Partner Visa Processing Times, Santiago, Chile


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Subclass 300 and 309 processing times in Santiago, Chile.

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.

Santiago, April 2021: 
33 visas finalised in the month. 557 applications in the pipeline at end of month.

  • 25% took under 11 months.
  • 25% took between 11 and 12 months.
  • 25% took between 12 and 21 months.
  • 15% took between 21 and 24 months.
  • 10% took over 24 months.

Santiago, March 2021: 
113 visas finalised in the month. 575 applications in the pipeline at end of month.

  • 25% took under 10 months.
  • 25% took between 10 and 15 months.
  • 25% took between 15 and 22 months.
  • 15% took between 22 and 23 months.
  • 10% took over 23 months.

Santiago, February 2021: 
40 visas finalised in the month. 675 applications in the pipeline at end of month.

  • 25% took under 8 months.
  • 25% took between 8 and 13 months.
  • 25% took between 13 and 20 months.
  • 15% took between 20 and 21 months.
  • 10% took over 21 months.

Santiago, January 2021: 
38 visas finalised in the month. 607 applications in the pipeline at end of month.


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  • 25% took under 7 months.
  • 25% took between 7 and 8 months.
  • 25% took between 8 and n19 months.
  • 15% took between n19 and 21 months.
  • 10% took over 21 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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