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Citizenship is the status of a person recognized under the custom or law as being a legal member of a sovereign state. A person may have multiple citizenships and a person who does not have citizenship of any state is said to be stateless.
Nationality is often used as a synonym for citizenship in English – notably in international law – although the term is sometimes understood as denoting a person's membership of a nation (a large ethnic group). In some countries, e.g. the United States, the United Kingdom, nationality and citizenship can have different meanings (for more information, see Nationality versus citizenship).

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    WA Separated from Wife but can we apply for Citizenship together?

    Hi, my Wife and I have currently been separated for the last 7 years, we're not divorced but she lives at different address than myself, can we still apply for citizenship together along with our 2x 20 year old children? We started this journey together and have been PR's since 2007 and we'd...
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    Citizenship for none citizens of Australia (while tourists)?

    Hello All, I was chatting with people and we raised the point about people coming as tourists to Australia, and they have a child in Australia. Will that child be granted Australian citizenship for being born in Australia only and the parents are not Australian citizens or permanent residents...
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    Hi everyone Hopefully is coping well in this new Covid19 normal. I looking to find out how long does the process of renouncing my Australian citizenship takes, that is from the day that Department of Home Affairs receives the application. Can't seem to find anything on the website. Also, from...
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    NSW citizenship certificate

    the city of sydney website states: "The certificate is legal proof of your Australian citizenship. You can frame the certificate later but it must not be laminated (as it will no longer be a legal document)." If someone has mistakenly done lamination to preserve the certificate, what are the...
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    Working outside of Australia while awaiting for AU citizenship.

    Can I work outside of Australia but for an Australian company, and pay taxes to the AU government, while I'm waiting for my citizenship application to be approved? I'm a holder of a 186 visa. Will this harm my citizenship application?
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    Proving citizenship of someone else ?

    Hi, My father is an australian citizen and I was born abroad. I would like to obtain australian citizenship, but I’m not in contact with my father anymore. It seems that his citizenship certificate is mandatory for the application ? Can I obtain a certificate proving his citizenship myself ? Can...
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    QLD Will getting Citizenship jeaprodise my wife's PR Status?

    Hi All, My wife is on Visa 186 ( applicant type - Dependent) I am currently applying for citizenship. When my citizenship comes through, will it affect my wife's PR status? Thank you in advance.
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    NSW Citizenship application while on Conditional Release Order

    Hello, Next month I would meet the residency requirements to be eligible to apply for citizenship. In January this year however I had a drink driving offense (1st and only offense I have) and got a Conditional Release Order for 18 months. I was not fined and my license was not suspended. The...
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    VIC Australian Citizenship with Criminal record

    Hi, I have applied for the citizenship last week and I am a bit worried as I have a criminal record listed against me. I was found guilty of shop steal but there was no conviction or fine. This was my first and last offence in Australia. I never had any serious traffic offence either and always...
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    NSW Eligibility to apply for an exemption to the citizenship requirements

    Eligibility to apply for an exemption to the citizenship requirements I have been lawful in Australia since April 2014 (almost 15 years). I came here staying on a working holiday visa first and then changed to a 457 Visa which I reapplied for once expired or when I changed my employer. Since...