At Pacific Center, our dedicated team guides individuals through the intricate process of obtaining Australian citizenship actively. We skillfully navigate the complexities inherent in Australian citizenship applications, ensuring our clients are thoroughly prepared for a successful journey towards citizenship.

  • Permanent residents including New Zealand Special Category visa holders
  • Your parent was an Australian citizen when you were born overseas
  • Citizenship by Conferral

From the initial stages of temporary visa applications to advancing through permanent residency and citizenship, our seasoned migration agents actively assist and support our clients at every step. Employing personalized attention and tailored strategies, we empower individuals to fulfil their aspirations of achieving Australian citizenship while ensuring strict adherence to all requisite legal procedures and requirements.


Citizenship comes in different types. One type is being born as an Australian citizen, no matter where your parents are from. Another type is becoming an Australian citizen through a process called naturalization. This means you live in Australia, learn about its culture and laws, and then apply to become a citizen.

Each type has its own rules and benefits.


Holders of a permanent resident visa (citizenship by conferral), New Zealand citizens, and children of Australian citizens (citizenship by descent). At Visa to Australia, our adept team is extensively experienced in the nuances of Australian citizenship applications and various visa processes. To qualify, you must be a permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen when applying, spend a minimum of 4 years in Australia, hold a permanent visa for at least 12 months before applying for citizenship, and reside in Australia during the decision-making process.

  • You must be a permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen when you apply
  • Spend a minimum of 4 years in Australia.
  • You must hold a permanent visa for a minimum of 12 months before you apply for citizenship.
  • Live and be in Australia while the decision is made.

As a Registered Australian Migration Agency (MARN 0743766), we adopt a personalized approach, tailoring our strategies to your specific circumstances, ensuring the most favourable application path for success. Our diverse clientele shares a common love for Australia, and our mission is to assist them in achieving their dream of calling this remarkable country home.

As director, I’m proud to lead one of Australia’s top immigration agencies. With over 20 years of expertise and as a registered Australian Migration Agency (MARN 0743766), we’re here to make your visa journey smooth. Whether it’s obtaining residency, citizenship, or simply visiting, we’ve got you covered. Trust us to guide you with integrity and skill, ensuring your seamless transition into life in Australia.


BENEFITS OF CITIZENSHIP. Why you should apply for citizenship?

Being an Australian citizen comes with lots of perks. First, you get to vote, which means you can have a say in how things are run in the country. Then, you can access all sorts of government services, like healthcare and education, that help make life easier. Plus, being a citizen means the law protects you, so you can feel safe and secure knowing your rights are looked after. These are just some awesome benefits of being an Aussie citizen!


  • Right to vote in elections
  • Access to government services such as healthcare and education
  • Protection under Australian law
  • Ability to apply for an Australian passport for international travel
  • Eligibility to work in government jobs and access certain government benefits
  • Opportunity to participate in community activities and events
  • Sense of belonging and identity within the Australian community

Centrelink benefits, available to Australian citizens, offer financial assistance and support in various forms. Here are some common benefits provided by Centrelink for citizens:

  • JobSeeker Payment (formerly known as Newstart Allowance): Financial support for citizens who are unemployed or looking for work.
  • Parenting Payment: Assistance for citizens who are primary carers of children under a certain age.
  • Age Pension: Income support for citizens who have reached retirement age.
  • Disability Support Pension: Financial aid for citizens with a disability that prevents them from working.
  • Family Tax Benefit: Assistance for citizens with dependent children to help cover the costs of raising them.
  • Rent Assistance: Additional financial support for citizens who are renting their homes.
  • Carer Payment: Financial aid for citizens who provide full-time care for someone with a disability, illness, or aging-related condition.
  • Sickness Allowance: Short-term financial assistance for citizens who are temporarily unable to work due to illness or injury.


  1. Residency: Typically, you must have been a permanent resident in Australia for at least four years and have lived there for at least 12 months as a permanent resident before applying.
  2. Good Moral Character: You should demonstrate good character, obey the laws of Australia, and not have any significant criminal records.
  3. Knowledge Test: Applicants need to pass a citizenship test, which evaluates their understanding of Australia’s values, traditions, government, and responsibilities as a citizen.
  4. Language Proficiency: Demonstrating a basic level of proficiency in the English language is required for most applicants.
  5. Commitment to Australia: You should intend to live or continue in Australia or maintain a close association with the country if living overseas.

These requirements can vary based on different circumstances such as age, permanent residency duration, or exemptions for certain groups like New Zealand citizens or family members of Australian citizens. It’s essential to check the Australian Government’s official citizenship website or consult with a migration agency like Pacific Center.


The citizenship test for Australian citizenship was introduced in 2007. This test was implemented as part of the Australian Government’s changes to the citizenship process. The test became a mandatory requirement for most applicants seeking Australian citizenship from that point onward. The Australian citizenship test assesses an applicant’s knowledge of Australia’s history, culture, values, and the responsibilities and privileges of being an Australian citizen. Here are some key points about the test:

  1. Test Content: The test covers various aspects of Australia, including its democratic beliefs, laws, government, symbols, Indigenous history, and cultural heritage.
  2. Format: It’s typically a multiple-choice questionnaire format.
  3. Number of Questions: The test usually consists of around 20 to 30 questions.
  4. Passing Score: To pass the test, applicants must answer a certain number of questions correctly (normally around 75-80%).
  5. Practice Materials: The Australian Government provides study materials and practice tests to help applicants prepare for the citizenship test. These resources include an official study guide called “Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond.”
  6. Booking the Test: Once an applicant submits their citizenship application and it’s approved, they’ll receive a letter inviting them to take the test at a specified location and time.
  7. Retaking the Test: If an applicant fails the test, they have the opportunity to retake it. However, the number of attempts is limited.

The specific details and resources for the citizenship test can be found on the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs website.


Having dual citizenship means you’re a citizen of two countries simultaneously, which can be pretty cool! It means you get to enjoy the benefits of both places, like living, working, and travelling freely in each country. However, it’s important to know that there can be some rules and restrictions regarding holding citizenship in multiple countries.

Some countries might have laws that limit what you can do if you’re a dual citizen, or they might require you to choose one citizenship over the other at some point. It’s a good idea to check the rules and regulations of both countries to make sure you understand any considerations or restrictions that might apply to you as a dual citizen.

Several countries either do not allow dual citizenship or have significant restrictions. You must check details as they may change, and it is not our area of expertise.

  1. China: China does not legally recognize dual citizenship. If Chinese citizens voluntarily acquire foreign citizenship, they may lose their Chinese citizenship.
  2. India: Indian citizens are not allowed to hold dual citizenship. If an Indian citizen acquires citizenship of another country, they may lose their Indian citizenship.
  3. Singapore: Singapore generally does not allow dual citizenship. If a Singaporean citizen voluntarily acquires citizenship of another country, they may lose their citizenship.
  4. Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabian law does not recognize dual citizenship. If a Saudi citizen acquires citizenship of another country, they may lose their Saudi citizenship.
  5. Japan: Japanese law technically does not recognize dual citizenship. Japanese citizens who acquire citizenship of another country may be required to choose between Japanese citizenship and citizenship of the other country before reaching the age of 22.


  • Assess Eligibility: Evaluate if you’re eligible for Australian citizenship based on your situation.
  • Guide Through Process: Help you through becoming an Australian citizen, including paperwork and documents.
  • Prepare for the Test: Assist in preparing for the Australian citizenship test with study materials and practice exams.
  • Support Documents: Aid in gathering required residency proofs and other needed papers for your citizenship application.
  • Overcome Challenges: Provide strategies to handle any issues that may come up during the citizenship application.
  • Interview Preparation: Help prepare for the citizenship interview, including practice sessions to boost confidence.
  • Stay Updated: Keep informed of changes to Australian citizenship laws and rules.
  • Understand Rights: Your rights and responsibilities as an Australian citizen, including nationality.
  • Ongoing Support: Offer continuous help and address questions throughout the citizenship application journey.