Dual citizenship forms

Application Forms

Under the Citizenship (Second Amendment) Rules, 2004, the following application forms have been prescribed for registration as "Overseas Citizens of India" under the Citizenship Act 1955 as amended from time to time:-

Form XIX for Registration under Section 7(A)(1)(a)

For a person of Indian origin who became a citizen of Australia before the commencement of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2003 on January 7, 2004


Form XIX A for Registration under Section 7(A)(1)(b)

For a person who obtained citizenship of Australia on or after the commencement of the Citizenship ( Amendment ) ACT 2003 and was a citizen of India immediately before such commencement.


Form XIX B for Registration under Section 7(A)(1)(c)

For a minor of the person who is required to fill either Form XIX or Form XIX B

Note: An application for registration of a minor child of overseas citizen of India under Section 7(A)(1)(c) shall include the following particulars, namely :-

  1. a statement whether the applicant is a parent or guardian of the child and if he is a guardian, how he became the guardian;
  2. a statement showing whether the child was adopted by the applicant and if so, documentary evidence to this effect;
  3. a statement indicating reasons for which the child is required to be registered as an overseas citizen of India.

Persons of Indian Origin holding Australian passport can apply for registration as Overseas Citizen of India by presenting the duly completed application forms in quadruplicate in person at any of the following offices during normal working hours from November 1, 2004:

High Commission of India, 3-5, Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600;

Consulate General of India, 25 Bligh Street, Level 27, Sydney, NSW 2000.


The prescribed fee for registration is A$ 396. This includes a non-refundable fee of A$ 36. In the event of the application for registration as Overseas Citizen of India not being accepted, a sum of A$ 360 shall be refunded to the applicant.

Registration Certificate

All applications for registration as an Overseas Indian Citizen will be processed in India. The concerned authorities would take about 4 months (only indicative) to issue the Registration Certificate which would be valid for life unless renounced/cancelled.

Overseas Citizen of India Passport

The Registration Certificate will form the basis for the issue of the Overseas Citizen of India Passport. Modalities in this regard are being evolved.


Detailed information about the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2003 and the Citizenship (Second Amendment) Rules 2004 is available on the http://www.mha.nic.in/citi.htm.

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