The 457 visa system has been changed as of 19 April 2017, CEL Consulting has received the most up-to-date 457 agent newsletter from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, click the button below and read the newsletter :
We have recently moved to a global allocation model for processing cases.
Please note allocation time and processing time can be different. When a case is allocated, it is assessed on that day. If the application is “assessment-ready” and no other processing is required, the application will normally be finalised on the allocation day. If the application is NOT “assessment-ready” and more information is needed to finalise it, the processing time will be longer.
PROCESSING TIMES FOR APPLICATION PROCESSING TASKS
The following table provides individual processing times for the different elements associated with finalising 457 applications.