17) but a policy change means they are currently waiting until they match. For the: Parent (103) + Aged Parent (804) Assessment queuing reached: Jun 2017. Processing applications for visa grant has reached applications with a Queued date of August 2010. * NB: for the 804 processing had reached later than this (May 2012) but a policy change means they are currently waiting until these visas match. COVID-19 Comment: Processing of visa applications is continuing, however finalisation of many Parent Visa applications will be put on temporary hold. The situation will be reviewed in late May 2020, and further extension/s will be provided if necessary.
  5. 1 point
    Congratulations. Are you onshore or offshore
  6. 1 point
    Thanks for letting us know. Congratulations and keep us all in the loop how you navigate forward in this COVID life! its so encouraging to hear - let’s keep the ball rolling as we get our notification.
  7. 1 point
    Hi All, Glad to share with you all that I have been requested for further docs for my in-laws today. Happy days ! I have also updated my timeline.
  8. 1 point
    I'm a May 2016 applicant and I haven't heard anything as yet. I guess we have to be patient, especially at a time when Aus are having a new wave of covid-19.
  9. 1 point
    You are so close Sakkie! My mom is a May 2018 applicant. feels like a lifetime of waiting.
  10. 1 point
    All Quite 23 June 2016 applicant myself
  11. 1 point
    I have never attached Form 80 to a Citizenship application.
  12. 1 point
    Hi All , Have any June'16 applicants heard from DIBP lately? Please share. Stay safe and Stay healthy!
  13. 1 point
    There is a 'Residency Requirement' criteria that is a combination of the number of years you have held a visa (temporary and permanent) and the number of days that you have spent outside Australia over two different time periods (the previous 4 years and the last 12 months). As long as the residency requirement is met then the first date will be considered.
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    Hi All, Just wanted to share some news. I learnt from another forum that someone who had paid the second vac in March 2020 just before the pandemic was granted the 143 visa yesterday. It is really great to hear that there is progress with DIPB and how they are processing applications.
  15. 1 point
    Did citizenship ceremony on line via webex today. Very simple and efficient. While I regret not having the pomp and ceremony of a public event, I'm so grateful that this was an alternative that meant we didn't have to wait. The Home Affairs official was lovely and made the ceremony special in it's own way. Advance Australia Fair!
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    A quick heads-up. We are expecting an update in respect of the Parent visa application delivery address details - I do not know exactly when. If you are looking to lodge a Parent visa application in the near future you might keep an eye out for this.
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    Hi all yes it is good to hear that they are still looking at applications however the final approvals appear to still be on hold due to the uncertainty of international travel schedules. Hopefully we will see further progress and updates soon. Stay positive andsafe
  18. 1 point
    Thanks for sharing, in these unusual times it is always good for people to know things are still moving. I can also confirm that I have had recent correspondence from the Parent Processing Team.
  19. 1 point
    Hi All, It has gone awfully quiet in this forum. Just sharing that I have seen May'16 including late May'16 143 applicants being asked for further documentation in another group. Thought I'd share this with all just to lift the mood a bit :)
  20. 1 point
    Hi there. Bayley's Worldwide and we waited 3 months. Excellent service and there were no hidden costs.
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