Social BBQ at Nordic House 5pm Saturday 17 March

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It is time to get together at Nordic House to our Social BBQ Saturday 17th March, from 5 pm.

There will be 3 different kinds of meat, sides and abundance of salads to munch your way through. This is followed by tea, coffee and cake.

Please contact Marianne Attfield to book your seat via email Attfield@iinet.net.au. The price is $25 for members and $35 for non-members.

See you there

The Committee

Fastelavn Celebration Sunday 11 February

You are invited to come along and celebrate Fastelavn at Nordic House Sunday 11th February at 3pm. $5 per child and normal tea and coffee charge ($3) for adults.

Come dressed up or as you are – it is up to you. We will hit the barrel, crown the king and queen, eat candy, play games and have some fun.

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Check out our upcoming events

The Association is organising a number of events over the next couple of months. You can see the details on our Coming Events page.

Danish Biometric Passport Mobile Unit to visit WA – Monday 9th October

Waffles and Stories with Nina and Haldor – Saturday 14th October)

Social BBQ – Saturday 21st October 2017

World of Food Festival – Sunday 19th November

Swedish Christmas Markets – Sunday 26th November 2017

Nordic House Christmas Lunch – Friday 1st December 2017

Children’s Christmas Party – Sunday 3rd December 2017

Christmas Church Service – Monday 18th December 2017

Time, venue and other details are shown on the Coming Events page.

Important information from the Danish Embassy and Consulate General regarding Australian citizenship by descent

The Association has received the following letter from the Danish Consulate General:

The Embassy in Canberra along with the Consulate General in Sydney would like your help in spreading the word about an issue that could affect Danish-Australian couples who had children before 1 September 2015. If the children were born outside Australia and acquired Australian citizenship by descent before 1 September 2015, there is a risk that the Danish citizenship was lost when Australian citizenship was acquired by descent. Therefore, we cannot issue Danish passports to these individuals, until their case has been tried with the Danish Nationality Division under the Ministry of Immigration and Integration.

We have published a page on our website with information about this issue. In English: http://australien.um.dk/en/travel-and-residence/documents-and-fees/danish-citizenship and in Danish: http://australien.um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/dokumenter-og-gebyrer/dansk-statsborgerskab.

In cooperation with the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Danish Nationality Division, we have described the legal aspects of the issue as well as the process that the affected individuals have to follow before a new Danish passport can be issued.

The process the affected individuals have to go through will probably take around 1-1½ years in total before the Nationality Division has made a decision. Should the Nationality Division find that the Danish citizenship was lost, the individual can then – and only then – reacquire Danish citizenship by declaration towards the State Administration. This is the very last possible step of the process. As you may be aware from when the new law on dual citizenship was introduced on 1 September 2015, the option of reacquiring Danish citizenship by declaration, if it had been lost prior to 1 September 2015 due to the individual acquiring a foreign citizenship, is only possible for a five year period until 31 August 2020. Therefore, it is important that this information reaches as many of the affected individuals as possible before this window closes. Since the process can take up to 18 months in total, suddenly 2020 isn’t far away and that is why we need your help in spreading the word to all the Danes in your network.

If you have any questions regarding the above or the information on our website, please do not hesitate to contact us.

With kind regards

GITTE JOHANSSON / SYDGKL@UM.DK
CONSULAR OFFICER / SYDNEY
THE DANISH CONSULATE GENERAL, SYDNEY
LEVEL 33, 1 O’CONNELL STREET / SYDNEY N.S.W. 2000
TEL: +61 (2) 9247 2224 / FAX: +61 2 9251 7504
WEB: AUSTRALIA.UM.DK

BBQ at Nordic House on Saturday 18 March

There will be a social barbecue at Nordic House (25 Melvin Avenue, Thornlie) on Saturday 18 March.

The barbecue commences at 17.30.

The cost is $20 for members and $30 for non members, free for small children, half price for bigger children.

The price includes dinner and dessert, tea and coffee. There will be soft drink and juice boxes to buy and BYO alcohol.

Please book in with Marianne either  by email  attfield@iinet.net.au, or phone 0401169853 no later than 16/3/2017.

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Join us for Fastelavn on 19 February

Fastelavn er mit navn, boller vil jeg have, hvis jeg ingen boller får, så laver jeg ballade……!

Fastelavn is a traditional Danish celebration, which has its origins in an old heathen custom. It is a carnival much loved by children who get to dress up in costume and to hit a wooden barrel specially made for the occasion and decorated with black cats.

Please join us at Nordic House at 3pm on Sunday 19 February for Fastelavn this year. Children can come dressed up if they wish.

The children will hit the barrel first, then we will all enjoy tea, coffee and Fastelavns buns.