Australian Citizenship by Birth or by Grant

Are you an Australian by Birth or by Grant?.

There are some questions on visa application forms, where details of the citizenship of a sponsor is required, often with the option of “citizenship by birth or granted”.

This can confuse some people, as some of those born to an Australian Parent might feel they are an Australian Citizen by Birth, even when born overseas.  Yet they may not be.

Australian Citizenship by Birth.

If the person was born in Australia, as a child to an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or other eligible parent, then the person is an Australian Citizen by Birth.

Australian Citizenship by Grant.

If you were born outside Australia, to Australian parents, you may be eligible to apply a Citizenship by Descent. This can be granted subject to various conditions, but is not guaranteed.

Therefore; a person in that situation, might be an Australian Citizen by Grant.


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Citizenship by Descent – Eligibility

A person born outside Australia, to a parent who is only an Australian Permanent Resident, does not get Australian Citizenship by either method.

The application fee for Citizenship is $285 (2019) for many applicants.

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The information we give is based on personal experiences, reading and formulation of available statistics.
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