After holding permanent residency of Australia for a qualifying period of time, you may have opportunity to apply for Australian citizenship.
Many see this as the ultimate goal, effectively bringing your visa journey to an end. As an Australian citizen, you can leave and re-enter Australia without limitation or any requirement for a visa, and apply for an Australian passport.
There are several requirements all applicants for citizenship must meet, including a residence requirement which stipulates that you must have been:
- living in Australia on a valid visa for the last 4 years
- a permanent resident (or eligible New Zealand citizen) for the last 12 months
- away from Australia for no more than 12 months in total in the last 4 years (and no more than 90 days in the last 12 months)
Our team have helped hundreds of individuals, couples and families become Australian citizens. If you’d like to secure our assistance with your application, click below and complete your details. We’ll get back to you quickly with details of your options and our services and costs.