Delay in Australian visa approvals

It is currently taking the Australian Embassy an average of 30 working days to process and issue visas, according to visa processing companies canvassed by Travel and Meetings Buyer.

Brian Kruger, md of 4UK and Worldwide Visas, told Travel and Meetings Buyer that, while Australian visas usually took 10-15 working days to process, high demand had caused significant delays.

Agents should advise clients to submit visa applications as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

On October 18 the Immigration Office at the Australian High Commission in Pretoria released an official statement regarding high-season delays. Travel and Meetings Buyers sister publication eTNW covered the news in a previous article. 

Click here to read the eTNW coverage. 

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