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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT 2007 - SECT 15A

Simplified outline

                   The following is a simplified outline of this Subdivision:

You may be eligible to become an Australian citizen under this Subdivision in 2 situations:

•       you were born outside Australia on or after 26 January 1949 and a parent of yours was an Australian citizen at the time of your birth: see subsection 16(2); or

•       you were born outside Australia or New Guinea before 26 January 1949 and a parent of yours was an Australian citizen on 26 January 1949: see subsection 16(3).

You must make an application to become an Australian citizen. The Minister must approve or refuse you becoming an Australian citizen.

You must be eligible to be an Australian citizen to be approved.

The Minister may be required to refuse your application on grounds relating to:

•       non-satisfaction of identity: see subsection 17(3); or

•       national security: see subsections 17(4) to (4B); or

•       cessation of citizenship: see subsection 17(5).

You will be registered if the Minister approves you becoming an Australian citizen.

You do not become an Australian citizen, even if the Minister approves you becoming an Australian citizen, unless a parent of yours was an Australian citizen at a particular time: see section 19A.



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