CITIZENSHIP CEREMONIES TO BE CARRIED OUT ONLINE
22 April 2020
Griffith City Council wishes to advise that due to the Australian Government’s precautionary measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic citizenship ceremonies have been placed on hold.
The Department of Home Affairs is now working to introduce online citizenship ceremonies via secure video link, to enable people to continue to become Australian citizens. These ceremonies will be one-on-one with the presiding officer. Ceremonies performed via video link will continue to include integrity measures, like identity requirements.
The Department will be in contact with conferees with full details in due course. There is no need to contact the Department or Council about your ceremony. The Department will recommence in-person interviews and citizenship tests when it is safe to do so.
Council apologises for any inconvenience.
For further updates please check the Department’s website https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizenship/become-a-citizen