Global visa and citizenship processing times are available on our website for your information. The latest processing times will give you a better idea of how long it is taking to process a particular visa subclass, stream or citizenship application.
Processing times will be updated monthly to reflect current caseloads and processing pressures, and will be available for most visa subclasses and citizenship application types. We do not publish processing times for some subclasses, as they are closed to new entrants, or capped and queued.
Processing times are impacted by changes in application volumes, seasonal peaks, complexity of cases, and incomplete applications.
To ensure that your application falls within the published processing times, you must lodge a complete application. Your application will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, and actual processing times can vary due to individual circumstances.
Processing times include applications lodged online and by paper.
For detailed processing times for each visa and citizenship type, please see Global visa and citizenship processing times .