Our Australian citizenship services

sydney

Australia-Flag-256Many people who were born outside Australia, and who have never visited the country, may be Australian citizens through an ancestral connection.

We provide a systematic evaluation process that can establish if you have Australian citizenship or if you can easily obtain it. Following our free initial assessment, we can prepare a “Status Trace” that analyses your family history and whether you can claim Australian citizenship.

Our Status Trace will state the legal basis of the claim to Australian citizenship with detailed reference to the relevant legislation. It can also be used to support an application for a Australian passport and explains the circumstances under which Australian citizenship can be passed on to children.

For a free initial evaluation phone +1 (305) 770 6530 or Request Evaluation
Or call using WhatsApp or FaceTime on your smartphone – click icon (+44 7415 111 167)


Our other services include:

  • Application for official recognition of existing Australian citizenship,
  • Application for registration as a Australian citizen,
  • Application for recovery of a Australian citizenship which has been lost,
  • Review failed application for any of the above,
  • Review possibilities for passing Australian citizenship to a family member.

Who is eligible for Australian Citizenship?

You may be eligible for Australian citizenship if you were born outside Australia after 1949 and your mother or father was an Australian citizen at the time of your birth.

You may also be an Australian citizen or eligible for Australian citizenship if you fit into one of the following categories:

  • you were born or adopted in Australia or the territories of Australia
  • you were granted Australian citizenship, or before 26 January 1949 British subject status, by the government of Australia or Papua
  • you were a resident of Australia, a territory of Australia or Papua and a British subject on 26 January 1949
  • you were born before 26 January 1949 to a father (or unmarried mother) who was born or naturalised in Australia
  • you were born before 26 January 1949 in Papua, New Guinea or Nauru
  • you were born on or after 26 January 1949 outside Australia and your birth was registered in Australia (through an Australian or other consulate)
  • you were born outside Australia to an Australian citizen mother or father

The validity of a marriage in Australian law can also be a complex factor. Another complex situation is a person born to parents who were unmarried at the date of birth.

For a free initial evaluation phone +1 (305) 770 6530 or Request Evaluation
Or call using WhatsApp or FaceTime on your smartphone – click icon (+44 7415 111 167)


Australian Protected Persons

At one time, the status of “Australian protected person” existed for people connected with New Guinea and Nauru. This status was largely lost when Papua New Guinea became independent on 16 September 1975, and was later completely abolished. Those that had Australian protected person status did not automatically acquire Australian citizenship. If you had such status, and are now stateless, please contact us.

The Benefits of Australian Citizenship

A person with Australian citizenship can apply for a Australian passport and is able to do the following:

  • live, work or study in Australia with no restrictions
  • live, work or study in New Zealand in most cases without a visa
  • travel without a visa to 168 countries including US, Canada and EU/EEA (for more details see here)

An Australian citizen is also a Commonwealth citizen in UK law. If you are a Commonwealth citizen you may be eligible for UK right of abode if you were born before 1983. You might also be able to obtain an Ancestry Visa to the UK. With an Ancestry Visa you can work in the UK with relatively few restrictions for at least 5 years.

As a Commonwealth citizen, you are also eligible for employment with the UK civil or military service and may utilise consular assistance from the British embassy or consulate in countries where there is no representative of Australia.
For a free initial evaluation phone +1 (305) 770 6530 or Request Evaluation
Or call using WhatsApp or FaceTime on your smartphone – click icon (+44 7415 111 167)


How we Work with a Client

How Passportia Works

  • You provide us with information on your history or your family history, ideally using the Evaluation Form on our website
  • We make a free informal evaluation of your citizenship prospects within 5 days. If we are confident that we can get you citizenship, then we provide a fixed price quote
  • If you wish to proceed, then we will work through the following steps:
    1. We email you an agreement for signature. This lists all the documents that should be needed.
    2. You send us these documents and deposit the fee in our Client Escrow Account.
    3. We prepare the application forms, evidence dossier and a legal opinion to significantly increase your chances of success.
    4. We submit the application to the government and handle all inevitable queries.
    5. Following the government decision we send you your new citizenship certificate or passport and the documents you had supplied.

Our agreement includes a “no win no fee” option for an extra 33% of the quoted fee. If we proceed on a “no win no fee” basis and the application fails, then we refund the amount you deposited in our Client Escrow Account, less £100.

Our success rate is over 90% for citizenship claims. This includes notoriously difficult discretionary applications for adopted children. Please view our many testimonials from satisfied clients.