Citizenship Applications

Do you know that as a Permanent Resident you only have a travel facility of 5 years from visa grant and that after that if you wish travel and re-enter Australia you need to apply for a Resident Return Visa?

Are you not sure if you qualify for Citizenship yet? Have you travel extensively in the last 4 years?

We are experienced and have the knowledge to guide through the Citizenship process. 

We will guide you through the process to make a stress free application.


To become an Australian citizen you need to meet certain requirements. For most applicants these include that you:

  • are a permanent resident at time of application and time of decision

  • meet the residence requirements

  • are of good character

  • have a basic knowledge of English

  • intend to reside or maintain a close and continuing association with Australia

  • have an adequate knowledge of the responsibilities and privileges of Australian citizenship.


The general residence requirement is based on the amount of time you have lived in Australia. You must meet all of the following:

  • have lived in Australia on a valid Australian visa for four years immediately before applying

  • must have been a permanent resident for the 12 months immediately before making an application and not have been absent from Australia for more than one year in total, during the four year period, including no more than 90 days in the 12 months before applying.


Not sure if you are eligible to apply? Come and talk to us today, we can help you assess your eligibility for Citizenship. 

E: visas@fernandesmigration.com.au
M: 0419 460 674
Westfield Chermside, WOTSO, Level 2, Chermside, QLD 4032
 
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