Just a word of warning for those that aren't already aware !
A guy at work has been here in Adelaide coming up to 5 years now. Pays his Taxes, has a mortgage on his house and became a Citizen at the first possible oportunity.
Sadly his sick mother died in the Uk on monday so he booked an urgent flight back via Sydney for weds morning. Upon leaving Sydney he was told that they would not be letting him back into australia !!!!!
" But i'm an Australian citizen !!" he told them.
"agreed " they replied but you don't hold a visa !!!!
A little worried and getting irate he asked what they were talking about as he has a visa in his passport !!!!!
UPON BECOMING A CITIZEN YOUR VISAS ARE CANCELLED !!!!!!! YOU NEED TO GET AN AUSTRALIAN PASSPORT TO COME AND GO !!!!
Don't know what he's going to do. I think he needs to sort it all out back in the Uk so he can return "home " next week.
As if he hasn't got enough on his mind at the moment !!!!!!