The general requirements for Australian Citizenship are:
- Permanent resident status for 1 year and have lived in Australia for at least 9 out 12 months within the year
- Lived continuously and legally in Australia for the past 4 years
- Be physically present in Australia and must have not been absent for more than 12 months in the last 4 years
- Meet the good moral character requirement
What is the difference between Australian Citizenship Form 1300t and Form 1290?
You may use Form 1300t if you meet the application requirements and are in between 18 and 59 years old. Whereas you may use Form 1290 if you are 17 years old or younger, 60 years or older, or you suffer from a physical disability.
How long does it take to become a citizen?
After filing your citizenship application, the DIBP will aim to process your application within 3 months, but there is always the possibility of a backlog of applications and other delays.