Thames Migration, Australian Emigration and Visa Specialists

Australia visa application processing times 2017

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has announced a new update to the visa processing times for all visa applications. The new schedule of processing times – “Global visa and citizenship processing times”, will be updated monthly and do not include:

·         visa subclasses closed to new entrants

·         visa subclasses capped and queued

The new visa schedule does not differentiate applications from low-risk or high-risk countries, but instead publishes two different processing times for 75% and 90% of ongoing applications. Here are some of the current processing times listed:

Visa type Description 75% of applications processed in 90% of applications processed in
457 Temporary Work (Skilled) 86 days 6 months
186 Employer Nomination Scheme (Direct Entry Pathway) 9 months 11 months
186 Employer Nomination Scheme (Transition Pathway) 8 months 9 months
187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Direct Entry Pathway) 11 months 12 months
187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Transition Pathway) 8 months 9 months
189 Skilled – Independent 4 months 6 months
190 Skilled – Nominated 4 months 7 months
489 Skilled – Regional (Provisional) (Skilled Regional – GSM) 5 months 6 months
489 Skilled – Regional (Provisional) (State/Territory Nominated visa classes – GSM) 5 months 7 months
887 Skilled – Regional 7 months 10 months
300 Prospective Marriage 12 months 17 months
309 Partner (Provisional) 11 months 15 months
100 Partner 15 months 23 months
801 Partner 16 months 20 months
820 Partner 18 months 20 months
802 Child 7 months 8 months
101 Child 9 months 15 months
143 Contributory Parent (Migrant) 32 months 33 months
173 Contributory Parent (Temporary) 32 months 32 months
188 Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) (Business Innovation) 16 months 18 months
892 State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner 15 months 17 months
600 Visitor (Sponsored Family) 41 days 58 days

Source: DIBP

Australian citizenship application processing times

Last updated: 14 March 2017

Australian Citizenship application type 75% of applications processed in 90% of applications processed in
Conferral (lodgement to ceremony*) 10 months 12 months
Descent (lodgement to decision) 63 days 4 months
Evidence (lodgement to decision) 5 days 12 days

 

You can view the schedule of visa processing times here, or visit the individual visa pages to view the current processing times (example below).

DIBP 457 processing times

Source:

https://www.border.gov.au/about/access-accountability/service-standards/global-visa-citizenship-processing-times

This information is accurate on 17 March 2017

 

For more specific information regarding applications submitted by Thames Migration, please contact us directly on 02089960120 in the United Kingdom or on 0412525232 in Australia.