Circumstances that affect processing times
Processing times are impacted each month by changes in
- application volumes,
- seasonal peaks,
- complex cases, and
- incomplete applications.
Processing times include applications lodged online and by paper. Where available, you should lodge your application online as it helps streamline processing arrangements.
2021 Australian Visa application processing times
Due to COVID-19, some visa processing times have been affected and applications may take longer to finalise.
Processing times are not available for all visa subclasses.
Last updated: 17 September 2021
Processing times are usually expedited if all required documents are up-to-date and submitted with the visa application. If you don’t include a required document or you have information missing, this can slow down the processing time. Our registered migration agent can help you assemble the required documents and prepare them, along with your visa application.