Nationality of Australia.
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A lot of people living in Australia are not actually Australian citizens, but only permanent residents of Australia, that is, they have a permanent visa, or, more simply, permanent residence. a residence permit in Australia, remaining citizens of other countries, for example, Russia.
Permanent Australian visa (visa type “Permanent Resident”) is given to the holder once and has no validity period. Paper evidence of the presence of such a visa (a visa sticker in the passport and the passport itself) have their validity, but in case they end, they just need to be updated.
The difference between the Australian Citizen and the Resident of Australia is primarily that citizens have the right to register their children as citizens and to participate in the political life of Australia. The citizenship of Australia gives the right to enter without a visa to virtually any civilized country in the world.
There is no difference in rights between people who have acquired Australian citizenship since birth, or after immigration to Australia, or by other means.
Also allowed to have dual citizenship & # 8211; remain a citizen of another country, having obtained the citizenship of Australia, which is also important.
How to become an Australian citizen?
For most immigrants, obtaining Australian citizenship is reduced to obtaining a permanent visa (permanent residence) and residence in Australia for a minimum of 4 years.
At the same time, you can live for the first three years from this term for any visa (tourist, student, worker, business, marriage, family), and the last year is # 8211; necessarily on a permanent visa. During these four years, you should not be absent from Australia for more than 12 months in total, including no more than 90 days in the last year before applying for Australian citizenship.
The counting of the term of permanent residence begins from the moment of entry into Australia for those who, at the time of application was outside Australia, and from the moment of issuing the visa, for those who were in Australia.