What is Australia Student Visa Processing Time?
The Australian Department of Home Affairs assess the applications lodged with it on case by case basis. The applicant can assist the Department of Home Affairs in improving the processing time by lodging a complete decision ready application.
The checklist provided by the department or by applicant's representative can help the applicant to make sure they attached all the required documents to the application. See all required documents here: Student Visa 500 Checklist
Australian student visa processing time 2023 can vary due to individual circumstances including:
Many student visa applications finalised recently had been lodged for some months while borders were closed due to COVID. As borders reopen, the Australia student visa application processing time is as follows:
The processing times mentioned above are not applicable to student visa extension processing time Australia, lodged onshore while the the applicant is in Australia on student visa.
The processing time for Australian student visa in various streams is as mentioned above.
You should plan about 2 - 3 Months for assessment level 2 and 3 applications. For assessment level 1 applications it can be less than a month.
From the time of lodged to finalisation of the visa application the Australian embassy or High Commission will take about 1 - 3 Months in processing of Australian student visa application.
Student visa Australia processing time has continued to vary throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Student visa processing times for applicants outside Australia are now being prioritised to allow new students to enter Australia and commence their studies. Therefore processing times for this group of students are faster. In July 2023 approximately 90% of applications, where the applicant was outside Australia were finalised in 24 days.
Student dependent visa processing time depends on whether student dependent is lodging the application within 1 year of grant of student to the primary student visa holder, or after 1 year has lapsed. If the student dependent lodges application within 1 year of the student visa grant to the primary student visa holder, then dependent's application may take up to 1 year to process. In other circumstances it will be subject to normal processing times as other student visa applications.
The student visa renewal is a new application lodged while the student is already in Australia on student visa. The processing time can vary from 2 to 4 months.
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