Australian Citizenship by Conferral

Currently, at the time you apply you must have been:

  • living in Australia on a valid visa for the past 4 years
  • a permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen for the past 12 months
  • away from Australia for no more than 12 months in total in the past 4 years, including no more than 90 days in total in the past 12 months

You must also meet character requirements and pass a citizenship test.

Children under 16 do not need to meet the general residence requirement but must be permanent residents.

Other Circumstances

There are some special rules that may apply to PNG nationals with (former) Australian citizen parents, depending on where and where they were born. We have experience in handling such cases.

NZ Citizens who are not a permanent resident of Australia may be eligible if they were in Australia on 26 February 2001 as the holder of a Special Category Visa (SCV) OR if you spent a total of at least 12 months in Australia on a SCV during the 24 months immediately prior to 26 February 2001.

Please contact us for an overview of current requirements and to work out the best strategy for a successful application for Australian Citizenship.

Australian Citizenship Application

The Australian Government is strengthening the requirements to become an Australian citizen. As such, there are many benefits to choosing Coral Coast Migration Service, a professional Registered Migration Agent, to assist with your application.

  • Registered Migration Agents have to complete a comprehensive course in Australian Migration Law and Regulations.
  • Migration Agents attend regular Continuing Professional Development seminars to stay up to date with the latest developments in all matters related to immigration and are required to maintain a professional library of current legislation and policy.
  • Registered Migration Agents are experts in their field and can guide you through the complex bureaucratic process.
  • We can save you time and money,reducing stress and anxiety at the same time.
  • We will ensure that your application has the best possible chance of being successful.
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Faq's - Ways To Acquire Australian Citizenship

General eligibility

  • If you migrated to Australia, have permanent residence, satisfy the residential requirements and are of good character you may be eligible for citizenship. Spouses and partners of Australian citizens do not have an automatic right to Australian citizenship. You will need to apply for citizenship and satisfy the eligibility criteria in the same way as other adult applicants.
  • For New Zealand citizens, their eligibility for Australian citizenship depends on whether they arrived in Australia before or after 26 February 2001.

Citizenship by descent

Children born overseas to an Australian citizen parent may be eligible apply for Australian citizenship.

You may be eligible for Australian citizenship by descent if ...

  • you were born outside Australia
  • at least one of your parents was an Australian citizen when you were born
  • you are of good character

Other situations

  • You may be eligible to become an Australian citizen again if you lost your citizenship because of acquiring the citizenship of another country, or renounced or gave up your Australian citizenship.
  • If your responsible parent had lost their Australian citizenship at the time of your birth, you may be eligible to apply for citizenship as a child of a former citizen.
  • If you are adopted, you may be eligible to apply for citizenship by adoption.
  • You may be eligible for Australian citizenship if you were born in Papua before independence on 16 September 1975 and one of your parents was born in Australia as we now know it, your parent was an Australian citizen at the time of your birth and you are of good character. See PNG Citizens page for more information.


Just to inform you T and J got their citizenship application approved; they got the letters through the mail today.


Good morning Nick, I just wanted to let you know that we finally applied this last Thursday! Thank you very much for your help, it's extremely appreciated and allowed me to not go crazy. I am now confident that everything will be ok. Anyway, it was simply to say a final thank you for your help. I will definitely recommend your service to anyone.


Hi Nick, Thank you very much for all of the effort you have put into this. This was emotionally charged from our end and you helped take that out. We were expecting this to take at least 12 months but thanks to you this has happened in 4-5 months. Feel free to put me forward as a reference to any prospective clients that come your way. I will be spreading the word around too.


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