subclass 820 Visa Processing Times in 2020


Partner Onshore Temporary visa (subclass 820) Processing Times in 2020.

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

  • May 2020: 19-25 = 75% took up to 19 months.  10% took over 25 months.
  • Apr 2020: 21-28 = 75% took up to 21 months.  10% took over 28 months.
  • Mar 2020: 24-29 = 75% took up to 24 months.  10% took over 29 months.
  • Feb 2020: 26-31 = 75% took up to 26 months.  10% took over 31 months.
  • Jan 2020: 24-31 = 75% took up to 24 months.  10% took over 31 months.
  • Dec 2019: 22-27 = 75% took up to 22 months.  10% took over 27 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 820 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 26,118 subclass 820 visas finalised in the 2018/19 year was 497 calendar days (16.3 months).
75% were done in under 626 days (20.6 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. Subclass 820 processing times in June 2020

    • 820 Finalised after 20.6 months, from UK.
    • 820 Finalised after 3.9 months, from ?.
    • 820 Finalised after 14.9 months, from Philippines.
    • 820 Finalised after 17.4 months, from Solomon Islands.
    • 820 Finalised after 12.1 months, from Hungary.
    • 820 Finalised after 4.6 months, from USA.
    • 820 Finalised after 18.7 months, from ?. Direct to 801 from 820
    • 820 Finalised after 18.9 months, from UK. Direct to 801 from 820

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  4. Subclass 820 processing times in May 2020

    • 820 Finalised after 28.7 months, from ?.
    • 820 Finalised after 16.7 months, from ?. Direct to 801 from 820
    • 820 Finalised after 12.2 months, from Indonesia. Direct to 801 from 820
    • 820 Finalised after 24.3 months, from UK. Direct to 801 from 820
    • 820 Finalised after 23.6 months, from ?.
    • 820 Finalised after 13.2 months, from UK.
    • 820 Finalised after 17.7 months, from ?.
    • 820 Finalised after 13.5 months, from Japan.
    • 820 Finalised after 18.5 months, from Singapore.

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  7. subclass 820 finalisations in March 2020.
    Processing times are shown from the initial 820 application date.

    820/801 Finalised after 20.7 months, from New Zealand. Direct to 801 from 820
    820/801 Finalised after 26.6 months, from UK. Direct to 801 from 820

    820 Finalised after 14.7 months, from ?.
    820 Finalised after 16.2 months, from Belgium.
    820 Finalised after 16.8 months, from India.
    820 Finalised after 18 months, from ?.
    820 Finalised after 18.2 months, from South Korea.
    820 Finalised after 18.6 months, from ?.

    820 Finalised after 0.2 months, from ?. (16.3 months after PMV Application.).


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  9. subclass 820 finalisations in February 2020.
    Processing times are shown from the initial 820 application date.

    820 Finalised after 35 months, from Nigeria. Direct to 801 from 820

    820 Finalised after 1.1 months, from Russia. (15.3 months after PMV Application.).
    820 Finalised after 21.8 months, from UK.
    820 Finalised after 14.1 months, from Philippines.
    820 Finalised after 18.6 months, from ?.


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  11. Official Processing Times for the subclass 820 Visa in January 2020:

    Jan 2020: 24-31 = 75% took up to 24 months. 10% took over 31 months.

    Some actual examples of processing times for January 2020 grants.

    820 Finalised after 0.3 months, from ?. (17.1 months after PMV Application.)
    820 Finalised after 2.2 months, from UK. (19.5 months after PMV Application.)
    820 Finalised after 24.6 months, from Germany. (37.4 months after PMV Application.)

    820 Finalised after 15.6 months, from Denmark
    820 Finalised after 19.3 months, from ?
    820 Finalised after 24.1 months, from ?
    820 Finalised after 25.2 months, from UK

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