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New Citizenship Requirements


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Old 05-12-2009, 12:45 AM
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New Citizenship Requirements

Hello,

I have been granted permanent residence before 1st October 2007. However, I married and have been living outside Australia, but we are planning to move back to Australia with my wife.

Based on http://www.citizenship.gov.au/applyi...igibility.htm:
"If people became permanent residents before 1 July 2007 and apply before 30 June 2010, they must have been physically present in Australia as a permanent resident for a total of two years in the five years before applying, including one year in the two years before applying."

I will not have 2 years of residence by June 2010. If I apply after that date, will I also need to fulfill the new 4-year criteria, even though my residency was granted before July 2007?

Is there any way around it so that I can apply after 2 years?

Thank you.


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Old 05-12-2009, 03:42 AM
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I haven't read what the new requirements are but getting citizenship is a bit like immigration in the first place, you are either eligible or you aren't and if you'll not meet transitional eligibility, no choice I suspect other than going for whatever is on offer re new regs.





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