23 March 2010

Changes to the Australian citizenship residence requirement

Australian Immigration has announced changes to the Australian citizenship residence requirement, one of the edibility criteria an applicant must meet in order to apply for citizenship.

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Changes to Australian Citizenship residence requirement will take effect from 1 July 2010.

From 1 July 2010, all citizenship applicants will need to meet this requirement at the time of application:

Australian Immigration  has had transitional arrangements in place since 1 July 2007, which will end on 30 June 2010. The following transitional arrangements and current residence requirements will continue until 1 July 2010.

If you became a permanent resident before 1 July 2007, and apply on or before 30 June 2010, the residence requirement is:

If you became a permanent resident on or after 1 July 2007 the residence requirement is:

The Australian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people lodge their Australian Immigration applications with the Australian High Commission.   

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