Citizenship Ceremonies

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The next Citizenship Ceremony will be held by invitation only in March 2024 in the Council Chambers at 2 Prince Street, Grafton. This event will be coordinated by Clarence Valley Council staff. 

To become an Australian Citizen you must speak with the Department of Immigration - 131 881 .

Follow this link https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/popular-questions for more information.

Popular questions: 

Q. What is the status of my applications:

A: Check the processing time of your citizenship application.

Q. How long does it take until I can get my certificate?

A: If you have applied for Australian citizenship by conferral:

  • 90% of applications are processed within 17 months
  • 90% of approved applicants will have the opportunity to attend a ceremony within 12 months of approval.

If you have applied for Australian citizenship by descent, 90% of applications are processed within 4 months.

If you have applied for Evidence of Australian citizenship, 90% of applications are processed within 38 days.

Q. Can I get a new certificate sent to me? I have lost mine. 

A. Yes BUT only if you contact Immigration and follow the process, we don't print or allocate certificates here at Council.

Q. Can I apply for Australian Citizenship?

A. Find out if you are eligible and what you need to do to become an Australian citizen.