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 October 2021

VisaStream75% Of Visas Processed90% Of Visas ProcessedAdditional Information
100 - Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100)17 months22 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)21 months34 months
102 - Adoption (subclass 102)21 months32 months
117 - Orphan Relative (subclass 117)55 months65 months
124 - Distinguished Talent (subclass 124)23 months26 months
132 - Business Talent (subclass 132)Significant Business History33 months35 months
132 - Business Talent (subclass 132)Venture Capital EntrepreneurProcessing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
151 - Former resident (subclass 151)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
155 - Resident Return 5 Year (subclass 155)11 days38 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, 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 Pathway7 months11 months
186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186)Transition Pathway14 months19 months
187 - Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (subclass 187)Direct Entry Pathway35 months45 months
187 - Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (subclass 187)Transition Pathway13 months16 months
188 - Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188)Business Innovation30 months33 months
188 - Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188)Investor33 months34 months
188 - Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188)Significant Investor11 months14 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 months19 months
188 - Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188)Significant Investor Extension13 months16 months
189 - Skilled Independent (subclass 189)Points-Tested17 months30 months
189 - Skilled Independent (subclass 189)New Zealand16 months17 months
190 - Skilled Nominated (subclass 190)5 months20 months
300 - Prospective Marriage (subclass 300)23 months30 months
309 - Partner (Provisional) (subclass 309)17 months26 months
400 - Temporary Work (short stay) (subclass 400)17 days39 days
403 - Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403)Government Agreement70 days5 months
403 - Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403)Foreign Government Agency3 months10 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 Program6 days12 days
403 - Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403)Privileges and Immunities59 days4 months
403 - Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403)Pacific Labour Scheme5 days7 days
407 - Training visa (subclass 407)8 months16 months
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Entertainment Activities38 days82 days
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Research Activities15 months25 months
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Religious Work8 months9 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 Activity7 days14 days
408 - Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408)Australian Government Endorsed Events3 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 days38 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 Activities12 days40 days
417 - Working Holiday (subclass 417)3 months6 months
445 - Dependent Child (subclass 445)15 months20 months
461 - NZ Citizen Family Relationship (subclass 461)29 months39 months
462 - Work and Holiday (subclass 462)82 days5 months
476 - Skilled - Recognised Graduate (subclass 476)15 months20 months
482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)Short-term10 months12 months
482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)Medium-term3 months10 months
482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)Labour Agreement6 months11 months
482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)Sponsorship34 days72 days
482 - Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)Nomination73 days11 months
485 - Temporary Graduate (subclass 485)Graduate Work9 months13 months
485 - Temporary Graduate (subclass 485)Post-Study Work8 months10 months
489 - Skilled Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (subclass 489)23 months28 months
491 - Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 491)State/Territory Government Nominated Regional5 months11 months
491 - Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 491)Family Sponsored Regional9 Months11 Months
494 - Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (provisional) (subclass 494)Employer Sponsored4 months8 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 Sector45 days76 days
500 - Student visa (subclass 500)Postgraduate Research Sector3 months6 months
500 - Student visa (subclass 500)Independent ELICOS Sector4 months9 months
500 - Student visa (subclass 500)Schools Sector8 months10 months
500 - Student visa (subclass 500)Vocational Education and Training Sector6 months10 months
500 - Student visa (subclass 500)Higher Education Sector44 days6 months
500 - Student visa (subclass 500)Non-Award Sector5 months13 months
590 - Student Guardian visa (subclass 590)7 months9 months
600 - Visitor (subclass 600)Tourist8 months20 months
600 - Visitor (subclass 600)Sponsored Family7 months12 months
600 - Visitor (subclass 600)Business Visitor4 days7 days
602 - Medical Treatment (subclass 602) - outside Australia21 days44 days
651 - eVisitor (subclass 651)31 days4 months
771 - Transit (subclass 771)3 months9 months
801 - Partner (subclass 801)10 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)19 months22 months
808 - Confirmatory (Residence) (subclass 808)29 days44 days
820 - Partner (subclass 820)25 months33 months
837 - Orphan Relative (subclass 837)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
858 - Global Talent (subclass 858)Global Talent Pathway82 days4 months
858 - Global Talent (subclass 858)Distinguished Talent22 months23 months
870 - Sponsored Parent (temporary) visa (subclass 870)Sponsorship85 days4 months
870 - Sponsored Parent (temporary) visa (subclass 870)7 months9 months
887 - Skilled-Regional (subclass 887)16 months16 monthsWe are currently assessing applications submitted before September 2020
888 - Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888)Business Innovation22 months25 months
888 - Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888)Investor21 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 Investor24 months25 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)27 months42 months
893 - Sponsored Investor (subclass 893)Processing times are not availableProcessing times are not available
988 - Maritime Crew (subclass 988)Less than 1 day6 days

Source: Department of Home Affairs


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