2.4 Assessment outcome

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You will receive notification of the outcome of your MSA application by email following the assessment and verification process.

If your assessment is successful, the outcome letter can be presented to Home Affairs as part of your visa application.

If your assessment is unsuccessful, the outcome letter will provide you with the reasons for the outcome and information regarding the review process (see Section 2.6).

MSA applications are generally finalised within 120 days from your online submission. Processing time may vary and are dependent on the volume of applications received and the complexity of the verification processes. In some cases, the processing time is extended due to the time taken by external sources to respond to our request for verification.

Applicants are requested to allow sufficient time for assessment as visa deadlines are not a reason for expedition of an application.

A news item will be published on the TRA website if there is an increase to estimated timeframes.