Citizenship Update (24/10/2017)

October 24, 2017       Uncategorized

Following the removal of the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017 from Government business, the Department has updated the information on its website.


Minister Dutton is going forward with plans to reintroduce an amended version of the Bill, with a proposed introduction date of 1 July 2018. The English language test will be amended to a ‘modest’ level of English.
Applications made before 20 April 2017 will be assessed against the eligibility criteria current at the time of application.
Applications made before 1 July 2018 will be assessed against the eligibility criteria current at the time of application.
Changes to the criteria will take effect from 1 July 2018, if the legislation is successfully passed.
Further information is available on the Department’s website

 

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