Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Can I please know how long are the applicants who received their Citizenship approval on 1 April 2021 expected to wait for citizenship ceremony in Willoughby Council?

Yours faithfully,

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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FOI Request: FA 21/10/00220
File Number: OBJ2021/29943

Dear A,

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 5 October 2021 seeking access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

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You have requested access to the following:
Can I please know how long are the applicants who received their Citizenship approval on 1 April 2021 expected to wait for citizenship ceremony in Willoughby Council?

Your request was received by the Department on 5 October 2021 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 21/10/00220 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.
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Freedom of Information
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Dear A



FOI Request FA 21/10/00220


I refer to your FOI request received on 5 October 2021, seeking access to
the following:


How long are applicants expected to wait for a citizenship ceremony in
Willoughby Council who have received their citizenship approval on 1 April


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


This request has now been closed.






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FOI Decision Maker

FOI and Records Management Branch

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