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Citizenship ceremony wait times and number of applicant awaiting ceremony for Brisbane City Council

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I would like to know the total number of citizenship applicants from the Brisbane City Council that are waiting for their citizenship ceremony. The requested time period is from 1 June 2021 to 20 September 2021. Please send the total number of applicants that were waiting and what the current wait time is for applicants who have been approved and now only awaiting a ceremony.

Yours faithfully,

Isaac

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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FOI Request: FA 21/09/00920
File Number: OBJ2021/28860

Dear Isaac,

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 21 September 2021 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 know the total number of citizenship applicants from the Brisbane City Council that are waiting for their citizenship ceremony. The requested time period is from 1 June 2021 to 20 September 2021. Please send the total number of applicants that were waiting and what the current wait time is for applicants who have been approved and now only awaiting a ceremony..

Your request was received by the Department on 21 September 2021 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 21/09/00920 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.
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Dear Isaac,

 

FOI request FA 21/09/00920

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 21 September 2021, seeking access
to the following:

I would like to know the total number of citizenship applicants from the
Brisbane City Council that are waiting for their citizenship ceremony. The
requested time period is from 1 June 2021 to 20 September 2021. Please
send the total number of applicants that were waiting and what the current
wait time is for applicants who have been approved and now only awaiting a
ceremony..

 

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

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Matthew

FOI Officer (APS6) | Position number: 60067441

Freedom of Information Section

Department of Home Affairs

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

 

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