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Australia citizenship approvals increase by 88% in one year

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A new report released by the Australia Immigration Department of Home Affairs(DHA) shows that there has been a significant rise in the number of Australia citizenship applications approved in one year. The report has further revealed that the processing time for the approval of citizenship applications has come down and the backlog of applications has also reduced.
Between 1st July 2018 and 31st May 2019, Australia approved more than 132,000 citizenship applications. The number is indeed high compared to 70,000 applications that were approved during the same period last year. Australia citizenship approvals increased by 88 percent during the past one year, says the report.
Australia’s Immigration Minister David Coleman attributes this increase in citizenship approvals to the reforms implemented by the Department of Home Affairs, Australia. These reforms included setting up task forces to deal with complicated citizenship cases and enhanced online systems with automated processes to customize the application process. Besides, the Australian government invested $9 million to recruit and train extra staff for ensuring more efficient processing of citizenship applications.
The new reforms have resulted in backlog of Australia citizenship applications coming down from 250,000 in last year to almost 222,800 this year. This is expected to reduce further in the future. The Department of Home Affairs has also revealed that the processing time for 75% of the applications has come down from 20 months in April 2019 to 16 months in June 2019.
However, despite the reduction in wait time and increase in the number of approvals, the number of Australia citizenship applications waiting for approval is still above 200000. The number of pending applications as of May 31st is 221,695, according to DHA. But the increase in number of citizenship approvals and reduction in the processing time of applications has given more confidence and hope to prospective Australian immigrants.
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