hubby and me were wondering about the good character documents for the Australian citizenship application.
Okay, we're not in a hurry, 'cos we've to wait 2 1/2 years before being able to apply. So my question is not urgent, but I think interesting for many of us in this forum.
We recently struggled about an issue we have. We came here 6 months after our 176 visa was granted, so our medicals and police checks were 6 month old until we fly out to Adelaide.
In the good character requirements for appling for Australian citizenship DIAC say you need a new police clearance in case of absence more than 3 months since the visa grant was granted.
Does that mean we have to reapply for a new overseas police clearance when we start our citizenship application in 2016? Our does DIAC accept the 6 month old police check from the 176 visa? How did you manage this who have gone through this process?
Would be very interesting to hear from members who came over months or 1 year after the grant date.
Thanks for any enlightenment.