Current You can become a citizen of Australia in different ways. You must meet the Australian government’s criteria before you apply. Conferral and descent are the most common ways to apply.
Australian citizenship is an important step in your migration story. Becoming an Australian citizen means that you are making an ongoing commitment to Australia and Australias shared values. It is also the beginning of your formal membership in the Australian community. It is the step that will enable you to say ‘I am Australian’.
|Australian Citizenship application type||75% of applications processed in||90% of applications processed in|
|Conferral (lodgement to ceremony**)||14 months||17 months|
|Descent (lodgement to decision)||2 months||5 months|
|Evidence (lodgement to decision)||23 days||44 days|
**A small proportion of applicants for Australian citizenship by conferral are not required to attend a ceremony. For Descent and Evidence applications, allow an additional 10 days for printing and postage of your certificate. If you applied from outside Australia, postage will take longer.
When were these processing times last updated?
We review and check the processing times for all Australian visas regularly. The timestamp for the last time these processing time were updated is 2021-10-12 07:57:02