Australia PR processing time – 189 Visa
189 Skilled – Independent Points-tested visa is taking 6 to 11 months to receive PR grant after you have submitted your application.
Australia PR processing time – 190 Visa
190 Skilled – State nominated points-tested visa is taking 4 to 8 months to receive PR grant after you have submitted your application.
Australia PR Invitation Time
The processing time mentioned above is only for applications that have been submitted after receiving the SkillSelect EOI ‘invitation to apply‘.
Invitation to apply is currently given to people, with a monthly draw (lottery), with the highest points in their job occupation category.
The waiting time to get an invitation could vary from 1 month to up to 12 months at this time for some occupations.
Example, Software Engineer with 70 points can expect to wait more than 10 months to receive 189 visa invite.
You cannot apply for Australia Permanent residency (PR) until you receive a formal invitation.
Source: Australia Immigration