I looked up the Migri website and found that information from bulletins:
I also checked the processing time estimate for first student RP on Migri website and it says:Applications for a first residence permit
On 5 June 2020, there are approximately 268 pending applications for a first residence permit for studies.
Applications arrived on 2 June 2020 are currently waiting to be processed.
To date, 787 applications for a first residence permit for studies have been decided since 1 January 2020.
I have some questions related to these two Migri statements to better understand Migri processing times:There are 1458 applications in the queue. The number of applications in the queue includes all applications that have the same grounds as your application.
1. What does it mean -- "pending application"? Are these applications that have been submitted, but applicants haven't identified themselves at the embassy? Or are these applications that haven't moved to the "In progress" stage?
2. What does it mean -- "Applications arrived on 2 June 2020 are currently waiting to be processed"? Are applications from 2nd of June in the end or at the beginning of the queue? I observed that this date moves by one-two weeks on average every week (when Migri publish the student RP queue data every Friday).
3. The time estimate section on the Migri website says there are much more applications compared to their student RP queue bulletin, even if we sum up first RP and extended RP applications. Am I missing something?
Thank you all in advance for answers.