Immigration and Citizenship

The Shire provides a unique service to residents of Christmas Island in the area of Australian Residents visa applications, foreign passports applications, visitor sponsorship and visa extension. The Shire also assists residents in the application for and conducting of Australian Citizenship ceremonies on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia. These are arranged throughout the year as needed.

For more information please contact the Community Services Officer (Immigration & Media) on telephone number (08) 9164 8300 ext 231 or email


For additional information, please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.