This calculator will assist you to determine whether you satisfy the
for an application for conferral of Australian citizenship.
Australian Citizenship Act 2007
To satisfy the residence requirements you must have:
Lawful residence means residence in Australia on a temporary or permanent visa.
If any of the following applied to you in the past 4 years, please telephone the Citizenship Information Line
on 131 880 during business hours to discuss your circumstances.
If you were granted a permanent residence visa onshore your permanent residence date is the date that visa was issued.
If you were granted a migrant visa offshore your permanent residence date is your date of first arrival in Australia on this visa.
Under some circumstances you may be eligible to apply for an exemption to the residence requirements
or be eligible under the special residence requirement. For more information see
Residence Exemptions or Discretions
You will need to provide documents to support your claims at the time you lodge your application.
If you believe that you are entitled to an exemption from the residence requirements,
and have documents to support your claims, please return to the previous page to apply for an exemption.
Periods when you have been outside of Australia
Please enter all absences from Australia in the last 4 years.
The travel dates are stamped into the passport you used for your travels. Look for stamps with the words
'departed' and 'arrived' and enter the dates in the 'from Date' and 'to Date' fields.
If you intend to travel before lodging your application, include those future dates as well.