After living all these years in Australia, do you think it’s time to become an Australian Citizen now? If this sounds like you, and you want to officially be an Australian and fully commit to Australia, this is for you to formally attain Citizenship.
This Option Is For You If You Are A:
There are 10 steps in the application process.
The time it takes to apply for and be granted Australian citizenship varies.
Australian citizenship may be conferred upon permanent residents of Australia who have resided in Australia for the required period and meet all other criteria. Those who have been conferred citizenship have the same rights and privileges as any other Australian citizen, including the right to vote, to work for the Australian Public Service or Defence Force, and to obtain and use an Australian passport. Citizens by conferral are also subject to the same responsibilities as other Australian citizens, including the responsibility to serve on a jury and to defend Australia should the need arise.
The minimum requirements for citizenship by conferral are set out below. These requirements apply to most applications; however please note that depending upon your circumstances, you may be subject to other criteria:
Citizenship By Conferral
For applicants who are permanent residents of Australia and have lawfully resided in Australia for at least four years.
EACH applicant for citizenship by conferral must:
NOTE: If you are not a permanent resident of Australia but you are a NZ citizen, you may be eligible if you were in Australia on 26 February 2001 as the holder of a Special Category Visa (SCV) OR if you spent a total of at least 12 months in Australia on a SCV during the 24 months immediately prior to 26 February 2001.
NOTE: As part of its assessment of your eligibility for citizenship, the Department of Home Affair requires you to provide details of ALL overseas travel you have undertaken since you turned 18 years old.