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What is the timeline of obtaining Australia’s 188 investor visa?

My friend applied for an Australian 188 investor visa last summer. Her application was approved this January. She told me that some investors who submitted the application around the same time as she did are still waiting. I want to know about the average adjudication time for this type of visa. Also, what factors determine the processing speed?

  • Julian-Armitage Migration Lawyers (JAM)
    May 10, 2019

    It is hard to say, as it is all dependent on the provision by you of all documentation so that a decision can be made without further requests for documents.

  • Australian Visa Options
    May 20, 2019

    The current processing time for an 188B investor visa is 20 to 23 months. This can be affected by verification of documents, character background checks, requests for more information that can cause delays in processing, and changes to staff processing levels and priorities.