Visa Application Processing Times Australia

No.Visa NameStream (if available)50% of applications processed in90% of applications processed in
1Adoption visa (subclass 102)6 months20 months
2Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888)Business Innovation21 months35 months
3Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888)Investor10 months29 months
4Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888)Significant Investor17 months34 months
5Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)Business Innovation33 months50 months
6Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)Business Innovation Extension17 months19 months
7Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)Investor39 months46 months
8Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)Significant Investor19 months25 months
9Business Talent visa (subclass 132)Significant Business History43 months51 months
10Child visa (subclass 101)16 months29 months
11Child visa (subclass 802)14 months23 months
12Dependent Child visa (subclass 445)14 months19 months
13Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)Agreement Pathway6 months15 months
14Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)Direct Entry Pathway89 days10 months
15Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)Transition Pathway8 months11 months
16eVisitor visa (subclass 651)Less than 1 dayLess than 1 day
17Five Year Resident Return visa (subclass 155)Less than 1 day36 days
18Global Talent visa (subclass 858)Distinguished Talent28 months33 months
19Global Talent visa (subclass 858)Global Talent Pathway8 months12 months
20Maritime Crew Visa (subclass 988)Less than 1 day4 days
21Medical Treatment visa (subclass 602)3 days84 days
22New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) visa (subclass 461)59 days4 months
23Orphan Relative visa (subclass 117)59 months117 months
24Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309)13 months32 months
25Partner visa (subclass 100)11 months45 months
26Partner visa (subclass 801)9 months19 months
27Partner visa (subclass 820)11 months44 months
28Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) (subclass 191)Regional Provisional Visa83 days90 days
29Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300)14 months43 months
30Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187)Transition Pathway12 months19 months
31Skilled - Independent visa (subclass 189)New Zealand19 months30 months
32Skilled - Independent visa (subclass 189)Points-Tested67 days14 months
33Skilled - Nominated visa (subclass 190)11 months12 months
34Skilled - Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476)32 months42 months
35Skilled - Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)First Provisional45 months52 months
36Skilled - Regional visa (subclass 887)56 days6 months
37Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494)Employer Sponsored78 days4 months
38Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494)Labour Agreement82 days5 months
39Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)Family Sponsored Regional10 months19 months
40Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)State/Territory Government Nominated Regional9 months12 months
41Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 870)Sponsorship74 days4 months
42Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa (subclass 870)Visa Application63 days5 months
43Student Guardian visa (subclass 590)63 days4 months
44Student visa (subclass 500)Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector5 days40 days
45Student visa (subclass 500)Higher Education Sector25 days68 days
46Student visa (subclass 500)Independent ELICOS Sector21 days61 days
47Student visa (subclass 500)Non-Award Sector44 days49 days
48Student visa (subclass 500)Postgraduate Research Sector22 days79 days
49Student visa (subclass 500)Schools Sector64 days4 months
50Student visa (subclass 500)Vocational Education and Training Sector76 days5 months
51Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408)Australian Government Endorsed Events66 days3 months
52Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408)Entertainment Activities12 days21 days
53Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408)Exchange Arrangements15 days70 days
54Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408)Invited for Other Social and Cultural Activity3 days12 days
55Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408)Religious Work42 days75 days
56Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408)Research Activities35 days52 days
57Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408)Special Programs13 days31 days
58Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408)Sporting Activities7 days27 days
59Temporary Activity visa (subclass 408)Superyacht Crew3 days14 days
60Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)Graduate Work5 months6 months
61Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)Post-Study Work53 days82 days
62Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)Labour Agreement30 days81 days
63Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)Medium-term29 days75 days
64Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)Nomination5 days34 days
65Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)Short-term29 days72 days
66Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)Sponsorship5 days71 days
67Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403)Domestic Worker (Diplomatic or Consular)18 days4 months
68Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403)Foreign Government Agency10 days52 days
69Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403)Government Agreement6 days36 days
70Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403)Pacific Australia Labour Mobility Scheme7 days15 days
71Temporary Work (International Relations) visa (subclass 403)Privileges and Immunities8 days33 days
72Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400)7 days20 days
73Three Month Resident Return visa (subclass 157)22 days80 days
74Training visa (subclass 407)23 days90 days
75Transit visa (subclass 771)4 days17 days
76Visitor visa (subclass 600)Business Visitor6 days14 days
77Visitor visa (subclass 600)Sponsored Family34 days66 days
78Visitor visa (subclass 600)Tourist8 days25 days
79Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462)21 days51 days
80Working Holiday visa (subclass 417)Less than 1 day22 days

Factors Influencing Application Processing Times

Our review of applications is unique to each case, and the duration needed to process applications can differ due to several factors, including:

  • the completeness of your application, including all required supporting documents,
  • your speed in responding to requests for further details,
  • the time required to conduct necessary verifications on the provided supporting information,
  • the duration needed to obtain additional data from external bodies, particularly concerning health, character, and national security criteria,
  • the number of available spots in the migration program for permanent migration visa applications,
  • the time it takes to participate in a Citizenship Ceremony or to receive a Citizenship Certificate for citizenship applications.

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