Subclass 485 subsequent entrant visa processing times 2019


Processing Times for subclass 485 subsequent entry visa in 2019.

An analysis of sixty four subclass 485 subsequent entry visa grants in 2019 has shown that the processing times, for those granted, has taken between 50 and 168 days between Application and Grant.

Some applicants made an application that included everything required, and in general they received their grants the fastest.

Others, who did not include everything with the original application, received a Request for Further Information [RFI]at some stage, normally between 39 and 92 days after application. These RFI’s were mainly for Medicals, Police checks or further Proof of Relationship.




Subclass 485 subsequent entrant visa processing times

Those that uploaded everything required, and were not asked for any further information, received their grant between 50 and 94 days after application.

Those that did NOT uploaded everything required, and had to supply further information, received their grant between 80 and 168 days after application.

Processing Times for all sixty four of these 485se applications, granted in 2019 were:





  • 25% were granted between 50 and 80 days after application.
  • 25% took between 80 and 93 days
  • 25% took between 93 and 100 days
  • 25% took between 100 and 168 days

Processing Times for 485se Decision Ready applications, granted in 2019:

  • 25% were granted between 50 and 62 days after application.
  • 25% took between 62 and 75 days
  • 25% took between 75 and 85 days
  • 25% took between 85 and 94 days

Processing Times for 485se Incomplete applications, granted in 2019:

  • 25% were granted between 80 and 95 days after application.
  • 25% took between 95 and 98 days
  • 25% took between 98 and 108 days
  • 25% took between 108 and 168 days

Not submitting everything required to complete the application can delay the final grant, as can be seen by the above figures.

It is also interesting to see how long it might take Immigration to request this missing information from an applicant.  Some wait 3 months (92 days) before being asked for this.  During that time, 95% of those who have made compete applications will have already received their visa grant (all granted in 94 days).

Waiting times for Request for Further Information

  • 25% of RFI’s were made between 39 and 63 days after application.
  • 25% of RFI’s were made between 63 and 75 days after application.
  • 25% of RFI’s were made between 75 and 81 days after application.
  • 25% of RFI’s were made between 81 and 92 days after application.

These figures do not include Applications that are still not granted, and some of these can exceed these timelines enormously.  The reasons can often be personal to the application, security checks etc., for some countries.  Anomalies on information received etc.  Some of these may never be granted, for various reasons.

Processing times can be affected by the numbers of applications being received each year, in each visa subclass.  More applications can often slow down the process, and the 485 subclass has had a massive increase in applications.  As shown below:

Numbers of subclass 485 secondary applications each year.

  • 2014-15: 5,526 subclass 485 applications.
  • 2015-16: 8,277 subclass 485 applications.
  • 2016-17: 10,502 subclass 485 applications.
  • 2017-18: 13,614 subclass 485 applications.
  • 2018-19: 17,758 subclass 485 applications.

Numbers of subclass 485 secondary grants each year.

  • 2014-15: 5,067 subclass 485 grants.
  • 2015-16: 7,342 subclass 485 grants.
  • 2016-17: 10,184 subclass 485 grants.
  • 2017-18: 12,989 subclass 485 grants.
  • 2018-19: 16,532 subclass 485 grants.

Source: data.gov.au

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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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Arfaz

Hi did anyone recieved their visa during this duration who have applied in feb or jan visa 485 subsequent

Shree ram

I dont think so,i applied on jan this year and still waiting and still dun know whats hapenning?

Lucas Hose

• 2014- 15 459
• 2015-16 935
• 2016-17 318
• 2017-18 625
• 2018-19 1226
Going through the data provided on top. It suggested that there were significant number of increase in number of Rejection or Refusal in the visa number. What are the basic or general reason for refusal to 485 subsequent entrant. The main applicant can file or appeal or not on the provided grounds.

Nabin Shrestha

Hi admin,
I have applied my wife visa as a subsequent entrant for 485 visa on feb and i got notification that my application was received by immigration on 13th of feb. On immi account it’s showing the visa are finalised between 59 days to 3 months but i haven’t got any further response. is there any possibility that they can grant my wife’s visa during this pendamic?

Frank

Hello everyone,
Has any one apply 485 subsequent entrant visa in a month or two? because when i try to apply online after login immi account, there is a alert message showing ” You should NOT apply for any visa until checking the latest information” which means they restricted travel of all other visas therefore they are not considering to process any visa until travel ban lifted.

I would appreciate if anyone confirm that when did it happen that it will be paper application only? it is quite frustrating though. Has anyone applied paper application for subsequent entrant visa for their partner and kids? Please share your experience. I have only 6 months left for my 485 graduate visa to expire and want to apply for my wife and new born to bring here… it would be good to apply or not?

thanks

Mandeep

Hello pawan pls share ur contact number..

Pawan

485 paper application for my spouse was submitted in embassy on 5th feb 2020. All the documents are submitted along with medical. How much time will it take for the visa?

Shree raya

5 months atleast.
I applied on jan 8,still wait8ng

Arfazilath

Hi admin my husband applied my subsequent visa of 485 on feb 25 immi account says it take 71 days to 4 months updated on march 10 is it gonna get early within 50 days or may be delayed? Because of coronavirus is their any delays in approving visa applications please let us kno the current visa situations

Shree raya

Hi
Its been 76 days that i applied for 485 subsequent entrant visa for my wife.does anybody know how long more it gonna take to grant the visa?
Are they still looking the applications or they have hold back the files?
Will appreciate your suggestions
Thank you

Md Shahidul Arafin

Hi my 485 application is paper based. I came to off shore for 1 week. My return flight is on 23rd March. I posted my application through Australia post on 13th March. I track my post and it saying that the mail is on the way to Deliver. I hope immigration will receive it today 19th March. If I come back on 24th March is it any problem? Should I stay off shore till the application come to the system?

Jack

Hi helpful people,
I have sent my application through the express post because this ‘Subclass 485 subsequent entrant visa’ must be paper application.
My tracking says it delivered on the 21st of Feb,2020.
Do you know how long it normally takes to process into the computer? I need to get bridging visa before my current visa expires.

Thank you for your help in advance.

Md Shahidul Arafin

Hi my 485 application is paper based. I came to off shore for 1 week. My return flight is on 23rd March. I posted my application through Australia post on 13th March. I track my post and it saying that the mail is on the way to Deliver. I hope immigration will receive it today. If I come back on 24th March is it any problem?

prakash

how do i lodge 485 Subsequent visa for my partner? Do i have to do paper or online?? can someone send me the link and how do we trace it??

Frank

Hello,
i did try to apply online but could not find application for “Subsquent Entrant 485 visa” to start with. It was used to be there but not anymore which is quite strange. As per the link you share it shows applicant needs to lodge paper application with all required documents.

thanks

Ganesh Nair Anugraha Rajan

I have applied 485 se for my wife on 8th of August 2019. The department asked for medical on October 16th and we submitted it on the 25th of October. How long will it take more?
Thanks