You may be eligible for Australian citizenship if you were born in Papua before independence on 16 September 1975 and:
- one of your parents was born in
Australia as we now know it.
- your parent was an Australian citizen at the time of your birth
- you are of good character.
Your children will not be eligible for Australian citizenship by descent because you were not an Australian citizen at the time of their birth. However, they may be eligible to apply for citizenship. The
Citizenship Wizard will suggest an application option that may be suitable.
Your Australian citizenship options
People born in Papua before independence on 16 September 1975, and who satisfy the eligibility requirements, apply for citizenship using Form 1290
Australian citizenship – Other situations.
how to apply for Australian citizenship and apply online.
You can also apply on a
paper application form.