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Citizenship Certificate 2021

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From: Daniel

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

Why only people with citizenship ceremony invites gets the Citizenship Certificate by Post? (During Lockdown)
Why not people with approved citizenship gets the certificate by post? (During Lockdown)

Why not DIA ask to approved applicants what they want during this lockdown (Ceremony or Certificate by Post) and then hold applicants according to the answer?

As this Covid variant is more infectious and also some mystery cases are coming everyday, assume the lockdown (Level 3 and 4) will impose for next 6 months, so DIA will not conduct ceremony and hold the approved applicants till DIA conduct a ceremony, how this will help DIA to clear the backlog of the citizenship applications?

What solutions DIA is planning to overcome this lost time (lockdown time) for processing the citizenship applications faster?
Example : Working during December (Except public holidays), Conducting ceremonies starting from Jan 2022 instead of March 2022, etc

As DIA department tries to clear the backlog, then how the backlog will clear if they will hold the certificates for all approved citizenship applications and wait to open the lockdown to conduct ceremonies?

Currently which month applications are assigned to the case officers?

Number of new trained staff hired for the citizenship applications?
Data should include number of trained staff in 2020(Auckland(Manukau and City) , Wellington, Christchurch) and number of trained staff in 2021 (Auckland(Manukau and City) , Wellington, Christchurch) till date in each office for Citizenship application processing. Please only give the numbers which are fully capable of processing the citizenship applications.

Yours faithfully,

Daniel

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Tçnâ koe Daniel,

Thank you for your OIA request to the Department of Internal Affairs.

The Department will provide its response to your request as soon as practicable and within twenty working days.  The 20th working day is 11 October 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, nâ

David Park I Ministerial Advice I Ph: +64 4 495 9454 I [mobile number]

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Tçnâ koe Daniel,

This is to advise that as this Official Information Act 1982 (Act) request
is similar in nature to the questions to your existing request OIA
2122-0176. Because of this, we consider it to be an amendment to your
original request under section 15(1AA) of the Act; If a request (the
original request) is amended or clarified after the date on which it is
received, the department or venture or Minister of the Crown or
organisation that receives the request may treat the amended or clarified
request as a new request that, for the purposes of subsection (1),
replaces the original request.

This amendment resets the due date to your request, and the Department
will provide its combined response to your request OIA 2122-0176  as soon
as practicable and within twenty working days. The 20th working day is 11
October 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.

 

Ngâ mihi,

 

Louise Walton [1](she/her)

Advisor Official Correspondence

Te Pâhekoheko, Kâwai ki te Iwi | Operations, Service Delivery and
Operations
Te Tari Taiwhenua | The Department of Internal Affairs

[2]www.dia.govt.nz

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