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    Hello All… Finally Got my citizenship ceremony invitation, which is in November 2021. I applied in May 2021,Test and approval in July 2021 and finally ceremony November 2021. I hope all of you waiting also get theirs soon and reach the finish line after so much of hard work and patience.
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    After a long long path and wait finally received date for citizenship ceremony on 4 Nov, 2021. Thanks to forum like these which kept us going. Landed in Australia on 489 - March 8, 2017 Got PR - May 2020 Citizenship - Ceremony on Nov 4, 2021
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    As per their site it says Our next Citizenship Ceremony is scheduled for Australia Day, Wednesday 26 January 2022 however it depends on number of applicants too so if they get more applicants and go from home affairs they will do it early maybe in November.
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    Finally got invited for Ceremony. Applied 11th Aug 2021 Test 24th Sept 2021 Approved immediately. Ceremony 12th Nov 2021 City of Salisbury, SA Exactly 3months from Application to Ceremony! The Lord be Praised! In their website, they had listed last ceremony date for this year was 25 Nov. Thus, don't lose hope even if they are saying next Ceremony is 26 Jan 22. It could happen sooner. Like I said before in this forum, anything is possible to them that believe!
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    Hi, Received mails yesterday for Australian Citizenship Ceremony. . Landed Aus. June 2016. PR Jan,2020, Application Approved 29 May 2021 Good Luck Everyone.
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    No sorry, should have mentioned it…South Australia…
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    Applied citizenship 11 Aug 2021 Interview and test: 24 Sept 2021 Approved immediately for me and my spouse. Awaiting Ceremony. Council: Salisbury SA Ceremony dates on their website: 25 Nov 2021 If we miss this date then they are done for the year and next day could be Australia Day 26 Jan 2022 Wish me luck that I get an invite for 25 Nov
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    Just an update on the timeline. Application date : 01 June 2021 Test Date: 30 July 2021 (got cancelled due to snap lockdown in Adl) Test date: 13 August 2021 Passed the test with100% and uploaded the birth certificate in original language the same day. Spouse's application approved: 13 September 2021 I wrote an email to immigration requesting update on my application: 17 September 2021 Received the standard reply: 21 September 2021 Application approved: 29 September 2021
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    Good thing, wy wife's one was approved after 2 days>>:)
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    I have been told that most of the times you get invitation between 15-30 days in advance; it happened in my case. So for Australia day I am guessing in December one should surely get invitation.
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    When do they normally send out invitations for the Australia Day ceremony?
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    I appeared citizenship test and got approval at august 2021 . What can be possible ceremony date ? I am from Adelaide (Burnside Council: SA ). Any idea please?
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    Did you submit any complaints or feedbacks ??
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    That is gr8 Dee .. we had similar time line as yours.. we came in March 2017 .. PR in July 2020 .. We haven't received any update till date on Citizenship .. waitingggggggggg
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    Interview and test: Oct 5 Passed and Application got approved on the same day. my wife also had her test last week and got approved right away. Officer confirmed our applications are linked. Now waiting for ceremony date. Anyone from Holdfast Bay council here? I wonder if they will still hold one this year or push it to next year Australia day.
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    Hello Team, I have quick query about 887 Application. I will be submitting 887 application in couple of weeks. My query is regarding sharing Residence proof of 2 years for same. I have Lease Agreement and Receipts for first Year Jan 2020 - Dec 2020 ( Place X) and also will be having Lease Agreement and Receipt for Second Year from Jan 2021 - Dec 2021 ( Place Y) for my Regional Stay Proof in Adelaide. As I will be Primary Applicant for 887 with one Dependent. But Since I had one casual Job in other area just outside Adelaide ( Place Z) . I had Rented place from Aug 2020 - Oct 2020 ( Place Z) so I don't have to travel to my primary address everyday. Also this temporary accommodation i had taken on my Spouse name who will be just Dependent in my 887 visa application. So in This situation , Do I need to show that Temporary accommodation Proof in 887 Application which i use for Casual / Need basis only. ( considering I have all Proof of Place X) Thanks cheers,
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    Don’t worry. As long as you uploaded it it should be ok. All the best and keep checking the immiaccount for updates.
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    Thank you sophia for posting it. Really happy for you. Congratulations They progressing I Wish following get their grant This week @ranga, @10thfeb, @anurag, @angos Sree kV lufe Ranga 10thfeb Anurag DINESH(DKAGG) Angos
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    Hi everyone. I am 489 visa holder. Last night i filled my 887 online application. There is a field which says that " do you have Australian visa lable on your current passport or previous passport.entervisa number" As i got 489 visa online and On my passport no visa grant number labelled. My question is do i need to fill this field or leave blank? Secondlyif i put my visa grant number it gives error that " visa number is not in correct format". Anyone gone through this recently. Plz help.?
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    PORT NOARLUNGA ​ * Postcode - 5167 - City of Onkaparinga * A coastal suburb about 32km south from Adelaide CBD. Population about 2,600. Port Noarlunga: Everything on your doorstep. There is so much in the local area and adjoining suburbs of Christies beach and Noarlunga. Popular with holiday makers as well as locals. This suburb has everything that a family could want, and everywhere can be reached by walking. Property Prices in the range of $350,000 to over a million dollar properties for beachfront homes. The area is undergoing massive transformation with many 1960's homes being renovated or replaced with modern units. There is a large expat population and the adjoining suburb of Christies beach is also undergoing massive regeneration and upgrading. 25% of the residents in Christies were born in the UK! Prices are rising in this suburb and many properties are being converted into holiday accommodation. Council changes to development regulations have resulted in a suburb where older beach shacks are being replaced by multiple new dwellings and by modern double storey homes. Not only is it a great place to live...it's a great investment area too. To buy - You can view a listing of property for sale in Port Noarlunga on realestate.com.au HERE To rent - View the current rentals HERE domain.com.au has property listed for sale here Median property prices and information for buying and rentals in Port Noarlunga can be found HERE Childrens facilities There are childcare and kindy facilities in Port Noarlunga, Noarlunga centre and Christies Beach. The Port Noarlunga primary school is very popular and this school has been expanded and refurbished with $4 million from the nation-building fund (due to the growing demand especially new migrants). The local kindy “Frieda Corpe” is very popular. From the Port Noarlunga Primary school website Port Noarlunga Primary School is located in the historic township of Port Noarlunga. The school opened in 1916 and moved to its present site in 1924. It is situated well away from busy main streets, giving it a pleasantly tranquil atmosphere. Its many leafy old trees provide plentiful shade and character, adding to the quiet serenity of this historical site. Port Noarlunga is an older (historic) district with a mix of residential and commercial zones. The school is within walking distance of beaches and community facilities. Port Noarlunga Primary School will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2016. In 2015 we have seventeen classes with students from Reception to Year 7. Port Noarlunga is noted for its community atmosphere which enables us to care for and support all children in their endeavours to reach their full potential. The school community is very involved with and supportive of the school's educational programme. The Governing Council has a strong parent representation and is actively involved in all school matters and decision making. The school has strong links to the beach and Aquatics. The annual Beach Carnival is held at nearby Port Noarlunga Beach. A statewide Aquatic Centre is also administered from this site, with lessons held at the nearby Port Noarlunga beach. Frieda Corpe Kindergarten is the main feeder kindergarten with some children enrolling from other kindergartens. ** Christies Beach High School and Seaford Secondary College are the local secondary schools. There is a Catholic primary school (St Johns) in nearby O Sullivans and a larger primary school in Beach road. There is also a private primary school “All Saints” nearby. High schools and technical colleges include the Catholic Cardijn, Christies High, and Marcellin technical. The Noarlunga TAFE is situated in the Noarlunga Centre, just a few minutes away and this offers so many courses for teenagers and adults. It's next door to the modern public library. Many new migrants enrol at TAFE to learn new skills or do components for their trade certificates. Kindys Frieda Corpe Kindergarten Childcare/Nursery Noarlunga Community Childrens Centre Kerry Street Early Learning Centre Playgroups Kinder Gym Playparks Port Noarlunga Cnr Gawler St/Murray Rd - Adjacent Arts Centre - public art works, mosaics Hender Ave - Seating, play equipment, ball game space Leitch Ave/Murray Rd - Seating, ball game space New Rd/River Rd - Ball game space, play equipment, seating Oliver Cr - Seating, play equipment, ball game space Saltfleet St - Seating, toilets, disabled toilets, BBQ Playparks Port Noarlunga South Britain Dr (Pt Noarlunga Oval) - Shelter, play equipment, ball game space, car park Cliff/Jane (Karingal Reserve) - Ball game space, play equipment, seating,skateboard, toilets, tennis courts Esplanade/Costa Vista - Seating/table, play equipment, toilets, disabled toilets,BBQ Fremantle Rd/Perth St - Ball game space, play equipment, seating Saltfleet St - Adventure Park - BBQ, shelter, ball game space, play equipment,seating/table, toilets, walking/cycle tracks, car park Transport There is a transport interchange at the large Noarlunga shopping centre. The Noarlunga transport interchange (buses and trains) is only a few minutes drive from the Port Noarlunga residential suburb. A train to the city takes between 29 and 40 minutes depending upon whether you take a limited stop train. The rail link into the city has been electrified with brand new trains and rolling stock. The line extends to Seaford in the south. If you choose to drive then the southern expressway can be reached within a few minutes (top of Beach Road) and this reduces the travel time into the city. Travel from Port Noarlunga to Flinders medical centre is around 15 minutes. The expressway has been upgraded into a dual flow road with reduced travel times to the city and back. Travel times to the city range from 27 minutes off peak to 45 minutes in peak periods. Trains - Noarlunga Railway Station on the Seaford Line. Stop code 16546 - https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/stops/view/16546 Buses - You can view buses HERE Park and Ride - https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Announcements/News/Park-n-Ride-for-Noarlunga-and-Smithfield Out and About Beaches: It's a seaside suburb with the most stunning sandy beach. The Port Noarlunga jetty and natural reef offer protected swimming and is a demarcated aquatic reserve. At Port Noarlunga Beach swimming, canoeing, and enjoying the marine life are all popular. The more adventurous can go exploring the Port Noarlunga reef - snorkelling, scuba and SNUBA diving can show you unseen beauty under water. Over 200 species of marine plant and fish are found at the reef and include bryozoans, sponges, hydroids, ascidians and molluscs, and fishing from the Port Noarlunga jetty is popular too. Just half an hour from Adelaide, Port Noarlunga is a fantastic destination for some summer fun. What makes this beach so special is the reef, a natural rock pile that runs parallel to shore for over 1.5 km. This protective barrier shields the beach from waves, large sea creatures, and strong rip currents. The best time to visit Port Noarlunga is at low tide when the reef is exposed and the water is clearer. From Weekend Notes Port Noarlunga ReefPort Noarlunga Reef is a narrow reef about 400 metres (1,300 ft) offshore and about 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi) long and was formed from a consolidated Pleistocene sand dune. The reef runs parallel to shore and has two sections, with the area separating them called The Gap. It is a popular scuba diving and snorkelling location, with more than 200 marine plant species and over 60 fish species. There is a self-guided diving trail which was established in 1994, which is marked with a series of 12 glass plaques. The plaques indicate aspects of the reef ecosystem relevant to their location.[6] The Port Noarlunga Aquatic Reserve was the first aquatic reserve proclaimed in South Australia, being established in 1971 to protect the reef life and the adjacent river estuary. The boundaries of the reserve were extended to the north in 1993 to include an adjacent limestone reef known as Horseshoe Reef at Christies Beach. As of 2007, it extends along the coastline from Onkaparinga Head at Port Noarlunga South in the south to Gulfview Road at Christies Beach in the north and includes the Onkaparinga River up until the Main South Road at Old Noarlunga. The reserve covers an area of 527 hectares (1,300 acres). Fishing activity is limited to the use of rod and handline while the use of ‘hand nets for the taking of shrimps for bait only’ is permitted in estuary and the Onkaparinga River. No fishing is permitted within 25 metres (82 ft) of Horseshoe and Port Noarlunga Reefs and can only be carried out from the jetty and the beach at Port Noarlunga.[6][7][8] (from Wikipedia) Port Noarlunga / Port Noarlunga South took the 2010/ 2011 award for Australia's cleanest beach. Over $8 million has being spent on new beachfront facilities. In 2013 Port Noarlunga was ranked in the top 101 beaches in Australia (out of nearly 9000 beaches!) The village of Port Noarlunga has character. You can sit on the sheltered beachfront and eat fish and chips from the local fish shop.....less than 100m away in the Port Noarlunga village. You can have a drink and meal on the beachfront. The village has plenty of popular eateries including pub food, Indian, Mexican and a variety of restaurants. All are within walking distance. The Onkaparinga River Recreation Park, part of the greater Onkaparinga River National Park, is located in the seaside town of Port Noarlunga. It is a large reserve that encompasses the Onkaparinga River, South Australia's second longest river. The recreation park is mostly comprised of natural attractions but the most recent addition is a bridge that traverses the park as part of the Seaford Rail Extension. The park offers a great view of the new bridge and in some parts the opportunity to get up close to it, if that is what floats your boat. The main attractions of the Onkaparinga River Recreation Park, other than the river itself, are the two walks that take place either side of it; the Wetlands Walk and Pingle Farm Walk. Others will choose to float their boat along the gentle waters of the Onkaparinga River which is ideal to canoe and kayak. The river is also a popular fishing spot and the paths alongside it are well tread by walkers, runners and cyclists. The tranquil estuary and wetlands abound with flora and fauna that will keep nature watchers content. (From Weekend Notes website) Entertainment The nearby and walkable Noarlunga entertainment precinct has a cinema complex (Wallis), bowling, ice skating, large indoor pool and sports facility, and laser quest. There are a number of new gyms at the leisure centre and in the entertainment precinct. For young children the community park “Jubilee Park” is very popular. Onkaparinga Adventure Playground. See also this write up on Play and Go. The children's fort (Jubilee Park) and play area just across the Onkaparinga estuary and this has barbie and picnic facilities. There are also local barbecue facilities on the Port Noarlunga beachfront, Rotary park in Christies and outside the Christies Beach surf life saving and sailing club. Sports * There is the floodlit footy at the sports oval in Noarlunga (called South Adelaide: Panthers stadium) and the footy and cricket oval is in Christies (Bice Oval). * The local footy (Aussie rules) team at Bice are The Saints. * The local rugby league team is based at the Port Noarlunga football club in Saltfleet Street (near the wooden fort). * There are bowling clubs in Christies and Port Noarlunga, local RSL clubs with functions and live music, free community tennis courts, and canoeing with canoe hire and trails along the Onkaparinga river. * Skateboard facilities - Port Noarlunga South - Corner of Cliff Avenue and Jane Street. Small concrete half pipe and street section with quarter pipes, wedge ramp, rail and manual pad. Beginner to advanced skill level. * BMX - Hackham, Forstyth Reserve, Cottage Lane * Port Noarlunga Tennis Club * A gym with a view - Situated on the cliff top of the Esplanade at Port Noarlunga is a small park that overlooks the town and offers dramatic coastal views. The panoramic vista showcases the Port Noarlunga beach, reef, jetty and the Onkaparinga River Recreation Park. The park has recently been modified to include outdoor exercise equipment for public use, the first of its kind in the area. An outdoor gym has long been discussed, and even petitioned, by locals with many hoping it would be introduced along the Esplanade between Port Noarlunga South and Moana, but this is a welcome first addition to encourage health and fitness in the community. Port Noarlunga Esplanade Exercise Equipment * Little Athletics at Noarlunga: There is a wide range of events from running, jumping, throwing and walking and they are modified to suit the age and ability of the children. Little Athletics promotes that it is important to "Be your Best". The emphasis is on fun, participation, performance, technique and getting involved with your family in physical and healthy activity. The motto of Little Athletics is "Family, Fun and Fitness". * Surf lifesaving - Port Noarlunga surf lifesaving club - The Port Noarlunga life saving club have new facilities on the beachfront. You have peace of mind when the little ones are on the beach. The clubs at Port Noarlunga, Christies and nearby Port Noarlunga South are community driven and a great way to meet people too. * Port Noarlunga Aquatic Centre: At PNAC we provide curriculum based lessons, in the subject areas of health and PE in the following: Swimming and water safety for students in years Reception to Year 7. Aquatics and water safety for students in Years 6 to 9 which includes: Surfing Snorkelling Bodyboarding Sailing Kayaking Windsurfing (Sailboarding) Waveskiing Fishing Reef Walks on Port Noarlunga Reef. South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) courses for years 10, 11 and 12 students in all activities and registered practicals in surfing, kayaking, snorkelling, windsurfing and bodyboarding. Marine Biology experiences for senior students which include information on the environment, snorkelling beside the Port Noarlunga Reef and an excursion to the reef. We cater for all levels of special needs students so they too can learn about and enjoy the marine experience. [Source] Shopping Too much to list! All the major retailer are present in the Noarlunga centre as well as the big banks. The Noarlunga centre is within walking distance from the residential area and is 2 minutes by car. As well as the centre the surrounding shopping precinct has many new stores. The shopping centre is connected to the transport interchange at Noarlunga and many people travel from the new stations on the Seaford line. Beach road in Christies Beach has Coles and Woolworth’s and many eateries and fast food outlets. There are a variety of shops in Beach road, and many real estate companies are situated on this popular strip. The supermarkets are open from 7 till 9 and you don't even need a car to get there. There are liquor stores and drive in liquor stores. There are 24-hour petrol stations, convenience stores and all the major fast food outlets. Many teenagers find casual work at the fast food outlets and local shops especially over the festive period. Port Noarlunga is served by three local post offices. There is a community post office in Port Noarlunga village, a post office in the Noarlunga centre and one in Beach Road, Christies Beach. All offer PO box rentals that are a good idea for new migrants who may move around during their initial period. The Port Noarlunga area is well served by local community services. The Medicare and Centrelink office is located in the Noarlunga centre precinct. The Service SA centre (drivers licences) is just off Beach Road, Christies and all these facilities are within a short walk. Other facilities There are local doctors and a hospital at Noarlunga. The GP super clinic has been completed and is part of the health village. There are surf lifsaving associations, launch sites on the beaches and local dive facilities. There are great fishing spots on the river, from the jetty or from boats launched from O Sullivans beach. The water is calm and protected and the kids swim, surf and body board in safety. There are loads of parks and playgrounds, tennis courts and sport facilities. It's a safe suburb, an in demand suburb and many new migrants decide to live around here.
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    HALLET COVE * Postcode - 5158 - City of Marion * Coastal suburb about 21km south of Adelaide CBD. * Hallet Cove Shopping Centre for local shops including post office, banks, bakery, newsagents, fruit and veg, estate agents, butchers, Big W, supermarkets, cafes and more - http://www.hallettcoveshoppingcentre.com.au/ Schools Hallet Cove School (R-12) http://www.hcs.sa.edu.au [video=youtube_share;8nt8cJtqToc] Hallet Cove East Primary (R-7) http://halcoveeps.sa.edu.au Hallet Cove South Primary(R-7) http://www.hcsps.sa.edu.au Kindys Karrara Kindergarten Hallet Cove Pre School Please see this post in the For The Kids forum for more info on schools, Naplan, zoning, after school care and more - http://www.pomsinadelaide.com/forum/kids-down-under/44624-useful-links-schools-primary-high-school.html Childcare/nursery Nannas Childcare Playgroups First Steps Playgroup run by the Hallet Cove Baptist Church. Open on Tuesdays during term time from 10-11:30am. Donation of $2 per child or $3 for a family. Karrara kindy playgroup For babies to 5 years, parents and carers. Held on Friday mornings from 11am-1pm. Transport * Trains - Hallet Cove Train Station on the Seaford line. https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/stops/view/16525 * Buses - Run by Adelaide Metro. A number of services cover Hallet Cove. Including the 720 and 720H http://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/routes/720 http://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/routes/720H Then also others such as the 681, 681A, 682 and 683 You can view info on these buses here - http://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/timetables/buses/ Property To buy - You can view a listing of property for sale in Hallet Cove on realestate.com.au HERE And view the current rentals HERE domain.com.au has property listed For Sale in Hallet Cove Median property prices for buying and rentals in Hallet Cove can be found HERE Out and about There are a number of play parks (reserves) in and around Hallet Cove. A few to get you going * Linear Park (Waterfall Creek) - You can read a review of the park and see some pics HERE * Hallet Cove Conservation park - This is a stunning conservation park running along part of the coast and inland a little. There is not a play area within the conservation park but plenty of trails to walk including along the coast with some stunning views. You can read a review of the conservation park and the cafe at one end of it HERE. Also this site gives a bit of information - https://www.marion.sa.gov.au/hallett-cove-conservation-park * Pavana Park - Read a review and see some pictures HERE You can find all the parks in Hallet Cove listed on a map HERE. Sports * The Cove Sports and Community Club - Home to cricket, footy (Aussie Rules), BMX, soccer, netball and more. Visit their website here - http://www.westwoodweb.com.au/thecovesports&communityclub/index.htm * Little Athletics from October to March, every Friday at Hallet Cove R-12 school. Read more over on their website http://www.hclac.org.au/
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