Status for Citizenship applications Enhancement

mohamed zakaria mohamed abdelhamid made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

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From: mohamed zakaria mohamed abdelhamid

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

information requests on the same topics are quite a hot topic for a large group of people in NZ while the long chain of back long promised to be easied in Mid of 2022 I could see as per that latest update on the 4th of April that there are further delays to the processing time for Citizenship applications.

1. Could you please explain the reason for the further delay of the additional month added in April 2022? as per the below page

It seems the plan for the improvement is not going to the right direction where we are now closer to Mid 2022.
2. Could you please explain your plan and proposal to solve the situation?

3. to prove the effectiveness of the new system could you please mention the following in a tabular form

- Average number of applications processed by case officers per month from Jan 2019 till March 2022
- Number of case officers working on citizenship applications during that above period

- Expected number of applications processed from April 2022 till December 2022 to show that improvement in numbers

Yours faithfully,


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Tçnâ koe Mohamed,

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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 |

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Kia ora Mohamed


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Ngā mihi


Alysha Stevenson | Advisor Official Correspondence

SDO Branch Development and Support Te Waka Aukaha   

The Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua   
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