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Citizenship processing times


This information is for applications for:

  • Australian citizenship by conferral
  • Australian citizenship by descent
  • Evidence of Australian citizenship.

We update the information every month.

Generally, we work on applications in the order we receive them. However, this does not mean that applications will be finalised in the order we receive them.

We assess applications on a case-by-case basis. The time it takes to process applications can vary from the timeframe shown, because each applicant's individual circumstances are different.

Completing your application online, where possible, and giving us all the documents listed for your application type, helps us to finalise your application more quickly.​

See our processing times​​

See our ceremony wait times​​