In summary a person is entitled to Australian citizenship either if a person is born in Australia or outside of Australia and one of the parents is an Australian citizen, or if first having being a resident, the person lives in Australia for a period of four (4) years, two (2) of which must be whilst holding a permanent residency visa.
The Act also provides for other exemptions which entitles a person to claim citizenship.
Subdivision B of the Citizenship Act provides that citizenship can be by conferral in circumstances where the person may have permanent, or enduring physical or mental capacity, provided that they satisfy the general residents requirement or were born in Papua New Guinea before 16 September 1975 and have a parent who was born in Australia within the meaning of the Act at the time of the person making the application or the persons status.
In all cases the person must establish that they are a good person of good character and this leads to issues where the person seeking Australian citizenship may have had previous convictions. This does not automatically disentitle the person to apply for citizenship and we can assess the matter and argue a case to support the fact that you satisfy the character test notwithstanding that you had previous convictions.
Australian citizenship is a valued entitlement which opens readily entry into all countries without impediment or obstacles.
Once granted Australian citizenship will entitle the holder, his family and their descendants citizenship for life.
Australian citizenship also has the benefits of entitlements to vote in all levels of government, access to university education and commonwealth benefits that may be available as well as sharing and becoming apart of the Australian way of life and Australian values.