Applying for Australian citizenship is a tedious process but there are many advantages once you acquire the citizenship. Being a citizen guarantees many benefits and privileges including your right to stay and vote in Australia, get more employment opportunities, obtain Australian passport and many more. However applying for citizenship involves submission of lot of paper work and appearing for Australian citizenship test. Generally, individuals above the age of 18 who are residing in Australia in permanent residence status are eligible to submit online application form. There are many Australian citizenship application forms and appeals available, which are categorized based on different eligibility criteria and applicants age.
Application forms are mainly of two types – online application form and paper application form. Applicants can obtain complete details on Australian citizenship from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website or by calling the citizenship information line.
If your application is cancelled or refused then you have right to ask for the decision to be reviewed by appealing to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Those who are seeking reviews of decision will receive a letter of notification with complete details on where to lodge the application for appeal and the time limit for applying.