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I became resident in Portugal before aopplying for the pension. I have dual nationality (Australian/British) and used my British citizenship to obtain Portuguese residency.

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Many thanks for the speedy reply Fred. I'm also dual nationality. I'm hoping to get residency first but there are a few hoops to jump through and some chicken and egg situations getting in the way. I just wondered if I could get the ball rolling on the Aussie Pension before actually receiving official residency (but still having NIE Number and Spanish Bank Account.). Once I receive the pension, the residency application will be a breeze as I will have proof of income.

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Many thanks for the speedy reply Fred. I'm also dual nationality. I'm hoping to get residency first but there are a few hoops to jump through and some chicken and egg situations getting in the way. I just wondered if I could get the ball rolling on the Aussie Pension before actually receiving official residency (but still having NIE Number and Spanish Bank Account.). Once I receive the pension, the residency application will be a breeze as I will have proof of income.
With dual natonality you shpouldn't have any problems. However, bureaucrats seem to love creating "chicken and egg" situations to make life interesting. I encountered one or two of them!
You can apply for the pension up to 3 months before you become eligible. Whether or not you have to be resident at that time, I'm not sure.
My advice is to contact Centerlink's International Services in Hobart, and discuss the matter with them. They have a free number from your location and are easy to deal with.
But, only deal with International Services. The people at Centerlink, who work outside that office have very little knowledge of the situation - that includes the general enquiry lines.

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Hi again Fred. Thank you for all of your advice. I almost have all my ducks in a row (I think). Just curious, what form of communication/correspondence did Centrelink use during the processing and confirmation of your claim? Was it handled electronically or via snail mail? Many thanks

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Hi again Fred. Thank you for all of your advice. I almost have all my ducks in a row (I think). Just curious, what form of communication/correspondence did Centrelink use during the processing and confirmation of your claim? Was it handled electronically or via snail mail? Many thanks
Centerlink prefer you to keep in touch with them using their free-call numbers

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/cus...-phone-numbers

They don't respond to email as they claim it isn't secure enough for personal information.
I received confirmation in the post about a week after I started to receive payments into my account.


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Many thanks again, Fred. I will (hopefully) leave you in peace now.
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Hi Fred
Well, I survived the ordeal of applying for my Australian Pension in Spain and came out virtually unscathed. I'm expecting it to take about 13 weeks to come through, is that how long yours took? Can I ask one more question which you may or may not know the answer to? Once the pension has been approved and payments are being received, do you know if you must remain in the country where the claim form was lodged or are you free to relocate to a non-agreement country and have payment transferred to a local bank account? I'm just wondering what my future options are.
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Well, I survived the ordeal of applying for my Australian Pension in Spain and came out virtually unscathed. I'm expecting it to take about 13 weeks to come through, is that how long yours took? Can I ask one more question which you may or may not know the answer to? Once the pension has been approved and payments are being received, do you know if you must remain in the country where the claim form was lodged or are you free to relocate to a non-agreement country and have payment transferred to a local bank account? I'm just wondering what my future options are.
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Congratulations on getting through the process. I don't know what stage you are at, so I can't really say how long it should take. However, my experience was that nothing happened quickly, but they got there in the end. 13 weeks sounds about right.
I believe the OAP is portable from an agreement country in the same way it is portable from Australia when granted there. You should be free to go anywhere you like, and take your pension with you.

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Thanks Fred. I was thinking along the same lines as you. It's encouraging to know that (hopefully) we have a choice of where we choose to live out our lives.
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hi, not sure if this has any relevance but I am Aus and was living in the Czech Republic till 2015 and wasn't allowed to apply for my age pension, even tho by reading the Aus govt web pages it seemed I could! I was told I must return to Aus, apply and then must stay a minimum of 2 years before I could 'apply' to receive the pension OS after that period. Hence I am in Tassie.

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