Cullen family citizenship journey – Part 1

Cullen family citizenship journey – Part 1


We’ve been in Australia for four and a half years. At some levels it was a leap of faith, having not come here before, but we had a fairly reasonable insight from people we had met who had lived here. We probably always intended to become Australian citizens from the outset. I think we’d like to be part of the country that we live in and our children live in, and we want to partake fully in Australian society. So, for us, becoming citizens was an important factor. Yeah, to become part of the community, and for the children to feel part of the community as well. Becoming an Australian for us means accepting Australia as our home, accepting the Australian way of life as something we buy in to and providing a settled environment for our children where they feel part of the country that they probably will go on and live the rest of their lives in. So we’re quite keen to formalise that process at the ceremony. So for us it’s an exciting step in our life. We just feel that now we’re here now, and it’s our home, and being that the ceremony will just finish that off nicely for us. After the ceremony I think we’ll cheer for Australia in the Ashes (laughing).

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