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From: Daniel

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

I am requesting to know some information about the Citizenship department as underneath

1. Underneath check processes are from Citizenship Guide November 2020. Can you please tell how many hours efforts(department wise) it takes for a case officer to collect information from these department ? Please add in reply if there is any extra department to collect information by Citizenship case officer.

• New Zealand Police (some convictions are assessed under section 9A of the Citizenship Act)
• New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
• Ministry of Social Development
• Ministry of Justice
• Inland Revenue Department
• Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

2.Time taken by a citizenship case officer to approve citizenship (till approved citizenship) for a normal person with no bad credit , no ​traffic offense , no tax due, etc? Please add in ​reply if there are more checks? Please provide data from Jan 2021 to June 2021

3. Number of Citizenship files processed per day by a Citizenship case officer (till approved Citizenship), Please provide data from Jan 2020
​​to June 2021?

4. How many Citizenship case officers are there in DIA by City wise to process the citizenship files? How many in Auckland , Wellington etc?

5.Number for citizenship files allocated to per case officer?

6.Time taken by a case officer to process the file ? (till approved citizenship) Please provide data from Jan 2020 to June 2021.

7. How frequently the citizenship ceremonies are happening ? Just asking months and frequency in a month ? Please provide data from Jan
​2021 to June 2021

8. Number for citizenship files applied in Auckland ? How many online and paper based? Please provide data from Jan 2020 to June 2021.

9. Citizenship applications Approved by month (Jan 2021- June 2021)?

10. Currently which months citizenship files are in processing or allocated to citizenship cases officers for Auckland?

Yours faithfully,


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Nāku, nā

Michelle Reed  (she/her)  
Lead Advisor – Official Correspondence
Te Tira Mātakitaki Governance, Risk & Assurance 
Te Urungi Organisational Strategy and Performance
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Alysha Stevenson | Advisor Official Correspondence

SDO Branch Development and Support Te Waka Aukaha   

The Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua   
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