Meeting the Residence Requirement in Citizenship

September 7, 2017

You may be eligible for Ministerial Discretion and what you need to do to satisfy this:

Currently applicants for Australian Citizenship are required to have been in Australia for at least four years, including at least one year as a permanent resident, prior to the lodgement of a citizenship application. Additionally, the applicant cannot have spent more than 12 months (cumulatively) outside of Australia in the four years prior to applying.

A client presented to Immigration Solutions Lawyers with a requisition from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (‘DIBP’) in relation to not meeting the residency requirement. The client had instructed that she had to move overseas to care for a sick relative and was therefore not currently residing in Australia. The team at Immigration Solutions Lawyers took carriage of the client’s matter and identified that a Ministerial Discretion existed. The team provided a comprehensive and thorough submission that proved the client’s close and continuing ties to Australia. The team at Immigration Solutions Lawyers therefore successfully argued that the Applicant meets the eligibility criteria and the client was subsequently granted Australian Citizenship.

The Australian Government and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection are becoming extremely forensic in the assessment of visa and citizenship applications. Immigration Solutions Lawyers are experts in Australian Immigration and Citizenship and can help you achieve your desired outcome. Contact the office today for a consultation.

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