Australian Visa Processing Times

Australia’s Department of Home Affairs has upgraded its Visa Processing times.

Regional visas are being processed on faster basis to get more and more immigrants to live and work in Regional Australia. (All areas of Australia except Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are considered ‘Regional’)

Monthly updates are expected to get an indicative time frame of processing a visa application.

An application is assessed on case by case by basis, and hence an individual’s case may change on the basis of circumstances, like:

  • An Incomplete application
  • Request for Additional Information
  • How soon the checks can be conducted on submitted supporting documents
  • How quickly the external agencies respond particularly for medical check- ups, Police Clearance Certificates and National security requirements
  • How many spots are available for a permanent residency visa application

 

Hence, it is important to send in complete applications to avoid any delays in Visa processing.

Visa Application processing times for the most popular visa categories are as below:

Last updated: 20 May 2020 (for month ending 30 April 2020)

No VISA Subclass and Category 90% of Visas processed in:
1 100 – Partner (SC 100) 27 months
2 143 – Contributory Parent visa (offshore) (SC 143) About 4 years
3 155 – Resident Return Visa (SC 155) 39 days
4 186 – Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)(SC186) About 5-7 months
5 189 – Skilled Independent PR(SC 189) 14 months
6 190 – State Nominated PR(SC190) 7 months
7 300 – Prospective Marriage (SC 300) Unknown, low numbers
8 407 – Training Visa (SC 407) 4 months
9 417 – Working Holiday visa (SC 417) 77 days
10 482 – Skilled Temporary Work (SC 482) 48-62 days
11 482 – Company sponsorships (SC 482) 52 days
12 482 – Company nominations (SC 482) 38 days
13 485 – Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) 3-5 months
14 491 – Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 491) (State Nominated) 76 days
15 491 – Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa (SC 491) (Family Sponsored) 71 days
16 500 – Student visa (SC 500) 4-6 months
17 600 – Visitor (SC 600) 48 days
18 600 – Visitor (SC 600) (Family-Sponsored Tourist Visa) 83 days
19 801 – Partner (SC 801) 19 months
20 820 – Partner (SC 820)

(Provisional 2 years)

28 months
21 858 – Distinguished Talent (SC 858) 50 days
22 864 – Contributory Parent Visa onshore (SC 864) 52 months
23 887 – Skilled Regional PR (SC 887) 24 months

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