Australian Embassy

Visa Processing Time

Global visa and citizenship processing times

Global visa and citizenship processing times will be updated monthly, providing you with an indicative timeframe for processing applications. Processing times are impacted each month by changes in application volumes, seasonal peaks, complex cases, and incomplete applications. Processing times include applications lodged online and by paper.

For current processing times please visit:  Global visa and citizenship processing times

If you wish to travel during a peak period such as February, March, April, July, August, September or December we strongly encourage you to apply for your visa as early as possible, at least one month before your intended travel date.

Please note that we are unable to provide any updates on the progress of your application if it is within the global processing time. We are unable to expedite visa applications on the grounds of pre-booked travel commitments.


Last updated 27 June 2018