Department of Immigration & Border Protection (DIBP) Processing Times

The Department of Immigration & Border Protection (DIBP) aim to visa applications in the timeframe specified for the relevant visa category.

Actual processing times are dependent on a number of factors, such as:

  • whether you have provided all necessary supporting documents when you lodge your application
  • how well and how promptly you respond to any requests for additional information
  • how long it takes to complete any required checks on information you have provided to support your application
  • how long it takes to receive additional information required from areas outside the department particularly in relation to health character and national security
  • how many places are available in the migration programme.

All visa processing times are now available on the Department’s website:

The figures provided will also be the time frames that 75% and 90% of applications are processed in.

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