CITIZENSHIP CEREMONIES: COVID-19 UPDATE
Council will continue to hold virtual Citizenship ceremonies for the remainder of 2021 and in-person ceremonies will resume in 2022. Dates to be confirmed.
Due to online ceremonies being minimal in numbers, in comparison to in-person ceremonies, it will take a longer period to work through our current wait list, including those whose planned ceremonies were cancelled when lockdown commenced. We ask for your patience and understanding of this process.
If you have compassionate or compelling grounds for an urgent ceremony, please contact the Department of Home Affairs directly.
Please do not contact Council about your specific application. The Hills Shire Council does not process applications and our staff are not involved in any decision making.
All decisions regarding Citizenship are made by the Department of Home Affairs. If you have any questions about your application, contact the Department of Home Affairs or phone the Citizenship Information Line on 131 880.
The Hills Shire Council can assist with the translation of information. Anyone requiring a translation or an interpreter can either visit Council's Administration Centre for assistance or contact the Telephone Interpreter Service (TIS) on 13 14 50 and ask an interpreter to call Council on +61 2 9843 0555 and enquire on their behalf.