The process of qualifying and applying for Australian citizenship can vary depending on your situation.
There are a number of different options with different requirements.
The most common option for people not born in Australia is detailed below.
Citizenship by Immigrating to Australia:
The general requirements are (exemptions may be available):
- You need to have lived in Australia on a valid Australian visa for four years immediately before applying;
- You have physically lived in Australia for at least three out of last four years (cumulative);
- You hold a permanent residency visa for at least the last 12 months; and
- You have not been out of Australia for more than 90 days in last 12 months.
You must also be of good character, have a basic knowledge of English, and understand your obligations as an Australian citizen. You may be required to complete a Citizenship Test.
Please note you do not automatically qualify for Australian citizenship in this way. You must make an application for citizenship.
The first step:
To find out more about Australia Citizenship please book a 15 minute phone or skype consultation with one of our citizenship professionals. This will help you understand your position and options on how to proceed.