Citizenship Application Jan 2021
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From: Emily Hughes
Dear Department of Internal Affairs,
When DIA will start working on the citizenship applications for Jan 2021. Its almost 10 months nothing is happening?
Did coming Christmas holidays increase the wait times for Jan 2021 by grant applications?
How many citizenship applications by grant received in Jan 2021?
From: SDO Official Correspondence
Department of Internal Affairs
Tçnâ koe Emily
Thank you for your enquiry. Please find below some publicly available
information which may help answer some of your questions.
1. When DIA will start working on the citizenship applications for Jan
2021. Its almost 10 months nothing is happening?
For application timeframes, please refer to our website here;
note the month shown is the oldest application/s being processed.
This response to a recent Official Information Act request
provides further clarification about which month the majority of
applications are being processed for.
2. Did coming Christmas holidays increase the wait times for Jan 2021 by
To find more information about the causes of these delays, please refer to
‘About the application processing delays’ section on our website:
3. How many citizenship applications by grant received in Jan 2021?
Please refer to the information in the Proactively released OIA
Further proactively released OIA responses, including those relating to
citizenship timeframes can be found here:
I hope that this helps to answer some of your questions.
I also understand that you currently have a combined OIA request with us.
We hope to provide that response to you as soon as practicable and no
later than 29 October 2021.
Nâku noa, nâ
Micheala Ngaia (ia/she/her)| Official Correspondence Manager
Te Pâhekoheko, Kâwai ki te iwi | Operations, Service Delivery and
Te Tari Taiwhenua The Department of Internal Affairs