As per Pakistan Citizenship Act:

  • Any parent or guardian of the child born in Australia must report to the High Commission in writing on Birth Registration Form, within 6 months of the birth.
  • In case the report is made after 6 months but before 1 year of the birth, please provide a valid reason, supported by the evidence, for not reporting the birth within 6 months.
  • No birth can be registered at the High Commission after 1 year from the date of birth.


Required Documents

  • Filled in and signed Birth Registration Form
  • Birth Certificate of child attested by the Justice of the Peace (JP)
  • Marriage Certificate of parents attested by JP
  • CNICs / NICOPs of parents attested by JP
  • Pakistani / Australian Passports of parents attested by JP
  • Three Passport size photos of child (mentioning name of child on the back of photos)
  • In case of one parent not being a Pakistani national, a Letter of Consent from the non-Pakistani parent attested by JP.

Note: Documents may be submitted in person or through mail / courier. For delivery of the Certificate through post, please provide a pre-paid self-addressed Registered / Express Post Envelope.

Processing Fee

  • Processing fee is AUD 20.00 (non-refundable).
  • Fee may be paid through Postal Money Order in favour of “High Commission for Pakistan” or EFTPOS (bank charges apply) – all credit / debit cards, except American Express, are accepted.
  • No cash payment is accepted.

Checklist before Visit

  • Fill in Birth Registration Form
  • If you are not visiting the High Commission, pay the Fee through Postal Money Order and send all completed documents by post.

Visit Day

  • Bring required documents to the High Commission.
  • Pay Fee and submit documents.

Documents Ready

Processing time is 3 business days after completion of all documents.

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