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citizenship       started by darcy on 16 Dec 2010   (23280)
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From darcy

16 Dec 2010 12:42 AM
(109886)
Hi to all, I must apologise if this has been answered before but can anyone confirm if citizenship can be applied for after 4 years from visa grant date.Our visa was granted Nov 08 but we didnt validate until Sept 09 and didnt arrive to live until March 10. Austin ps Merry Xmas and Happy new year to all.
From tisme

To darcy

16 Dec 2010 9:10 AM
(109889)
It is calculated from the date of your first arrival on the visa, so september 09. You must have been in Oz the 12 months prior to making the application. You are allowed to be absent from Oz in the 4 year period providing it doesn't add up to 12 months and no more than 90 days in the 12 months prior to the application.
From jimboman

To tisme

18 Dec 2010 8:16 AM
(109897)
I'd better sort mine out then.
From tisme

To jimboman

18 Dec 2010 9:11 AM
(109898)
Yes, you had better, before you get deported, hahahaha