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Old 10-19-2019, 06:01 AM
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I applied on 28th September for Australian by Descent for my 2 month old son who is with my fiancee in Thailand. She awaits the decision on her PMV 300.
I have been requested to provide "written consent for the AbD application to proceed".
Is there a form for this or do I just need a signed letter?

I have searched and cannot find anything except the "Form 1229 Consent to grant an Australian visa to a child under the age of 18 years"
Can anyone help?

The other requirement is for National ID and passport for the mother which has already been supplied in the PMV 300 so is no problem to upload again.
Neither of these were requested in the original application but should have been IMHO saving everyone time and effort!


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Old 10-21-2019, 12:06 AM
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I called the immigration helpline and discovered that
Form 1229 "Consent to grant an Australian visa
to a child under the age of 18 years" is the form to provide the written consent from the non-Australian parent for an Australian child to apply for citizenship.

Would have saved a lot of time if the case officer in Bangkok had told me this!


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Old 10-21-2019, 01:52 AM
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I called the immigration helpline and discovered that
Form 1229 "Consent to grant an Australian visa
to a child under the age of 18 years" is the form to provide the written consent from the non-Australian parent for an Australian child to apply for citizenship.

Would have saved a lot of time if the case officer in Bangkok had told me this!
Maybe they didn't know, especially as the form actually states:

form to give permission for the child/children to be granted an Australian visa for the purpose of travel to stay temporarily or permanently in Australia.

Maybe Home Affairs need to update the form, so that everyone knows.

When my daughter got Australian Citizenship by descent, many years ago, I, as the non Australian father, didn't need to sign anything. I assume it is only for the mother.


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Old 10-21-2019, 05:14 AM
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Thanks J&E

Yes I think you are correct. The request I received referred me to the link
www.homeaffairs.gov.au/allforms which is an alias which translated to
https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help...rtmental-forms

I eventually found the form 1229 which should either be renamed or have an additional paragraph referring to Citizenship consent

It may have also been needed as the mother and child are both offshore .
Different rules apply to onshore applications I was told but they would look into the request to clarify for future applicants.

Every step of the way I encounter another obstacle in this process but fingers crossed the only thing left is waiting for the PMV 300 to be granted for my fiancee
And of course the passport for our son once citizenship is granted for him!


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Old 10-21-2019, 05:27 AM
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Every step of the way I encounter another obstacle in this process but fingers crossed the only thing left is waiting for the PMV 300 to be granted for my fiancee
And of course the passport for our son once citizenship is granted for him!
It's a long journey. We did PMV through to 801, now closing in on her Citizenship application. It gets easier, but still stress until the final visa.

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Well that was a messy process with a happy and quick end.
The response I received from the Citizenship Unit, Department of Home Affairs,
Australian Embassy, Bangkok was that this form 1229 was only for visa applications.

I then enquired what format a letter of consent should take.
They replied the same day:
A simple statement from the mother with her signature you mentioned is adequate. The reason we ask for the consent letter is because the parents are not married at the time of his birth.
According to Thai law, a father listed on the birth certificate may not necessarily be a legal parent if he was not married to the mother at the time of the child’s birth.
Thai Family Law provides that a child born to unmarried parents is presumed to be the legitimate child of the mother and is therefore the only responsible parent unless any custody changes have been officially recognised subsequently.
We therefore need a consent from the mother to consent the child to be registered as Australian citizen.


I wish they had told me that from the outset!
So I created the letter and sent back by email (and uploaded) and his application was finalised the next day!!!
Just waiting for the actual certificate in the mail.

If only the PMV 300 was as easy to get. We are still waiting of course

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