482 Processing Times – August 2018

Current 482 processing times advertised by the Department of Home Affairs

Stream 75 per cent of applications processed 90 per cent of applications processed
Short-term stream 50 days 67 days
Medium-term stream 48 days 57 days
Labour Agreement stream 32 days 54 days
​Sponsorship ​48 days ​53 days
​Nomination ​49 days ​54 days

Last updated 22 August 2018 (for month ending 31 July 2018)

482 Processing times vary

    DHA assess applications on a case-by-case basis, and actual processing times can vary due to individual circumstances including:
  • whether you have lodged a complete application, including all necessary supporting documents
  • how promptly you respond to any requests for additional information
  • how long it takes to perform required checks on the supporting information provided
  • how long it takes to receive additional information from external agencies, particularly in relation to health, character, and national security requirements

What can I do if my 482 application is taking a long time?

It can be very frustrating to wait for DHA to process your 482 application.  The processing standards issued by DHA are a guide only and they indicates the average processing time for 75% of cases.   You should ensure you have included all relevant information in your application, respond to DHA requests providing any evidence requested as soon as possible.   If you submit a status update whilst your application falls within DHA service standards, DHA will ignore your request and you will not receive any response.    It is unfortunately, a waiting game and you are at the mercy of DHA working through their case load.

Speak to our visa specialist and  Migration Agent in PerthSydneyMelbourne or Brisbane to discuss your application.

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