Ignoring the Citizenship Data

Daniel made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Department of Internal Affairs should have responded by now (details and exceptions). The requester can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Daniel

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

Now DIA also have wait times of 9-12 months for the FYI queries reply?

Can you please reply ASAP

Yours faithfully,


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From: Alysha Stevenson
Department of Internal Affairs

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Kia ora Daniel


Thank you for your email.


I acknowledge that our final response is taking longer to get to you than
anticipated and apologise for any inconvenience caused by this.


We are expecting to get it to you mid-January once our offices have opened
back up.


In the meantime, it may be of interest for you to know that the Department
has begun publishing citizenship processing timeframes including the
current month being processed on its website. You can find this
information via the following link;
This information is updated weekly should you wish to check current
processing timeframes in the future.


In addition, the Department has and continues to proactively release OIA
responses relating to citizenship processing timeframes. These include a
number of responses with statistics and information about applications
currently in progress. You can find the link to these responses here;


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|  [3]www.dia.govt.nz  



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