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Australian citizenship process for newborn in SG to Australian parents

Post by roysg » Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:00 pm

Hi folks,

Hoping I can get some advice here... I've been going crazy being shuffled department to department at the embassy trying to figure out the process.

My son was born over the weekend, so I'm trying to get all the paperwork filed for his Aussie citizenship and SG visa. My understanding of the process is:
1) Apply for Australian citizenship by descent
2) Once that is complete, apply for an Australian passport
3) Once that is complete, apply for Singapore PR

On step 1 I'm going a bit nuts. They want me to get a passport picture of him and get it certified by someone who is a 'trusted' profession (doctor, lawyer) and has known him over 1 year...he's only 3 days old...

There's also this requirement for me to submit evidence of my citizenship prior to Australia (for some reason). It was over 30 years ago, so I don't really have that. Trying to understand if a statutory declaration would be sufficient.

Any advice/thoughts would be really appreciated :(

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Re: Australian citizenship process for newborn in SG to Australian parents

Post by singaporeflyer » Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:23 pm

roysg wrote:
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:00 pm
Hi folks,

Hoping I can get some advice here... I've been going crazy being shuffled department to department at the embassy trying to figure out the process.

My son was born over the weekend, so I'm trying to get all the paperwork filed for his Aussie citizenship and SG visa. My understanding of the process is:
1) Apply for Australian citizenship by descent
2) Once that is complete, apply for an Australian passport
3) Once that is complete, apply for Singapore PR

On step 1 I'm going a bit nuts. They want me to get a passport picture of him and get it certified by someone who is a 'trusted' profession (doctor, lawyer) and has known him over 1 year...he's only 3 days old...

There's also this requirement for me to submit evidence of my citizenship prior to Australia (for some reason). It was over 30 years ago, so I don't really have that. Trying to understand if a statutory declaration would be sufficient.

Any advice/thoughts would be really appreciated :(
You have mentioned nothing about

1. What is your, your spouse's nationality, citizenhip, residence status in SG.
2 Where all of you are currently residing.

Without this basic info, how can we suggest?

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Re: Australian citizenship process for newborn in SG to Australian parents

Post by roysg » Tue, 10 Dec 2019 1:40 pm

My spouse is Malaysian and I'm Australian. We're both Singapore PR and living here

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Re: Australian citizenship process for newborn in SG to Australian parents

Post by singaporeflyer » Tue, 10 Dec 2019 2:06 pm

roysg wrote:
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:00 pm
Hi folks,

Hoping I can get some advice here... I've been going crazy being shuffled department to department at the embassy trying to figure out the process.

My son was born over the weekend, so I'm trying to get all the paperwork filed for his Aussie citizenship and SG visa. My understanding of the process is:
1) Apply for Australian citizenship by descent
2) Once that is complete, apply for an Australian passport
3) Once that is complete, apply for Singapore PR

On step 1 I'm going a bit nuts. They want me to get a passport picture of him and get it certified by someone who is a 'trusted' profession (doctor, lawyer) and has known him over 1 year...he's only 3 days old...

There's also this requirement for me to submit evidence of my citizenship prior to Australia (for some reason). It was over 30 years ago, so I don't really have that. Trying to understand if a statutory declaration would be sufficient.

Any advice/thoughts would be really appreciated :(
You may need to apply for LTVP before PR

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Re: Australian citizenship process for newborn in SG to Australian parents

Post by PNGMK » Wed, 11 Dec 2019 9:00 pm

This is why I suggest to Australian's who want their child to be Australian without fuss to go back for the birth. Seriously though this should be possible through the Aust High Comm.
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Re: Australian citizenship process for newborn in SG to Australian parents

Post by RoastBeefBaron » Fri, 03 Jan 2020 2:48 pm

Yeah, it's easy, and steps 1 and 2 shouldn't take longer than a few weeks.

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