Freedom of Information Access request - number (count) of citizenship applicants

The request was refused by Department of Home Affairs.

Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Can you please provide number (count) of citizenship applicants who haven’t receive any interview/test date since lodgement of applications on or before 21/03/2020. Can you please provide further breakdown of aforementioned list by country of origin and visa subclass held by applicants before lodgement of citizenship application.

Yours faithfully,

FOI Requester

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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FOI Request:    FA 21/02/00544
File Number:    OBJ2021/5513  
Dear FOI requester
Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request
I refer to your correspondence received on 5 February 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:
Number (count) of citizenship applicants who haven’t receive any
interview/test date since lodgement of applications on or before
21/03/2020. Can you please provide further breakdown of aforementioned
list by country of origin and visa subclass held by applicants before
lodgement of citizenship application.
Your request was received by the Department on 5 February 2021 and has
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Dear FOI Requester

 

FOI Request FA 21/02/00544

 

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

 

Number (count) of citizenship applicants who haven’t receive any
interview/test date since lodgement of applications on or before
21/03/2020. Can you please provide further breakdown of aforementioned
list by country of origin and visa subclass held by applicants before
lodgement of citizenship application.

 

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.

 

 

Kind Regards

 

Position No: 60094799 (SH)

FOI Officer | Freedom of Information Section

Department of Home Affairs

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