Citizenship Processing Times May 2021


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Australian citizenship by conferral Processing Times.

The following processing times relate to Citizenship application stages that reached a decision in May 2021.

From date of application to decision:  75% took under 13 months and 10% took over 15 months.

From date of approval to ceremony: 75% took under 6 months and 10% took over 7 months.

From date of application to ceremony: 75% took under 19 months and 10% took over 22 months.

A ‘decision’ includes applications that have been approved, refused, withdrawn and those that cannot be considered (invalid).

20,087 citizenship by conferral applications were finalised in May 2021.

With 140,798 applications for Australian citizenship by conferral waiting in the pipeline at 30th April 2021, and 14,108 new applications received between 1 May 2021 and 30 May 2021, this added up to 154,906 existing and new applications.
The number in the pipeline at 31 May 2021 had reduced to 134,819.
This means they finalised 20,087 citizenship by conferral applications in May 2021.


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Increase in Citizenship Applications.

There were 14,108 applications for Australian citizenship by conferral received between 1 May 2021 and 30 May 2021.
There were 13,011 applications for Australian citizenship by conferral received between 1 April 2021 and 30 April 2021.

Reduction in Citizenship Applications on hand.

There were 134,819 applications for Australian citizenship by conferral waiting in the pipeline at 31st May 2021.
There were 140,798 applications for Australian citizenship by conferral waiting in the pipeline at 30th April 2021.

Changes in Australian citizenship by conferral pipeline:

134,819 at 31 May 2021
140,798 at 30 Apr 2021
163,926 at 30 Sep 2019
198,477 at 31 Jul 2019
221,695 at 31 May 2019
236,694 at 31 Dec 2018
244,765 at 30 Jun 2018
80,562 at 30 Jun 2017

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