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Offshore Prospective Marriage Visa (subclass 300) Processing Times.

These are the official times quoted by Australian Immigration, for the subclass 300 Prospective Marriage Visas finalised in each month.

Subclass 300 Processing Times in 2021.

  • Nov 2021: information due in mid November.
  • Oct 2021: 28-35 = 75% took up to 28 months.  10% took over 35 months.
  • Sep 2021: 23-30 = 75% took up to 23 months.  10% took over 30 months.
  • Aug 2021: 25-34 = 75% took up to 25 months.  10% took over 34 months
  • Jul 2021: 24-28 = 75% took up to 24 months.  10% took over 28 months.
  • Jun 2021: 23-27 = 75% took up to 23 months.  10% took over 27 months.
  • May 2021: 23-28 = 75% took up to 23 months.  10% took over 28 months.
  • Apr 2021: 22-26 = 75% took up to 22 months.  10% took over 26 months.
  • Mar 2021: 22-30 = 75% took up to 22 months.  10% took over 30 Months.
  • Feb 2021: 18-29 = 75% took up to 18 months.  10% took over 29 Months.
  • Jan 2021: 18-28 = 75% took up to 18 months.  10% took over 28 Months.

Subclass 300 Processing Times in 2020.

  • Dec 2020: 19-24 = 75% took up to 19 months.  10% took over 24 Months, 14.6 month average.
  • Nov 2020: 19-21 = 75% took up to 19 months.  10% took over 21 Months, 11.8 months average.
  • Oct 2020: 16-29 = 75% took up to 16 months.  10% took over 29 Months, 15.4 months average.
  • Sep 2020: 18.4 months average.
  • Aug 2020: 26-30 = 75% took up to 26 months.  10% took over 30 Months, 19.4 months average.
  • Jul 2020:  16-29 = 75% took up to 16 months.  10% took over 29 Months, 16.3 months average.
  • Jun 2020: 16-18 = 75% took up to 16 months.  10% took over 18 Months, 14.4 months average.
  • May 2020: 15.2 months average.
  • Apr 2020:  13.1 months average.
  • Mar 2020: 13-17 = 75% took up to 13 months.  10% took over 17 months, 10.8 months average.
  • Feb 2020: 15-21 = 75% took up to 15 months.  10% took over 21 months, 11.9 months average.
  • Jan 2020: 16-22 = 75% took up to 16 months.  10% took over 22 months, 12.9 months average.

Subclass 300 Processing Times in 2019.

  • Dec 2019: 17-23 = 75% took up to 17 months.  10% took over 23 months. Half took 13.8 months or less.
  • Nov 2019: 18-24 = 75% took up to 18 months.  10% took over 24 months. Half took 14.5 months or less.
  • Oct 2019: 17-20 = 75% took up to 17 months.  10% took over 20 months. Half took 13.8 months or less.
  • Sep 2019: 15-19 = 75% took up to 15 months.  10% took over 19 months. Half took 11.3 months or less.
  • Aug 2019: 17-22 = 75% took up to 17 months.  10% took over 22 months. Half took 12.9 months or less.
  • Jul 2019: 15-22 = 75% took up to 15 months.  10% took over 22 months. Half took 12.5 months or less.
  • Jun 2019: 16-22 = 75% took up to 16 months.  10% took over 22 months. Half took 12.1 months or less.
  • May 2019: 12-16 = 75% took up to 12 months.  10% took over 16 months. Half took 9.6 months or less.
  • Apr 2019: 14-21 = 75% took up to 14 months.  10% took over 21 months. Half took 11.8 months or less.
  • Mar 2019: 13-21 = 75% took up to 13 months.  10% took over 21 months. Half took 11.3 months or less.
  • Feb 2019: 15-21 = 75% took up to 15 months.  10% took over 21 months. Half took 11.7 months or less.

Subclass 300 Processing Times in 2018.

  • September 2018: 75% under 13 months and 10% over 16 months
  • August 2018: 75% under 13 months and 10% over 17 months
  • July 2018: 75% under 14 months and 10% over 17 months
  • June 2018: 75% under 18 months and 10% over 23 months
  • March 2018: 75% under 11 months and 10% over 13 months
  • February 2018: 75% under 11 months and 10% over ?? months

Subclass 300 Processing Times in 2017.

  • August 2017: 75% under 13 months and 10% over 17 months

They show the maximum time that it took for the fastest 75%, and the minimum time it took for the slowest 10%, of visas finalised (granted or refused) in that month.

Subclass 300 Processing Times 2020

The following table shows the average months processing time that it took for each month, and for each percentile group, as shown by FoI request 21/02/00043.

For example, in January 2020, the fastest 25% took an average of 9 months. The next 25% (the 50% percentile) took an average of 11 months. The next 25% (the 75% percentile) took an average of 15 months.

Month 25% 50% 75%
Jan 2020 9 11 15
Feb 2020 9 11 14
Mar 2020 7 10 12
Apr 2020 12 12 13
May 2020 13 16 17
Jun 2020 13 14 16
Jul 2020 12 14 16
Aug 2020 12 14 26
Sep 2020 11 14 25
Oct 2020 10 12 16
Nov 2020 5 9 19
Dec 2020 6 10 19

In December 2020, the fastest 25% took an average of 6 months. The next 25% (the 50% percentile) took an average of 10 months. The next 25% (the 75% percentile) took an average of 19 months.

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