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NSW How to Get Australian Citizenship for My Child?

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  1. thi

    thi Well-Known Member

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    Good afternoon,

    My child is born in Australia and some people have told me I need to get an Australian citizenship for my child as the birth certificate is not enough. How do I get an Australian citizenship certificate for my child?

    Thank you.
     
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    At the time the child was born, was one or other parent lawfully in Australia (eg a permanent resident or a citizen)?
     
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    Both. I am an Australian citizen and my wife is a permanent resident.

    Thank you
     
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    If one parent was already a citizen at the time the child was born,
    and the child was born in Australia, then
    the child will probably be a citizen by birth.

    Remember, the Birth Certificate already contains a record of the place of birth.

    It is certainly possible to obtain additional documents (such as a Certificate of Citizenship)
    that attest to the citizenship of the child.
    But for the ordinary everyday citizen, these documents are not compulsory.
     
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    1. They who?
    2. You only need a passport for the child if the child is travelling overseas.
    3. Information about passports is available in several languages, not just English, if that helps.
     
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    i meant in post office .thank you for your time
     
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    They may have been looking for documents proving identity, not citizenship.
    Have a look at this
     
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    All good, thanks a lot and have a nice day.
     
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