Processing times for state nomination, endorsement and Regional Certifying Body advice applications with Skilled & Business Migration vary across visa types and application requirements.

Skilled & Business Migration make every effort to process applications as quickly as possible. To ensure a smooth application process, you will need to have all information and documentation prepared when you submit your application. 

Please be aware that some services relating to Skilled & Business Migration’s nomination and assessment process may be impacted by COVID-19. However, the current average processing times are as follows: 

  • Skilled Migration
    • Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (Subclass 190): 2-8 weeks 
    • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 491): 2-8 weeks 
    • Highly Skilled and Talented stream: There are no processing times available for Registration of Interest (ROI) applications submitted under this stream.   
       
  • Business Innovation and Investment Program 
     
    • Business Innovation and Investment (provisional) Visa (Subclass 188) 
      • Intention to Apply (ITA) for Business Innovation stream: There are no processing times available for Intention to Apply (ITA) applications.   
      • Business Innovation stream: 4-6 weeks 
      • Investor stream: 2-4 weeks  
      • Significant Investor stream: 2-4 weeks 
      • Entrepreneur stream: 2-4 weeks  
         
    • Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) Visa (Subclass 888): 2-4 weeks  
       
    • Significant Business History Stream Review (Subclass 132): 2-4 weeks 
       
  • Employer sponsored & DAMA: 2-4 weeks 

Application Outcomes 

Skilled & Business Migration will notify you or the authorised recipient by email once a decision has been reached. 

For information on Department of Home Affairs visa processing times please refer directly to their website: 

Visa application processing times