Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is reported to be on track to Australian citizenship. The Australian edition of the International Business Times, says Wozniak has his eye on Oz as a nice place to settle down following retirement.
The IB Times says that Wozniak was granted permanent resident status this past weekend due to his status as a “distinguished person”—a common term that many countries use in their immigration criteria to allow famous people to quickly establish residences without having to meet other more difficult immigration requirements.
Wozniak plans to purchase a home in Sydney, where he already teaches classes at that city’s University of Technology. He also has family that already resides in Australia, as his son is a resident of the country, thanks to marrying an Australian citizen.
While Woz is only in the initial stages of obtaining actual citizenship, he seems to be serious about becoming an Australian citizen, telling the Australian Financial Review: “I want to be a distinguished part of this country and some day I may say I lived and died an Australian, and that would be a really nice thing to be able to say.”