subclass 100 Visa Processing Times in 2020


Partner Offshore Permanent visa (subclass 100) Processing Times in 2020.

These are the official times quoted by Australian Immigration, for the visas finalised in each month.

  • May 2020: 12-24 = 75% took up to 12 months.  10% took over 24 months.
  • Apr 2020: 23-27 = 75% took up to 23 months.  10% took over 27 months.
  • Mar 2020: 21-34 = 75% took up to 21 months.  10% took over 34 months.
  • Feb 2020: 13-24 = 75% took up to 13 months.  10% took over 24 months.
  • Jan 2020: 17-31 = 75% took up to 17 months.  10% took over 31 months.
  • Dec 2019: 20-32 = 75% took up to 20 months.  10% took over 32 months.

Last updated: 26 June 2020 (for month ending 1 May 2020)

The Immigration page actually says: 26 June 2020 (for month ending 1 May 2020) It normally says the last day of the month. Confusing?




They show the maximum time that it took for the fastest 75%, and the minimum time it took for the slowest 10%, of visas finalised in that month.

For examples of ACTUAL processing times see the comments section at the end of this post..
If you wish to add YOUR grant times to these pages, please complete our subclass 100 survey here.

It should be noted that the average processing time is often a lot less than the 75% maximum figure quoted.





The average processing time for the 23,799 subclass 100 visas finalised in the 2018/19 year was 434 calendar days (14.3 months).
75% were done in under 526 days (17.3 months).

Source: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au

341.3 - 217,537


The information we give is based on personal experiences, reading and formulation of available statistics. Some Visa Applicants might find an Experienced Australian Migration Agent of great assistance.

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  2. Subclass 100 processing times in June 2020

    • 100 finalised 26.8 months after 309 application date. Passport: India. Processed at: ?
    • 100 finalised 25.7 months after 309 application date. Passport: Mexican. Processed at: China
    • 100 finalised 25.9 months after 309 application date. Passport: UK. Processed at: UK
    • 100 finalised 25.3 months after 309 application date. Passport: ?. Processed at: ?
    • 100 finalised 10.4 months after 309 application date. Direct to 100. Passport: UK. Processed at: UK

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  4. Subclass 100 processing times in May 2020

    • 100 finalised 27.3 months after 309 application date. Passport: Canada. Processed at: ?
    • 100 finalised 27.9 months after 309 application date. Passport: ?. Processed at: Washington, USA
    • 100 finalised 11.8 months after 309 application date. Direct to 100. Passport: USA. Processed at: ?
    • 100 finalised 27.5 months after 309 application date. Passport: UK. Processed at: London, UK
    • 100 finalised 26.6 months after 309 application date. Passport: Egypt. Processed at: Saudi Arabia

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  6. What average processing time you are seeing for Pakistani passport holders 100 application?
    What are my options to chase the department as I want to start uni with domestic student fee? (unis treat 309 as intl. student)

    My details below
    Passport: Pakistan
    Status as of 3 May 2020: Further Assessment.
    Date subclass 100 filed: week 1, August 2018
    Date 309 approved: June 2017
    Date 309 file: August 2016

    I will fill your form when I get the visa.


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  8. Some Actual subclass 100 finalisations in March 2020.
    Processing times are shown from the 100 eligibility date. (24 months after 309 applied)

    100 Finalised after 3.2 months. Passport: ?. Processed at: Pakistan
    100 Finalised after 3.9 months. Passport: Netherlands. Processed at: Germany

      1. The last two subclass 100 grants for Indian applications, that I have seen, have been:
        8.2 months for the 100, with a total of 32.2 months from the 309 application date.
        1.3 months for the 100, with a total of 25.3 months from the 309 application date.

        Times can vary depending on the application proofs.

        What are your timeline dates?


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  10. My husband has received his return resident visa and is the sponsor of our 309/100 visa. We lodged our application on 28/10/2019 via an immigration agent in London, our Medicals were submitted on 6th Feb 2020 and police check applied for today. We have been together for 15 years, married for 13 years this year and have two children. What are the current processing times from London for a family like us? My husband has until July this year to re enter Australia, and it looks like he will have to leave us here until our visas are granted. Is there anything we can do?

    1. I am going to estimate about 9 months for you. (Between 8 and 10 months)

      I am basing that purely on these 2020 grants, all of which got the 309 and the 100 grant at the same time. (your long marriage, etc., indicates that would happen for you)
      309 Finalised after 10.1 months. Passport: UK. Processed at: ?. Direct to 100.
      309 Finalised after 8 months. Passport: UK. Processed at: ?. Direct to 100.
      309 Finalised after 10.1 months. Passport: UK. Processed at: ?. Direct to 100.
      309 Finalised after 9 months. Passport: UK. Processed at: ?. Direct to 100.
      309 Finalised after 9 months. Passport: UK. Processed at: ?. Direct to 100.
      309 Finalised after 8.4 months. Passport: UK. Processed at: UK. Direct to 100.

      There is no guarantee of course.

      I would suggest adding a letter when you submit the police checks, explaining the situation, and hope for the best.

      I did a letter for our seconds stage, (801) and I think that sped the process up. We got the grant the next month.

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