Subclass 457 processing times are now available on the Department’s website. See: http://www.border.gov.au/News/Pages/global-visa-and-citizenship-processing-times.aspx.

Please note:

  • As at 31 December 2016, median processing times were 57 days for sponsorship applications, 46 days for nomination applications and 49 days for visa applications.
  • Note: processing times for accredited sponsors remain significantly reduced – i.e. two days for nominations and seven days for visa applications – a very strong incentive for sponsors to consider applying for accredited sponsorship status!