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WA How to Apply for Australian Citizenship for Daughter?

Discussion in 'Immigration Law Forum' started by Asim, 10 July 2016.

  1. Asim

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    Hi,

    I got Australian citizenship this Jan 26, however, at the time of filling application my 6-year-old daughter was not in Australia, therefore, on advice of DIBP I didn't include her name in my application.

    How can I apply now for her citizenship application as apparently, it should be a simple procedure because she neither requires citizenship test nor citizenship oath ceremony (important to note that she has been living with me for two years in Australia as well)?

    Thanks and looking forward to some help!
     
  2. Tim W

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    Where was she born?

    Has she been here lawfully for those two years?
     
  3. Asim

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    Thanks for reply Tim.

    Her country of birth is Pakistan. She was born in 2009 and I got PR in 2011. Yes, She was lawfully here in Australia on Skilled Migrant Visa Sub class 175. She even completed her first year of education in Australia.
     
  4. Tim W

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    At that age, she was included on yours, surely?
     
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    Not only my daughter, my wife and my father too - a family of four, altogether, were issued with 175 visa, myself being the principal applicant and rest all three being dependents.
     
  6. Asim

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    Tim, I believe it should be a simple case for daughter as ideally fulfillment of residency requirement is for +18 only and for children it was merely including their names and they would get citizenship automatically when one of the parents get citizenship and that too without any extra fee.

    However, as I said earlier, she was physically not in Australia at the time of application, so I concluded my application and got citizenship, thinking to apply for her separately soon after she arrives back here.

    With all details above, I look forward to hear your expert solution to my query, please?

    Appreciate your time!!!
     

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