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Visa Processing Update – A Snapshot from the MIA Conference

Oct 16, 2023 | AUS | 0 comments

Here’s a summary of the current visa processing landscape:

  1. Reduced Pending Applications: As of August 31, 2023, Australia had 581,000 visa applications awaiting processing, a 39% reduction from June 2022’s nearly 1 million.
  2. 8.27 Million Visas Finalised: In the year 2022-2023, Australia finalised 8.27 million visas, including 4.3 million visitor visas, 688,000 student visas, and 107,000 temporary skilled visa applications.
  3. Surge in New Applications: Between July 1, 2023, and September 30, 2023, over 2.2 million new visa applications were lodged, reflecting Australia’s enduring popularity as a destination.

While the conference provided insights into pending applications and finalised visas, data on the number of visas granted and refused was absent.