Finally recognising the need to reduce the ever-increasing delays in processing times, the onshore Partner Visa management section of the DIBP recently decided to depart from the usual chronological method of assessing applicants by month of lodgement and favour Partner applications which are potentially of the highest quality and lowest risk.
In other words, priority will now be given for onshore Partner visa applications to low-risk applicants and those regarded by DIBP as fully front-end loaded with documentation that immediately satisfies Partner criteria.
Currently average processing times for most Temporary Partner and Permanent applications are currently between 16-23 months from date of lodgement (s/c 820) and from date of eligibility (s/c 801/100).
The assistance of migration professionals is imperative if your circumstances require a faster processing time for your onshore Partner Visa application; for instance if you no longer wish to comply with more onerous visa conditions like the ones attached to a Student visa or a 457 visa.
Our expertise will ensure that present DIBP requirements are complied with and your onshore Partner Visa application will be decision ready when the time comes for assessment.