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Not sure if this is a legal question but could you please tell me if a new Zealander who has Australian Citizenship by Descent but has never lived for any length of time in Australia can access all the advantages of Australian citizenship. If not could you please tell me what is required for this them to access their citizenship fully.
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Solicitor: Leon, Solicitor replied 2 years ago
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My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise Please understand this is not legal advice but a guide to assist you.

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Solicitor: Leon, Solicitor replied 2 years ago

What would you like to know exactly?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I don't want to switch to a live call. I understood that your reply to my query would be handled on line and within a short time frame. I am not comfortable with signing up to any ongoing membership of your site. Do I need to repeat my query now.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
also I am uneasy that you say this is not legal advice. I understood from your website that I would be getting a qualified legal answer to my query.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Is anyone there?
Solicitor: Leon, Solicitor replied 2 years ago

Good Morning

It is legal information to guide you but you are not a client and therefore I cannot take you on as one.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Leon I understand what you say but at this stage I wonder if you I am not comfortable with that.
Solicitor: Leon, Solicitor replied 2 years ago

will ask for you to get a refund

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Sorry that got a bit jumbled! What I meant to say was I wonder if you are going to be able to give me any answers to my query online.
Solicitor: Leon, Solicitor replied 2 years ago

Yes I can give you the information but need more detail on what you are after.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I would like a refund and to have my card details removed from your site.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I would like to refund because I think that the information and details I gave were sufficient for you to give an answer.
Solicitor: Leon, Solicitor replied 2 years ago

Good Morning

I have asked you get a refund.

I am sorry you felt that I could not assist but I completely understand.

All the best

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Leon

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Thank you. Have my details been removed from your website?
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