Becoming an Australian citizen

Overview

Check your eligibility for citizenship on the Department of Home Affairs website or phone 131 880.

Please check the next page for updates and changes to the process for becoming an Australian citizen in response to COVID-19 Public Health Orders.

Citizenship ceremonies in 2020

Current COVID-19 Public Health Orders and associated health advice means it is not possible for traditional, in-person citizenship ceremonies to be held at this time.

The Government will hold online citizenship ceremonies via secure video link, to enable people to continue to become Australian citizens during the coronavirus pandemic.

People who were scheduled to attend a Citizenship appointment or ceremony over the coming months will be contacted to make alternative arrangements.

Applications for Australian citizenship are still able to be accepted during this period, though citizenship interviews and testing have been put on hold.

If you are requesting a ceremony please email Department of Home Affairs mail box: virtual.citz.ceremony@homeaffairs.gov.au