Business Visa application 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
Visitor visas
600 Visitor Business Visitor 9 days 20 days
132 Business Talent Significant Business History 15 months Unavailable due to low volume of applications.
132 Business Talent Venture Capital Entrepreneur Unavailable due to low volume of applications. Unavailable due to low volume of applications.
188 Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Significant Investor Unavailable due to low volume of applications. Unavailable due to low volume of applications.
188 Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Investor 18 months 20 months
188 Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Business Innovation 15 months 22 months
188 Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Premium Investor Unavailable due to low volume of applications. Unavailable due to low volume of applications.
188 Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Entrepreneur Unavailable due to low volume of applications. Unavailable due to low volume of applications.
888 Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) Unavailable due to low volume of applications. Unavailable due to low volume of applications.
890 Business Owner Unavailable due to low volume of applications. Unavailable due to low volume of applications.
891 Investor Unavailable due to low volume of applications. Unavailable due to low volume of applications.
892 State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner 19 months 21 months
893 State/Territory Sponsored Business Investor Unavailable due to low volume of applications. Unavailable due to low volume of applications.

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.