Global Visa Processing Time

 

Visa Stream 25% Of Visas Finalised 50% Of Visas Finalised 75% Of Visas Finalised 90% Of Visas Finalised Additional Information
100 – Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100) 12 Months 17 Months 20 Months 29 Months The processing time for a Permanent Partner visa (subclass 801 or 100) starts from the date of eligibility. This is 2 years after the combined subclass 820/801 or 309/100 visa application was lodged. We are processing some older and more complex Partner visa applications. These cases can take longer to finalise and impact our published processing times.

101 – Child (subclass 101) 6 Months 9 Months 14 Months 24 Months
102 – Adoption (subclass 102) 4 Months 8 Months 16 Months 22 Months
117 – Orphan Relative (subclass 117) 31 Months 57 Months 81 Months 114 Months
124 – Distinguished Talent (subclass 124) 29 Months 31 Months 32 Months 33 Months
132 – Business Talent (subclass 132) Significant Business History 30 Months 38 Months 40 Months 41 Months
132 – Business Talent (subclass 132) Venture Capital Entrepreneur Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
155 – Resident Return 5 Year (subclass 155) Less than 1 Day Less than 1 Day 6 Days 14 Days ​Generally, applications that meet the residence requirements will be processed within 5 working days from lodgement. Applications that do not meet the residence requirement will take longer to finalise.​
157 – Resident Return 3mth (subclass 157) Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
186 – Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) Direct Entry Pathway 4 Months 10 Months 11 Months 13 Months
186 – Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) Agreement Pathway 4 Months 7 Months 11 Months 11 Months
186 – Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) Transition Pathway 7 Months 10 Months 11 Months 14 Months
187 – Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (subclass 187) Direct Entry Pathway 34 Months 38 Months 55 Months 61 Months
187 – Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (subclass 187) Transition Pathway 11 Months 14 Months 17 Months 24 Months
188 – Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188) Business Innovation 15 Months 19 Months 33 Months 36 Months
188 – Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188) Investor 23 Months 38 Months 42 Months 44 Months
188 – Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188) Significant Investor 14 Months 17 Months 19 Months 22 Months
188 – Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188) Premium Investor Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
188 – Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188) Entrepreneur Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
188 – Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188) Business Innovation Extension 8 Months 10 Months 12 Months 14 Months

 

 

188 – Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188) Significant Investor Extension Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
189 – Skilled Independent (subclass 189) Points-Tested 4 Months 4 Months 5 Months 6 Months
189 – Skilled Independent (subclass 189) New Zealand 10 Months 16 Months 21 Months 25 Months
190 – Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) 63 Days 78 Days 4 Months 8 Months
300 – Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) 6 Months 11 Months 17 Months 35 Months
309 – Partner (Provisional) (subclass 309) 6 Months 10 Months 15 Months 29 Months The processing time for a Permanent Partner visa (subclass 801 or 100) starts from the date of eligibility. This is 2 years after the combined subclass 820/801 or 309/100 visa application was lodged. We are processing some older and more complex Partner visa applications. These cases can take longer to finalise and impact our published processing times.

400 – Temporary Work (short stay) (subclass 400) 6 Days 12 Days 19 Days 34 Days
403 – Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403) Government Agreement 2 Days 8 Days 16 Days 27 Days
403 – Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403) Foreign Government Agency 8 Days 18 Days 44 Days 6 Months
403 – Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403) Domestic Worker (Diplomatic or Consular) 64 Days 5 Months 16 Months 30 Months
403 – Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403) Privileges and Immunities 3 Days 6 Days 8 Days 4 Months
403 – Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403) Pacific Australia Labour Mobility Scheme 1 Day 5 Days 10 Days 25 Days
407 – Training visa (subclass 407) 7 Days 15 Days 32 Days 61 Days
408 – Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408) Entertainment Activities 1 Day 2 Days 6 Days 14 Days
408 – Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408) Research Activities 9 Days 13 Days 23 Days 4 Months
408 – Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408) Religious Work 8 Days 14 Days 22 Days 68 Days
408 – Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408) Special Programs 5 Days 10 Days 18 Days 37 Days
408 – Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408) Invited for Other Social and Cultural Activity 4 Days 14 Days 21 Days 25 Days

 

408 – Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408) Australian Government Endorsed Events 1 Day 3 Days 5 Days 13 Days
408 – Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408) Exchange Arrangements 7 Days 17 Days 43 Days 6 Months

 

408 – Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408) Superyacht Crew 5 Days 8 Days 14 Days 22 Days
408 – Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408) Domestic Work for Executives Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
408 – Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408) Sporting Activities 4 Days 13 Days 19 Days 43 Days
417 – Working Holiday (subclass 417) Less than 1 Day Less than 1 Day 7 Days 19 Days
445 – Dependent Child (subclass 445) 5 Months 6 Months 8 Months 10 Months
461 – NZ Citizen Family Relationship (subclass 461) 36 Days 57 Days 12 Months 24 Months
462 – Work and Holiday (subclass 462) 14 Days 27 Days 51 Days 70 Days
476 – Skilled – Recognised Graduate (subclass 476) 28 Months 38 Months 39 Months 43 Months
482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) Short-term 4 Days 8 Days 39 Days 70 Days
482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) Medium-term 5 Days 14 Days 39 Days 70 Days
482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) Labour Agreement 10 Days 41 Days 83 Days 6 Months
482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) Nomination Less than 1 Day 2 days 5 days 9 days
482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) Sponsorship 8 days 14 days 41 days 79 days
485 – Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) Graduate Work Less than 1 Day 59 Days 72 Days 3 Months
485 – Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) Post-Study Work 52 Days 56 Days 3 Months 8 Months
489 – Skilled Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (subclass 489) 43 Months 44 Months 44 Months 47 Months
491 – Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 491) State/Territory Government Nominated Regional 6 Months 11 Months 16 Months 17 Months
491 – Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 491) Family Sponsored Regional Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (provisional) (subclass 494) Employer Sponsored 5 Months 9 Months 12 Months 14 Months
494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (provisional) (subclass 494) Labour Agreement 59 Days 78 Days 5 Months 8 Months

 

Visa Stream 25% Of Visas Finalised 50% Of Visas Finalised 75% Of Visas Finalised 90% Of Visas Finalised Additional Information
500 – Student visa (subclass 500) Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector 2 Days 7 Days 18 Days 29 Days
500 – Student visa (subclass 500) Postgraduate Research Sector 8 Days 27 Days 8 Months 17 Months
500 – Student visa (subclass 500) Independent ELICOS Sector 9 Days 20 Days 32 Days 40 Days
500 – Student visa (subclass 500) Schools Sector 9 Days 19 Days 35 Days 65 Days
500 – Student visa (subclass 500) Vocational Education and Training Sector 12 Days 25 Days 40 Days 50 Days
500 – Student visa (subclass 500) Higher Education Sector 6 Days 13 Days 22 Days 49 Days
500 – Student visa (subclass 500) Non-Award Sector Less than 1 Day Less than 1 Day 5 Days 11 Days  

 

590 – Student Guardian visa (subclass 590) 17 Days 35 Days 54 Days 3 Months
600 – Visitor (subclass 600) Tourist 5 Days 10 Days 20 Days 29 Days

600 – Visitor (subclass 600) Sponsored Family 10 Days 15 Days 24 Days 36 Days
600 – Visitor (subclass 600) Business Visitor 3 Days 9 Days 15 Days 25 Days
602 – Medical Treatment (subclass 602) – outside Australia 1 Day 7 Days 26 Days 76 Days
651 – eVisitor (subclass 651) Less than 1 Day Less than 1 Day Less than 1 Day Less than 1 Day

771 – Transit (subclass 771) 1 Day 4 Days 9 Days 20 Days
801 – Partner (subclass 801) 6 Months 13 Months 16 Months 26 Months The processing time for a Permanent Partner visa (subclass 801 or 100) starts from the date of eligibility. This is 2 years after the combined subclass 820/801 or 309/100 visa application was lodged. We are processing some older and more complex Partner visa applications. These cases can take longer to finalise and impact our published processing times.

802 – Child (subclass 802) 5 Months 7 Months 11 Months 19 Months
808 – Confirmatory (Residence) (subclass 808) Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
820 – Partner (subclass 820) 3 Months 6 Months 16 Months 34 Months The processing time for a Permanent Partner visa (subclass 801 or 100) starts from the date of eligibility. This is 2 years after the combined subclass 820/801 or 309/100 visa application was lodged. We are processing some older and more complex Partner visa applications. These cases can take longer to finalise and impact our published processing times.

837 – Orphan Relative (subclass 837) Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
858 – Global Talent (subclass 858) Global Talent Pathway 6 Months 6 Months 8 Months 11 Months Processing times are indicative of Global Talent (subclass 858) visa applicants who have received priority processing via an Expression of Interest (EOI). Processing times are not available for all other Global Talent (subclass 858) visa applicants applying under the Distinguished Talent pathway.​

 

 

Visa Stream 25% Of Visas Finalised 50% Of Visas Finalised 75% Of Visas Finalised 90% Of Visas Finalised Additional Information
870 – Sponsored Parent (temporary) visa (subclass 870) Visa Application 47 Days 77 Days 4 Months 5 Months
870 – Sponsored Parent (temporary) visa (subclass 870) Sponsorship 20 days 26 days 36 days 58 days ​The increase for Sponsored Parent (Temporary) sponsorship processing times can be attributed to targeted efforts to finalise older on hand cases.​​​
887 – Skilled-Regional (subclass 887) 7 Months 16 Months 21 Months 27 Months
888 – Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888) Business Innovation 29 Months 31 Months 34 Months 35 Months
888 – Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888) Investor Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
888 – Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888) Premium Investor Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
888 – Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888) Significant Investor 34 Months 36 Months 37 Months 38 Months
888 – Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888) Entrepreneur Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
890 – Business Owner (subclass 890) Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
891 – Investor (subclass 891) Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
892 – State Sponsored Business Owner (subclass 892) Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
893 – Sponsored Investor (subclass 893) Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
988 – Maritime Crew (subclass 988) Less than 1 Day Less than 1 Day Less than 1 Day 2 Days

 


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