Are you in Australia and looking forward to bring your partner here? Well, re-uniting with your partner can be the utmost relief for hundreds of international skilled workers and international students who are currently in Australia. The Department of Home Affairs has always encouraged relieved processing times and application processes for partner visa so that people can re-unite with their companions.
On 23rd May 2019, the Australian Immigration Department released the visa processing times for the April 2019 applicants. Pertaining to this, it will be important to note here that although the figures released by the immigration department show the global averages for the first 75% and last 10%, in reality the applications processed in the month of April 2019 took on average a lot lesser time than those quoted in the first figures.
In addition to this, it would be worth mentioning here that the applications that take considerably longer processing times may be subjected to extra review required and security/documentation checks. These may be caused either due to incomplete paper work and/or documentation, missing files, incorrect/invalid entries and also the applicant from being certain countries where added security checks need to be done.
Offshore Visa Processing Times
Visa 300 – Prospective Marriage (Sub-class 300)
In this visa category, 75% of the applications are processed in under 14 months (March was 13 months)
On the other hand, 10% of the application may take up to 21 months (with March being the 21st month)
Visa 309 – Partner (Provisional) – Subclass 309
75% of the applications were processed in under 13 months (March was 15 months)
10% of the application took up to 19 months (March was 20 months)
Visa 100 – Partner (Permanent) visa – Subclass 100
75% of the applications were processed in under 15 months (March was 20 months)
10% of the application took up to 27 months (March was 34 months)
Onshore Visa Processing times
Following are the timelines for applicants who were onshore at the time of applying
Visa 820 – Partner Temporary – Subclass 820
75% of the applications were processed in under 23 months (March was 21 months)
10% of the application took up to 31 months (March was 28 months)
Visa 801 – Partner Permanent – Subclass 801
75% of the applications were processed in under 19 months (March was 20 months)
10% of the application were processed in over 25 months (March was 26 months)
P.S: The figures were last updated on 23rd May 2019 (for month ending April 2019)
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