Applying for citizenship

The process of applying for Australian citizenship varies depending on your eligibility. There are a number of different application options with different eligibility requirements.

Generally, to apply for Australian citizenship you will need to:

  • Determine that you are eligible
  • Gather your original documents
  • Copy and certify your documents
  • Complete and lodge your application.

A decision on your application for citizenship will only be made after you have lodged a completed application form together with the required documents and fee.

Application options

There are several ways to apply for Australian citizenship. To find more information on the best option for your personal circumstances see how to apply

Children under 16 years of age are usually included on a responsible parent's application form.

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Based on your answers to a series of questions, the Citizenship Wizard will suggest an application option to suit your circumstances.

Australian citizenship practice test

The citizenship test consists of 20 questions drawn at random from a pool of questions. To pass the test, you must answer 75 per cent, or 15 out of 20 questions, correctly.

You will need to know and understand the information in the testable section of the Australian citizenship test resource book 'Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond' to answer the questions in the citizenship test.

Your application fee covers the cost of the citizenship test. There is no extra charge for sitting the test more than once.

In preparation for the citizenship test, try the practice test questions below. There are different questions in each group.

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