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Schwein

Does the WHV counts towards 4 year residency requirement?

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Hello. Does anyone know if the WHV counts towards the 4 year residency requirement for citizenship? 

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My understanding is that it does if you will have been living in Aus on a valid visa (WHV is a valid visa)  for the last 4 years of which you need to have been a Permanent Resident for the last 12 months.

Other criteria (which you may already know - apologies).

Not been out of the country for more than 12 months in the last 4 years (in total) and not more than 90 days (total) in the last 12 months (when applying for citizenship.

The home affairs website has a calculator to know when you're eligible.

You also need to meet the character test.


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5 hours ago, Schwein said:

Hello. Does anyone know if the WHV counts towards the 4 year residency requirement for citizenship? 

As @ali says, yes it does. 


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SunCoast Migration Ltd

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