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Complete Guide to Obtaining Australian Citizenship

Australian Citizenship Complete Guide
Thousands of people land in Australia every year to become a naturalised citizen. The Citizenship Certificate marks the final stage of the Australian naturalisation and citizenship process and serves as official proof that you are an official citizen of Australia. Before applicants receive t

15 Frequently Asked Questions About the Australian Citizenship Test

Australian Citizenship Test - 15 Frequently Asked Questions
Taking the Australian Citizenship Test in the near future? We are sure you are likely to experience some confusion about many things. Here, we are covering our most frequently asked questions about the citizenship test. People between the ages of 18 and 59 on the day they receive your applica

What’s the Importance of Practice Exams for the Australian Citizenship Test?

Australian Citizenship Test Importance Practice Exams
Every year, thousands of people take the Australian citizenship exam to become citizens of Australia. But candidates need to gear up with advanced preparation to pass the test. Simply cramming all the information contained in the resource booklet Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond does not

COVID-19 FULL UPDATE: Citizenship Ceremonies and Australian Citizenship Test

COVID-19 full update Australian Citizenship Test Citizenship Ceremonies
Since June, when the government started easing COVID-19 restrictions, citizenship ceremonies have recommenced online. Some conferees are able to attend an in-person ceremony. It is advised to wait to be contacted directly to attend an online or in-person ceremony. There is no need to contact

Australian citizenship ceremonies will be held on Australia Day despite opposition

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There has been a growing movement over the years to change the highly contentious date of Australia Day. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders consider the date ‘Invasion Day’ as it marks the first-day British fleets arrived in Sydney Harbor and started colonizing Australia, resulting in fi

Official Audit reveals an unprecedented spike in demand for Australian Citizenship

Australian citizenship spike
After concerns raised by the commonwealth ombudsman and members of parliament about the duration of the citizenship application process, the government conducted an audit into Peter Dutton's Home Affairs department. The audit found that the impact of failed reforms, the increase in the number of

Australian citizenship applications: expanding wait times and dramatically reduced number of approvals

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Lower number of Australian citizenships granted Only 54,419 Australian citizenship applications were approved during the first 8 months of the Department of Home Affairs’ fiscal year 2017-2018; compared to 139,750 in 2016-17. The lower numbers are due to the Department of Home Affairs’ freez

New Australian citizenship requirements 2018: important updates

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On 20 April 2017, Malcolm Turnbull's government announced its will to strengthen the requirements for applying for Australian citizenship. The new proposed requirements would make Australian citizenship much harder to get. The new proposed requirements were presented to Parliament on 15 June 2017

Australian citizenship test: the government is planning to make this test much harder

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Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is planning to change the Australian citizenship test in order to block permanent residents who are extremists or dependent on welfare from becoming Australian citizens. The new, harder test will have questions asking whether the applicant has had a successful in

Afghan refugees are suing government after passing the Australian citizenship test

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Two Afghan refugees, who have been given asylum in Australia, have filed a legal claim against the Australian government for the long delay in their Australian citizenship process after they passed their Australian citizenship test. The two men belong to the Hazara ethnic minority, which is being