Last updated
22 Nov 2021

What is your country of birth?

How do I answer this question?

Select one option only. If you select ‘elsewhere’, enter the current name of the country.

My country of birth has changed name and/or boundaries. How do I answer? 

Enter the current name of the country. 

I do not know my country of birth. How do I answer? 

If you do not know your country of birth, enter your best guess. This may be the continent, region or island. For example, Asia, Africa, Great Britain or Middle East. Otherwise, enter ‘Other’.

Why is this question asked?

The information from this question helps the government study patterns of migration and assists with planning services to meet the needs of migrant communities.

Who should answer this question?

Everyone should answer this question.

Answering on paper

If there is not enough space, write in as much as the space allows. It may be possible to shorten the name of the country. For example if you were born in the United States of America, you can write in “USA”.

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