Are you an Australian permanent resident who has been living in Australia for at least 4 years? Do you wonder how to apply for Australian citizenship and what evidence you need to provide?
We answer these questions and more! Our job is to make the Australian citizenship application process as simple and stress-free, so you can get back to what's important to you!
Australian citizenship Requirements
To be eligible for Australian citizenship by conferral you must have been lawfully resident in Australia for at least four years and have been a permanent resident for the last 12 months. If you are a New Zealand citizen you may also be eligible for Australian citizenship if you were in Australia on 26 February 2001 or if you spent at least 12 months in Australia during the 2 years immediately prior to 26 February 2001.
You must meet the residency requirement meaning that you cannot have been outside of Australia for more than a total of 1 year in the last 4 years cumulatively and no more than 90 days in the last 12 months cumulatively. Alternate residency requirements may apply if you are engaged in a particular kind of work that requires regular travel outside of Australia.
AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TEST
Once the Department of Home Affairs have determined that you are eligible for Australian citizenship by conferral they will ask you to citizenship test. The test contains questions regarding the rights and responsibilities of Australian citizenship, as well as questions that relate to life in Australia and what it means to be an Australian citizen. You are not required to sit the test if you are over 60, have a hearing, speech or sight impairment, or have permanent enduring or mental incapacity.
Australian citizenship ceremony
Once you have passed the citizenship test and your application has been approved you need to attend a citizenship ceremony. At the ceremony you must take the Australian citizenship pledge after which you will be presented with a citizenship certificate.
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