Current Australia PR Processing Time – 189 visa – 4 month, 190 – 3.5 month

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta - Updated on  14 May, 19

Australia PR processing time
Australia PR processing time

Australia PR Processing Time – 189 Visa

189 PR processing time is 4 to 11 months.

Skilled – Independent Points tested visa is taking 4 months to receive direct PR grant after you have submitted your application.

You can expect a CO (case officer) contact query within 3.5 months if any more documents are required from you. Once you get a CO contact, your application will be on hold until you submit the requested documents. Once documents are uploaded, your application is re-submitted and can take another 4560 days to receive final ‘GRANT’ of 189 Visa.

If there is no CO contact, you can expect direct PR grant at the end of 4.5 months after you lodged your 189 invitation.

Australia 190 PR Processing Time

190 visa processing time is 3.5 to 8 months. 

CO (case officer) contact to request more documentary proof can be expected within first 3 months of paying fees for skill based 190 nomination.

People are also getting direct 190 PR grant at the end of 3.5 months if all your documents are correct.

Once you get a CO contact, your application will not move forward and wait for your action. Once you upload the requested documents, your application is back in queue and you can get 190 grant in 45-60 days.

Australia PR Invitation Time

The Australia PR invitation time is based on your ANZSCO job code and the number of points you score.

People with 65 points have very chance of invitation. The realistic chance of invite is for people with 70+ points and it keep changing every month with new draw held on 11th day.

The waiting time to get an invitation could vary from 1 month to up to 12 months at this time for some occupations.

The PR processing time clock starts once your SkillSelect EOI has been invited by DIBP and you have paid PR fees.


Software Engineer (261313) with 70 points can expect to wait more than 6 months to receive 189 visa invite. Once invited, add another at-least 4 months to get the PR grant.

The total PR processing time will be at-least 10 months.

You cannot apply for Australia Permanent residency (PR) until you receive a formal invitation.

Sample Australia PR Grant Letter

You receive an email once your PR has been granted. The PR Grant letter will be attached in the email.

A separate email is sent for each member of your family from

The PR grant email will have the subject as IMMI Grant Notification – BCC2018/[CODES] – [CODES] – GUPTA, ABC


Australia PR grant letter
Australia PR grant letter

Grant letter contains information:

#1 PR conditions for 189 or 190

8515 – Not marry before first entry – This 190 PR grant has a condition that person should NOT marry before he makes the first entry to Australia.

#2 Date of PR grant

The date Australia immigration or DIBP granted your PR.

#3 Date of first entry I.E.D

Date by which you should enter Australia at-least once to activate your Permanent Residency. This date is normally called initial entry date (IED) and can be extended if you have un-avoidable circumstances to enter Australia by this date.

#4 Must not enter after date

This is the date that’s 5 years from First entry date (I.E.D). This means that you should not enter Australia after this date if you have not got a re-entry permit.

#5 Length of Stay

Once your Australia PR is granted and you enter before the IED date, you are allowed to stay indefinitely in Australia.

You can go out of and enter Australia any number of times before the Must not enter after date. If you want to have the facility of entering and exiting Australia after this date, you should apply for re-entry permit or should have applied and got Australia Citizenship.

Source: Australia Immigration

Recent discussion on forum

  1. Scorpion_King

    Hi Anil,

    I have got the invite on 11-Feb-2019 and had submitted my documents on 23-Feb. I haven’t heard anything back on my application and status is still showing ‘Received’.

    Your views about when I would get 189 grant?


  2. Anil.Gupta

    Hi @Scorpion_King
    My views are already given in the article. It has been written after analysis of what people are reporting on various forums and whatsApp groups.

  3. Scorpion_King

    Hi Mate,

    Thanks for your reply. I think if that is the case, it may vary from case to case.
    My colleague has submitted his application on 24-FEB and has received the Visa grant on 10-May i.e. less than 3 months. Fingers crossed.

  4. SAT14

    Hi Anil,

    I have got the invite on 5-12-18 for Visa 190 and had submitted my documents on 08-Jan-19. I haven’t heard anything back on my application and status is still showing ‘Received’ even after 4 months.

    Your views about when I would get 190 grant? By when I can expect a CO to be assigned to my application.


  5. Chowdary_S

    Thanks Anil for the reply.

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  781 Useful Questions & Answers

  1. Varun
    Varun 14 May, 19 at 2:43 am

    Hi Anil, I submitted my Visa application for BA -261111 On 29th September 2018, and ibwas contacted by CO on 14th December to which I replied the same day. Since then, I have not heard back anything. Any idea, how much time it might take to grant the visa ? I tried calling and mailing them as Well, but to no use.

    Is there anything I can do at this point in time?

  2. Anusha Muthiah
    Anusha Muthiah 9 May, 19 at 10:39 pm

    Hello Anil,

    I am a January 2019 applicant for visa sub class 190 applying for ANZSCO 261312(Software Developer).
    I submitted all the required documents including Form 80, Medicals and PCC for both myself and spouse.
    By next week my visa application will be 4 months old, but there has still not been any CO contact nor has there been a direct grant.
    I came to understand that December 2018 applicants have still not received their grants.
    Whereas, for subclass 189, February 2019 applicants have started receiving their grants.
    Haven’t been able to figure out how this system works and why there is such a difference in issuance of grants between the 2 sub-classes.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 10 May, 19 at 11:16 am

      Nobody knows why there is a difference between the processing time.

  3. shashi
    shashi 9 May, 19 at 4:50 am

    Hi Anil,

    I have applied for 189 VISA with 75 points (EOD 11
    March 2019, CHEMIST) and my wife is currently pregnant. If I get
    invitation will the pregnancy delay the PR processing? please let me
    know. Also let me know when can I get invitation?


  4. Ali Raza
    Ali Raza 9 May, 19 at 4:37 am

    Hi Anil,
    is it possible to get student visa of australia without ielts?
    Thanks in advance
    Ali Raza

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 9 May, 19 at 5:34 am

      Your question is out of scope of this page content. Please ask on our forum.

  5. Prashantrokde
    Prashantrokde 8 May, 19 at 10:28 pm

    Hi Anil,

    We have applied under 261313 with 70 points under 189 and 75 under 190. Given the last invite results of 11th April 2019, do you think we stand a chance to receive an invite?



    • Prashantrokde
      Prashantrokde 9 May, 19 at 4:58 am

      Hi Anil,

      Correction.. the eoi score is 70 under 190 under 261313.

      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 9 May, 19 at 5:21 am

        Chances are very low with 70 points for 190 in 261313 at this time.

        • Prashantrokde
          Prashantrokde 9 May, 19 at 7:03 am

          Hi Anil,

          You you think we may get an invite post July. Also do you think the cutoff might reduce? Guess I am trying to understand if we should be hopeful at all.

  6. Tarsem Bhullar
    Tarsem Bhullar 8 May, 19 at 10:52 am

    hi everyone,
    I want to apply for 489 visa as ‘community worker’ anzsco 411711. what are the chances for invite/ state nomination and what score is required currently and what are future prospects of my occupation? sorry for asking long question :), Thanks if someone could guide.

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 8 May, 19 at 4:14 pm

      At this time, invites are sent for 411711 with 80 points.

      I am not able to estimate regional invites as no data is shared by government.

  7. Kanishak
    Kanishak 8 May, 19 at 1:06 am

    Hi Anil,
    I have submitted EOI in April with 85 points (including state and spouse) for 190 (Victoria) with ANZSCO Code 261314: Software Tester, What are the chances of getting an invite and by when?
    Thanks in Advance,

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 8 May, 19 at 5:29 am

      States do not share data about their invites. Sorry. No estimates.

  8. Ann
    Ann 7 May, 19 at 8:43 pm

    Hi. I just lodge my eoi for code 261112 systems analyst with 75 points both 180 and 190. Do you think there is a chance of receiving and ita in either visa category?

    • Ann
      Ann 7 May, 19 at 8:52 pm

      I applied in nsw for the 190 visa, btw

      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 8 May, 19 at 5:29 am

        You may have a chance of invitation starting July 2019.

        • Ann
          Ann 8 May, 19 at 7:09 pm

          You mean with 189 right?

          • Anil Gupta
            Anil Gupta 8 May, 19 at 7:41 pm


  9. Prabal Deshwal
    Prabal Deshwal 7 May, 19 at 12:07 pm

    Hi Anil,
    My wife being the primary applicant with ANZSCO 211112 code lodged her 190 Visa application on 15th April 2019 after receiving an invite on 13th March 2019. She had 75+5 =80 points (state nominated for SA) , Our Medical has also been submitted on 29th April 2019 to Immigration AU.
    How much time do u think will take for the Visa Grant now.
    Thank you.

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 7 May, 19 at 6:11 pm

      I cannot answer each processing time query individually. The above mentioned processing times have been given after deep analysis. Please use them.

  10. divya ch
    divya ch 6 May, 19 at 4:46 am

    Hi Anil,

    I have lodged and submitted my documents on 1st March and completed my medical on 6th March and it is positive. When can I expect my grant or case officer assigned. I have applied for NSW with 80 points for software engineer.

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 6 May, 19 at 6:34 am

      Please use the timelines given above.

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