Australian Citizenship by Birth (Papua New Guinea)

If you were born in Papua New Guinea BEFORE independence was granted on 16/09/1975 and one of your parents was an Australian Citizen (or Australian Passport holder) at the time of your birth AND they themselves were born in Australia, then an application can be made for Citizenship. Once that is approved, an application for a passport can be made.

Up until 16/09/1975, Papua New Guinea was a colony of, and under the jurisdiction of, Australia. Many thousands of Australians were resident at the time, hence this special dispensation.

Ask Philip Gamble whether you (or your children) have a claim to British nationality.

Learn more about these routes to British Nationality: is a specialist UK Nationality and British Citizenship site offering an online search and assessment. Claims to hold a British Passport can be complex and the site offers a quick, simple search to give you the answers. While many people qualify for the UK Ancestry Visa based on holding a Commonwealth passport with a UK born grandmother or grandfather, we have found that if you have a grandparent born in the UK, or if your mother is British or your father is British, then there are several scenarios where you can claim British Nationality and the right to hold a British Passport. This stems from Britain’s collection of British Colonies, British Protectorates and British Protected States in the middle of last century and the Nationality rules concerning what are now the countries of the Commonwealth.