Application fees, forms and appeals

We will be introducing a surcharge on credit card payments for applications. More information will be available soon.

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Fees

The cost of your application 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.

Credit card is the preferred method of payment.

If you are outside Australia and applying for Australian citizenship by descent or adoption, contact your nearest Immigration office outside Australia or check their website for acceptable methods of payments.

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

Fees and charges
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 some applications for Australian citizenship (Form 1300t and Form 1290) and as follows:

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 Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) or Health Care Card (HCC) with a code or payment as listed below.

To receive the concession, you must provide a copy of your card showing a code or pension as listed below with your citizenship application.
$40
or
$20

Department of Human Services (Centrelink)

  • A Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) with the code AGE, CAR, DSP, NS, PA, PPP, SA, SL WA, WFA, WFD, WFW, WID or YAL, or
  • A PCC with the code PPS, and you are aged 60 and over and evidence that you have been in receipt of PPS payment for nine months or more, or
  • A Health Care Card (HCC) with the code PA, SA, or WA, or
  • A HCC with the code SL and evidence you have received the SL benefit for at least 46 of the previous 52 weeks.

Note: If you have a concession card with a code that is not listed above, you are not eligible for a fee concession. A code PP endorsed on a HCC is not a qualifying code for a fee concession.

Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA)

A DVA Pensioner Concession Card for one of the following pensions:

  • Age Service Pension
  • Age Pension (code AGE)
  • Invalidity Service Pension
  • Income Support Supplement
  • Partner Service Pension.

Printable information on Citizenship fees is available.

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 modified Monday 15 September 2014