Australian Citizenship

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Since we moved here to Australia, we've had several important milestones. I thought I would try and list the top five. In typical ‘pop pickers’ fashion, let's count this down in reverse. On a Monday evening in October 2009 after having lived here for almost 2 years, something very strange happened to me. For the [...]

Citizenship

I imagine most of you reading a title like that are hoping to see something like this: Call this toll-free number - 1800 123456789-TEN When prompted, leave your full name and address. When asked for the purpose of your call answer, clearly, "Australian Citizenship". Wait for your citizenship certificate to turn up in the post. [...]

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Hello, my name is Bob. I'm an Australian. Well, that may be stretching the point a bit, but I am an Australian citizen. Regular readers will have read about our Australian citizenship ceremony. I was, of course, born in England, so I am British. But now after a very long and sometimes bumpy ride, I [...]

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G'day! This is the 563rd post on this blog, and so far I've never started any of them with G'day. But today I speak to you for the first time as an Australian, so I just had to do it, didn't I? The day started early, we had to be at the Brisbane Convention and [...]

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As you know, I recently received a letter from Immigration Minister Chris Bowen informing me that my application for Australian citizenship had been approved. He also said I would soon receive an invitation from his department about my Australian citizenship ceremony. And I have. My, or rather our ceremony will take place on Australia Day, [...]

Santa

Before all that scary stuff about snakes and sharks and death and attacks in Australia and the USA, here are a couple of updates. Summer began here in Australia yesterday and Christmas is in the air. I still can't get used to the two of them together. As Eddie Izzard said, it's like having custard [...]

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Step One: Check here to see if you qualify to apply, and if you do, pay the fee. Ours cost $260 each. Step Two: Wait to hear the date of your Australian citizenship test from the Department of Immigration & Border Control. Step Three: Crack open a tinnie of your favourite beer and.... Step Four: [...]

Birthday

Well, for us it was. Four years ago on this very day, me, Mrs BobinOz and a very young Elizabeth landed at Brisbane International Airport and passed through customs as permanent residents of Australia. Now that we have been here for four full years, we are entitled to apply for Australian citizenship. I'll tell you [...]

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