Temporary Protection visa – Australia Visa: How to apply and obtain, Procedure, Documents required?

What is a Temporary Protection visa?

This visa is intended for travelers who entered Australia without a visa and wish to apply for asylum. If you accept Australia’s protection commitments and satisfy all other criteria for obtaining the visa, it allows you to temporarily reside in Australia.


You might be eligible for this visa if you:

  • arrived in Australia illegally
  • lodge a valid application
  • are assessed as engaging Australia’s protection obligations
  • meet other requirements, such as health, security, and character checks.
  • It’s possible that your application will need to be accompanied by documentation proving your identification, citizenship, or nationality. You must cooperate and offer this documentation so that identity checks can be conducted.
  • We shall determine as part of the application process whether you satisfy Australia’s security standards for the issuance of a Temporary Protection visa.
  • You must adhere to certain moral standards.
  • Sign the declaration of Australian values.
  • For Further details check here.

How long you can stay?

  • If we grant you this visa, you may submit an application for a new Temporary Protection visa (TPV) or a Safe Haven Enterprise visa (SHEV) before your existing TPV expires if you still require Australia’s protection and do not have any applicable restrictions.

What is the cost?

  • It cost approximately AUD40.

What is the processing time?

  • Due to its complexity, this process will take some time. For further details check here.

Procedure to apply

Apply online

  • Create an ImmiAccount or you can log in
  • Attach all the documents.
  • Pay the transaction fee
  • Make a note of the reference number.

Apply by form

  • Complete the form.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Send your application form, along with any supporting documentation, to:

Protection Visas
Department of Home Affairs
GPO Box 9984

  • Applications sent via postal mail to any other address are void.

Documents Required

  • Personal Identifiers e.g. photographs and fingerprints
  • All necessary forms of identification, such as passports, travel documents, ID cards, birth certificates, and marriage certificates, should be certified copies or translations. Information regarding the certification can be found below.
  • Include any documents that support your claims



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