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Join the club.

Enjoy the benefits of one of the world’s most powerful passports.

Helping you obtain Australian citizenship


We’ve fine-tuned the citizenship application process so it’s simple. Whether you want to manage it yourself, or need some help, we can tailor our services to suit your expertise and attitude to risk. And if you want us to take care of everything from woe to go, our fees are competitive too.

How do I become eligible?


Put the wheels in motion with the support of an immigration law specialist.

Over 16

An applicant has to be 16 years and older to apply in their own right. Children under 16 years can be included in their parents application

Permanent residency

You need to have held permanent residency for at least 12 months.

Time limit

You need to have lived in Australia for 4 years or more.

Citizenship test

You will need to pass the citizenship test.

Remember, the immigration minister will also want evidence that:

● you are likely to reside in Australia, or will maintain a close and continuing association with Australia, if the application is approved;
● you are of good character

Residency requirements


“Residency requirements” outlined in section 21(2)(c) stipulate that a person satisfies the general residence requirement if:

● They were in Australia for 4 years immediately before the day they applied for citizenship, and● They weren’t unlawful during that 4 year period, and● They were in Australia as a permanent resident for 12 months immediately before the day they applied for citizenship

  • Power to you


    The Australian passport is the 9th most powerful in the world according to Arton Capital’s 2021 Passport Index.Call our visa and migration law team to find out more.
    02 9635 53339am-5.30pm Mon-Fri, (AEST/AEDT)

  • Need help with a criminal conviction?


    We’ve developed a partnership with criminal lawyers whose clients have had their visa cancelled due to a criminal conviction (Section 501).
    We have successfully had a number of these mandatory cancellations revoked.

Understanding the benefits

Becoming an Australian citizen grants you access to an exclusive club with a number of privileges.
You can stay outside Australia as long as you want. You do not need to apply for a Resident Return Visa to re-enter the country.
You are also entitled to consular and embassy assistance abroad.
Where permanent residents can lose their status if they spend long periods of time outside of the country or if they commit certain crimes, Australian citizenship is not easily revoked once you gain it.
Vote – shape the country’s futureAustralian citizenship gives you the right to vote in federal, state or territory elections, as well as council elections and national referendums. In fact, voting is mandatory for Australian citizens.
Defer university feesYou maybe eligible to defer your education fees under the Higher Education Loan Program.
Apply for government jobsMost Australian Defence Force or public service positions require you to be an Australian citizen.
Your children can become citizensAfter becoming an Australian citizen any of your children born overseas can be registered as Australian citizens too, giving them the same rights as children born in Australia.
Become a parliamentarianAs a citizen you can become a member of Federal Parliament, however, you can not hold dual citizenship unless you can show you’ve made every effort to have your other nationality revoked.
Represent AustraliaMany international sporting and cultural events require participants representing Australia to be Australian citizens.
Greater access to New Zealand and US work permitsAs an Australian citizen you have full residence rights in New Zealand without any time limit constraint or risk of losing those rights.Australian citizens with professional jobs have access to a simplified work visa for the United States.
Adopt a childSome states and territories require one or both parents to be Australian citizens to adopt a child.

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The number of people who became Australian citizens in the year to June 30, 2014. Click here to find out which countries they came from.

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Source: Australian Government

The pass rate of people who sit the citizenship test. Vietnamese and Chinese have the highest failure rates by former nationality, at 4.1 per cent and 1.8 per cent respectively.

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Check your eligibility

The Australian government has an excellent online tool called Citizenship Wizard

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