Supporting documents all applications

Supporting documents may be required with your application for a variety of reasons:

  • to claim exemption from the residence requirement
  • to provide evidence that your parent was an Australian citizen
  • to provide evidence that you changed your name.

Forms 1300t and 1290 - Conferral

Refer to the supporting documents for 1300t and 1290 applications for a list of other supporting documents commonly required.

Form 1272 - adoption

To support your claim for citizenship you will also need to provide:

  • an adoption compliance certificate issued in accordance with the full Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption showing when and by whom the adoption was agreed to and the name of the central authority of both countries, and
  • your passport, if you have one, and
  • evidence of your adopted parent’s Australian citizenship, such as their full birth certificate or certificate of Australian citizenship.

If you have changed your name, then you will need to provide evidence that links your present and previous names.

Form 118 - descent

You will also need to provide documents that show one of your parents was an Australian citizen at the time of your birth, such as:

  • a full birth certificate
  • an Australian citizenship certificate or naturalisation certificate 
  • an Australian passport.

If your Australian citizen parent was a citizen by descent or full Hague adoption you will need evidence that your parent was resident in Australia for two years, such as:

  • school records
  • employment records
  • any documents issued by an Australian government agency.

Form 132 - resumption

To support your claim to resume citizenship you will also need to provide:

  • evidence of your Australian citizenship such as an Australian birth certificate or Australian citizenship certificate, and
  • evidence that you acquired citizenship of another country such as a naturalisation certificate or statement from the authorities stating how and when you acquired citizenship, and
  • your passport, if you have one, and

If you were a child when you lost your citizenship you will also need to provide:

  • evidence that you held another citizenship when your parent lost Australian citizenship, such as your parent’s naturalisation certificate showing your name, and
  • evidence that your parent ceased to be an Australian citizen, such as a naturalisation certificate or statement from the authorities of the other country stating how and when your parent acquired citizenship.

Form 128 - renounce/give up

To support your application to renounce Australian citizenship you will also need to provide:

  • evidence of your former Australian citizenship such as an Australian birth certificate or Australian citizenship certificate, and
  • evidence that you acquired citizenship of another country such as a naturalisation certificate or statement from the authorities stating how and when you acquired citizenship, and
  • your Australian passport and Australian citizenship certificate, if you have one.

Form 119 - evidence of citizenship

Form 119 Tables A to E provide more detailed information on when and how you may have acquired Australian citizenship and the documents you will need to support your claim.

Last reviewed Thursday 13 February 2014