Evidence of Australian citizenship - apply

Apply online

You can apply online if you are in or outside Australia. Scan original documents including Form 1195 - Identity declaration (81KB PDF) to attach to your application electronically.

Apply online

Apply on paper

If you are unable to apply online, complete Form 119 - Application for evidence of Australian citizenship (427KB PDF). Send your completed application, certified copies of documents, endorsed photograph and application fee to the address on the form. Do not send original documents.

Applicants born in Papua New Guinea before 16 September 1975

If you were born in Papua New Guinea prior to 16 September 1975 and are not applying online, submit your paper application by post or courier to the ‘Overseas Citizenship Unit’ address on the form.


The fee for this application is AUD 190, unless you are eligible for an exemption. Read the information about the application fee and how to pay it before you lodge your application.

If you apply to change details on your certificate and you believe we made an error, you still need to pay the application fee. You can apply for a refund by completing Form 1424 – Request for refund (332KB PDF), and submitting it at the same time as your Form 119.  We will assess whether we made an error on your certificate.

Fee exemption

No fee is payable if:

  • the application is to replace evidence of Australian citizenship that was lost, destroyed or damaged due to a natural disaster on our natural ​disaster list
  • the application is made within 18 months of the date specified for the natural disaster on the list.

To receive the fee exemption, you will need to apply using paper application  Form 119 - Application for evidence of Australian citizenship (427KB PDF)