Citizenship application processing times

Last updated: 18 July 2018 (for month ending 30 June 2018)

Australian Citizenship application type 75% of applications processed in 90% of applications processed in
Conferral (lodgement to ceremony**) 14 months 17 months
Descent (lodgement to decision) 2 months 5 months
Evidence (lodgement to decision) 23 days 44 days

**A small proportion of applicants for Australian citizenship by conferral are not required to attend a ceremony. For Descent and Evidence applications, allow an additional 10 days for printing and postage of your certificate. If you applied from outside Australia, postage will take longer.

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