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
    • Critical sector occupations: 2 - 6 weeks
    • All other applications: 8 - 10 weeks  
  • Business Innovation and Investment Program

    2021-22 Program year assessments for subclass 188 state nomination are being conducted over four quarterly rounds. Indicative assessment timeframes for each stream are:

    • Business Innovation stream: 4 - 12 weeks
    • Investor stream: 1 - 3 weeks
    • Significant Investor stream: 1 - 3 weeks
    • Entrepreneur stream: 4 - 12 weeks
    • Assessments for subclass 888 state nomination and subclass 132 Reviews will be processed in 1-3 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