20 November 2017
Global processing times for lodged Visa applications decrease
Applicants waiting for visas to be granted will see processing times on the DIBP website updated and showing a decrease in processing times.
Global Processing Times for Lodged Visa Applications Decrease
Applicants waiting for their visas to be granted will see that processing times on the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website have been updated. The latest update shows a decrease in processing times for all skilled visas. These processing times are updated on a monthly basis with the latest update being the 16th October 2017. For current visa processing times (from lodgement) you can visit the DIBP website.
Processing times are for all applications received from around the world. They are as follows:
- Subclass 189 : 7 to 8 months (previously 11 to 15 months)
- Subclass 190 : 7 to 8 months (previously 11 to 15 months)
- Subclass 489 : State 7 to 10 months (previously 9 to 13 months)
The above processing times are from the date of lodgement of your visa.
These timeframes are issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and we have no control over how long it will take to finalise your visa application. The department will take the time they need to finalise your application in accordance with immigration rules, including carrying out the necessary checks.
Do not make any irreversible decisions such as selling your house, quitting your job or making travel arrangements until your visa has been granted.
If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with your Visa Bureau Case Processor or Registered Agent (MARN # 0211214) on 0131 659 9853.