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Old 08-14-2013, 12:04 AM
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Required documents for Citizenship

Hi,

I was wondering, after living in Australia on a Permanent Resident status for 4 years, what kind of documents are REQUIRED in order to apply for Citizenship? What will be asked of me and what will be up to me to bring?

For example:

Required: Driver's license, rent agreement, and Australian ID
Nice to bring but NOT required: Work contract, tax returns

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Old 08-14-2013, 12:46 AM
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I can't help with the documents, but I believe you don't have to have been PR for four years - you just have to have been living in the country on a substantive visa for four years, and ONE of those years must have been as a PR.

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Australian Citizenship – What documents do you need?

I says all.

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Old 08-14-2013, 09:39 AM
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documents showing ur identity
docuements showing ur good character

when my family moved to australia from the uk in 1989 we were p/r until 1997 but things have changed since then. so its probably all different now.
depending what visa u came on too can determine when u can apply for citizenship.


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I can't help with the documents, but I believe you don't have to have been PR for four years - you just have to have been living in the country on a substantive visa for four years, and ONE of those years must have been as a PR.
Thanks for the responses =) I was wondering though: how will they know if I've stayed for 4 years or if I'm just lying and haven't spent that much time there?


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You do realize that countries track it when people cross borders, right? DIAC is the one issuing visas... it's very easy for them to see if you've had a visa of some kind over the last four years, and if you've entered the country and then left, or entered the country and stayed. I would not recommend trying to find a way to pull one over on DIAC (or any other government entity) - it's a good way to get yourself banned from the country.

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I agree here ^. definitely not a good idea to lie.

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You do realize that countries track it when people cross borders, right? DIAC is the one issuing visas... it's very easy for them to see if you've had a visa of some kind over the last four years, and if you've entered the country and then left, or entered the country and stayed. I would not recommend trying to find a way to pull one over on DIAC (or any other government entity) - it's a good way to get yourself banned from the country.
I completely agree, lying is a terrible idea.. That being said, the USA don't track when you leave the country for instance. I go multiple times a year, and they staple an I-94 card to my passport that i should turn in before leaving or else I don't get recorded as having left.. You can tell since when leaving the USA (unlike The Netherlands for instance) you don't go through passport control who stamp your passport.. So if you just keep the I-94 and leave, stay a few years abroad, then apply for another visa, they will probably reject you cause they'll have no record of you leaving and will assume your overstayed your welcome and therefore never turned in your I-94... Same thing with Canada and the UK.. That's why I was asking about Australia..

I have enough money to go there and just live those required years without actually working, and just transferring money from my accounts in my home country and that's why i was asking if they'll require some sort of proof of holding a job, etc..
And i'd rather apply for Federal Skilled instead of Business visa cause it's just a faster process..


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Perhaps that used to be true. The US Customs website says: "CBP has automated the I-94 and I-94W process for all travelers applying for admission at U.S. ports of entry. Air and sea travelers no longer need to complete paper Form I-94 or I-94W."

Everything is done electronically in Australia - thus no visa labels unless you ask for them. I can't attest to the US process since I'm a citizen here, but Australia seems to be completely electronic.

People get rejected for RRVs all the time because, even though they had permanent residency, they were out of the country for more than 3 years during their PR. Obviously all of these people are not TELLING DIAC that - how do you think they know? of course they have a way to track it.

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Every time you enter or leave Australia, they keep electronic records. All your Australia travelling is linked to your passport number. Dont try to fool them, not a good idea. People apply offshore visas and then go to Australia on Visitor/visa waiver, but they are asked to leave country in order to finalize their offshore applications. Just search about it here, you will find so many examples.

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Thanks for the responses =) I was wondering though: how will they know if I've stayed for 4 years or if I'm just lying and haven't spent that much time there?
It used to be the case but now they have started electronic I-94. No more paper record. Also, you are right about the scenario of not handing over your I-94 and future repercussions. No one will willingly try to do that because it will create more troubles for a visa holders in USA (Out of status, overstay issues etc)

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USA don't track when you leave the country for instance. I go multiple times a year, and they staple an I-94 card to my passport that i should turn in before leaving or else I don't get recorded as having left.


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