Citizenship application processing times

 

AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION TYPE 75% OF APPLICATIONS PROCESSED IN 90% OF APPLICATIONS PROCESSED IN
Conferral (lodgement to ceremony**) 19 months 27 months
Descent (lodgement to decision) 64 days 5 months
Evidence (lodgement to decision) 16 days 27 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.