Quote Originally Posted by Kelerei View Post
It may only be 439 applications, but that's the first decrease recorded since April 2021. That's not insignificant.
Actually they had a decrease of 73 applications from Nov to Dec 2021 and we were so hopeful that the trend would be downward in the new year but that wasn't the case. The backlog kept getting bigger and bigger. I have learned that people applied in March 2021 haven't heard anything on their applications. It means that their applications got allocated but not sure they are being looked at by their CO. I suspect that some COs would be more active than others while some would just take their sweet time. To be frank, NZ is fearing that there might be a brain drain so there's no pressure from the policy-makers that DIA have to pick up their speed