Australian citizenship was first introduced with the passing of the Nationality and Citizenship Act 1948. Before this date Australian citizenship did not exist. All those born and naturalised in Australia were British subjects. Becoming a citizen of Australia is an important decision as it is a recognition that you are making a commitment to Australia, its people and its way of life.
There are many reasons to become a citizen – the right to vote, ability to work for the Australian public service or in the Australian Defence Force, seek election to parliament, apply for an Australian passport and receive embassy help while overseas.
Australian Citizenship Application
There are different applications for citizenship. You may be eligible to apply for Australian citizenship if you are a:
You may need to meet the following requirements to be eligible:
Most people who apply for citizenship will need to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate that they have a basic knowledge of the English language and an adequate knowledge of Australia – its culture, its customs, its laws and its democratic beliefs and liberties.
Heenan & Browne Visa and Migration Services has significant experience in the citizenship application process and can deal with any difficult issues that may arise when applying for citizenship.
If you would like visa advice or process your visa application through us, the best way to start is to have a consultation with one of our Registered Migration Agents.Book Consultation
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