Australian Citizenship Processing Update

The latest figures released by the Department of Home Affairs indicate the waiting time for Australian Citizenship has dropped by ten per cent.

The time period from lodgement to citizenship ceremony (by conferral) has dropped for 75 per cent of applications from 20 months to 18 months.

For 90 per cent of applications, though, it remains unchanged at 23 months.

The Department has attributed the reduction in waiting time to a range of reforms implemented to streamline the process with the number of people approved as #Australian Citizens between 1 July 2018 and 30 April 2019 is around double the number approved in the same period last year.

Despite the drop in the waiting time and an increase in the number of approvals, there were 221,859 applications in the queue as of 26 May 2019.

With a high level of focus on the Australian Citizenship program, the number of applications waiting for an outcome is expected to continue to reduce.

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