A Certificate of Registration by Descent is issued by the Australian Government to a person who was born outside Australia and at least one of their parents was an Australian citizen at the time of their birth.
Acquisition Date is the date Certificate of Registration by Descent was acquired.
Citizenship certificates that can be verified via the DVS RD channel
The following certificate number types are verifiable via the DVS as a RD document type:
Registration by Descent – pre 1 July 2005
The Register and Entry number entry is optional for RD verifications.
This field entry is made up of the Register number and Entry number separated by a slash ‘/’.
For example, if the Register number is 243 and Entry number is 87, enter 243/87 in the field where previously the CBD or ROC number was used.
Registration by Descent – post 30 June 2005
The Client Id number entry is optional for RD verifications. For certificates issued after 2005 the number should be taken from the Client Id number field on the certificate and entered in the field where previously the CBD or ROC number was used. In some instances the Register and Entry numbers will still be present and can be verified as an alternative to the Client Id number.
Extracts from Register of Births (1949 – 1980s)