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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT 2007 - SECT 28

Day citizenship begins etc.

Persons required to make pledge of commitment

             (1)  A person required to make a pledge of commitment becomes an Australian citizen under this Subdivision on the day on which the person makes the pledge.

Persons not required to make pledge of commitment

             (2)  Subject to subsection (3), a person not required to make a pledge of commitment becomes an Australian citizen under this Subdivision on the day on which the Minister approves the person becoming an Australian citizen.

Applications made at the same time by child and responsible parents

             (3)  Subsection (2) does not apply to a child aged under 16 at the time the child made the application to become an Australian citizen if:

                     (a)  1 or more responsible parents of the child made applications under section 21 at that time; and

                     (b)  the Minister decided under section 24 to approve the child and 1 or more of the responsible parents becoming Australian citizens.

             (4)  If 1 or more of the responsible parents become Australian citizens under this section, the child becomes an Australian citizen on the first day on which a responsible parent becomes an Australian citizen.



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