Australian Citizenship by Descent

An individual from a foreign nation can easily get Australian citizenship through more than one ways. Australian citizenship by descent is a way of getting citizenship in Australia by a foreigner residing in other parts of the world. There are certain terms and conditions which are also needed to be followed by an individual willing to get Australian citizenship.

Australian Citizenship Act 2007

According to the citizenship act passed in the year 2007, there is no age limit for an individual who wish to attain Australian citizenship by descent. The requirements that are stated under this act are:

  • An individual must have at least one of the responsible parents with the citizenship of Australia at the time when the applicant want born.
  • The applicant must have a good character

Even if the parents of the applicant have attained the citizenship by descent, it is mandatory for them to have spent total period of 2 years in Australian nation. They must be resident by law after producing all certificates according to the law in Australia.

Other requirements of citizenship by descent

The applicants who have born in overseas before 26th of January 1949 and have become citizen of Australia on the same dates are also eligible for the same. The essential fact in this regard is, the applicant should have a good character. An applicant who has born outside the boundary of Australia can also apply for this type of citizenship. The Australian government is really keen to get the citizens with good character. Thus, you must have a proof of good character before applying for descent citizenship. If the applicant is 16 years old, he must get a parent who can be his legal guardian.

There must be a proof of the parents who is biologically associated with the applicant. Birth certificate is important where the names of both the parents must be present. On the birth certificate, there must be some statement that will proof that both the parents are from Australia. The family registers, certificate extracts, and municipal certificates will not be acceptable as a substitute for the birth certificate.

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