subclass 801 Visa Processing Times


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Partner Onshore Permanent visa (subclass 801) Processing Times.

In November 2021 the average processing time for a subclass 801 visa was 7 months.

In 2019-20 the average processing time for a subclass 801 visa was ?? months.

In 2018-19 the average processing time for a subclass 801 visa was 14.4 months.

These are the official times quoted by Australian Immigration, for the subclass 801 Partner Visas finalised in each month.

Subclass 801 Processing Times in 2021.

  • Dec 2021: information due in mid January.
  • Nov 2021: 12-20 = 75% took up to 12 months.  10% took over 20 months.
  • Oct 2021: 11-17 = 75% took up to 11 months.  10% took over 17 months.
  • Sep 2021: 10-17 = 75% took up to 10 months.  10% took over 17 months.
  • Aug 2021: 9-14 = 75% took up to 9 months.  10% took over 14 months.
  • Jul 2021: 12-20 = 75% took up to 12 months.  10% took over 20 months.
  • Jun 2021: 11-19 = 75% took up to 11 months.  10% took over 19 months.
  • May 2021: 11-19 = 75% took up to 11 months.  10% took over 19 months.
  • Apr 2021: 11-17 = 75% took up to 11 months.  10% took over 17 months.
  • Mar 2021: 13-21 = 75% took up to 13 months.  10% took over 21 months.
  • Feb 2021: 16-22 = 75% took up to 16 months.  10% took over 22 months.
  • Jan 2021: 12-21 = 75% took up to 12 months.  10% took over 21 months.

Subclass 801 Processing Times in 2020.

  • Dec 2020: 11-20 = 75% took up to 11 months.  10% took over 20 months.
  • Nov 2020: 11-19 = 75% took up to 11 months.  10% took over 19 months.
  • Oct 2020: 15-19 = 75% took up to 15 months.  10% took over 19 months.
  • Sep 2020: 13-20 = 75% took up to 13 months.  10% took over 20 months.
  • Aug 2020: 11-22 = 75% took up to 11 months.  10% took over 22 months.
  • Jul 2020: 13-25 = 75% took up to 13 months.  10% took over 25 months.
  • Jun 2020: 7-17 = 75% took up to 7 months.  10% took over 17 months.
  • May 2020: 11-18 = 75% took up to 11 months.  10% took over 18 months.
  • Apr 2020: 10-19 = 75% took up to 10 months.  10% took over 19 months.
  • Mar 2020: 13-21 = 75% took up to 13 months.  10% took over 21 months.
  • Feb 2020: 11-22 = 75% took up to 11 months.  10% took over 22 months.
  • Jan 2020: 12-20 = 75% took up to 12 months.  10% took over 20 months.

Subclass 801 Processing Times in 2019.

  • Dec 2019: 12-19 = 75% took up to 12 months.  10% took over 19 months.
  • Nov 2019: 16-24 = 75% took up to 16 months.  10% took over 24 months.
  • Oct 2019: 18-26 = 75% took up to 18 months.  10% took over 26 months.
  • Sep 2019: 20-27 = 75% took up to 20 months.  10% took over 27 months.
  • Aug 2019: 17-24 = 75% took up to 17 months. 10% took over 24 months.
  • Jul 2019: 19-25 = 75% took up to 19 months. 10% took over 25 months.
  • Jun 2019: 22-26 = 75% took up to 22 months. 10% took over 26 months.
  • May 2019: 22-26 = 75% took up to 22 months. 10% took over 26 months.
  • Apr 2019: 19-25 = 75% took up to 19 months. 10% took over 25 months.
  • Mar 2019: 20-26 = 75% took up to 20 months. 10% took over 26 months.
  • Feb 2019: 19-24 = 75% took up to 19 months. 10% took over 24 months.

Subclass 801 Processing Times in 2018.

  • Sep 2018: 18-24 = 75% took up to 18 months. 10% took over 24 months.
  • Aug 2018: 18-25 = 75% took up to 18 months. 10% took over 25 months.
  • Jul 2018: 20-26 = 75% took up to 20 months. 10% took over 26 months.
  • Jun 2018: 16-23 = 75% took up to 16 months. 10% took over 23 months.
  • Mar 2018: 18-22 = 75% took up to 18 months. 10% took over 22 months.

Subclass 801 Processing Times in 2017.

  • Aug 2017: 16-22 = 75% took up to 16 months. 10% took over 22 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 in that month.

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  2. subclass 801 processing times.

    Actual processing times for subclass 801 visas finalised in November 2021.

    Global median average of 7 months.

    25% finalised in under 4 months.
    25% finalised between 4 and 7 months.
    25% finalised between 7 and 12 months.
    15% finalised between 12 and 20 months.
    10% finalised in over 20 months.

  3. I’ll never understand the logic and inconsistency of Australian visa processing times. Immigration asks an impossible amount of detail, and then sits on it arbitrarily with no feedback at all. A shockingly poor treatment.
    What policy outcome is such treatment aimed at achieving? The liberal conservative government needs to answer.

    1. Visa processing times vary a lot based on many different factors. The average is about a year, but some offshore processing takes longer in some countries than in others, and is totally out of the control of the Immigration department, or the government of any persuasion.

      Processing times can vary for many reasons, here are some changes with the two political parties in power at each time.

      In 2006-07 the times were 5-9 for the subclass 801, under a Lib/Nat Government.
      In 2008-09 the times were 7-11 for the subclass 801, under a Labor Government.
      In 2013-14 the times were 4-11 for the subclass 801, under a Lib/Nat Government.

      Reasons for delays can include the numbers of applications received, which can easily have an effect on times, due to quantity.

      I do agree that they give very little feedback, and they could work on that, but that means more time spent giving feedback rather than processing visas.

      You ask: “What policy outcome is such treatment aimed at achieving?” My guess is that it helps the government to keep the numbers of grants down to the specified number in the budget. If they make it harder and more expensive, it might cut down on the number of applicants, allowing faster grants. However, it seems that no matter how much it costs, or how long it takes, it does not seem to cut down the numbers applying.

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