Visa Application Processing Times – Updated 11 November 2020

 

 

Visa Type

 

Stream

 

75% of applications processed in

 

90% of applications processed in

Work & Skilled Visas
186 Employer Nomination Scheme Agreement 6 Months 7 Months
186 Employer Nomination Scheme Direct Entry 6 Months 7 Months
186 Employer Nomination Scheme Temporary Residence Transition 6 Months 10 Months
189 Skilled – Independent 9 Months 19 Months
190 Skilled – Nominated 9 Months 12 Months
Family & Partner Visas
143 Contributory parent (Migrant)  48 Months 48 Months
173 Contributory Parent (Temporary) 36 Months 36 Months
820 Partner (Temporary) 22 Months 27 Months
801 Partner (permanent) 13 Months 20 Months
** Processing times for subclass 801 Partner (permanent) visa from date of eligibility (2 years after the 820/801 is lodged to finalisation **
Other
155 Five year Resident Return 5 days  68 days
Citizenship by Conferral

(lodgement to ceremony)

10 months 12 months
Citizenship by Descent

(lodgement to decision)

69 days 4 months
Citizenship by Evidence

(lodgement to decision)

6 days 26 days