Applying for Citizenship Outside Australia

Applying for an urgent Australian passport from Overseas.

If you are outside of Australia, you do not need to wait until you receive your Citizenship certificate to apply for an Australian passport.

This applies to Citizenship Certificates for descent and adoption applications.

Information on how to apply will be included … Read the rest

Citizenship Residency Requirements

With the new change in Citizenship application costs in Australia there had also been discussion on residency requirements for Citizenship.

Residence Requirements for Australian Citizenship:

An Australian permanent resident visa holder, or eligible New Zealand citizen, for the past 12 months.

Have lived in Australia on a valid visa for … Read the rest

Overseas travel before Citizenship ceremony

Travelling Overseas before the Citizenship ceremony?

If you need to travel overseas after citizenship approval, but before the citizenship ceremony, you will need to travel on your current valid passport, as you are not yet an Australian citizen.

You need to ensure that you have a current visa that allows … Read the rest

Citizenship Processing Times May 2021

Australian citizenship by conferral Processing Times.

The following processing times relate to Citizenship application stages that reached a decision in May 2021.

From date of application to decision:  75% took under 13 months and 10% took over 15 months.

From date of approval to ceremony: 75% took under 6 months … Read the rest

Citizenship Processing Times April 2021

Australian citizenship by conferral Processing Times.

The following processing times relate to Citizenship application stages that reached a decision in April 2021.

From date of application to decision: 75% took under 14 months and 10% took over 16 months.

From date of approval to ceremony: 75% took under 6 months … Read the rest

Australian Citizenship by Descent

Australian Citizenship by Descent Processing Times and Numbers.

What is Citizenship by Descent?

Australian citizenship by descent can be applied for if you were born outside Australia and one (or both) of your parents at the time of your birth was an Australian citizen at that time. ie: You are Read the rest

Terms used in the Australian Citizenship Common Bond

Glossary of the Australian Citizenship Common Bond

This page shows a list of words, terms and phrases used in the Citizenship Common bond booklet that needs to be read, to assist in passing the Citizenship Test.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are … Read the rest