3 November 2022
45 Pipitea Street, Wellington 6011
Phone +64 4 495 7200
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Tēnā koe Ash
OIA request 22/23 0280 Request for Citizenship Timeframes
Thank you for your Official Information Act (Act) request received by the Department of Internal
Affairs (Department) on 3 October 2022.
You requested –
• Could I please request the following data for-Citizenship Application By Grant for the
month's March 2022 to September 2022
No Approved Application
No Processing Application
No of applications waiting to be allocated to a case officer Number of applications each
month in different queues i.e., requesting the number of applications in each queue
separately (March 2022 to September 2022)
In response to your request, I can provide you with the following information.
Please see Appendix A attached alongside this letter. Appendix A provides you with two tables:
– Total amount of Citizenship by Grant (GBG) applications (online and Paper -
combined) received 1 March 2022 – 30 September 2022 as at 27 October 2022. This table is
broken down into month received, approved, processing, unassigned and withdrawn
applications as at 27 October 2022.
– Citizenship by Grant online applications received 1 March 2022 – 30 September
2022 approved by queue (buckets) as at 27 October 2022.
It may be helpful for you to know that CBG applications are sorted for processing in our system
by buckets, therefore we have defined ‘queue’ in your request to mean ‘bucket’ in our system,
and provided the data accordingly.
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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