I'm in Bali right now and applied for a tourist visa for Australia as my working holiday visa finished a few days ago. Following the application they asked me for an health assesment which I concluded two days ago. I haven't heard anything since and the problem is that i was supposed to fly out tonight. I assume that I have to stay a few more days in Bali now.

My questions is, was anyone ever in a similar situation and knows how long it will take for the visa to be processed? (I had stuff booked for my road trip in Australia that I might have to cancel..)

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Although I dislike being the bearer of bad news, the Department of Home Affairs website states:

[It can take several weeks to assess your health. We might ask you to have more health examinations depending on our assessment.

You might avoid delay by completing your health examinations before you apply for a visa through My Health Declarations (MHD).]1

Whilst you might be lucky and get a particularly quick assessment, my experience with passport and visas here suggest you may need to wait for a little while yet.

The process is explained here.

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