How to obtain Australian citizenship
Becoming a citizen by conferral is a common way to become an Australian citizen.
The main requirements for Australian citizenship are:
You must be a permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen of Australia.
You must meet the residence requirement (unless certain exemptions or special circumstances apply.
You must be of good character
You must pass a citizenship test
You must demonstrate a basic knowledge of the English language
You must demonstrate a close and continuing link to Australia
To meet the residence requirement you must:
be living in Australia on a valid visa for the past 4 years,
be a permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen for the past 12 months,
be 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
If you are a permanent resident and you are keen to understand why you should become an Australian citizen, and to check your eligibility, contact SCA Connect today.
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 contact SCA Connect.