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Will My Baby Who Was Born Overseas Automatically Be An Australian Citizen If One Parent Is An Aussie Citizen?

29 September, 2017

Yes, if you have a child born outside Australia and one of the parents was an Australian citizen at the time of the child’s birth, then the child is automatically recognized as an Australian citizen.

However, it is a requirement that after birth, the parents need to register their child’s Australian citizenship (ie. Citizenship by descent) at the nearest Australian Embassy or High Commission.

  • To register for Australian citizenship by descent you will need:
  • Evidence of your birth outside of Australia; and
  • Evidence that one of your parents was an Australian citizen when you were born; and
  • If you are over 18 years of age, police clearances to demonstrate your good character


If you require professional assistance with applying for a registration of Citizenship by Descent, please contact us via If you have an urgent matter, please call us on 1300 61 99 77.

*Legal Disclaimer: Please note that this article is for general information only. Always seek professional legal advice in regards to your situation as every situation is different. Immigration legislation changes regularly and thus always, get up-to-date advice on your situation. Lodging a visa application is a judicial process and is based on the quality of legal advice and legal representation you receive. It is illegal for any Migration Agent or Lawyer to guarantee 100% of a positive result as it is a judicial process.

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One comment on “Will My Baby Who Was Born Overseas Automatically Be An Australian Citizen If One Parent Is An Aussie Citizen?”

  1. Can the high school students come to Australia under schooling program. Is there any visa for 15 years old school student and guardian visa for parents as well. How much the cost of study per year for student. Thanks





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