PATHWAYS TO AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP

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Becoming an Australian citizen comes with many advantages. With an Australian passport, you can travel visa-free to 169 countries and re-enter Australia without stress and hassle. While you are overseas, you’ll get excellent consular support as an Australian citizen. You’ll also have the right to vote, apply for the federal government and defence jobs, and even become a prime minister one day! Additionally, you’ll be entitled to many benefits, including help loans, and your children will be able to get Australian citizenship too. There are three main pathways to becoming an Australian Citizen:

  • By descent
  • By conferral
  • Resuming citizenship


Citizenship by descent is applicable for applicants born outside Australia. You need to have at least one parent who was an Australian citizen at the time of your birth. Citizenship by conferral is the most common pathway, and it is applicable for applicants in different categories who are able to fulfil the requirements. If you have previously been an Australian citizen but had to revoke your status, you can resume your citizenship. This can be done by proving your identity and verifying that you truly were an Australian citizen before.

Settlers Migration can help you choose the right pathway to Australian citizenship, ensure that you meet all the requirements and assist you in the application process!

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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP ELIGIBILITY

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help! We can help you obtain all the documents, meet all the requirements and prepare for the process. The main requirements for Australian citizenship by conferral include:

  • You must be a resident of Australia for four consecutive years
  • You need to be a permanent resident of Australia for at least 12 months
  • You should be of good character
  • You need the basic knowledge of the English language
  • You must be familiar with Australian history and values
  • You need to pass the Australian Citizenship Test

There are some exemptions to the residence requirements. This is the case if you are married to an Australian citizen or if your employment requires travelling overseas. You’ll also be exempted if you can demonstrate a close and continuing association with Australia or if there is an administrative mistake that prevents you from meeting the residence requirements.

When applying for Australian citizenship, there are many documents you need to obtain and present to support your application. Settlers Migration is there to help you do this and take the stress out of the application process!

AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP PROCESS

The Journey of Becoming An Australian Citizen

Settlers Migration can help you go through all the stages of becoming an Australian citizen! The first step is obtaining a temporary residency which is followed by a permanent residency. Depending on your specific situation and reasons for staying in the country, you will need to apply for at least two different visas before you get the chance to become a citizen. We can help you choose the right pathway from your first visit. The naturalisation period lasts for four years, and this is the minimum amount of time you need to spend in the country. Additionally, you need to stay in Australia as a permanent resident for at least one year.

If you meet these basic requirements, we can help you lodge your application online. The current processing time is 22-24 months for the citizenship by conferral and 2-4 months for citizenship by descent. If you want to resume your citizenship, the waiting time is 5-14 days.

In order to apply, you need to pass the citizenship tests. Candidates who are more than 60 years old will be invited to an interview instead. If your application gets approved, you’ll be notified and invited to attend a citizenship ceremony. During the ceremony, which lasts for two hours, you’ll be asked to take a commitment pledge and receive a citizenship certificate, which is essential for applying for an Australian passport.

Let Settlers Migration assist you on your journey of becoming a proud citizen of Australia!

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