Citizenship by descent - summary

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For Australian citizenship by descent:

  • you must have been born outside Australia
  • at least one of your parents must have been an Australian citizen when you were born.

Eligibility - you were born outside Australia and at least one of your parents was an Australian citizen when you were born.

Documents - get your identity documents, evidence that one of your parents was an Australian citizen at the time of your birth and, if you are 18 years of age or over, good character documents.

Apply - pay the fee and apply for Australian citizenship by descent online (preferred) or on a paper form.

Citizenship document - if your application is approved, we will send your Australian citizenship by descent extract document to the address you provided on your application form.

Fees

The fee for this application is AUD 230. The fee for the second and subsequent siblings applying at the same time is AUD 95 per applicant.

Read the information about the application fee and how to pay it before you apply.

Eligibility