How to become an Australian citizen?

To become an Australian citizenship you must lodge a completed citizenship application form and pay the applicable fee to the Department of Home Affairs.

If your application is successful you will be invited to an Australian citizenship ceremony which involves the Australian citizenship pledge.

Citizenship Test

All applicants will need to complete and pass a citizenship test, which is based on their knowledge and understanding of Australian society, values and history. The test will also assess the applicant’s English language abilities, have a sufficient knowledge of the responsibilities and privileges of being an Australian citizen and intend to reside and work in Australia, or to preserve a close connection with the country.

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There are three ways to become an Australian citizen:

  • 1. By birth: if you were born in Australia and one or both of your parents is an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • 2. By descent: if you are the child of an Australian citizen but you are born overseas you will be entitles to Australian citizenship.
  • 3. By conferral: When you have been a lawful resident for four years or longer, you may be eligible to become an Australian citizen. You must have remained in Australia for the twelve months prior to application as a permanent resident, and had no periods outside of Australia for longer than 12 months during those four years, including no absences of three months or more in the 12 months prior to application.

You must also prove that you are of good character, and pass a Citizenship Test to have your citizenship application granted.