Visa Application to Australia


Visa Application Process and Processing Times

Visa applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and actual processing times can vary due to individual circumstances including:

Whether the applicant has lodged a complete application, including all necessary supporting documents and paid associated visa application charges.
How promptly the applicant responds to any requests for additional information.
How long it takes to perform required checks on the supporting information provided.
How long it takes to receive information from external agencies, particularly in relation to health, character, and national security requirements.
When the application is lodged taking the current global visa processing times into account.
More information about visa processing times please see:


For this reason, we would advise that visa applications be lodged at least 8 to 10 weeks prior to a person’s intended date of travel.

Please note ICBMG is not authorized to assist with the VISA process beyond providing the Notification of Acceptance Letter and Invitation Letter (after registration) issued by the ICBMG Committee Board. The invitation letter will be issued after the successful registration.
Should your application be denied, ICBMG cannot change the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will ICBMG engage in discussion or correspondence with the MOFA or the Embassy on behalf of the applicant. The registration fee cannot be refunded when the VISA application of individual being denied.