Applying for citizenship

New applications for Australian citizenship are being accepted.

Processing continues on all applications for Australian citizenship lodged with the Department.

Citizenship appointments and tests

In-person citizenship appointments are being conducted across all states and territories in accordance with health guidelines and local restrictions.

Eligible individuals will be contacted and invited to attend a citizenship appointment or test. There is no need to contact the Department about your citizenship appointment or test. 

Citizenship appointments may be affected by local COVID-19 risks and restrictions. In this circumstance, appointments may be cancelled, potentially at short notice, and rescheduled when it is safe to do so. The Department will notify clients with appointments that are impacted by changes in local COVID-19 risks and restrictions. Please ensure your mobile phone and email contact details are up to date in your ImmiAccount.

Citizenship ceremonies

You will be contacted directly and invited to a citizenship ceremony. There is no need to contact the Department or your local council about your ceremony. These ceremonies comply with current state or territory directives on the limits on gatherings, and COVIDSafe requirements.

Generally, conferees have 12 months from their notice of approval to attend a ceremony and make the pledge of commitment.