Wednesday, February 11, 2009

we passed...

today [in 40 degree heat ] my hubby ,son and i took off to perth to sit the citizenship test and we all passed ...
my daughter had already become a citizen 8 yrs ago and we thought it was about time we took the plunge..
it is not as easy as one might think as you have to make an appointment to prove your identity and then sit the test which is made up of all sorts of questions from the history ,sport and political questions and it also took us two months to wait for an opening so we could all go together..
we now have to apply for citizenship and pay the fee and then the ceremony after that...then we can apply for an australian passport as well as keeping our british passport.
one of the reasons that we thought about, when we approached the 40 yr itch ,was that our children had a chance at dual citizenship and now we will all have it...
it takes about 9 months altogether from star to finish but it is a huge relief and quite satisfying and we all will be able to leave and return without the need for reentry visas and such ..
so after a huge day i amgoing to have a cuppa tea and congratulate myself....

5 comments:

Lurline said...

Wow, another Aussie! That's great and great you can keep your British passport!
Hugs - Lurline♥

loulee said...

Congratulations.

Mildred said...

Good for you! Congrats.

Julia said...

Hi, fellow Aussies!
Good on you.. congratulations!..
Catch up soon..
julia ♥

Jan said...

Congratulations on become an Aussie. Though to us you have always been an Aussie. Cheers Jan