Do you have to sponsor your partner to get them Australian citizenship?
Or can they just automatically get it through marriage?
- W.T. DoorLv 710 months agoFavourite answer
Yes, you have to sponsor them for immigration. No, Australian residency and citizenship are not "automatic".
- Walter BLv 710 months ago
No, once the person has arrived in Australia on a "spouse visa", which is a temporary visa. They then must be resident, and still married, for two years before a "permanent visa" is granted. They then must wait another three years to be eligible to become a citizen. They can lodge an application after the second of those three years. Once accepted, they attend a ceremony where they swear allegiance and receive their citizenship certificate.
- PearlLv 710 months ago
i would talk to immigration about it