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Visa support Ukrainians

The Department of Home Affairs is supporting Australia's response to the escalating crisis in Ukraine.

The Department of Home Affairs is progressing outstanding visa applications (approximately 430) from Ukrainian nationals as a priority, with a fast track processing across all visa categories.​​

Information for Ukrainian nationals who accepted the offer of temporary humanitarian stay before 31 July 2022​

​​Issuing a ​subcl​​ass 449 visa

Since 23 February 2022 the department has granted nearly 9,000 visas to Ukrainian nationals in Ukraine and hundreds more to Ukrainian nationals elsewhere. As at 31 July 2022, nearly 4,400 of these visa holders have since arrived in Australia. 

For individuals who have completed the form accepting the offer for temporary stay from the Australian Government, the Department of Home Affairs will complete security checks for each person.

Ukranians in Australia who accepted the form and applied for 449 Visa

Once completed, the subclass 449 visa will be granted. While the 449 visa will be granted for a 6-month period, the Department intends to transition Ukrainian nationals to a subclass 786 visa as soon as possible, pending health checks, where required.​​

Note: You must be granted a Humanitarian Stay (Temporary) (subclass 449) visa before you can be granted a Temporary (Humanitarian Concern) (subclass 786).

The Department of Home Affairs will notify you of the visa grant via email. Check your email account regularly.

Ukrainian nationals on subclass 449 visas have full work rights and are eligible to receive Special Benefit payments.

Ukranians in Australia who did not accept the form and applied for 449 Visa

The Australian Government acknowledges that there will be some Ukrainian nationals who were unable to accept the offer of a temporary humanitarian stay, which ended on 31 July 2022.

Ukrainians and their families who are in Australia and wish to extend their stay can also access normal visa pathways, including the skilled, family, student and visitor visa programs. If a ‘no further stay’ condition (8503, 8534, 8535 or 8540) applies to a Ukrainian’s current visa, they can apply to have that condition waived by completing a no Further Stay waiver request.

Ukrainian nationals who have arrived on a temporary visa and are unable to access normal visa pathways or cannot return to Ukraine, may apply for a Bridging visa E (subclass 050) or a Protection visa (subclass 866).

Learn more on Protection Visa:

Ukranian nationals who want come to Australia

The department encourages Ukrainian nationals that want to come to Australia to explore their visa options. You may have options such as Tourist Visa, Student Visa, Business visa etc.



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