Attaining Australian citizenship through conferral is a common pathway for individuals seeking to become Australian citizens.
The primary requirements for Australian citizenship include:
1. Being a permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen in Australia.
2. Meeting the residence requirement, unless specific exemptions or special circumstances are applicable.
3. Demonstrating good character.
4. Successfully passing a citizenship test.
5. Exhibiting a basic knowledge of the English language.
6. Establishing a close and ongoing connection to Australia.
To fulfil the residence requirement, individuals must:
- Have resided in Australia on a valid visa for the past 4 years.
- Be a permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen for the preceding 12 months.
- Have been absent from Australia for no more than 12 months in total over the past 4 years, with no more than 90 days spent outside the country in the previous 12 months.
The citizenship process through conferral usually consists of:
An online application
The processing times for citizenship applications are currently quoted as 5-13 months.
If you are a permanent resident and have been thinking about proceeding with Australian citizenship, contact one of our experienced Registered Migration Agents today to check your eligibility.
Disclaimer: The information provided herein is of a general nature only and does not constitute immigration advice. For more detailed and case-specific information or advice, please get in touch with SCA Connect.