Visa processing times
Our standards say that we will process:
- 90 per cent of non-settlement applications within 3 weeks, 98% within 6 weeks and 100% within 12 weeks of the application date; and
- 95 per cent of settlement applications within 12 weeks and 100% within 24 weeks of the application date.
We define one week as 5 working days.
Our visa processing times are updated every month.
You can use this information as a guide to how long it may take to process your application, but we cannot guarantee that your application will be processed within that time.