Australian Citizenship – by Conferral

Australian Citizenship – by Conferral

Australian citizenship may be conferred upon permanent residents of Australia who have resided in Australia for the required period of time, and meet all other criteria.
Those who have been conferred citizenship have the same rights, privileges and responsibilities as any other Australian citizen. The minimum requirements for citizenship by conferral are: 

  • be a permanent resident of Australia (and have been a permanent resident for at least the last 12 months);
  • have lawfully resided in Australia for at least the last 4 years;
  • not have been outside Australia for more than a total of 1 year in the last 4 years (and no more than 90 days during the last 12 months);
  • be likely to reside in, or maintain a close and continuing connection with, Australia;
  • if aged 18 years or older, be of good character.

Other requirements may apply.

To assess your eligibility for Citizenship by Conferral and to start the application process, please contact us today.