Refugee and Humanitarian

Protection visa

subclass 866
ABOUT
  • This visa is for people who are in Australia and want to apply for protection. It lets you stay in Australia permanently if you arrived on a valid visa, engage Australia’s protection obligations and meet all other requirements
  • Can live, work and study in Australia permanently
  • Can sponsor eligible family members for permanent residence through the offshore Humanitarian Program
  • Can include member of the same family unit on the same application
    They must be:
    1. Be in Australia at the time of application
    2. Be eligible to apply for the visa
STAY
  • Permanently
  • Can travel to and from Australia for 5 years After 5 years you will need a Resident Return (RRV) visa (subclass 155) or (subclass 157) to re-enter Australia
  • If you want to travel outside Australia, after the visa grant, you should first contact any Australian Passport Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to apply for a travel document (Using the passport or travel document issued to you by your country of nationality is not recommended)
ELIGIBILITY
  • You, or a member of your same family unit, must engage Australia’s protection obligations
  • Have arrived legally in Australia on a valid visa
  • Meet all other visa requirements including health, character and security
  • May require documents as evidence of your identity, nationality or citizenship with your application
  • Not be barred from lodging a permanent protection visa application
  • Not have held any of the visas listed:
    1. Temporary protection visa (subclass 785)
    2. Temporary safe haven visa (subclass 449)
    3. Temporary (Human Concern) visa (subclass 786), or
    4. Safe Haven Enterprise visa (subclass 790)

Temporary Protection visa

subclass 785
ABOUT
  • This visa is for people who arrived in Australia without a valid visa, and want to apply for protection
  • It lets you stay in Australia temporarily if you engage Australia's protection obligations and meet all other requirements for the visa
  • Can work and study
  • Can include member of the same family unit on the same application They must be:
    1. Be in Australia at the time of application
    2. Be eligible to apply for the visa
STAY
  • 3 years
  • Can travel overseas to countries other than your home country if you obtain written approval to travel due to compassionate or compelling circumstances
ELIGIBILITY
  • You, or a member of your same family unit, must engage Australia's protection obligations
  • Meet all other visa requirements, such as health, character, identity and security
  • Not be able to apply for a permanent protection visa (subclass 866)
  • Be a refugee or satisfy Australia’s complementary protection criteria
  • Not be barred from lodging a temporary protection visa application

Safe Haven Enterprise visa

subclass 790
ABOUT
  • This visa is for people who arrived in Australia illegally and want to apply for protection
  • It lets you stay in Australia temporarily if you engage Australia's protection obligations and meet all other requirements for the visa
  • Can work and study
  • Can include member of the same family unit on the same application They must be:
    1. Be in Australia at the time of application
    2. Be eligible to apply for the visa
STAY
  • For 5 years
  • Can travel overseas to countries other than your home country if you obtain written approval to travel due to compassionate or compelling circumstances
ELIGIBILITY
  • Must engage Australia’s protection obligations
  • You, and all members of your same family unit included in your application, must meet all other visa requirements, such as health, character, identity and security
  • Not be able to apply for a Permanent Protection visa (subclass 866)
  • Be a refugee or satisfy Australia’s complementary protection criteria
  • Not be barred from lodging a SHEV application
  • Sign a declaration on the application form that you intend to work or study in regional Australia

Refugee visa

subclass 200, 201, 203, 204
ABOUT
  • With these visas you can move to Australia if you are subject to persecution in your home country
  • These visas allow you and your family to live, work and study indefinitely in Australia
  • Can propose family members for permanent residence
  • Can also add certain family members to your application at any time before we decide on your application
  • Usually this visa is granted to people referred by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for resettlement in Australia
  • There are four visa subclasses included in the Refugee category of the Humanitarian Program.
    They are:
    1. Refugee (subclass 200)
    2. In-country Special Humanitarian (subclass 201)
    3. Emergency Rescue (subclass 203)
    4. Woman at Risk (subclass 204)
STAY
  • Permanently
  • Can travel to and from Australia for 5 years
    After 5 years you will need a Resident Return (RRV) visa (subclass 155) or (subclass 157) to re-enter Australia
ELIGIBILITY
  • Must be facing persecution in your home country
  • Be outside Australia, you can’t apply for this visa in Australia
  • Must enter Australia by the date on your visa
  • You and your family members must obey all Australian laws

Global Special Humanitarian visa

subclass 202
ABOUT
  • With this visa you can move to Australia if you face substantial discrimination or human rights abuses, and have a proposer, and stay in Australia permanently with your immediate family
  • Can propose family members for permanent residence
  • Can include family in your application when you apply
STAY
  • Permanently
  • Can travel to and from Australia for 5 years
    After 5 years you will need a Resident Return (RRV) visa (subclass 155) or (subclass 157) to re-enter Australia
ELIGIBILITY
  • Must be living outside Australia
  • Be subject to substantial discrimination in your home country
  • You must have a proposer
  • Enter Australia by the date on your visa
  • You and your family members must obey all Australian laws

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