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VIC Australian Citizenship - Apply for New Passport?

Discussion in 'Immigration Law Forum' started by Darry, 10 June 2015.

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  1. Darry

    Darry Member

    10 June 2015
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    Hello guys,

    I am staying in Melbourne and holding a permanent residency visa subclass 175, I have migrated to Australia on 21st Jan 2011 and completed 4 years of stay. I am planning to apply for an Australian Citizenship by this month's end.

    My question – my home country passport which I am currently holding is about to expire on 27/06/2015, that means within the next 17 days. Do I need to renew my passport even though I'm planning to apply for an Australian passport?

    Please suggest.
    Thanks a lot.
  2. Sarah J

    Sarah J Well-Known Member

    16 July 2014
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    I would say, yes. You need a valid passport to be able to leave your home country and stay in another country (Australia). This is the case even if you have a visa (a visa is attached to a valid passport and usually requires at least 2 weeks after the visa expires).

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