Living and Working in Australia Forum With Immigration and Travel Information - View Single Post - How long after PR is granted can you apply for Citizenship?
View Single Post
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 08-14-2011, 09:10 AM
SarahM SarahM is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 1,145
Users Flag! From australia

150 likes received
169 likes given
There is also a variation to the residency requirement for anyone interested, usually you need to have been living in Australia for 3 years on any substantive visa + 1 year as a permanent resident.

However, those living with Australian partners overseas can still qualify even if they have not been living in Australia:

If you have spent time outside Australia as a permanent resident with your spouse or partner, or are the surviving spouse or partner of an Australian citizen and have a close and continuing association with Australia, then that period of time may be treated as time spent in Australia.
Australian Citizenship – Variation to the residence requirement
(Under "Ministerial discretions")

Last edited by SarahM; 08-14-2011 at 12:54 PM.