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Thread: Presence requirements for New Zealand Citizenship by grant

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    No. There need to be five *successive* year-blocks, counting back from the date of application, when s/he was in the country for enough days. If s/he has one year-block that doesn't qualify, the years since residence before that will be "wasted" from the point of view of citizenship, and the application will have to wait longer. In your example, the applicant would first be able to apply in 2026 or 2027, depending on when s/he got back from the long trip in 2020/1, and assuming no long overseas visits after that.

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    Hi All

    Can someone please cross check my calculation. @JandM

    Got my residency 9th June 2017

    Travel history-

    departure-arrival
    19dec 2017-30Jan 2018
    29Jul 2019-07 Aug 2019
    19dec 2019-04 Jan 2020
    06March 2020-10March 2020
    26Jun 2021-14 July 2021

    Online calculator says eligible to apply citizenship.

    Planning to apply on 15th April 2022


    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by intheflow View Post
    Hi All

    Can someone please cross check my calculation. @JandM

    Got my residency 9th June 2017

    Travel history-

    departure-arrival
    19dec 2017-30Jan 2018
    29Jul 2019-07 Aug 2019
    19dec 2019-04 Jan 2020
    06March 2020-10March 2020
    26Jun 2021-14 July 2021

    Online calculator says eligible to apply citizenship.

    Planning to apply on 15th April 2022


    Thanks
    Quick cross-check:

    • Period 1 (2021-04-15 to 2022-04-14): 348 days (17 days absence between 2021-06-26 and 2021-07-14 exclusive of arrival/departure dates)
    • Period 2 (2020-04-15 to 2021-04-14): 365 days (no absence)
    • Period 3 (2019-04-15 to 2020-04-14): 340 days (8 days absence between 2019-07-29 and 2019-08-07, 15 days absence between 2019-12-19 and 2020-01-04, 3 days absence between 2020-03-06 and 2020-03-10, all exclusive of arrival/departure dates, extra 1 day presence due to February 29th)
    • Period 4 (2018-04-15 to 2019-04-14): 365 days (no absence)
    • Period 5 (2017-04-15 to 2018-04-14): 269 days (41 days absence between 2017-12-19 and 2018-01-30 exclusive of arrival/departure dates; 55 days between 2017-04-15 and 2017-06-08 are ineligible)
    • Total across all periods: 1,687 days


    All five one-year periods are greater than 240 days, and the total across all five one-year periods is greater than 1,350 days. The statutory requirement is therefore met.

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    Thanks for the quick check

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    Thanks, Kelerei - got there first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JandM View Post
    Thanks, Kelerei - got there first!
    Hi guys
    A little help please regarding my citizenship dates

    I received residence on 13/10/17
    My passport date is 25/10/17

    PR 11/11/2019 printed letter

    So that’s first, which is correct ?

    Next

    Cross check

    Departure - arrival Nz - 1st sector from residency
    09/05/18 - 18/5/18 -
    04/07/18 - 07/07/18 -


    Second sector
    08/01/2019 - 27/1/2019 -
    29/01/2019 - 02/02/2019 -
    10/04/2019 - 24/06/2019

    Third sector
    20/02/2020 - 27/02/2020

    Fourth sector
    Covid 365 days

    Fifth until today


    I know it’s a lot of numbers but if the 25/10/2017 passport date

    I’m thinking 01/07/2022

    I want to apply as on the 10/07/2022 this year I’m going home to help my mother with my father who’s been I’ll for a few years getting slowly worse, my question

    If I can apply before I go, is this allowed if you’ve applied to leave and come back, taking into the fact of covid etc, plan is back early November

    Many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by danthebusman View Post
    If I can apply before I go, is this allowed if you’ve applied to leave and come back, taking into the fact of covid etc, plan is back early November
    If you leave the country after you've applied, it will make no difference as to whether or not you meet the presence requirement: presence is calculated from the date that the Department of Internal Affairs receives a completed application together with the required fee. However, such absence may adversely affect the assessment of whether or not you meet the intention to reside requirement, and you may be requested to provide additional evidence of your intention thereof.

    I'll respond to the rest of your post later today (if someone else doesn't get there first).
    Last edited by Kelerei; 11th April 2022 at 07:44 AM.

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    When you say "my passport date", what do you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JandM View Post
    When you say "my passport date", what do you mean?
    So I found out my residency online
    13/10/2017
    But the date in my passport on the resident visa says 25/10/2017

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    Okay... looking back at your past posts, I see you were in NZ when your visa was granted, so it's the date on the visa in your passport that will count. (For someone who got Residence longer ago, when out of the country, their visa, though dated earlier, would not become 'live' till it was scanned at Immigration at the airport of arrival.)

    Your counting of dates has to be BACKWARDS from the day you submit your application for citizenship (not forwards from the date residence was granted).

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