Australian citizenship update: cermonies by video link
Published 7 April 2020
Do you know someone waiting for their Australian citizenship ceremony? There are currently 85,000 people waiting for their citizenship ceremony. Many were concerned when ceremonies were paused in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The good news though – the Australian Government has announced they will recommence citizenship ceremonies by video link!
The Government is already trialing the new online ceremonies and will roll these out further to ensure people can continue to become Australian citizenship during the coronavirus pandemic. The Australian Government aims to conduct citizenship ceremonies for up to 750 people per day.
If you have an urgent need for citizenship and you cannot access an online ceremony there may also be alternative options made available for you.
I haven’t applied for citizenship yet, can I still apply?
Yes, you can still apply for Australian citizenship. For the time being though citizenship interviews and tests are on hold. We will continue to monitor this as it is expected interviews and tests will also commence again.
Do I need to request an online ceremony?
No. If you were scheduled to attend a citizenship ceremony over the coming months you will be contacted to arrange your citizenship ceremony by video link.