Citizenship

Citizenship

Citizenship

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Citizenship

Apply for Australian Citizenship:

Australian citizenship may be granted to residents of Australia who have been living in Australia for the required period and meet all other criteria. The minimum requirements for citizenship by conferral are set out below. These requirements apply to most applications; however please note that depending upon your circumstances, you may be subject to other criteria:

Citizenship entitlements, responsibilities, and privileges:

Apply for an Australian passport, leave and re-enter Australia as many times as you want, ask for help from an Australian consulate if in trouble overseas, seek election to parliament, if you are aged 18 years or over and are not dual citizen, register the birth of your children in another country as an Australian citizen. As an Australian citizen, you have new responsibilities to behave in accordance with Australia’s democratic beliefs, respects the rights and liberties of Australia, follow, and obey the law, vote in federal and state or territory elections, and in referenda, defend Australia, if necessary, serve on jury duty if summoned.


There are 3 main ways to become an Australian citizen:

By birth: If you are born in Australia and one or both of your parents is an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia.
By descent: If you are the child of an Australian citizen but you are born overseas, you will generally be granted Australian citizenship.
By grant: If you are a non-citizen of Australia you can apply to become an Australian citizen


Am I eligible to apply for Australian Citizenship?

For applicants who are permanent residents of Australia and have lawfully resided in Australia for at least four years.

EACH applicant for citizenship by conferral must be a permanent resident of Australia.