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Citizenship

Take the final step for your Australian dream and secure Australian citizenship.

Citizenship by Descent or Conferral

You can become a citizen of Australia in different ways. The most common ways to apply are through descent – meaning you are a child of an Australian, or conferral, where you meet eligbility criteria that allows you to apply.

Applying for citizenship by descent

  • you were born outside Australia
  • ensure that the person you are claiming descent from was your parent and an Australian citizen at the time of your birth
  • be of good character when you apply

Applying for citizenship by conferral

  • be a permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen when you apply and when we decide on your application
  • be in Australia when we decide on your application (in most cases)
  • have spent time in Australia and know about our country
  • intend to live in Australia or maintain a lasting link with Australia whilst overseas

You must meet the criteria before you apply.

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