Eligibility criteria Step 2 Residence requirement — check that you meet the residence requirement Step 3 Read the citizenship test resource book Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond for the information you need to prepare for the citizenship test Step 4 Original documents — gather your original documents and have copies certified Step 5 Complete your application form Step 6 Lodge your application form with your nearest office of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship the SignNow's web-based software is specially made to simplify the arrangement of workflow and optimize the whole process of competent document management. Use this step-by-step instruction to fill out the t online form quickly and with perfect accuracy. By utilizing SignNow's comprehensive service, you're able to perform any necessary edits to t online form, create your personalized electronic signature within a couple of fast steps, and streamline your workflow without leaving your browser. Find a suitable template on the Internet. Read all the field labels carefully.
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You should use this form if you meet the general eligibility Important — Please read this information carefully before you criteria for Australian citizenship, that is, you: complete your application.
They are also able to Step 6 Lodge your application form with your nearest apply in their own right by completing form Application office of the Department of Immigration and for Australian citizenship — Other situations which must be Citizenship the department signed by a responsible parent. Children 16 or 17 years of age will need to complete their own application using form Application for Australian You must be in Australia when the department makes citizenship — Other situations.
Integrity of application Step 2 — Residence requirement The department is committed to maintaining the integrity of The residence requirement is based on the time you have the visa and citizenship programs. Please be aware that if you lived in Australia and the time you have spent outside provide us with fraudulent documents or claims, this may Australia.
The Residence Requirement Calculator on the result in processing delays and possibly your application being citizenship website can help you calculate whether you meet refused.
General residence requirement Permanent residents must: Home page www. You will need to provide documents to support your Additional documents are required to apply for either of these claims at the time you lodge your application. For more information see Special residence requirements applicants on page 9.
Note: If you have spent time in prison or a psychiatric Step 3 — Prepare for the citizenship test institution by order of a court in the 4 years immediately Everything you need to know to help you pass the citizenship before making your application, that time during which you test is contained in the citizenship test resource Australian were confined cannot be counted as residence in Australia.
Citizenship: Our Common Bond. The resource is available in either book or DVD format and Relevant Defence Service both versions contain 20 practice questions. The book has also been translated into 37 languages.
You meet the residence requirement if you: Visit the citizenship website at www. Step 4 — Original documents You will need to provide the department with a range of Ministerial discretions documents to prove that you are who you say you are and to There are a number of ministerial discretions which may establish you have not had any serious criminal convictions. If you were in Australia as an unlawful non-citizen during When applying for a Ministerial discretion to enable you to the 4 years immediately before making your application meet the residence requirement or concession fees, you and it was as the result of an administrative error, then will need to provide additional documents — these are called that period of time may be treated as a period of lawful supporting documents.
You must provide original documents at your 2. If you were in Australia as a lawful non-citizen but not as citizenship appointment. If you have to get documents a permanent resident as the result of an administrative from overseas this can take time. If you were in Australia as a lawful non-citizen, but not as a permanent resident, then that period of time may be treated as a period of permanent residence if you would Translations and certified copies otherwise suffer significant hardship or disadvantage.
If your documents are not in English, you must provide official translations. In Australia, you must use translators 4. Time spent in prison or a psychiatric institution by order accredited by the National Accreditation Authority of of a court in the 4 years immediately before making your Translators and Interpreters.
For more information, see application may be counted as time in Australia if your www. Unless specified that original documents are required, 5. If you are the spouse or de facto partner of an Australian certified copies of original documents must be attached to citizen, or are the surviving spouse or partner of an your application.
These copies must be certified by a person Australian citizen at the time you make your application, with the appropriate authority. See Identity declarations you may treat periods of time spent outside Australia as — list of professions on page 9 for people who may certify a permanent resident as time in Australia if your spouse documents.
If you need to provide overseas penal clearance certificates with your application, you must provide original certificates. Rental contracts or rates notice For yourself, you must provide the following documents. Evidence of links between present and previous names, for example a marriage or divorce 2. Proof of change of name, if applicable. Part E — Identity declaration completed by a person with the appropriate authority.
A certificate issued by an Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages as evidence of other If you do not provide these documents, your changes of name, if applicable application will not be accepted and will be returned to you. Evidence of your identity in the community Children One passport-sized photograph and identity If you are including children under 16 years of age in your declaration signed by an Australian citizen with the application, you must provide the following: appropriate authority 1.
Current and previous passport, or 3. Part E — Identity declaration completed by a person with Travel document with visa such as a Document for the appropriate authority. If you have difficulty finding suitable documents Children please call the Citizenship Information Line. Bring the original documents to your appointment. If more than one national police check the application form without obscuring the image, or you is required during the processing of your application, the can place the photograph in a plastic sleeve or envelope and department will contact you and request that you complete staple it to the form.
You will need to provide an identity declaration and endorsed photograph for each child in your application. Good character If you have more children than the space on the application If you are 18 years of age or over, you will also need to be form allows, please use form Identity declaration for assessed under the good character requirement. The declaration and photograph should be signed by an Convictions Australian citizen who has known your child for at least one You must tell the department about any convictions you may year and belongs to a profession on the list on page 9.
In the case of children under 6 years of age, if no Australian A conviction is a criminal charge leading to a guilty verdict citizen has known them for one year, then the declaration can in a court of law resulting in imprisonment or a fine or good be signed by someone who has known them for less than one behaviour bond.
A traffic infringement, such as an on-the-spot year and belongs to a profession on the list on page 9. The photograph of each child should be individually attached If any of the above apply to you at the time you lodge your to the front of the application form without obscuring the application please call the Citizenship Information Line.
Spent convictions You must declare spent convictions in your application. Circumstances when an application cannot be The spent convictions law allows people with minor approved convictions to disregard those convictions after a certain If any of the following circumstances apply to you, your period of time.
Australian citizen. Evidence of the Australian citizenship of your living In addition, New Zealand citizens who do not hold a or deceased spouse or partner, for example birth permanent visa, must provide a penal clearance certificate certificate, citizenship certificate or passport from New Zealand if they have left Australia since the age of and evidence of your relationship, such as a 18, irrespective of destination or the amount of time spent marriage certificate for spouse relationships, or overseas.
For more information contact the Citizenship joint utilities accounts, joint bank accounts, joint Information Line. Attach certified copies and a statement explaining the reasons why you of relevant documents to your application. Bring original were overseas documents to your appointment. You may be required to provide additional documents to Evidence for fee concessions those listed. Evidence of the need for a fee concession.
Please refer to form i Citizenship fees on Australia. Corrections made with liquid paper are not visa, a Centrelink certificate stating that you were acceptable. See school records. Evidence for the special residence requirement Children 16 or 17 years of age will need to complete their If you are seeking to engage in activities that are own application using form Application for Australian supported by particular organisations including the citizenship — Other situations.
Australian Olympic and Paralympics committees, Tennis Australia or a federal government agency, Part C — Your parents — Part C requires you to provide the a letter of support detailing your participation is personal details of both your parents or adopted parents, if required applicable including whether they have been known by any other names.
If you have been engaged in particular kinds of work requiring regular travel outside Australia, Part D — Proof of identity — Part D requires you to list the evidence from an employer that shows you worked documents you are providing to prove your identity. See page 4 for information about who should complete the Identity declaration and sign the back of the Proof that although you have spent periods of photograph.
See page 4 for more information. Documents relating to children Part G — Supporting documents — Part G requires you to list Any orders relating to the custody, guardianship or any supporting documents you are providing with your parental responsibility for your child, if applicable application.
Evidence of adoption of your child, if your child Part H — Nomination of representative — Part H allows you to was adopted overseas nominate another person who can make enquiries about your application on your behalf.
Make sure you sign the authorisation at Part H if you want this to happen. Part I — Preference for ceremony — Part I allows you to choose between 2 citizenship pledges. Pledge 1 From this time forward, under God, I pledge my loyalty to Australia and its people, whose democratic beliefs I share, whose rights and liberties I respect, and whose laws I will uphold and obey.
Pledge 2 From this time forward, I pledge my loyalty to Australia and its people, whose democratic beliefs I share, whose rights and liberties I respect, and whose laws I will uphold and obey. Part J — Proposed overseas travel — It is important that you notify the department of any proposed overseas travel while your application is being processed. You will need Applications for Australian citizenship can be posted to your to provide documents to support your claim.
See page 11 for contact To make a payment, please pay by credit card, debit card, bank details. Debit card and credit card are certified copies of original documents with your application. Do not post original documents with your application. Outside Australia — Credit card payments or Australian You must bring the following to your citizenship appointment dollars AUD bank cheques are accepted.
Applicants outside Australia If you are outside Australia, send your application with Step 6 — Lodge your application form certified copies of documents to the mailing address on page The fee should be paid by credit card or Australian Completed application forms can be lodged online or posted dollars AUD bank cheque.
If you do not have access to to the department. When your application is received, you a credit card or AUD bank cheque, contact your nearest will be provided with a date and time for your citizenship Immigration Office outside Australia to find out about appointment. Lodge your application online Online applications are lodged through the website www. Children under 16 years of age may be included in the online appointment application of a responsible parent. You must take your original documents to your citizenship Generally, you can make an application online if you: appointment.
Checklist You must provide a separate form Identity declaration. You can download and print this form from the website. This checklist will help ensure that you have everything you need for your citizenship appointment. This form is completed, and the photograph endorsed by a person with the appropriate authority. Parenting orders or adoption papers, if applicable If your children are under 16 years of age, they are not required to make the pledge but are welcome to attend a If you applied online: ceremony.
If you have not been contacted about attending a citizenship We strongly advise that you keep a copy of your ceremony within 6 months, please call the Citizenship application and all attachments for your records. Information Line for advice. Passports and travel You will be able to apply for an Australian passport once Step 8 — Citizenship test you have attended a ceremony and made the pledge.
For You will be able to sit a citizenship test after your documents information on Australian passports visit www. The citizenship test resource book Australian passport.
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1300T CITIZENSHIP PDF
Every newcomer must obtain a temporary visa as the first step to stay, work or study in Australia. In sequence, you can apply for a permanent visa and then, after some time, apply for Australian Citizenship: first of all, the Australian Citizenship rules require that you live in Australia for four years continuously and to be a permanent resident of Australia for one year you will be obligated to provide relevant supporting documents related to your claims when submitting the t Form. Furthermore: you are beteween 18 and 59 years of age, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language, you must agree to adhere to Australian values and you have to state your intention to reside henceforth in Australia. Australia is a charming country.
FORM 1300T: APPLICATION FOR AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP