subclass 820 Visa Processing Times in 2020

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Partner Onshore Temporary visa (subclass 820) Processing Times in 2020.

In 2019-20 the average processing time for a subclass 820 visa was 17 months.  In 2018-19 it was 16.3 months.

These are the official times quoted by Australian Immigration, for the visas finalised in each month.

Subclass 820 Visa Processing Times December 2020

Last updated: 24 January 2021 (for month ending December 2020)

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January 2021 times shown at Partner Visa Processing Times January 2021

  • Dec 2020: 23-28 = 75% took up to 23 months.  10% took over 28 months.
  • Nov 2020: 23-27 = 75% took up to 23 months.  10% took over 27 months.
  • Oct 2020: 23-28 = 75% took up to 23 months.  10% took over 28 months.
  • Sep 2020: 22-27 = 75% took up to 22 months.  10% took over 27 months.
  • Aug 2020: 23-27 = 75% took up to 23 months.  10% took over 27 months.
  • Jul 2020: 20-25 = 75% took up to 20 months.  10% took over 25 months.
  • Jun 2020: 19-24 = 75% took up to 19 months.  10% took over 24 months.
  • May 2020: 19-25 = 75% took up to 19 months.  10% took over 25 months.
  • Apr 2020: 21-28 = 75% took up to 21 months.  10% took over 28 months.
  • Mar 2020: 24-29 = 75% took up to 24 months.  10% took over 29 months.
  • Feb 2020: 26-31 = 75% took up to 26 months.  10% took over 31 months.
  • Jan 2020: 24-31 = 75% took up to 24 months.  10% took over 31 months.
  • Dec 2019: 22-27 = 75% took up to 22 months.  10% took over 27 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.

Partner Visa Processing Times December 2020

Visa75% of Visas Processed in up to15% of Visas processed between10% Of Visas Processed in over
10016 months16 & 22 months22 months
300 - PMV19 months19 & 24 months24 months
30919 months19 & 23 months23 months
80111 months11 & 20 months20 months
82023 months23 & 28 months28 months
Last updated: 24 January 2021 (for month ending December 2020)
N/A indicates that insufficient visas were finalised to produce meaningful statistics. Probably under 5.

Final 2019-20 subclass 820 visa statistics

In 2019-20 a total of 26,320 subclass 820 visas were granted, with half taking under 17 months, and half taking over 17 months, to be finalised.
Source: Department of Home Affairs FOI request FA 20/08/00333


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The processing times for these visas would normally be reported as 21-27, with 75% being under 21 months, and 90% being under 27 months, even though half took under 17 months.  (In 2018-19, half took under 16.3 months.)

The actual times, broken down further are:

  • 25% took under 14 months.
  • 25% took between 14 and 17 months.
  • 25% took between 17 and 21 months.
  • 15% took between 21 and 27 months.
  • 10% took over 27 months.

subclass 820 processing times

For examples of ACTUAL processing times see the comments section at the end of this post..
If you wish to add YOUR grant times to these pages, please complete our subclass 820 survey here.

It should be noted that the  average  processing time is often a lot less than the 75% maximum figure quoted.

2018-19 subclass 820 visa statistics

The average processing time for the 26,118 subclass 820 visas finalised in the 2018/19 year was 497 calendar days (16.3 months).
75% were done in under 626 days (20.6 months).

Source: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au

Partner Visa Processing Times November 2020

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The information we give is based on personal experiences, reading and formulation of available statistics.
Some Visa Applicants might find an Experienced Australian Migration Agent of great assistance.

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