The table below shows the current Australia visa processing times for most of the visas. The processing times are updated monthly, and the last updated time is showm below. You can type in your visa subclass number or visa name in the search bar to find your visa. Two processing times are displayed in calendar days, indicating how long it is taking to finalize 75 and 90 per cent of applications submitted globally.

The Australia visa processing times are impacted each month by changes in application volumes, seasonal peaks, complex cases, and incomplete applications. Processing times include applications lodged online and by paper. Where available, you should lodge your application online as it helps streamline processing arrangements.

Ensure to check this processing times table on a regular basis, and let us know if you have any questions.

Contact us at Tanson Migration to learn more.

Last updated: 18 May 2021 (for month ending April 2021)

VisaStream75% Of Visas Processed90% Of Visas ProcessedAdditional Information
100 - Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100)14 months21 months​Processing time for subclass 801 Partner (permanent) visa and 100 Partner (permanent) visa is from date of eligibility (2 years after the 820/801 or 309/100 application is lodged) to finalisation.
101 - Child (subclass 101)18 months25 months
102 - Adoption (subclass 102)16 months25 months
117 - Orphan Relative (subclass 117)43 months51 months
124 - Distinguished Talent (subclass 124)22 months25 months
132 - Business Talent (subclass 132)Significant Business History30 months32 months
132 - Business Talent (subclass 132)Venture Capital EntrepreneurProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
151 - Former resident (subclass 151)Less than 1 dayLess than 1 day
155 - Resident Return 5 Year (subclass 155)9 days3 months​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, as published here.​
157 - Resident Return 3mth (subclass 157)4 months4 months
159 - Provisional Resident Return (subclass 159)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186)Direct Entry Pathway6 months11 months
186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186)Agreement Pathway6 months10 months
186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186)Transition Pathway14 months17 months
187 - Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (subclass 187)Direct Entry Pathway31 months38 months
187 - Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (subclass 187)Transition Pathway6 months12 months
188 - Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188)Business Innovation31 months33 months
188 - Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188)Investor30 months32 months
188 - Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188)Significant Investor20 months26 months
188 - Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188)Premium InvestorProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
188 - Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188)EntrepreneurProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
188 - Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188)Business Innovation Extension15 months17 months
188 - Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188)Significant Investor Extension15 months16 months
189 - Skilled Independent (subclass 189)Points-Tested17 months25 months
189 - Skilled Independent (subclass 189)New Zealand14 months16 months
190 - Skilled Nominated (subclass 190)13 months16 months
300 - Prospective Marriage (subclass 300)22 months26 months
309 - Partner (Provisional) (subclass 309)16 months22 months
400 - Temporary Work (short stay) (subclass 400)13 days30 days
403 - Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403)Government Agreement74 days5 months
403 - Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403)Foreign Government Agency72 days7 months
403 - Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403)Domestic Worker (Diplomatic or Consular)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
403 - Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403)Seasonal Worker Program14 days16 days
403 - Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403)Privileges and Immunities68 days3 months
403 - Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403)Pacific Labour Scheme8 days11 days
407 - Training visa (subclass 407)5 months13 months
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Entertainment Activities14 days24 days
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Research Activities7 months22 months
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Religious Work7 months8 months
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Special Programs3 months4 months
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Invited for Other Social and Cultural Activity6 days13 days
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Australian Government Endorsed Events4 months6 months
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Exchange ArrangementsProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Superyacht Crew24 days32 days
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Domestic Work for ExecutivesProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Sporting Activities29 days63 days
417 - Working Holiday (subclass 417)85 days5 months
445 - Dependent Child (subclass 445)14 months18 months
461 - NZ Citizen Family Relationship (subclass 461)32 months41 months
462 - Work and Holiday (subclass 462)3 months5 months
476 - Skilled - Recognised Graduate (subclass 476)14 months17 months
482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)Short-term9 months11 months
482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)Medium-term3 months9 months
482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)Labour Agreement5 months15 months
482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)Sponsorship9 days34 days
482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)Nomination33 days8 months
485 - Temporary Graduate (subclass 485)Graduate Work9 months13 months
485 - Temporary Graduate (subclass 485)Post-Study Work8 months9 months
489 - Skilled Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (subclass 489)22 months25 months
491 - Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 491)State/Territory Government Nominated Regional9 months12 months
491 - Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 491)Family Sponsored Regional8 months10 months
494 - Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (provisional) (subclass 494)Employer Sponsored78 days5 months
494 - Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (provisional) (subclass 494)Labour AgreementProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
500 - Student visa (subclass 500)Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector68 days74 days
500 - Student visa (subclass 500)Postgraduate Research Sector4 months8 months
500 - Student visa (subclass 500)Independent ELICOS Sector4 months8 months
500 - Student visa (subclass 500)Schools Sector4 months5 months
500 - Student visa (subclass 500)Vocational Education and Training Sector4 months6 months
500 - Student visa (subclass 500)Higher Education Sector73 days4 months
500 - Student visa (subclass 500)Non-Award Sector5 months10 months
590 - Student Guardian visa (subclass 590)5 months5 months
600 - Visitor (subclass 600)Tourist5 months9 months
600 - Visitor (subclass 600)Sponsored Family4 months13 months
600 - Visitor (subclass 600)Business Visitor6 days19 days
600 - Visitor (subclass 600)APEC Business VisitorLess than 1 dayLess than 1 day
602 - Medical Treatment (subclass 602) - outside Australia33 days61 days
651 - eVisitor (subclass 651)4 days4 months
771 - Transit (subclass 771)14 days32 days
801 - Partner (subclass 801)11 months17 months​Processing time for subclass 801 Partner (permanent) visa and 100 Partner (permanent) visa is from date of eligibility (2 years after the 820/801 or 309/100 application is lodged) to finalisation.
802 - Child (subclass 802)13 months16 months
808 - Confirmatory (Residence) (subclass 808)28 days36 days
820 - Partner (subclass 820)22 months26 months
837 - Orphan Relative (subclass 837)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
858 - Global Talent (subclass 858)Distinguished Talent Pathway18 months20 months
858 - Global Talent (subclass 858)Global Talent Pathway65 days3 months
870 - Sponsored Parent (temporary) visa (subclass 870)Sponsorship57 days76 days
870 - Sponsored Parent (temporary) visa (subclass 870)5 months5 months
887 - Skilled-Regional (subclass 887)14 months20 monthsWe are currently assessing applications submitted before September 2020
888 - Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888)Business Innovation21 months23 months
888 - Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888)Investor20 months24 months
888 - Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888)Premium InvestorProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
888 - Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888)Significant Investor23 months24 months
888 - Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888)EntrepreneurProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
890 - Business Owner (subclass 890)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
891 - Investor (subclass 891)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
892 - State Sponsored Business Owner (subclass 892)26 months31 months
893 - Sponsored Investor (subclass 893)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
988 - Maritime Crew (subclass 988)Less than 1 day8 days

Source: Department of Home Affairs



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