Citizenship and birth certificate query

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Nafisah

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I was born in Australia in 3/7/1988. After 2/3 months of my birth I came back to Bangladesh due to my father's job purpose. I still have my birth certificate. Will I be eligible for Australian citizenship? If not then what is the use of my that birth certificate??
 

Rob Legat - SBPL

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The government is required to record the details of every birth by law. That's why you have a birth certificate.

Since you were born after 20 August, 1986, was one of your parents an Australian citizen or permanent resident as at the date of your birth? If so, you're probably an Australian citizen. Otherwise, you would have had to stay in Australia for the first 10 years of your life.
 

Nafisah

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That means the birth certificate is of no use now. Because my parents are nor citizens nor parmanent residents.
Thank you very much for your help.
 

Rob Legat - SBPL

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You'll still need a copy of the official record of your birth - it's not useless.