Current Processing Times For Aussie Visas May 2006 - Optimized Blue Ocean1

Current Processing Times for Aussie Visas May 2006

DIMA have finally started advertising the allocation to case officer times.

The information is updated weekly so I’ll start posting the latest updates from time to time on getting down under. The most up to date info is also available by sending a blank e-mail to:

Processing Information

A case officer will be appointed to assess the application as soon as possible, however, the ASPC receives a large number of applications and you will not be contacted immediately.

Applications lodged on the dates shown below are currently being allocated to case officers for further processing:

The latest figures are below.

ONSHORE – paper based applications:

22 February 2006 (both priority and non-priority applications)

ONSHORE – e-lodged (online) applications:

26 February 2006 (both priority and non-priority applications)

SIR – paper based applications:

15 March 2006

SIR – e-lodged (online) applications:

30 April 2006


Priority Applications: In the range of 29 December 2005 to 6 January 2006

Latest Australia Visa Processing Times

Non-Priority Applications: In the range of 23 September to 7 October 2005

Definitions of different application types:

    Onshore means that the visa being applied for can be granted while the applicant is in Australia.
    e-lodged applications lodged online have quicker processing times.
    SIR visas: All applicants for a Skilled – Independent Regional [SIR] visa receive priority processing.
    Offshore: means that the visa being applied for can only be granted when the applicant is outside of Australia.

If a visa application was made before the earliest relevant date as shown above and you have not been contacted by a case officer you can contact the Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre at:

I’ll continue to try and post updates when they become available

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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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