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Australian Citizenship Eligibility Calculator

Are you eligible to apply for the Australian citizenship?

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Australia, the land of stunning beaches, diverse landscapes, and a vibrant culture, beckons many with the promise of a fulfilling life. But if you dream of calling Australia home permanently, understanding Australian citizenship eligibility is crucial. This blog post equips you with the essential information to navigate the path towards becoming a proud Australian citizen.

Who Can Become an Australian Citizen?

There are three main paths to Australian citizenship:

  • By Birth:

    Born in Australia after August 20, 1986, with at least one Australian citizen parent.

Born overseas to an Australian citizen parent.

  • By Descent:

    Born overseas to an Australian citizen parent after August 20, 1986.

  • By Conferral (Most Common):

    This applies to permanent residents who meet specific requirements.

Below calculator is to be used as a mere guide. There are several factors mentioned in legislation that could be different from the eligibility shown below. It is advised to refer to the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 or consult with the Registered Migration Agent to verify your eligibility.

Combined Eligibility Calculators

Lawful Residency in Australia

Enter the date you first entered Australia lawfully after being overseas for 12 months or more.

Permanent Residency Grant Date

Enter the date your Permanent Residency was obtained.

International Travel in the Last 4 Years

Enter all international travel date ranges occurred to you in the last 4 years.

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Eligibility Criteria for Citizenship by Conferral

For most aspiring Australians, the route to citizenship lies through conferral. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Be a Permanent Resident: Hold a valid permanent Australian visa.
  • Reside in Australia: Meet the residence requirements. Generally, this involves residing in Australia for four years with absences not exceeding 12 months in total and no more than 90 days in the year before applying.
  • Pass the Australian Citizenship Test: Demonstrate a good understanding of Australian values, history, and institutions (unless exempt due to age).
  • Be of Good Character: Possess a clean criminal record and meet character requirements. 
  • Intend to Reside in Australia: Show commitment to living in Australia or maintaining a strong connection.
  • Meet Basic English Language Requirements: Have sufficient English proficiency to participate in Australian life.


Additional Resources for Your Citizenship Journey

The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs offers a wealth of information on their website: Australian Citizenship.

By understanding the eligibility criteria and utilizing the resources provided, you can embark on your exciting journey towards becoming an Australian citizen!

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