Australian Citizenship (Special Residence Requirement) Instrument (LIN 21/069) 2021, dated 11 October 2021 [‘’the Instrument”] updates the specified kinds of work, organizations, and activities required to satisfy the resident requirement, by an applicant applying for Australian Citizenship by conferral and also repeals Australian Citizenship Act 2007 – Specification under section 22C – Special Residence Requirement – June 2013.
The instrument broadens the special residence requirement by inserting certain kinds of work, organizations, and activities. The instrument adds participation in Commonwealth games as a specified activity and Commonwealth Games Australia as a specified organization for the purposes of section 22A of the Act.
It also updates the specified kinds of work for section 22B of the citizenship Act. The specified work now includes work that is in the area of arts, academia, and research, profession, and sport, done by a primary holder of a relevant talent visa related to the area of internationally recognized record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in the same area.
The Instrument is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 12 October 2021 and commenced on 13 October 2021. It is currently in force.
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