Application fees, forms and appeals

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Fees

The cost of your application and time taken from lodgement to notification of a decision will vary according to your eligibility and which form you need to use to apply. In some cases you may be able to apply for a concession or exemption.

The fees below are presented in Australian dollars (AUD).

Payment by credit card is preferred for most applications and is essential when applying online and for applications posted to Australia from overseas. Do not use debit cards for any application sent by post.

If you are lodging your application at an Immigration office outside Australia, the fee must be paid in the currency and by the method specified for that country.

Printable information on Citizenship fees is available.
See: Form 1298i Citizenship Fees (58KB PDF file)

Form Type of Application Fee
Form 1300t Australian citizenship – General eligibility (required to sit test)
$260
Concession fee
See Fee exemptions and concessions below.
$40
Child under 16 years applying on the same form as a parent
Nil
Form 1290 Australian citizenship– Other situations (not required to sit test)
$130
Concession fee
See Fee exemptions and concessions below.
$20
Child under 16 years applying on the same form as a parent
Nil
Form 119 Evidence of Australian citizenship
$60
Form 132 Resuming Australian citizenship
$70
Form 118 Australian citizenship by descent
$120
Second and subsequent siblings applying at the same time
$95
Form 1272 Adopted under the full Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption
$120
Second and subsequent siblings applying at the same time
$95
Form 128 Renunciation of Australian citizenship
$285

Fee exemptions and concessions

Fee exemptions and concessions are only available for applications for Australian citizenship (Form 1300t and Form 1290):

Type of Exemption/Concession Fee
British and Maltese former child migrants who came to Australia between 22 September 1947 and 31 December 1967 under the Commonwealth Child Migration Scheme.

You will require a letter from the Child Migrants Trust confirming details of your arrival and sponsorship. This letter should be lodged with the application.
Nil
Persons who have served with the Australian Defence Force for a period of 90 days or more; or have completed 90 days or more National Service before 26 November 1964.

You will require official evidence of your service in the permanent forces of the Commonwealth of Australia. This evidence should be lodged with the application.
Nil
Holders of a certain Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) or Health Care Card (HCC) receiving the payments listed below.
$40
or
$20

A fee concession is available to some Department of Human Services (Centrelink) and Department of Veterans' Affairs pensioners and concession card holders.

Department of Human Services (Centrelink)

If you have a Centrelink Pensioner Concession card type (PCC) or Health Care Card (HCC) with the relevant payment code listed below, this is generally sufficient evidence of eligibility for a fee concession:

  • a PCC or HCC with the code AGB, AGE, CAR, DSB, DSP, NS, PA, PPP, SA, SL WA, WFA, WFD or WID
    or
  • a HCC with the code SL and evidence that you have received the SL benefit for at least 46 of the last 52 weeks
    or
  • a HCC with the code PA, and evidence that you are the partner of a person who holds either:
    • a PCC with the code AGB, AGE, CAR, DSB, DSP, WFA, WFD or WID
      or
    • a HCC with the code SL and your partner has received the SL benefit for at least 46 of the last 52 weeks.
    or
  • a PCC with the code PPS, and you are aged 60 and over and have been in receipt of PPS payment for 9 months or more.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

  • Age Service
  • Invalidity Service
  • Income Support Supplement
  • Partner Service.

Your Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card is generally sufficient evidence of eligibility for a fee concession.

Forms

Application forms are available from this website or by phoning the citizenship information line.
Telephone: 131880 - 8.30 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday.

You will be required to provide identity and other documents when lodging your application.

Appeals - if your application is refused

If your application is refused you have the right to ask for the decision to be reviewed by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Your letter of notification will advise you where you can lodge your application for review and the time limits for applying.

Last reviewed Thursday 17 April 2014

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