How long will my visa application take to process?

How long will my visa application take to process?
This is always one of the first questions clients ask us.
 
Generally, you will receive the result of your application within the suggested time frame.
 
However, sometimes the Government may take longer to assess your application, or they require more information from you before they can reach a decision.
 
We cannot stress how important it is to make sure that you have received your results before you make any travel plans to Australia, as the Government will not provide any reimbursement for rescheduled/missed flights.
 
Estimated processing times for each visa application type are as follows (remember that these are only suggested indicators from the Government):
 
Work Visas
Skilled Independent Visa: 12 to 36 months
Skilled Nominated Visa: 12 to 36 months
Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa: 12 to 36 months
 
Working Holiday Visa: 1 to 2 weeks
Work and Holiday Visa: 1 to 2 weeks
 
Employer Nomination Scheme: 3 to 6 months
Business Investor Stream: 12 to 36 months
Business Innovation Stream: 12 to 36 months
Business Talent Visa: 12 to 36 months
Investor Retirement Visa: 6 to 9 months
 
Family Visas
Parent Visa: 12 to 24 months
Aged Parent Visa: 12 to 24 months

Prospective Marriage Visa (formerly known as Fiancée visa): 12 to 13 months
Partner Visa (formerly known as Spouse Visa): 12 to 13 months
 
Travel Visas
Electronic Travel Authority: 0 to 5 days
E-visitor Visa: 1 – 30 working days
Tourist Visitor Visa: 4 to 6 weeks
Business Short Travel Visa: 1 to 7 working days
Temporary Business Long Stay Visa: 1 to 3 months
 
Student Visas
Student Visa: 3 to 6 months
Student Guardian Visa: 14 days to 3 months


If you are unsure about which visa type is best for you, speak to one of our migration consultants

 

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