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.
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.