Australia Visa Processing Time Could Differ

Australia Visa Processing Time

So, you have chosen Australia for immigration, selected the visa stream, submitted the visa application successfully, now what? Waiting for the final decision on your visa application? If yes, then you must certainly know about the Australia visa processing time, and the following article will give you a clear understanding about the country’s visa processing time.

Australia Visa Processing Time

Australia Visa Processing Time

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) proffers several visa streams–both temporary and permanent. The following table will help you understand the time-frame well.

Australia Temporary visa

Visa streamMinimum time period given by the Department of Immigration and Boarder protection (DIBP) (it may extend depending on the visa application)Average processing time in India
Tourist visa Maximum 01 MonthMaximum 01 Month
Transit visaMaximum 03 working daysMaximum 03 working days
Medical visaMaximum 01 monthMaximum 01 month
Visitor visa (business)Maximum 01 monthMaximum 01 month
Student VisaMaximum 01 monthMaximum 01 month
Temporary visa (short stay)Maximum 01 monthMaximum 05 working days
Sponsored temporary visaMaximum 03 monthsMaximum 02 months and minimum 01 month
Returning visaMaximum 15 working daysMaximum 15 working days

Note: If medical examination is required the processing time period may vary depending upon the completion of the medical formalities.

Australia Permanent visa

Visa streamMinimum time period given by the Department of Immigration and Boarder protection (DIBP) (it may extend depending on the visa application)Average processing time in India
Partner visa (subclass 300,309 and 100)Approximately one year (subclass 300 and 309)

Maximum 08 months (subclass 100)

Maximum 01 year
Family migration (subclass 114, 115 and 116)Under amendmentUnder amendment
Child migration (subclass 101, 102, 445, and 117)Maximum 14 monthsApproximately six months
Refugee visaMaximum 01 yearMaximum 01 year

Australia Skilled visa

Visa streamMinimum time period given by the DIBP (it may extend depending on the visa application)
Visa subclass 189, 190 and 489Maximum 03 months
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS)Maximum 06 months
Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) subclass 186Maximum 06 months
  

Australia Business visa

Visa streamMinimum time period given by the DIB) (it may extend depending on the visa application)
subclass 890, 891, 892, 893Maximum 02 years
Business Innovation and Investment

(subclass 132, 188 and 888)

Maximum 01 year

Australia visa processing time under both temporary and permanent category may vary and it is subject to official change without any prior notice or clarification. The processing time largely depends on the cross verification and can vary from one application to another.

Actual processing time depends on various factors such as:-

  • If you have submitted the visa application along with all the required documents.
  • How well you have responded to the additional required information.
  • How long it takes to verify the facts you have provided.
  • The number of visas available under the specific visa stream.

The final decision on your visa application is of the DIBP.

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