Permanent Residents or New Zealand Citizens
Note- This information is for people 59 years old and under.
For children 16 or 17 years old, if meeting this requirement would cause significant hardship or disadvantage, you will need to provide proof. Children under 16 do not need to meet the general residence requirement but must be permanent residents.
Permanent residence calculations
Your residency starts on the date-
You do not need to meet our residence requirement if you:
You must understand what it means to be an Australian citizen. At the time you have an appointment, you must know about:
If you score 75% or more on citizenship test, then you meet the language requirement.
You must intend to live in Australia or maintain a close and continuing association with Australia while overseas. You will be considered if you have:
Cost is AUD285;
*How can we assist you? Please call our number mentioned on the website.