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

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  1. Vijay says:

    Hi,

    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:

    Hi,

    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 ??

  12. MONIRAHMAD ALIZAI says:

    HI SIR
    I AM FROM AFGHANISTAN HOW TO APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP
    MY LIFE SO HARD IN AFGHANISTAN PLEASE REPLY TO ME

  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:

    Hi
    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. samrech heng says:

    good afternoon. I want to know ceremonies dat for citizenship test 17 September 2019

  26. Steven Gregory says:

    Hi. I was born in New Zealand in 1967 and my parents and I come to Australia in 1969. Do I need to apply for Australian citizen. Have asked my father and was told there was no need to apply back in 1969 as they moved here for work.

  27. Kanizfatamakeya says:

    I want to get australian citizenship

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