Number of people waiting for citizenship ceremonies in bayside council nsw as of 30 june 2021

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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 Bayside Council, NSW. Please consider only applicants who were approved on or before 30/06/2021.

Further, if it is possible, I would also like to know how often Australian citizenship ceremonies will be online for those waiting for a ceremony. Thank you very much. I really appreciate it.

Yours faithfully,

Waqar

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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FOI Request: FA 21/08/00360
File Number: OBJ2021/24714

Dear Waqar

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request
I refer to your correspondence received on 8 August 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:

the number of citizenship applicants who are waiting to complete the citizenship ceremony, residing in Bayside Council, NSW. Please consider only applicants who were approved on or before 30/06/2021.

Further, if it is possible, I would also like to know how often Australian citizenship ceremonies will be online for those waiting for a ceremony.

The following will not be processed as part of this request, below are the reasons.

Further, if it is possible, I would also like to know how often Australian citizenship ceremonies will be online for those waiting for a ceremony.

The Freedom of Information Act 1982 provides a right to obtain access to “a document of an agency”. As such, it is not possible for the Department to provide responses to questions under the FOI Act.

Your request was received by the Department on 8 August 2021 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 21/08/00360 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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Michael
Position number: 60028261
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Freedom of Information
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Client Name:     Waqar

FOI Request:    FA 21/08/00360

File Number:     OBJ2021/24714

FOI due date:    7 September 2021

 

Dear Waqar

 

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 8 August 2021, seeking access to:

 

the number of citizenship applicants who are waiting to complete the
citizenship ceremony, residing in Bayside Council, NSW. Please consider
only applicants who were approved on or before 30/06/2021.

 

Further, if it is possible, I would also like to know how often Australian
citizenship ceremonies will be online for those waiting for a ceremony.

 

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 7 September 2021.

 

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
2 September 2021 close of business, by email at:
[1][Department of Home Affairs request email].

 

If you are unable or unwilling to provide an extension of time you are not
required to respond to this 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,

 

 

Adelie

Position: 60114871

Assistant Director | Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information & Records Management Branch | Data Division

Strategy & Law Enforcement Group

Department of Home Affairs

E: [4][Department of Home Affairs request email]

 

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to reply the request from home affairs on the 30 Aug 2021 to give extension, I am happy to give extension for 30 days for my request.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/n...

Yours faithfully,

Waqar

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Dear Waqar

 

FOI request FA 21/08/00360

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 8 August 2021, seeking access to
the following:

 

I would like to know the number of citizenship applicants who are waiting
to complete the citizenship ceremony, residing in Bayside Council, NSW.
Please consider only applicants who were approved on or before 30/06/2021.

 

Further, if it is possible, I would also like to know how often Australian
citizenship ceremonies will be online for those waiting for a ceremony.

 

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

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Kel

Position No: 60100052

Freedom of Information (FOI) Section

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division

Strategy & Law Enforcement Group

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

Department of Home Affairs | [2]www.homeaffairs.gov.au

 

 

 

 

 

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