Resident visa wait times

Find out how long it takes us to process resident visas.

Wait times

Find out how long it takes us to process resident visas. The wait times on this page are based on applications decided in May 2024.

Note

80% of visas are processed within these times. Your visa application may take longer than what is shown here.

Visa type Wait time
Parent Resident Visa 8 months
Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa (New visa criteria) 5 months
Straight to Residence Visa 3 months
Work to Residence Visa 4 months
Permanent Resident Visa 1 week

Find other visitor visa wait times

To find the wait time for a resident visa that is not listed on this page you can use our fees, decision times and where to apply tool.

Fees, decision times and where to apply

Check your application status

To find out information on your visa application you can log in to your Immigration Online account and check your visa status.

Checking your visa application status

Some applications can take longer to process

Some visa applications may take longer to process than others. If your application is taking longer than what is shown on this page you can find out what factors may affect visa wait times.

Why some visa applications take longer to process than others