Australian Embassy

After you lodge

Track your application

If you apply online, you can track the progress of your visa or citizenship application through ImmiAccount,

Processing Times

Check the current global processing times prior to lodging a visa. Processing times are impacted each month by changes in application volumes, seasonal peaks, complex cases, and incomplete applications.

We assess applications on a case-by-case basis, and actual processing times can vary due to individual circumstances. For example, visitor visa applications can take up to 3 months to process due to demand since Australia’s border has reopened.

You should apply for your visa, along with the required documentation, well in advance of your travel to avoid disappointment.

We recommend that you do not finalise travel arrangements until you have a valid visa to travel to Australia. Home Affairs is not liable for any financial loss incurred by travellers whose visa application was finalised later than expected, or where an application is unsuccessful.

We will not respond to application status enquiries within global visa processing times.

Requests for urgent processing

Requests for urgent processing may be considered if there is a compelling or compassionate reason or a genuine emergency (eg a close family member has suddenly become seriously ill) on the need to travel.

Please send an email to [email protected] and provide relevant supporting documentation (ie medical certificate) and include EMERGENCY in the title.  

Applicants who request consideration for urgent processing requires that all the relevant documentation has been provided and that the applicant meets the legislative requirements for the grant of a visa.


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