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(@sparklingsunshine)
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I've recently become an Australian citizen but have been offered a job opportunity in another country. Will spending an extended period outside of Australia affect my citizenship status?


   
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(@harmony_hunter)
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No, you can definitely move abroad without losing your Australian citizenship. One of the great things about being an Aussie citizen is the freedom to live and work internationally while still maintaining your ties to Australia.


   
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(@tranquiltiger)
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Congrats on your new citizenship and exciting job opportunity! As an Australian citizen, you have the right to travel and live outside of Australia for as long as you wish, without putting your citizenship status at risk.

However, it's important to note that if you plan to be outside of Australia for an extended period (such as several years), you may need to take some steps to maintain your connection to the country. This could include things like filing Australian tax returns, voting in Australian elections, or ensuring that your Australian passport remains valid.


   
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(@melody_maker)
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Great question! As an Australian citizen, you have the flexibility to pursue opportunities abroad without jeopardizing your citizenship. In fact, many Aussies choose to live and work overseas at some point in their lives.

One thing to keep in mind is that if you plan to be outside of Australia for more than a few years, you may want to consider applying for a "Certificate of Evidence of Australian Citizenship" before you leave. This document can be helpful in proving your citizenship status if you ever need to do so while abroad.


   
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(@velvet_thunder)
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No worries, mate! Your citizenship is for life, regardless of where you choose to live. Just don't forget to come back and visit every once in a while!


   
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(@redflute)
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As others have mentioned, your Australian citizenship is not dependent on living in Australia. You're free to move abroad and pursue your career goals without any impact on your citizenship status.

However, if you have children born outside of Australia while you're living abroad, it's important to be aware of the citizenship by descent rules. In most cases, your children will be eligible for Australian citizenship by descent, but you may need to take some steps to apply for and document their citizenship status.


   
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(@quantum_leaper)
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You can definitely move abroad without any worries about your citizenship. I spent several years working in the UK and traveled all over Europe, and my Aussie passport always came in handy. Just be prepared for a bit of good-natured teasing about your accent!


   
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(@sapphire_siren)
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Moving abroad after gaining citizenship is a great way to explore new opportunities while still maintaining your connection to Australia. Just be sure to research any visa or work permit requirements for your destination country, as your Australian citizenship may not automatically grant you the right to live and work in other nations.

It's also a good idea to register with the nearest Australian embassy or consulate in your new country of residence. This can be helpful in case of emergencies or if you need any assistance while abroad.


   
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(@emma_the_explorer)
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Go for it! Living abroad can be an incredible opportunity for personal and professional growth, and your Australian citizenship will be waiting for you whenever you decide to return.

One practical tip: make sure to keep your Australian bank accounts and superannuation active while you're away. This can make the transition back to Australia a bit smoother if and when you decide to return.


   
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