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Citizenship

Brief Summary:

Longton Migration empowers individuals and families on their journey to Australian citizenship. This service provides comprehensive guidance through the eligibility assessment, application process, and preparation for the citizenship test, ensuring a smooth transition to becoming an Australian citizen.

  • Overview

    Gaining Australian citizenship is a significant milestone, symbolising a permanent bond with Australia. Longton Migration’s citizenship service is designed to navigate the complexities of the application process, offering personalised support to meet the unique needs of each client. We understand the importance of this step and are committed to making your transition to citizenship as seamless as possible.

  • Pathways to Australian Citizenship

    There are several pathways to citizenship, depending on your circumstances, to name a few:

    • Citizenship by Conferral.
    • Citizenship by Descent (including by way of surrogacy).
    • Citizenship by Adoption (including Domestic and International adoptions).
    • Citizenship for Stateless Persons born in Australia.
    • Resumption of Citizenship for former citizens.

    As each and every pathway comes with its own set of requirements and criteria, our team of citizenship law experts at Longton Migration can help you identify the most suitable pathway, guide you throughout the process, review your documents meticulously, and help you throughout the process till the acquisition of citizenship.

  • About This Service

    Our service includes a detailed eligibility assessment, assistance in gathering necessary documentation, and preparation for the citizenship test. We provide:

    • Eligibility Assessment: A thorough review to ensure you meet all criteria for citizenship, including residency requirements and character checks.
    • Application Assistance: Expert guidance on completing and submitting your citizenship application, ensuring all information is accurate and comprehensive.

    Test Preparation: For pathways that require passing a Citizenship test, Resources and support to prepare for the Australian Citizenship Test are provided, including study materials and practice questions.

  • Key Eligibility Criteria

    For Citizenship by Conferral:

    Applicants must:

    • Have been a permanent resident at the time of application and decision.
    • Meet the general residence requirement, having lived in Australia for four years, including one year as a permanent resident. Generally, absences totalling up to one year in the four years, and up to 90 days in the fourth year are acceptable.
    • Be of good character, demonstrating a commitment to Australia’s values and laws.
    • Have a basic knowledge of the English language.
    • Intend to reside in or maintain a close and continuous association with Australia.
    • Attend a Citizenship ceremony and pledge your commitment to Australia (limited exemptions apply).

    For Citizenship by Descent:

    Applicants must:

    • Be born outside Australia to at least one parent who was an Australian Citizen at the time of birth.
    • Australian Citizen Parents who are citizens by descent themselves have additional requirements to be able to pass down citizenship by descent.  
    • Applicants Aged 16 or older need to be of good character, demonstrating a commitment to Australia’s values and laws.
    • If the child is born by way of surrogacy (whether altruistic or commercial), additional requirements and evidentiary documents may apply. 

    For Citizenship by Adoption:
    Applicants must:

    • Either adopted under an Australian State or Territory law and have an adoption order in force, or adopted in a country that is a signatory to a bilateral or multilateral treaty with Australia (The Hague Convention).
    • Applicants Aged 16 or older need to be of good character, demonstrating a commitment to Australia’s values and laws.
    • For International Adoptions:
    • At least one Adoptive Parent must be an Australian Citizen who has lived in Australia for at least 2 years.
    • Adoption Compliance Certificate issued in the country of adoption must be in force.
    • For Australian Adoptions:
    • At least one Adoptive Parent must be an Australian Citizen.
    • The child must be present in Australia as a Permanent Resident.
    • For Citizenship for Stateless Persons born in Australia

    This pathway allows children born in Australia who are not, have never been, and cannot become citizens or nationals of any country. It requires extensive evidence as such, as well as being of good character if the applicant is 16 years or older. 

    For Resumption of Citizenship

    Some Australian Citizens may voluntarily renounce Australian Citizenship for varying reasons. In addition to that, many Australian Citizens have unknowingly lost their Australian Citizenship due to holding, applying for, or utilising another citizenship during the period where dual citizenship was prohibited. 

    Sadly, many only discover they lost their citizenship after a long time, and it can have repercussions on their ability to travel to Australia, sponsor family members, and other matters.

    Adult applicants need to prove they are of good character, additionally, there is scope for children born overseas to those who lost their citizenship due to the dual citizenship prohibition to become citizens as well. 

    Our team at Longton Migration is all across the historical citizenship loss provisions and can navigate the maze of such changes and the applicant’s actions that may have triggered the loss, and work towards restoring their status.

  • Cost Estimate

    The cost of applying for Australian citizenship varies based on individual circumstances. Longton Migration offers a transparent fee structure for our services, in addition to the government’s application fees. We ensure you have a clear understanding of all costs involved from the outset.

  • Processing Times

    The processing times for citizenship applications can vary. Longton Migration stays abreast of the latest processing times and keeps clients informed throughout the process. Our goal is to facilitate a timely and successful application, allowing you to embrace the rights and responsibilities of Australian citizenship.

Visa Eligibility Assessment

Find out if you may be eligible to apply for your preferred visa. 

What Sets Us Apart?

At Longton Migration, we transcend traditional immigration support by offering personalized, lawyer-led guidance that transforms your Australian visa journey.

Tailored Expertise

Expert lawyers navigate your visa process with bespoke strategies for a smooth journey.

High Success Rates

Our high success rates reflect our commitment and expertise in securing your visa.

Comprehensive Support

We offer thorough assistance, simplifying your migration every step of the way.

Meet the Experts Behind Migration Success

The journey to a new life in Australia is paved by the expertise and dedication of our team. At Longton, we're proud to introduce you to our panel of legal maestros, each bringing a wealth of knowledge and specialised skills to ensure your migration success.
Client Testimonials

Real Experiences from Satisfied Customers

Daniel Gaut
Daniel Gaut
I just want to take the time to thank the legend Ahmad Shady who went above and beyond for me. He completely took the stress out of a super complex situation and streamlined all the documentation needed so I could be more present with my newborn daughter in Texas. He quickly transitioned from my migration agent to a good friend and I’m forever grateful for his kindness and support during those tough times. 🙏
Christina Cowan
Christina Cowan
Ahmad, I cant thankyou enough for what you have done to have my siblings visas to be granted. Thankyou so much for your professionalism throughout your work. I have nothing but respect for you, You have helped me with my siblings tourist visa, without your help they wont be able to have their visas granted for my daughters' wedding. THANKYOU so much, so so happy to be reunited with my family so much blessings. Thankyou once again !
Balwant Singh
Balwant Singh
I want to thank Maria Rodriguez and Longton Migration team for making my ACS Skill Assessment application successful and helping towards achieving positive/desired outcome. They are very honest, helpful & skillful. I appreciate their effort and care throughout the process. I highly recommend them as immigration lawyers.
James Fu
James Fu
'I want to thank Redd and Nutchaya for accepting my immigration matter and making impossible, possible. Nutchaya and Redd paid attention to the details as a result they were able to reverse the adverse decision from the Department of Home and Affairs and won the case in AAT. The submission to AAT was very details and well written. They are very honest and told me how difficult my case was, but they tried their best to fight for me. I appreciate their effort and care throughout the process. I highly recommend them as immigration lawyers.'
chibesa chileya
chibesa chileya
Thank you longton Migration and education for your assistance more especially Maria Rodriguez for your time and effort to see this through up to the end, me getting the subclass 482 Visa and am so excited. The experience was quiet helpful all along the process and the response was up to speed.once again thank you Longton Migration I really appreciate for everything and for not giving up on me.
SANDEEP NAIR
SANDEEP NAIR
Maria is been very helpful with my visa application. Easy to communicate and the best service. I would really recommend and thank you Maria for making these process so easy.
Zhenhua Tang
Zhenhua Tang
So glad to have Tina and Ahmad taking care of my dad's PR application. They always provide us professional and helpful advice, save us a lot of time and money. Highly recommend to all!!
Xsr
Xsr
Thanks for Nutchaya and Redd . They are both very professional and provide good service. They are trusted lawyer
Fang Chunyen
Fang Chunyen
謝謝Zoe幫我遞交我的永居!遞交簽證33天后就下簽了,速度很快!Good Service!

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