Citizenship ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies
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Citizenship ceremonies are held throughout the year. Read on for more information about these, such as where they are held and when. Citizenship ceremonies canterbury bankstown Citizenship ceremonies are held throughout the year. Read on for more information about these, such as where they are held and when.  
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Please note that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all Citizenship Ceremonies are currently on hold.

 

Becoming an Australian Citizen is the final stage of your migration journey.

It is an important milestone and a celebration of becoming a part of our diverse community. As a new Australian Citizen, you have new rights and responsibilities.

The Department of Home Affairs – Immigration and Citizenship is responsible for the management of all candidates on the wait list.

For more information about Australian Citizenship and the application process, visit the Department of Home Affairs website. You can also call the Australian Citizenship Information Line on 131 880.

Receiving your invitation

Once your application for Citizenship has been approved, an invitation will be sent to attend a ceremony. Please ensure your current address is up to date with the Department of Immigration.

It usually takes three months from receiving approval to attending a ceremony. However, in some cases, it may take up to six months.

What happens at a Citizenship Ceremony?

The City of Canterbury Bankstown conducts a number of Citizenship Ceremonies throughout the year on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs.

On the day of the ceremony, you will be required to arrive early for registration. You must bring Proof of Identity and your letter of invitation from the Department of Home Affairs.

The ceremony will take approximately one and a half hours.

You will be required to make a Pledge of Commitment to Australia and will be presented with a Certificate of Citizenship.

You will have the opportunity to take a photo with the Mayor.