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
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
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.