Average Processing Time for subclass 309 visas


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Average Processing Time for Offshore Partner visas.

The processing times for any visa can vary a lot, and partner visas are no exception.

Times vary for many reasons, including the location of the applicant, but also the quality of relationship proofs submitted.

Not withstanding those, the average times appear to be just under a year.

The subclass 309 averages for the years 2018-19 and 2019-20 were:

  • Average Processing Time for subclass 309 visas in 2018-19: 10.6 months
  • Average Processing Time for subclass 309 visas in 2019-20: 11.0 months

2018-19 was 13-??, with an average of 10.6 months.
The average processing time for the 14,847 subclass 309 visas finalised in the 2018/19 year was 323 calendar days (10.6 months).
75% were done in under 391 days (12.9 months).

2019/20 was 15-19, with an average of 11 months.
The average processing time for the 11,702 subclass 309 visas finalised in the 2019/20 year was 11 months.
75% were done in under 15 months, 10% took over 19 months.


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