Australian Citizenship allows you stay indefinitely in Australia, as well as to travel in and out the country whenever you want. Becoming an Australian Citizen is a privilege and entitles you to all of the benefits of being an Australian, including being able to apply for an Australian Passport and voting in elections.

You can include your children up to the age of 15 years old in your application. Other family members who are older than 15 must meet the criteria by their own merit, and submit their own application.


To submit an application for Australian citizenship, you must meet the following general criteria:

Be a permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen at the time of your application and decision

Have been living in Australia on a valid visa for the past 4 years

Have been a permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen for the past 12 months

Have been away from Australia for 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 of good character

Have the correct level of knowledge of the English language

Have knowledge about Australia and pass the Citizenship Test

Have a close and continuing link to Australia


Apply for Citizenship

Attend an interview appointment and successfully pass the Citizenship Test

Attend a Citizenship Ceremony and take the Pledge

Other factors may influence eligibility for this visa, so it is important that you have your individual circumstances assessed. Please contact us to arrange an assessment.