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Citizenship Processing Time Service Standards

We aim to process 80 per cent of citizenship applications within these service standards, however actual processing times may vary from these standards.

The service standards:

  • are indicative only. Processing times on individual cases may vary depending on individual circumstances and the complexity of each case
  • apply from the date an application is received by the department
  • apply to citizenship applications lodged with complete documentation. Missing documentation will result in a longer processing time for applications.

Citizenship application Service standard
Australian Citizenship
See: Application process for Australian citizenship
60 calendar days of lodgement
See: Proof of your citizenship
7 calendar days of lodgement
See: Application process for citizenship by descent
14 calendar days of lodgement
See: Application process to resume Australian citizenship
77 calendar days of lodgement
See: Giving up your citizenship
77 calendar days of lodgement

Next page: The Citizenship by Conferral Application Process

Last reviewed Tuesday 19 November 2013

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