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Hello everyone.
I am in need of some advice on the quickest way to be able to return to Australia with our baby.
The wife and I are currently in North Macedonia where where we have been since last August where i am a dual citizen of.
Our baby automatically has become a citizen of this country after birth and also has a passport and we have taken out an international birth certificate.
We need to be back in Australia by August and wondering if it would be quicker to take out a subclass 600 visitor visa for the baby and dealing with citizenship once we return, rather than going through the process of citizenship of descent here and then having to go through the passport process which could be a problem as there is no Australian embassy here and could be more time consuming,

Also to add to the uncertainty, from reading other peoples experiences that process times for both are quite shocking and very hit and miss. Would my wife and I being Australian citizens carry any weight in the process for the visitor visa for the little one or is it a totally arbitrary process?

It is quite difficult finding information regarding our situation and would greatly appreciate any advice and opinions by others that have been in similar situations.

And just one stupid question lol , do scanned documents have to be notarised for uploading on immi?
I have all original documents including original international birth certificate for the little one that i can directly scan or do they have to be copied and then notarised before scanning?

Thanks for any help I recieve.
 

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Ideally you would apply for citizenship and passport but given there is no Australian consulate then travelling on visitor and apply citizenship after arriving in australia may be the more easier option probably. Also when applying for a visa via immi online you don’t have to notarise the documents.just scan and upload the documents.
When you login and apply it should mention documents requirements.
Hello everyone.
I am in need of some advice on the quickest way to be able to return to Australia with our baby.
The wife and I are currently in North Macedonia where where we have been since last August where i am a dual citizen of.
Our baby automatically has become a citizen of this country after birth and also has a passport and we have taken out an international birth certificate.
We need to be back in Australia by August and wondering if it would be quicker to take out a subclass 600 visitor visa for the baby and dealing with citizenship once we return, rather than going through the process of citizenship of descent here and then having to go through the passport process which could be a problem as there is no Australian embassy here and could be more time consuming,

Also to add to the uncertainty, from reading other peoples experiences that process times for both are quite shocking and very hit and miss. Would my wife and I being Australian citizens carry any weight in the process for the visitor visa for the little one or is it a totally arbitrary process?

It is quite difficult finding information regarding our situation and would greatly appreciate any advice and opinions by others that have been in similar situations.

And just one stupid question lol , do scanned documents have to be notarised for uploading on immi?
I have all original documents including original international birth certificate for the little one that i can directly scan or do they have to be copied and then notarised before scanning?

Thanks for any help I recieve.
 
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