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Australian citizen (by conferral)

Non-Australian citizens can now apply for citizenship following certain guidelines and standards. If an individual is a permanent resident of Australia and is able to meet the eligibility requirements given, he might be able to apply for a citizenship by conferral. This means that this person is to be conferred or given citizenship.

Eligibility -
• You are a permanent resident at a time of application and at the time of decision meets the residence requirements
• You have the basic knowledge of English language
• You intend to reside or maintain a close and continued connection with Australia
• You have a sufficient knowledge of privileges and responsibilities of citizenship in Australia. An applicant who is 60 years old and above is not required to take the citizenship test.

Australian citizen (by descent)

people born overseas to a parent who is or was an Australian citizen and for parents to register a child born overseas
• You have been born outside Australia.
• ensure that the person you are claiming descent from was your parent at the time of your birth and was also an Australian citizen at the time of your birth.
• You must be of good character if you are 18 years old or over when you apply.

Evidence of citizenship and certificates

If you were born in Australia on or after 27 Feb 2001 and at least one of your parents held a permanent residence visa, then you can apply for the evidence of citizenship certificate.