Australian Dual Citizenship
Before 1949, Australians were British subjects only. Australian citizenship began as its own citizenship on January 26, 1949. Australian citizenship used to follow the principle of jus soli (right of the soil), where anyone who was born in Australia was a citizen, but since August 20, 1986, Australia's citizenship is primarily based upon jus sanguinis (right of blood).
Australia has permitted dual citizenship without restriction since April 4, 2002.
Australian citizens are also Commonwealth citizens and have some rights in the U.S. Australian citizens can also live and work in New Zealand.SIGN UP FOR A FREE CONSULTATION