Australia Family Visa Processing Times
Australia Family Visa Processing Times
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Australia Family Visa Processing Times

What are the processing times for the Australian Family Visas?

A number of factors can influence how long it will take to receive your visa invitation and Australian Family Visa Application processing times will vary throughout the year,

The current processing time for the Family Visa classes can be found below.

Visa Type Stream (if available) 75% of applications processed in 90% of applications processed in
Family and partner visas
100 Partner* 20 months 23 months
101 Child 10 months 17 months
102 Adoption Unavailable due to low volume of applications. Unavailable due to low volume of applications.
117 Orphan Relative 56 months 63 months
143 Contributory Parent (Migrant) 38 months 39 months
173 Contributory Parent (Temporary) 36 months 38 months
300 Prospective Marriage 11 months 15 months
309 Partner (Provisional) 11 months 15 months
445 Dependent Child 8 months 12 months
461 New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) 14 months 23 months
801 Partner* 18 months 23 months
802 Child 12 months 13 months
820 Partner 20 months 24 months
837 Orphan Relative Unavailable due to low volume of applications. Unavailable due to low volume of applications.
864 Contributory Aged-Parent (Residence) Unavailable due to low volume of applications. Unavailable due to low volume of applications.
884 Contributory Aged-Parent (Temporary) Unavailable due to low volume of applications. Unavailable due to low volume of applications.
*Processing time for subclass 801 Partner (permanent) visa and 100 Partner (permanent) visa is from date of eligibility (2 years after the 820/801 or 309/100 application is lodged) to finalisation.
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Circumstances that affect Australian Visa processing times

Actual processing times can vary due to individual circumstances including:

    – whether you have lodged a complete application, including all necessary supporting documents
    – how promptly you respond to any requests for additional information
    – how long it takes to perform required checks on the supporting information provided
    – how long it takes to receive additional information from external agencies, particularly in relation to health, character, and national security requirements
    – for permanent migration visa applications, how many places are available in the migration programme
    – for citizenship applications, the time taken to attend a Citizenship Ceremony or receive a Citizenship Certificate.

When were these processing times last updated?

We review and check the processing times for all Australian visas regularly. The timestamp for the last time these processing time were updated is 2021-04-29 15:17:26



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Written by Mark

As the founder of Getting Down Under, Mark is passionate about demystifying the process associated with a move to Australia. Having launched Getting Down Under in early January 2006 and made the move to Australia from the UK in the same year, Mark continues to share resources and support for those looking for assistance. If you have a question for Mark, please post in our Community Forums. Please note All information provided on Getting Down Under should be considered in conjunction with our disclaimer. Please seek professional advice if you have any doubts! 

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