How long is the Partner Visa processing time for 2017?

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One of the most commonly asked questions we receive is ‘how long will it take for my Australian Partner Visa to be approved?’

New financial year for the Department of immigration usually sees an introduction of some new rules or changes. However this year Partner Visa applicants need not worry, as you won’t be affected. Great news!

Keep in mind while reading this immigration laws change frequently, so when your reading this article the article and laws may not be relevant, so make sure you book a free consultation with us at Migration Specialist so we can assess your situation and help you lodge any Australian visa.

lets talk about the processing times when it comes to a partner visa. Unfortunately the processing time with partner visa applications has not changed this year. For couples applying for Partner Visa from onshore Australia (Subclass 820 Visa) the average processing time is roughly 18 months.

For couples applying offshore, outside of Australia, visa applications are taking roughly between 11 to 16 months.

For the prospective marriage visas, the processing time for your application could take anywhere between 12 to 18 months.

Whether you’ve already lodged an application or plan on lodging an application its evident that the Department of Immigration are facing delays. And its difficult to now how long each individual application will take.

Partner Visa application Australia processing time 2017

Migration Specialists can assist you in your Australian visa applications

Circumstances that affect partner visa processing times:

At migration Specialists we assess each Partner Visa application on a individual basis, and actual processing times can vary depending on individual case circumstances, which include:

  • Whether you have lodged a complete application, and lodged all the required supporting documents
  • How quickly you respond to any requests for additional information by the Department of Immigration
  • How long it takes for the checks on the supporting information to be performed
  • How long additional information from external agencies, especially information related to the applicants character, health and national security requirements.
  • For permanent migration visa applications, how many places are available in the program.
  • For parent Visa application they will assess things such are how genuine the relationship is and view all supporting documents.

Where can i view processing times?

Processing times for specific visas can be viewed on the specific subclass visa page on the Australian Border webpage. Applicants or potential applicants should check on a regular basis to ensure they know the current processing times for their visa.

How can Migration Specialists help with your Partner Visa?

While the average processing times for Partner Visa vary widely, the most important and simple step you can take to ensure a quick and efficient processing time is to lodge a complete application without errors – if the Department needs further information from you it can add about a month on to your processing time each time. At Migration Specialist we have experience lodging complete and correct Partner visa applications. We can prepare you application or even just review your application before you lodge it, ensuring your money is well spent.

Do you need help with an Australian Visa application?

At Migration Specialists we are experienced in assisting applicants in all matters relating to Australian visa applications. Our areas of expertise include Partner Visa’s, Parent Visas, Business Visas, Skilled Migration Visas as well as Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) Review, Judicial Review and Ministerial Intervention.

If you need further help concerning your Visa Application or what avenues are available for you, you can contact us through:

P: 1300 943 457

M: 0411 333 082


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