Australian Embassy
Republic of Korea
Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Application Processing Time Service Standards

The tables below detail the processing time services standards for visas and other services processed at the Visa Section in Seoul and those lodged online.

NOTE: Service standards are indicative only and actual processing times may vary depending on a range of factors. For more details,
See: Service Standards

Visitor Visa

Visa Application Lodged in Seoul (By Online/Paper)
Visitor (sublcass 600) 8 working days
Medical Treatment (subclass 602) 8 working days
Transit (sublclass 771) 9 working days


* For global service standards for elodged Visitor visas, please visit Visitor visa processing times.
  See: Information for visa applicants applying during the Christmas and New Year period
 

Working Holiday Visa

Visa Application Lodged Online
Working Holiday (subclass 417) (First) - Process in Hobart 6 calendar days
Working Holiday (sublcass 417) (Second) - Process in Cairns

3 weeks

 

Student Visa

Visa Application Lodged Online
Student Visa (subclass 500) 1 calendar month
Student Guardian visa (subclass 590) 1 calendar month

 
 * For global service standards for elodged Student visas, please visit Student, Training and Research visa processing times.

 
Temporary Work and Residence Visa

Visa Application  
Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) (subclass 400) - Low Risk 5 working days
Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) (subclass 400) - High Risk 1 month
Other Temporary Work Visas (subclass 403, 405, 407, 408, 410) - Low Risk 2 months
Other Temporary Work Visas (subclass 403, 405, 407, 408, 410) - High Risk 3 months
New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) (subclass 461) 2 months
Note: Definition - low/high risk

The terms 'Low risk' and 'High risk' show whether passport holders are eligible to apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA).  Low risk applies to nationals from countries which issue ETA eleigible passport.  High risk countries are those which are not ETA eligible.
See: ETA Eligible Passports

Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa

Visa Application Lodged in Seoul Lodged Online
Temporary Work (Skilled)
(subclass 457)
N/A 2-3 months


 

 

Family Migration Visa

Visa Application Lodged in Seoul (By Online/Paper)
Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) 9-12 months
Partner (subclass 309/100) 9-12 months
Child (subclass 101/102/445) 9-12 months


* For global service standards for Other Family visa, please visit Other family visa queue.
 

Resident Return Visa

Visa Application Lodged in Seoul (By Paper)
Resident Return Visa (subclass 155/157/159) 5 working days


* For global service standards for elodged Resident Return visas, please visit Resident Return visa processing times.
 

Citizenship by Descent

Application Lodged in Seoul (By Online/Paper)
Citizenship by Descent 3 weeks

Other Services

Service - Seoul Processing Time
Passport Update 2 working days
International Movement Record Request 2 weeks
Visa Cancellation 2 weeks
Australian Citizenship Acquired Date Confirmation Letter By Appointment Only



Last Updated 17/03/2017