Citizenship ceremonies

Current health advice around COVID-19 means it is not possible for traditional, in-person citizenship ceremonies to be held. The Government will hold online citizenship ceremonies via secure video link, to enable people to continue to become Australian citizens during the coronavirus crisis.

Online ceremonies

The Department will work with individuals with an urgent need, who cannot access the internet, to ensure their ceremony can occur safely in line with health advice.

Applications for Australian citizenship are still able to be accepted during this period, though citizenship interviews and testing have been put on hold.

Citizenship: how it works

If you want to become an Australian citizen, you need to apply to the Department of Home Affairs Immigration and Citizenship and take a test. The department assesses your application and, if it is approved, they will send you a letter to confirm that you will become an Australian citizen.

For more information on becoming an Australian citizen, please call 131 880 or go to citizenship.gov.au.