Protection, Refugee & Humanitarian Visas (Subclass 866/785/200/201/202/203/204/790)

Protection/Temporary Protection/Refugee & Humanitarian/Safe Haven Enterprise Visas Overview

Subclass 802/101/102/837/117

Apply in Australia
  • Subclass 866 Protection Visa (Onshore)
    • Subclass 866 Protection visa is a permanent visa to be granted to applicant who entered Australia on a valid visa and is seeking Australia’s protection because the applicant is a refugee or who will suffer significant harm, upon returning home country, which engage Australia’s other protection obligations.
    • Following are examples of significant harm:
      • a person will be arbitrarily deprived of his or her life; or
      • the death penalty will be carried out on a person; or
      • a person will be subjected to torture; or
      • a person will be subjected to cruel or inhuman treatment or punishment; or
      • a person will be subjected to degrading treatment or punishment.
    • Member of the same family unit of the applicant can be included in the visa application. All applicants has to be in Australia to apply.
    • Subclass 866 visa holder will be subject to Condition 8559 – Travel Restriction. This condition restricts visa holder travel to country from which protection was sought if without permission.
Apply in Australia
  • Subclass 785 Temporary Protection Visa (Onshore)
    • Subclass 785 Temporary Protection visa is a temporary visa, usually valid for 3 years, to be granted to applicant who entered Australia without a valid visa and is seeking Australia’s protection because the applicant is a refugee or who will suffer significant harm, upon returning home country, which engage Australia’s other protection obligations.
    • Following are examples of significant harm:
      • a person will be arbitrarily deprived of his or her life; or
      • the death penalty will be carried out on a person; or
      • a person will be subjected to torture; or
      • a person will be subjected to cruel or inhuman treatment or punishment; or
      • a person will be subjected to degrading treatment or punishment.
    • Member of the same family unit of the applicant can be included in the visa application. All applicants has to be in Australia to apply.
    • Subclass 785 visa holder will be subject to Condition 8570 – Travel Restriction. This condition restricts visa holder travel to country from which protection was sought if without permission.
Apply outside Australia
  • Subclass 200 Refugee Visa (Offshore)
  • Subclass 201 In-country Special Humanitarian Visa (Offshore)
  • Subclass 203 Emergency Rescue Visa (Offshore)
  • Subclass 204 Women At Risk (Offshore)
  • Visas in Refugee & Humanitarian category above are permanent visa to be granted to applicant who is subject to persecution in the applicant’s home country and in need of resettlement.
  • Member of the family unit of the applicant can be included in the visa application. All applicants has to be outside Australia to apply.
  • Subclass 202 Global Special Humanitarian Visa (Offshore)
  • Subclass 202 Global Special Humanitarian visa is a permanent visa to be granted to applicant who is subject to substantial discrimination, amounting to gross violation of human rights, in the applicant’s home country and is living outside the applicant’s home country.
  • Member of the family unit of the applicant can be included in the visa application. All applicants has to be outside Australia to apply and to be granted this Subclass 202 visa.
Apply in Australia
  • Subclass 790 Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (Onshore)
    • Subclass 790 Safe Haven Enterprise visa is a temporary visa, usually valid for 5 years, to be granted to applicant who illegally entered Australia, usually without a valid visa, and is seeking Australia’s protection because the applicant is a refugee or who will suffer significant harm, upon returning home country, which engage Australia’s other protection obligations. Subclass 785 Temporary Protection visa holder can also apply for this visa to stay longer in Australia.
    • Following are examples of significant harm:
      • a person will be arbitrarily deprived of his or her life; or
      • the death penalty will be carried out on a person; or
      • a person will be subjected to torture; or
      • a person will be subjected to cruel or inhuman treatment or punishment; or
      • a person will be subjected to degrading treatment or punishment.
    • Member of the same family unit of the applicant can be included in the visa application. All applicants has to be in Australia to apply.
    • Subclass 790 visa holder will be subject to Condition 8570 – Travel Restriction. This condition restricts visa holder travel to country from which protection was sought if without permission.

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