186 visa processing time July 2015

186 visa processing time july 2015 counting daysAccording to official information provided by the department of immigration average 186 visa processing time is 6 months from the time of lodgement. They do estimate that 75% applications are processed within this timeframe, so it is very likely case officer for an 186 visa application lodged in July 2015 should have already been allocated, your visa processed and you should have received a decision or request for additional information.

 You should note that times may vary depending on a range of factors which could impact a duration of 186 visa processing time. It is imperative to lodge application which is “decision ready” – make sure all the relevant documents are attached to ENS application and do your health examination ahead of time if possible. Remember also about police certificates – for some you may wait quite a long time – USA is famous in this matter for delays.

ENS is 2 stage application – Nomination and then actual visa application. You can lodge both together, but if you have any doubts if your employer fulfilled his 457 visa sponsor obligation it might be a good idea to lodge nomination first, and then once a nomination is approved lodge 186 visa application. It will delay the whole process, but in case nomination would not have been approved you will not waste a few thousand dollars paid for visa application.

In reality, there are situations where department officer granted an ENS (186 visa) within a couple of weeks from the time of lodgement. It all depends on their workload and if your application is “decision ready”.

Please, do not hesitate to contact us or book a consutation should you have any questions in relation to 186 visa processing time.

Feel free to share your thoughts or ask a question in comments below.

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20 thoughts on “186 visa processing time July 2015

  • 27 April 2016 at 23:45

    I am on 457 visa and next month it will be 24 months with same employer. However during those period I was away for 3 months and taken unpaid leave. I have not given or submitted any electrical application to my employer just the hand written and verbally.
    Do the DIBP ask for electrical unpaid leave application , will it create any issue at the time of 186 visa application?

  • 2 June 2016 at 22:26

    It is up to visa applicant and sponsor to provide with all the relevant information. For the department it does not really matter if it has been submitted in electronic form, written or verbally. What matters is if you have actually taken a leave over 90 day period of time within last 2 years before lodging an application for 186 visa. They will determine that upon the documents provided.

  • 26 July 2016 at 17:04

    Hi my186 visa. Nomination approved 20th July 2016 any time estimate about my final reasult

  • 28 July 2016 at 20:28

    hi Karol,
    I have lodged my186 application on 18th sep 2015, my CO asked for more Document on 21 march 2016 ,I have submitted all buy still I am waiting for my visa. My MA also don’t understand why is it taking long ,he follow up with DIBS but getting same reply that its under process.
    I am so frustrated that i don’t know what to do?
    i have seen many people have done wrong things and they got their visa. My company is very genuine. I am working genuinely there as a welder for past 3 and half years still don’t know why is there delay in my case?
    if you have any suggestion please help me,


  • 31 July 2016 at 10:41

    I have submitted my visa application for 189 category on 9 mar 2016.
    skill select showing status as “Lodged” and immi account shows status as “Application recieved”.I have also paid visa fees.
    I have uploaded all documents except Character certificate (Police clearance certificate) and Health certificate is also submitted to DIBP.
    My query is when Case officer will get assigned or Do I need to do anything more from side after documents upload to notify them?

  • 14 August 2016 at 05:54

    Hi. I am Raman from Melbourne . I applied 186 nomination 10th of October 2015 which is already approved before two months. I applied 186 visa last week of November 2015 so still I am waiting for my visa. CO required some documents after nomination approved! So I submit these all documents to next day. Please can u let me know how long Immi will take more? Any idea pls? These days 186 visa process gonna very slow! Please reply me I will wait for your reply!

  • 18 August 2016 at 12:36

    Hi pls let me know which months files are open 186 visa , we apply dev 2015 but I didn’t get any respons thanks

  • 6 September 2016 at 20:30

    I’m intending to apply 186 ENS in end of January 2017. My employer wants me to get results as soon as possible. What are the ways I can get results soon once lodged 186 ?

  • 20 October 2016 at 12:29

    My ENS 186 visa application was assigned a case officer on June 15, 2016. I was asked to submit further documents which I submitted immediately. But I have not listened anything regarding my visa application even after 4 months. Isn’t it strange? Whenever I called them, they told me that the my applications has gone out for offshore character check. Should it take that much of time for character check?
    I have provided them with police certificates of all the countries where I lived.
    Can you please guide me in this regard.

  • 9 November 2016 at 00:16

    Hi sir how are you ? I am working on 457 more than 2 years as restaurant manager . I want to apply 186 visa . There is some problem that company’s 2015 -16 lost profit statement shows $50000 loss because we shift in new restaurant (same ABN AND NAME) . But this quarter sale is about $190000(july-Sep 2016). So how much effect of that loss on my 186 nomination . Thanks sir

  • 28 December 2016 at 13:35

    In general – Department of Immigration is not interested in gain or loss. For 186 temporary transition stream, you’d have to provide with information how much company has spend for a training of their Australian citizens and PR’s.

  • 28 December 2016 at 13:40

    I’d need to see the correspondence with department and the application as lodged to make a judgement.

  • 28 December 2016 at 14:01

    What kind of results? English test? You’d have to submit proof of your english at the time of visa application.

  • 28 December 2016 at 14:06

    If you didn’t get response within 6 months send them an email.

  • 28 December 2016 at 14:07

    Did you do all the medicals?

  • 28 December 2016 at 14:12

    Any reason why you didn’t submit police clearance?

  • 28 December 2016 at 14:16

    Has your employer’s nomination been approved?
    Very often problem is not with a visa application but with nomination.

  • 28 December 2016 at 14:17

    Has your visa application been lodged as well?
    Did you do all the medicals?

  • 27 January 2017 at 14:47

    Hi my name azi i did i apply for 186 visa in the end of july 2016 but till this time I haven’t get any response from the Immi dep what should i do ? Do i need to contact Immi dep or just simply wait ?


  • 29 January 2017 at 10:25

    Currently it takes them about 7 months to have a look at your case. Contact DIBP if you will not hear from them by the end of February.

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