Australian citizen (by conferral)
Now, people who are not Australian citizens can seek citizenship by meeting specific requirements. A person who is an Australian permanent resident and meets the eligibility requirements may be able to apply for citizenship by conferral. This indicates that citizenship is to be conferred or granted to this individual.
- You meet the residency requirements and were a permanent resident at the time of application.
- You are conversant in the fundamentals of English.
- You aim to live in Australia or keep up a strong relationship to it.
- You are sufficiently aware of your rights and obligations as an Australian citizen. An applicant who is 60 years of age or older is exempt from taking the citizenship examination.
Australian citizen (by descent)
The registration of parents of children born abroad to parents who are or were Australian citizens.
- Your birth occurred outside of Australia.
- Verify that the person you are claiming descended from was both a citizen of Australia and your parent at the time of your birth.
- If you are 18 years of age or older when you apply, you must be a person of good character.
Evidence of citizenship and certificates
You are eligible to apply for the evidence of citizenship certificate if you were born in Australia on or after February 27, 2001, and at least one of your parents held a permanent residence visa.