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To apply Citizenship you must

  • be a permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen when you apply and when we decide 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 while overseas


AUD285; no cost for a child 15 years or younger applying with a parent. Other exemptions and concessions apply.

Eligibility Criteria

  • When you apply, you must be either:
  • A permanent resident
  • An eligible New Zealand citizen
  • You must also meet these criteria:
  • Residence requirement
  • Character requirement
  • Knowledge of Australia
  • Language requirement
  • Close and continuing link to Australia
  • Have paid back your debt to the Australian Government

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