Permanent residents in Australia may be eligible to apply for Australian citizenship after they can demonstrate a minimum period of residence in Australia, good character, have a basic knowledge of the English language, intend to reside or maintain a close and continuing association with Australia and can satisfy the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) that they pass the Citizenship test, or are eligible for a waiver.

Applying for Australian citizenship is not always straight forward. It can be complicated if a person arrived in Australia without identity documents, or there is a question about their identity, or they have a criminal history.

If you have concerns about your eligibility for Australian citizenship we strongly suggest that you obtain advice before you begin the application process. Here at MSM Legal, we have a team of Registered Migration Agents who can advise you on all aspects of Australian citizenship requirements, the process and outcomes.