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Citizenship by Descent

About Citizenship by Descent

You may be eligible to apply to become an Australian citizen by descent if:

  • you were born outside Australia and
  • one of your parents was an Australian citizen at the time of your birth.


If your Australian citizen parent was a citizen by descent, then that parent must have spent at least two years in Australia.
 

How to apply


Please see "Other information about Australian citizenship including dual citizenship"

 

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Last updated: 18/05/2018