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  1. I am new to forums so please be patient. My father is an Australian Native and has always resided in Oz. I'm British by birth and on my mother's side. I'm 27 and want to apply for Australian citizenship. It hasn't been straightforward because his name is not currently on my birth certificate but my mother is having my birth certificate re-certified with his name (his has signed a parentage declaration).. this application has just been made. (hoping it doesn't take long). I am traveling to Oz in a few weeks time. I want to then make my Citizenship application there (with new birth certificate) as I want to stay there. My concern is the timeline of the process. I have previously spent a year in Oz on a 1yr working visa. I want to work as soon as I legally can when I return next month but worried it will be ages before the ceremony. Can it be fast tracked? Can I get a work permit in the interim? Is it a bad idea to go there on a 3month holiday visa (I am law abiding and would not work until legally able) when it may take longer to get a ceremony date? Has anyone done it this way?? Any help please!
  2. oppyddrum

    Citizenship By Descent

    Hi Everyone, I just have a quick question about a citizenship by descent application; I am applying for my 6 week old son who was born in the states. Does he get a certificate of citizenship once the application is approved? or do we have to do a separate application for evidence of citizenship? Thanks in advance
  3. Hi everybody, I'm planning my application for citizenship by descent. I was born and raised in England, living there now, my father is Australian. The problem is I'm not sure if I will pass the good character check. I was arrested and convicted of criminal damage while living in Hungary. I took a beating from the police, held my hands up and paid the fine. It was a drunken incident which started with me being assaulted by a stranger, i fought back, the guy ran away and i decided to take vengeance on his bicycle. Turns out the bike wasn't his, he was just trying to steal it as he fled. I felt really bad for the guy who's bike I smashed and apologized to him when I paid the fine. It was stupid but it happened and I wish it hadn't. I also have a spent conviction for shoplifting when i was 15 (I'm 23 now). This all sounds pretty bad now that I've written it down, but I'm not a mean person and I'm not a threat to anybody. What do you guys think? Will this stop me from getting my citizenship? Right now moving to Oz is my only ambition for the future and I'm just hoping this stupid incident won't come back to haunt me. Any responses will be greatly appreciated, thanks guys and girls x
  4. Guest

    Citizenship by Descent

    Hi, can anyone help me? My father was born in 1941 in the UK to a Aus citizen (by birth 1913). I have looked on immi website and it seems that he is elligble for Aus citizenship by descent. Have I got my facts right? Thanks.
  5. Hello lovley clever people We have been chewing the fat and trying to decide whether to move to OZ for over a month now. I was originally going to go for state sponsorship as i am a midwife but whilst browsing the internet i found a post about citizenship by descent. My mum is an oz citizen even though she lives in the uk. She was not born Oz but was a £10 pom in the 1950/60's. She has spent about 2 yrs in oz since moving back when she was 12 but does hold both an english and oz passport. I was just wondering if anyone else had used this route and if so is it difficult and time consuming? any idea on time frame? Thanks very much in advance Philandmitch x
  6. Oh my god!!! Im so happy!! Got a call today from immigration to say that my cirtizenship application has been finalised and its in the post!! cannot actually believe that i will be going! Got the biggest smile on my face today! Now its all about booking the flights and finding a bleeding job!!:smile:
  7. Hi there all! I ve been looking into moving to Australia and was hopeful that as my mother qualifies for citizenship by descent i would then be able to migrate to australia. I e mailed the Oz high commission about it and they sent me the following message Dear Eric, Thank you for your enquiry. If your mother has spent 2 years in Australia and obtains Citizenship by Descent, then she should be able to sponsor you to become a Citizen by Descent also as long as you met the requirements. Please see information below. Registration of Australian Citizenship by Descent So my question is once my mother has become a citizein by descent (she has no intention of actually moving to australia) will she be able to sponsor me and what is involved in this process? Thanks and look forward to hearing
  8. Hi all I m a 27 year old British citizein and have just found out about Australian citizeinship by descent. My mother is entitled to this as both her parents are australian (she was born and is a citizein of the uk only ) . And i was hoping i would be entitled to it too once she gets her oz citizeinship since i am her son, however it would seem that since she had not gone through this process at thte time of my birth i may not be entitled to it... could anyone clarify this point for me please? does anyone here have any experience of this? thanks
  9. swifty99

    citizenship by descent question

    Just a quick question about citizenship by descent, i have been granted it as my dad was an australian citizen at the time of my birth, just wanted to know when i have been a citizen in australia for 2 years or more would my son then be able to apply for citizenship by descent or is it only if i was a citizen at the time of his birth (he is 18) will be 21 when he wants to move to australia. Thanks
  10. Guest

    Citizenship by Descent Question

    I'm in the process of trying to apply for citizenship by descent through my late father, who apparently obtained dual UK/Aus nationality back in 1952. In order to prove that he was Australian I've obtained from the National Archives Office his immigration file which contains his application and an official letter confirming it was granted. Sadly, the NAA say they are unable to locate the actual registration/naturalisation certificate, despite having the number and date it was issued. I am at a loss to know how else to prove he was Australian - unless DIAC will accept the file, minus the actual certificate ? Does anyone know if DIAC keep a citizenship index going back to the 50s ? I can't apply through form 119 as that only relates to my father. He kept no records himself. Any ideas ?? Marc42
  11. Guest

    Citizenship via descent

    Hi all, I was born in Australia and now live in England. My children have citizenship via descent and have a British and Australian passport. I was wondering if one of my children were to marry an English person here in England, would that person be able to move to Australia if my child was to sponsor them (spouse sponsor). Thanks for any replies.
  12. Guest

    Citizen by Descent

    Hello all..... wondering if you can help..... We currently live in the UK, and are making plans to emigrate back to oz (husband is British and so is our 9mth old daughter). Looking to obtain citizenship for daughter via 'citizen by descent' application. Have the completed form here ready to go, just need one question answered. Does anyone know whether or not she will need to have a medical done in the UK for this application? Many thanks. Kerry, Shane & Jessica (9mths)
  13. 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.
  14. Our sons certificate of Citizenship by Descent came through today, 1 week after sending off the application. :jiggy: Next step is passports for them both. It's now 3-1 aussies so they'd better grant me a spouse visa!!
  15. Hi All, I have just had a phone call from the police regarding my police certificate, they called me as i do not currently have a valid british passport, no travel no reason to have one! The man said that he thought that this may get my citizenship returned as they need a valid passport number on the police certificate, however on the citizenship information it doesn't say anything about this in fact for proof of identity it say passport if any. My plan was once i had got citizenship i was going to apply for an Australian passport anyway, so does anyone know if my lack of a valid british passport is going to throw up any problems? Many thanks Laura
  16. Guest

    citizen by descent

    Hi all, I have just completed the citizen by descent forms for our 2 children but not sure where to send them. Do they have to be sent to one of the offices in Australia or to Australia house in London. Thanks in advance. Mick...
  17. Hoping someone can help me, my wife is currently applying for citizenship by descent we are looking at moving out to australia and think that this would be done via the partner visa, think is how do we work the sponsorship issue as my wife lives in uk with my and is at home with our daughter, she has a sister who is an australian citizen and works out there could she be mine and our daughters sponsor. Really need advice as very confused
  18. Hi, my partner is an Australian by birth. As her mother is a British citizen by birth, she is also entitled to British citizenship by descent. Has anyone gone through the process of applying for a British passport under these circumstances? The British equivalent of the DIAC website is less clear than I would hope!
  19. Guest

    citizen by descent

    Hi to all, We will shortly be applying for our kids to become aus citizens by descent,my question is when applying for a spouse visa would they have to also have the medical or is it just the applicant. Thanks. Mick,,,
  20. Guest

    Citizenship by descent

    Hi anyone please tell me how long it takes to grant the citizenship by descent for offshore application. whats the process. I have submitted the application in sydney lastweek for my daughter who born ovreseas they told that my application will be processed as offshore application. does anyone have idea how long the process will take to complete. Thanks Abrar
  21. Hi, we are just filling out my husbands citizenship by descent application. On it it asks if my father in law holds citizenship of another countrym the date it was aquired and by what means. My fil was born an Oz citizen but moved back to the UK with his parents he has lived here ever since. On the 1st of January 1983 (after my husbands birth) he became British Citizen along with everyone else who was in the UK and had the right of Abode. So how did he aquire this citizenship it says Naturalisation/ Birth/ registered/ Grant. We were thinking he was naturalised but was he actually granted it? Searching the Border Agency doesn't help at all as they just have modern applications information. Although I maygive them a call:wacko:
  22. k8bug79

    Citizenship by descent

    Hi, I don't know if anyone will know the answer to this. My husband is starting the application for Citizenship by Descent as his Father was born in Australia to British parents, lived 1 year of his life there but returned home to UK after that. We are fairly sure my husband is eligible for it but there are a couple of points that concern us. 1 the length of time he was there, but can't see anywhere that says this is an issue apart from if his father also was a citizen by descent the he would have had to have lived there for 2 years, but as he is not then this does not apply to us. and the second that they cannot have been there on diplomatic duties. To our knowledge his Grandparents were over there on an extended visit to my father in laws Aunt, they were permanant residents over there, on my father in laws birth certificate it says his Mum was a nurse but his Dad was a Clerk, Commonwealth. I am sure that this probably isn't diplomatic duties, can anyone tell me what this could be? Thanks in advance
  23. Just wondered if anyone else has applied for citizenship by descent if so how long did the whole process take and can you give me any pointers as i want to do mine now my father was an Australian citizen at my birth Many Thanks x
  24. karenstretton

    Australian Citizen by Descent

    My husband is applying for Australian Citizenship by Descent, once he has this will i be able to get a permanent visa ? We currently live in the UK but are desperate to live in Australia where all my family are but have been unable to qualify for other visas.
  25. Guest

    citizen by descent

    We Now have 2 kids born in Oldham who are Australian Citizens!!!!!!!!! Go Figure The certificates arrived yesterday, and aint they pretty, the wife wants to frame them. If any one has any concerns about filling in the paperwork, pm me if you want and i will run you through what we did. We only posted them last week, and 8 days later we got the cert's. Wife and i jumping around hysterical, that we got them, the kids.............WHATEVER. That was the standard reply. Kids got to love em, the bin men dont want em! Cheers Chris:radar: