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How long after PR is granted can you apply for Citizenship?


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Old 08-14-2011, 02:58 AM
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How long after PR is granted can you apply for Citizenship?

Hi all,

Not to jump ahead too much as I am still waiting for my partner visa app to go through but out of curiosity, does anyone know how soon after PR is granted can you apply for citizenship?

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Old 08-14-2011, 05:33 AM
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The Australian citizenship site says this:
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The residence requirement is based on the time you have lived in Australia and the time you have spent outside Australia.

You must:
- have been living in Australia on a valid Australian visa for four years immediately before applying which must include the last 12 months as a permanent resident, and
- not have been absent from Australia for more than one year in total, in the 4 year period, including no more than 90 days in the year before applying.
(source: http://www.citizenship.gov.au/applyi...l_app_process/)


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Old 08-14-2011, 05:39 AM
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Thanks Daniel,
Just some confirmation. I have just started the ball rolling to immigrate. Is it aftr 4 years of PR one is eligible to apply for citizenship?. Is it still the same? There is no more PR status in UK.Its all HSMP
Please let me know
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I'm not too sure, I just found that site via Google. I don't have any experience with the process


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Thanks for the prompt reply. I will be checking the website.


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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")


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Thanks Sarah,
I am not sure on what visa I will be immigrating. I am a doctor and I may well be going on a training visa for a period to get my fellowship before I get onto to a main job. It depends on the job and femployers requirement. It helps to know that a 'substantive visa' is the one.


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Thanks Sarah,
I am not sure on what visa I will be immigrating. I am a doctor and I may well be going on a training visa for a period to get my fellowship before I get onto to a main job. It depends on the job and femployers requirement. It helps to know that a 'substantive visa' is the one.
Ok. You might still want to have a look at the link I posted because there are other variations to the requirement, it might come in handy in the future.


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Ok. You might still want to have a look at the link I posted because there are other variations to the requirement, it might come in handy in the future.
True. Its informative. Thanks once again


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