Citizenship application processing times
|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.