New priority processing terms for Vetasess applications

Effective from July 31, the Priority Processing service will be updated: applicants with a genuine urgent need for skill assessment will be granted priority allocation for processing their applications.

Let me remind you, the Priority Processing for skill assessments already had certain conditions before, for example, only 55 places are available daily, including weekends, priority processing applications are assessed in 10 business days and then outcome letter will be available within 48 hours. By the way this priority service is applicable to General and Professional occupations.

Please pay attention to urgent reasons for an applicant to apply for Priority Processing of Vetassess: 

  • applicants have received an invitation from the Department of Home Affairs or an Australian state or territory government, which has an expiry date   
  • their visa expires within eight weeks and they are unable to obtain another visa 
  • applicants are turning 33, 40 or 45 within eight weeks 
  • their English test result (IELTS or PTE) expires within eight weeks 
  • applicant’s partners Skills Assessment or English test result expires within eight weeks. 

Applicants without an urgent need can still apply for Priority Processing. Once places are allocated to those with an urgent need, any remaining slots will be offered to other applicants in the queue on a first-come-first-served basis. 

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