Australian Citizenship

Becoming an Australian Citizen marks the final step in your migration journey. 

It is a treasured and often emotional moment as you reflect on your journey to reach this milestone.

But achieving this milestone is not always easy. For many, it is a struggle to meet the  residence criteria for Australian citizenship due to frequent international trips to maintain ties with family, friends and business interests overseas. For others, past character issues present hurdles.

What is the best strategy for you? When is the best time to apply? Can you access any waiver or concessions? 

If your goal is to gain Australian citizenship, understanding the criteria early on in your permanent residence journey is essential so that you can plan to meet the requirements over time. 

We invite you to let us guide you through the process.

Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!

Your situation demands a unique strategy

Before getting started, consider the following questions:

✓ Do understand your responsibilities as a citizen?

✓ How often do you travel out of Australia?

✓ Do you meet other criteria, such as English language skills and being of good character?

Your answers will help determine the best pathway, to ensure you are on track to gain citizenship as soon as possible. 

Key Eligibility Criteria


Requires you to have lived in Australia as follows:

  • 4 years’ lawful residence immediately prior to application
  • No more than 12 months’ out of Australia during that period
  • At least 12 months’ residence as a permanent resident
  • No more than 3 months out of Australia during that period


Candidates for Australian citizenship must:

  • Hold PR at the time of application until decision
  • Have a basic knowledge of English 
  • Understand the rights and responsibilities of citizenship 
  • Intend to live in Australia
  • Pass the character test

Not sure where to start? Start here

Download your Aspire Australia guidebook Pledging your loyalty to Australia and receive bonus material that will walk you through the process, step-by-step.

✓   Understand your responsibilities as a citizen 
✓   Consider your options 
✓   Discover the costs and timeline
✓  Learn how a migration agent can help

The Way We Do Things

Aspire Australia goes a step further than most migration agencies.

That’s because we’re not migration agents…we’re Migration SuperHeroes!

At least that’s what we’re told!

From the initial appointment to the citizenship ceremony – we will guide you through the process from beginning to end. We will determine the best strategy for you and take the pain out of the paperwork.

Your migration journey is nearly complete. Let us guide you through this final milestone.

Good News Stories from our Clients


Our Happy Clients

I highly recommend Sarah Gillis and her team Aspire Australia for any immigration services. They are an extremely professional team and very committed to get work done on time. They are always happy to answer any questions and able to find the best way to go through immigration process to each client. I couldn’t be happier for choosing Aspire Australia to get my citizenship done.

Fernanda Schokal

I strongly recommend Aspire Australia Services. My husband and I did all the processes since Sponsor, PR, and Citizenship application with Sarah and her team, and we are grateful and glad for all the support and advice we had till obtaining all visas and Citizenship successfully. It is very important to work through all these processes with skilled and experienced professionals, like as Aspire Australia.

Mundo Todo

Mundo Todo

Sarah and team, you have been a huge help during all the procedures to take me to climb the ladder of permanent residency.

Really appreciate your support – you guys are brilliant!

Thank you so much.

Jass Singh

We would like to take this opportunity to extend to all of you our humblest gratitude for all the great work and hard work, dedication and due diligence all of you showed in the preparation and filing of our immigration case.

I want to thank you for the professional work and advice I have received from you over the years we have worked on my immigration process. I deeply thank you for that.

We greatly appreciate what you did for me and for my family. Thank you very much for being our lawyer.

Sarita Devi Devireddy

Australian Citizenship

The team at Aspire Australia are amazing. My entire process of obtaining Australian citizenship was smooth. Many thanks to Sarah Gillis, Toni, Carol and Rosanna at Aspire Australia for their amazing work. Keep up the good job you superheroes!

Paashin Mody

Thank you Sarah, Toni and team. Your attention to detail ensures that every project goes off without a hitch. I admire and appreciate such a high level of precision. Thank you again

Kirandeep and Harpratap

Attention to Detail

Thank you Sarah and the Aspire Australia Team for the smooth and stress free manner in which you handled my successful Citizenship application process. Thoroughly professional and knowledgeable with clear instructions in guiding through the process. I highly recommend Aspire Australia Services.

Asha Acharya


Common Questions

Where do I start?

Understanding the citizenship process and deciding on the strategy that suits your circumstances is the first step. 

For an overview of your options, download our guidebook: Pledging your loyalty to Australia.

Then, book your appointment.

The earlier you seek advice on the best way forward for you and what documentation you will need – the better decisions you can make. Getting advice is the key first step.

Do I really need a migration agent?

We are biased, but yes!

The citizenship process is complex and subject to Government changes. A migration agent provides advice, prepares applications and liaises with the Department of Home Affairs on your behalf.

We believe that rules show us the pathway to what’s possible. Keeping on top of the current rules means that we offer the right advice. 

Why Aspire Australia?

Here at Aspire Australia we go above and beyond to ensure an approval ready visa. 

Over 25+ years in the industry we have built a 7-Step Proven Pathway to lead our clients to success.

1. We will create and deliver your personalised MAP: Migration Action Plan to achieve the outcome your business needs. We will help you understand what’s possible and give you a guide for what’s next.

2.  We’ll provide you with a tailored Start-up Kit to help you gather the data and documents we need to prepare an approval-ready application.

3. We will then work closely with you to ‘close the gaps’ and make sure all the key pieces of evidence are ready.

4. Our specialist lodgement staff will carefully collate your material to submit to the Department of Home Affairs. Our attention to detail means a quicker outcome for you.

5. We don’t stop at lodgement. We represent you through the whole process, liaising with the Department of Home Affairs and other bodies on your behalf.

6. It’s time to celebrate. We will let you know the outcome of your application – it’s our favourite part of our job.

7. We will make sure you have everything in place to be 100% compliant. We make sure you don’t get caught out.

This means you always know where you stand, what you have to do next and why.

We will be with you every step of the way.

Start by booking your appointment with us today.


Contact the Aspire Australia team and
take the first step in your journey.

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