Lodgment of an Application for Citizenship by Descent
Delays can be avoided if applications are:
- Lodged online using an ImmiAccount which is the preferred and most convenient way to lodge a Citizenship by Descent application (see ‘Step 4’ of Application process for citizenship by descent)
- All documents, as per the below checklists, are uploaded at the time of online lodgement. Please note that these checklists are specific to lodging applications in India; if you follow a different checklist this may delay the processing of your application.
Please note that original documents must be provided. These will be returned to you once the application is finalised.
- For children born in India See: New Delhi Document Checklist
- For children born in Nepal please contact us before applying by emailing: Citizenship.NewDelhi@dfat.gov.au
Sample Statutory Declaration and Affidavit
Fees and Charges
See: Fees and Charges
Fees and charges for online applications must be paid by a credit card.