Skilled Visa Application Processing times


189 Skilled – Independent Points-tested 24 months 35 months
189 Skilled – Independent New Zealand 18 months 24 months
190 Skilled – Nominated 9 months 19 months
476 Skilled – Recognised Graduate 35 months 35 months
485 Temporary Graduate Graduate Work 11 months 17 months
485 Temporary Graduate Post-Study Work 11 months 12 months
491 Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa State/Territory Government Nominated Regional 9 months 18 months
491 Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa Family Sponsored Regional 7 months 14 months
858 Distinguished Talent Global Talent Pathway 80 days 5 months
858 Distinguished Talent Distinguished Talent 23 months 24 months
887 Skilled – Regional 21 months 22 months
Circumstances that affect processing times

Applications are assessed 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.

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