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Australian Citizenship

There are a variety of pathways to becoming an Australian citizen. Let us show you the best way to citizenship.
Australian Citizenship for Eligible Permanent Residents


Australian citizenship may be conferred upon permanent residents of Australia who have resided in Australia for the required period of time, and meet all other criteria.

Those who have been conferred citizenship have the same rights and privileges as any other Australian citizen, including the right to vote, to work for the Australian Public Service or Defence Force, and to obtain and use an Australian passport.

Citizens by conferral are also subject to the same responsibilities as other Australian citizens, including the responsibility to serve on a jury and to defend Australia should the need arise.
There are 3 main ways to become an Australian citizen: 

By birth - If you are born in Australia and one or both of your parents is an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia.
By descent - If you are the child of an Australian citizen but you are born overseas, you will generally be granted Australian citizenship.
By grant - If you are a non-citizen of Australia you can apply to become an Australian citizen (by conferral).
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As an Australian citizen, you are eligible for certain entitlements too. You can:

● Apply for an Australian passport.
● Leave and re-enter Australia as many times as you want.
● Ask for help from an Australian consulate if in trouble overseas.
● Vote in federal, state or territory elections.
● Vote in a Constitutional referendum or plebiscite.
● Seek election to parliament, if you are aged 18 years or over and are not dual citizen.
● Register the birth of your children in another country as an Australian citizen.

Migration Ways has assisted hundreds of clients to confer their permanent residence into Australian citizenship. We can advise on your eligibility and assist with the initial application. We also assist those who are seeking to apply for citizenship by descent or simply applying for evidence of Australian citizenship.
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