Pledge May Be Delayed
TABLE OF CONTENTS
An Update on New Zealanders
Fighting for or being in the service ISIS can lead to a loss of Australian Citizenship
A revamped Australian Citizenship Act in 2007
Australian Citizenship by Descent
The Residency Requirement
Activities that are of benefit to Australia
Spouses and Interdependent Relationships
Security & Character
Re-acquiring Australian Citizenship
Is Every Child Born in Australia a Non-Alien?
Other Requirements for Australian Citizenship
Pledge May Be Delayed
Citizenship May Be Revoked In Special Circumstances
Appeal to the AAT
Passport Not Re-issued
Some Temporary Residence May Count For Permanent Residence For Citizenship
Rejection of Australian Citizenship on Character Grounds
Wrong Answers To Hide Criminal Conduct
No Deportation & No Citizenship
Fraud Convictions Not A Barrier To Citizenship
Absorbed person visa cancellation win in the AAT
Resident Return Visas
Student caught by Immigration ‘error’ on citizenship
Ministerial discretion to refuse despite eligibility
Note that the minister retains a general right to refuse citizenship even if the person is otherwise eligible as s. 24(2) states:
(2) The Minister may refuse to approve the person becoming an Australian citizen despite the person being eligible to become an Australian citizen under s 21(2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7) or (8).
If visa cancellation is on the horizon then the Minister can force a person not to take the pledge. If the visa is cancelled before the pledge then the Minister may revoke the previous approval of citizenship.
Delayed making of pledge
(3) If the person is required to make a pledge of commitment and has not done so, the Minister may determine, in writing, that the person cannot make the pledge until the end of a specified period if the Minister is satisfied that:
(a) a visa held by the person may be cancelled under the Migration Act 1958 (whether or not the person has been given any notice to that effect); or
(b) the person has been or may be charged with an offence under an Australian law.
(4) The Minister must not specify a period that exceeds, or periods that in total exceed, 12 months.