This article details the steps and requirements to apply for Australian citizenship. Specifically focusing on citizenship by conferral. This means by obtaining citizenship through Permanent Residency, not through birth.
Attend interview/citizenship test
Ceremony (receiving Certificate)
The Application Process
Here’s a simplified process walkthrough. In case of questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
- Been an Australian permanent resident for at least 1 year and lived in Australia for at least 9 out of 12 months before you apply. (Before applying for Citizenship you must have held a PR visa. Some common PR visas include – Partner, General Skilled Migration or Employer Sponsored Visas).
- Been lawfully resident in Australia for at least 4 years before you apply. (1 Year PR and 3 Years on a temporary visa is fine).
- Not been absent from Australia for more than 12 months in the last 4 years before you apply.
There is also a character and health requirement for this visa. For a full list of requirements is available here
You will then lodge the application online through your immi portal. The visa application charge is $285.
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