9 September 2022
45 Pipitea Street, Wellington 6011
Phone +64 4 495 7200
Robin R Smith fyi-request-20207-
Tēnā koe Robin
OIA request 22/23 0123 Request for Citizenship Timeframes
Thank you for your Official Information Act (Act) request received by the Department of Internal
Affairs (Department) on 12 August 2022.
You requested –
• Wish to know the following data for paper based applications made in Auckland only for
the said three months:
May2021, June 2021, July 2021 and August 2021.
Total applications - Processed - Yet to be processed - Approved - Declined/Withdrawn.
please provide the data that existed as on 05th Sept.
In response to your request I can advise that the information requested will be made available
soon via a proactively released Official Information Act (OIA) response, available here: Official
Information Act Requests-2 - dia.govt.nz
under OIA 2223-0120.
Therefore, I must refuse this part of your request pursuant to section 18(d) of the Act; that the
information requested is or will soon be publicly available.
As a portion of your request (the dates for the data) did not exist when we received it, we have
been unable to provide you with this information. Instead, the data provided in the OIA that will
be proactively released is for the status as at 17 August 2022.
As this information may be of interest to other members of the public, the Department has
decided to proactively release a copy of this response on the DIA website. All requestor data,
including your name and contact details, will be removed prior to release. The released
response will be made available here: https://www.dia.govt.nz/Official-Information-Act-
You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision.
Information about how to make a complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or
freephone 0800 802 602.
Manager Operational Policy and Official Correspondence
Service Delivery and Operations
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