Current Australian Immigration processing lead time as of October 2007

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Australian visa processing timelineLatest time lines from the ASPC. Any comments or questions then please post them in the thread posted in our forums here

As of 2 October 2007 the ASPC admin section is processing as follows:

Onshore Applications: receipting applications received on 31 August 2007 and acknowledging applications received on 31 August 2007.

Offshore Applications: receipting applications received on 23 July 2007 and acknowledging applications received on 27 June 2007.

Applicants and representatives who have not authorised e-mail communication will not receive separate advice that the ASPC has received and receipted an application and will receive the standard acknowledgement letter and receipt details in due course.

Please note that any delay in acknowledging an application does not affect the date on which a valid application is recorded as having been received and does not delay processing of the application.

Once an application has been acknowledged a case officer is appointed to assess each application as soon as possible, however, the ASPC receives a large number of applications and you will not be contacted immediately.

Processing and Allocation Information – For the week of 2 October 2007

Applications lodged on or before the dates shown below have been allocated to case officers for further processing.



Paper based applications: 29 March 2007 (subclass 880), 26 February 2007 (subclass 881) and 1 March 2007 (subclass 882)

E-lodged (on-line) applications: 15 June 2007 (subclass 880) and 25 May 2007 (subclass 881) and 6 March 2007 (subclass 882)

Skilled Independent Regional (Provisional) (SIR VISA)

Paper based applications: 31 July 2007
E-lodged (on-line) applications: 6 March 2007

New Zealand

All applications: 16 July 2007 (all subclasses)


All paper based applications for Classes BN, BQ, BR, UX and UZ (subclasses 134, 136, 137, 138, 139, 495 and 496)

Priority Applications: 8 December 2006
Non-Priority Applications: 1 December 2006

Skilled Independent Regional (Provisional) (eSIR visa applications)

E-lodged (on-line) applications: 3 April 2007

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