How much does applying for citizenship cost? The DHA government fees range between $300 – $490 depending on which DHA form you use to file your citizenship application.
What documents are required to apply for Australian citizenship?
- A current document with your photograph.
- and/or signature.
- Evidence of your current residential address.
- Evidence of your date of birth, birth name.
- and any changes of name.
- Evidence of your identity in the community.
- Evidence of when you first arrived in Australia.
- and your present country of citizenship.
What happens if you fail the citizenship test Australia?
There is no extra cost for sitting the test again. Failing the test does not affect your permanent visa or stop you from living in Australia.
Does Australia allow dual citizenship?
While Australia now recognises dual citizenship, there are still many countries that do not allow their citizens to hold an additional foreign citizenship. It is a long-standing principle of citizenship law that the citizenship of a state is bestowed by that state.
Is it hard to become an Australian citizen?
In most cases, you can generally become an Australian citizen automatically if you are born in Australia and one or both of your parents are Australian citizens or permanent residents when you are born. There are also some other ways to automatically become a citizen.
Do I need a police check for Australian citizenship?
Persons seeking Australian Citizenship aged 18 years of age or over must be of ‘good character’. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection may request a AFP National Police Check from the National Police Checking Service (NPCS) depending on your application type.
What do I need to bring to my citizenship interview?
- Proof of green card holder (permanent resident) status.
- State-issued identification.
- Travel Records.
- Proof of current marital status and termination of your prior marriages.
- Proof of termination of your spouse’s previous marriages, if any.
What are the 5 Australian values questions?
- mutual respect.
- compassion for those in need.
- equality of opportunity for all.
What questions do they ask for Australian citizenship interview?
You may be asked about your personal details as well as your family background. The interviewer can also ask you about your marital status and kids you have. After asking some general question, they would go for some technical questions, such as duties of individuals as Australian citizen etc.
How long is the citizenship interview?
A typical citizenship interview lasts about 20 minutes, but the exact timeframe varies by applicant.
How do I qualify for Australian citizenship?
- You are an Australian permanent resident.
- You are over 16 years of age.
- You have lived in Australia for a period of four years, including 12 months as a permanent resident.
- Are of good character.
- Have an adequate knowledge of your responsibilities and privileges as a citizen.
What are the advantages of being an Australian citizen?
- Hassle-free travel and re-entry:
- Excellent consular support while overseas:
- Federal government and defence jobs:
- You can even become the Prime Minister of Australia!
- Visa-free travel to 181 countries:
- Financial assistance for education:
- Protection from deportation:
What are the advantages of Australian citizenship?
Acquiring citizenship helps you stay indefinitely in Australia as well as to re-enter the country whenever you want to. You also get the privilege of staying outside Australia as long as you wish to. An Australian citizen returning to the country does not have to stand in long queues at the immigration counter.
What is the fastest way to get Australian citizenship?
Australian citizenship by conferral To do so, you’ll need to reside in Australia on a permanent visa. Australian citizenship can be granted after a period of continuous residency (four years) in Australia on a qualifying visa, including 12 months as a permanent resident.
Where is the easiest country to get citizenship?
- St Kitts and Nevis.
- The United States of America (USA)
How powerful is the Australian passport?
Out of the 199 countries assessed, Australia has hit lucky number seven this year, with our relatively travel-friendly passport granting visa-free access to 185 countries (alongside Canada, Greece, Malta and the Czech Republic).