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