We will lodge your citizenship application along with any supporting documents required to demonstrate that you satisfy the relevant requirements. Please note that you MUST have evidence of your parent’s citizenship status at the time of your birth (and on 26 January 1949, if applicable). If aged 18 years or older at the time of your application, you must also be of good character.
Should the Department of Home Affairs determine that you fulfil the relevant requirements, your application will be approved and you will become an Australian citizen by descent. You may then apply for an Australian passport.
NOTE: Applicants for Australian citizenship by descent are NOT required to sit a citizenship test or attend a citizenship ceremony.
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