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Number of citizenship applicants in Sydney metro councils who are waiting for citizenship ceremony

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I would like to know the number of citizenship applicants who are waiting to complete the citizenship ceremony, residing in Sydney metro councils (listed below). Please consider only applicants who were approved on or before 31/01/2021. Also, please split the numbers by the council.

(if you require a 30 day extension after initial 30 days of request, I am ok with it)

Councils:

Bayside Council, NSW

Hornsby shire, NSW

City of Penrith, NSW

City of Willoughby, NSW

North Sydney Council, NSW

City of Campbelltown, NSW

City of Liverpool, NSW

Northern beaches council, NSW

City of Parramatta, NSW

City of Ryde, NSW

City of Sydney, NSW

City of Randwick, NSW

Cumberland city council, NSW

Lane Cove Council, NSW

Municipality of Woollahra, NSW

Municipality of Waverley, NSW

Camden Council, NSW

Inner West Council, NSW

City of Canterbury-Bankstown, NSW

City of Fairfield, NSW

Georges River council, NSW

Ku-ring-gai Council, NSW

Central Coast Council, NSW

City of Hawkesbury, NSW

The Hills Shire, NSW

Please let me know if you need further details on this request.

Yours faithfully,
Jamun

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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In reply please quote:
FOI Request: FA 21/03/00834
File Number: OBJ2021/9119

Dear Lab

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 10 March 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 number of citizenship applicants who are waiting to complete the citizenship ceremony, residing in Sydney metro councils (listed below). Please consider only applicants who were approved on or before 31/01/2021. Also, please split the numbers by the council.

I would like to know the number of citizenship applicants residing in Sydney metro councils (listed below), who are approved and the number who have completed the citizenship ceremony.

Please group the numbers by council and month & year of approval (starting from applicants with approval date on or after 01-June-2020 till present date)

Bayside Council, NSW
Hornsby shire, NSW
City of Penrith, NSW
City of Willoughby, NSW
North Sydney Council, NSW
City of Campbelltown, NSW
City of Liverpool, NSW
Northern beaches council, NSW
City of Parramatta, NSW
City of Ryde, NSW
City of Sydney, NSW
City of Randwick, NSW
Cumberland city council, NSW
Lane Cove Council, NSW
Municipality of Woollahra, NSW
Municipality of Waverley, NSW
Camden Council, NSW
Inner West Council, NSW
City of Canterbury-Bankstown, NSW
City of Fairfield, NSW
Georges River council, NSW
Ku-ring-gai Council, NSW
Central Coast Council, NSW
City of Hawkesbury, NSW
The Hills Shire, NSW

Please note, the Department received two requests from your on 10 March 2021. As these requests were received on the same day with similar scopes, FOI has merged the two requests into the one FOI request to assist in processing your request in a timely manner.

Your request was received by the Department on 10 March 2021 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 21/03/00834 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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Kind regards,

FOI Officer
Position Number: 60007069MS
Freedom of Information
Department of Home Affairs
E: [Department of Home Affairs request email]

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Dear FOI,

I am awaiting your response with regards to above query :

FOI Request: FA 21/03/00834
File Number: OBJ2021/9119

Kindly provide an update at the earliest

Yours sincerely,

Jamun Lab

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

Good morning,

Thank you for your email enquiring about the progress of your FOI request.

Please be advised that the Department is currently processing a large number of FOI requests. Our staff are working hard and the Department is committed to processing your request as quickly as possible.

A decision on access will be made on your request and you will be notified of this as soon as possible.

Kind regards,

FOI Officer
Position Number: 60007069MS
Freedom of Information
Department of Home Affairs
E: [Department of Home Affairs request email]

OFFICIAL

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