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I’m 17 and want to apply for australian citizenship via descent, my dad was an australian citizen (aswell as his mother my grandma) and we always planned on getting myself an aussie passport, as i was born and live in the UK, however my dad passed in 2018, which is giving me the problem i have, on the immigration website on the application for citizenship by descent there is a form that has to be filled out the 1195 form? and there is a section that needs to be filled out by the person with the citizenship (my dad) but obviously i can’t get that done, and i don’t know what to do, can someone help me please. i have all the passports and citizenship evidence and death certificate etc. 

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Hi, you complete the 1195 form and need it witnessed by someone who has known you. It does say that person must be an Australian citizen, however if you are outside Australia you don’t need this . In the instructions it says

 

Note: If you are applying from outside Australia and do
not know an Australian citizen, Questions 2 and 3 can be completed, and the photograph endorsed and signed by
a citizen of your country of residence who has known you for at least one year, is currently working in a profession or occupation listed on pages 1–2, and is not related to you by birth, marriage or de facto relationship.
For children under 6 years of age, Questions 2 and 3 can be completed by an Australian citizen (or citizen of the child’s country of residence if applying from outside Australia) who has known the child for less than 12 months, is currently working in a profession or occupation listed on pages 1–2, and is not related by birth, marriage or de facto relationship.
What the photograph requirements are
You will need to submit a passport-size photograph with this form. The person who completes Questions 2 and 3 must also write on the back of your photograph the words:
This is a true photograph of [your full name]
and sign the back of the photograph using the same signature as at Question 3.
The photograph must be:
• no more than 6 months old, and
• a full-face view of your head and shoulders (untinted prescription glasses can be worn – a photograph that shows facial features only is acceptable if you wear a head covering for religious reasons), and
• of good quality, in colour, against a plain, light coloured background (laser copies are not acceptable).
Example of photograph
    © COMMON

 

i have copied the above from the form which is simply to prove your identity.


So many wineries ......so little time :yes:

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47 minutes ago, rammygirl said:

Hi, you complete the 1195 form and need it witnessed by someone who has known you. It does say that person must be an Australian citizen, however if you are outside Australia you don’t need this . In the instructions it says

 

Note: If you are applying from outside Australia and do
not know an Australian citizen, Questions 2 and 3 can be completed, and the photograph endorsed and signed by
a citizen of your country of residence who has known you for at least one year, is currently working in a profession or occupation listed on pages 1–2, and is not related to you by birth, marriage or de facto relationship.
For children under 6 years of age, Questions 2 and 3 can be completed by an Australian citizen (or citizen of the child’s country of residence if applying from outside Australia) who has known the child for less than 12 months, is currently working in a profession or occupation listed on pages 1–2, and is not related by birth, marriage or de facto relationship.
What the photograph requirements are
You will need to submit a passport-size photograph with this form. The person who completes Questions 2 and 3 must also write on the back of your photograph the words:
This is a true photograph of [your full name]
and sign the back of the photograph using the same signature as at Question 3.
The photograph must be:
• no more than 6 months old, and
• a full-face view of your head and shoulders (untinted prescription glasses can be worn – a photograph that shows facial features only is acceptable if you wear a head covering for religious reasons), and
• of good quality, in colour, against a plain, light coloured background (laser copies are not acceptable).
Example of photograph
    © COMMON

 

i have copied the above from the form which is simply to prove your identity.

thankyou 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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50 minutes ago, rammygirl said:

Hi, you complete the 1195 form and need it witnessed by someone who has known you. It does say that person must be an Australian citizen, however if you are outside Australia you don’t need this . In the instructions it says

 

Note: If you are applying from outside Australia and do
not know an Australian citizen, Questions 2 and 3 can be completed, and the photograph endorsed and signed by
a citizen of your country of residence who has known you for at least one year, is currently working in a profession or occupation listed on pages 1–2, and is not related to you by birth, marriage or de facto relationship.
For children under 6 years of age, Questions 2 and 3 can be completed by an Australian citizen (or citizen of the child’s country of residence if applying from outside Australia) who has known the child for less than 12 months, is currently working in a profession or occupation listed on pages 1–2, and is not related by birth, marriage or de facto relationship.
What the photograph requirements are
You will need to submit a passport-size photograph with this form. The person who completes Questions 2 and 3 must also write on the back of your photograph the words:
This is a true photograph of [your full name]
and sign the back of the photograph using the same signature as at Question 3.
The photograph must be:
• no more than 6 months old, and
• a full-face view of your head and shoulders (untinted prescription glasses can be worn – a photograph that shows facial features only is acceptable if you wear a head covering for religious reasons), and
• of good quality, in colour, against a plain, light coloured background (laser copies are not acceptable).
Example of photograph
    © COMMON

 

i have copied the above from the form which is simply to prove your identity.

my grandma is currently in the UK atm, could she possibly do that but i’m not sure as it says not related by birth, who’s best to do this? 

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Anyone from the list of professions who has known you for at least a year. A neighbour? Friend or even doctor. They don’t need to know you well just to confirm you are who you say you are.


So many wineries ......so little time :yes:

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18 hours ago, rammygirl said:

Anyone from the list of professions who has known you for at least a year. A neighbour? Friend or even doctor. They don’t need to know you well just to confirm you are who you say you are.

do you know how much the applications cost? and the passports afterwards?

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Citizenship by descent costs $315 ( make sure you do it on gov site not a third party. you will also need a Uk police check.

https://www.acro.police.uk/Police-Certificates-FAQs#Cost £55

Australian passport from the Uk costs £254 see here

https://uk.embassy.gov.au/lhlh/PassportsWelcomePage.html

 

not cheap I’m afraid,

 


So many wineries ......so little time :yes:

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12 hours ago, rammygirl said:

Citizenship by descent costs $315 ( make sure you do it on gov site not a third party. you will also need a Uk police check.

https://www.acro.police.uk/Police-Certificates-FAQs#Cost £55

Australian passport from the Uk costs £254 see here

https://uk.embassy.gov.au/lhlh/PassportsWelcomePage.html

 

not cheap I’m afraid,

 

it’ll all be worth it 😅

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7 hours ago, cwh said:

it’ll all be worth it 😅

Good luck


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