Australian Visitor Visa Processing Times 2015


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Processing Times for getting an Australian Visitor Visa.

Tourist Stream Visitor Visa Processing Times.

The average time for processing a Tourist Stream Visitor Visa was 5 days during April to June 2015.

Straightforward applications averaged 1 day, while the more complicated applications averaged 10 days. (These will normally be the automatic Electronic Visas issued to certain nationalities).

There were also major differences based on the nationality of the Applicant, based normally on that countries history of visa abuse.

Average times for processing a Tourist Stream Visitor Visa for a selection of countries in April to June 2015:

Days

27 South Africa
23 Philippines
15 Fiji
10 Thailand
8 Sri Lanka
6 India
5 Vietnam
3 China
2 Indonesia
2 Brazil


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Sponsored Stream Visitor Visa Processing Times.

The average time for processing a Sponsored Stream Visitor Visa was 31 days in 2015.

Straightforward applications averaged 17 days, while the more complicated applications averaged 46 days.

There were also major differences based on the nationality of the Applicant, based normally on that countries history of visa abuse.

Average times for processing a Sponsored Stream Visitor Visa for a selection of countries in April to June 2015:

Days:

45 Iran
42 Sri Lanka
36 Philippines
35 Pakistan
30 Cambodia
28 Vietnam
27 Nepal
26 India
26 China
26 Bangladesh

December is the most popular time of the year for tourists visiting Australia, with about 465,000 tourist visa holders in the country during that month in the 2014-2015 financial year. The least popular month in 2014-2015 was August with 185,000 tourist visa holders in the country during that month.

Top 10 countries for Visitor Visas holders in Australia at 30 June 2015

44,928 China
34,598 India
17,654 USA
15,872 UK
9,317 Malaysia
8,003 Philippines
7,714 Indonesia
5,936 Singapore
5,228 Hong Kong
4,899 Vietnam

Source: www.border.gov.au

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The information we give is based on personal experiences, reading and formulation of available statistics.
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