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  1. #601
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNewKiwi View Post
    Got my certificate printing date today!



    As of 9 August, I will *officially* be TheNewKiwi!

    I kind of wanted a ceremony, but it certainly speeds up the process to not have to wait for one.



    26 July 2021 Applied in person in Christchurch
    16 June 2022 Email confirming details
    23 June 2022 Request for more information
    28 June 2022 Emailed additional documents
    08 July 2022 Snail mail confirming approval of application (dated 30 June)
    09 August 2022 Certificate printing
    Well, me too. Does anyone know if we can request to attend one even if we already received the certificate?

  2. #602
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNewKiwi View Post
    Got my certificate printing date today!



    As of 9 August, I will *officially* be TheNewKiwi!

    I kind of wanted a ceremony, but it certainly speeds up the process to not have to wait for one.



    26 July 2021 Applied in person in Christchurch
    16 June 2022 Email confirming details
    23 June 2022 Request for more information
    28 June 2022 Emailed additional documents
    08 July 2022 Snail mail confirming approval of application (dated 30 June)
    09 August 2022 Certificate printing
    Congrats!!
    Eu got approved in the same day All the best

  3. #603
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sackboy View Post
    Ceremonies to resume from 1 August 2022:

    Citizenship ceremonies will resume on 1 August 2022. If your application was approved on or after this date, you would be invited to a ceremony held by your local council.

    If your application was approved before 1 August 2022, your ceremony has been waived. The Citizenship Office will instead send your citizenship certificate by courier post within 2 months.

    Source: https://www.govt.nz/browse/passports...ip-ceremonies/
    Thank goodness, I was approved before but had to postpone the certificate due to overseas travel.

  4. #604
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    Hey everybody!

    My most visited page ( https://www.govt.nz/browse/passports...on-timeframes/ ) contains next note:

    > Some applications may take longer due to:
    > * external checks with other government agencies

    Anybody clue what do they mean and whether I can initiate/request those checks on my own?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scif View Post
    Hey everybody!

    My most visited page ( https://www.govt.nz/browse/passports...on-timeframes/ ) contains next note:

    > Some applications may take longer due to:
    > * external checks with other government agencies

    Anybody clue what do they mean and whether I can initiate/request those checks on my own?

    Thanks!
    The obvious one is the Department of Internal Affairs using INZ's border movement records to check whether or not you meet the presence requirement.

    The main area, though, is with respect to the character requirement. DIA undertakes checks with external agencies to identify whether they hold any information detrimental to one's character. These agencies include, but are not limited to:

    • New Zealand Police
    • New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
    • Ministry of Social Development
    • Ministry of Justice
    • Inland Revenue Department
    • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment


    Additionally, some applicants may be required to supply clearances from overseas agencies or to provide other information.

    You can not initiate/request these checks on your own: DIA will do this on your behalf. Where DIA receives detrimental information about your character (unless the case officer forms the view that the detrimental information received can be disregarded as not relevant, not reliable, or trivial in nature), they will give you an opportunity to respond before making a recommendation.

    The Citizenship Guidance Document contains more information on this.

  6. #606
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelerei View Post
    [*]Ministry of Justice[*]Inland Revenue Department
    Do you know what they ask from IRD. Why do they need info on how much tax we pay each year? Isn't it enough for them to know that we don't owe IRD any money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michaeln View Post
    Do you know what they ask from IRD. Why do they need info on how much tax we pay each year? Isn't it enough for them to know that we don't owe IRD any money?
    Yes I guess they just want to know if you got any unpaid dues

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michaeln View Post
    Do you know what they ask from IRD. Why do they need info on how much tax we pay each year? Isn't it enough for them to know that we don't owe IRD any money?
    I do not know, but I very much doubt that DIA really cares about how much tax you pay each year!

    The checks are made to determine whether or not you meet the character requirement, so DIA's concern would be whether or not IRD holds detrimental information about one's character. So in effect, it usually is indeed enough for DIA to know that your taxes are up to date and you don't owe IRD any money. If, for example, your tax affairs are in a shambolic state, I would expect IRD to inform DIA of this, and I would expect this to impact on the character assessment.

  9. #609
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    Applied online 26 june 2022
    Approved 3 August, 2022
    No contact from DIA

  10. #610
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    Applied online 26 June 2022.
    Approved 4 August 2022.
    No contact either

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