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Has anybody been down the same road we are travelling and had any success? Our 25 year old daughter is a UK citizen by birth. We formally adopted her when she was aged 7 years old in the UK. At that time we were both British citizens. However, subsequently Mum acquired "Australian Citizenship by descent" and we moved to Australia (without our then under 18 year old daughter who wouldn't go on PR application because she said that "she hadn't seen all that Britain had to offer yet".) Our daughter is now with us here in Australia on a year long "Working Holidays Visa". She loves it here and wants to stay here permanently (and she is probably regretting her earlier decision). We want to see if she can apply for "Citizenship by descent" but the rules seem very ambiguous. Some sections of the government's web site suggest "yes she can", while others imply "no she can't". We went to see our Federal MP the other day and asked her staffer if she thought an application would be successful. The staffer said yes. We still have a few nagging doubts though: Yes mum now fulfills the 2 years residence in Australia, but no, Mum wasn't an Australian citizen at the time of our daughter's birth. We will talk to the department of immigration this week, but in the meantime, I wonder if any other migrants have faced this scenario? We really want her to stay as it'll give her a new and positive start for her in life at a time when she is receptive to this change. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Hi we're hoping to emirgrate to Brisbane later this year & have two adopted children ( aged 8 & 4 ). They we're both adopted as babies & only contact they have with birth parents is a letter once a year. Does anyone see this as a problem for us ? has anyone been in this situation ? any help would be really appreciated. Thanks :hug: ian & jo.
Hello all. Sorry my first posting is a question:embarrassed: I'm Rowena and was born in Aus but have lived in the UK for 30 years,I married Chris and we had 5 kids of our own all now Australian citizens by descent with Australian passports.Chris' PR visa has expired and we are currently trying to get him an RRV. Now we adopted Alisha this year who is 3 years old and has been diagnosed as Autistic,would anybody have any idea on the likelihood of Alisha being granted or refused a Visa,people involved in Alishas life have commented that she is quite a high achieving child despite her difficulties. Rowena.
firstly hello to all the forum members and thanks in advance for any help you might be able to give. i am in the very early stages of applying for a skilled migration visa type 175 and was worried about birth certificates as my wife is adopted and cannot get hold of an unabridged birth certificate (with birth oarents names). has anyone else dealt with a similar scenario, is the adoption certificate satisfactory with an abridged certificate? thanks for the help