Citizenship Processing Times

Raj Reddy made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

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From: Raj Reddy

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

Firstly thanks for working through this hard times, advance apologies for asking too many questions.

Can I please request answers from department of internal affairs to below questions?

1. Do we have any right to know why the processing time is getting extended?

5 to 7 months
7 to 9 months
9 to 14 months
?

2. Applications submitted in early Nov 2021 through direct appointment were completed in 3months where as applications submitted at same time through online are still waiting for case officer to be allocated? Is this true?

3. There is no set processing time for citizenship applications to be allocated to case officer, is this true?

4. Does constitution allow us, do we have right know the exact time frame for processing citizenship applications?

5. Please advise if applications submitted till end of September 2021 are now completed?

6. When are you anticipating to finish applications submitted end of nov 2021?

7. Please advise measures department of internal affairs is taking to speed up citizenship processing times?

8. Why can’t department of citizenship provide live updates on real me login of applicant with real time application status?

9. Why can’t department communicate with applicant when time frame changes?
Example: 5 to 7 months changed to 9 to 14 months?

10. Last one.

Kindly pass my appreciation/thanks to all call centre staff who take calls to provide status and staff who responds to emails. Really appreciate your guys for the hard work, I pray that situation will get better soon and your work load reduces.

Yours faithfully,
Raj Reddy.

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From: Raj Reddy

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

Sorry just a correction to my 2nd question

Early Nov 2020 is correct not 2021

2. Applications submitted in early Nov 2021 through direct appointment were completed in 3months where as applications submitted at same time through online are still waiting for case officer to be allocated? Is this true?

Yours faithfully,

Raj Reddy

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Tçnâ koe Raj,

Thank you for your OIA request to the Department of Internal Affairs (included with this email)

The Department will provide its response to your request as soon as practicable and within twenty working days.  The 20th working day is 06 September 2021

Please note that in cases where the Department’s response provides information that is identified to be of general public interest, the response may also be published on the Department of Internal Affairs website.  If the Department publishes its response to your OIA request, all personal information, including your name and contact details, will be removed.

Nâku noa, nâ

Michelle Reed (she/her)  
Kaitohutohu Ârahi, te Ture Pârongo Ôkawa | Lead Advisor Official Correspondence 
Te Urûngi | Organisational Strategy & Performance
Level 6, 45 Pipitea St | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand |  www.dia.govt.nz

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Kia ora Raj

 

Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act
request.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Alysha Stevenson | Advisor Official Correspondence

SDO Branch Development and Support Te Waka Aukaha   

The Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua   
7 Waterloo Quay | PO Box 805, Wellington 6143|  [1]www.dia.govt.nz  

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From: Raj Reddy

Dear SDO Official Correspondence,

Another Correction for Question 2,5,6:

Year is 2020 not 2021

Yours sincerely,

Raj Reddy.

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