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What is Australia PR Visa Processing Time in 2021

Australia is one of the best countries to settle permanently. Experts and immigration aspirants praise its point-based system all over the world. To find out the Australian PR Visa processing time, you first need to understand Australia’s main PR visa programs.

General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program is the most popular visa program in Australia. Most of the Australia PR aspirants across the world apply to the GSM program. It the point-based immigration system liked by the applicants because of its smooth and organized procedure and requirements. The GSM has three main visa categories, i.e.

  • Skilled Independent Subclass Visa 189
  • Skilled Nominated Subclass Visa 190
  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491

Processing time of GSM visa categories in 2021

To understand the Australia immigration processing time in 2021, look at the all GSM category visas’ processing time given below:

GSM Visa Category

Processing time of 75% Applications

Processing time of 90% Applications

Subclass 189 Visa

75% of applications: 6 months

90% of applications: 17 months

Subclass 190 Visa

75% of applications: 6 months

90% of applications: 10 months

Subclass 491 Visa

There are no standard processing times available for this pathway


The above processing time is based on processing different GSM visas in the last few months. This is likely to change periodically based on the change that occurred in the trend. The first two visas above are permanent, whereas the third visa is the provisional or temporary visa issued by the Australian government for up to 4 years. However, you can later convert it to a PR visa based on certain existing rules and requirements.

Also, read-Which is the best visa to apply for Permanent residency in Australia?

Factors Affecting the Australian PR visa processing time

The processing time of a visa application can vary based on various factors, such as,

  • The correctness of the submitted application      
  • Correctness and completeness of documents submitted along with the visa application
  • Time taken to answer any query asked by the immigration officer.
  • Occupation of an applicant and its demand in Australia
  • Points scored by the applicant in SkillSelect online system based on key selection factors, i.e. age, education, work experience, language proficiency in English or French, etc.
  • Time obtained by the office in the background verification process, etc.

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Contact the best Australia migration Experts to apply for Australia PR this year

If you wanted to apply for an Australian PR visa this year, under the guidance of qualified and vastly experienced Australia migration experts, you may get in touch with Visas Avenue- the top and trusted Australia Immigration Consultant in India. The VA team takes pride in its excellent success rate for helping the Australia immigration aspirants get permanent residency approval and quickly.

You may call Visas Avenue migration experts on Toll-Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently receive a call from the expert, you may fill the free assessment form.

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