This visa is intended for those who entered Australia with a valid visa and wish to apply for asylum. Accepting Australia’s protection commitments and complying with all other standards allows you to stay in Australia indefinitely.
Feature of Protection visa
live, work and study in Australia permanently
access government services such as Medicare and Centrelink services.
through the offshore humanitarian program, sponsor qualifying family members for permanent residence.
travel to and from Australia for 5 years
if eligible you can become an Australian citizen.
attend English language classes for free if you are eligible
What is the eligibility?
You must have been granted entry into Australia with a valid visa upon arrival. If you arrive by boat without authorization, you cannot submit a legitimate application for this visa.
Be a refugee or meet Australia’s additional protection standards.
We can ask you to submit documentation with your application as proof of your identification, citizenship, or nationality. You must cooperate and offer this documentation so that identity checks can be conducted.
not be prohibited from submitting an application for a permanent protection visa.
You must not hold or ever held any of the visas: Temporary Protection visa (subclass 785)
Temporary Safe Haven visa (subclass 449), Temporary (Humanitarian Concern) visa (subclass 786), or Safe Haven Enterprise visa (subclass 790).
We will determine as part of the application process whether you meet Australia’s security standards for issuing a protection visa.
Health tests are required of you. Your health as well as the community’s health in Australia will be safeguarded by this.
Procedure to apply
Verify your eligibility. If you need assistance, you can ask someone to prepare and submit your application on your behalf.
You can submit a paper application for a Protection visa if you are unable to do so electronically using ImmiAccount. You must still make an electronic payment for this visa through ImmiAccount’s “My Payments” section.
It is a long-term visa. It permits indefinite residence in Australia.
What is the processing time?
We aim to finalize protection visa applications as quickly as possible. This is a very complex process and will take some time. You can assist us in finalizing your application by responding to any requests from us within the specified timeframes.