Australian citizenship is an amazing thing to have. But for many permanent residents, it’s a complicated process with lots of confusing misinformation available online and in the news.
We can help explain the process to you, walk you through it step-by-step and make sure that you and your family will get your Australian citizenship and passports soon!
How to apply for Australian citizenship
The laws around Australian citizenship are governed by the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (Cth), Australian Citizenship Regulations 2016 (Cth) and the Department of Home Affair’s Citizenship Policy.
There is also a lot of misinformation floating around online, on TV and in the news. Many people are misinformed about the requirements for Australian citizenship, such as whether an English test is required… or if you have to be able to play cricket!
Come in and speak with one of our consultants or case managers about Australian citizenship and we’ll do what we can to help (link).
Tip: if you’re an existing client of CP International of any kind, you may be eligible for a special discount on any professional fees.
Benefits of Australian Citizenship
- You get all the benefits that an Australian permanent resident has.
- You are able to vote in Australian elections.
- Australia lets you hold dual citizenship (and dual passports), making international travel and living very convenient.
- Your children are automatically born as Australian citizens, regardless of where they are born.
- You no longer need to renew your permanent residency travel permit.
- You get an Australian passport, which gives you:
- Visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 181 countries/territories (at time of writing). Compare that to 127 countries for Colombian passports or 75 countries for Thai or Chinese passports.
- The ability to live, travel and work in New Zealand permanently.
- Easy visa applications to work in the USA.
- The ability to visit almost all first-world countries (Europe, America and more) without a visa.
- Australian consular services at Australian embassies and consulates around the world will help you out if you run into trouble whilst travelling.