Sizable Decline in Processing Time to Obtain Citizenship in Australia

June 17, 2019
Based on the data of the Australian Home Affairs Department the time to process applications seeking Australian citizenship was reduced by 10 percent during 2019. 

Sizable Decline in Processing Time to Obtain Citizenship in Australia

Achieving Substantial Progress

It has moreover, confirmed that the number of approvals in citizenship increased between 1st July 2018 and 30th April 2019, was close to 200% in comparison to the similar period during the previous year. Furthermore, this development means that 75% of all applications will have a processing period of just 18 months as against 20 months earlier. The calculation of this time is based on the period when the applicant submits the times and the time it takes for conferring the citizenship.

The Department monitors that the reduction in this waiting time is happened due to the implementation of the government reforms. The aim of their introduction was streamlining the application process to get the Australian citizenship without any compromise towards national security and the integrity of the process of application. 

Backlog of Applications

Presently, 220,000 citizenship applications are waiting in the processing stage. Moreover, comparatively this figure is low to the same time last year. At that time it was 2, 50,000. The reason is reduction of time in the processing stage. The Department also has a hope regarding further reduction of time for the pending applications in the future.

Additionally, between 1 July 2018 and 30 April 2019 The number for citizenship by conferral including the children below 16 years seeking citizenship in the general eligibility situations was 110,543. Applying for Immigration by using the PR programs is the surest way to get the Australian citizenship. Australia offers several benefits of the top quality of living and several opportunities to grow a successful career. Finally the quality of education and healthcare is world class.

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