VIC Divorce Before Australian Citizenship Ceremony?

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Commander

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25 February 2020
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Hi,

I have been working in Australia with my permanent residency for 5 years and I passed my Australian citizenship exam and it was approved recently. I am awaiting my ceremony to get a passport.

My wife decided to divorce ASAP. Does it affect my ceremony schedule if we lodge a divorce file before the ceremony?

Please reply.
 

Tim W

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Citizenship applications are made per each person.
A change in your marital status is not something that is likely to be adverse to you.

It may however be adverse to her, in that the basis for her being in Australia will have changed.
But that's her problem, not yours.