A number of factors can influence how long it will take to receive your visa invitation and Australian Skilled Visa Application processing times will vary throughout the year,
The current processing time for the Australian Skilled Visa classes can be found below.
|Visa Type||Stream (if available)||75% of applications processed in||90% of applications processed in|
|189 Skilled – Independent||Points-tested||9 months||12 months|
|189 Skilled – Independent||New Zealand||Unavailable (see below for details)^||Unavailable (see below for details)^|
|190 Skilled – Nominated||11 months||14 months|
|476 Skilled – Recognised Graduate||15 months||16 months|
|485 Temporary Graduate||Graduate Work||4 months||5 months|
|485 Temporary Graduate||Post-Study Work||39 days||78 days|
|489 Skilled – Regional (Provisional)||Skilled Regional – GSM||Unavailable due to low volume of applications||Unavailable due to low volume of applications|
|489 Skilled – Regional (Provisional)||State/Territory Nominated Visa Classes – GSM||Unavailable due to low volume of applications.||Unavailable due to low volume of applications.|
|858 Distinguished Talent||Unavailable due to low volume of applications.||Unavailable due to low volume of applications.|
|887 Skilled – Regional||8 months||10 months|
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 2021-10-12 07:53:23