Frequently Asked Questions
What is Australian Citizenship test?
From 1 October 2007, aspirants for Australian citizenship will pass an Australian citizenship test. The citizenship test is intended to evaluate if you have satisfactory information of Australia and the obligations and benefits of citizenship.
The test is additionally intended to evaluate if you have an essential learning of the English dialect. English is our national dialect. Knowledge in communicative English helps you to display a more active role in the society of Australia. It helps you in taking advantage of employment, education and the different opportunities Australia is offering.
When did the new test start and what are the progressions?
Another citizenship started on 19 October 2009. The key progressions are:
• The test inquiries have been revamped in plain English
• The test does not hold any mandatory inquiries
• The pass mark has been modified from 60 for every cent to 75 for every cent
• The test is dependent upon the Australian Citizenship Pledge that new Australians make when becoming nationals of Australia.
If I have as of recently passed an old test do I now need to sit another test?
No. You won't need to sit for an alternate test provided that you have recently passed a test.
Who needs to take the test?
Most individuals seeking citizenship will pass the test before they lodge their citizenship requisition. Individuals who logged a requisition for citizenship soon after 1 October 2007 won't have to sit for the citizenship test.
To sit in the test you should:
• be an Australian resident on permanent basis, and
• satisfy the bureau of your personality throughout the procedure of enlisting for the test, and
• allow the office to take a photo of you or give one yourself.
The mentioned persons are not needed to sit for a test:
• Those who applied for their citizenship provision soon after 1 October 2007, or
• Those who are under the age of 18, or
• Those who are above 60 and 60 years, or
• Those who experience the ill effects of a significant hearing or speech problem or sight, or
• Those who experience the ill effects of a changeless physical or mental inadequacy which implies you are not in a position to realize the nature of the application made, or
• Those who were given birth by previous Australian resident, or
• those who were born in Papua before the period of 16 September 1975 to an Australian native born in Australia as presently characterized, or
• Persons who are stateless and were born in Australia.
Where would I be able to sit the test?
In Australia, the test is accessible i every Department of Immigration and Citizenship centers. The test will additionally be made accessible at chosen Centrelink and Medicare Australia work places from November 2007.
Please make sure to visit the website to find the test centre
Test Site Locator
What do I do in the wake of booking?
When your booking has been made, you will gain an affirmation letter (in the post or through message) with data on the test. The letter will additionally let you know which records you will be solicited to bring with you to the test so you can produce your identity.
What is included?
The computer based test will comprise of 20 questions of multiple choice drawn haphazardly from a pool of 200 private questions. The test will just be accessible in English. Seekers will have 45 minutes to finish the test. The material is drawn from the official guide "Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond" distributed by the Australian Government division of Immigration and Citizenship.
Applicants should get a score of no less than 75 per cent to pass. Applicants need to qualify in the test before they go ahead to submit their citizenship requisition.
How would I arrange for the test?
All test inquiries will be dependent upon the substance of 'Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond' asset book, which is Free on our site to our enrolled parts. You can additionally download it from Australian Citizenship site. It is profoundly proposed that you study the book preceding making a test booking.
This site has been intended to help individuals who need to arrange for Australian citizenship test. Site holds practice inquiries and analytical tools.
What records will I have to take to the test venue?
Upon the arrival of the test the most significant thing you will bring with you is your proof of identity. A list of documents will be specified in the letter or message affirming your booking.
A photo will be taken of you during the test enlistment transform, unless you take two passport size photos (no older than six months) with you.
Unique records or affirmed duplicates needed
You may as well bring with you unique or affirmed duplicates of the accompanying records:
• Birth Certificate, and
• Your current passport or travel report, and
• Up to two different types of recognizable proof which has your photo, mark and your private address, (for example your drivers license).
Extra reports will be needed provided that you have changed your name:
• Official Australian confirmation of any name changes issued by the Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (RBDM)
• if you were wedded abroad, you will bring with you the authentication report or proof of marriage issued by Australian RBDM after getting your marriage registered in Australia.