My answer to Will I get an Australian Citizenship?
Answer by Desmond Last:
This is my Citizenship Certificate. After I emigrated with the Skills Shortage System I had to work for 2 years as a Permanent Resident to get my Citizenship.
You cannot get Citizenship unless you have been a Permanent Resident for 2 years.
Normally to apply for emigration you must return to own country and apply from there.
Companies can sponsor you provided they have a special need for your expertise and it is not able to be carried out by an Australian. You will also have to pass a Citizenship Test.
Acceptance is not automatic. I still had to attend an Interview at the Australian Embassy in London. As well as my technical qualifications I had to take a trade test at the Embassy and prove my health with a Medical Certificate and X-rays. They will also carry out a criminal records check.