I received a etter confirming my citizenship was approved on 5th July. I am still waiting to hear when my citizenship ceremony is, however, and I can only apply for a passport after the ceremony.
There are only 2 ceremonies left in 2012, September 12 and November 21st, and I have just got off the phone with the immigration department and they said that have still not been told how many people they can allocate to the next ceremony.
I therefore am very doubtful I will get allocated to the September ceremony, but hope I may still get in to the November ceremony.
How long would it take to get Australian passports after this ceremony. I know they say about 2 weeks, but am worried with the lead up to Christmas that may take longer.
My cruise leaves on 30 December and need to travel on new Aussie passports to avoid the problem of getting visas.