A significant step towards the All Whites for Andrew Durante.

Having satisfied the requirements for New Zealand citizenship, the Australian-born Wellington Phoenix skipper will take part in a ceremony this morning at 10am.

"And then once that's done I apply for my passport and it takes I think five to 10 days to get the passport and then New Zealand Football will send the citizenship certificate to FIFA and then see what happens.''

It's likely Durante will be included in the All Whites squad to face New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands in World Cup qualifiers later this month.