Partner or spouse of an Australian citizen - summary

If your spouse partner is an Australian citizen, or you are the surviving spouse or partner of an Australian citizen, you must still meet the eligibility requirements yourself to become an Australian citizen.

Eligibility - you must be a permanent resident, meet the residence requirement, be of good character and meet the other eligibility requirements.

Documents - get identity documents, character documents and supporting documents.

Apply - pay the fee and apply. We will assess your application and advise you when this is complete.

Appointment - we will invite you to an appointment to sit your citizenship test or have an interview.

Ceremony - make the pledge of commitment at your citizenship ceremony after you receive an invitation.


The fee for this application is AUD 285 unless you are eligible for a concession.