Australia’s Immigration has announced flexibility in granting citizenship to talent visa holders and athletes in the Australian Commonwealth Games teams.
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According to Minister Hawke “the work and travel demands on some of our most highly famed Australians should not prevent them from succeeding. That’s why I have directed the Department of Home Affairs to apply greater flexibility in applying the residence requirement for eligible people. People with outstanding performance must not be prevented from becoming Australians because of the unique demands of the very work they do that makes them exceptional,” he added.
This kind of flexibility in residence requirement reduces the number of days a permanent resident must live in the country in the last four years to gain citizenship. It provides facility for the applicants to live for 480 days instead of three years to get the residence permit.
As per the statement ” this special residence requirement is applied for a range of applicants who can undertake work with significant international travel. It should be in the Australian national interest. This includes Australian representative sportspeople, ships’ crew, senior business people, research scientists, and distinguished artists.”
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