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March 2013 - Australian Citizenship Ceremony

7 Mars 2013 , Rédigé par Karine

Hey !! Finally I made it, I became officially an Australian citizen! For this special occasion, my parents, sister and nephew came all the way from France to assist to the citizenship ceremony with me at the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). It means that I pledge my loyalty while affirming "my loyalty to Australia and its people, whose democratic beliefs I share, whose rights and liberties I respect, and whose laws I uphold and obey". Note that I can keep my French nationality in addition of the Australian one.








Note that there are two types of ceremonies. A small one which held every week at the DIAC (20 min long, where you read the pledge out loud and sing the Australian anthem with a CD) and the one in your Town Hall Council. I actually crashed the other ceremony as I had two other friends getting their at that time. It is much bigger ceremony (maybe 150+ people) with a live jazz band, the Sydney mayor, and some free champaign, pavlovas and ANZAC biscuits at the end. Plus, they don’t count the guest, so this is really an open bar paid the tax !!






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Laetitia 23/05/2013 01:06

Félicitations Karine ! Je garde de bons souvenirs de mon expérience australienne il y a quelques années, dommage que ce soit si loin, ce n'est pas pratique pour y retourner juste en vacances :-)

Chiris 16/04/2013 11:25

Awwwwwwwwwwww so happy to see the picture dear sweetheart!
Such a great news.
Gros bisous ma toute belle de la team Neveu

Karine 16/04/2013 14:01

Merci !!!! So great to hear from you, Boss Neveu ;)