There are different ways of becoming an Australian citizen:
- Automatic citizenship - if you are born in Australia and at least one of your parents is permanent resident or citizen.
- By application - there are four situations that will allow you to apply for Australian citizenship:
- Descent : If you are born outside Australia but one or both your parents are Australian citizens when you were born.
- Adoption in accordance with the Hague Convention on Inter-country adoption
- By conferral - you need to have a permanent resident, pass the residence requirement and pass the citizenship test.
- Resuming citizenship is for former citizens who would like to resume their citizenship.
TentMA can help you in all situations, however, this page discuss addressing requirements for conferral applicants.
CITIZENSHIP By CONFERRAL
You will need to pass the citizenship test. TentMA will provide materials to help you with your review and practice the exam with you. Exemptions apply if you have permanent disability, less than 18 years old, over 60 years old or have speech, sight or hearing impairment. If you are born to a former Australian citizen, born in Papua or a stateless person, you can also be exempted from this exam. Contact us if you require more information about taking the exam.
Grounds for refusal of Australian citizenship application:
- You fail to submit proper identification
- You are a threat to national security
- If you are not in Australia at the time the decision is to be made
- You have pending court cases, in prison, serious repeat offender or other character-related offenses
- If your citizenship ceased within the last 12 months