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Latest Update on Australia Immigration – Amendment in DHA Global Visa Process Time

Dec 26,2022

Latest Update on Australia Immigration - Amendment in DHA Global Visa Process Time

DHA Global visa processing time indicates how much time your visa application may take to process. The timeframe is based on the overview and estimation that has been taken into a process in recent times. However, this is just an estimate, the time frame is not guaranteed of your application will be finalized within the stipulated time.

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Visa Processing Times Guide

As per the recent change here is the list of the latest update in the DHA Global Visa Process Time.

Visa Stream 25% of Visas Finalised 50% of Visas Finalised 75% of Visas Finalised 90% of Visas Finalised
100 – Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100) 6 Months 13 Months 17 Months 33 Months
101 – Child (subclass 101) 5 Months 10 Months 14 Months 27 Months
102 – Adoption (subclass 102) 4 Months 9 Months 16 Months 27 Months
117 – Orphan Relative (subclass 117) 26 Months 48 Months 64 Months 109 Months
124 – Distinguished Talent (subclass 124) 19 Months 21 Months 27 Months 30 Months
132 – Business Talent (subclass 132) Significant Business History 38 Months 38 Months 40 Months 40 Months
132 – Business Talent (subclass 132) Venture Capital Entrepreneur 14 Months 17 Months 34 Months 40 Months
155 – Resident Return 5 Year (subclass 155) Less than 1 day Less than 1 day 13 Days 3 Months
157 – Resident Return 3mth (subclass 157) Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
159 – Provisional Resident Return (subclass 159) Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
186 – Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) Direct Entry Pathway 68 Days 5 Months 11 Months 14 Months
186 – Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) Agreement Pathway 5 Months 6 Months 8 Months 10 Months
186 – Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) Transition Pathway 3 Months 8 Months 13 Months 19 Months
187 – Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (subclass 187) Direct Entry Pathway 32 Months 35 Months 53 Months 60 Months
187 – Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (subclass 187) Transition Pathway 12 Months 15 Months 18 Months 24 Months
188 – Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188) Business Innovation 17 Months 32 Months 35 Months 37 Months
188 – Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188) Investor 18 Months 30 Months 38 Months 42 Months
188 – Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188) Significant Investor 8 Months 13 Months 17 Months 23 Months
188 – Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188) Premium Investor Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
188 – Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188) Entrepreneur 76 Days 4 Months 7 Months 9 Months
188 – Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188) Business Innovation Extension 7 Months 8 Months 11 Months 14 Months
188 – Business Innovation & Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188) Significant Investor Extension Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
189 – Skilled Independent (subclass 189) Points-Tested 74 Days 80 Days 88 Days 3 Months
189 – Skilled Independent (subclass 189) New Zealand 17 Months 19 Months 21 Months 24 Months
190 – Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) 6 Months 7 Months 11 Months 15 Months
300 – Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) 6 Months 10 Months 23 Months 38 Months
309 – Partner (Provisional) (subclass 309) 5 Months 10 Months 16 Months 36 Months
400 – Temporary Work (short stay) (subclass 400) 5 Days 13 Days 21 Days 31 Days
403 – Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403) Government Agreement 11 Days 19 Days 28 Days 35 Days
403 – Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403) Foreign Government Agency 9 Days 25 Days 4 Months 15 Months
403 – Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403) Domestic Worker (Diplomatic or Consular) 3 Months 7 Months 18 Months 25 Months
403 – Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403) Privileges and Immunities 9 Days 20 Days 29 Days 68 Days
403 – Temporary Work (International Relations) (subclass 403) Pacific Australia Labour Mobility Scheme 1 Day 5 Days 11 Days 18 Days
407 – Training visa (subclass 407) 8 Months 18 Months 23 Months 27 Months
408 – Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408) Entertainment Activities 3 Days 5 Days 7 Days 14 Days
408 – Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408) Research Activities 35 Days 40 Days 43 Days 49 Days
408 – Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408) Religious Work 7 Days 28 Days 63 Days 5 Months
408 – Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408) Special Programs 3 Days 11 Days 30 Days 75 Days
408 – Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408) Invited for Other Social and Cultural Activity 3 Days 7 Days 14 Days 24 Days
408 – Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408) Australian Government Endorsed Events 79 Days 5 Months 9 Months 15 Months
408 – Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408) Exchange Arrangements 9 Days 35 Days 89 Days 23 Months
408 – Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408) Superyacht Crew Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
408 – Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408) Domestic Work for Executives Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
408 – Temporary Work Activity visa (subclass 408) Sporting Activities 3 Days 11 Days 22 Days 35 Days
417 – Working Holiday (subclass 417) Less than 1 day Less than 1 day 4 Days 20 Days
445 – Dependent Child (subclass 445) 4 Months 5 Months 7 Months 10 Months
461 – NZ Citizen Family Relationship (subclass 461) 7 Months 16 Months 26 Months 40 Months
462 – Work and Holiday (subclass 462) 2 Days 15 Days 38 Days 63 Days
476 – Skilled – Recognised Graduate (subclass 476) 6 Months 10 Months 39 Months 41 Months
482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) Short-term 17 Days 45 Days 87 Days 7 Months
482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) Medium-term 14 Days 32 Days 61 Days 4 Months
482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) Labour Agreement 20 Days 40 Days 64 Days 4 Months
482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) Nomination 0 days 11 days 43 days 86 days
482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) Sponsorship 9 days 11 days 49 days 71 days
485 – Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) Graduate Work 5 Months 8 Months 11 Months 15 Months
485 – Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) Post-Study Work 4 Months 8 Months 11 Months 14 Months
489 – Skilled Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (subclass 489) 37 Months 38 Months 42 Months 48 Months
491 – Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 491) State/Territory Government Nominated Regional 11 Months 19 Months 29 Months 30 Months
491 – Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 491) Family-Sponsored Regional 5 Months 6 Months 14 Months 31 Months
494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (provisional) (subclass 494) Employer-Sponsored 87.25 Days 8 Months 12 Months 15 Months
494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (provisional) (subclass 494) Labour Agreement 4 Months 5 Months 6 Months 7 Months
500 – Student visa (subclass 500) Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector 7 Days 14 Days 29 Days 3 Months
500 – Student visa (subclass 500) Postgraduate Research Sector 22 Days 88 Days 8 Months 10 Months
500 – Student visa (subclass 500) Independent ELICOS Sector 10 Days 21 Days 52 Days 90 Days
500 – Student visa (subclass 500) Schools Sector 14 Days 20 Days 37 Days 78 Days
500 – Student visa (subclass 500) Vocational Education and Training Sector 32 Days 3 Months 6 Months 12 Months
500 – Student visa (subclass 500) Higher Education Sector 11 Days 29 Days 3 Months 8 Months
500 – Student visa (subclass 500) Non-Award Sector Less than 1 day Less than 1 day 5 Days 11 Days
590 – Student Guardian visa (subclass 590) 16 Days 34 Days 70 Days 5 Months
600 – Visitor (subclass 600) Tourist 8 Days 16 Days 33 Days 85 Days
600 – Visitor (subclass 600) Sponsored Family 8 Days 14 Days 22 Days 36 Days
600 – Visitor (subclass 600) Business Visitor 3 Days 7 Days 18 Days 30 Days
602 – Medical Treatment (subclass 602) – outside Australia 1 Day 7 Days 29 Days 63 Days
651 – eVisitor (subclass 651) Less than 1 day Less than 1 day Less than 1 day Less than 1 day
771 – Transit (subclass 771) 1 Day 4 Days 15 Days 29 Days
801 – Partner (subclass 801) 6 Months 10 Months 17 Months 25 Months
802 – Child (subclass 802) 5 Months 7 Months 11 Months 15 Months
808 – Confirmatory (Residence) (subclass 808) Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
820 – Partner (subclass 820) 6 Months 9 Months 19 Months 38 Months
837 – Orphan Relative (subclass 837) Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
858 – Global Talent (subclass 858) Global Talent Pathway 40 days 57 Days 4 Months 7 Months
870 – Sponsored Parent (temporary) visa (subclass 870) Visa Application 57 Days 74 Days 4 Months 7 Months
870 – Sponsored Parent (temporary) visa (subclass 870) Sponsorship 64 days 71 days 78 days 4 months
887 – Skilled-Regional (subclass 887) 24 Months 26 Months 26 Months 27 Months
888 – Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888) Business Innovation 26 Months 27 Months 29 Months 31 Months
888 – Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888) Investor Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
888 – Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888) Premium Investor Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
888 – Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888) Significant Investor 26 Months 27 Months 30 Months 34 Months
888 – Business Innovation & Investment (Permanent) (subclass 888) Entrepreneur Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
890 – Business Owner (subclass 890) Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
891 – Investor (subclass 891) Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
892 – State Sponsored Business Owner (subclass 892) Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
893 – Sponsored Investor (subclass 893) Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available Processing times are not available
988 – Maritime Crew (subclass 988) Less than 1 day Less than 1 day 1 Day 10 Days
Source: immi.homeaffairs.gov.au

 

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Highlights of the Changes in DHA Global Visa Process Times

The Australian government is concerned about the visa process times and as per the recent media release as well as Australian immigration news from the department, here are the significant updates the department is about to implement.

  • The Government is increasing the number of staff to speed up the processing time as well as to perform critical tasks.
  • To increase the processing time, the department is reallocating the staff to focus on those applicants who applied for Australia PR under the offshore skilled category, or apply an Australia Student Visa or visitor visa
  • The department is also reviewing the process and improvising it without affecting the programs’ integrity.
  • According to the department’s update, the processing time will improve in the coming months.
  • The median processing times for key programs that show the most accurate way to show the amount of time usually take the most visa applications to be finalized. Processing Times* by client location – 50 per cent (median)
November 2022
Visa Program Visa Category In Australia Outside Australia
Permanent Skilled (Permanent) 7 Months 6 Months
Partner (First Stage) 9 Months 10 Months
Temporary Skilled (Temporary) 46 Days 28 Days
Student 4 Months 16 Days
Visitor 87 Days Less than 1 Day
Working Holiday Maker 1 Day Less than 1 Day

Conclusion

The idea of updating the global visa processing time is bring more and more offshore Immigrants to Australia. Moreover, the change in timings also supports those candidates who were waiting for their turn since long due to the Wuhan virus pandemic.

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