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Old 09-08-2013, 08:16 PM
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Australian citizen after visa?

I went on the border protection site for a job and it says "To join Customs and Border Protection you must be at least 18 years of age, an Australian citizen"

If I come over on a working visa, when do I qualify to apply for a PR? Also, if I become a PR, would that count as being an Australian citizen? Thanks.


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PR is a Permanent Resident Visa so its still a visa that let you remain in Australia permanently but it doesn't count as a citizen until you apply for a citizenship test and make a pledge and received a certificate

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If I come over on a working visa, when do I qualify to apply for a PR? Also, if I become a PR, would that count as being an Australian citizen? Thanks.

When do you qualify for PR -- that depends entirely on what type of working visa you apply for. Some are purely temporary & don't lead to PR, some are permanent already.

To get Australian citizenship you need to have lived in Australia on a substantive visa for a minimum of 4 years, with a least 1 year as PR. As well as meeting other conditions (character, english, citizenship test, etc)

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PR is a Permanent Resident Visa so its still a visa that let you remain in Australia permanently but it doesn't count as a citizen until you apply for a citizenship test and make a pledge and received a certificate

Thanks so much. Does that also mean denouncing my US citizenship? Because I am more than willing to trade this for that :-D
One more thing, I just looked at the types of PR visas and all I could find is Regional work visas... Which excludes me from living in Newcastle or Sydney, which is what I narrowed it down to as the only places I would want to live. Is this true?


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Thanks so much. Does that also mean denouncing my US citizenship? Because I am more than willing to trade this for that :-D
One more thing, I just looked at the types of PR visas and all I could find is Regional work visas... Which excludes me from living in Newcastle or Sydney, which is what I narrowed it down to as the only places I would want to live. Is this true?
Just out of curiosity, why leave a place like US to come and live in Australia. I have seen both and US is above and beyond in many respect.


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Just out of curiosity, why leave a place like US to come and live in Australia. I have seen both and US is above and beyond in many respect.
It's very negative here, lots of crime, dope heads, ignorance, people are so mean and have really bad attitudes. Judgmental, overbearing, uptight. And it's nothing to look at and below freezing for months, sometimes below zero F. Ice storms. Tornadoes for about 4 months. A tornado/45 minute derecho (100 mph/ 160 kph straight line winds) destroyed my house (while we were in the bathroom, no basement) and town and I have PTSD from it and freak out every time it storms, which is all the time in spring and half of summer.

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Australia accepts dual citizenship, so you don't have to give up your US citizenship.


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Australia accepts dual citizenship, so you don't have to give up your US citizenship.
Well, that works out quite nicely :-D


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Just out of curiosity, why leave a place like US to come and live in Australia. I have seen both and US is above and beyond in many respect.

Can you give some examples...this is going to be so much fun.....?????

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Can we not and say we did? Both countries have their respective pros and cons.

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