Visa processing time
This page indicates current average timeframe for visa processing at the Australian Embassy, Yangon.
This information should be considered as a guideline only - actual processing times may vary. Please note that while we endeavour to deliver a quick service, we cannot guarantee that your application will be processed within average timeframes. Individual cases may take longer due to case complexity and workload at the Embassy. For global standard processing time please visit Visa Processing Time Service Standards
If you are planning to travel, especially on a visitor visa, during a peak period such as February, March, April, July, August or September, we strongly encourage you to apply for your visa as early as possible, preferably 1 month prior to your proposed travel date.
Please note that we are unable to provide any updates on the progress of your application if it is within the timeframes highlighted below.
|Visa types||DIBP Global Service Standard||
Current processing time in Yangon
(lodged through AVAC)
|Visitors||1 month||10 working days|
|Transit||5 working days|
|Business Visitors||1 month||10 working days|
Assessment Level 3 - 3 to 4 months
Assessment Level 2 - 21 days
Assessment Level 3 - 1 month
AL Exempt - 1 month
|Returning Residents||2 weeks||10 working days|
Note: If applicants require a medical examination or character requirements, the processing times may vary significantly and will take longer.
All permanent visa applications will be transferred and processed in the Visa Office in Bangkok, Thailand. Applicants or authorised recipients will be allocated a case officer with his/her contact detail.
DIBP Global Service Standard
|Current processing time in Bangkok, Thailand|
|Partner Migration (subclass 300, 309, 100)||12 months||12 months|
|Other Family Migration (subclass 114, 115, 116)||
Cap and Queue
See more information at Other Family Visa Queue
|Child Migration (subclass 101, 102, 445, 117)||14 months||10 months|
|Refugees||12 months||12 months|
Note: Currently, high numbers of applications and a limited number of Special Humaintarian Program places means that it may take several years for \'split family\' applications to be decided.
Citizenship by Descent
All citizenship by descent applications will be transferred and processed in the Visa Office in Bangkok, Thailand.
|Visa types||DIBP Global Service Standard||Estimated processing time|
|Citizenship by Descent||1 month||Approximately 3 weeks|
Last updated 12 May 2015