Citizenship by descent - apply


Apply online

Scan original documents including your Identity declaration to attach to your application electronically.

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Apply on paper

If you are lodging a paper application, complete Form 118 - Application for Australian citizenship by descent (390KB PDF).

Certified copies of your original documents need to be attached to your application. Do not post original documents.

Applicant in Australia

If the applicant for descent is in Australia, submit the application by post to the address listed on the form.

Applicant outside Australia

If the applicant for descent is outside Australia, find their nearest office of Immigration outside Australia

Born in Papua New Guinea before 16 September 1975

If you or your Australian citizen parent were born in Papua New Guinea before 16 September 1975, send your application to:


Overseas Citizenship Unit
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
GPO Box 717
Canberra ACT 2601
Australia.

Fees

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

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

DocumentsCitizenship document