Jose Daniel Salgado

Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I would like to request the number of applicants with approved citizenship applications who are waiting for a citizenship ceremony date in Brisbane City Council, Queensland.

Additionally, I would like to request the estimated date to receive the invitation to the ceremony for the people that received approval during march and april 2021.

Yours faithfully,

Jose Daniel Salgado

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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In reply please quote:
FOI Request: FA 22/01/00592
File Number: OBJ2022/1337

Dear Jose Daniel Salgado

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 13 January 2022 seeking access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

Scope of request

You have requested access to the following:

I would like to request the number of applicants with approved citizenship applications who are waiting for a citizenship ceremony date in Brisbane City Council, Queensland.
Additionally, I would like to request the estimated date to receive the invitation to the ceremony for the people that received approval during march and april 2021.

Your request was received by the Department on 13 January 2022 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 22/01/00592. Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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In reply, please quote:

Client Name:     Salgado, Jose Daniel

FOI Request:    FA 22/01/00592

File Number:     OBJ2022/1337

FOI due date:   12 February 2022

 

Dear Jose Daniel Salgado,

 

Request for an extension of time:

 

This correspondence refers to an access request received by the Department
of Home Affairs (‘the Department’) under the Freedom of Information Act
1982 (the FOI Act) on 13 January 2022 seeking access to:

 

I would like to request the number of applicants with approved citizenship
applications who are waiting for a citizenship ceremony date in Brisbane
City Council, Queensland.

 

Additionally, I would like to request the estimated date to receive the
invitation to the ceremony for the people that received approval during
march and april 2021.

 

Timeframe for processing your request:

The FOI Act provides a statutory period for processing your request of 30
calendar days unless an extension of time is agreed to, or provided for,
under a provision of the FOI Act.

 

The due date for a decision on your request is 12 February 2022.

 

Request for an extension of time:

Unfortunately, the search and retrieval of documents related to the scope
of your request is taking longer than anticipated. The Department
therefore seeks your agreement (under section 15AA of the FOI Act) to
extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 30 days. The
additional time will support completing this process, and assist us in
making a decision on access within statutory timeframes.

 

If you agree to the extension of time please advise the Department before
9 February 2022 close of business, by email at: [1][Department of Home Affairs request email].

 

For more information on section 15AA and the FOI Act:

[2]The Australian Information Commissioner FOI Guidelines

[3]Freedom of Information Act 1982

 

 

Thank you for taking the time to consider my request and I look forward to
hearing from you.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Karen

Position: 60114871

Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information & Records Management Branch | Data Division

Strategy and National Resilience Group

Department of Home Affairs

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Jose Daniel Salgado

Dear FOI,

I accept the time extension for you to deliver the adecuate answer to my query. I am a worried due to in the letter I received states that if I am not called for a citizenship ceremony my applicatio might be cancelled, and we do not want that to happen.

appreciate your effort and understanding

Yours sincerely,

Jose Daniel Salgado

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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In reply please quote:

FOI Request: FA22/01/00592

File Number: OBJ2022/1337

 

Dear Jose Daniel Salgado,

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 13 January 2022. You have
requested access to:

 

I would like to request the number of applicants with approved citizenship
applications who are waiting for a citizenship ceremony date in Brisbane
City Council, Queensland.

Additionally, I would like to request the estimated date to receive the
invitation to the ceremony for the people that received approval during
march and april 2021.

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please find attached a
decision record and any documents released under the FOI Act.  

This request has been closed in our system.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Joanne

FOI Decision Maker | FOI Section

FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division

Strategy and National Resilience Group

E:[1][Department of Home Affairs request email]

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