Australian citizenship


We can walk you through the process of becoming an Australian citizen, step by step.
Citizen
Basic requirements

To apply for citizenship, you must:

  • be a permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen when you apply and at the time your application is decided on
  • be in Australia when your application is decided on
  • have spent a sufficient length of time in Australia
  • sit a citizenship test
  • intend to live in Australia or maintain a lasting link with Australia while overseas


Generally, a permanent resident is a non-citizen who holds an Australian permanent visa.

Slightly different criteria apply to applicants aged 60 years or over.

Thinking of applying for Australian citizenship?

We can help explain the process and requirements of obtaining citizenship. Contact us to find out more.

contact us

+61 2 9212 4008

51 Albion Street,
Surry Hills,
Sydney NSW 2010
AUSTRALIA

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9am - 5:30pm
(or flexible by appointment)

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