The Department’s processing time statistics show that 75% of tourist visa applications are processed within 19 days and 90% are processed within 34 days. However, the actual time it takes varies depending on which government post is processing the visa. For example, we have recently seen visas processed as quickly as 2 days and as slowly as 2 months.
We advise applying at least two or three months early. This is especially important for visits around the Christmas and New Year period, but delays can happen at any time of year.
Applying through a migration agent can help ensure a complete application is lodged with all necessary documents, so there are less potential delays that can affect your application. If you’re interested in a tourist visa, contact us today on 08 6161 9239.
Anand K Gupta