Current Australia PR Processing Time – 189 visa – 3 month, 190 – 2.5 month

Anil Gupta  19 Mar, 19      368  Australia

Australia PR processing time – 189 Visa

189 Skilled – Independent Points-tested visa is taking 3 to 11 months to receive PR grant after you have submitted your application.

You will either get a CO (case officer) contact query within 3 months or get a PR grant at the end of 3 months after you lodged your 189 invitation.

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 at the front of the queue and can take another 3 months to receive final ‘GRANT’ of 189 Visa.

Australia PR processing time – 190 Visa

190 Skilled – State nominated points-tested visa is taking 2.5 to 8 months to receive PR grant after you have submitted your application.

You will either get a CO (case officer) contact query within 2.5 months or get a PR grant at the end of 2.5 months after you lodged your 189 invitation.

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 at the front of the queue and can take another 2.5 months to receive final ‘GRANT’ of 190 Visa.

Australia PR Invitation Time

The processing time mentioned above is only for applications that have been submitted after receiving the SkillSelect EOIinvitation 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 6 months to receive 189 visa invite.

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

Australia PR processing time
Australia PR processing time

Source: Australia Immigration

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  1. Hi Anil,
    I submitted a 75 points Eoi for Qld 190 Visa through skillselect on Friday 15 March, for 272499 (Social Professional). Although the website says QLD has closed recieving Eoi, I submitted anyway and on Monday 19th, I was contacted by an officer with an email of invitation to upload documents. That was strange to be contacted within 4 days. I will be uploading the docs in 2 days. Having said this, I was wondering how long will it take for me to recieve the main invitation from the Gov?
    Thanks for all the help.


    • Australian government sends invite immediately if state approves your nomination.
      State can take their own time and varies between 1 day to couple of months.

  2. Shitiz Aggarwal   19 Mar, 19 at 4:49 am

    I have submitted my 189 visa on 13 Dec, but uploaded one more document on 20 dec 2018. So do you think it has delayed the pick as I am still waiting for result but can see people with similar dates already received

    • Anil Gupta   19 Mar, 19 at 8:12 am

      Adding additional documents at this stage of your application does not delay anything. Do not worry. Your application is in queue and you will get result soon.


  3. Hi Anil,
    I’ve just received the is email about my 189 visa application:

    Request Detail
    Evidence of functional English
    You are required to provide evidence of functional English or pay the second instalment of
    the visa application charge (second VAC).
    If you have decided to pay the second VAC, send an email to
    gsm.allocated@homeaffairs.gov.au and you will be provided with further information about
    when to make this payment.

    The email asks me to provide an evidence of of functional English for my wife or paying the second instalment of
    the visa application charge (second VAC). However, I did not claimed any points for my wife in my application and all the claimed points were collected by me (age, English, qualification,…). If I want to go with the second option of paying the second instalment of
    the visa application charge (second VAC), Could you please provide me with some information about this option?
    Another thing is when I log in to my immiaccount, there is no request to upload a document or any change to the status of my application.

    Thanks

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