Applying for citizenship

The process of applying for Australian citizenship varies depending on your eligibility. There are a number of different application options with different eligibility requirements.

Generally, to apply for Australian citizenship you will need to:

  • Determine that you are eligible
  • Gather your original documents
  • Copy and certify your documents
  • Complete and lodge your application.

A decision on your application for citizenship will only be made after you have lodged a completed application form together with the required documents and fee.

Application options

There are several ways to apply for Australian citizenship. To find more information on the best option for your personal circumstances see how to apply

Children under 16 years of age are usually included on a responsible parent's application form.

Need help?

Based on your answers to a series of questions, the Citizenship Wizard will suggest an application option to suit your circumstances.

Last reviewed Thursday 13 February 2014

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