Partner Visa Processing Times, New Delhi, India


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Subclass 300 and 309 processing times in New Delhi, India.

Processing times shown for each month below, are sourced from a Department of Home Affairs (DHA) Freedom of Information release.

Where ‘n/a’ is shown, this means that no processing times were available due to the low numbers of visa finalisations. Processing times are not available where less than 30 visa finalisations have been completed at the specified location for the month.

New Delhi, April 2021: 
489 visas finalised in the month. 1921 applications in the pipeline at end of month.

  • 25% took under 10 months.
  • 25% took between 10 and 14 months.
  • 25% took between 14 and 17 months.
  • 15% took between 17 and 20 months.
  • 10% took over 20 months.

New Delhi, March 2021: 
771 visas finalised in the month. 2434 applications in the pipeline at end of month.

  • 25% took under 14 months.
  • 25% took between 14 and 20 months.
  • 25% took between 20 and 23 months.
  • 15% took between 23 and 24 months.
  • 10% took over 24 months.

New Delhi, February 2021: 
181 visas finalised in the month. 3292 applications in the pipeline at end of month.

  • 25% took under 11 months.
  • 25% took between 11 and 15 months.
  • 25% took between 15 and 18 months.
  • 15% took between 18 and 20 months.
  • 10% took over 20 months.

New Delhi, January 2021: 
76 visas finalised in the month. 3523 applications in the pipeline at end of month.


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  • 25% took under 13 months.
  • 25% took between 13 and 16 months.
  • 25% took between 16 and 19 months.
  • 15% took between 19 and 20 months.
  • 10% took over 20 months.

Finalisations include visa grants, visa refusals, and visa application withdrawals.
Caseloads may be transferred between offices for operational reasons.

Source: FOI Request FA 21/05/00157

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  2. The following shows that there is no guarantee of fixed processing times for a visa.

    These are two subclass 309 Visa applications that were granted on the same date in August 2021, but with very different processing times.

    • 309 granted 25 Aug 2021. Applied 26 Jan 2020. Indian. Processed in India in 19 months.
    • 309 granted 25 Aug 2021. Applied 12 Mar 2021. Indian. Processed in India in 5 months.
  3. During the period 1 January 2019 to 30 April 2021, 81 Prospective Marriage (Subclass 300) visa applications were granted at the New Delhi processing office.

    Source: Freedom of Information Request: FA 21/04/00619

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