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Processing Times for Common Visa Applications

​​The eternal question!  How long is the process going to take?  When considering processing times it is important to note:

  • The Department of Home Affairs (Immigration) publishes the processing times below as basic ‘service standards’. In reality, processing times can differ considerably from much less to much more time.
  • ​Lodging an application that is not complete and ready for a decision can significantly delay processing.
  • ​​Processing times are subject to constant change, and are subject to external factors such as legislative changes, resource challenges etc.


Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) subclass 186 Visa

​Visa type

Stream​

75% of applications processed in

​90% of applications processed in​​​​​

​186 Employer Nomination Scheme

​Agreement

​12 months

​13 months

​186 Employer Nomination Scheme

​Direct Entry

​13 months

​18 months

186 Employer Nomination Scheme

​​Temporary Residence Transition

​12 months

​13 months

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) subclass 187 Visa

​Visa type

Stream​

75% of applications processed in

​90% of applications processed in​​​​​

​187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

​Agreement

​Unavailable due to low volume of applications

​Unavailable due to low volume of applications

​​187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

​Direct Entry

​21 months

​24 months

​187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

​​Temporary Residence Transition

​​14 months

​17 months

Independent Skilled Migration 

​Visa type

Stream​

75% of applications processed in

​90% of applications processed in​​​​​

​​189 Skilled - Independent

​​Points-tested

​​8 months

​​10 months

​​​189 Skilled - Independent

​​New Zealand

​10 months

11 months

​​190 Skilled - Nominated

​​​

​6 months

​7 months

Temporary Skills Shortages (TSS) subclass 482 Visa

​Visa type

Stream​

75% of applications processed in

​90% of applications processed in​​​​​

​482 Temporary Skill Shortage

​Short-Term

​57 days

​​64 days

​​482 Temporary Skill Shortage

​Medium-Term

​55 days

​63 days

​482 Temporary Skill Shortage

​​​Labour Agreement

​28 days

​42 days

​482 Temporary Skill Shortage

​Accredited Sponsor

​Generally less than 2 weeks

Generally less than 2 weeks​

Subclass 400 Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity)

​Visa type

75% of applications processed in

​90% of applications processed in​​​​​

​​400 Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity)

​10 days

​​20 days

Subclass 408 Temporary Activity Visa

​Visa type

Stream​

75% of applications processed in

​90% of applications processed in​​​​​

​​408 Temporary Activity

​​Domestic Worker

​Unavailable due to low volume of applications

​Unavailable due to low volume of applications

​​​408 Temporary Activity

​​Special Program

​35 days

​​56 days

​​408 Temporary Activity

​​​​Research Activities

​39 days

​68 days

​​408 Temporary Activity

​​Sporting Activities 

​38 days

​82 days

​408 Temporary Activity

​Entertainment Activities

​6 days

​15 days

Subclass 858 Distinguished Talent Visa

​Visa type

75% of applications processed in

​90% of applications processed in​​​​​

858 Distinguished Talent

​Unavailable due to low volume of applications

​Unavailable due to low volume of applications

Our many years of experience means we understand how the Department of Immigration, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and other decision-makers analyse applications; we understand where they exercise discretions and where they will not. We know which strategies work and which don’t. We know which information to provide, and which to ignore.

We also have access to resources and information outside the reach of the general public. As such, we know the difference between the law and what DIBP says is the law. When DIBP puts out a statement on their website, we know what they really mean. And when DIBP publishes a checklist, our lawyers know how to read between the lines.

Our experience and expertise means that we are often in a position to help people who, based on poor advice or inadequate representation, might otherwise have assumed their case is hopeless.