Citizenship by conferral

Visa Details

Australian citizenship may be conferred upon permanent residents of Australia who have resided in Australia for the required time-period and met all other requirements.

People satisfying the general eligibility criteria will need to pass a test before applying for Australian citizenship by conferral.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for this visa, you must meet the following requirements:

  • four years lawful residence in Australia immediately prior to making an application for Australian citizenship with at least 12 months as a permanent resident, and;
  • absences from Australia of no more than 12 months in total in the four years prior to application, and no more than 90 days in the 12 months permanent residency period prior to application.
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