Partner Visa Processing Times by Location


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Many Partner Visas are processed at Offshore Locations, especially the Offshore 309 visas.

Processing times vary at each offshore location, and the following information gives an indication of these times.

Median Processing Times for the 309 and 820 visas.

(calendar days)

  • Amman : 209 days in 2017/18 and 349 days in 2018/19 and 638 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Ankara : 305 days in 2017/18 and 273 days in 2018/19 and 589 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Auckland : 255 days in 2017/18 and 293 days in 2018/19 and 1,672 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Bangkok : 288 days in 2017/18 and 623 days in 2018/19 and 980 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Beijing : 0 days in 2017/18 and 0 days in 2018/19 and 354 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Beirut : 195 days in 2017/18 and 247 days in 2018/19 and 297 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Belgrade : 257 days in 2017/18 and 232 days in 2018/19 and 310 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Berlin : 191 days in 2017/18 and 342 days in 2018/19 and 266 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Brasilia : 295 days in 2017/18 and 367 days in 2018/19 and 901 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Brisbane : 484 days in 2017/18 and 689 days in 2018/19 and 532 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Buenos Aires : 329 days in 2017/18 and 0 days in 2018/19 and 0 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Cairo : 208 days in 2017/18 and 242 days in 2018/19 and 196 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Colombo : 230 days in 2017/18 and 262 days in 2018/19 and 485 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Dili : 446 days in 2017/18 and 712 days in 2018/19 and 1,314 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Dubai : 227 days in 2017/18 and 1,653 days in 2018/19 and 539 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Guangzhou : 204 days in 2017/18 and 631 days in 2018/19 and 431 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Ho Chi Minh City : 311 days in 2017/18 and 377 days in 2018/19 and 454 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Hong Kong : 255 days in 2017/18 and 221 days in 2018/19 and 290 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Islamabad : 319 days in 2017/18 and 325 days in 2018/19 and 370 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Jakarta : 271 days in 2017/18 and 418 days in 2018/19 and 539 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Kuala Lumpur : 193 days in 2017/18 and 490 days in 2018/19 and 581 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • London : 191 days in 2017/18 and 282 days in 2018/19 and 352 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Madrid : 140 days in 2017/18 and 0 days in 2018/19 and 0 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Manila : 315 days in 2017/18 and 554 days in 2018/19 and 665 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Melbourne : 480 days in 2017/18 and 864 days in 2018/19 and 809 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Moscow : 346 days in 2017/18 and 416 days in 2018/19 and 0 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Nairobi : 241 days in 2017/18 and 347 days in 2018/19 and 380 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • National Office : 336 days in 2017/18 and 278 days in 2018/19 and 0 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • New Delhi : 223 days in 2017/18 and 363 days in 2018/19 and 385 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Ottawa : 292 days in 2017/18 and 661 days in 2018/19 and 231 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Parramatta : 0 days in 2017/18 and 558 days in 2018/19 and 605 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Perth : 442 days in 2017/18 and 434 days in 2018/19 and 486 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Phnom Penh : 319 days in 2017/18 and 398 days in 2018/19 and 519 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Port Moresby : 391 days in 2017/18 and 390 days in 2018/19 and 0 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Pretoria : 331 days in 2017/18 and 463 days in 2018/19 and 576 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Rangoon : 191 days in 2017/18 and 0 days in 2018/19 and 0 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Santiago : 270 days in 2017/18 and 418 days in 2018/19 and 442 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Seoul : 179 days in 2017/18 and 230 days in 2018/19 and 288 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Shanghai : 353 days in 2017/18 and 296 days in 2018/19 and 0 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Singapore : 123 days in 2017/18 and 105 days in 2018/19 and 153 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Suva : 235 days in 2017/18 and 237 days in 2018/19 and 243 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Sydney : 489 days in 2017/18 and 777 days in 2018/19 and 1,665 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Sydney Airport : 0 days in 2017/18 and 0 days in 2018/19 and 487 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Tehran : 186 days in 2017/18 and 0 days in 2018/19 and 0 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Tel Aviv : 128 days in 2017/18 and 102 days in 2018/19 and 247 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Tokyo : 151 days in 2017/18 and 250 days in 2018/19 and 0 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Vienna : 198 days in 2017/18 and 0 days in 2018/19 and 0 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Washington : 358 days in 2017/18 and 449 days in 2018/19 and 371 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Yangon : 0 days in 2017/18 and 285 days in 2018/19 and 532 days in the last 6 months of 2019.

Median Processing Times for the Offshore visas

(Times in calendar days)

Processing Office 2017/18 2018/19 July 19 to Dec 19
Argentina – Buenos Aires 329 0 0
Austria – Vienna 198 0 0
Brazil – Brasilia 295 367 901
Cambodia – Phnom Penh 319 398 519
Canada – Ottawa 292 661 231
Chile – Santiago 270 418 442
China – Beijing 0 0 354
China – Guangzhou 204 631 431
China – Shanghai 353 296 0
Egypt – Cairo 208 242 196
Fiji – Suva 235 237 243
Germany – Berlin 191 342 266
Hong Kong – Hong Kong 255 221 290
India – New Delhi 223 363 385
Indonesia – Jakarta 271 418 539
Iran – Tehran 186 0 0
Israel – Tel Aviv 128 102 247
Japan – Tokyo 151 250 0
Jordan – Amman 209 349 638
Kenya – Nairobi 241 347 380
Lebananon – Beirut 195 247 297
Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur 193 490 581
Myanmar – Rangoon 191 0 0
Myanmar – Yangon 0 285 532
New Zealand – Auckland 255 293 1672
Pakistan – Islamabad 319 325 370
Papua New Guinea – Port Moresby 391 390 0
Philippines – Manila 315 554 665
Russia – Moscow 346 416 0
Serbia – Belgrade 257 232 310
Singapore – Singapore 123 105 153
South Africa – Pretoria 331 463 576
South Korea – Seoul 179 230 288
Spain – Madrid 140 0 0
Sri Lanka – Colombo 230 262 485
Thailand – Bangkok 288 623 980
Timor-Leste – Dili 446 712 1314
Turkey – Ankara 305 273 589
UEA – Dubai 227 1653 539
UK – London 191 282 352
US – Washington 358 449 371
Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City 311 377 454

(Times in calendar days)


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Where it says “0 Days“, it means that none were issued in that office in that period.

Median Processing Times for the 100 and 801 visas.

(calendar days)

  • Amman : 254 days in 2017/18 and 369 days in 2018/19 and 638 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Ankara : 297 days in 2017/18 and 257 days in 2018/19 and 589 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Auckland : 238 days in 2017/18 and 301 days in 2018/19 and 941 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Bangkok : 305 days in 2017/18 and 623 days in 2018/19 and 615 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Beijing : 0 days in 2017/18 and 0 days in 2018/19 and 354 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Beirut : 196 days in 2017/18 and 250 days in 2018/19 and 295 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Belgrade : 230 days in 2017/18 and 204 days in 2018/19 and 284 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Berlin : 175 days in 2017/18 and 297 days in 2018/19 and 241 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Brasilia : 333 days in 2017/18 and 358 days in 2018/19 and 356 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Brisbane : 482 days in 2017/18 and 547 days in 2018/19 and 1,523 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Buenos Aires : 363 days in 2017/18 and 0 days in 2018/19 and 0 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Cairo : 266 days in 2017/18 and 257 days in 2018/19 and 216 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Colombo : 347 days in 2017/18 and 528 days in 2018/19 and 501 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Dandenong : 848 days in 2017/18 and 0 days in 2018/19 and 0 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Dili : 102 days in 2017/18 and 231 days in 2018/19 and 584 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Dubai : 1,463 days in 2017/18 and 2,041 days in 2018/19 and 2,323 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Guangzhou : 195 days in 2017/18 and 631 days in 2018/19 and 431 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Ho Chi Minh City : 323 days in 2017/18 and 377 days in 2018/19 and 426 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Hong Kong : 245 days in 2017/18 and 188 days in 2018/19 and 279 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Islamabad : 356 days in 2017/18 and 408 days in 2018/19 and 407 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Jakarta : 246 days in 2017/18 and 260 days in 2018/19 and 206 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Kuala Lumpur : 168 days in 2017/18 and 490 days in 2018/19 and 182 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • London : 271 days in 2017/18 and 282 days in 2018/19 and 1,404 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Madrid : 132 days in 2017/18 and 0 days in 2018/19 and 0 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Manila : 299 days in 2017/18 and 431 days in 2018/19 and 147 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Melbourne : 393 days in 2017/18 and 1,390 days in 2018/19 and 703 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Moscow : 343 days in 2017/18 and 0 days in 2018/19 and 0 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Nairobi : 426 days in 2017/18 and 467 days in 2018/19 and 391 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • National Office : 531 days in 2017/18 and 397 days in 2018/19 and 0 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • New Delhi : 244 days in 2017/18 and 363 days in 2018/19 and 417 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Ottawa : 257 days in 2017/18 and 661 days in 2018/19 and 232 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Parramatta : 0 days in 2017/18 and 593 days in 2018/19 and 610 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Perth : 430 days in 2017/18 and 414 days in 2018/19 and 486 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Phnom Penh : 336 days in 2017/18 and 274 days in 2018/19 and 519 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Port Moresby : 398 days in 2017/18 and 343 days in 2018/19 and 0 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Pretoria : 309 days in 2017/18 and 393 days in 2018/19 and 504 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Rangoon : 0 days in 2017/18 and 0 days in 2018/19 and 0 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Santiago : 212 days in 2017/18 and 438 days in 2018/19 and 468 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Seoul : 177 days in 2017/18 and 224 days in 2018/19 and 282 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Shanghai : 279 days in 2017/18 and 241 days in 2018/19 and 0 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Singapore : 108 days in 2017/18 and 101 days in 2018/19 and 140 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Suva : 251 days in 2017/18 and 323 days in 2018/19 and 238 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Sydney : 370 days in 2017/18 and 187 days in 2018/19 and 934 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Sydney Airport : 0 days in 2017/18 and 0 days in 2018/19 and 0 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Tehran : 362 days in 2017/18 and 0 days in 2018/19 and 0 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Tel Aviv : 106 days in 2017/18 and 112 days in 2018/19 and 237 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Tokyo : 148 days in 2017/18 and 250 days in 2018/19 and 0 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Vienna : 229 days in 2017/18 and 0 days in 2018/19 and 0 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Washington : 354 days in 2017/18 and 437 days in 2018/19 and 347 days in the last 6 months of 2019.
  • Yangon : 0 days in 2017/18 and 259 days in 2018/19 and 524 days in the last 6 months of 2019.

Source: Freedom of Information request.

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