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    Australian Citizenship

    Citizenship by Conferral

    In order to be eligible for Australian Citizenship by conferral, applicants must meet a number of residence requirements, including:

    • 12 months as a permanent resident; and
    • Being lawfully resident in Australia for 4 years immediately prior to lodgement; and
    • Absences from Australia of no more than 1 year in the last 4 years and no more than 90 days in the 12 months immediately before applying.
    Initial review and assessment.
    After review, your application is prepared and submitted to department.
    Visa Outcome
    Based on the processing timelines, an outcome is delivered by department.

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    Lawful residence does include time spent on temporary visas (i.e. Student, Working Holiday, Tourist, Bridging Visa) prior to grant of permanent residency.

    Home Affairs will firstly confirm that you meet the residence requirement, and then conduct security checks and review your Immigration history. Once these are met, you will be invited to undergo a Citizenship test or – for applicants 60 years of age and over – attend a Citizenship appointment.

    Following the test, if all requirements are satisfied then Home Affairs can approve your application.

    The final step in the process is to attend a Citizenship Ceremony. This is when you become an Australian Citizen and are then able to apply for an Australian passport. Ceremonies are organised by Councils and other local groups throughout the year.

    Citizenship by Birth

    If you were born in Australia, then you would automatically be an Australian citizen if at least one of your parents was an Australian Citizen or a permanent resident at the time of your birth.

    Citizenship by Descent

    If you were born overseas and one of your parents held Australian citizenship at your date of birth, then you may be eligible to apply for Australian Citizenship by Descent. Applications are lodged online and processed through the responsible Australian Embassy or High Commission for your country of residence.

    Citizenship on 10th Birthday

    Non-citizen children born in Australia who have lived in Australia continuously until their 10th birthday, may get eligible to gain citizenship of Australia.

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