Certificate of Status
Certificates of Status are for clients who need evidence of their status in Australia. There are many reasons why you may need evidence of your status; however, if you are lodging an application for Australian citizenship or any other visa application with the department, you do not need to apply for evidence of your status.
For Australian permanent residents who need evidence of their permanent resident status and who do not have other adequate forms of documentation.
For Eligible New Zealand Citizens residing in Australia who need evidence of their immigration status for certain social security income benefits.