Citizenship application question

Go Back   Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in Australia

Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in Australia Have you moved to Australia from another country? Are you thinking about making Australia your new home? Want to meet others like you and discuss immigration, property, sport, socialising, food, cars, insurance, laws, taxes and anything related to Australia?

Citizenship application question


Reply
 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 1st July 2013, 05:59 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Australia
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 0
howa is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from australia. Users Flag! Expat in australia.
Default Citizenship application question

Hello all,

Question about "not have absent for more than 12 months in 4 years period"
I was the student visa holder since 2004 until 2012, then decided to apply for the sponsorship visa. Luckily, I have granted PR on 7 Mar 2012.

However, due to the family matter, I have to go back to Taiwan on 10 Mar 2012. Unfortunately, I have not yet completed the 12 months compulsory military service, therefore, I have been forced to stay in Taiwan until I finished it before I can return to Australia.

Now I have finally finished the service, and will return to Aus on 3 July. So my total absent period is from 10 Mar 2012 - 3 July 2013 (total 16 months).

Before I left Australia, I pretty sure I met the "no more than 12 months absence in total in the 4 years prior the application". I even went to the Immigration Department to double check that I have satisfied this requirement before I left. All I have to do is to return to Aus and stay for 12 months before I apply the citizenship.

However, it doesn't seems right to me...after using the calculator it show I have to wait until July 2016!!!? Now it really got me worry....

Does anyone has any clue on this?
(Going to book an appointment with Immigration will be my first thing when I arrived tomorrow...)

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 1st July 2013, 06:13 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Dhaka
Posts: 1,236
Rep Power: 0
Sunlight11 is an unknown quantity at this point
334 likes received
30 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from bangladesh. Users Flag! Expat in australia.
Default

If i undrstood your situation correctly, and AFAIK, Citizenship application can be lodged after 4/5 years stay as PR... not just after 1/2 years. As you are given PR on 2012, you are suppose to stay as PR for 4 years if the condition says so.

In that case, if you crossed the max 12 months limit of that 48 months ... my guess would be, they may ask you some other requirements to fulfill or may simply say wait for 6/7 more months after your 4 year ends in 2016.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 1st July 2013, 06:29 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Australia
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 0
howa is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from australia. Users Flag! Expat in australia.
Default

Thanks for the quick reply.

My application of citizenship will be form 1300t.
Here's the requirement:
have been living in Australia on a valid Australian visa for four years immediately before applying which must include the last 12 months as a permanent resident, and

not have been absent from Australia for more than one year in total, in the 4 year period, including no more than 90 days in the year before applying.


My visa history
2004 - 2013 Student Visa, didn't leave Aus more than 12 mths. (Met the first part, 4 yr requirement)
07 Mar 2013 Granted PR
10 Mar 2013 - 3 July 2013 Back in Taiwan, finish the military service.
3 July 2013 Back to Aus.

Does this means that I'm screwed, because I have been absent from Australia for more than 12 mths, and have to wait until 2016 for the citizenship....?

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Location
Where you live
Expat From Country
Please select the country you originate from. This will appear as a flag when you make posts on the site.
Expat To Country
Please select the country you have either moved to or want to relocate to. This will be presented on the site when you make posts.

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spanish Citizenship Application Question chippo Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain 5 13th January 2013 01:51 PM
Australian Citizenship-Application from Overseas rjrox Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in Australia 2 21st December 2012 07:00 AM
Application for dual citizenship Rhianna013 Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK 1 15th May 2012 08:29 AM
Online Citizenship Application Question ktrianta Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in Australia 0 18th April 2012 01:48 AM
Citizenship application - Spouse Visa Busyte Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in Australia 1 20th November 2009 09:51 PM

FORUM PARTNERS

ExpatForum.com is owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc.

Retiring Overseas Guides | Moving Overseas Guides | Cost of Living | Health Care Guides


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.