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March 2012 quarterly visitor visa statistics now available

The Visitor Visa Program Quarterly Report for the period ending 31 March 2012 is now available at: www.immi.gov.au/media/statistics/visitor.htm.

For the nine visitor visa subclasses, the report provides information on applications, grants, arrivals and processing times. Highlights from the report include: 

  • Tourism Visitor visa application lodgements fell by 0.6 per cent in 2011-12 to 31 March compared to the same period in  2010-11 (down from 2 540 382 to 2 526 231).  However, lodgements by Chinese citizens continued to grow (up 28.2 per cent to 260 450).
  • There were 358 815 Business Visitor visa applications lodged in 2011-12 to 31 March.  This was a three per cent increase compared to the same period in 2010-11 (348 371).  It can be partially attributed to an increase in applications from the United States of America (up 8.6 per cent to 52 058).
  • There were 115 016 Tourist (subclass 676) visas granted under the Approved Destination Status (ADS) scheme in 2011-12 to 31 March.  This was a 29.4 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2010-11 (88 893).
  • On 31 March 2012, there were 219 672 Visitor visa holders inAustralia. 

 The quarterly report for the period ending 30 June 2012 is expected to be published in late July 2012.

Comments (1)

Thanks for this post
Just a question that when will DIAC update the new Migration Agent Activity Reports and Statistics? It hasn't been updated for nearly ten months.