Citizenship Applications Timeline for By Grant Applications 2020-2021

Emily Hughes made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

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From: Emily Hughes

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

Reference : https://www.govt.nz/browse/passports-cit...

As per your responses on FYI, you are telling people that you are working effortlessly on reducing the processing time for citizenship applications by implementing number of ways such as hiring more staff, etc. but as new page was added into Citizenship Website on 28 Sept 2021 (Link attached) , it doesn't seems that the processing times are decreasing instead of that the processing timeline is increasing (13 to 16 months).

Can you please explain why processing timeline is increasing after those efforts ?

Can you please also tell that currently Case Officers are working on which month applications ? For Example : Jan 2021

Yours faithfully,

Emily Hughes

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Department of Internal Affairs

Tçnâ koe Emily,

Thank you for your OIA request to the Department of Internal Affairs (included with this email). As you have made two requests on the same topic in short succession, the Department will be treating your requests as a single request, for the purpose of response.

The Department will provide its response to your request as soon as practicable and within twenty working days. The 20th working day is 29 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

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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Department of Internal Affairs

Tçnâ koe Emily,

Thank you for your OIA request to the Department of Internal Affairs (included with this email). As you have made two requests on the same topic in short succession, the Department will be treating your requests as a single request, for the purpose of response.

The Department will provide its response to your request as soon as practicable and within twenty working days. The 20th working day is 29 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

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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