Originally Posted by TanyaMelbourne
Just shows unfair they wait times are and how slow some offices are!
Or how long it takes for the information to be checked from each countries government sources etc where required.
The Australian embassy cannot always be blamed for situations not in their control.
Some of the delays are caused by the applicants themselves, with incomplete or difficult applications.
I saw a recent one that took ages because the sponsor hadn't done their side of the application. Immigration were waiting for them to complete the application. Others, from the same country, who had frontloaded a good application were granted much faster.
Some recent 300 grants:
Philippines 2.5 months and 18.5 months.
South Africa 9.4 months and 18.3 months.
UK 6.2 months and 9.1 months.
USA 5.5 months and 11.1 months.
No one can be sure of the reasons for the differences, although we might be able to assume that some countries governments and security departments respond faster to any information requests from Australia.
Rearrange the above figures and see a different way of looking at it:
Philippines 2.5 months
USA 11.1 Months
There are many different reasons for the processing times.