Partner & Parent 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
Family and partner visas
100 Partner* 20 months 23 months
101 Child 10 months 17 months
102 Adoption Unavailable due to low volume of applications. Unavailable due to low volume of applications.
117 Orphan Relative 56 months 63 months
143 Contributory Parent (Migrant) 38 months 39 months
173 Contributory Parent (Temporary) 36 months 38 months
300 Prospective Marriage 11 months 15 months
309 Partner (Provisional) 11 months 15 months
445 Dependent Child 8 months 12 months
461 New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) 14 months 23 months
801 Partner* 18 months 23 months
802 Child 12 months 13 months
820 Partner 20 months 24 months
837 Orphan Relative Unavailable due to low volume of applications. Unavailable due to low volume of applications.
864 Contributory Aged-Parent (Residence) Unavailable due to low volume of applications. Unavailable due to low volume of applications.
884 Contributory Aged-Parent (Temporary) Unavailable due to low volume of applications. Unavailable due to low volume of applications.
*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.