You can become an Australian Citizen in many different ways.

The criteria below is applicable for:

  • Permanent Residents of Australia aged between 18 to 59
  • Eligible New Zealand citizens
  • Partner/Spouses of an Australian citizen
  • Refugees
  • Children who are 16 or 17 years old
  • Children who are 15 years old or younger applying with a guardian or parent
  • Commonwealth Child Migration Scheme migrants

New Zealand Citizens Pathway:

  • Meet the Residence Requirement (live in Australia on a valid visa for the past 4 years)
  • Hold a Subclass 444 (Special Category Visa) for the past 12 months before you apply for Citizenship
  • Be outside Australia no more than 12 months in total in the past 4 years, including no more than 90 days in total in the past 12 months

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a Permanent Resident when you apply OR an eligible New Zealand Citizen
  • Meet the Residence Requirement (live in Australia on a valid visa for the past 4 years, be a permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen for the past 12 months) and (be outside Australia no more than 12 months in total in the past 4 years, including no more than 90 days in total in the past 12 months).
  • Pass the Citizenship test
  • Basic knowledge of English language

The below criteria is applicable for people who are 60 years old or over:

  • Permanent Residents of Australia or Eligible New Zealand citizens aged 60 or over
  • Partner/Spouses of an Australian citizen
  • Commonwealth Child Migration Scheme migrants
  • Refugees

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a Permanent Resident when you apply OR an eligible New Zealand Citizen
  • Meet the Residence Requirement (live in Australia on a valid visa for the past 4 years, be a permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen for the past 12 months) and (be outside Australia no more than 12 months in total in the past 4 years, including no more than 90 days in total in the past 12 months).
  • Be 60 years old or older to apply without sitting a citizenship test

The below criteria is applicable for people whose:

  • parent was an Australian citizen when you were born overseas

Eligibility Criteria:

  • At least one of your parents was an Australian citizen when you were born outside Australia
  • Born outside Australia on or after 26th January 1949

AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP

First Step: Your Citizenship application has been applied and submitted

Second Step: Immigration will send you a letter to conduct an interview and a date for you to sit the Citizenship Test (if you are aged between 18 years to 59 years old)

Third Step: Attend an Australian Citizenship Ceremony. You will receive a letter of invitation to attend a ceremony approximately 4 weeks before the date of your ceremony.

It is important to note, after you pass the Citizenship Test, you may receive an “approval” of your Australian Citizenship. But you are not an Australian Citizen once you receive this approval. You only become an Australian Citizen once you make a pledge of commitment at an Australian Citizenship ceremony. You will NOT be an Australian Citizen until you make this pledge.

We have vast experience in Australian Citizenship. If you need help for Australian Citizenship, please contact us on info@visaeducationexperts.com.au or +61 414 588 942.

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