The tables below detail the processing time service standards for visas for studying, training and conducting research in Australia.

Note: We aim to process 75 per cent of applications within these service standards, however actual processing times may vary depending on a range of factors.

Student processing times

Visa application Lodged in Australia Lodged outside Australia
Assessment Level Level 1 or 2 Level 3 or 4 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 or 4
Students
(subclass 500)
Note: Student Guardian visa processing times are based on the Assessment Level of the nominating student.
14 days 1 month 14 days 21 days 3 months
Students: permission to work 7 days 7 days n/a


Assessment Levels:
 Student visa Assessment Levels are determined by the passport you hold and the visa subclass you are applying for.

See:
Student Visa Assessment Levels
Student Visa Options
Processing Applications

Simplified Student Visa Framework: Streamlined visa processing commenced on 1 July 2017. It is the quickest and most simplified framework with only one subclass for all student visas

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