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Current Australian Immigration processing lead time as of September 2007

Well, I can’t believe that it’s September all ready!

If you want to know what the current processing timelines are looking like then have a quick look at the information below. No real improvement or catch up since last month by the looks of things.

If you have sent your own Australian Visa Application during September, why not post to our September 2007 Applications thread by clicking here and join other members on your same timeline :)

The ASPC admin section is currently processing Visa Applications as follows:

Onshore Applications: receipting applications received on 14 August 2007 and acknowledging applications received on 14 August 2007.

Offshore Applications: receipting applications received on 16 July 2007 and acknowledging applications received on 31 May 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.

Current Australian Immigration processing lead time as of November 2007

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.

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



Paper based applications: 26 February 2007 (subclass 880), 21 February 2007 (subclass 881) and 21 February 2007 (subclass 882)

(on-line) applications: 31 March 2007 (subclass 880) and 5 February 2007 (subclass 881) and 5 February 2007 (subclass 882)

Skilled Independent Regional (Provisional) (SIR VISA)

Paper based applications: 3 May 2007
E-lodged (on-line) applications: 12 February 2007

New Zealand

All applications: 4 April 2007 (all subclasses)


Studying your way to a Permanent Australian Visa

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

Priority Applications: 31 October 2006
Non-Priority Applications: 17 October 2006

Skilled Independent Regional (Provisional) (eSIR visa applications)

E-lodged (on-line) applications: 15 March 2007

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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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