A significant step in your immigration to Australia is to become an Australian citizen. It brings many privileges, as well as obligations and responsibilities.
When you become an Australian citizen, you can live and work in Australia freely. You have the opportunity to fully participate in the nation’s life and community. Importantly, you make an ongoing commitment to Australia and the nation’s shared values.
You can become an Australian citizen by:
Anyone born in Australia to a permanent resident or citizen will become an Australian citizen.
The child of an Australian citizen who is born overseas will generally be granted Australian citizenship.
by citizenship application.
New Zealand citizens who are granted an “SCV” on entry to Australia can generally stay and work in Australia for as long as they are a New Zealand citizen and meet certain character requirements. A SCV holder can choose to apply for a permanent visa, and may be able to apply for citizenship.
In general, the requirements to becoming an Australian Citizen are:
- Permanent resident status for 12 months and living in Australia for at least 9 months of that year;
- Living in Australia for a period of four years (including12 months as a permanent resident);
- Meeting the good character requirement (including passing police checks); and
- Having a sufficient knowledge of your responsibilities and privileges as a citizen.
To apply for Australian Citizenship, apply and pay the applicable fee through the Department of Home Affairs. If successful you are invited to participate in an Australian citizenship ceremony and state the Australian Citizenship Pledge.
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