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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT 2007 - SECT 29

Application and eligibility for resuming citizenship

             (1)  A person may make an application to the Minister to become an Australian citizen again.

Note 1:       Section 46 sets out application requirements (which may include the payment of a fee).

Note 2:       The person may also apply to become an Australian citizen again under Subdivision A, AA or B.

Cessation under this Act

             (2)  A person is eligible to become an Australian citizen again under this Subdivision if:

                     (a)  the person ceased to be an Australian citizen under:

                              (i)  section 33 (about renunciation) in order to acquire or retain the nationality or citizenship of a foreign country or to avoid suffering significant hardship or detriment; or

                             (ii)  section 36 (about children); and

                     (b)  if the person is aged 18 or over at the time the person made the application--the Minister is satisfied that the person is of good character at the time of the Minister's decision on the application.

Note 1:       See also section 32 (which is about persons resuming their former citizenship status).

Note 2:       A person who ceases to be an Australian citizen under section 34 or 34A may apply to become an Australian citizen again under Subdivision A, AA or B.

Cessation under old Act

             (3)  A person is eligible to become an Australian citizen again under this Subdivision if:

                     (a)  the person ceased to be an Australian citizen under:

                              (i)  section 17 (about dual citizenship) of the old Act; or

                             (ii)  section 18 (about renunciation) of the old Act in order to acquire or retain the nationality or citizenship of a foreign country or to avoid suffering significant hardship or detriment; or

                            (iii)  section 20 (about residence outside Australia) of the old Act; or

                            (iv)  section 23 (about children) of the old Act; and

                     (b)  if the person is aged 18 or over at the time the person made the application--the Minister is satisfied that the person is of good character at the time of the Minister's decision on the application.



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