Student Visa Processing Time


The Australian government’s processing time for different visa streams vary. Priority is given to higher education stream applications. But generally we should allow for between 2 to 4 months for the application applications to be processed. The following is just a guideline for different visa stream processing time:

Higher education sector 46 – 78 days
Vocational education & training sector 78 days to 5 months
Schools sectors 4 months to 6 months
Postgraduate research sector 90 days to 5 months
Independent ELICOS sector 77 days to 4 months
Non-award sector 78 days to 5 months

In order to have your application to be processed as early as possible, we strongly advise applicants to prepare and submit complete documents with correct and all the required information.