Australia VISA Processing
The Department of Immigration & Citizenship [DIAC] has some global service standards that are valid across all the visa offices all through DIAC’s service delivery network.
A visitor visa is processed in a month’s time according to the global service standards of DIAC whereas a transit visa takes 3 days time to get processed and the student visa has to undergo 2 different assessment levels which would take around 90 days and 21 days for each assessment level.
The global service standards apply to the applications for visa that are lodged with complete documents.
If an applicant lodges a visa application without the proper documents, then it will surely take more time to grant a visa to them. The global service standards are analytic only.
Sometimes, certain individual cases might be decided in shorter or longer periods when compared to the service standard, according to various factors, circumstances and the complex nature of that particular case.