How to arrange to apply become an Australian Citizen with the Department of Home Affairs and make arrangements with Bega Valley Shire Council to attend a Citizenship Ceremony once your application has been approved.
How to apply to become an Australian citizen and make arrangements to attend a Citizenship Ceremony.
If you would like to become an Australian citizen you can either visit http://www.citizenship.gov.au/ to download the relevant forms or telephone 131 880 to have the application forms sent to you.
After completing the relevant paper work, you will be interviewed and then all information will be assessed by the Department of Home Affairs.
Once your application has been assessed, the Department of Immigration will notify Council and send you an invite for your attendance at the next Citizenship Ceremony.
Your Certificate of Australian Citizenship is forwarded to your local Council and presented on the day of the ceremony.
Note: Citizenship Ceremonies are held three times per year, January, May and September.
So, in short, the steps to follow to become an Australian citizen are: