With an intention of providing more accessibility for citizenship tests in regional provinces, a partnership was made by immigration department of Australia with Human Services and Border Protection department. This new partnership aids an immigrant to easily get through the citizenship test and to enhance its services to a resident who is outside countries capital cities.
Medicare and Centrelink confirm the individuality of a client by testing and facilitating interviews locally who wishes to apply for an Australian nationality. DIBP gives the final confirmation on the citizenship request. Earlier all the DIBP employees would tour the regional provinces periodically and used to deliver the tests for citizenship with the support of Medicare and Centrelink offices. Even though this approach has good demand, all the applicants have to wait for long duration till adequate number of requests have been lodged.
The new provincial delivery plan that has been put forth in the year 2012 by DIBP and DHS attained fine success and all the clients stood in favor of them. Executive of citizenship programme, Elizah Abdul-Hamid revealed that this new model would aid the country in promotion of its citizenships. Currently, they have nearly 270 applications in hand from 29 remote and regional centres.
Being competent, this new delivery model would also proffer regular, streamlined, weekly and consistent services to its potential clients by removing the safety and health problems involved with the officers of DIBP touring long distances.