Visitor Visas Processing Times

Processing Times for Australian Visitor Visas.

Visitor Visa Processing Times can be affected by various factors, including the nationality of the applicant, the quality of the application, missing information, various checks taking longer than normal, etc.

Processing times for Visitor Visas are also affected by the type of Visitor Visa being applied for. These different Visa Streams are listed below.

January 2020 subclass 600 Visa Processing Times.

  • Tourist: 75% were completed within 18 days and 10% taking over 32 days.
  • Sponsored Family: 75% were completed within 62 days and 10% taking over 75 days.
  • Approved Destination Status: Unavailable.
  • Frequent Traveller: Unavailable.
  • Business Visitor: 75% were completed within 12 days and 10% taking over 20 days.
  • APEC Business Visitor: 75% were completed within 1 day and 10% taking over 5 days.

Last updated: 21 February 2020 (for application finalised in January 2020)


Older Visa Processing Times

September 2019 subclass 600 Visa Processing Times
  • Tourist Stream: 75% finalised in 19 days or less, 10% took over 26 days.
  • Sponsored Family Stream: 75% finalised in 21 days or less, 10% took over 36 days.
  • Approved Destination Status stream: 75% finalised in 2 days or less, 10% took over 4 days.
  • Frequent Traveller stream: 75% finalised in 6 days or less, 10% took over 7 days.
  • Business Visitor stream: 75% finalised in 10 days or less, 10% took over 18 days.
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The information we give is based on personal experiences, reading and formulation of available statistics.
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