Can my daughter be citizens, too?
November 30, 2008 7:52 PM Subscribe
I was born in the US to a British Father and an Australian Mother. Shortly ofter I was born, my father registered my birth with the British Consulate in the US and I was issued a consular birth certificate. At the time, no effort was made to get me set up as an Australian citizen.
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Flash forward 35 years- With my consular birth certificate, I was able to have a British passport issued. I then applied to the Australian consulate for Australian citizenship "by decent" from my mother. Almost a year and a half after sending my first application in, I received a beautiful certificate of Australian citizenship in the mail. So now I'm a triple citizen- US, UK, and Australian.
Flash forward a few years more to the birth of my daughter in the US this year. Can I get her set up as a triple citizen too? What about my wife?
Ive attempted to understand the answer to this question by reading the information available on the various consular websites of the countries in question, but a clear answer eludes me and it is basically impossible to speak to consulate humans on the phone.
Possibly relevant additional details:
- My wife is a US citizen only.
- I have never lived full time in either the UK or Australia, but visit often.
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