Revocation

Terminology has been changed in the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 from the ‘deprivation’ of Australian citizenship to ‘revocation’ of Australian citizenship.

Serious criminal offences

The revocation provisions now provide for revocation if a person commits a serious crime at any time prior to the person becoming an Australian citizen, provided they are convicted for 12 months or more for that crime.

This applies only to applications for Australian citizenship by conferral.

Third party fraud

The Australian Citizenship Act 2007 provides for revocation of Australian citizenship when the approval to become an Australian citizen was the result of third party fraud.
Example: Fraudulent conduct by a migration agent in the citizenship application.

These provisions apply to applications for Australian citizenship by descent and conferral.