Partner visa processing times

Last updated: 20 March 2018 (for month ending 28 February 2018)

Visa Type Stream (if available) 75% of applications processed in 90% of applications processed in
partner visa processing times
100 Partner* 20 months 23 months
300 Prospective Marriage 11 months 15 months
309 Partner (Provisional) 11 months 15 months
801 Partner* 18 months 23 months
820 Partner 20 months 24 months
*Processing time for subclass 801 Partner (permanent) visa and 100 Partner (permanent) visa is from date of eligibility (2 years after the 820/801 or 309/100 application is lodged) to finalisation.

Circumstances that affect processing times

We assess applications on a case-by-case basis, and actual processing times can vary due to individual circumstances including:

  • whether you have lodged a complete application, including all necessary supporting documents
  • how promptly you respond to any requests for additional information
  • how long it takes to perform required checks on the supporting information provided
  • how long it takes to receive additional information from external agencies, particularly in relation to health, character, and national security requirements
  • for permanent migration visa applications, how many places are available in the migration programme
  • for citizenship applications, the time taken to attend a Citizenship Ceremony or receive a Citizenship Certificate.

Contact us today for a commitment free briefing with our Registered Migration Agents in Melbourne to find more about your visa options.