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US born toddler to get AU passport in US or AU?

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HI all

My daughter born in US, I'm an AU citizen with green card in US.

We are travelling to AU for the first time in Feb next year. I want to get an Au passport for her. I'm not sure if I should get it here or in Sydney. But i read in general, it takes 3 weeks to receive a new passport in Australia. Our trip is only for 3 weeks. so I'm not sure.

 

Would like to hear any input from you guys who's been through this. If one process is easier than the other. 

 

Cost is a concern too but i guess the difference is not that big?

 

TIA


~My Timeline~ K1
Consulate : Sydney, Australia
I-129F Sent : 2011-09-30
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-10-05
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-02-14
NVC Left : 2012-02-23
Packet 3 Received : 2012-02-27
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-03-15
Interview: May 1, 2012
Visa Received : 2012-05-15 (long 14 days, and there was a big hiccup!)
US Entry : 2012-05-25
+ Marriage : 2012-06-18
+ Applied for SSN: 2012-06-22 (got it 4 days later)


AOS
I-485 with EAD and AP Sent: 2012-07-02
NOA: 2012-7-10
Biometrics: 2012-8-8
EAD/AP card in hand: 2012-9-10
Interview: 2012-9-25 and approved! They took my EAD/AP.
Green card in hand: 2012-10-03 yay!!!

ROC

I-751 sent: 2014-9-9

NOA1 received: 2014-9-13 (dated 9-11)

Bio letter received: 2014-9-25 (dated 9-19)

Bio appt: 2014-10-6 (no interview)

Card in hand: 2014-Dec

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There is usually an additional fee you can pay to get passports quicker ($186 on top of the passport fee). I received my adult passport within 1.5 weeks of paying this additional fee, maybe even quicker but it was a while ago. This may not be what you are looking for though, I'm not sure how first time child passports work.

 

https://www.passports.gov.au/urgent-applications

 

Additionally, you can request to pick the passport up at an Australian Passport Office. I had mine delivered, it could have been much quicker if I had opted to pick it up.

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K1 Timeline

07/23/2018    I-129F sent

07/25/2018    NOA1 email notification

07/30/2018    NOA1 hard copy

12/21/2018    NOA2 hard copy

01/10/2019    NVC Case # assigned

xx/xx/2019     Left NVC

xx/xx/2019     Embassy received

xx/xx/2019     Medical

xx/xx/2019     Interview

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In proving the child's citizenship, this page will be useful:

https://www.passports.gov.au/passports-explained/how-apply/eligibility-citizenship-and-identity/confirming-your-australian

 

If you were born outside Australia, you must provide one of the following documents to confirm your citizenship:

  • an Australian citizenship certificate
  • a Citizenship by Descent extract
  • an Australian citizenship certificate of an Adoption in accordance with the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption or bilateral arrangement
  • an extract from the Register of Australian Births Abroad

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K1 Timeline

07/23/2018    I-129F sent

07/25/2018    NOA1 email notification

07/30/2018    NOA1 hard copy

12/21/2018    NOA2 hard copy

01/10/2019    NVC Case # assigned

xx/xx/2019     Left NVC

xx/xx/2019     Embassy received

xx/xx/2019     Medical

xx/xx/2019     Interview

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Thank you Ethan& Shannon

I'm wondering if I start the process (if i have all the documents here in US) before I go to Australia, then while in AU it reaches the 3 week period and I can get it then in person without paying a rush fee.

 

Maybe the tricky part is getting the file to prove my daughter can have AU citizenship through me. And I wasn't born in Australia either but I have my AU citizenship certificate with me here in US.


~My Timeline~ K1
Consulate : Sydney, Australia
I-129F Sent : 2011-09-30
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-10-05
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-02-14
NVC Left : 2012-02-23
Packet 3 Received : 2012-02-27
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-03-15
Interview: May 1, 2012
Visa Received : 2012-05-15 (long 14 days, and there was a big hiccup!)
US Entry : 2012-05-25
+ Marriage : 2012-06-18
+ Applied for SSN: 2012-06-22 (got it 4 days later)


AOS
I-485 with EAD and AP Sent: 2012-07-02
NOA: 2012-7-10
Biometrics: 2012-8-8
EAD/AP card in hand: 2012-9-10
Interview: 2012-9-25 and approved! They took my EAD/AP.
Green card in hand: 2012-10-03 yay!!!

ROC

I-751 sent: 2014-9-9

NOA1 received: 2014-9-13 (dated 9-11)

Bio letter received: 2014-9-25 (dated 9-19)

Bio appt: 2014-10-6 (no interview)

Card in hand: 2014-Dec

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15 minutes ago, Athena13 said:

Thank you Ethan& Shannon

I'm wondering if I start the process (if i have all the documents here in US) before I go to Australia, then while in AU it reaches the 3 week period and I can get it then in person without paying a rush fee.

 

Maybe the tricky part is getting the file to prove my daughter can have AU citizenship through me. And I wasn't born in Australia either but I have my AU citizenship certificate with me here in US.

You will need to apply for her Australian citizenship through the correct paperwork.. here’s the link... 

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/form-listing/forms/118.pdf

 

Once you have her citizenship certificate .. it will take around 6 weeks, you can then apply for her AUST passport. Don’t get the citizenship completed until you can immediately go on to do her passport, as once she is a citizen she cannot enter Australia using anything other than her AUST passport ... so the process you have suggested won’t work. 

Our 6 grandchildren.. US born to one Aust /US dual national have all now got their Aust citizenship and passport through this process. 

You can get the citizenship process started while you are over there.. they no longer offer expedite on the citizenship process, have the certificate posted to your US address.. then complete the passport process here. You must attend an interview at your nearest Aust Consulate got the passport application processing.  

If you can’t get the whole citizenship and  passport process completed before you travel to Australia, she will need to have a US passport and an online ETA visa for entry into Australia 

 

 

 

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