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    Default Latest Citizenship Timeline - adults only

    Here we continue. Updates about processing timelines, OIA requests, etc.

    Take your arguments to the playground please.

    Old thread: https://www.enz.org/forum/showthread.php?t=56838&page=25&p=596247#post596247

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    No new OIA has been released recently, but from the information here we know:
    * The queue for online applications had been cleared to at least 16 Jan 2021
    * The queue for paper applications had been cleared to at least 07 Jan 2021

    At the same time, we know the total unallocated applications, as per an OIA last month:
    * Jan 2021 has 831 paper applications and 1,819 online applications
    * Feb 2021 has 919 paper applications and 1,582 online applications

    We also know that the Department closed until 06 Jan 2021, so the earliest date that paper application could be submitted in 2021 is 07 Jan 2021. There is no barrier for online applications.

    Let’s say if the lodgements are equally distributed.
    * For paper applications: there were 17 working days in Jan 2021 and 20 working days in Feb 2021. That’s around 72 paper applications submitted a day.
    * For online applications: (1,819 + 1,582) / (31 + 28) = 58 applications submitted a day.

    What about processing speed? We don’t have the latest data, but using the number paper applications processed from April to August 2021, they could process 501 per month. Speed seems to improve lately, so let’s say 30%, which brings it to 650 a month.

    So if we are lucky, by Xmas they could clear the remaining Jan 2021 backlog and get into early Feb 2021.

    Note online applications seem to be processed much faster than this, from what’s been posted here.

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    So essentially there are more paper applications coming in than going out.

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    Can anyone shed some light on this. When the presence calculator says a person currently not met the presence requirement but "check again in January 2022". What does that mean usually? will there be more a more defined date given in January? Thanks.

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    It doesn't mean anything, just that you currently don't meet the criteria. You could meet them tomorrow and still get this message today.

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    This page updated yesterday. Processing times are still the same (but not going up at least) and the oldest application being processed is from January 2020.
    https://www.govt.nz/browse/passports...on-timeframes/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorLiggs View Post
    This page updated yesterday. Processing times are still the same (but not going up at least) and the oldest application being processed is from January 2020.
    https://www.govt.nz/browse/passports...on-timeframes/
    Thanks for the update!

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    It’s Jan 2021, homies. Not Jan 2020.

    We all know that already anyway, what we want to know is the specific date that they are working on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l00k View Post
    Itís Jan 2021, homies. Not Jan 2020.

    We all know that already anyway, what we want to know is the specific date that they are working on.
    Woops

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    New OIA released today.

    https://fyi.org.nz/request/17466-abo...incoming-67651

    a) I can confirm that as at 22 November 2021, the citizenship trained staff are processing paper applications that were received in early January 2021.
    b) I can confirm that as at 22 November 2021, the citizenship trained staff are processing online applications that were received in mid-January 2021

    ^ This info is 1 week old, and we already know… not that useful.

    Now in terms of backlog:

    * Paper applications backlog has now reduced to:
    - Jan 2021: 328 unallocated (previously 831)
    - Feb 2021: 591 unallocated (previously 919)

    I don’t actually know how the Department allocate this? I’d expect they have to clear all Jan applications before moving to Feb applications, but now some 300 Feb had been allocated as well even though there are still 328 unallocated Jan applications??!

    * Online applications backlog has now reduced to:
    - Jan 2021: 533 unallocated (down from 1,819) - so look like a huge effort focusing on clearing Jan online applications.
    - Feb 2021: 1,557 unallocated (down from 1,582) - so 25 online Feb 2021 had been allocated, jumping the queue of 533 unallocated Jan online applications.

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