Between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2018, a total of 18,248 people were granted New Zealand citizenship.

The table below provides the number of applications considered for a grant of citizenship under section 9(1)(c) from 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2018. 

Citizenship grants

2018 figures

Released 27 March 2019:

Citizenship grants made under section 9(1)(c)

Between 1 July 2018 and 31 December 2018, a total of 14,133 people were approved to be granted New Zealand citizenship. This brings the total for the year to 32,381.The table below provides the number of applications considered for a grant of citizenship under section 9(1)(c) from 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018. 

Date range

Number considered

Approved

Not approved

1 July 2018 and 31 December 2018

46

41

5

Types of Section 9(1)(c) applications

The table below details the standard requirements that were not met for consideration under section 9(1)(c).  

Requirement(s) not met

Number   considered

Approved

Not approved

Presence not met due to applying early

7

6

1

Presence not met due to travel – work related

19

19

0

Presence not met due to travel – non-work related

9

7

2

Presence not met due to travel – work related and   travel – non-work related

1

1

0

Intention to reside not met

1

0

1

Presence and intention not met

1

0

1

Good character not met

1

1

0

Full capacity* not met

7

7

0

TOTALS

46

41

5

The data is grouped by calendar year based on when an application was considered by the Minister of Internal Affairs or their delegate. These figures have been manually compiled and therefore may be subject to error.

*As defined in the Citizenship Act 1977, a person shall be deemed to be of full capacity if not of unsound mind.

2018 figures

Released 7 August 2018:

Citizenship grants made under section 9(1)(c)

Between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2018, a total of 18,248 people were granted New Zealand citizenship.

The table below provides the number of applications considered for a grant of citizenship under section 9(1)(c) from 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2018.   

Date range

Number considered

Approved

Not approved

1 January 2018 and 30 June 2018

47

38

9

Types of Section 9(1)(c) applications

The table below details the standard requirements that were not met for consideration under section 9(1)(c). 

Requirement(s) not met

Number considered

Approved

Not approved

Presence not met due to applying early

8

5

3

Presence not met due to travel – work related

17

17

0

Presence not met due to travel – non-work related

9

7

2

Entitlement to reside and presence not met

2

1

1

Presence and intention not met

2

1

1

Intention to reside and Good character not met

1

0

1

Sufficient knowledge of the English language not met

1

0

1

Full capacity*  not met

6

6

0

TOTALS

47

38

9

 The data is grouped by calendar year based on when an application was considered by the Minister of Internal Affairs or their delegate. These figures have been manually compiled and therefore may be subject to error.

*As defined in the Citizenship Act 1977, a person shall be deemed to be of full capacity if not of unsound mind.

2017 figures

Released 15 March 2018:

Citizenship grants made under section 9(1)(c)

Between 1 July 2017 and 31 December 2017, a total of 19,409 people were granted New Zealand citizenship.

The table below provides the number of applications considered for a grant of citizenship under section 9(1)(c) from 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017. 

Date range

Number considered

Approved

Not approved

1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017

47

30

17

Types of Section 9(1)(c) applications

The table below details the standard requirements that were not met for consideration under section 9(1)(c). 

Requirement(s) not met

Number considered

Approved

Not approved

Presence not met due to applying early

6

1

5

Presence not met due to travel – work related

18

18

0

Presence not met due to travel – non-work related

2

2

0

Entitlement to reside and presence not met

2

2

0

Presence and intention not met

6

2

4

Entitlement to reside and intention not met

1

0

1

Presence, entitlement to reside and intention not met

1

0

1

Intention not met

0

1

Good character not met

6

1

5

Full capacity not met

4

4

0

TOTALS

47

30

17

The data is grouped by calendar year based on when an application was considered by the Minister of Internal Affairs or their delegate. These figures have been manually compiled and therefore may be subject to error.

*As defined in the Citizenship Act 1977, a person shall be deemed to be of full capacity if not of unsound mind.

See earlier releases of the information above: August 2017 release

See also: Statistics for New Zealand Citizenship and Summary deprivation volumes

Grants under section 9 

Released 15 March 2018:

2017 citizenship grants made under sections 9(1)(a), 9(1)(b), 9(1)(c) and 9(1)(d)

The table below provides the number of grants made under sections 9(1)(a), 9(1)(b), 9(1)(c) and 9(1)(d) for the calendar year 2017.  The data has been manually compiled and may be subject to human error.

Year

9(1)(a)

9(1)(b)

9(1)(c)

9(1)(d)

2017

4196

30

43

0

Released 23 February 2017:

2008 - 2011 citizenship grants made under sections 9(1)(a), 9(1)(b), 9(1)(c) and 9(1)(d)

The table below provides the number of grants made under sections 9(1)(a), 9(1)(b), 9(1)(c) and 9(1)(d) for each calendar year between 2008 and 2011.  The data has been grouped by calendar year based on when an application was approved by the Minister of Internal Affairs. The data has been manually compiled and may be subject to human error.

Year

9(1)(a)

9(1)(b)

9(1)(c)

9(1)(d)

2008

3700

0

13

0

2009

2597

6

11

2

2010

1963

4

12

1

2011

2716

3

10

1

2012 - 2016 citizenship grants made under sections 9(1)(a), 9(1)(b), 9(1)(c) and 9(1)(d)

The table below provides the number of grants made under sections 9(1)(a), 9(1)(b), 9(1)(c) and 9(1)(d) for each calendar year between 2012 and 2016.  The data is grouped by calendar year based on when an application was approved by the Minister of Internal Affairs. The data has been manually compiled and may be subject to human error.

Year

9(1)(a)

9(1)(b)

9(1)(c)

9(1)(d)

2012

3629

12

24

0

2013

3617

13

36

1

2014

3953

23

23

1

2015

4007

28

20

0

2016

4002

23

29

1

Applicants who are under the age of 16 years are assessed under section 9(1)(a).

On average, approximately 30,000 people are granted New Zealand citizenship each year.

Released: 11 August 2017

Citizenship grants made under section 9(1)(c)

Between 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2017, a total of 17,041 people were granted New Zealand citizenship.

The table below provides the number of applications considered for a grant of citizenship under section 9(1)(c) from 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2017. 

Date range

Number considered

Approved

Not approved

1 January 2017 to 30 June 2017

32

13

19

Types of Section 9(1)(c) applications

The table below details the standard requirements that were not met for consideration under section 9(1)(c). 

Requirement(s) not met

Number considered

Approved

Not approved

Presence not met due to applying early

6

1

5

Presence not met due to travel – work related

6

6

0

Presence not met due to travel – non-work related

4

2

2

Presence not met due to being primarily based overseas

4

1

3

Presence not met and intention not clearly met

3

0

3

Entitlement to reside and intention

1

0

1

Presence, entitlement to reside and intention not met

1

0

1

Good character not met

4

0

4

Full capacity not met

3

3

0

TOTALS

32

13

19

The data is based on when an application was considered by the Minister of Internal Affairs or r delegate. These figures have been manually compiled and therefore may be subject to error.

Citizenship grants made under section 9(1)(c)

Between 1 July 2018 and 31 December 2018, a total of 14,133 people were approved to be granted New Zealand citizenship. This brings the total for the year to 32,381.The table below provides the number of applications considered for a grant of citizenship under section 9(1)(c) from 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018.