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Old 09-13-2017, 11:53 PM
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Help with citizenship requirements?

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I have been a permanent resident for the past 5 years. But for 6 months this year (jan 2017 - July 2017) I have been living in the United Kingdom. I called Immigration but they were useless and said that they cannot confirm if I can apply...does anyone know if I am eligible to apply for citizenship at this very moment as I am confused by the new changes. Would really like a straight forward answer
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If I'm correct, you'll have to wait a bit longer. You can only spent 90(?) days outside Australia within the year immediately before applying. I don't think this requirement has/will change with the new rules. Only the total number of years as a PR is being discussed, but you should be ok in that respect. I tried to find it on the DIBP website, but couldn't find the 90 days rule...

Others on here should be able to tell you for sure.

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If I'm correct, you'll have to wait a bit longer. You can only spent 90(?) days outside Australia within the year immediately before applying. I don't think this requirement has/will change with the new rules. Only the total number of years as a PR is being discussed, but you should be ok in that respect. I tried to find it on the DIBP website, but couldn't find the 90 days rule...

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You're right

"not have been absent from Australia for more than one year
in the past 4 years, including no more than 90 days in the
year before applying"

Residence requirements- page 2

https://www.border.gov.au/Forms/Documents/1300t.pdf


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Thank you! so I should be eligible to apply around November since I arrived here in july?


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No. If I understand it correctly, you have to be back in Australia for 9 months before you can apply. The remaining 3 months would be made up from your 90 day allowance. So you could apply around April/May next year.

(Assuming you are not leaving again anytime soon)

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Thank you! so I should be eligible to apply around November since I arrived here in july?
Wouldn't it be April? You need a whole year before applying which you've spent a maximum of 90 days out of the country.

So if you arrived in July then 90 days before that brings you to April so as long as you haven't and won't leave the country again until next April then that's a full year with only 90 days spent out of Australia, if that makes sense.

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Also, check your travel dates for the years prior.

You can only be outside of Australia for a total of 12 months in the 4 years before applying so if you apply in April of 2018 then you have to make sure that since April 2014 you haven't spent a total of 12 months out of the country (including the 6 months you spent in the UK).

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So sorry still a bit confused. On the site it says I must be in Australia for 12 months a for the year prior before applying, so I did not leave the country in 2016. It also says that I can apply without having spent 90 days or more out of the country. So 90 days is 3 months, if I arrived this July waited 3 months which is November would that not make me eligible?


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can you give us the link to those statements?

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So sorry still a bit confused. On the site it says I must be in Australia for 12 months a for the year prior before applying, so I did not leave the country in 2016. It also says that I can apply without having spent 90 days or more out of the country. So 90 days is 3 months, if I arrived this July waited 3 months which is November would that not make me eligible?
12 months before applying so not the calendar year necessarily from January to December.

If you apply in November 17 then you have to go back a year from then which would be November 16. During that year, have you spent more than 90 days out of Australia? Yes, because you were in the UK for 6 months from Jan 17 - July 17.

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