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|
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.
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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