Application status by country in each bucket separately, processing time, etc.

Kaizu made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

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From: Kaizu

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

1. Can you please provide application status by country in each bucket (workstream) separately for the citizenship applications submitted in Jan 2023 (online applications only)?
E.g., Germany - Bucket 1 - Approved - 150

2. How long does it take (on average) for an application to be assigned to a case officer in each bucket (workstream)?
E.g., bucket 1 - 390 working days (from the submission date)

3. In the same bucket, are applications assigned to a case office based on the principal of "first in first served"? If not, what are the criteria?

4. What is the processing time for the applications that failed automated checks (on average, each month since this was implemented)?

5. When will the processing time be reduced for the applications that failed automated checks?

Yours faithfully,


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Michelle Reed (she/her)
Lead Advisor Official Correspondence | Information Management and Privacy
He Ringa Manaaki | Workplace Services Group
He Pou Aronui | Organisational Capability and Services
Te Tari Taiwhenua | Department of Internal Affairs
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Linda Anderson ([1]she/her) |Advisor Official Correspondence
Te Pâhekoheko, Kâwai ki te iwi | Operations, Service Delivery and

Te Tari Taiwhenua  The Department of Internal Affairs

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