If you are a permanent resident and wish to become an Australian citizen, we can assist you in the process.
If you are unsure whether you are eligible to become an Australian citizen, it is in your best interests to seek advice on the eligibility criteria for citizenship from us before you proceed to lodge your application.
Who can apply for Citizenship?
You may be eligible for Citizenship if you are a:
1. migrant who has obtained permanent resident status;
2. spouse or partner of an Australian citizen;
3. child of an Australian citizen or a former Australian citizen born inside or outside of Australia; or
4. former Australian citizen looking to resume citizenship.
Once eligibility has been established, the next step is to complete and lodge your citizenship application. This can be done onshore in Australia or overseas.
Once the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has received your citizenship application, a citizenship appointment will be scheduled. At the appointment, you will undergo identity verification and may be required to take the Australian Citizenship Test (if you are aged 18 to 60 and have mental capacity) or have a citizenship interview.
The Citizenship Test is designed to assess whether an applicant has adequate knowledge of Australia, including the responsibilities and privileges of Australian Citizenship. The test also determines the level of English that an applicant possesses. The Citizenship Test requires a pass mark of 75%.
We offer all our prospective clients an initial meeting, during which we will thoroughly explain the law surrounding citizenship to you and inform you of the process moving forward.
We will help you complete all the relevant application forms and attend to the required supporting documentation, and then lodge the application on your behalf.
To organize a initial consultation with us, please contact one of our experienced immigration lawyers on (02) 9590 3987.