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Thread: Citizenship timeline in 2023

  1. #11
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    Hi Dich,
    Congratulations! That was quick. Any update from ceremony department?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dich View Post
    Applied early February 2023 and approved a month later in March 2023
    Based in Auckland and waiting for the ceremony invite
    Do you know why some people wait for 12 months to get their citizenship approved but some people including your situation got their citizenship approved after a month? How come there is such difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by potatoqueen View Post
    Do you know why some people wait for 12 months to get their citizenship approved but some people including your situation got their citizenship approved after a month? How come there is such difference?
    The Citizenship Office has implemented automated checking of citizenship applications. The ones who are approved quickly are those where said automated checks pass. The ones who take longer are those where not all of those automated checks pass: these then require manual processing (someone needs to investigate why that check failed, and if the applicant does clearly meet the citizenship requirements or needs to be presented to the Minister of Internal Affairs as an individual submission), and the Citizenship Office does not have infinite human resources.

    See more information here, which may answer your question in more detail.
    Last edited by Kelerei; 22nd March 2023 at 06:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thonfranc View Post
    I applied 17 February 2023 online as well and no updates to date…
    Update: Received a good news tonight! My application has been approved after 1 month and 1 week. Citizenship ceremony next…

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    congrats thonfranc, I also applied on Feb, yesterday my application approved after 1 month 2 days. but there is no Citizenship ceremony details.

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    Congratulations thonfranc and balam. Good to hear that at least Automated checks are making a big difference. But in my case I'm sure it will take time as i did name change last month just before applying the application. Anyone had name change issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by balam View Post
    congrats thonfranc, I also applied on Feb, yesterday my application approved after 1 month 2 days. but there is no Citizenship ceremony details.
    Thanks balam, congrats too. The email mentioned that ceremony team will contact us within 1 - 4 months for ceremony details (date and venue)

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    Congratulations to you guys!
    Hope you receive ceremonies email soon.

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    Citizenship approved today . Now waiting for ceremony.
    Applied on 10th March, even tho i had name change issue still it processed pretty quick.
    Now waiting for ceremony and thinking to email them to put me on any next one as my current country passport is already expired.

    Best of luck to all

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