My eldest daughter is applying for Aus citizenship via my father in law. He's Aussie but has lived (Uk) here for 51 years.
Weird thing is about 15 years ago he wanted to go visit family in NZ and so applied to renew his Aussie Passport. He was told if he leaves Britain he can't return !!
Letters to MP and someone in immigration gets jailed (Coincidence ?) and F.i.L gets granted British Residency on Aussie Passport !
I'm a pom. We emigrated to WA in early 70's but returned Xmas 76. Stupid Parents never got naturalised as "we'll never be coming back" even though I never wanted to leave. (I was 15).
I aaplied to return and was told no problems if I have a job to go to.
Impossible. In 1982 the world was in recession so after much ado I applied for a work visa. Shit storm happened at Canberra House as they pulled out my emigration request and asked "on the spot" do you want citizenship or what?
I just wanted to get back and physically look for a job so I didn't care if I overstayed my visa - I wouldn't be getting in trouble so shouldn't get sussed.
I got back to Aus and retook my driving test as a n00b - Passed. Open bank accounts and got work.
Then I bumped into a girl I was seriously sweet on when I was at school (aussie school) only she was all grown up now ! And she kept taking me down the beach/ Nightclubs/ Everywhere.
..... Then she got married !!
I was left in Zombie Land. Australia is a Paradise but Paradise is a lonely place when you've no-one to share it with. So I came back to be a miserable sod in a Country full of miserable sods !