Australian Embassy

Citizenship By Descent


Australian Citizenship

The Australian Embassy in Kuwait does not have a citizenship section. All queries relating to Australian citizenship are managed by the Australian Consulate-General in Dubai and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Australia. The Australian Embassy in Kuwait cannot answer queries relating to citizenship.

To obtain information about Australian citizenship visit the website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) on

Citizenship by Descent

Children born overseas to Australian parents may be eligible to apply to become an Australian citizen by descent if:

  • they were born outside Australia, and
  • one of their parents was an Australian citizen at the time of their birth.

If your Australian citizen parent was a citizen by descent then that parent must have spent at least two years in Australia.

If you were born outside Australia or New Guinea before 26 January 1949 you may be eligible if:

  • at least one or your parents became an Australian citizen on 26 January 1949; and
  • that parent was born in Australia or New Guinea, or was naturalized in Australia before your birth.

All applicants aged 18 years and over must be of good character.


Applications for children under 16 years of age must be made by a parent or legal guardian.

More details on citizenship by descent can be found on

If you are in Kuwait, you can lodge an application for Australian citizenship by descent through the Australian Visa Application Centre – VFS.

VFS Global

30th Floor, Arraya Centre

Shuhadaa Street, next to Courtyard by Marriott

Kuwait City.

For details on lodgement of an application for citizenship by descent and the  required documents, please visit