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2020 Citizenship Numbers Drop Due To COVID-19

2020 Citizenship Numbers Drop Due To COVID-19
New Zealand welcomed 31,870 new citizens in 2020, down from 44,413 in 2019. The decrease is due to the effects of COVID-19, says Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs as it released new data today. Australia is still the most common ...

Scoop i Politics 2020 Citizenship Numbers Drop Due To COVID-19 New Zealand welcomed 31,870 new citizens in 2020, down from 44,413 in 2019.Australia is still the most common country of birth for people born outside New Zealand to gain citizenship.Just over 5,200 Aussies became Kiwis in 2020, either because they had a parent who is a citizen or they migrated to New Zealand.Or people can become citizens ‘by descent’ – they have a parent who was born in New Zealand – or ‘by grant’ where they have migrated to New Zealand and applied for citizenship.

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