Fast track your assessment

    Have your application assigned to an assessor within 20 working days.

    Why use Fast Track?

    Migration Skills Assessment (MSA) applications can take a long time to process. However, you can fast track your application to be assigned to an assessor within 20 working days.

    Simply select 'Fast Track' when completing your application online.

    Already have an existing MSA application that you want to fast track? Use our online form.

    Application service charter

    MSA pathways

    Applications claiming times: Fast Track 

    Applications claiming times: standard

    Competency Demonstration Report (CDR)

     20 working days 12 weeks

    Accredited Australian qualifications
    Washington Accord qualifications
    Sydney Accord qualifications
    Dublin Accord qualifications

     18 working days  8 weeks


    When considering our service charter, please be aware that:

    • exact waiting times can vary depending on the number of incoming applications
    • waiting times are based on the date of receipt of all required information. 

    Application status updates

    You will be sent an email when the status of your application changes.

    If you would like to know where your application sits in the queue, you can send a blank email to [email protected] 

    You will receive an automated reply that contains the submission date of the applications that we have reached for processing. 

    For example, if you contact us in October and receive a date in August, that means we have processed all applications submitted before that date and all those submitted after it are still to be processed. The time frame between the date you are sent and your application submission date should help provide an indication of where you sit in the queue.

    January 2022 

    We are currently experiencing a high volume of calls and emails. We kindly ask that you refrain from contacting us within the application time frames listed. You will receive an email letting you know when your application status has changed.