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Citizenship processing times

​​​​​​​​​​If you have applied for Australian citizenship by conferral:

  • 90% of applications are processed within 17 months
  • 90% of approved applicants will have the opportunity to attend a ceremony within 9 months of approval.

If you have applied for Australian citizenship by descent, 90% of applications are processed within 5 months.

If you have applied for Evidence of Australian citizenship, 90% of applications are processed within 17 days.