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Permanent Protection visa (subclass 866)

This Visa is for people who arrived in Australia on a valid visa and want to seek asylum.

It lets you stay in Australia permanently if you engage Australia’s protection obligations and meet all other requirements for the grant of the visa.

With this Visa, you can

  • Live, work, and study in Australia permanently

  • Sponsor eligible family members for permanent residence through the offshore Humanitarian Program

You must engage in Australia's Protection obligations (or be a member of the same family unit of someone who does)

  • You must have arrived in Australia on a valid visa and be immigration cleared on arrival.

  • Meet all other visa requirements including health, character, and security

  • You can't make a valid application for this visa if you are an unauthorized maritime arrival.

Australia's protection obligations

To engage in Australia's protection obligations you need to be a refugee.

Who is a Refugee?

A person might become a refugee after arriving in Australia. This could occur if there is a change of circumstances in their home country or a change in personal circumstances after they left that gives them a well-founded fear of persecution if they were to return.

A well-founded fear of persecution

The five reasons for a well-founded fear of persecution are:

  • Race

  • Religion

  • Nationality

  • Membership of a particular social group, or

  • Political opinion

You can't make a valid permanent protection visa application if you:

  • Have been refused a protection visa since your last arrival to Australia, or

  • Have had a protection visa canceled since your last arrival to Australia, or

  • Are a national of 2 or more countries, or

  • Have protection in a prescribed safe third country

To be eligible for subclass 866, Protection Visa, You Must Not have held any of these visas listed below:

  • Temporary Protection visa (subclass 785)

  • Temporary Safe Haven visa (subclass 449)

  • Temporary (Humanitarian Concern) visa (subclass 786), or

  • Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (subclass 790)

 

Temporary Protection Visa (subclass 785)

This visa is for people who arrived in Australia without a visa and want to seek asylum. It lets you stay in Australia temporarily if you engage Australia's protection obligations and meet all other requirements for the grant of the visa.
 

With this visa, you can

  • Live, work and study in Australia temporarily for 3 years

  • Access government services such as jobactive, Medicare, and Centrelink Services

  • Access short-term counseling for torture and trauma when required

  • Attend 510 hours English Language Classes for Free if you meet certain requirements

  • Travel overseas to countries other than your home country if you obtain a written approval

Including family members

Members of the same family unit may apply together on the same application. They must:

  • be in Australia at the time of application

  • be eligible to apply for this visa

Members of the same family unit are:

  • spouse or de facto partner of the family head

  • dependent child or step-child of the family head

  • dependent child or step-child of the family head’s partner

  • other dependent relatives of the family head

Why RACC?

  • RACC Education & Migration Services

  • 20 years of experience

  • We can help you with applying for all Visa and Courses

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  • Our Team speak multiple languages

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