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Citizenship grants

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

9

0

2013

3617

13

23

1

2014

3953

23

20

1

2015

4007

28

12

0

2016

4002

23

28

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.