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Tips on How to Become an Australian Citizen & its Benefits

by Mckkrs Australia Migration Agent in Australia

As a foreign resident of Australia, you can apply for the permanent residency visa. The visa allows you to stay, work, and live in Australia for an indefinite period. Remember, the permanent residency for Australia is not citizenship. It is the final ladder to get all the rights and entitlements that an Australian permanent resident doesn’t have. Understanding the key differences between Australian citizenship and Australian permanent residency are privileges and responsibilities.  It is also the rights and entitlements.

Rights and Entitlements

An Australian citizen gets complete freedom to go in and outside the country. In other words, he gets an automatic right to enter the country. However, an Australian permanent resident needs a PR visa with a valid travel authority.

An Australian citizen has the voting right, but an Australian permanent resident cannot vote in most of the cases.

Privileges of Australian Citizens

·        Live in Australia

·        Apply for an Australian passport and can leave or re-enter the country without any objection

·        Get assistance from Australian diplomatic representatives

·        Work in the public sector and become eligible to serve in the Australian army

·        Take stand for parliament and vote to elect members of parliament

General Eligibility Criteria

You need to pass the citizenship test. You will have to satisfy the residency requirement and have a permanent residency visa. You must possess good character and have intention to reside in Australia. Children of age 15 and below can also apply for citizenship for which the eligibility criteria are different. 

The Australian citizenship test is conducted to assess your understanding as an Australian citizen. It assesses one’s respect for the country’s values, traditions, national symbols, and history.

If you have the permanent residency visa, your resident age must be ranging from 18 to 59. Children of 15 years or younger can apply with their parents. If the child age is 16 or above, he is not dependent and can apply for citizenship on his own.

The AAT appeal is filed. The merit review involves taking a fresh look at the facts, law, and policy relating to that decision.

As an Australian citizen, you become responsible to obey Australian laws, defend Australia if the need arise, and can vote to an eligible candidate for the progress of your nation.  Australian citizenship also comes with responsibilities that you have to follow. 


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