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DIBP Nairobi Processing Times

Global visa and citizenship processing times

 

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (the Department) is continually looking to improve client information and processing arrangements. 

From 13 March 2017, you will be able to view current global visa and citizenship processing times for most visa subclasses and citizenship types. To view current processing times, for all visa and Citizenship products click here.

The product page for each specific visa subclass or citizenship type carries the application processing times. Two processing times will be displayed, indicating how long it takes to finalise 75 and 90 per cent of all applications submitted globally.

Processing times apply from the date your complete application is lodged.

You can also use the Visa Finder to compare processing times for up to three different products.

Please note that applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and that actual processing times may vary due to individual circumstances including:

  • Whether the applicant has lodged a complete application including all necessary supporting documents
  • How promptly the applicant responds to any requests for additional information
  • How long it takes to perform required checks
  • How long it takes to receive additional information from external parties, particularly in relation to health, character, national security, and Assurance of Support requirements
  • The number of places available in the migration programme (for permanent migration visas)
  • Surges in demand and peak periods

To ensure your application falls within the published processing times, we strongly encourage you to submit complete applications. The checklists provided on ImmiAccount will assist in making sure you have included all required documents during the application process.