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Hi All,

I have little question if anybody could help please.

I moved to Australia in 2011, lived here for 15 months, then for 10 months went to dubai for a job.

I came back in 2013 and since then I have been living here.

I would qualify for citizenship in december 2015 by completing three years out of four for of living here.

Here is the question now,
I intend to visit dubai for three months starting from January 2016 to March 2016. At that time I will not have citizenship or passport but will have visa which expires in May 2016.

When I come back to Australia in April 2016 will I still qualify for citizenship considering three years spent between 2011 and 2015? And will the period of 3 months starting from January 2016 to March 2016 would be counted when calculating three years of residency in Australia.

Kindly suggest.

Regards,
Justin
 

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Hi All,

I have little question if anybody could help please.

I moved to Australia in 2011, lived here for 15 months, then for 10 months went to dubai for a job.

I came back in 2013 and since then I have been living here.

I would qualify for citizenship in december 2015 by completing three years out of four for of living here.

Here is the question now,
I intend to visit dubai for three months starting from January 2016 to March 2016. At that time I will not have citizenship or passport but will have visa which expires in May 2016.

When I come back to Australia in April 2016 will I still qualify for citizenship considering three years spent between 2011 and 2015? And will the period of 3 months starting from January 2016 to March 2016 would be counted when calculating three years of residency in Australia.

Kindly suggest.

Regards,
Justin
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You need to look at the 4 years immediately before you apply. You cannot be outside Australia for more than 12 months in that 4 year period, and no more than 3 months within the 12 months immediately before applying.
 
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