New Australian citizenship requirements: major changes make it more difficult to become an Australian

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  1. Vijay says:


    My mother in law and father in law heat Australia but they are waiting to apply for citizenship. They don’t have to do a test because of age over 70 no test required.

    I think if they heat this country they shouldn’t be getting citizenship in this country.

    Happy to provide more information

  2. Allan says:

    If they break the law at any time while waiting for citizenship or within the first two years of citizenship they must be deported

  3. Olefa says:


    My parents are Australian citizens (all siblings Australians by birth) and I have permanent residency living in Australia since 1996. Do I still need to do the test once I applied for citizenship?

  4. cuong huynh says:

    if I failed the test 3 times but before 1 july 2018 then I can apply for the est again without waiting for another 2 years as the new rule apply

  5. King says:

    Hi,,, I already applied for our citizenship last January 2018. Ans still waiting for the test. My wife are eligible now for applying citizenship. Can I include my wife to my application or she will apply for new application? Thank you

  6. sheila edge says:

    i have been a permanent resident for over 20 years i am now 72 and want to become an australian citizen ,i have been told by people that i am too old ?is this true?

  7. Jodave says:

    I got my residency on June22 2018 do I wait for 1 year or 4 years before I apply for citizenship.

    Am also a kiwi citizen been in this country for 7 plus years

  8. Charlie says:

    I am in the same position, I got my residency in July 2018, but cannot tell if I need to wait 1 year or 4 years to apply for citizenship

  9. satriyantono hidayat says:

    I was born in Canberra at December 13, 1971, when my parents was working at the ANU, Canberra. Am I eligible to be an Australian citizen?

  10. Grace says:

    My husband is 67 year,,,he’s been in Australian for 20 years he has permanent resident….does he have to do the english test…in order to become a Australian citizenship.

  11. Sanya says:

    My citizenship file is opened and I am overseas staying from 3 months. Does it matter ??


    HI SIR

  13. Paul Gorgees says:

    What are the criteria for the New Zealanders to gain Australian Citizenship. I am talking about people who have been in Australia after 26/02/2001. I do have basic idea only; such as working for several years, studied a course, however but not exactly sure how all that work

  14. Micheal says:

    Take it easy brother, i’m a citizen here it is so hard here too

  15. Karen Goddard says:

    Hi I’ve been in Australia since I was 6 years old I’m 50 now do I have to do the tests thx

  16. Ursula says:

    What if i haven’t have stayed or travel to Australia but want to become a citizen

  17. My friends is over 60 years old, do she need English test? says:

    Citizenship test

  18. Rosalyn Goundar says:

    My in-laws are permanent resident and are not very educated do they require to do a citizenship test.

  19. Thi to Tan Nguyen says:

    I have been lived in Australia for about 6 years, then I went back to my country for 2 years, now I am moved to Australia .
    Can I apply for citizenship test?

  20. Jenny says:

    Hi there wondering if you have lived in the country longer than 10years through new sponsorship rules (2year & renew visa, theb other partner gets sponcered etc) can PR or citizenship be applied for/granted.

  21. Marcus says:

    They will be in effect soon, so regardless if you are a resident for 100years, you have to comply with English requirement.

    It’s plain common sense: do you imagine an Australian who can’t speak English properly?

    Then we should take too. No questions asked.

    A fair move by the government. Kudos!

  22. Kenneth Sweetman says:

    Certainly confusion of worth! what is worth more? being born in Australia to Australian Parents, or residency?? there are so many penalties being applied by centrelink….

  23. Clare Coffield says:

    I am over 60 but have permanent residency
    Am I eligible for Citizenship?

    (The notes say 18 to 60 years can apply)

  24. David Braun says:

    How can I apply for citizenship if I am over 60 years old?

  25. I need Australian citizenship? Australia very nice!I love Australia

  26. Anonymous says:

    I have been lived in Australia for about 4 years, I got my residency on July 2018. Do I need to wait 1 year or 4 years to apply for citizenship ?

    • admin says:

      Hi, We specifically help people to train for their Australian Citizenship Test. We recommend that you contact the Department of Citizenship and Immigration for your inquiry

  27. abdulaahi shire mohamed says:

    I am a young person of 20 years of low income and I am not convinced that my application will be accepted.

  28. Ayanle Farah says:

    I hope i will find my sitizenship in Australia since i passed the Examinations all. Really it is excellent opurtunity to work the test in order to be Australian sitizenship.

    Thank you

  29. Hi my name farah i live somalia i need to be Citizensship Australia how can i apply give me some explanation thnks my phone number is +252612119372 thnks byy

  30. Abraham Lumeh says:

    I thank this is the best citizenship in the world

  31. Ishmeal siryon says:

    I want to be a citizen for Australia

  32. Ishmeal says:

    But what is the starting point am in Liberia

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  34. VIDEKOU says:

    Travailler en Australie

  35. My name’s Farmaa I am from Somalia I love to apply Australian citizenship if get it and I can’t able to pay application fee

  36. Hello I’m cumar live in somalia somalia is country with many problems living is very important for me

  37. Joanne Sharp says:

    My mother and Father and brother are Australian citizens, they went for a holiday to New Zealand and had me. We moved to Australia in 1974 I’ve been here since which is 46 years what to I need to do to become an Australian citizen.

  38. I like to be Australia citizens everyone what is going on south Sudan all over the world is known to people no good healthy carea no good life to people killing destruction so more the world knows
    We are here by God grace.

  39. I have always wish to apply for the Australia citizenship card

  40. Nader Azzam says:

    Hi. My wife applied for Australian citizenship in 2017. 3 years ago now. Every time I call or check the website says still processing, no further information. Any ideas what to do next. Thank you

  41. Hi my name is Fatmata sesay I want to applied for Australian citizenship in 2017. 3 years ago now. Every time I call or check the website says still processing, no further information. Any ideas what to do next. Thank you

  42. Kate says:

    Hi, my partner applied for the test and received the test day on the 21th of Nov. Will he take the new test rules as applied om and after 15th Nov or still have the previous rules?

    • admin says:

      Hi Kate,
      To the best of our knowledge, unless he was informed otherwise, he would be taking the new test, as he is taking his test after November 15th.

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