Australian Visa Processing Times December 2020


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These are the Australian Visa Processing Times shown by the Department of Home affairs at 24th January 2021, with the statement:

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: 24 January 2021 (for month ending December 2020)

December 2020 Australian Visa Times

Visa75% of Visas Processed in up to15% of Visas processed between10% Of Visas Processed in over
10016 months16 months & 22 months22 months
10116 months16 months & 24 months24 months
10214 months14 months & 19 months19 months
11741 months41 months & 46 months46 months
124n/aN/An/a
132 Significant Business History31 months31 months & 34 months34 months
132 Venture Capital Entrepreneurn/aN/An/a
151n/aN/An/a
15585 days85 days & 88 days88 days
1573 months3 months & 4 months4 months
159n/aN/An/a
186 Direct Entry Pathway4 months4 months & 7 months7 months
186 Agreement Pathway87 days87 days & 5 months5 months
186 Transition Pathway5 months5 months & 10 months10 months
187 Direct Entry Pathway17 months17 months & 35 months35 months
187 Transition Pathway6 months6 months & 9 months9 months
188 Business Innovation30 months30 months & 32 months32 months
188 Investor30 months30 months & 30 months30 months
188 Significant Investor21 months21 months & 24 months24 months
188 Premium Investorn/aN/An/a
188 Entrepreneurn/aN/An/a
188 Business Innovation Extension14 months14 months & 16 months16 months
188 Significant Investor Extension15 months15 months & 17 months17 months
189 Points-Tested20 months20 months & 24 months24 months
189 New Zealand14 months14 months & 24 months24 months
19010 months10 months & 12 months12 months
30019 months19 months & 24 months24 months
30919 months19 months & 23 months23 months
40013 days13 days & 25 days25 days
403 Government Agreement41 days41 days & 4 months4 months
403 Foreign Government Agency72 days72 days & 7 months7 months
403 Domestic Worker (Diplomatic or Consular)n/aN/An/a
403 Seasonal Worker Program6 days6 days & 8 days8 days
403 Privileges and Immunitiesn/aN/An/a
403 Pacific Labour Scheme7 days7 days & 11 days11 days
4077 months7 months & 10 months10 months
408 Entertainment Activities18 days18 days & 23 days23 days
408 Research Activities5 months5 months & 22 months22 months
408 Religious Work6 months6 months & 8 months8 months
408 Special Programs73 days73 days & 3 months3 months
408 Invited for Other Social and Cultural Activity5 days5 days & 16 days16 days
408 Australian Government Endorsed Events4 months4 months & 5 months5 months
408 Exchange Arrangementsn/aN/An/a
408 Superyacht Crew7 days7 days & 26 days26 days
408 Domestic Work for Executivesn/aN/An/a
408 Sporting Activities19 days19 days & 52 days52 days
41757 days57 days & 3 months3 months
44514 months14 months & 18 months18 months
46134 months34 months & 39 months39 months
46280 days80 days & 3 months3 months
47614 months14 months & 17 months17 months
482 Short-term5 months5 months & 9 months9 months
482 Medium-term4 months4 months & 8 months8 months
482 Labour Agreement6 months6 months & 9 months9 months
482 Sponsorship26 days26 days & 64 days64 days
482 Nomination85 days85 days & 6 months6 months
485 Graduate Work6 months6 months & 9 months9 months
485 Post-Study Work4 months4 months & 4 months4 months
48916 months16 months & 22 months22 months
491 State/Territory Government Nominated Regional6 months6 months & 8 months8 months
491 Family Sponsored Regional9 months9 months & 10 months10 months
494 Employer Sponsored5 months5 months & 8 months8 months
494 Labour Agreement5 months5 months & 7 months7 months
500 Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector30 days30 days & 61 days61 days
500 Postgraduate Research Sector4 months4 months & 7 months7 months
500 Independent ELICOS Sector90 days90 days & 5 months5 months
500 Schools Sector3 months3 months & 8 months8 months
500 Vocational Education and Training Sector3 months3 months & 5 months5 months
500 Higher Education Sector90 days90 days & 4 months4 months
500 Non-Award Sector4 months4 months & 9 months9 months
5903 months3 months & 7 months7 months
600 Tourist7 months7 months & 8 months8 months
600 Sponsored Family5 months5 months & 9 months9 months
600 Approved Destination Statusn/aN/An/a
600 Frequent Travellern/aN/An/a
600 Business Visitor6 days6 days & 12 days12 days
600 APEC Business Visitor6 months6 months & 6 months6 months
60230 days30 days & 47 days47 days
65156 days56 days & 10 months10 months
77120 days20 days & 59 days59 days
80111 months11 months & 20 months20 months
80213 months13 months & 15 months15 months
808n/aN/An/a
82023 months23 months & 28 months28 months
837n/aN/An/a
858n/aN/An/a
870 Sponsorship35 days35 days & 49 days49 days
8703 months3 months & 5 months5 months
88720 months20 months & 26 months26 months
888 Business Innovation21 months21 months & 25 months25 months
888 Investor20 months20 months & 23 months23 months
888 Premium Investorn/aN/An/a
888 Significant Investor20 months20 months & 24 months24 months
888 Entrepreneurn/aN/An/a
890n/aN/An/a
891n/aN/An/a
892n/aN/An/a
893n/aN/An/a
9882 days2 days & 6 days6 days

Source: immi.homeaffairs.gov.au

Where it says 75% or 90% of Visas Processed, it shows a time in days or months which relate to these examples:

  • 75% Processed 20 months = 75% of the visas in that month were finalised in 20 months or less. Visas processed in 3 or 4 months would be included in “under 20 months“.
  • 90% Processed 24 months = 90% of the visas in that month were finalised in 24 months or less. This leaves 10% that took over 24 months.

Therefore 75% were finalised in 1 to 20 months, 15% took between 20 and 24 months, and 10% took over 24 months.


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The information we give is based on personal experiences, reading and formulation of available statistics.
Some Visa Applicants might find an Experienced Australian Migration Agent of great assistance.

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