Australian Citizenship is acquired either by descent or by conferral.
If you were born overseas and one or both of your parents are Australian citizens, you may be eligible to apply for Australian citizenship by descent.
If you are an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen, you may be eligible to apply for Australian citizenship by conferral. Citizenship requirements depend on the age of the applicant, and generally include residence and character requirements.
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RESIDENT RETURN (155 and 157) VISA
This visa is for an Australian permanent resident whose visa has expired. It enables the person to return to Australia as a permanent resident. This visa may be valid for up to 5 years.
The visa applicant must be a current or former Australian permanent whose last permanent visa was not cancelled, or a former Australian citizen who lost or renounced citizenship.
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