Australian Citizenship is the final legal step in settling in Australia. It is a process in which a non-Australian citizen voluntarily becomes an Australian citizen. Australian citizens pledge their loyalty to Australia and its people and are then entitled to its protection and to exercise their rights and responsibilities as citizens.
To be eligible to apply for Australian citizenship, applicant must have: Been an Australian permanent resident for at least 1 year and lived in Australia for at least 9 out of 12 months before lodging application. Been lawfully resident in Australia for at least 4 years before lodgement.
You are a permanent resident. satisfy the residence requirements. are of good character. If you are 18 years or older you must live in Australia for 4 years on your permanent residency visa before you can apply for Australian citizenship.
The general requirements for Australian Citizenship are:
- Permanent resident status for 1 year and have lived in Australia for at least 9 out 12 months within the year
- Lived continuously and legally in Australia for the past 4 years
- Be physically present in Australia and must have not been absent for more than 12 months in the last 4 years
- Meet the good moral character requirement
Benefits of citizenship in Australia:
Australia is a peaceful, stable and prosperous country, and becoming a citizen gives you a lot of rewards.
- Voting right
- Seeking election. ...
- Preference for jobs in the federal government. ...
- Receiving help from an Australian official while overseas.
- Deferral of University costs
- You can get a HELP debt and
- Many more.