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Visa processing times

Global visa processing times will be updated monthly, providing you with an indicative timeframe for processing applications.

Processing times are available for the majority of visa subclasses and citizenship products, but will exclude a few subclasses such as those closed to new entrants, capped and queued, or which have a low volume of applications. 

Two processing times are displayed in calendar days, indicating how long it is taking to finalise 75 and 90 per cent of applications submitted globally. 

Priority processing

Where there is very high demand for places under the Migration Program, processing priority is given to applicants who have the most compelling claims in terms of the government's policy priorities.


See priority processing for skilled migration

Global processing times for visas

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.

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How to view processing times

You can view current processing times on the page for specific visa subclasses.

You should check regularly to ensure you remain aware of the current processing times for your visa as these may change over time.

To assist in processing, you need to submit a complete application. The checklists provided on ImmiAccount will assist in making sure you include all required documents in your application.

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