subclass 801 Visa Processing Times in 2020


Partner Onshore Permanent visa (subclass 801) Processing Times in 2020.

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

  • May 2020: 11-18 = 75% took up to 11 months.  10% took over 18 months.
  • Apr 2020: 10-19 = 75% took up to 10 months.  10% took over 19 months.
  • Mar 2020: 13-21 = 75% took up to 13 months.  10% took over 21 months.
  • Feb 2020: 11-22 = 75% took up to 11 months.  10% took over 22 months.
  • Jan 2020: 12-20 = 75% took up to 12 months.  10% took over 20 months.
  • Dec 2019: 12-19 = 75% took up to 12 months.  10% took over 19 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 801 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 26,095 subclass 801 visas finalised in the 2018/19 year was 438 calendar days (14.4 months).
75% being done in under 593 days (19.5 months).

Source: https://immi.homeaffairs.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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  2. Some 801 Visa Grants in July 2020

    • 801 Finalised 1.8 months after eligible, from Zimbabwe. (25.8 months after 820 application date.)
    • 801 Finalised 0.6 months after eligible, from Malaysia. (24.6 months after 820 application date.)
    • 801 Finalised 5.5 months after eligible, from Singapore. (29.5 months after 820 application date.)

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  4. Subclass 801 processing times in June 2020

    Direct to 801 Grants due to long relationship etc.

    • 801 finalised 5.4 months before eligible. 18.7 months after 820 application date. Nationality: ?. Direct to 801 from 820
    • 801 finalised 5.1 months before eligible. 18.9 months after 820 application date. Nationality: UK. Direct to 801 from 820

    Standard 801 grants after 24 months eligibility waiting.

    • 801 finalised 0.3 months after eligible. 24.3 months after 820 application date. Nationality: ?.
    • 801 finalised 0.7 months after eligible. 24.7 months after 820 application date. Nationality: Germany.
    • 801 finalised 1.5 months after eligible. 25.5 months after 820 application date. Nationality: USA.
    • 801 finalised 2.1 months after eligible. 26.1 months after 820 application date. Nationality: Denmark.
    • 801 finalised 2.1 months after eligible. 26.1 months after 820 application date. Nationality: ?.
    • 801 finalised 2.7 months after eligible. 26.7 months after 820 application date. Nationality: China.
    • 801 finalised 3.4 months after eligible. 27.4 months after 820 application date. Nationality: India.
    • 801 finalised 6.3 months after eligible. 30.3 months after 820 application date. Nationality: ?.
    • 801 finalised 7.1 months after eligible. 31.1 months after 820 application date. Nationality: USA.
    • 801 finalised 11.6 months after eligible. 35.6 months after 820 application date. Nationality: Ghana.

    801 Grants from original PMV applications:

    • 801 finalised 3 months after eligible. 42.9 months after PMV application date. (27 months after 820 application date). Nationality: ?.
    • 801 finalised 3.2 months after eligible. 39.6 months after PMV application date. (27.2 months after 820 application date). Nationality: South Africa.
    • 801 finalised 4.2 months after eligible. 44.5 months after PMV application date. (28.2 months after 820 application date). Nationality: Philippines.

    Note: 801 eligibility date is 24 months after 820 application date.

    Some 801s are currently being finalised faster than 24 months after 820 application date.


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  6. Subclass 801 processing times in May 2020

    • 801 finalised 24.6 months after 820 application date. Nationality: Vietnam.
    • 801 finalised 28.7 months after 820 application date. Nationality: ?.
    • 801 finalised 29.3 months after 820 application date. Nationality: Taiwan.
    • 801 finalised 28.2 months after 820 application date. Nationality: ?.
    • 801 finalised 16.7 months after 820 application date. Nationality: ?. Direct to 801 from 820
    • 801 finalised 24 months after 820 application date. Nationality: UK. Direct to 801 from 820
    • 801 finalised 27.5 months after 820 application date. Nationality: France.
    • 801 finalised 26.8 months after 820 application date. Nationality: Canada.
    • 801 finalised 24.1 months after 820 application date. Nationality: China.
    • 801 finalised 12.2 months after 820 application date. Nationality: Indonesia. Direct to 801 from 820
    • 801 finalised 27.2 months after 820 application date. Nationality: UK.
    • 801 finalised 24.3 months after 820 application date. Nationality: UK. Direct to 801 from 820

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  8. Some Actual subclass 801 finalisations in March 2020.
    Processing times are shown from the 801 eligibility date. (24 months after 820 applied)

    801 Finalised 1.6 months after eligible, from UK
    801 Finalised 4.7 months after eligible, from ?
    801 Finalised 6.5 months after eligible, from ?
    801 Finalised 6.5 months after eligible, from France
    801 Finalised 7.5 months after eligible, from ?
    801 Finalised 7.6 months after eligible, from ?
    801 Finalised 7.6 months after eligible, from ?
    801 Finalised 7.7 months after eligible, from ?
    801 Finalised 7.9 months after eligible, from Germany
    801 Finalised 8.1 months after eligible, from ?
    801 Finalised 8.2 months after eligible, from Lithuania
    801 Finalised 8.6 months after eligible, from ?
    801 Finalised 8.6 months after eligible, from Philippines
    801 Finalised 8.6 months after eligible, from Ukraine
    801 Finalised 8.9 months after eligible, from Malaysia
    801 Finalised 8.9 months after eligible, from USA
    801 Finalised 9.8 months after eligible, from ?


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  10. Some Actual 801 visa processing times: February 2020

    801 Finalised 4.7 months after eligible, from ?
    801 Finalised 5.2 months after eligible, from High Risk Country – Pakistan?
    801 Finalised 6.8 months after eligible, from Colombia
    801 Finalised 7.8 months after eligible, from Malaysia
    801 Finalised 8.1 months after eligible, from Indonesia
    801 Finalised 9.3 months after eligible, from USA
    801 Finalised 9.3 months after eligible, from Philippines
    801 Finalised 17.5 months after eligible, from UK
    801 Finalised 19.3 months after eligible, from ?


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  12. Some Actual 801 visa processing times

    January 2020
    801 Finalised 8.2 months after eligible, from Netherlands
    801 Finalised 9.1 months after eligible, from UK
    801 Finalised 9.2 months after eligible, from ?
    801 Finalised 9.4 months after eligible, from China
    801 Finalised 9.4 months after eligible, from Europe
    801 Finalised 9.9 months after eligible, from Sweden
    801 Finalised 11.3 months after eligible, from Philippines

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