Australian citizenship by descent is not conferred at birth, and a child born outside Australia to an Australian parent must apply for citizenship. If aged 18 or over, an applicant for Australian citizenship by descent must be of good character.
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If your parent was also born in Australia on or after 20 August 1986, you will need to provide their full birth certificate issued by an Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (RBDM) plus a grandparent's Australian birth certificate issued by an Australian RBDM or their Australian citizenship certificate.
If you were born outside of Australia and at the time of your birth at least one of your parents was an Australian citizen then you may be eligible for citizenship by descent. If you were adopted by an Australian citizen parent, you may be eligible to apply for Australian citizenship by adoption.
Australian Citizenship by Birth in Australia. Free Nationality Report and Passport Review available.
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Australia: Since 20 August 1986, a person born in Australia acquires Australian citizenship by birth only if at least one parent was an Australian citizen or permanent resident or upon the 10th birthday of the child regardless of their parent's citizenship status (see Australian nationality law).
Citizenship by Birth. Section 12 of the Australian Citizenship Act provides that every person born in Australia is an Australian citizen with the exception of the following: Persons born on or after 20 August 1986 where both parents of the person were not Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia at the time of the person's birth.
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