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RETURN TO SYDNEY & NEW SOUTH WALES (NSW)
Briefing on Citizenship, Health, Education, Social Security, Tax & Other Issues
Returning to Sydney and New South Wales is a great decision. However there are
some details you will have to consider including: citizenship; health care, education
services; social security entitlements; tax; recognition of overseas qualifications and
planning for repatriation.
This paper provides expatriate Australians with basic information and links for further
details on repatriation to Sydney and NSW.
Prior to 4 April 2002, you automatically lost Australian citizenship if you became a
citizen of another country by doing something with the sole or dominant purpose of
acquiring that other citizenship.
If you have lost your Australian citizenship by becoming a citizen of another country
you may be eligible to resume Australian citizenship. If you are eligible you will
need to have been lawfully resident in Australia for at least two years, state your
intention to continue to live in Australia or come to live in Australia within three
years and have maintained a close and continuing association with Australia.
As an alternative to resumption, you can apply for a grant of Australian citizenship
any time after a year has elapsed from when it was lost. Usually to be eligible you
must have been present in Australia as a permanent resident for a total of one in the
last two years before you apply and meet the other requirements for grant of
Australian citizenship. For more information go to:
Medicare, Australia’s national health insurance scheme is available to people who
reside in Australia if they:
hold Australian citizenship or
have been issued with a permanent visa.
If you are an Australian citizen returning to Australia t