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To apply for Australian citizenship you must first determine if you are eligible.
Click on the citizenship options below and find out how you can apply.
This option is for you if you are a:
- migrant with permanent residence
- spouse or partner of an Australian citizen
- New Zealand citizen living in Australia
- child of a former Australian citizen
- Commonwealth Child Migration Scheme arrival
- Refugee or humanitarian entrant
- person born in Papua before independence in 1975
You can also apply on a paper application form.
Australian citizenship by descent
This option is for you if you were born overseas to an Australian citizen
Find out how to apply for Australian citizenship by descent.
You apply using the paper application Form 118 Application for Australian citizenship by descent (228KB PDF file)
Australian citizenship by adoption
This option is for you if you were adopted by an Australian citizen in accordance with the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption.
Find out how to apply for Australian citizenship by adoption.
You apply using the paper application Form 1272 Application for Australian citizenship for children adopted under the full Hague Convention arrangements (200KB PDF file)
Resuming your Australian citizenship
This option is for you if you lost or gave up your Australian citizenship.
Find out how to apply to resume your Australian citizenship.
You apply using the paper application Form 132 Application to resume Australian citizenship (221KB PDF file)
Based on your answers to a series of questions, the Citizenship Wizard will suggest an application option to suit your circumstances.