Citizenship by descent - apply

Apply online

Scan original documents including Form 1195 — Identity Declaration (236KB PDF) to attach to your application electronically.

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Applying online is our preferred method of lodgement and assists us to process your application as quickly as possible. If you are unable to apply online, you can apply using a paper application form.

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

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, and you are unable to apply online, send your paper application to:

Citizenship – PNG Unit
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
GPO Box 9984
Brisbane  QLD  4001


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 lodge your application.

DocumentsCitizenship document