How can I obtain dual citizenship with Australia?

I'm Canadian, by the way.

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  • Brooky
    Lv 7
    6 years ago
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    You can only apply for Australian citizenship if you have been living in Australia on a valid visa for four years immediately before applying which must include at least the last 12 months as a permanent resident. Getting the permanent visa is by far the hardest part of the process - without having held a permanent visa for at least the 12 months before you apply, it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in Australia.

    http://www.citizenship.gov.au/applying/how_to_appl... Application process for Australian citizenship

    There are only two ways to get a permanent visa:

    1. You can qualify for a permanent skilled immigration visa.You must have qualifications in an occupation on the SOL or the CSOL and you must either pass the points test (only occupations on the SOL or on the occupation list of one of Australia’s states or territories are eligible for a points tested visa) or have sponsorship by an eligible employer.

    http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-mig... The SOL

    http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-mig... The CSOL

    http://www.immi.gov.au/skills/skillselect/ Skilled work visas

    2. You can apply for a Partner visa on the basis of a genuine and continuing relationship with an Australian citizen or PR. After two years on a temporary Partner visa, you will be granted a permanent Partner visa if the relationship is still intact.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    By finding someway to legally move there on a permanent basis then after 5 years you may be eligible for Citizenship. Both Countries allow dual, the hard part is legally moving there in the first place that is up to you to find the way.

    Hope that helps.

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