Priority Consideration is a premium service offering priority processing for an additional fee of Australian dollar (AUD) 1000. Under this service the Department will aim to finalise the application within 48 hours. This means two business days commencing on the first business day after the application has been successfully lodged.
Note: Business days do not include weekends, public holidays and any other holidays observed by the Department in the country of the applicant's passport. Applicants should be aware that 48-hour processing is not guaranteed and the Priority Consideration fee cannot be refunded if the application is delayed or refused. Applicants who are required to complete health or character checks are unlikely to be finalised within 48 hours.
Before selecting this service applicants should also check standard global visa processing times on
Global visa and citizenship processing times.